Friday, July 21, 2017

July 15, 2017 - JH - Instrumentals

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Date:  July 15, 2017
Host:  Jan Hunsinger
Feature:  Instrumentals


Birthday Calendar

July 9:  Lee Hazelwood - 1929
Don McPherson (original lead singer for The Main Ingredient) - 1941
Mitch Mitchell - (Jimi Hendrix drummer) - 1947 

July 10: Mavis Staples - 78
Ian Whitcomb - 76
Arlo Guthrie - 70
Willie Ford (The Dramatics) - 67

July 11: Thurston Harris - 1931
Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) - 70

July 12: Barbara Cowsill - 1928
Christine McVie - 74

July 13: Roger McGuinn - 75

July 14: Bob Scholl (Mello-Kings) - 1938

July 15: Linda Ronstadt - 71  


Playlist


[songs in bold are from the spotlight date of 7-8-59; 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)

Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy (#6 - 1958: born in nearby Corning, Eddy was known for his 'twangy' guitar sound.  Several of his early hits were produced by Lee Hazelwood; 'Rebel Rouser' was co-written by Eddy and Hazelwood.)
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Tequila - The Champs (#1 - 1958: song spent 5 weeks at #1 for the LA group named after Gene Autry's horse; Glen Campbell spent a brief time in the group in 1960)

Bongo Rock - Preston Epps (#14 - 1959: bongo player from Oakland)

Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado and His Orchestra (#1 - 1955: huge hit that spent 10 weeks at #1; Perez Prado was from Cuba and known as "King of the Mambo") 
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Hill Where the Lord Hides - Chuck Mangione (#76 - 1971: although only reaching #76 nationally, song was a bigger regional hit for the Rochester, NY native; we heard the full-length LP version of the song)
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Take Five - Dave Brubeck (#25 - 1961: classic jazz tune that was written in 5/4 time and is the biggest-selling jazz single ever; has been used many times in movies and TV shows)

Watermelon Man - Mongo Santamaria (#10 - 1963: Cuban-born congas player who spent some time in Perez Prado's band)
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Canadian Sunset - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/ Eddie Heywood (#2 - 1956: born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Winterhalter had a prolific career, working with Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Perry Como, and many others)
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*Harlem Nocturne - The Viscounts (#52 - 1959: jazz standard written in 1939 that charted again for the Viscounts in 1966, reaching #39)

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - Hugo Montenegro (#2 - 1968: theme song from the Clint Eastwood spaghetti western)

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Washington Square - The Village Stompers (#2 - 1963: band from Greenwich Village, where Washington Square is located, and developed the 'Folk-Dixie' sound)
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On the Rebound - Floyd Cramer (#4 - 1961: session pianist credited with helping to create the 'Nashville sound', recorded with Elvis, Patsy Cline, the Everly Brothers, and many others)

*Classical Gas - Mason Williams (#2 - 1968: backed by members of the Wrecking Crew, Williams' song won 3 Grammy Awards; Williams was also head writer for the Smothers Brothers TV show)

Summer Wine - Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood (#49 - 1967: written by Hazelwood, who is best known for his work with Sinatra, but as noted above also worked with Duane Eddy)
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I'm So Proud - The Main Ingredient (#49 - 1970: "Everybody Plays the Fool" is the group's most famous hit, but this song was with Don McPherson as lead singer, before he passed away) 

*Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix (not released as a single, but Rolling Stone listed it #357 in the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time; drumming by Mitch Mitchell)

Let's Do It Again - Staples Singer (#1 - 1975: Bob Dylan reportedly proposed to Mavis Staples in 1963 - she turned him down)

You Turn Me On - Ian Whitcomb (#8 - 1965: part of the British Invasion, but his only song to chart in the Top 40 here in the States)
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City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie (#18 - 1972: classic Steve Goodman nostalgia song about riding the train)
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What You See Is What You Get - The Dramatics (#9 - 1971: big hit for the soul group out of Detroit)  

Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris (#6 - 1957: Harris made popular the song originally written and recorded by Bobby Day ["Rockin' Robin"])

Some of Shelly's Blues - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (#64 - 1971: Hanna is lead guitarist and founder of the band; song written by Michael Nesmith of the Monkees, their version can be found on the Rhino CD "Missing Links, Vol.2")

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Indian Lake - The Cowsills (#10 - 1968: great summer song written by Tony Romeo, who wrote "I Think I Love You", among others)

