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Date:  Nov 24, 2018
Host:  Kim Vaughan
Feature:  1960

Birthday Calendar

Nov 18   – Hank Ballard – born in 1927 (some say 1936)

Nov 19   – Hank Medress (Tokens) – born in 1938
            – Warren “Pete” Moore (Miracles) – born in 1938

Nov 20   – Norman Greenbaum – age 76
            – Joe Walsh (James Gang, Eagles) – age 71

Nov 21   – David Porter (songwriter) – age 77

Nov 22   – Jesse Colin Young (Youngbloods) – age 77

Nov 23   – Betty Everett – born in 1939

Nov 24   – Donald “Duck” Dunn (Booker T and the MGs) – born in 1941
            – Scott Joplin – born in 1868 (some say 1867)


·       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
·       a glossary of terms is below the playlist


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

 * Holiday – The Bee Gees (1967, #16.  A request from fellow Remnants host JS, since he was out-of-the-studio on a night he’d ordinarily be hosting his annual birthday episode.)

 * Still The One – Orleans (1976, #5.  A request going out to longtime listeners in Watkins Glen who are celebrating their anniversary.  Congratulations!) 

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Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles (#5 this week in 1960, having been at #1 the previous week)

Last Date – Floyd Cramer (#4 this week in 1960; it would end up spending four weeks at #2 but would never quite reach the top of the chart)

Poetry In Motion – Johnny Tillotson (#3 this week in 1960, having peaked at #2 the previous week)

Are You Lonesome To-night? – Elvis Presley (#2 this week in 1960, in only its second week on the chart – it had debuted at #35 the previous week.  It would be at #1 the next week and would stay there for six consecutive weeks in the top slot, followed by a couple more at #2 again.)

Stay – Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs (#1 this week only)

 * Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin (from earlier in 1960, peaked at #6)

 * Anna (Go To Him) – Arthur Alexander (1962, #68)

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Am I The Man – Jackie Wilson (#49 this week)

Peter Gunn – Duane Eddy (#35 this week.  This was one of 4 different versions of the tv theme song to chart on the Hot 100.  The highest charting was Ray Anthony’s version in 1959.)

Sway – Bobby Rydell (#20 this week)

You Talk Too Much – Joe Jones (#9 this week)

My Dearest Darling – Etta James (#38 this week)

Will You Love Me Tomorrow – The Shirelles (debuted this week at #87; it would spend two weeks at #1 in early 1961)


Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go – Hank Ballard (peaked at #6 this week, and made it to #1 on the R&B chart, written by Ballard)

I Hear Trumpets Blow – The Tokens (1966, #30)

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Tracks Of My Tears – The Miracles (1965, #16, co-written by Pete Moore)

 * Funk #49 – The James Gang (1970, #59, written and sung by Joe Walsh)

California Earthquake – Norman Greenbaum (1971, #93)

Let Me Be Good To You – Carla Thomas (1966, #62, R&B #11, co-written with David Porter)

Get Together – The Youngbloods (in 1967 it peaked at #62, and then two years later the same version reached #5 in 1969)

The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) – Betty Everett (1964, #6 on the Hot 100, and it spent three weeks at #1 on the R&B chart)

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(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding (1968, #1 for four weeks and #1 for three weeks on the R&B chart.  The song eventually won a Grammy.  As a Stax session player, Donald “Duck” Dunn was the bass guitarist on this song and many others.  He once said, “You wanted to play with Otis.  He brought out the best in you.”)

The Entertainer – Marvin Hamlisch (1974, #3, from the soundtrack of the Robert Redford film The Sting.  The song was composed in 1902 by Scott Joplin.)

Lonely Teenager – Dion (#34 this week)

Shimmy Like Kate – The Olympics (#74 this week)


Save The Last Dance For Me – The Drifters (at #10 this week, having spent three weeks at #1; it was an R&B #1 as well)

I’ll Save The Last Dance For You – Damita Jo (#30 this week)

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Corinna, Corinna – Ray Peterson (debuted at #96 this week; it would eventually reach #9)

A Fool In Love – Ike & Tina Turner (#62 this week)

Let’s Think About Living – Bob Luman (#29 this week)

Sailor (Your Home Is The Sea) – Lolita (#24 this week, on its way up to #5)

 * I Believe – The Young Rascals (1966, from their eponymous debut album)

Wig-Wam Bam – The Sweet (1972, #4 in the UK; it was released in the US the following year but did not chart here.  They had nine songs that did chart on the Hot 100 throughout the 1970s, including four Top Ten hits.) 

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Dancing On A Saturday Night – Barry Blue (1973, #2 in the UK.  Blue was born with the last name Green.)

Boogie Down – Eddie Kendricks (1974, #2 for two weeks.  He’d been one of the founding members of The Temptations, leaving in 1971 to begin his solo career.)

Black Betty – Ram Jam (1977, #18, their only charting hit, written by Lead Belly)

Rock On – David Essex (1973, peaked at #5 in early 1974)

Cats In The Cradle – Harry Chapin (1974, #1, with lyrics from a poem his wife had written)

Crocodile Rock – Elton John (1972, spent three weeks at #1 in early 1973)

Draggin’ The Line – Tommy James (first released as a b-side in 1970, then reworked and re-released in 1971, where it made it to #4)

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

Prize Winner

Congratulations to Joan from Ithaca, for being the fifth caller and winning two tickets to see the play 2.5 Minute Ride at the Kitchen Theatre!

Glossary of Terms:
dnc = did not chart
nr = not released as a single at the time
AC = Billboard’s chart for “Adult Contemporary” records
BB = Billboard Magazine, which publishes the Hot 100 chart (previously known as the Top 100), along with several other charts
Bubbling Under = songs that were ranked but fell below the top 100
C&W = Billboard’s chart for “Country & Western” records
R&B = Billboard’s chart for “Rhythm & Blues” records
RRHOF = Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
RS500 = Rolling Stone Magazine’s ranked list of the top 500 singles of all-time

Host Next Week (Dec 1):  John Simon doing his annual birthday episode

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