Monday, January 16, 2017

Jan. 7, 2017 - JS - 1970



Rockin' Remnants




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Date:  January 7, 2017
Host:  John Simon
Feature:  January 1970






 







Birthday Calendar


January 2 – Earl Grant – born in 1931
            – Roger Miller – born in 1936
           
January 3 – Sir George Martin – born in 1926
            – Stephen Stills – age 72          
            – John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) – age 70

January 6 – Van McCoy – born in 1944
           

January 7 – Paul Revere (Raiders) – born in 1938
            – Kenny Loggins – age 69





Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia


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(scroll down to find the answer below the playlist)




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)

Rainy Night In Georgia - Brook Benton (debuting at #100, headed to #4 Pop and #1 R&B - co-produced by Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd, and written by Tony Joe White)

Walking In The Rain - Jay & The Americans (at #41, headed to a peak of #19)

Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - BJ Thomas (in its second of four weeks at #1, this song would later win an Academy Award for Burt Bacharach & Hal David)

You Got Me Hummin' - Cold Blood (stalled in its second week at #104, eventually headed to #52. Lydia Pense fronted this, the Bay Area's second-greatest horn band.)

* A Brand New Me - Dusty Springfield (after Dusty recorded in Memphis, she did an album in Philly  -  produced by Gamble & Huff. This single peaked at #24)

She - Tommy James & Shondells (at #24, headed to #23)

Mind, Body & Soul - Flaming Ember (this white band from Detroit had taken this one to a peak of #24 for Holland-Dozier-Holland's record label)


Didn't I (Blow Your Mind) - Delfonics (debuting at #99, headed to #10 Pop, #3 R&B and a Grammy Award for best Vocal Group Recording of the year)

Oh Me, Oh My (I'm a Fool For You) - Lulu (at #66, headed to #22 Pop  -  one of the lushest records of the year!)

45 Corner : Wichita Lineman - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (this A&M Records 45 spent two weeks on the Pop chart in December 1969, peaking at #95. A Rockin' Remnants exclusive just for you!)


He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother - Hollies (at #83, slowly headed to a peak of #7. The uncredited piano player was a struggling neophyte named 'Elton John.')


Canadian Sunset - Hugo Winterhalter

Hurt So Bad - Little Anthony & The Imperials







7-8pm



Where Have All the Average People Gone - Roger Miller

Him Or Me (What's It Gonna Be) - Paul Revere & The Raiders, feat. Mark Lindsay

* House At Pooh Corner - Loggins & Messina

Sunshine Superman - Donovan

For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

The Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven - Chris Bartley

I Get The Sweetest Feeling - Erma Franklin

Here, There & Everywhere - The Fourmost

I'll Keep Holding On - The Action

Take Her Back - Gemini

Someday We'll Be Together - Diana Ross & Supremes

She Lets Her Hair Down (Early In The Morning) - Don Young

She Lets Her Hair Down - Tokens

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Lenny Welch

Johnny B. Goode - Johnny Winter

* Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody




8-9pm




Baby I'm For Real - Originals

* We've Only Just Begun - Carpenters

* (They Long To Be) Close To You - Carpenters

* The Bells - The Originals

* Compared To What - Les McCann & Eddie Harris

Sunday Mornin' - Oliver

45 Corner:  Walking In The Rain - Reparata & The Del-Rons

Hey There Lonely Girl - Eddie Holman

Come Saturday Morning - Sandpipers

* More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Starecase

* The End (Of The Rainbow) - Earl Grant






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






 





Host Next Week (1/14/17):  Jan Hunsinger with a spotlight on One-Hit Wonders of the Late Sixties/Early Seventies





Thanks for tuning in! You can listen to Rockin' Remnants every Saturday night from 6-9pm on WVBR (93.5 FM in Ithaca, NY) or at wvbr.com/listen.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Dec. 31, 2016 - JR's Jukebox

Rockin' Remnants




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Date:  December 10, 2016
Host:  John Rudan
Feature: "JR's Jukebox"

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I actually own one just like this!  Now in storage and to be revived soon...

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


Playlist

Tonight on Rockin' Remnants New Years Eve it's "JR's Jukebox"; all 45 rpm vinyl!  I started doing this when VBR was on Mitchell St. and I did the last show of the year.  I had to stop when our turntables became unreliable, but at our new Buffalo St. location there are 2 hearty Technics 1200's, so on with my tradition.  All the selections tonight are original 45 versions, some of which are available on CD compilations and reissues, and the ones marked with an asterisk (*) are exclusive to the 7" format.  As I explained at the top of the show, on the old push button jukeboxes, there was a letter and number combination to play a song, and all the "A" sides were odd numbers, and the flip sides, or the "B" sides were even numbers.  So, sometimes, especially later in the evening, you played a song you didn't mean to; not that they were all bad, but... we'll hear a few "B" sides tonight, including an oddity from Terry Jacks.  I hope to post images of all the songs I played, and I will also indicate the year and the highest chart position.  This week, JS returns with a more "conventional" show with 1970 in the spotlight and the Birthday Calendar at 7:00, and perhaps for 2017, a new giveaway... Thanks again to our sponsor Island Health & Fitness!

6pm - 7pm



*"The Lonely Bull (El Toro Soro)" - The Tijuana Brass Featuring Herb Alpert - BB Hot 100 #6, 1962


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"Resurrection Shuffle" - Ashton, Gardner & Dyke - Hot 100 #40, 1970

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*"Little Green Bag" - George Baker Selection - Hot 100 #21, 1970

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"So Long Dixie" - Blood, Sweat & Tears - Hot 100 #44, 1972


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*"The Letter" - Joe Cocker with Leon Russel & The Shelter People - BB Hot 100  #7, 1970


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"Thank God And Greyhound" - Roy Clark - BB Hot 100 #90, 1970


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*"Touch Me" - The Doors - BB Hot 100 #3, 1969


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*"Hurricane, (Part 1)" - Bob Dylan, BB Hot 100 #33, 1976



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"Funky New Year" - Eagles - "B"-side of "Please Come Home For Christmas", 1978


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*"Evil Woman" - The Electric Light Orchestra - BB Hot 100 #10, 1976


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"December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" - The Four Seasons - BB Hot 100 #1, 3 weeks, 1976


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"I've Had It" - Fanny - BB Hot 100 #79, 1974


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*"Fancy" - Bobbie Gentry - BB Hot 100 #31, 1970


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7pm - 8pm

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