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Rockin' Remnants

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Date:  December 29, 2018
Host:  JR
Feature:  Golden Oldies


[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 

Goodbye – Mary Hopkin (1969, #13; a Lennon-McCartney composition.) 

Celebrate – Three Dog Night (1970, #15). 

I Just Want To Celebrate – Rare Earth (1971, #9).

*Dance With Me – Orleans (1975, #6; going out to our friend and long-time listener, Glen from Watkins Glen.)

A Teenager In Love – Dion (1959, #5; from the legendary NYC songwriting team of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman.)

A Little Bit Of Soap – The Jarmels (1961, #12).

Land Of A Thousand Dances – Wicked Pickett (1966, #6: One of 8 different versions to land on the BB Hot 100 and the highest charting.  Patti Smith also did a cover version that she called simply "Land".) 

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Hanky Panky - Tommy James And The Shondells (1966, #1, 2 weeks).

Dance, Dance, Dance - Beach Boys (1964, #8).

Yakety Yak - The Coasters (1958, #1, 1 week).

My Pledge Of Love - The Joe Jeffery Group (1969, #14: according to Whitburn, Jeffery {born Joe Stafford) was born in Buffalo, NY.  According to Wikipedia, he was born in Cleveland, OH.  I'd tend to believe Whitburn.)

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Needles And Pins - The Searcher (1964, #13).

Magic Town - The Vogues (1966, #29: written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.)

*Jelly Jungle Of Orange Marmalade - The Lemon Pipers (1968, #51: somewhere deep in the JR-chives is the 45 version of this psychedelic nugget on Buddah Records.)

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Stood Up - Ricky Nelson (1958, #2).

7 - 8pm

Birthday Calendar

Dec 23   –  Jorma Kaukonen - (Jefferson Airplane) - 79
                  Tim Hardin - 1941

Dec 24   –  Lee Dorsey  - 1924

Dec 25   –  Jimmy Buffet – 72

Dec 26 – Phil Spector - 79

Dec 27  – Mick Jones (Foreigner) - 73

Dec 28 - Edgar Winter - 72
               Alex Chilton (Box Tops, Big Star) - 1950

Dec 29 - Marianne Faithful - 72
               Yvonne Elliman - 67

If I Were A Carpenter – Bobby Darin (1966, #8: Tim Hardin is probably known as a songwriter more than singer, but we'll hear him later in the show.) 

Genesis - Jorma Kaukonen (1974, dnc: from Jorma's first solo LP, "Quah", this song got a lot of FM radio airplay, as did his other group, Hot Tuna.)

Holy Cow - Lee Dorsey (1966, #23).

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Urgent  – Foreigner (1981, #4; featuring the blistering sax solo from Jr. Walker)!

River Deep, Mountain High – Ike & Tina Turner (1966, #88, 1968, BU #112
Black Pearl - Checkmates LTD., #13, 1969
The former was Phil Spector's grandest "wall of sound" production, and also his biggest flop.  The latter is his last foray onto the BB Hot 100 Top 20.  A sad ending to a great talent... Click here to see his bio.)

Soul Deep – The Box Tops (1969, #18).

Free Ride (45 version) - Edgar Winter Group (1973, #14; written and sung by Dan Hartman.)

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As Tears Go By - Marianne Faithful (1965, #24).

Love Me - Roxy - Yvonne Elliman (1976, #14; off the pen of the Gibb Brothers).

Time for a little Rockin' Remnants Trivia!  We're giving away a gift card to Papa John's and a pair of tickets to Cinemapolis!  The clue is in the next 4 songs:

Spanish Harlem – Ben E. King (1961, #10).

Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King (1967, dnc).

Paying The Cost To Be The Boss - B.B. King (1968, #39).

Smackwater Jack - Carole King (1971, #14).

Which of these artists was born with the surname "King"?
The answer will be at the end of the blog!

8pm - 9pm

Listen People - Herman's Hermits (1966, #3; written by Graham Gouldman).

Where Were You When I Needed You - Grass Roots (1966, #28). 

Willie And The Hand Jive - Eric Clapton (1974, #26: the original version by The Johnny Otis Show peaked at #9 in 1958.)

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Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young (1978, #7; written and produced by Harry Vanda and George Young [The Easybeats, AC/DC]).

(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me - R.B. Greaves (1970, #27 ; of the 6 charting versions of this Bacharach-David tune, the highest-charting version was by the British Synth-Pop duo Naked Eyes, #8, 1983.)

Venus - The Shocking Blue (1970, #1). 

It's No Secret - Jefferson Airplane (1966, dnc).

All The Way From Memphis (45 version) - Mott The Hoople (1973, dnc).

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*Hair - The Cowsills (1969, #2).

Hotel California - The Eages (#1, 1 week, 1977).

*Reason To Believe - Tim Hardin (1965, dnc: popularized in 1971 by Rod Stewart and also the b-side of "Maggie May.)

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45 Corner

Tonight in the Corner is birthday-boy Jimmy Buffet and the single version of "Margaritaville".  Released on ABC Records in the Spring of 1977, it peaked at #8, Jimmy's biggest hit record.  The LP version clocks in at 4:09, while the 45 version is 3:20, the difference being the marimba solo being lopped off the 45.
While a lot of 45 versions are being uploaded to YouTube, I could not find this, so it remains unique to the 7" vinyl.

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Owner Of A Lonely Heart (45 version) - Yes (1984, #1, 1 week).

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I Can Dream About You - Dan Hartman (1984, #6; from the movie Streets Of Fire, which I viewed recently.  Great song, so-so flick).

Answer to Trivia:

B.B King is the only artist I played with the surname of King.
Ben E. and Albert are Nelson, and Carole is Klein.  Congratulation to Robin from Ithaca who won the Papa John's gift card and pair of passes to Cinemapolis!

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.

Host this Week (January 5): Gregory James

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