Heroes Are Hard to Find - Fleetwood Mac (uncharted 1974: title track from Mac LP written by Christine McVie)
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8 Miles High (#14 - 1966)
5D (5th Dimension) -the Byrds (#44 - 1966: two in a row from the group fronted by Roger McGuinn, who popularized the jangly 12-string guitar sound) 

Tonite, Tonite - the Mello-Kings (#77 - 1957: doo-wop group out of Mount Vernon, NY)

Up to My Neck in Muddy Water - Stone Poneys (#93 - 1968: follow-up to "Different Drum" for the group fronted by Linda Ronstadt - this one goes out to the village of Moravia which has been hammered by rain and flooding since July 1)
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Poor, Poor Pitiful Me - Linda Ronstadt (#31 - 1977:  her cover of the song written by Warren Zevon, from the Simple Dreams LP)

*Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group (#1 - 1973: spent 1 week at #1)

*Wipe Out - The Surfaris (#2 - 1963: surf classic which is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
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*A Walk in the Black Forest - Horst Jankowski (#12 - 1965: this one was totally unknown to me so thanks to the caller who requested it)
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*Topsy - Cozy Cole (#3 - 1958: Cozy Cole was drummer for many swing bands)

Overture From Tommy - The Assembled Multitude (#16 - 1970: studio group from Philadelphia - this one is for everyone going to see the Who at CMAC)

The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlisch (#3 - 1974: written by Scott Joplin in 1902, song was used in the movie "The Sting" and won a Grammy)
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The Rockford Files - Mike Post (#10 - 1975: title song to the hit TV series; Post also wrote themes for Hill Street Blues and Magnum, P.I.)

Java - Al Hirt (#4 - 1964: Hirt provided the half-time entertainment at the first Super Bowl)

Walk Don't Run - The Ventures (#2 - 1960: biggest hit from instrumental band out of Seattle; song is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
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Telstar - The Tornadoes (#1 - 1962: surf-rock band from England that had a hit with a song about a satellite; launched in 1962, Telstar no longer functions but it still orbits the earth!)
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Soul Bossa Nova - Quincy Jones (uncharted - 1962: song was popularized by its use in the movie Austin Powers)

Grazing in the Grass - Hugh Masekela (#1 - 1968: The Friends of Distinction would have a hit version in 1969 with lyrics)

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Cannonball Adderley (#11 - 1967: jazz song was a surprise hit; the Buckinghams would record it with lyrics and reach the Top 10 the same year)
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Miserlou - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones (1962: song did not chart but achieved new recognition when used in the movie "Pulp Fiction"; a traditional song from the Eastern Mediterranean region)

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

Host Next Week (Jul 2):  John Rudan with a spotlight on July 22, 1971.




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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Jul 8, 2017 - KV - 1959



 

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Date:  July 8, 2017
Host:  Kim Vaughan
Feature:  1959





Birthday Calendar


Jul 2   – Paul Williams (Temptations) – born in 1939

Jul 3   – Fontella Bass – born in 1940

Jul 4   – Bill Withers – age 79

Jul 5   – Robbie Robertson (The Band) – age 74
            – Terry Cashman (b. Dennis Minogue) – age 76

Jul 6   – Bill Haley – born in 1925
            – Gene Chandler (b. Eugene Drake Dixon) – age 80

Jul 7   – Ringo Starr (b. Richard Starkey) – age 77

Jul 8   – Steve Lawrence (b. Sidney Leibowitz) – age 82




Playlist


[songs in bold are from the spotlight date of 7-8-59; 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)

Lipstick On Your Collar – Connie Francis (#5 this week in 1959)

Dream Lover – Bobby Darin (#4 this week)

Personality – Lloyd Price (#3 this week)

Lonely Boy – Paul Anka (#2 this week)

The Battle Of New Orleans – Johnny Horton (in its sixth and final week at #1)

 * Dedicated To The One I Love – The Mamas and Papas

 * Teenager In Love – Dion (#19 this week)

 * M.T.A. – The Kingston Trio (#18 this week)

Hushabye – The Mystics (#22 this week)

The Happy Organ – Dave “Baby” Cortez (#70 this week)

I’ll Be Satisfied – Jackie Wilson (#33 this week)

Sweet Sugar Lips – The Kalin Twins (debuted this week at #97)

 * Earth Angel – The Penguins

My Heart Is An Open Book – Carl Dobkins, Jr. (#13 this week)

 * Tequila – The Champs



7-8pm


Don't Look Back – The Temptations (1965, #83, R&B #15, with Paul Williams singing lead.  This was the b-side of their hit “My Baby”.)

