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November 16, 2019 GJ- Do's and Don'ts


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Date:  November 16, 2019

Host:  Gregory James
Feature: Do’s and Don’ts

Birthday Calendar

November 10
Greg Lake b. 1947      d. 2016

November 11
Vince Martell  b.   1945
       Guitarist with Vanilla Fudge 

LaVern Baker       b. 1929  d. 1997

November 12
Brian Hyland b. 1943

Booker T. Jones          b. 1944

Neil Young    b. 1945 

Ruby Nash Curtis (Ruby and the Romantics )  b. 1939
November 13
Ray Wylie Hubbard     b. 1944

November 14
Freddie Garrity  (Freddie and the Dreamers) 
b. 1936  d. 2006

Stephen Bishop           b. 1951

Cornell Gunter     b. 1936  d. 1990

November 15
Petula Clark  b. 1932

Anni-Frid Lyngstad  ABBA b. 1945
Clyde McPhatter  b. 1932  d. 1972

Ike Turner     b. 1931  d. 2007

Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia
For which Tamla/Motown singing group was the recording “Do You Love Me” originally intended?

(scroll down to find the answer below the playlist)

Title  Artist    Release Year     Chart Peak

·     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
·     a glossary of terms is below the playlist

 6-7 pm  

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

Do You Love Me?     Contours       1962      #3  (#1 R&B)
Written by Berry Gordy Jr. for the Temptations, the song was recorded by the Contours after Gordy could not locate the Temptations. The song made it into the top 40 twice: in its 1962 original release, and again in 1988 when it was featured in the movie “Dirty Dancing.”

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Don’t     Elvis Presley   1958    #1  (#4 R&B, #2 Country)
Presley’s 11th chart topper. The Jordanaires figure prominently in the echoing the eponymous lyric.

Do I Love You    Ronettes       1964      #34
Co-written and produced by Phil Spector, the track was included on the Ronettes’ debut album “Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes.”

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Baby Don’t You Do It        Marvin Gaye 1964   #27 
This Holland-Dozier-Holland song was originally intended for the Supremes. The unsung back up singers were the Andantes.

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*Do the Clam      Elvis Presley    1965     #21
Request! Written for his film "Girl Happy."

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Don’t Ask My Neighbors Emotions  1977  #44  (#7 R&B)
Produced by Maurice White of Earth Wind and Fire. The Emotions was comprised of the Hutchinson family: Wanda, Sheila, Pamela and Jeanette.

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Do You Believe in Magic?  Lovin’ Spoonful  1965  #9
From the album of the same name, John Sebastian says he sped up the three-chord intro from “Heat Wave” and used it as the intro to “Magic.”

Don’t Be Angry  Nappy Brown   1955   #25  (#2 R&B)
Sax played by Sam Taylor.

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Do It Again          Steely Dan    1973      #6
Denny Dias played the electric sitar, Victor Feldman on the opening congas. In this video, David Palmer takes the lead vocals, Jeff Baxter is on congas and Walter Becker plays bass.

Don’t Bring Me Down      Animals         1966      #12
Gerry Goffin and Carole King penned this song. Dave Rowberry on organ and Hilton Valentine on fuzz guitar.

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Do You Know the Way to San Jose?   Dionne Warwick 1968      #10
Lyricist Hal David was stationed in San Jose while he was in the Navy. Songstress and psychic spokesperson Warwick did not particularly like the song, calling it “dumb.”

Don’t Blame Me        Everly Brothers    1961      #20
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh for the 1932 Broadway show “Clowns in Clover,” the song has been covered at least 15 times.

Do It Again a Little Bit Slower       Jon and Robin 1967   #18
      Released on the Abnak label, owned by Jon Abdnor’s father.

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Don’t Change Horses in the Middle of a StreamTower of Power   1974   #26  (#22 R&B)
Lenny Williams on lead vocal. In the video, Larry Braggs sings his heart out and Jeff Tamelier smokes the lead guitar.

Do Right Woman, Do Right Man  Aretha Franklin 1967 #37 R&B
Aretha plays both piano and organ on the track. Her sisters Carolyn and Emma sang back up. Recording was started in Muscle Shoals and finished in New York.

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7-8 pm
Still You Turn Me On    Emerson, Lake and Palmer  1973
Greg Lake was the sole composer of the song on which only he and Keith Emerson played.

