Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Oct 27, 2012 - JR - 1967

Rockin' Remnants

Date: Oct 27, 2012

Host: John Rudan

Feature: 1967

Birthday Calendar

Oct 22 - Bobby Fuller, born in 1942
Oct 25 - Helen Reddy, now age 71
Oct 25 - Jon Anderson (from Yes), now age 68
Oct 25 - John Hall (from Orleans), now age 65
Oct 27 - Floyd Cramer, born in 1933

Trivia Contest

Clue 1:
This artist was a mainstay at Columbia Records for over 3 decades, charting over 50 albums!

Clue 2:
This artist won 1966 Grammy for best pop vocal group.

Clue 3:
This artist's highest charting song was "Somewhere My Love" from the movie Dr. Zhivago.

Scroll down to find the answer after the playlist...


To Sir With Love - Lulu - 1967 - Billboard Hot 100 #1 for 6 weeks; #1 single of 1967


The Letter - Box Tops - 1967 - #2 this week on Billboard Hot 100

Never My Love - The Association - 1967 - #3 this week on Billboard Hot 100

How Can I Be Sure - Young Rascals - 1967 - #4 this week on Billboard Hot 100

It Must Be Him - Vikki Carr - 1967 - #6 this week on Billboard Hot 100

Slow Down - Larry Williams - 1958

Take These Chains From My Heart - Hank Williams - 1953 - Hank Williams brought this to #1 on the Billboard Country Chart.  In 1963, a cover by Ray Charles reached #8 on the Hot 100 pop chart.


Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) - Steam - 1969 - Also released as the "Chicago White Sox Fight Song" in 1976

Tainted Love - Gloria Jones - 1964 - A cover version by the band Soft Cell reached #8 on the Hot 100 in 1982.


Dandelion - Rolling Stones - 1967

The Look Of Love - Dusty Springfield - 1967 - Composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for use in the James Bond spoof "Casino Royale" (the 1967 spy comedy film).

Your Precious Love - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - 1967

Baby It's You - Smith - 1969

Are You Ready? - Pacific Gas & Electric - 1970


Last Date - Floyd Cramer - 1960 - Cramer was a prolific Nashville studio pianist who played for Elvis, Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline, etc.

I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller Four - 1966


Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris - 1957 - There have been numerous cover versions, including one by the Jackson Five in 1972.

(Love Is Like A) Baseball Game - The Intruders - 1968

You Keep Running Away - Four Tops - 1967

Lazy Day - Spanky And Our Gang - 1967


King Midas In Reverse - Hollies - 1967

Somewhere My Love - Ray Conniff, Orchestra & Chorus - 1966

Back On The Street Again - The Sunshine Company - 1967

Homburg - Procol Harum - 1967 - Follow up to "Whiter Shade Of Pale"; peaked on Hot 100 at #34 on 10/27/67.


She Is Still A Mystery - Lovin' Spoonful - 1967 - Final Hot 100 single, peaked at #27

Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song) - The Buckinghams - 1967

Glad To Be Unhappy - Mamas & Papas - 1967

Your Move - Yes - 1971 - 45 version of "I've Seen All Good People"; not available on CD or LP


Give One Heart - Orleans - 1975 - B-side of single "Let There Be Music"

You're My World - Helen Reddy - 1977 - Final Top 40 single, peaked at #18

No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature - The Guess Who - 1970 - The first part of this medley was half of the double-sided #1 single "American Woman".


Hello Stranger - Yvonne Elliman - 1977 - Cover version of Barbara Lewis single from 1963

Let's Pretend - The Raspberries - 1973

Sweet Charlie Babe - Jackie Moore - 1973

Angel Of The Morning - Juice Newton - 1981 - Juice's real first name is Judy Kay.


