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January 26th, 2019 - JR - Oldies but Goodies

Rockin' Remnants

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Date:  January 26th, 2019
Host:  JR
Feature:  Oldies but Goodies



[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]


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

Anyway You Want It – DC5 (1965, #14).

(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone – The Monkess (1967, #20; the flip-side of "I'm A Believer", which spent 7 weeks at the top of the BB Hot 100!) 

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Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye – Steam (1969, #1, 2 weeks; a little more "TV on the Radio", this anthem-ish tune is now being used for GMC Trucks.)

Superman – The Clique (1969, dnc; this song became an "FM hit" when revived by R.E.M. in 1986.)

I'm Gonna Make You Mine – Lou Christie (1969, #10; this was Lugee Sacco's last Top 40 hit on the BB Hot 100.)

Cry Baby – Garnett Mimms & The Enchanters (1963, #4).

How Can I Be Sure – The Young Rascals (1967, #4; a cover version of this by David Cassidy peaked at #25 in 1972.) 

Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield (1969; I just watched the movie "Pulp Fiction" and the soundtrack had a definite influence on this show!  Dusty was on it, as well as a Neil Diamond tune and The Statler Brothers, too... Coming up!)

Flowers On The Wall - The Statler Brothers (1966, #4; this was their only Top 40 hit, with over 66 hits on the BB C&W chart from 1965 to 1990).

Waterloo - Stonewall Jackson (1959, #4).

Omaha - Moby Grape (1967, #88; a quick plug for John Simon's show next week, featuring "geographical oldies"!)

She Cried - Jay & The Americans (1962, #5; the only hit by this NYC-based group to feature original lead singer John "Jay" Traynor, who was quickly replaced by David "Jay Black" Blatt.)

Candida - Dawn (1970, #3).

*The Jean Genie - David Bowie (1972, #71).

The Morning Of Our Lives - Arkade (1971, #80; more TV on the Radio Trivia!  This song, featuring Austin Roberts on lead vocals, was used in an ad for Bridal Fair Magazine.)

7 - 8pm

Birthday Calendar

Jan 21   –  Mac Davis  - 77
                  Richie Havens - 1941

Jan 22   –  Steve Perry  - 70
                  Sam Cooke - 1933

Jan 23 –  Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) – 66
Jan 24 –  Ray Stevens -80
                Neil Diamond - 78
                Aaron Neville - 78
                Warren Zevon - 1947

Jan 25  – Etta James - 1938

 You Send Me & Sugar Dumplin' – Sam Cooke (1957\\, #1, 3 weeks, 1965, #32; the former is Sam's first chart-topper on the pop chart and the latter is his last Top 40 posthumously-released single.

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Here Comes The Sun - Richie Havens (1971, #14; Richie spent most of the 70's and 80's singing on commercial jingles for Amtrak, Coke, Maxwell House and more.  Click here to check out his golden tones singing for Amtrak!) 

I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James (dnc, 1967; one of the great voices of R&B, Etta (born Jamesetta Hawkins) never got the credit she deserved in her lifetime due to poor management and drug problems. She was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.)

Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon & Holly Holy -  Neil Diamond (1967, #10, and 1969 #6; Neil is just one of those rare artists that has transcended generations for over 50 years!  In the late 60's and early 70's my parents were buying his albums while I was buying his singles, some of the most worn out 45's in the JR-kives!  Neil has announced that he has stopped touring due to Parkinson's Disease, but will still focus on making music at his home studio in Basalt, Colorado.  A true musical genius!

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Mr. Businessman – Ray Stevens (1968, #28).

Surrender - Cheap Trick (1978, #62; the studio version of this failed to break the group on the pop chart, but a year later the "Live At Budokan" made them superstars.  Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.)

Stop And Smell The Roses (45 version) – Mac Davis (1974, #9; before he became a singer, Mac was well known for his songwriting. Click here to see his songwriting credits).

More Birthdays next hour, including more Neil Diamond and my man WZ! 

Honky Cat - Elton John (1972, #8).

45 Corner

 In the Corner tonight is the 45 version of "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" from Journey for the birthday of Steve Perry.  The 45 version runs 3:44, while the LP version runs 3:55, a rather curious edit to eliminate 11 seconds!  I've listened to both versions carefully, and I believe the edit comes towards the end during the "Na Na" chorus, which I also believe make this song so intriguing with all the vocal, guitar and keyboard overdubs, and still retains that great cold ending!

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Sing A Song– Earth, Wind & Fire (1976, #5).

What About Me (45 version) - Anne Murray (1973, #64).

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 8pm - 9pm

Lawyers, Guns And Money & Hasten Down The Wind - Warren Zevon (1978 and 1976, LP tracks; WZ was more of an FM artist than an AM one. He did have 1 Top 40 single on the BB Hot 100: "Werewolves Of London, #21, 1978).

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Don't Know Much - Linda Ronstadt with Aaron Neville (1989, #2; Aaron Neville had 2 BB Hot 100 #2 singles: the one above and the other "Tell It Like It Is" from 22 years earlier.)
Linda Ronstadt was an early supporter of WZ, recording his songs and naming her 1976 album after his song "Hasten Down The Wind"

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While many teenagers had the famous Farrah Fawcett poster on their wall, I had this poster!  : )

You Don't Send Me Flowers - Barbra & Neil (1978, #1, 2 weeks; this song has an absolutely fascinating history!  Click here to read all about it!)

Love On The Rocks - Neil Diamond (1980, #2; one of 3 Top Ten hits from the movie soundtrack of The Jazz Singer, starring Diamond and Sir Laurence Olivier.)

Cut The Cake - AWB (1975, #10).

Jive Talkin' - The Bee Gees (1975, #1, 2 weeks).

Lady - Styx (1975, #6).

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You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim) - Rod Stewart (1977, #4). 

You Should Hear How She Talks About You - Melissa Manchester (1982, #5; I always liked this song for its hearkening back to the "girl-group" sound of the early 60's ).

 I Wanna Go Back - Eddie Money (1986, #14).

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

Glossary of terms

dnc = did not chart.
nr = not released as a single at the time.
AC = Billboard's chart for "Adult Contemporary" singles.
Bubbling Under = songs that were ranked, but below the Hot 100 (spots 101 - 130),
BB = Billboard Magazine, which publishes the Hot 100 chart (previously known at the Top 100), along with several other charts.
C&W = Billboard's chart for "Country & Western" singles.

R&B = Billboards's chart for "Rhythm & Blues" singles.
RRHOF = Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
RS500 = Rolling Stones Magazine's ranked list of the top 500 singles of all-time.

Rockin' Remnants is broadcast from WVBR-FM Ithaca. Check out our webpage, like us on Facebook, and tune in to 93.5 or stream the show every Saturday night from 6-9pm! (Or download the WVBR+ app now available for iOS and Android!).  Thanks to our sponsors Island Health & Fitness and Rasa Spa for their support every week!

Host this Week (February 2): John Simon + guest with a "geographical" spin on the oldies!

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