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Date: January 19, 2019

Host: GJ (Gregory James)

Feature: The Snow, the Moon, and some odds and ends


·      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)

Blue Moon - The Marcels (1961 - #1: Doo-wop version of 1935 Rodgers and Hart classic)
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Catch Us If You Can - Dave Clark 5 (1965 - #4: from movie featuring the group called Having A Wild Weekend)
Mr. Moonlight - Beatles (1964 - NR: from the LP Beatles For Sale; their cover of Roy Lee Johnson song that was a favorite among British R&B groups)
I Knew You When - Billy Joe Royal (1965 - #14: his follow-up to "Down in the Boondocks"; written by Joe South)
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There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon) - The B-52's (1979 - NR: from their first, self-titled LP)
I Live For The Sun - The Sunrays (1965 - #51: song hit #20 in the UK)
*Bad Moon Rising  - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969 - #2: #355 on the RS500; "there's a bathroom on the right")
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Take Me In Your Arms - Kim Weston (1965 - #50: first release of the Holland-Dozier-Holland song that the Doobie Brothers would cover in 1975)
How High The Moon - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1951 - #1: written in 1940 by Nancy Hamilton and Morgan Lewis; spent 9 weeks at #1 for the husband-wife duo)
It’s Only A Paper Moon - Marvin Gaye (1965 - NR: from his LP A Tribute to the Great Nat "King" Cole)
I Get High On You - Sly Stone (1975 - #52: his first release as a solo artist)
Don't Eat The Yellow Snow - Frank Zappa (1974 - #86: single edit of Zappa suite that runs almost 11:00)
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They Just Can't Stop It (Games People Play) - Spinners (1975 - #5: MFSB was the backing band for the group)
Wasted Days & Wasted Nights - Freddy Fender (1975 - #8: re-recording of song Fender wrote in 1959)
Magic Wand - Don and Juan (1962 - #91: the duo's follow-up to "What's Your Name" and their only other Hot 100 song)
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First Snow In Kokomo - Aretha Franklin (1972 - NR: from Franklin's LP "Young, Gifted, and Black")
*New York’s a Lonely Town - The Trade Winds (1965 - #32: group member Vinnie Poncia would later produce albums for Ringo Starr and Kiss)
I Don't Want To Be A Lone Ranger - Johnny Guitar Watson (1975 - #99: Watson's chart success did not match his guitar influence)
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Birthday Calendar
January 14

Allen Toussaint  1938

Jack Jones 81

January 15

Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet)  1941

January 16

Jim Stafford 75

January 17

Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones) 71
January 18

David Ruffin  1941
January 19

Dolly Parton 73

Janis Joplin 1943
Robert Palmer 1949

Phil Everly (Everly Brothers) 1939

Winter - Rolling Stones (1973 - NR: from their LP Goat's Head Soup; song features then lead guitarist Taylor)
Since I Lost My Baby - Temptations (1965 - #17: song featured David Ruffin, who Rolling Stone Magazine named one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2008)
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Down On Me - Janis Joplin (1968 - #43: song with Big Brother and the Holding Company; Joplin re-wrote lyrics to the 1920s freedom song)
Every Kinda People - Robert Palmer (1978 - #16: Palmer's first Top 40 hit in the US and one of his best-loved songs)
Walk Right Back - Everly Brothers (1961 - #7: one of 37 Hot 100 charting songs for the brothers)
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals (1965 - #13: #233 on the RS500; popular with the troops in Vietnam)
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Out In The Cold - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers (1991 - NR: from the LP Into the Great Wide Open)
Moonshadow - Cat Stevens (1971 - #31: from his LP Teaser and the Firecat)
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We May Never Pass This Way (Again) - Seals and Crofts (1973 - #21: in the early 60s the two were in The Champs with Glen Campbell)
Snow In San Anselmo - Van Morrison (1973 - NR: lead track from Morrison's Hard Nose the Highway LP)
If You Were Mine - The Andantes (1964 - dnc: The Andantes were a female sessions group for Motown Records)
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True Love Ways - Buddy Holly (1960 - dnc: posthumous release of song recorded at Holly's last recording session; he wrote the song for his wife as a wedding gift)
Walking On The Moon - The Police (1979 - dnc: second release from their first album; hit #1 in the UK)
You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes (1965 - #7: the group from Birmingham, England is still active, albeit with different band members)
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Agent Double -O- Soul - Edwin Starr (1965 - #21: first Hot 100 hit for Starr, born Charles Hatcher 1/21/1942)
Snowbound - Genesis (1978 - NR: from their LP ... And Then There Were Three ...)
Clear As The Driven Snow - Doobie Brothers (1973 - NR: from their LP The Captain and Me)
It's A Laugh - Hall & Oates (1978 - #20: one of 34 Hot 100 singles for the duo)
I Like It Like That - The Miracles (1964 - #27: song was co-written by Smokey Robinson and guitarist Marv Tarplin)
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When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Elvis Presley (1956 - #19: The King sang this live on the Ed Sullivan Show on 1/6/57, his third and last appearance on the show)
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That's Why (I Love You So) - Jackie Wilson (1959 - #13: "Mr. Excitement" had 54 Hot 100 singles)
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Moon Dew - Joe Cocker (1976 - NR: from his LP Stingray)
Don't Talk To Strangers - The Beau Brummels (1965 - #52: one of five Hot 100 singles in 1965 for the San Francisco group)
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Here Comes The Moon - George Harrison (1979 - NR: from his self-titled LP, the song is seen as a sequel to Abbey Road's "Here Comes the Sun")
Winter Time - Steve Miller Band (1977 - NR: from Miller's Book of Dreams LP)
Drunk on the Moon - Tom Waits (1974 - NR: from his LP The Heart of Saturday Night)
Snow Don't Fall - Townes Van Zandt (1972 - NR: from his acclaimed second LP, The Late Great Townes Van Zandt)
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CLOSING THEME:  Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (1959, #1 for two weeks)

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 (1/26/19): John Rudan

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