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Feb. 11, 2017 - JH: Valentine Special - Kissing songs

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Date:  Feb. 11, 2017
Host:  Jan Hunsinger
Feature: Valentine Special - songs about kissing.

Birthday Calendar

Feb. 5 - Claude King - 1923  
Corey Wells (Three Dog Night) - 1942
Charles (Chuck) Winfield (Blood, Sweat, & Tears) -74
Al Kooper (Alan Peter Kuperschmidt) (B,S, & T) - 73

Feb. 6 - Jerry Marotta (Orelans drummer) - 61

Feb. 7 - Curtis Ousley "King Curtis" - 1934

Feb. 8 - Larry Verne - 1936 
Dan Seals - (England Dan & John Ford Coley) - 1948

Feb. 9 - Barry Mann (Barry Imberman) - 78
Carole King - 75
Barbara Lewis - 74

Feb. 10 - Roberta Flack - 78

Feb. 11 - Raoul Cita (Harptones pianist/arranger) - 1928
Gerry Goffin - 78
Sergio Mendes - 76


[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]


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

Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis (1958: #14)

Cupid - Sam Cooke (1961: #17) 
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Little Arrows - Leapy Lee (1968: #16 - English artist born Graham Pulleyblank wraps up a mini-set of songs about cupid)
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Kiss An Angel Good Morning - Charley Pride (1971: #21 - country crossover that became Pride's signature song and won him CMA 's Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist Awards )

A Kiss to Build a Dream On - Louis Armstrong (1951: song was featured in the movie "Sleepless in Seattle)
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*You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - The Beatles
* I Need You - The Beatles (caller requested these back-to-back songs off of the 'Help' LP)

Kiss of Fire - Georgia Gibbs (1951 - #1: featured in the movie 'A Walk on the Moon')
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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Jimmie Rodgers (1957 - #3)

Shoop, Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) - Betty Everett (1964 - #6: used in the movie 'Mermaids' and sung by Cher)

A Kiss From Your Lips - The Flamingos (1956 - #12 R&B)

Give Him a Great Big Kiss - The Shangri-las (1965 - #18)

 *Love Me - Elvis Presley (1956 - #2: a request for a listener in Danby)

45 Corner
Kiss Me, Baby - The Beach Boys (1965: flip side of 'Help Me, Rhonda')
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(Til) I Kissed You - The Everly Brothers (1959 - #4)

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Karen Chandler (1952 - #5: original version that Mel Carter had a hit with in 1965) 
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Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals (1963 - #6: Rolling Stone magazine picked this song #493 in its 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and features Phil Spector's Wall of Sound) 
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Give Me More More More (Of Your Kisses) - Lefty Frizzell (1952 - #1 Country.  Frizzell was a major influence on country music; Roy Orbison named his Traveling Wilbury Brothers character 'Lefty' in his honor.
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7-8pm - A great week for birthdays!

Wolverton Mountain - Claude King (1962 - #6: song is a true story written by Clifton Clowers' nephew, Merle Kilgore.  Clowers was a World War I veteran who lived to be 102!)

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Try a Little Tenderness - Three Dog Night (1969 - #29: cover of Otis Redding hit; Three Dog Night's first Top 40 song)

You've Made Me So, Very Happy - Blood, Sweat, & Tears (1969 - #2: Chuck Winfield on trumpet, David Clayton Thomas on vocals)

I Can't Quit Her - B,S, & T (1968 - UC: original line-up of group for first LP "Child Is the Father to the Man", voted #264 in Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums; Al Kooper on vocals and co-wrote the song) 
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Still the One - Orleans (1976 - #5) 

Soul Serenade - King Curtis (1964 - #51)
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I'd Really Love to See You Tonight - England Dan & John Ford Coley (1976 - #2)

Mr. Custer - Larry Verne (1960 - #1: novelty song about the Battle of the Little Big Horn - aka 'Custer's Last Stand'))
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*Kiss Me Sailor - Diane Renay (1964 - #29: a request for a kissing song that was off my radar - thanks to JS who was still in the studio and had the song with him)

Looking Through the Eyes of Love - Gene Pitney (1965 - #28: from the songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil)

I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King (1971 - #1: double-sided single with "It's Too Late", song spent 5 weeks at #1 and was described by Allmusic critic Stewart Mason as "the ultimate in hippie-chick eroticism") 
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Baby I'm Yours - Barbara Lewis (1965 - #11: song was written by Van McCoy of "The Hustle" fame and was used in the movie "The Bridges of Madison County" - directed by Clint Eastwood)

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack (1972 - #1: song spent 6 weeks at #1 and was used in the movie "Play Misty for Me" - also directed by Clint Eastwood)
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*Come and Get Your Love - Redbone (1974 - #5: the longer LP version of the song)

Sunday Kind of Love - The Harptones (1953) 
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*Love (Can Make You Happy) - Mercy (1969 - #2: one-hit wonder from band out of FLorida that still tours with several original members)
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(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin (1967 - #8: another smash hit from Gerry Goffin and Carole King)

Look of Love - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (1968 - #4) 
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Kiss Is On My List - Daryl Hall & John Oates (1981 - #1: video of song aired on MTV's first day of broadcasting)

Fire - Pointer Sisters (1979 - #2: song was written by Bruce Springsteen)
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Kiss You All Over - Exile (1978 - #1: Exile turned to the country genre after this big hit) 

*Home & Dry - Gerry Rafferty (1978: from his LP 'City to City')  
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*Spanish Harlem - Laura Nyro (1971: Nyro's cover of the Ben E. King hit written by Jerry Lieber and Phil Spector)   

*Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley (1969 - #1: one of the biggest hits of The King's career - came in at #91 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.) 

For Your Love - Ed Townsend (1958 - #13: Ed was awarded the Purple Heart for service in the Korean War)
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Goodnight My Love - Jesse Belvin (1956 - #7 R&B charts - 11 year-old Barry White is reportedly the piano played on this song.  Belvin co-wrote "Earth Angel", and was killed in a car crash at the age of 27 after performing in the first integrated concert in Little Rock, Arkansas along with Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson)
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 Thanks for the phone calls and requests!

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

Host Next Week (February 18):  Kim Vaughan, with a spotlight on 1966

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