Young Girl - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - 1968 - on-line request from Connecticut

So Very Hard To Go - Tower Of Power - 1973

Holdin' On To Yesterday - Ambrosia - 1975 - 45 version not available on CD or LP


Hey Big Brother - Rare Earth - 1972

Personally - Karla Bonoff - 1982

American Girls - Rick Springfield - 1974

Strokin' - Clarence Carter - 1986

Answer to this week's trivia question:

RAY CONIFF, his Orchestra and Chorus

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Oct 20, 2012 - GR - Gary's Brother

Rockin' Remnants

Date:  Oct 20, 2012

Host: Gary Reinbolt

Feature: Gary's older brother's record collection (Doo-Wop)


C.F. Turner - Oct 16, 1943 - Bachman Turner Overdrive
Jim Seals - Oct 17, 1941 - Seals & Crofts 
Chuck Berry - Oct 18, 1926
Patrick Simmons – Oct 19, 1948  - Doobie Brothers


Name the tv theme played (Peter Gunn), the character's occupation (private eye), and the composer of the theme song (Mancini).


You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet -- Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Hey You -- Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Takin' Care Of Business -- Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Wonderland By Night -- Bert Kaempfert

The Entertainer -- Billy Joel

Old Time Rock and Roll -- Bob Seeger

Sentimental Lady -- Bob Welch

Splish Splash -- Bobby Darin

Stranded In The Jungle -- The Cadets

Just What I Needed -- The Cars

Tequila -- The Champs

Maybellene -- Chuck Berry

Johnny B. Goode -- Chuck Berry

Sweet Little Sixteen -- Chuck Berry

Yakety Yak -- The Coasters

At The Hop -- Danny & The Juniors

Little Darlin' -- The Diamonds

Lovers Who Wander -- Dion And The Belmonts

The Wanderer -- Dion And The Belmonts

Ruby Baby -- Dion And The Belmonts

China Grove -- The Doobie Brothers

Takin' It To The Streets -- The Doobie Brothers

Listen To The Music -- The Doobie Brothers

On Broadway -- The Drifters

Hound Dog -- Elvis Presley

Jailhouse Rock -- Elvis Presley

Blue Monday -- Fats Domino

Go Your Own Way -- Fleetwood Mac

High Hopes -- Frank Sinatra

Cry Of The Wild Goose -- Frankie Laine

Duke of Earl -- Gene Chandler

Peter Gunn -- Henry Mancini

B.S.U.R. -- James Taylor

Blue Suede Shoes -- Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent

Tom Dooley -- Kingston Trio

You're No Good -- Linda Ronstadt

Good Golly Miss Molly -- Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino

House At Pooh Corner -- Loggins & Messina

South Street -- The Orlons

You're My Best Friend -- Queen

Chain Gang -- Sam Cooke

Wonderful World -- Sam Cooke

We May Never Pass This Way -- Seals And Crofts

Hummingbird -- Seals And Crofts

Get Closer -- Seals And Crofts

The Boxer -- Simon & Garfunkel

Reelin' In The Years -- Steely Dan

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Oct 6, 2012 - JS - Baby Love

Rockin' Remnants

Date: October 6, 2012

Host:  John Simon

Feature:  "Baby Love" (songs about babies or with "baby" in the title or lyrics, in honor of JS's new grandchild!)

Trivia Contest

Clue 1:
This iconic NYC singer appeared on only six Top 40 records between the 60s and the 80s but has come to represent at least one entire genre of popular music.
(incorrect guesses: Steve Forbert, Dick Dale)

Clue 2:
Charting covers of her original recordings were more successful for acts including Jay and the Americans, the Beach Boys, and Andy Kim.

Clue 3 (wasn't needed since someone correctly guessed after Clue 2):
In the 70s, she left her famously abusive husband.  Billy Joel wrote a song about her, and she recorded with artists including George Harrison, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

Scroll down to find the answer below the playlist....

Playlist (** = FB suggestion; * = telephone request)

6-7 p.m.

Rock 'n' Roll Lullabye - BJ Thomas - mono 45 edit - with Duane Eddy, the Blossoms and Ron Hicklin (filling in for The Beach Boys, who never showed up to do their part) providing in-studio assistance.  This should have been a bigger hit, but the record label folded soon after the song was released.