Rescue Me – Fontella Bass (1965, #4, R&B #1 for four weeks)

Lean On Me – Bill Withers (1972, #1 for three weeks and a #1 on the R&B chart as well.  Withers wrote the song by noodling around on a keyboard, not even knowing the names of the notes he was playing.)

 * The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – The Band (1969, b-side of “Up On Cripple Creek”, written by Robbie Robertson)

Sunday Will Never Be The Same – Spanky & Our Gang (1967, #9, cowritten by Terry Cashman and Gene Pistilli)

Skokiaan (South African song) – Bill Haley (1960, #70.  Named for a Zulu beverage, this song was a #3 hit for Ralph Marterie in 1954.)

Rainbow ’65 – Gene Chandler (1965, peaked at #69 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the R&B chart.  This was a live version of a song he’d charted with two years earlier, written by Curtis Mayfield.)

 * It Don’t Come Easy – Ringo Starr (1971, #4, written by Starr and produced by George Harrison on Apple Records.  Badfinger provided the harmony backing vocals.)

Pretty Blue Eyes – Steve Lawrence (from late 1959, peaked at #9 in early 1960)

 * Stop The Wedding – Etta James

 * Since You’ve Been Gone – Clyde McPhatter (#59 this week)

Rockin’ Crickets – The Hot Toddys (#100 this week)

 * What’d I Say – Ray Charles (debuted on the Hot 100 this week in 1959 at #82; it would reach #6 on that chart and #1 on R&B)



8-9pm


 * Hot Rod Lincoln – Commander Cody  

Pay To The Piper – Chairmen of the Board  

Love Or Let Me Be Lonely – The Friends of Distinction

Along Came Jones – The Coasters (#11 this week)

Only Sixteen – Sam Cooke (#32 this week)

What Is Love? – The Playmates (debuted this week at #89)

Do You Wanna Make Love – Peter McCann

Nothing From Nothing – Billy Preston

Down By The River – Albert Hammond

Tall Cool One – The Wailers (#48 this week)


There Is Something On Your Mind – Big Jay McNeely (#84 this week, written by McNeely with vocals by Little Sonny Warner)

The Air That I Breathe – The Hollies


Love On A Mountain Top – Robert Knight


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




Prize Winner


Congratulations to Robbie from Odessa, for winning two free tickets to see Something Happened On The Way To The Forum at the Hangar Theatre!





Host Next Week (Jul 15):  Jan Hunsinger with a spotlight on Instrumentals




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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

July 1, 2017 - JS - 1967



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Date:  7/1/17
Host:  John Simon
Feature:  Early July 1967





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A classic chart date from the vaunted "Summer of Love." Tonight we kick it off with a string of punchy mono single versions of Pop hits, we'll shine a spotlight on Hall-of-Fame lyricist Doc Pomus, and we'll play your requests.






Birthday Calendar


June 25 – Eddie Floyd – age 82
            – Carly Simon – age 72
            – Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult) – age 71

June 26 – Billy Davis, Jr. (5th Dimension) – age 77
            – Georgie Fame – age 74

June 27 – Doc Pomus – born in 1925
           
June 29 – Little Eva – born in 1943
           
June 30 – Florence Ballard (Supremes) – born in 1943

July 1 – Debbie Harry (Blondie) – age 72 







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)

Note: these first six records are the original mono single versions, packing the same wallop they did back in 1967 when they were blasting from car speakers and transistor radios all around America!

Windy - Association (first of four weeks at #1 - one of the signature sounds of the Summer, featuring the uncredited playing of Hal Blaine and Joe Osborne - among others - of the famed "Wrecking Crew.")
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She'd Rather Be With Me - Turtles (down to #5 after spending two weeks at #3 - this was the follow-up to their monster hit Happy Together, penned by the same writers: Bonner & Gordon.)

A Little Bit o' Soul - Music Explosion (at #3 this week, headed for two weeks at #2 - an out-of-the-blue hit on the small Laurie Records label, this one got stuck behind Windy and could never quite reach the top.)

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Let's Live for Today - Grass Roots (peaking in the first of two weeks at #8 - this is the original "hit" version on Dunhill Records. All subsequent releases offer an alternate version that changes the line "I want to feel you inside of me" to "I want to feel you beside me." Homophobia runs deep....)

A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum (at #28, headed to a peak of #5 - this one seemingly came out of nowhere and was a worldwide smash: it spent six weeks at #1 in England and even reached #22 on the R&B chart here in The States. Its musical pedigree can be traced back to Johann Sebastian Bach.)

