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February 27, 2016 - JR - 1970

Rockin' Remnants

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Date: February 27, 2016
Host: JR

Rockin' Remnants, the best of the 50's, 60's and 70's every Saturday night!   Tonight we check out the sounds of the late February 1970, with Led Zeppelin in the 45 Corner, the Birthday Calendar at 7:00, and Remnants trivia with a Papa John's pizza up for grabs!


[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]

6pm – 7pm

Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again – Sly & The 

Family Stone – BB Hot 100 #1, 2 weeks (this was a 

double-sided #1 with Everybody Is A Star on the flip)

Travelin' Band/Who'll Stop The Rain – CCR – BB Hot 100


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No Time – The Guess Who – BB Hot 100 #6

Psychedelic Shack – The Temptations – BB Hot #8

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Venus – The Shocking Blue – BB Hot 100 #9

Part of the "Dutch Invasion" of 1970, which also 

included The George Baker Selection and Tee Set, 

who'll make their appearance later in the program

Arizona - Mark Lindsay - BB Hot 100 #11

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Rainy Night In Georgia – Brook Benton – BB Hot 100 #10

A nice comeback single for the late Benjamin Peay, 

who's last Top 40 chart entry was in 1962.

Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Joe South and The Believers 

BB Hot 100 #12

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Ma Belle Amie - The Tee Set - BB Hot 100 #14

The Rapper - The Jaggerz - BB Hot 100 #16

The only Top 40 hit for this Pittsburgh area band, who's 

moniker came from a popular singer of the era. A 

member of the Jaggerz, Dominic Ireace, surfaced as 

80's pop star Donny Iris.

45 Corner

Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin - BB Hot 100 #22

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This is Zep's only Top 10 Hot 100 single, peaking at #4 

on 1/31/1970.  There were two different commercial 45 

lengths, 5:35 and 3:15, both in mono.  Tonight we 

present the short version, which edits out the "ape call" 

section in the middle of the long version and LP version,

 which features Robert Plant's "ape call" vocals, and 

some wild Jimmy Page guitar effects.  A scratchy, 

Rockin' Remnants exclusive!

Give Me Just A Little More Time - Chairman Of The 

Board - BB Hot 100 #18

Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby) - Lulu - BB Hot 

100 #27 

 Aretha Franklin covered this in 1771 as the b-side of 

"Rock Steady", where it peaked at #73; Lulu's version

 peaked at #22.

Always Something There To Remind Me - R.B. Greaves - 

BB Hot 100 #33

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7pm - 8pm

Birthday Calendar

February 25th - George Harrison, 1943
February 26th – Antoine "Fats" Domino, 88
                         Paul Cotton (Poco), 74
                         Mitch Ryder (Billy Levise), 71
                         Johnny Cash, 1932

"Don't Bother Me" - The Beatles, 1963.  One of George's early vocal efforts.

"This Song" - George Harrison, 1976.  There's a great story behind this song. Click here for the gory details!

"Folsom Prison Blues" - Johnny Cash, 1968 (The original studio version of this was released on Sun Records in 1956).

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"Sunday Morning Coming Down" - Johnny Cash, 1970

"Blueberry Hill" - Fats Domino, 1956.  Fats' highest charting single at #2.  Check out a great documentary of this influential artist on American Masters on PBS.

"Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly" - Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels, 1966.

"Heart Of The Night" - Poco, 1979.  Original Member Paul Cotton had a birthday on the 26th.  Band mate Rusty Young also had a birthday on the 23rd.

Rockin' Remnants Trivia

Q: According to Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles, based on the chart information from the weekly Billboard Hot 100, who is the #1 artist of the 1970's?
A: Elton John.

Congratulations to Zach from Ithaca who knew the answer and won himself a large one-topping pizza from Papa John's.

"Border Song" - Elton John, 1970.  This was Elton's first single to hit the Hot 100, and only peaked at #92, floundering for 5 weeks on the chart.  Fortunately, this was not a sign of things to come...  click on the video to see a young Elton with a lot of hair and a lot of voice!

...And now, a few instrumentals...

"Rumble" - Link Wray & His Ray Men, 1958.  This is in the background of the "Jack Rabbit Slim's" restaurant scene in the movie Pulp Fiction.

"Harlem Nocturne" - The Viscounts.  First-time stereo version here on Remnants.  Thanks to JS!

"Manhattan Spiritual" - Reg Owen And His Orchestra, 1959.

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"Midnight In Moscow" - Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, 1962

"The Magnificent Seven" - Al Caiola and His Orchestra, 1961.  Title song from the movie starring Yul Brynner, James Coburn, Charles Bronson & Steve McQueen; also used for Marlboro commercials.

8pm - 9pm

Back to our chart date of 1970, as we count down from #100 to #44.

Comin' Home - Delaney & Bonnie And Friends Featuring Eric Clapton - BB Hot 100 #100

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The flip side of this, "Groupie (Superstar)", was later changed to just "Superstar", and recorded by the Carpenters!  Little did they know...

The Fightin' Side Of Me - Merle Haggard And The Strangers - BB Hot 100 #98

Victoria - The Kinks - BB Hot 100 #86.  This peaked at #62, 9 weeks on the chart.

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1984 - Spirit - BB Hot 100 #85.  Spirit sold a lot more LP's than 45's in their heyday, and certainly got more airplay on FM than AM.  A great band, nonetheless. 

Walking Through The Country - The Grass Roots - BB Hot 100 #77.

Oh Well - Pt. 1 - Fleetwood Mac - BB Hot 100 #72.  The Hot 100 chart debut for The Mac, with this Peter Green ditty.  This peaked at #55, probably played on some courageous AM stations back in the day.

Shilo - Neil Diamond - BB Hot 100 #71

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Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse - BB Hot 100 #68.  One of many British studio bands to feature the vocal talent of Tony Burrows; others include The Brotherhood Of Man, First Class, The Pipkins and White Plains)

The Bells - The Originals - BB Hot 100 #51.  This group was a Marvin Gaye production for Motown's Soul Records.

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New World Coming - Mama Cass - BB Hot 100 #44.  Off the pen of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, this just missed the Top 40, peaking at #42.

More great 70's to wind down the show...

"You Could Have Been A Lady" - April Wine, 1972.

"Stealin'" - Uriah Heep, 1973.

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"Cool Change" - Little River Band, 1979.

"Dancing In The City" - Marshall Hain, 1978.  I found this in one of my many music research books next to "Marshall Tucker", and I was intrigued.  After a little digging, I discovered this was a British duo comprised of Julian Marshall on the keys and Kit Hain on the vocals.  Wow, this is one catchy pop tune!  Check out the video link, and click on a blurb here.

"Seven Bridges Road" - Iain Matthews, 1973.  The Eagles based their live version on this version, which also features producer Mike Nesmith on the a cappella intro.

Host Next Week (3/5/16): John Simon

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