Thursday, October 17, 2019

October 12, 2019 - JH: Songs With Girls' Names, Part II

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)
Date: October 12, 2019

Spotlight: Songs With Girls' Names, Part II

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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)

Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers (1957 - #1: written by the famous songwriting team of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, the song was 'banned in Boston' for its suggestive subject matter; #318 RS500)

Where's the Playground Susie - Glen Campbell (1969 - #26: song was written by Jimmy Webb and was the second single from Campbell's "Galveston" LP)

Suzie-Q - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968 - #11: the group's cover of Dale Hawkins' "Susie-Q" from 1957; CCR's only hit not written by John Fogarty)

Susie Darlin - Robin Luke (1958 - #5: Luke wrote the million-seller about his five-year-old sister, Susie)
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Runaround Sue - Dion (1961 - #1: Dion co-wrote the song with Ernie Maresca; #351 RS500)

My Maria - B.W. Stevenson (1973 - #9: the song, co-written by Stevenson, would top the country charts for 3 weeks when Brooks and Dunn covered it in 1996)

Take a Letter Maria - R.B. Greaves (1969 - #2: Greaves wrote the song which was kept from the #1 spot by "Wedding Bell Blues")

Linda - Jan & Dean (1963 - #28: song was written by in 1942 by Jack Lawrence about his attorney's (Lee Eastman) daughter, Linda Eastman [McCartney]!)

Lisa Listen to Me - Blood, Sweat, and Tears (1971 - #73: one of the group's last charting singles with David Clayton-Thomas as lead singer)

Valleri - The Monkees (1968 - #3: Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart hit for the pre-Fab Four; despite what you see in the video it was Louie Shelton playing the flamenco guitar)

Some of Shelly's Blues - The Monkees (NR - 1968: although covered by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Stone Poneys, The Monkees' rendition of the Michael Nesmith tune did not come out until Rhino's "Missing Links" Volume Two was released in 1990)

Walk Away Renee - The Four Tops (1968 - #14: their cover of The Left Banke's hit)

45 Corner

Jennifer Tompkins - The Street People (1970 - #36: Rupert Holmes was a member of the group, which existed only in the studio)
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Tribute to drummer Ginger Baker, who passed away October 6, 2019: born Peter Edward Baker, 8/19/39 in South London, was known as 'Ginger' for his flaming red hair; known as rock's first superstar drummer for his showmanship and drumming style, notably using two bass drums rather than the customary one)

Sunshine of Your Love - Cream (1968 - #5: their first BB Hot 100 single and #65 on RS500)

Sea of Joy - Blind Faith (DNC - 1969: after the break-up of Cream, Baker joined up with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and Rick Grech to form the super group that only put out one LP)

Birthday Calendar:

October 6:
Millie Small - 73
Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) - 68

October 7:
Al Martino - born 1927
Chet Powers (Dino Valenti) - born 1940
Martin Murray (The Honeycombs) - 78
Tony Sylvester (The Main Ingredient) - born 1941

October 8:
Fred Cash (The Impressions) - 79
Susan Raye - 75

October 9:
John Lennon - born 1940
John Entwistle (The Who) - born 1944
Jackson Browne - 71

October 10:
Ivory Joe Hunter - born 1914
John Prine - 73

October 11:
Curtis Amy (West Coast jazz musician) - born 1929
Daryl Hall (Hall & Oates) - 73
George McCorkle (Marshall Tucker Band) - born 1947

October 12:
Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) - 84
Melvin Franklin (The Temptations) - born 1942

My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small (1964 - #2: one of the best-selling ska records of all time for the Jamaican-born Small)

Roll With the Changes - REO Speedwagon (1978 - #58: the band was formed in Champaign, Illinois in 1967; from the LP "You Can Tune a Piano But You Can't Tuna Fish")
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Mary in the Morning - Al Martino (1967 - #27: song was co-written by Johnny Cymbal; one of the great Italian pop crooners, Martino played singer Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather")

What About Me - Quicksilver Messenger Service (1971 - #100: Chet Powers [aka Dino Valenti] wrote the song under the name Jesse Oris Farrow)

Have I the Right? - The Honeycombs (1964 - #5: the English pop group from North London features a female drummer, Honey Lantree; the song topped the charts in the UK, Canada, Australia, and Sweden)
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Everybody Plays the Fool - The Main Ingredient (1972 - #3: Tony Sylvester was born in Panama and was known by that nickname)

Choice of Colors - The Impressions (1969 - #21: Fred Cash replaced Jerry Butler in 1960 and still tours with the current line-up of the group)

L.A. International Airport - Susan Raye (1971 - #54: country crossover for the Buck Owens protege; Raye and Owens recorded several duet hits and she is married to Owens' former drummer)
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Come Together - The Beatles (1969 - #1: double-A sided single with "Something" from the "Abbey Road" LP)

Substitute - The Who (1966 - DNC: the song was much more popular in the UK, where it reached #5 on the charts)

Rock Me on the Water - Jackson Browne (1972 - #48: Browne said that his much covered song with gospel chord changes is about "the inner search for spiritual meaning")
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Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter (1956 - #12: known as "The Baron of the Boogie", Hunter wrote and played piano on this song, his only Hot 100 entry)

Angels From Montgomery - John Denver (1973 - NR: although the best-known cover of the John Prine song was done by Bonnie Raitt, Denver's cover from the "Farewell Andromeda" LP came out 1 year earlier)
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Touch Me - The Doors (1969 - #3: Curtis Amy provided the blistering sax solo on the Doors classic)

Sara Smile - Hall & Oates (1976 - #4: the duo's first Top 10 hit)

Fire on the Mountain - The Marshall Tucker Band (1975 - #38: George McCorkle wrote the tune for Charlie Daniels, but when Daniels decided not to use the song it became the first Top 40 hit for the band)
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A Place Nobody Can Find - Sam & Dave (1965 - DNC: Sam Moore sang tenor for the duo, who were known as "Double Dynamite" for their stage performance)

Ball of Confusion - The Temptations (1970 - #3: Melvin Franklin sang bass for the group and provided the line "and the band played on" to this tune)

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond (1969 - #4: Diamond has said that the song was inspired by Caroline Kennedy; it has become popular at sporting events, particularly baseball games at Fenway Park)
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Caroline No - The Beach Boys (1966 - #32: originally released under just Brian Wilson, included in their "Pet Sounds" LP, the song ranks #214 on the RS500)
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Arms of Mary - Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (1976 - #81: the song topped the charts in Ireland, Belgium, and the Netherlands)

Along Comes Mary - The Association (1966 - #7: the group's first hit, was rumored to be about marijuana)

What Will Mary Say - Johnny Mathis (1963 - #9: Mathis has sold over 360 million records worldwide!)

Sweet Mary - Wadsworth Mansion (1971 - #7: a one-hit wonder for the group from Providence, RI)
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Midnight Mary - Joey Powers (1964 - #10: the song was written for the Everly Brothers, who turned it down; Paul Simon and Roger McGuinn played on Power's LP of the same name)

Alice Long (You're Still My Favorite Girlfriend) - Boyce and Hart (1968 - #27: known primarily for the songs they wrote for The Monkees, Boyce & Hart had 5 BB Hot 100 songs as a duo)
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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 This Week (10/19/19): Gregory James (GJ)  will spotlight sound like riffs.

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