Thursday, December 26, 2013

Dec 21, 2013 - KV - Xmas & winter

Rockin' Remnants

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Date:  Dec 21, 2013

Host:  Kim Vaughan

Features:  winter, Xmas

From our Facebook page:

You know Crosby and Como and Presley and Berry, Drifters and Ronettes and Beach Boys, all merry.... BUT DO YOU RECALL Christmas songs from Little Eva, Johnny Tillotson, and The Flirtations?

Tune in to Rockin' Remnants tomorrow (Sat the 21st, 6-9pm Eastern) to celebrate Christmas and the Winter Solstice with KV! Some songs you'll know, and some you probably won't, but they'll all ROCK! 93.5 in Ithaca, or streaming at

Today is the Winter Solstice, although the weather isn’t very wintry tonight!  We’ll be playing a mix of winter songs and Christmas songs -- mostly Christmas, given the weather.  We’ll hear them in chronological order by the year they were released, with a few exceptions.    

Congratulations to Chip for winning a Papa John’s pizza when he correctly identified Bobby Darin as the singer of Christmas Auld Lang Syne!

Birthday Calendar

Dec 17 – Eddie Kendricks (Temptations) – born in 1939

Dec 21 – Carla Thomas – age 71

             – Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) – born in 1946


[yellow song titles are YouTube links; songs with * were requests]


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

TALK BREAK:  Sleigh Ride – The Ventures (1965)

White Christmas – Bing Crosby (1947)  

Ol’ Saint Nicholas – Doris Day (1949)

Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt (1953)


The Christmas Blues – Dean Martin (1953)

TALK BREAK:  Snowflakes – The Ventures (1965)

White Christmas – The Drifters (1954)

We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo – Big John Greer (1954)

Mambo Santa Mambo – The Enchanters (1956)


TALK BREAK:  Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – The Ventures (1965)

Seventy Seven Santas – Gayla Peevey (1955)

Christmas in Jail – The Youngsters (1956)

TALK BREAK:  Jingle Bells – The Ventures (1965)

Santa Claus is Back in Town – Elvis Presley (1957)

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms (1957)

I Want a Rock and Roll Guitar – Johnny Preston (1959)

TALK BREAK:  Jingle Bell Rock – The Ventures (1965)

Christmas Auld Lang Syne – Bobby Darin (1960)


Christmas Day – Linda Scott (1961)

Dear Santa – Judy Brown (1961)

You're All I Want for Christmas – Brook Benton (1963)

Christmas Kisses – Ray Anthony & the Bookends (1961)

7-8pm (birthday tributes, etc)

TALK BREAK:  Silver Bells – The Ventures (1965)

All I Want for Christmas is You – Carla Thomas (1963)

Carol of the Bells – Robert Shaw Chorale (1946)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Temptations (1970)

Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys (1963)

Santa, Teach Me To Dance – Debbie & the Darnells (1962)

Silver Bells – Earl Grant (1966)

TALK BREAK:  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Ventures (1965)

Where Did My Snowman Go? - Molly Bee (1954)

Winter’s Here – Robin Ward (1964)

TALK BREAK:  Frosty the Snowman – The Ventures (1965)

I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter – Connie Francis (1962)

Love For Christmas – The Gems (1964)

Blue Christmas – The Platters (1963)

I Wish You a Merry Christmas – Little Eva & Big Dee Irwin (1963)


* A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives (1964)


TALK BREAK:  Scrooge – The Ventures (1965)

Christmas Country Style – Johnny Tillotson (1964)

Mr. Scrooge – The Orchids (1964)

Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day – Brenda Lee (1964)

Little Bright Star – The Supremes (1965)

Merry Christmas Baby – Otis Redding (1968)

Christmas Time Is Here Again – The Flirtations (1968)


Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Jackson 5 (1970)

Christmas Shopping – Buck Owens (1968)


TALK BREAK:  Blue Christmas – The Ventures (1965)

Who Took The Merry Out of Christmas – The Staple Singers (1970)


Little Drummer Boy – Lou Rawls (1967)

Christmas for Cowboys – John Denver (1975)

The Christmas Waltz – The Carpenters (1978)     

TALK BREAK:  We Wish You a Merry Christmas – The Ventures (1965)

Christmas Is Here Again – Roger Whittaker (1978)

A Warm Little Home on the Hill – Stevie Wonder (1978)     

The Fella Who Couldn't Wait for Christmas – SCTV’s Ed Grimley, played by Martin Short (1982)

Let's Make Christmas Merry, Baby – Amos Milburn (1949)

TALK BREAK:  White Christmas – The Ventures (1965)

Christmas in Dixie – Alabama (1983)


Winter Song – Lindisfarne (1970)

That Spirit of Christmas – Ray Charles (1985)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Ella Fitzgerald (1960) 

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

Host Next Week (Dec 28):  John Simon

 12/28/1961 Spotlight Feature

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