Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mar 18, 2017 - KV - 1957



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Date:  March 18, 2017
Host:  Kim Vaughan
Feature:  1957




Birthday Calendar


Mar 12 – James Taylor – age 69

Mar 13 – Neil Sedaka – age 78

Mar 14 – Quincy Jones – age 84

Mar 15 – Mike Love (Beach Boys) – age 76
            – Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart) – age 74

Mar 16 – Jerry Jeff Walker (born Ronald Clyde Crosby) – age 75

Mar 17 – Nat “King” Cole – born in 1919
            – John Sebastian (Lovin’ Spoonful) – age 73
            – Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane) – born in 1941

Mar 18 – Wilson Pickett – born in 1941
            – Charley Pride – age 83



And the news came in tonight that Chuck Berry passed away at the age of 90.  We celebrate his life, and the music he gave to the world.




Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia


How many versions of The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) were on this week’s Top 100 in 1957? 

(scroll down to find the answer below the playlist)





Playlist


[songs in bold are from the spotlight date of 3-18-57; yellow song titles are YouTube links; songs with * were requests; all chart information comes from the Billboard Top 100 (for chart dates before/during July 1958) or Billboard Hot 100 (for chart dates during/after Aug 1958) unless otherwise noted]



6-7pm  



OPENING THEME:  Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll – Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys (1969, #29, produced by Jimi Hendrix)


Rock-A-Billy – Guy Mitchell (peaked at #10, debuted in April 1957)

Teen-Age Crush – Tommy Sands (#3 this week on Billboard’s Top 100)

Round And Round – Perry Como (#8 this week)

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 * I’m Walkin’ – Fats Domino (#13 this week)

A Rose And A Baby Ruth – George Hamilton IV (tied for #100 this week, after having peaked at #6 in Dec 1956)

Young Love Tab Hunter (#1 this week)

Banana Boat Song – Fontane Sisters (#50 this week; one of several calypso songs on this week’s Top 100, including several versions of this song)

Jamaica Farewell – Harry Belafonte (#52 this week)

Let’s Go Calypso – Rusty Draper (#65 this week)

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Calypso Melody – David Rose & His Orchestra (#76 this week)

Marianne – Terry Gilkyson & the Easy Riders (#7 this week)

She’s Walking Away [45 Corner] – Dickey Lee (1964, b-side of Big Brother, which *almost* made it onto the Hot 100)

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Wonderful! Wonderful! – Johnny Mathis (#70 this week, a few weeks after its peak at #14.  This was his first Top 100 hit.)

 * Walkin' After Midnight Patsy Cline (#20 this week)

Little Darlin’ – The Diamonds (#22 this week)




7-8pm



Carolina In My Mind – James Taylor (peaked at #67 in 1970 and had bubbled under at #118 the previous year)

Sunny – Neil Sedaka (1964, #86)

Sea Of Love – Phil Phillips (1959, #2 for two weeks)

You Don’t Own Me – Lesley Gore (1963, spent three weeks at #2 in early 1964.  Produced by Quincy Jones, who “discovered” her and produced all four of her Top Ten singles)

Fun Fun Fun – Beach Boys (1964, #5.  Mike Love co-wrote the song and sang lead on it.)

Hot Fun In The Summertime – Sly & the Family Stone (1969, #2 for two weeks)

Mr. Bojangles – Jerry Jeff Walker (1968, #77.  The cover version by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band a couple of years later would make it up to #9.  Walker, born and raised in Oneonta NY with the name Ronald Clyde Crosby, was a co-founder of the band Circus Maximus.  He later moved to Texas and had several songs that made it onto the Country chart.)

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Send For Me – Nat King Cole (debuted in June 1957, peaked at #6 on the Top 100 and spent two weeks at #1 on the R&B chart)

She's Still A Mystery Lovin’ Spoonful (1967, #27)

Volunteers – Jefferson Airplane (1969, #65, cowritten by Paul Kantner and Marty Balin)

Funky Broadway – Wilson Pickett (1967, #8)

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Kiss An Angel Good Morning – Charley Pride (1971, peaked at #21 in early 1972, and was #1 on the Country chart)

 * Maybellene – Chuck Berry (1955, #5, his first hit)

 * My Ding-A-Ling Chuck Berry (1972, #1 for two weeks.  It was his 26th entry on the Hot 100, and his only #1 on that chart (he had several R&B #1s).  This song was recorded in Coventry, England, and was one of the few hits he *didn’t* write.)

 * Rock And Roll Music (demo version) – Chuck Berry (1957, the single version would make it to #8.)