I Was Made to Love Her - Stevie Wonder (at #25 Pop, headed to a peak of #2 and four weeks #1 on the R&B chart - young Stevie co-wrote this one, played the harmonica break on it and firmly established himself as more than just a young "novelty act." Note, too, James Jamerson's blistering bass lines!)
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* Raspberries, Strawberries - Kingston Trio (1/59; #70 - listener George spent much of the day making strawberry jam. He asked for a "strawberry song," and here we oblige.)

* Hideaway - Jeff Healey Band (1988; dnc - in honor of Canada Day, we honored this request from Watkins Glen. Canadian Jeff Healey was blind since age one. Listeners to WVBR's Blues show might recognize the melody, but this updated version was nominated for a Grammy Award in the late '80s.)


I Got Rhythm - Happenings (at #48, down from a peak at #2 - this stunning update of the Gershwin tune nearly reached #1, making it the biggest hit for the Tokens' B.T. Puppy Records label.) 

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Don't Sleep in the Subway - Petula Clark (at #10 this week, headed to #5 - this was co-written by Petula and her long-time producer Tony Hatch. It was actually two separate song ideas that they managed to merge into a classic Pop tune.)

All I Need - Temptations (at #40 this week, down from a peak of #8 Pop and four weeks at #2 R&B - David Ruffin and the Temptations could do no wrong in their prime. This is one of a stunning string of singles for the Gordy Records label. One year later, though, he would be fired from the band.

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Little Darlin' - Diamonds (3/57; #2 for eight weeks! - we continue to acknowledge Canada Day by playing this offering, which had the misfortune of being released in the thick of Elvis' arrival on the scene. They could never push past him into the top slot.)

The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tokens (12/61; #1 for three weeks - speaking of The Tokens, here's their biggest hit as a singing group, although they'd have a bigger hit as record producers: they were behind the Chiffons' He's So Fine, for one.)

* How Can I Be Sure - Young Rascals (the Rascals' Groovin' is at #2 this week. Their follow-up A Girl Like You will debut two weeks from now. This record wouldn't be released until September, but it would eventually reach #4. Listener Betsy wanted to hear it tonight. Voila!)

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7-8pm



Big Bird - Eddie Floyd (3/68; #132 Pop - a record this good should've been a big hit, but it inexplicably didn't even make a ripple on the R&B chart. Tonight it gets its due.)

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Baby Love - Supremes (10/64; #1 for four weeks Pop - their second of five consecutive #1's featured the shimmering back-up vocals of Florence Ballard [left] and Mary Wilson [right]. This one would also reach #1 in the UK. "Don't throw our love away!")
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Keep Your Hands Off My Baby - Little Eva (11/62; #12 - her biggest hit was a dance record, but this may have been her sassiest one. Both were written by Goffin & King.)

Yeh, Yeh - Georgie Fame (2/65; #21 Pop - this one spent two weeks at #1 in the U.K. Tonight we hear the extended version that includes a shimmering saxophone solo. A Rockin' Remnants exclusive!)

Spotlight on Doc Pomus 


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Born Jerome Felder in Brooklyn, NY, Doc Pomus (right) was the lyricist and co-writer with Mort Shuman (left) of a string of terrific records in the 50s and 60s. He was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and was the first non-African-American recipient of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award. Tonight we celebrate his contributions during our Birthday Calendar spotlight.


A Teenager In Love - Dion & The Belmonts (4/59; #5 - Pomus & Shuman as interpreted by a bunch of young toughs from Da Bronx. Dion would strike out on his own less than two years later with a much tougher sound on his own.)

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Hushabye - The Mystics (5/59; #20 - these Italian-American boys were from Queens. This became something of a vocal group "standard" and would be later recorded by the Beach Boys and Jay & The Americans, among others.)

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A Mess of Blues - Elvis Presley (7/60; #32 - this one hitched a ride on the back of Elvis' smash It's Now Or Never, ensuring Pomus & Shuman of a b-i-g royalty check.)

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Save the Last Dance for Me - Drifters (10/60; #1 for three weeks - one of their greatest creations right here....)
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Can't Get Used to Losing You - Andy Williams (3/63; #2 for four weeks - Andy charted forty singles for the Columbia label. This was his biggest of them all.)
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Suspicion - Terry Stafford (4/64; #3 for two weeks - Elvis had recorded this as an album track. Terry's spot-on Elvis impression rose to near the top of the chart in the thick of the British Invasion, giving Pomus and Shuman yet another classic hit.)
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This Magic Moment - Jay & The Americans (1/69; #6 - a big hit for The Drifters back in 1960, this was even a bigger hit for Jay and the boys and was one of their crowning moments as recording artists.)
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Tracks of My Tears - Johnny Rivers (at #13 this week, headed to #10 - this one would top The Miracles' 1965 original in chart position, and it sounded great streaming from transistor radios back in the day.)