Take Me for A Little While   Vanilla Fudge    1968      #38
Written by Trade Martin for Evie Sands, but Jackie Ross released a version first which was withdrawn after threat of a lawsuit by Sands' record label. Check out the clean-cut Fudge on the record sleeve below!

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You Better Stop        LaVern Baker  DNC
In 1991 Baker was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the second female solo artist.
Ginny Come Lately  Brian Hyland      1962      #21

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Soul Limbo         Booker T. Jones  1968  #17
       Marimba solo by Terry Manning

Vampire Blues          Neil Young    1974   DNC
From his album, "On the Beach" pictured below.

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Hey There Lonely Boy  Ruby & the Romantics  1963 #27 

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Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother
Written and performed by Ray Wylie Hubbard, based on an actual experience, this outlaw country music track has become a sing-along classic.   

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Do the Freddie   Freddie and the Dreamers 1965  #18

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Save It for a Rainy Day    Stephen Bishop   1977  #22     
Harmony vocals by Chaka Khan, guitar solo by Eric Clapton

She Loves to Rock  The Flairs     1956  DNC

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Don’t Give Up     Petula Clark     1968        #37

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Waterloo      ABBA            1974      #6

Little Bitty Pretty One     Clyde McPhatter  1962  #25

Rocket  88   Ike Turner     1951      #1 R&B
Ike on piano, Jackie Brenston on sax.

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*I Do      J. Geils Band
Request!  From the 1977 album "Monkey Island."

8-9 pm
Don’t Do It The Band      1972      #34
Levon Helm on lead vocals. This was the group’s last top 40 hit. Here's the clip from "The Last Waltz."

*Do Ya          Electric Light Orchestra
Request! This track written by Jeff Lynne hit #24 in 1977. 

*Don’t Worry Baby    B.J. Thomas 1977      #17
Thomas’ version out-charted the Beach Boys’ original which peaked at #24.

*Tupelo Honey   Van Morrison  1972     #47
Request!  Morrison adapted the melody from "Crazy Love" for this track. Here's a link to a live version with Brian Kennedy taking the lead vocal line and Van takes over when the song morphs into "Why Must I Always Explain?"

Don’t You Just Know It? Huey Piano Smith 1958  #9 
Smith was piano player for Little Richards and Lloyd Price. This track was his second million-seller.

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Do Wah Diddy    The Exciters  1964     #78
The song was written by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff  Barry. The Exciters was an opening act for the Beatles’ 1964 U.S. tour.

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*Do I Do?     Stevie Wonder   1982   #13  (#2 R&B)
Request!  A great bass guitar performance by Nathan Watts.

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood   Santa Esmeralda  1978      #15
A pioneer of the flamenco disco genre, the track has been used in TV sports coverage and in several films, most notably Kill Bill.

Do What You Want, Be What You Are   Hall and Oates     1976   #39   (#23 R&B)
An excellent but underrated example of the Philly soul sound, Daryl Hall’s voice soars through all of its registers seamlessly. It achieved a higher rank on the R&B chart than on the Hot 100.

Don’t Forget About Me    Dusty Springfield  1969   #64
This Goffin and King song is from her “Dusty in Memphis” LP which attracted little praise at the time of its release, but has since been hailed as one of Rolling Stone’s best albums of all time.
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Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing  Fontella Bass/Bobby McClure   1965   #33   (#5 R&B)

Don’t Let Go              Roy Hamilton  1958     #13     (#2 R&B)
Hamilton combined classical singing technique with a soul and gospel feeling. He was one of Elvis Presley’s inspirations. This track was produced by Otis Blackwell, who wrote songs for Presley.

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Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad About My Baby Cookies 1963 #7 
This Goffin-King composition features lead sing Earl-Jean McCrea admonishing her boyfriend’s detractor with “So girl you better shut your mouth!”

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Don’t Wake Me Up in the Morning, Michael    Peppermint Rainbow    1969     #54
Check out the lip syncing on the video!

CLOSING THEME:  Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (1959, #1 for two weeks)

Trivia Answer

The Temptations. Berry Gordy Jr. tried to locate the group, who had not yet had a Top 40 hit, but they were unavailable.

Congratulations to Andrew from Endwell NY, for correctly answering the question and winning a gift certificate to the The Carriage House Cafe!

Glossary of Terms:
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 for November 23: Jan Hunsinger with a spotlight on “Country Crossovers.”

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