8-9pm




Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) – Edison Lighthouse (1970, #5)

Hold What You’ve Got – Joe Tex (1964, peaked at #5 early the next year; his first of 28 songs to chart on the Hot 100)

It Don’t Matter To Me – Bread (1970, #10)

 * Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry (1959, #8)

Born To Be With You – Dave Edmunds (1973)

Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra (1978, #35)

 * No Particular Place To Go – Chuck Berry (1964, #10)

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 * Chuck’s Beat – Chuck Berry (1964, with Bo Diddley.  A non-charting single, and a track from the album Two Great Guitars.)

 * Hit The Road Jack Ray Charles (1961, #1 for two weeks)

 * Come Go With Me – Del-Vikings (#24 this week, peaked at #4)

 * For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her – Simon & Garfunkel (1972, #53)

 * Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry (1956, #29)



CLOSING THEME:  Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (1959, #1 for two weeks)






Trivia Answer


There were 5 versions of The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) on this week’s Top 100.  They were by Harry Belafonte, The Tarriers, The Fontane Sisters, Steve Lawrence, and Sarah Vaughan.  A few weeks later, a comedy version by Stan Freberg would enter the chart as well.

Congratulations to Frank from Ithaca, for correctly answering the question and winning a prize package consisting of a free large one-topping pizza from Papa John’s, PLUS a free pass-for-2 to Cornell Cinema!








Host Next Week (Mar 25):  John Rudan with a spotlight on 1972





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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March 11, 2017 - JH - Songs with states

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Date:  March 11, 2017
Host:  Jan Hunsinger
Feature: Songs with states

  
                                                                                                                                                                     
Birthday Calendar

March 5:
Murray Head - 71
Eddy Grant - 69
Andy Gibb - 1958

March 6: 
Mary Wilson (The Supremes) - 73
Hugh Grundy (Zombies drummer) - 72
Kiki Dee (born Pauline Matthews) - 70

March 7:
Chris White (Zombies bassist) - 74
Matthew Fisher (Procul Harum keyboardist) -  71

March 8:
Mickey Dolenz (George Michael Dolenz - The Monkees) - 72
Carole Bayer Sager (songwriter) - 70
Randy Meisner (The Eagles/Poco) - 71
Little Peggy March (Margaret Battavio) - 69 

March 9:
Lloyd Price - 84
Mark Lindsay - 75
Robin Trower (Procul Harum guitarist) - 72
Jimmie Fadden (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) - 69

March 10:
Kenneth Burns (Homer & Jethro) - 1920
Dean Torrence (Jan & Dean) - 77

March 11:
Ric Rothwell (Mindbenders drummer) - 73
Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge lead singer, keyboardist, composer, arranger) - 70

Playlist


[songs with * were requests; all chart information comes from the Billboard Top 100 (for chart dates before/during July 1958) or Billboard Hot 100 (for chart dates during/after Aug 1958) unless otherwise noted]



6-7pm


OPENING THEME:  Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll – Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys (1969, #29, produced by Jimi Hendrix)


Massachusetts - The Bee Gees (#11 - 1967: written by all three of the brothers, the song became a staple for Robin to sing; the song was originally meant for the Seekers but when they missed connections the brothers recorded it themselves.)

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Arizona - Mark Lindsay (#10 - 1969: Hit song for the former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders)



Minnesota - Northern Light (#88 - 1975: barely cracked the Hot 100 but you heard it here on Rockin' Remnants)
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Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (#14 - 1970: written by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State shootings in May of 1970)
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Kentucky Means Paradise - The Green River Boys featuring Glen Campbell (#114 - 1962: this song comes from a 3 CD set called "Bubbling Under" that KV told me about) 

Bowling Green - Everly Brothers (#40 - 1967: the last Top 40 song for the brothers, which was co-written by their bass player, and reached #1 in Canada) 
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Kentucky Rain - Elvis Presley (#16 - 1970:  co-written by Eddie Rabbitt and featured Ronnie Milsap on piano)

Kentucky Woman - Neil Diamond (#22 - 1967: Neil's last hit on Bang Records, Deep Purple had a top 40 chart the very next year)

  
 Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page (#1 - 1950: song was #1 for 13 weeks)

North to Alaska - Johnny Horton (#4 - 1960: title song from John Wayne movie; Horton died at the age of 35 in a car accident shortly after the song was released)
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Indiana Wants Me - R. Dean Taylor (#5 - 1970: Taylor was out of Canada and he wrote the song that was a one-hit wonder for him here in the States)

