Thursday, November 9, 2017

Nov. 4th, 2017 - JR - Instrumentals + 1975

Rockin' Remnants

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Date: November 4th, 2017
Host:  JR
Feature: Instrmentals + 1975

Last time I was hosting in September, I featured vocals for the whole show. This week, going in the opposite directions and featuring... Instrumentals!  For the first hour of the show, anyway.  We'll also be checkin' out some sounds on the Billboard Hot 100 42 years ago November ''75, and play Rockin' Remnants Trivia with a nice prize of a $25 gift certificate for Rasa Spa!  So put yourself in a mellow place, and listen to the oldies...


[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]

6pm - 7pm 

"Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson - 1961, #7

"East Side Story" - Hal Blaine And The Young Cougars - 1963

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This single released by the Rock and Roll HOF and Wrecking Crew drummer, was a "Breakout Hit" in St. Louis, but did not crack the Hot 100.

"Pipeline" - The Chantays - 1963, #4
Check out this video of the band performing "Pipeline" on The Lawrence Welk show! And-a 1, and a 2, and a Cowubunga, Larry!

"The Pink Panther Theme" - Henry Mancini And His Orchestra - 1964, #31
Theme from the movie won a Grammy for Pop Instrumental.

"Telstar" - The Tornadoes - 1962, #1, 3 weeks.
Named after a communications satellite, The Tornadoes were the 3rd British group to have a #1 single on the Hot 100 (preceded by Mr. Acker Bilk, and David Rose).

"More" - Kai Winding & Orchestra - 1963, #8
Theme from the Italian documentary movie Mondo Cane.

"No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)  - The T-Bones - 1966, #3
Two members of this L.A. studio combo, Joe Frank Carollo and Tommy Reynolds, teamed up with Dan Hamilton and had a couple hits in the early 70's, most notably "Don't Pull Your Love" from 1971 and "Fallin' In Love", #1 in 1975.

"Music To Watch Girls By" - The Bob Crewe Generation - 1966, #15
This song was used in a Diet Pepsi commercial in 1967!

"Hawaii Five-O" - The Ventures - 1969, #4
Theme from original TV series starring Jack Lord.  Have you seen updated version of Hawaii Five-O?  It's on Friday night, CBS at 9:00, and it's pretty good!  And they still use the original theme...

"Pepperbox" - The Peppers - 1974, #76
"Dance With The Devil" - Cozy Powell - 1974, #49
Both these instrumentals came out in the Spring of 1974, and although they were not big hits on the Hot 100, they received a lot of local airplay here in Ithaca.  Powell replaced Carl Palmer for a couple of years in ELP in the mid-80's; he died in a car crash in 1998.

More instrumentals coming up for the Birthday Calendar!

"She Is Still A Mystery" - The Lovin' Spoonful - 1967, #27
This was the last Top 40 single for the band.  John Sebastian was in concert in Homer this night, attended by Remnants dj's JH and KV!

"Walking To New Orleans" - Fats Domino - 1960, #10

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"If you were to ask me to name my favorite Fats Domino song I would definitely say this.  I love the strings!

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