Monday, March 4, 2019

March 2, 2019 - JH: NY City songs; Clydie King tribute

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)
Date: March 2, 2019
Spotlight: NY City songs; Clydie King tribute

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·     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)

59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Harper's Bizarre (1967 - #13: cover of Simon & Garfunkel's song by the sunshine pop group from Santa Cruz; Leon Russell arranged this version and Ted Templeman, who later produced several Doobie Brothers records, was a member of the group)

I Guess the Lord Must be in New York City - Nilsson (1969 - #34: written for the movie Midnight Cowboy but not used in the film)
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Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl (1964 - #44: Bob & Earl were Bob Relf and Earl Nelson)

Chelsea Morning - Judy Collins (1969 - #78: Joni Mitchell wrote this song about the NY neighborhood)
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*Eyes of a New York Woman - B.J. Thomas (1968 - #28: song was written by Mark James, who also wrote "Suspicious Minds")

New York Groove - Ace Frehley (1978 - #13: solo effort by the lead guitarist of Kiss)

Washington Square - The Village Stompers (1963 - #2: their sound has been described as 'folk-dixie')
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Crazy Downtown - Allan Sherman (1965 - #40: comedy take-off on the Petula Clark hit 'Downtown')

The Boy From New York City - The Ad-Libs (1965 - #8: one-hit wonder for the female doo-wop group from Bayonne, NJ)
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Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross (1981 - #1: song topped the charts for 3 weeks and won an Oscar for Best Original Song; from the movie starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli)

45 Corner

The Only Living Boy in New York - Simon & Garfunkel (DNC - 1970: song was released on the B side of "Cecilia", and is Paul Simon's good-bye song to Art Garfunkel; The first lines: "Tom, get your plane right on time; I know you part'll go fine; fly down to Mexico" references Garfunkel leaving the duo to take a part in the movie "Catch-22" filming in Mexico; in the late '50s they recorded under the names Tom & Jerry)
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Shattered - The Rolling Stones (1978 - #31: Mick Jagger says he wrote the song in the back of a New York City taxicab)

Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack (1973 - #56: from the film of the same name starring Anthony Quinn; also used in the Quentin Tarantino movie Jackie Brown)

Harlem Nocturne - The Viscounts (1960 - #52: song was re-released in 1965 and charted at #39)

Birthday Calendar

Feb. 24:
Joanie Sommers (Joan Drost) - 78
Paul Jones (Manfred Mann lead singer 1962-66) - 77
Nicky Hopkins - born 1944
Rupert Holmes - 72

Feb. 25:
George Harrison - born 1943
Emitt Rhodes - 69

Feb. 26:
Antione "Fats" Domino - born 1928
Johnny Cash - born 1932
Mitch Ryder - 74

Feb. 27:
Guy Mitchell - born 1927

Feb. 28:
Joe South (Joseph Souter) - born 1940
Brian Jones (Rolling Stones) - born 1942

March 1:
Harry Belafonte - 92
Mike D'Abo - 75
Roger Daltrey - 75

March 2:
Karen Carpenter - born 1950
Jay Osmond - 63
John Cowsill - 62

One Boy - Joanie Sommers (1960 - #54: from the Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie")

Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann (1966 - #29: Paul Jones is said to have one of the best voices of the British invasion; Jack Bruce played bass on the song)
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She's A Rainbow - The Rolling Stones (1967 - #25: song features the piano stylings of Nicky Hopkins)

Thank You Girl - Street People (1970 - #96: Rupert Holmes was behind this studio group; song was a follow-up to "Jennifer Tompkins" which charted at #36 earlier in the year)
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Cracker Box Palace - George Harrison (1977 - #19: song spotlights the skills on slide guitar of 'the quiet Beatle')

Live - The Merry-Go-Round (1967 - #63: Emmit Rhodes wrote the song which was covered by The Bangles in 1984)
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Whole Lotta Loving - Fats Domino (1958 - #6: Domino co-wrote the song which was considered a 'comeback' record for him)

Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash (1963 - #17: song was said to be written by June Carter Cash due to her love for Johnny, but Johnny's first wife claimed the song was written by Johnny about something else entirely; #87 on the RS 500)

Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (1966 - #4: song ranks #428 on the RS 500; Bruce Springsteen has used it frequently for concert encores)
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Singing the Blues - Guy Mitchell (1956 - #1: song was #1 from December 8, 1956 to February 2, 1957 - a total of 10 weeks)

Birds of a Feather - Joe South (1969 - #96: South wrote the song that would reach #23 for Paul Revere and the Raiders in 1971)
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Not Fade Away - The Rolling Stones (1964 - #48: Brian Jones played harmonica on the buddy Holly cover that was the first charting single for the group in the US)

Island in the Sun - Harry Belafonte (1957 - #30: the singer, songwriter, actor and activist in known as "The King of Calypso")
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Handbags and Gladrags - Rod Stewart (1972 - #42: Mike D'Abo wrote, arranged, and played piano on the song)

Substitute (1966) and The Kids Are Alright (1971) - two songs by the Who that 'Bubbled Under' on the Hot 100 charts)

Superstar - The Carpenters (1971 - #2: song was co-written by Leon Russell and Bonnie Bramlett)
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Yo-Yo - The Osmonds (1971 - #3: song was written by Joe South and 'bubbled under' for Billy Joe Royal in 1965)

The Prophecy of Daniel and John the Divine (6-6-6) - the Cowsills (1969 - #75: song is from their LP "II x II")

Tribute to Clydie King:  Clydie King was a legendary back-up singer who passed away on January 7 of this year.  She appears on hundreds of records encompassing a wide range of rock artists.  At the age of 8 she appeared on the Art Linkletter Show, and she also was in the 1976 version of the movie A Star Is Born with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.  King also was included in the Netflix documentary 20 Feet From Stardom.

You Changed My Life - Bob Dylan (1981 - NR: from "The Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3"; Dylan called King "My ultimate singing partner, we were two soulmates") here is a photo of the pair
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The Bitch Is Back - Elton John (1974 - #4: from his LP "Caribou")

Chicago - Graham Nash (1971 - #35: from his solo LP "Songs for Beginners")

City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie (1972 - #18: from his LP "Hobo's Lullabye")
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(It's All Down to) Goodnight Vienna - Ringo Starr (1975 - #31: John Lennon wrote and played piano on the song; he can be heard counting off the song)

Uptown - The Crystals (1962 - #13: Phil Spector produced the song, which was written by the songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil)
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Brooklyn Roads - Neil Diamond (1968 - #58: Diamond grew up in Brooklyn and Barbra Streisand was a classmate of his)

Spanish Harlem - Aretha Franklin (1971 - #2: Ben E. King sang the original but "The Queen of Soul" had better chart success)

New York's a Lonely Town - The Trade Winds (1965 - #32: in 1966 the group [which was the duo of Peter Andreoli and Vincent Poncia] would chart with the psychedelic song "Mind Excursion")
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New York, New York - Frank Sinatra (1980 - #32: the ultimate New York City song, from the ovie of the same name starring Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli)
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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 (03/09/19):  John Rudan (JR) with 'More Tambourine'!.

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