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The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia - Vicki Lawrence (#1 - 1973: song hit #1 for the co-star of 'The Carol Burnett Show' and sold 2 million copies; it was written by Lawrence's then-husband Bobby Russell, who had a hit with "Saturday Morning Confusion")  
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Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (#1 - 1960: originally recorded in 1930 with music by Hoagy Carmichael; became the state song of Georgia in 1979)

Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & the Pips (#1 - 1973: straight out of Atlanta)

7 - 8 pm

Superstar - Murray Head (#14 - 1971: from the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber; we heard the original 45 rpm)
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Baby Come Back - the Equals (#32 - 1968: The Equals were one of the first integrated bands in the UK; Eddie Grant would later have a solo hit with "Electric Avenue") 

I Just Want to Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb (#8 - 1977: Gibb, who struggled with drug addiction and depression, died just 5 days after his 30th birthday) 

She's Not There - the Zombies (#2 - 1964: Hugh Grundy providing the drumming)
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Floy Joy - The Supremes (#16 - 1972: Mary Wilson took lead vocals on this post - Dianna Ross hit) 

Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Kiki Dee & Elton John (#1 - 1976:  Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote this song under pseudonyms "Ann Orson" and "Carte Blanche")
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I Love You - the Zombies (1965 - written by Chris White, the song was a hit for the group 'People' in 1968; this is the Zombies version)  

Whiter Shade of Pale - Procul Harum (#5 - 1967: sold over 10 million copies world wide and was a big hit in the Summer of Love; made #57 on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Songs of All Time; co-written by Matthew Fisher and a Birthday Calendar two-fer with Robin Trower)

Groovy King of Love - The Mindbenders (#2 - 1966:  another Birthday Calendar two-fer; written by Carol Bayer Sager [aka Mrs. Burt Bacharach] and featuring drummer Ric Rothwell)
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Goin' Down - The Monkees (#104 - 1967: the flip side of #1 hit Daydream Believer and the song allowed Mickey Dolenz to show off his vocal chops)

I'm a Believer - The Monkees (#1 - 1966: written by Neil Diamond and spent 7 weeks at #1)
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Take It To the Limit - the Eagles (#4 - 1975: co-written by Randy Meisner) 

I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March - #1 - 1963: still holds the record for youngest female artist with a #1 hit - 15 years old!) 

Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price  (#1 - 1958: song is based on an 1895 murder in St. Louis and was originally published in 1911)  

Miss America - Mark Lindsay (#44 - 1970: allegorical tune about our nation; we heard the mono version of a radio promo 45 rpm)
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Buy for Me the Rain - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (#45 - 1967: Jimmie Fadden has been with the group since its inception)

Battle of Kookamonga - Homer & Jethro (#14 - 1959: a parody of "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton, another Birthday Calendar connection)

Tennessee - Jan & Dean (#69 - 1962: a Birthday Calendar tune that fits our feature of state songs)
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You Keep Me Hanging On - Vanilla Fudge (#6 - 1967: Vanilla Fudge still touring!) 

*California Dreaming - Mamas & Papas (#4 - 1966: written by John & Michelle Phillips and #89 on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Songs of All Time)
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California Girls - Beach Boys (#3 - 1965: captures the California sound of the 1960s; #72 on Rolling Stones 500 greatest Songs of All Time)

California Soul - The 5th Dimension (#25 - 1969:  song written by Ashford & Simpson wraps up a set of California tunes - there were many to choose from)

*Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley (1961 - title track of LP and movie of same name; LP sold over 3 milion copies and spent 20 weeks at #1)
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Hawaii Tattoo - The Waikikis (#33 - 1965: The Waikikis were a Belgian studio group)

Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver (#2 - 1971: Denver is backed by fellow songwriters Bill & Taffy Danoff who went on to be the Starland Vocal Band; considered Denver's signature song)
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Wild Montana Skies - John Denver w/ Emmylou Harris (#113 - 1983: John Denver double shot)

Mississippi Queen - Mountain (#21 - 1970: complete with cowbell intro)
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California Earthquake - Cass Elliott (#67 - 1968: from her solo LP after the break-up of the Mamas & Papas)

Carolina in the Pines - Michael Murphey (#21 - 1975: from 'Blue Sky Night Thunder', the same LP that gave us 'Wildfire')  

  
CLOSING THEME:  Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (1959, #1 for two weeks)






Host Next Week (March 18):  Kim Vaughan





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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Mar 4, 2017 - JS - 1959



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Date:  March 4, 2017
Host:  John Simon
Feature:  1959 PLUS a Spotlight on Music from the Motor City (and none of it Motown!)