Dry Your Eyes - Brenda & the Tabulations - 1967

Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder** - He started writing it when she was "...less than one minute old".  This is from the album Songs in the Key of Life, 1976, and it wasn't released as a single but it got played as though it was.

B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas

Baby Blue - The Echoes ["B-B-a-b-y, B-B-l-u-e..."]

Baby Work Out - Jackie Wilson

You Can't Sit Down - Dovells

Baby Come Back - Player* - one of several songs with this same title, this one was released in late 1977 and reached #1 in Jan 1978 

45 Corner: Gypsy Lights - Quicksilver Messenger Service (non-charting single from 11/75; "come back baby, come back")

Baby the Rain Must Fall - Glenn Yarbrough [after the weather] - 1965 - this song was featured in a movie by the same name

You Baby - The Turtles - also recorded by the Mamas and the Papas, written by P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri

Too Busy Thinking 'Bout My Baby - Marvin Gaye** (first recorded by The Temptations in 1966, jumbo hit for Gaye in the spring of 1969 - #4 on pop chart, but six weeks at #1 on the R&B chart)

Baby Love - Supremes* - from the fall of 1964

Ooo Baby Baby - Miracles**  - This was one of a number of charting versions of this song.  Linda Rondstadt did it, and the Five Stairsteps had a great version of it in 1967.

Cry Baby - Janis Joplin*

7-8 p.m. (no Birthday Calendar this week but yes to Trivia)

Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter - 1956

Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) - Aretha Franklin** - 1968

Baby Baby, I Still Love You - Cinderellas (The Cookies, really. Only got to #134 in May of '64)

Baby Be Mine - Jelly Beans - 1964, peaked at #51

I'm Gonna Make You Mine - Lou Christie - 1969

I Got the Feelin' - James Brown** ["baby, baby, baby!"]

Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

My Baby Loves Lovin' - White Plains** - 1970

Ready Or Not - Jackson Browne** not released as a single (from the album For Every Man) but lots of FM play from '73

Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song) - Buckinghams - From Chicago, on Columbia Records (they had left local label USA Records by that point). 

Things I'd Like to Say - New Colony Six*  

Baby I Need Your Lovin' - Four Tops (their charting debut on Motown Records)

Baby I Love You - Ronettes**  

The Letter - The Arbors (2 years after the Box Tops took it to #1 and one year before Joe Cocker would take it to #7. In between, the Arbors reached #20  with this psychedelic version from 3/69)

Poor Baby - Cowsills - 1968 - on MGM, it reached #44, and we're hearing this on a beat-up 45-rpm record

You Got What it Takes - Dave Clark Five - 1967  

Younger Generation - John Sebastian and the Lovin' Spoonful - Most of America didn't hear this until the Woodstock movie came out, long after The Lovin' Spoonful recorded it.  

Baby It's You - Smith - This was the highest-charting version of this song; it hit #5 in 1969.  The song was a Bacharach and David composition, and Gayle McCormick sang the lead vocals on Smith's version.

You Really Got a Hold on Me - Beatles* - This is a cover of a Smokey Robinson song, and it was on the second album by the Beatles (With The Beatles, 1963).

8-9 p.m. - Mostly '70s

Oh Babe, What Would You Say? - Hurricane Smith (studio engineer on all of the Beatles pre-1966 recordings!)

Baby What a Big Surprise - Chicago from fall of 1977

Can't Get Over Losing You - Donnie Elbert (only reached #98 in late 1970  -  a lost Soul classic!)

Superstar - Carpenters - Karen Carpenter and her brother Richard were joined by studio musicians The Wrecking Crew.  The song was written by Leon Russell and Bonnie Bramlett.   

Danny's Song - Loggins & Messina** - This was the b-side of a single, and it was on the album Sittin' In.  It was also sung in the pilot episode of the tv show Raising Hope.

