Friday, April 12, 2019

April 6, 2019: JH - Ladies Night

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)
Date: April 6, 2019
Spotlight: Ladies' Night - all female artists.

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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)

The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) - Betty Everett (1964 - #6: song was covered by Cher and used in the movie "Mermaids" in 1990)

Whenever She Holds You - Patty Duke (1966 - #66: The Patty Duke Show ran on TV from 1963-66; this was her last of four songs on the BB Hot 100 and it was written by Bobby Goldsboro)
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I Can't Stay Mad at You - Skeeter Davis (1963 - #7: crossover hit for Davis written by Carols King and Gerry Goffin)

Cry to Me - Betty Harris (1963 - #27: her cover of the Solomon Burke hit from the previous year; coincidentally, song was written by Bert Berns under the pen name Bert Russell, who would be the answer to the Rockin Remnants trivia question!)
Image result for cry to me betty harris I Can't Let Go - Evie Sands (1966 - DNC:  song would later be hit for The Hollies and Linda Ronstadt; Sands' version was a victim of record label issues)

Piece of My Heart - Erma Franklin (1967 - #62: original version of song by Aretha Franklin's older sister that would be a big hit for Janis Joplin; also co-written and produced by Bert Berns!)
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(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin (1967 - #8: one of 76 chart singles for "The Queen of Soul"; written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin)

It's Too Late - Carole King (1971 - #1: song from her monster hit "Tapestry" LPthat spent 5 weeks at #1; #469/RS500)

Silver Threads and Golden Needles - Linda Ronstadt (1974 - #67: song was a #20 hit for The Springfields in 1962)
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I Only Want to Be With You - Dusty Springfield (1964 - #12: her first chart single as a solo artist after leaving The Springfields)

*The Morning After - Maureen McGovern (1973 - #1: from the movie The Poseidon Adventure and won the Oscar for Best Song)

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Shilo - Neil Diamond (1968 - DNC: original single [Bang #561] that caused Neil to leave Bang Records when Bang owner wanted a more pop sound and Neil wanted to write more introspective songs, like Shilo)
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Shilo - Neil Diamond (1970 - #24: released by Bang Records [#575] with a new backing track after Neil left the label)
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Shilo - Neil Diamond (1970 - NR: Neil included a new version of the song for his first UNI LP "Velvet Gloves and Spit")
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This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' - Ruth Brown (1958 - #24: Bobby Darin co-wrote the song that was a hit for "Miss Rhythm")

Free Man in Paris - Joni Mitchell (1974 - #22:  from her LP "Court and Spark" withbacking vocals by David Crosby and Graham Nash; #470/RS500)

Birthday Calendar

March 31:
John D. Looudermilk - b. 1934
Herb Alpert - 84
Willem Duyn (Mouth & McNeal) - b. 1937
Rod Allen (The Fortunes) - b. 1944

April 1:
Rudolph Isley - 80
Alan Blakley (The Tremeloes) - b. 1942
Phil Margo (The Tokens) - 77
John Barbata - 74

April 2:
Marvin Gaye - b. 1939
Leon Russell - b. 1942
Emmylou Harris - 72

April 3:
Doris Day (Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff) - 97
Don Gibson - b. 1928
Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) - b. 1941
Billy Joe Royal - b. 1942
Tony Orlando - 75

April 4:
Margo Sylvia (The Tune Weavers) - b. 1936
Hugh Masekela - b. 1939

April 5:
Billy Bland - b. 1932
Crispian St. Peters (Robin Peter Smith) - b. 1939
Allan Clarke (The Hollies) - 77
Agnetha Faltskog (ABBA) - 69

April 6:
Merle Haggard - b. 1937

Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) - Don Fardon (1968 - #20: song written by John D. Loudermilk in 1959 that Paul Revere and the Raiders took to #1 in 1971)
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A Taste of Honey - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (1965 - #7: song won Grammys for Record of the Year and Pop Instrumental)