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Birthday Calendar


February 26 Fats Domino – age 89
            Mitch Ryderage 72
            Evie Sandsage 70

February 28Brian Jones (Rolling Stones) – born in 1942
           

March 1Roger Daltrey (The Who) – age 73
            Mike D'Abo (Manfred Mann) – age 73
           
March 2George Benson – age 74
            Karen Carpenter – born in 1950


March 4Bobby Womackborn in 1944
            Mary Wilson (Supremes) – age 73








Playlist


[songs in bold are from the spotlight date of DATE; yellow song titles are YouTube links; songs with * were requests; all chart information comes from the Billboard Top 100 (for chart dates before/during July 1958) or Billboard Hot 100 (for chart dates during/after Aug 1958) unless otherwise noted]





6-7pm 



OPENING THEME:  Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll – Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys (1969, #29, produced by Jimi Hendrix)

Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price (fourth and final week at #1 on both Pop & R&B)
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Venus - Frankie Avalon (headed to #1 for a five week run for the Philadelphia teen sensation)

I Cried a Tear - LaVern Baker (peaking on thius date at #6 Pop, but it would spend five weeks at #2 on the R&B chart)

Lonely Teardrops - Jackie Wilson (down to #14 after a peak at #7 Pop  -  and seven weeks at #1 R&B!)

Please Mr. Sun - Tommy Edwards (at #39, headed to #11 Pop - the flip side was The Other Side Of The Mountain, which also charted and was later covered by Donny & Marie Osmond. Tonight we hear the mono MGM 45.)
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Spotlight On The Motor City: Music from Detroit!

(Just Like) Romeo & Juliet - The Reflections (4/64; #6 - this, like many Detroit records, featured the uncredited playing of a bunch of Motown Records' "Funk Brothers.")

Cool Jerk - The Capitols (4/66; #7 Pop, #2 R&B - a rollicking dance number that reached #1 in several urban centers, including Detroit and Philly.)

45 Corner:   Ramblin' Gamblin' Man - Bob Seger System (12/68; #17- Bob Seger was a staple of '70s and '80s radio, but he got his start as a tough-rockin' bar-band player. He still refuses to release these early singles on CD. Here's the punchy mono 45 on the Capitol label..)
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S.O.S. (Stop Her on Sight) - Edwin Starr (12/66; #48 - on the small Ric-Tic label, this was one of the main reasons that Berry Gordy bought the label: so that he could add Edwin Starr to his roster, and so that the Funk Brothers would stop "moonlighting" for competing labels.)

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Everlasting Love - Carl Carlton (9/74; #6 - Carl's first hits were recorded when he was a young Detroit teen, and he was presented as an alternative to "Little" Stevie Wonder. This was his biggest crossover hit. Two-and-a-half minutes of musical magic!)
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Journey To The Center of Your Mind - Amboy Dukes 6/68; #16 - another tough-rockin' working class Detroit group. This one featured a young guitar slinger named Ted Nugent.)

House of the Rising Sun - Frijid Pink (2/70; #7 - this was a far cry from the Animals' hit version, and even a farther cry from the Joan Baez recording of the old folk song. Hard-driving metal on the Parrot Records label.)
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Raspberries, Strawberries - Kingston Trio (at #80 this week, headed to #70. These guys singlehandedly opened the door for Peter, Paul & Mary and other "Folk" acts, including....Bob Dylan.)


Just a Matter of Time - Brook Benton (at #15 this week and headed to #3 Pop. It would spend a whopping nine weeks at #1 on the R&B chart!)


* Birthday - The Beatles (1968 - never released as a single by the band, but a staple of Real Rock Radio. This goes out to Wild Bill from Groton on his birthday.)





7-8pm



Jenny Take a Ride - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels (12/65; #10 - the chart debut for a young white kid from the heart of Detroit. The medley of CC Rider and Jenny Take a Ride featured the band singing "see...see Mitch Ryder!")
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Love Child - Diana Ross & The Supremes (11/68; #1 for two weeks - the Supremes had recently replaced founding member Florence Ballard, but the hits kept on a-comin'. Mary Wilson would outlast Diana Ross as the only remaining original band member to appear on all of their records.)
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Any Way That You Want Me - Evie Sands (8/69; #59 - the American Breed scored with a low-charting version of this a year earlier, but this was one time where Evie Sands wasn't "robbed" of a hit. Read a short history of her tortured career here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evie_Sands)

* Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino (10/56; #2 Pop, #1 R&B for 11 weeks! - this is probably his signature tune. Tonight we hear a first-time stereo version from our friends at Eric Records.)