Your Daddy Loves You - Gil Scott-Heron - from the album Winter in America

Who Loves You - Four Seasons - big comeback record for them in the 70s

The 45 Corner: Yes, Yes, Yes - Bill Cosby - [this original 45 is scratchy and slightly off center] Capitol released this as a 45 single, which made it to #46 on the pop charts and #11 on the R&B charts.  This song was also on the 1976 musical comedy album "Bill Cosby Is Not Himself These Days".

Baby I'm A-want You - Bread**  

Sweet Baby James - James Taylor**  

Daddy's Home - Jermaine Jackson  

Love To Love You Baby (live version) - Donna Summer* - the full-length studio version takes up one entire side of the same-named album from 1975

(Baby You Can) Drive My Car - Beatles* [cab driver request]

Answer to the trivia question:


(Regarding Clue 2...  Jay and the Americans had a bigger hit with "Walking in the Rain" than the Ronettes did.  The Beach Boys had a much bigger hit with "I Can Hear Music" than the Ronettes did, and Andy Kim had a bigger hit with "Baby I Love You" than the Ronettes did.)

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Oct 13, 2012 - JR - 1979

Rockin' Remnants

Date:  10-13-12

Host:  John Rudan

Feature:  1979


Oct 7 -- John Cougar Mellencamp, 61
Oct 9 -- Jackson Browne, 64.
Oct 9 -- John Lennon was born in 1940; he would have been 72 this year.
Oct 11 -- Daryl Hall (of Hall & Oates), 63.
Oct 13 -- Paul Simon, 71.


Clue 1:
This artist had the #1 Billboard Hot 100 single for both 1972 and 1973 (also won Grammy for Record and Song of the Year).

Clue 2:
This artist graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and was discovered by jazz pianist Les McCann.

Clue 3:
This artist sang duet hits with Donny Hathaway in the 70's.

Answer is below the playlist...


Heartache Tonight -- Eagles -- 1979 -- Billboard Hot 100 chart debut #52; #1 on 11/10/1979 for 1 week

Tusk -- Fleetwood Mac -- 1979 -- Billboard Hot 100 chart debut #64; peaked at #8 on 11/17/1979

Babe -- Styx -- 1979 -- Billboard Hot 100 chart debut #72; #1 on 12/08/1979 for 2 weeks


Dream Police -- Cheap Trick -- 1979 -- Billboard Hot 100 chart debut #79; peaked at #27 on 11/24/1979

You Were On My Mind -- We Five -- 1965

A Place In The Sun -- Stevie Wonder -- 1966

Old Cape Cod -- Patti Page -- 1957

Without Love (There Is Nothing) -- Clyde McPhatter -- 1957

Help Me Rhonda -- Beach Boys -- 1965 -- Only Beach Boys #1 single with Al Jardine on lead vocals


Naturally Stoned -- The Avant-Garde -- 1968 -- Future TV game show host Chuck Woolery wrote and sang lead vocals

Funky Broadway -- Wilson Pickett -- 1967

Proud Mary -- CCR -- 1969

A Question Of Tempature -- Balloon Farm -- 1968


Dim All The Lights -- Donna Summer -- 1979

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough -- Michael Jackson -- 1979 -- #1 on 10/13/1979 for 1 week

The Only Living Boy in New York -- Simon and Garfunkel -- 1970 -- "B"-side of hit 45 "Cecilia"


The Sound of Silence -- Simon and Garfunkel -- 1966

I'm A Loser -- Beatles -- 1965

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) -- Beatles -- 1966

Sad Eyes -- Robert John -- 1979


Sail On -- Commodores -- 1979

Cruisin' -- Smokey Robinson -- 1979

Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' -- Journey -- 1979 -- 45 version, not available on CD or LP


Book Of Love -- Monotones -- 1958

Mountain Of Love -- Harold Dorman -- 1961

Tobacco Road -- Nashville Teens -- 1964 -- Written by prolific American songwriter John D. Loudermilk


