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June 22nd, 2019 - JR - Oldies but Goodies!

Rockin' Remnants

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Date: June 22nd, 2019
Host: JR
Feature: Oldies but Goodies


[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]

I dedicate this show to my Mom, Doreen Rudan, who passed away on June 3rd.  From the beginning of my radio career, she was my #1 fan.  I love you Mom, and Rest In Peace.


OPENING THEME:  Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll – Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys (1969, #29, produced by Jimi 

The first Remnants of Summer 2019, and here we go again!

Summertime, Summertime - The Jamies (1958, #26, 1962, #38).

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Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer - Nat "King" Cole (1963, #6).

Maybe Baby - The Crickets (1958, #17).

He's Got The Whole World In His Hands - Laurie London (1958, #1, 4 weeks; 14 year-old lad from London, who only hit the BB singles chart once.)

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Just Like a Woman - Bob Dylan (1966, #33).

Levon – Elton John (1972, #24; this song will be the subject of our Trivia question coming up next hour!)

Mr. Soul – The Buffalo Springfield (1967, dnc; allegedly,Neil Young was approached about letting Otis Redding record this, but Neil nixed the deal.)

Solitary Man – Neil Diamond (1966, first release, #55; 1970, re-release, #21.)

You Don't Miss Your Water – William Bell (1962, #95; soul-singer Bell had his only Top Forty hit in 1977 with "Tryin' To Love Two", Hot 100 #10.)

It's My Life – The Animals (1966, #23).

45 Corner

You Can't Always Get What You Want (Radio Promo) – The Rolling Stones (1973, #42); originally released as the "b"-side of "Honky Tonk Women" in 1969 on London Records.  When The Stones left London to form their custom imprint, Rolling Stones Records, London re-released this single in Spring '73 with "Can't" as the "a"-side and "HTW" as the flip!  Orange label color indicates it's a dj promo; blue is commercial 45.)

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The next 3 songs are from the awesome new CD's from Eric Records: HARD TO FIND JUKEBOX CLASSICS – 1956-62

Thanks so much to my fellow Remants host John Simon for giving me the first crack at these song, esp. B. Benton!

It's Just A Matter Of Time – Brook Benton (1959, #3).

 Come A Little Bit Closer – Jay & The Americans (1964, #3).

I'll Never Find Another You – The Seekers (1965, #4).

Birthday Calendar

June 16 – Lamont Dozier - 78
                 Eddie Levert (O'Jays) - 77
June 17 – Barry Manilow (Barry Alan Pincus) - 73
June 18 – Sir Paul McCartney – 77

June 19 – Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane - 77
                 Ann Wilson (Heart) - 69

June 20 – Brian Wilson - 77
                 Anne Murray - 74
                 Lionel Richie - 70

June 21 - Sir Raymond Douglas Davies - 75
                Nils Lofgren - 67

June 22 - Kris Kristofferson - 83
                Peter Asher - 75
                Howard Kaylan (Turtles) - 72
                Todd Rundgren - 71

Reflections – The Supremes (1967, #2; click here to see the bio of there prolific songwriters/producers.)

Bernadette – Four Tops (1967, #4).

Lady Godiva
– Peter And Gordon (1966, #6; the last U.S. Top Ten hit for this British duo.)

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Can I Get To Know You Better – The Turtles (1966, #89).

Sloop John B.
– The Beach Boys (1966, #3;).

Caroline, No – Brian Wilson (1966, #32; the above 2 are from the landmark LP Pet Sounds, the latter is credited to Brian Wilson, his only Top 40 solo single.)

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Sunday Will Never Be The Same - Spanky And Our Gang (1967, #9; groovy threads)!

I'll Follow The Sun
- The Beatles (1964, dnc; one of my favorite McCartney vocals from the American LP Beatles '65.)

 More birthdays coming up next hour!

In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry (1970, #3). 

Orly - The Guess Who (1973, dnc in U.S., #21 in Canada).

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Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas (1977, #11).

Join Together
- The Who (1972, #17).

Time for a little Rockin' Remnants Trivia!

Q: In Elton John's song "Levon", what is the name of Levon's father?  And what is the name of Levon's son?
The answer is at the end of the blog!

8pm - 9pm

Band Of Gold - Freda Payne (1970, #3; after a royalty disputer with Berry Gordy, Jr., H-D-H left Motown and formed Invictus/Hot Wax Records, where they had hits in the 70's with Chairmen Of The Board, The Eighth Day, 100 Proof Aged In Soul, and the attractive Ms. Payne.)

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Love Train – The O'Jays (1973, #1, 1 week; singer Eddie Levert is the father of the late Sean and Gerald, both R&B stars in the 90's.)

Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again
– Barry Manilow (1976, #10; memories of many slow dances to this back in the Summer of '76...)

Hi, Hi, Hi – Wings (1973, #10; "gonna do ya, sweet banana, like you never been done...")

We Gotta Get You A Woman – Todd "Runt" Rundgren (1971, #20).

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Jesus Was A Capricorn – Kris Kristofferson (1972, #91; Kris was a singer/songwriter, actor, Rhodes Scholar, Army Helicopter Pilot, and, well, click to see more!)

You Won't See Me – Anne Murray (1974, #8).

Brick House - The Commodores (1977, #5).

Even It Up - Heart (1980, #33).

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                                 Ann     Nancy

White Lies - Grin (2972, #75; the only Hot 100 appearance of Nils Lofgren!)

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Come Dancing - The Kinks (1983, #6).

Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts (1972, #6).

Rockin' Remnants Trivia answer:

Levon's father: Alvin Tostig
Levon's son: Jesus

Congratulations to Dave from Ithaca for knowing the answer!

 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 (June 29th):  Kim Vaughan.

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