Sunday, May 26, 2019

May 18, 2019 - JH: Friends of the Library acquisitions

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)
Date: May 18, 2019
Spotlight: Friends of the Library finds - CDs and LPs bought at the annual Book Sale (cited LPs and CDs)

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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)

Fakin' It - Simon & Garfunkel (1967 - #23: from the classic LP "Bookends"; English folkie and Paul Simon friend Beverley Martyn contributed the line, "Good morning, Mr. Leitch, have you had a busy day")

It's Good News Week - Hedgehopper's Anonymous (1965 - #48: from the Rhino CD "Songs of Protest")

Is It Any Wonder? - The Turtles (1967 - DNC: from the LP "The Turtles Golden Hits"; also included on the "Happy Together" CD as a bonus track)

People Got to be Free - The Rascals (1968 - #1: song spent 5 weeks at the top of the charts; from "Songs of Protest")

You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt (1974 - #1: from the LP "Linda Ronstadt's Greatest Hits": Andrew Gold provided the guitar solo)

Laugh at Me - Sonny Bono (1965 - #10: Sonny wrote this song after being denied service at a posh Hollywood restaurant because of his 'hippie attire'; from the Songs of Protest" CD)

*Hooked on a Feeling - BJ Thomas (1968 - #5: a request for Peggy in Brooktondale from JSF)

Kiss of Fire - Georgia Gibbs (1952 - #1: from the Time-Life CD "Your Hit Parade" 1952; song was used in the film "A Walk on the Moon")

Hey Mister Sun - Bobby Sherman (1970 - #24: from the LP "Bobby Sherman's Greatest Hits"; Sherman achieved stardom on the TV show "Here Come the Brides")

Abraham, Martin, & John - Dion (1968 - #4: from the "Songs of Protest" CD; a comeback record for Dion, who hadn't had a charting single since 1964)

At Last - Etta James (1961 - #47: from the CD "Her Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)
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45 Corner

Saturday Night - The New Christy Minstrels (1963 - #29:  great Saturday night song, when Rockin' Remnants is on the air!)
Image result for saturday night new christy minstrels You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford (1952 - #1: song topped the charts for 5 weeks; from the "Your Hit Parade" 1952 CD)

Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today) - The Temptations (1970 - #3: from the Songs of Protest CD)

Tryin' to Get the Feeling - Barry Manilow (1976 - #10: title track from the LP)
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Birthday Calendar:

May 12:
Burt Bacharach - 91
James Purify - 75
Steve Winwood - 71

May 13: 
Ritchie Valens (Richard Stephen Valenzuela) - b. 1941
Mary Wells - b. 1943
Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris)  - 69

May 14:
Will "Dub" Jones (The Coasters) - b. 1928
Babby Darin (Walden Robert Cassotto) - b. 1936
Jack Bruce (Cream) - b. 1943
Derek "Lek" Leckenby (Herman's Hermits) - b. 1943
David Byrne (Talking Heads) - 67

May 15: 
Eddy Arnold (Richard Edward Arnold) - b. 1918
Trini Lopez - 82

May 16:
Barbara Lee (The Chiffons) - b. 1947

May 17:
Pervis Jackson (The Spinners) - b. 1938
Malcolm Hale (Spanky & Our Gang) - b. 1941

May 18:
'Big' Joe Turner (Joseph Vernon Turner) - b. 1911
Perry Como (Pierino Ronald Como) - b. 1912
Albert Hammond - 75
Rick Wakeman (Yes) - 70

What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones (1965 - #3: from the movie of the same name: one of the many songs written by Burt Bacharach)
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Let Love Come Between Us - James & Bobby Purify (1967 - #23: the two were cousins)

Paper Sun - Traffic (1967 - #70: Steve Winwood provided the lead vocals and Dave Mason the sitar part)
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Donna - Ritchie Valens (1959 - #2: Valens wrote the song about his then-girlfriend)

My Guy - Mary Wells (1964 - #1: Smokey Robinson wrote and produced the song for Wells)

If You Really Love Me - Stevie Wonder (1971 - #8: after this song Wonder left the Motown studios to record in New York)

Along Came Jones - The Coasters (1959 - #9: novelty song that features "Dub" Jones on the bass part)

If I Were a Carpenter - Bobby Darin (1966 - #8: Darin was a big fan of Robert F. Kennedy and was at the Ambassador Hotel the night RFK was assassinated)

Anyone for Tennis - Cream (1968 - #64: from the movie by the same name; Jack Bruce co-wrote most of the group's singles)
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Dandy - Herman's Hermits (1966 - #5: song was written by Ray Davies of "The Kinks")

Take Me to the River - Talking Heads (1978 - #26: song was written by Al Green)

Make the World Go Away - Eddy Arnold (1965 - #6: crossover hit for the country crooner)
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If I Had a Hammer - Trini Lopez (1963 - #3: his cover of the Pete Seeger classic)

One Fine Day - The Chiffons (1963 - #5: The Chiffons were schoolmates at James Monroe HS in the Bronx; the song was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and ranks #460 on the RS500)

It's a Shame - The Spinner (1970 - #14: after this single on Motown records the group left for Atlantic Records and their career really took off)

Sunday Will Never Be the Same - Spanky and Our Gang (1967 - #9: Malcolm Hale came up with the ba-da-ba intro for the song)
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Shake, Rattle, an Roll - Big Joe Turner (1954 - DNC: the original version of the song that ranks #126 on the RS500)

Round and Round - Perry Como (1957 - #1: big hit for "Mr. C" and the song was used for a Ballentine Beer commercial in the 1960s)
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Free Electric Band - Albert Hammond (1973 - #48: Hammond has enjoyed success as a songwriter and a performer)
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Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens (1972 - #6: Rick Wakeman played the piano for this Stevens hit)

Artists who passed away this week 

Wear Your Love Like Heaven - Peggy Lipton (1970 - DNC: the "Mod Squad" star had three single releases that 'bubbled under' on the BB100; she passed away on May 11 at the age of 72)
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Secret Love - Doris Day (1954 - #1: written for the movie "Calamity Jane" for which it won an Academy Award, Day recorded the song on the first take; the song was released in both 78 and 45 formats, 45s  were known as 'doughnut discs' at that time; the singer/actress passed away on May 13 at the age of 97)
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*Kicks - Paul Revere and the Raiders (1966 - #4: the first major hit with an anti-drug message, it ranks #400 on the RS500)

*I'm the One for You - The Boxtops (1968 - NR: a deep cut from their "Cry Like a Baby" LP found in the WVBRchives)
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*Chestnut Mare - The Byrds (1970 - DNC: song received a lot of play in the early days of FM radio; a request for 9 year-old Parker)

Rock Me on the Water - Jackson Browne (1972 - #48: from the LP "Jackson Browne", which many people refer to as "Saturate Before Using")
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We May Never Pass This Way Again - Seals & Crofts (1973 - #21: from their Greatest Hits LP)

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 This Week (05/25/19):  John Simon (JS) with a spotlight on May 25, 1964.

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