Bits And Pieces -- Dave Clark Five -- 1964

Out Of Left Field -- Percy Sledge -- 1967

Come A Little Bit Closer -- Jay And The Americans -- 1964

Rock Me On The Water -- Jackson Browne -- 1972


She's Gone -- Hall & Oates -- 1974

Ain't Even Done With The Night -- John Cougar -- 1981

Gotta Serve Somebody -- Bob Dylan -- 1979

The Closer I Get To You -- Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway -- 1978

Lonesome Loser -- Little River Band -- 1979 -- 45 version, not available on CD or LP


After The Love Is Gone -- Earth, Wind and Fire -- 1979

Driver's Seat -- Sniff & The Tears -- 1979

Blood Red And Going Down -- Tanya Tucker -- 1973


Theme From "The Greatest American Hero" -- Joey Scarbury -- 1981

Abracadabra -- Steve Miller Band -- 1982

Have You Ever Seen The Rain -- CCR -- 1971

Answer to this week's trivia question:



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Monday, October 8, 2012

Dec 10, 2011 - JS

Rockin' Remnants

Date:  December 10, 2011

Host:  John Simon

Birthday Calendar

Dec 8 -- Greg Allman -- Played keyboard and sang with the Allman Brothers.  He was born in Nashville TN, and he and his brother spent a lot of time in northern FL and Macon GA.

Dec 8, 1943 -- Jim Morrison -- Iconic member of the Doors.  He was born in Melbourne FL and died in Paris at 28 years old.

Dec 8 -- Jerry Butler, the "Iceman" -- He's 72 years old now, and still singing.  You might have seen him on PBS, hosting the oldies stuff they do there.  He was born in Sunflower Mississippi, and his baritone voice came out of a gospel tradition.  He sang with the Impressions for a while, then went off and forged a solo career, and his buddy Curtis Mayfield did a lot of production work for him.  Butler later moved to Philadelphia and became part of the Philly sound with Gamble and Huff.     

Trivia Contest

Clue 1
This singer, guitarist, and record company executive got his start playing covers of old rock-n-roll records in a Los Angeles nightclub.

Clue 2
Although his biggest hit was one he wrote himself, he famously recorded the first version of Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", he also released the first single of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain", and he scored big hits with remakes of two Chuck Berry records.

Clue 3 wasn't needed this week, as someone called with the correct answer after Clue 2.  Here is some additional info:
The club was the Whisky A Go Go.  His biggest hit was "Poor Side of Town".  One of the Chuck Berry records he covered was "Memphis".



(Note:  An asterisk before the song title indicates that the song was a request.)

Hey Girl -- Freddie Scott

Walk on By -- Dionne Warwick -- 1965 -- This song was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.  Isaac Hayes had a 12-minute version of it.

Ooh Baby Baby -- The Miracles -- 1965

Until Then -- The Pentagons -- 1961 -- This song was released as a 45 on Jamie Records.  It didn't chart; it was a regional hit in the Chicago area.

Halfway -- Eddie Hodges -- 1963 -- #118 

Holidays are Coming/Snoopy's Christmas -- 1967 -- Royal Guardsmen -- This song debuted on this date (Dec 10) in 1967, and was the third song in their Snoopy trilogy.

Sleigh Ride -- Ventures -- They had a whole album of surf tunes and holiday songs.  You can hear "Walk Don't Run" leading into "Sleigh Ride" at the beginning of this song.

Walk with a Winner -- Gene McDaniels -- This was released as a 45 on Liberty Records and never charted.  Jack Nitzsche is listed in the production credits.  Gene McDaniels had a career that encompassed pop, big band, ballads, and jazz, and he composed a bunch of classic tunes.  He passed away this past year. 

Just My Style -- Gary Lewis and the Playboys -- 1965

The Look of Love -- Lesley Gore -- 1965 -- Released as a 45, then quickly pulled back and re-released with some jingling bells to make it more holiday-ish.  It rode the holiday wave right into the Top 20.

It's Cold Outside -- The Choir -- This band was from Cleveland.

Don't Take it So Hard -- Paul Revere and the Raiders

*Blue Moon -- Marcels

He's So Fine -- Chiffons -- This was a #1 hit for the Chiffons on Laurie Records.