How Do You Do - Mouth and McNeal (1972 - #8: song was part of the early '70s Dutch Invasion here in the States and went to #1 in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, and New Zealand)
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You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes (1965 - #7: song with a great counterpoint melody; check out the group's commercial for Coca-Cola:

This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) - The Isley Brothers (1966 - #12: song from when the brothers were briefly with Motown Records; it was written by Holland-Dozier-Holland)

Here Comes My Baby - The Tremeloes (1967 - #13: song was written by Cat Stevens)
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The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (1961 - #1: song spent 3 weeks at the top of the charts)

Immigration Man - Crosby & Nash (1972 - #36: John Barbata played drums for The Turtles, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, CSN&Y, as well as on this single, which is as relevent today as when it was written)
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Mercy Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye (1971 - #4: from his classic LP "What's Goin' On)

Tight Rope - Leon Russell (1972 - #11: his first chart single as a solo artist after many years of session work, including with The Wrecking Crew and Phil Spector)

Here There and Everywhere - Emmylou Harris (1976 - #65: her cover of the Beatles tune)

*Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day (1956 - #2: song was used in the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Man Who Knew Too Much", which starred Doris Day and Jimmy Stewart; it was Day's signature song)
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Sea of Heartbreak - Don Gibson (1961 - #21: song was recently covered by Rosanne Cash on her LP "The List"; Gibson wrote "Sweet Dreams of You" and "I Can't Stop Loving You")
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Ride the Wild Surf - Jan & Dean (1964 - #25: Jan Berry co-wrote the title song for the movie with Beach Boy Brian Wilson and Roger Christian; Jan & Dean were the hosts and one of the main acts of the famous T.A.M.I. Show)

Down in the Boondocks - Billy Joe Royal (1965 - #9: song was written and produced by Royal's friend, Joe South)

Knock Three Times - Tony Orlando & Dawn (1970 - #1: song spent three weeks at the top of the BB chart)

Happy, Happy Birthday Baby - The Tune Weavers (1957 - #5: Margo Sylvia co-wrote the song; although their only hit, the group is in the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame)
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Grazing in the Grass - Hugh Masekela (1968 - #1: Masekela is known as "The Father of South African Jazz"; the next year The Friends of Distinction recorded a vocal version of the song)

Let the Little Girl Dance - Billy Bland (1960 - #7: song was a one-hit wonder for the R&B singer)

You Were on My Mind - Crispian St. Peters (1966 - #36: His cover of the Ian & Sylvia tune preceded "The Pied Piper", his biggest hit)
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Jennifer Eccles - The Hollies (1968 - #40: Allan Clarke wrote the song with fellow Hollie Graham Nash about their wives)

SOS - ABBA (1975 - #15: Agnetha Faltskog sang lead on the group's third single)
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Okie From Muskogee - Merle Haggard (1969 - #41: song spent 4 weeks at #1 on the Country chart)

*You Don't Own Me - Leslie Gore (1963 - #2: great song of female empowerment)

Let's Get Together - We Five (1965 - #31: the soaring vocals of Beverly Bivens provided the We Five sound; song was first recorded by the Kingston Trio and would later become "Get Together" by the Youngbloods; the Jefferson Airplane covered it on their first LP, "Jefferson Airplane Takes Off";  We Five also recorded a Coca-Cola commercial)
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I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers (1965 - #4: Judith Durham was the lead singer for the group from Down Under)

It's Getting Better - Mama Cass (1969 - #30: a sunshine pop hit from the pen of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil with several members of The Wrecking Crew backing Cass Elliot)
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Sunday Will Never be the Same - Spanky and Our Gang (1967 - #9: Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane would join The New Mamas and Papas for their 1980s tours)
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Ancipation - Carly Simon (1971 - #13: Simon wrote the song while waiting for her date with Cat Stevens, who was late; now it makes one want ketchup on a hamburger)
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Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin (1971 - #1: posthumous hit for "Pearl" written by Kris Kristofferson; #148/RS500)

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 (04/13/19):  John Simon (JS) 

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