Domino - Van Morrison (11/70; #9 - Van Morrison has a history of recording tributes to his mentors and heroes. This one gave him his highest-charting single.)

The Might Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo) - Manfred Mann (3/68; #10 Pop - this record spent two weeks at #1 in the U.K. and featured the terrific Pop voice of Mike D'Abo. Another first-time stereo version.)

* Lady Jane - Rolling Stones (7/66; #24 - this charting b-side featured multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones on Appalachian dulcimer.)
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Without Your Love - Roger Daltrey (9/80; #20 - his body of work with The Who is impressive and well-known. Here's a very tasty solo single that shows his kinder and gentler side.)

Since I Don't Have You - Skyliners (quietly lurking at #83 on this date in 1959, this record would eventually climb to #12 Pop and #3 on the R&B chart. First-time stereo from the folks at Eric Records.
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* Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) - Impalas (headed to #2 on this date - nice outing for a mixed-race band from Brooklyn, NY!)

A Lover's Question - Clyde McPhatter (at #32, down from a peak position of #6 Pop and #1 R&B for the former Drifters lead singer.)

It Doesn't Matter Anymore - Buddy Holly (Buddy Holly's plane had gone down on February 3rd. The record company released this on Feb. 23 and it was on its way to #13 on our spotlight date. It would spend two weeks at #1 in the UK.)
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Donna - Ritchie Valens (peaking on this date at #2, one month after Richie died in the plane crash that also took Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper.)

Try Me - James Brown (at #73 this week, down from a peak of #48 Pop - and #1 R&B. This lilting ballad was a far cry from the funky style of the future "Godfather of Soul.")

Everybody Likes to Cha-Cha-Cha -  Sam Cooke (at #61 this week, headed to #31 Pop and #2 R&B. The man could swing as good as he could croon!)






8-9pm




Come Softly To Me - The Fleetwoods (quietly positioned in the "Bubbling Under" section of the Pop chart, this little item on the Dolton label would rocket to the top just five weeks later and stay there for an entire month.)
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A Groovy Kind of Love - Mindbenders (3/65; #2 - Wayne Fontana had left the group to become a solo superstar. The remaining members decided to soldier on on their own and this record sailed to a two-week run at #2. Meanwhile, Wayne Fontana faded into obscurity.)
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* Chantilly Lace - The Big Bopper (the third big star to go down in the small airplane on "the day the music died.")


 Run Run Run - Jo Jo Gunne (3/72; #27 - blistering single by two refugees from the California band Spirit.)

* 20 Miles - Chubby Checker (3/63; #20 - Philadelphia entertainer Ernest Evans resembled a slightly slimmer Fats Domino in the eyes of Dick Clark's wife. She jokingly suggested they call him "Chubby." "Chubby Checker," no less.)
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Lonely Too Long - Young Rascals (3/67; #16 Pop, #3 R&B - these guys had recently scored a #1 with Good Lovin', which they'd borrowed from The Olympics. This one they wrote themselves. A classic!)
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Special Occasion - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (8/68; #26 Pop, #4 R&B - the hits just kept on coming!)

* Goodbye To Love - The Carpenters (7/72; #7 - it starts as a wimpy ballad and suddenly has a crazy fuzz-guitar solo that lasts for over a minute near the end!)

Touch a Hand, Make a Friend - Staple Singers (2/74; #23 Pop, #3 R&B - one of a long string of great records for this family group on the Stax Records label.)
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Come & Get Your Love - Redbone (2/74; #5)

45 Corner:  Breezin' - George Benson (10/76; #63 - this jazzy guitar piece was written by Bobby Womack, who actually appears on this very recording. Warner Brothers released an edited single of Benson's LP title track. Here 'tis, just for you!)
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Shake Your Body (Down To the Ground) - Jacksons (8/79; #7 Pop, #3 R&B - the brothers consistently scored on the R&B chart, but the Pop audience took notice when brother Michael made an appearance on this single.)
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* As Tears Go By - Rolling Stones (12/65; #6 - London Records)

Lost In Love - Air Supply (2/80; #3 for four weeks - this was the chart debut for this Australian hit-making machine, and it still sounds great.)



CLOSING THEME:  Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (1959, #1 for two weeks)






Congratulations to Stephen from Ithaca, who won a pair of tickets to the Kitchen Theater!








Host Next Week (3/11/17):  Jan Hunsinger with a spotlight on States of The Union


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