*Everybody -- Tommy Roe

Hooked on a Feeling -- BJ Thomas -- This is the mono 45 version, which contains an extra overdub of the hi-hat.

*God Only Knows -- Beach Boys

*Can I Get a Witness -- Marvin Gaye

Too Busy Thinking 'Bout My Baby -- Marvin Gaye -- 1969

For Your Precious Love -- Impressions (Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield, and Fred Cash) -- Mayfield sings harmony on this virtual duet.

Make it Easy on Yourself -- Jerry Butler -- 1962 -- Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, later covered by the Walker Brothers as well.

Only the Strong Survive -- Jerry Butler --  This was a big hit for Butler, with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff at the controls.

The "In" Crowd -- Dobie Gray -- Dobie Gray was a singer/songwriter who only had a few hits on the radio but had a huge impact on music.  He passed away in Nashville on Tuesday (Dec 6, 2011) at age 71 due to complications from cancer.  This was his first hit, in 1965, and it was later covered by many other artists.

No Room to Cry -- Dobie Gray -- This was Gray's final recording on Charger Records in 1966, and it didn't chart.

Drift Away -- Dobie Gray -- From 1973, this recording was a huge hit for Gray.

*This Door Swings Both Ways -- Herman's Hermits

As You Used to Do -- Ian and the Zodiacs -- This British band had a great local following in their hometown of Liverpool, but they got overshadowed by the success of the Beatles.  The most successful song for them in the U.S. was their version of Wade in the Water, which was a regional hit in the southwest.

Both Sides Now -- Judy Collins -- This 45 version from Elektra Records is in mono.  The version on the Wildflowers album is slightly different.

The Look of Love -- Aloha Burke -- Aloha Burke was the only sister in the sibling band The Five Stairsteps, and this is the lone 45 she released under her own name on Cobblestone Records.  Her brothers provide lyrical and instrumental support on this recording.

Stumble and Fall -- Darlene Love -- Phil Spector produced this 45, and then it was immediately retracted.  It can only be found on some Phil Spector anthologies.

Little Drummer Boy -- Harry Simeone Chorale

*Sleigh Ride -- Ronettes

*Different Drum -- Stone Ponies

Do What You Want to Do -- Five Flights Up

You Can't Change That -- Raydio -- This was one of the first songs released by Ray Parker Jr. and the band Raydio in 1979.

*Shining Star -- Manhattans -- This was a big hit in the early 80s, on Columbia Records.

*Shining Star -- Earth, Wind, and Fire -- This is from the album "That's the Way of the World" on Columbia Records.

If We Make It Through December -- Merle Haggard

Vincent -- Don McLean

Tunesmith -- Johnny Rivers

*Candles in the Rain -- Melanie -- Melanie is backed up on this song by the Edwin Hawkins singers.  She wrote this song after seeing all the lights flashing on the hillside at Woodstock.

Picture Me Gone -- Evie Sands -- This incredible lost single from 'Hard-Luck Evie Sands' features a double false ending.

*First Time Ever I Saw Your Face -- Roberta Flack -- This was used in the movie Play Misty for Me.

Stuck in the Middle with You -- Steeler's Wheel -- This was featured in the movie Pulp Fiction.

Half the Way -- Crystal Gayle

Part of the Plan -- Dan Fogelberg -- Fogelberg gets some help on this song from David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Joe Walsh.

Stoned Soul Picnic -- Laura Nyro -- This song was from her album "Eli and the Thirteenth Confession".  Laura Nyro used to live in Ithaca and was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Her father and brother still live in town, as do many fans.  She was a songwriter and singer, and at one point in 1969 she had four songs in the Top 20 that she had written, including songs performed by The 5th Dimension, Blood Sweat and Tears, and Three Dog Night.


JOHNNY RIVERS  -- John Ramistella was his real name, and he started his own record company called Soul City Records.  Among his many claims to fame:  he discovered (and re-named) the group The 5th Dimension.  

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