More Love - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (at #42 this week, headed to #23 Pop and #5 R&B - classic Smokey!)

* Tramp - Otis & Carla (down to #44 from a peak of #26 Pop and #2 R&B - Stax Records' attempt to follow Motown's lead by pairing two of their big stars, a la Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston, et al. Ironically, this record came out just as Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's first record did. Stax didn't stand a chance in that contest!

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* With a Girl Like You - Troggs (8/66; #29 - this was released as the b-side of Wild Thing here in the States. Ironically, it was a bigger hit in the UK  -  two weeks at #1  - than Wild Thing, which spent one week at the Top of The Pops.)


* I Only Have Eyes for You - Flamingos (6/59; #11 - one of the truly classic Doo Wop records of the late '50s. Rolling Stone ranks it at #158 in its RS500. The caller requested it in the middle of our Doc Pomus tribute.)


Some Kind of Wonderful - Soul Brothers Six (down to #104 after inexplicably spending just one week on the chart at #91. "Inexplicable" because it was a classic Soul record on a very successful record label. Billboard was sure it would be a smash. What the heck???)


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8-9pm



No Good to Cry - Wildweeds (down to #107 after peaking at #88 for these Connecticut high school heroes. Writer and singer/guitarist Al Anderson would go on to greater fame with NRBQ, and this was a great start to his career.)

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Blues Theme - Davie Allan & The Arrows (at #130 this week, headed to #37 - from the Peter Fonda film The Wild Angels. Tonight we play the original Tower Records 7" single. Vroooom!)
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* Helpless - Buffy Sainte- Marie (1971; dnc - another request for Canada Day. This one was penned by Canadian Neil Young and recorded by Canadian Buffy Sainte-Marie, with help from her husband arranger Jack Nitzsche.)

Four Strong Winds - Neil Young (2/79; #61 - Canadian Neil Young sings a classic folk song from the pen of Canadian Ian Tyson. Happy holiday, eh??!?)

Lovin' Sound - Ian & Sylvia (the final in our Canadian trifecta, headed to a peak of #101 in the States. Check out this little video pastiche of Canadian artists from the Remnants era!)

* I've Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott (3/61; #3 - on the Canadian-American Records Label, this was a sophisticated little Pop gem recorded by a 16 year old New York City kid.)

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You Don't Have to Be a Star - Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. (1/77; #1 Pop - they achieved stardom as members of The 5th Dimension in the '60s. This was their crowning jewel as a duo, featuring the uncredited bass playing of famed Motown session man James Jamerson.)

The Tide Is High - Blondie (1/81; #1 - this was originally released in 1966 by Reggae group The Paragons, but the Blondie version brought it to the masses, reaching #1 both here in the States and in the UK.)

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* Soul Man - Sam & Dave (9/67; #2 Pop, #1 R&B for seven weeks - ranked #453 in the RS500 and featuring a nice shout-out to guitarist Steve Cropper. "Play it, Steve!")

Make Me Yours - Bettye Swann (at #32 this week, headed to #21 Pop and #1 R&B - she wrote it, she sang it, she took it to #1 on the R&B chart, and she did it all on the Money Records label!)

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Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop Group (3/76; #3 - featuring guest vocals from Mickey Thomas, who would also sing on some Jefferson Starship hits.)

45 Corner:  The Beginning of Loneliness - Dionne Warwick (2/67; #79 - the powers-that-be at Scepter Records were sure that this was a hit. They tucked a Bacharach/David song on the back side, and it was that b-side that would become one of their most recognized hits. Alfie is peaking at #15 this week on our chart. Tonight we hear its lesser-known flip side.)



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Anticipation - Carly Simon (12/71; #13 - the greatest contribution to the ketchup industry was this, Carly Simon's second big solo single. Happy birthday to yet another Simon from the Big Apple!)

She's Leaving Home - David & Jonathan (peaking on this date at #123 - to quote Johnny Rivers' Summer Rain, "All Summer long we were groovin' in the sand, while the jukebox kept on playing Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." When the Beatles didn't release any singles from the LP, David & Jonathan released this one.)

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







Congratulations to Woody from Danby, who's now entered in a drawing for tickets to the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival!








Host Next Week (7/8/17):  Kim Vaughan with a spotlight to be determined....





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