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Jan 4, 2020 - KV - Please & Thank You


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Date:  January 4, 2020
Host:  Kim Vaughan
Feature:  Please & Thank You

Birthday Calendar

Dec 29   – Bobby Comstock – age 78 (sad news:  Bobby Comstock, an Ithaca-born rock-and-roll legend, passed away on 1-9-20.  Our hearts go out to his loved ones.)
            – Ray Thomas (Moody Blues) – born in 1941
            – Cozy Powell (b. Colin Flooks, Rainbow) – born in 1947

Dec 30   – Bo Diddley (b. Ellas McDaniel) – born in 1928
            – Skeeter Davis (b. Mary Frances Penick) – born in 1931
            – Del Shannon (b. Charles Weedon Westover) – born in 1934
            – Robert Michael Nesmith (Monkees) – age 77
            – Davy Jones (Monkees) – born in 1945
            – Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra) – age 72
            – Noel Paul Stookey (Peter Paul & Mary) – age 82

Dec 31   – Burton Cummings (Guess Who) – age 72

Jan 1   – Country Joe McDonald – age 78

Jan 2   – Roger Miller – born in 1936

Jan 3   – Sir George Martin (“fifth Beatle”) – born in 1926
            – Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield, CSNY) – age 75

Jan 4   – Arthur Conley – born in 1946


·       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


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

Please Don’t Go – Stevie Wonder (1974, from the LP Fulfillingness’ First Finale)

Please Don’t Go – Ral Donner (1961, #39)

 * Please Please Please – James Brown & His Famous Flames (1956, #5 on the R&B chart.  The same version was re-released in 1964 but with “live” effects added in, and that time it made it to #95 on the Hot 100.)

Please Stay – Drifters (1961, #14)

Please Come Back To Me – Stereos (1961, b-side of their only hit, I Really Love You.  They were an R&B group from Ohio originally called the Buckeyes.)

 * I Thank You – Sam & Dave (1968, #9)

Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) – Sly & The Family Stone (1970, #1 for two weeks)

Please Don’t Wake Me – The Cinderellas (1964, dnc)

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Please Don’t Tease – Cliff Richard (1960, dnc)

 * Please Say You Want Me – The Schoolboys (1956, #13 on R&B)

Please Be Kind – Debbie Woods (1962, dnc)

Lover Please – Clyde McPhatter (1962, #7, written by Billy Swan)

Beatles, Please Come Back – Gigi Parker & The Lonelies (1964, dnc)

Please Don’t Ask About Barbara – Bobby Vee (1962, #15)

Please Mr. Postman – Marvelettes (1961, their first of 23 songs to chart on the Hot 100, this made it all the way to #1 – the first #1 pop hit on a Motown label (specifically, the Tamla label).  It was also #1 on the R&B chart.  One of the people who is (sometimes) credited with co-writing the song was an actual postman named Freddie Gorman.  Instrumentation by the Funk Brothers, including Marvin Gaye on drums.)

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Since You Been Gone – Rainbow (1979, #57)

Dear Diary – Moody Blues (1969, from the LP “On The Threshold Of A Dream”, written/sung/flute by Ray Thomas)

Tennessee Waltz – Bobby Comstock & The Counts (1959, #52)

Jambalaya – Bobby Comstock & The Counts (1960, #90)

Let’s Stomp – Bobby Comstock (1963, #57)

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Pills – Bo Diddley (1961, dnc, written by Ellas McDaniel aka Bo Diddley)

Let Me Get Close To You – Skeeter Davis (1964, #106, a Goffin/King composition)

* Runaway – Del Shannon (1961, #1 for four wks)

That’s The Way Love Is – Del Shannon (1964, #133)

Papa Gene’s Blues – Monkees (1966, from their first LP, The Monkees.  This song was written, produced, and sung by Mike Nesmith. Micky Dolenz did the harmony vocals and Peter Tork was one of several guitar players on the track, but Davy Jones was not involved with this recording.)

This Just Doesn’t Seem To Be My Day – Monkees (1966, from their first LP, The Monkees.  This song was sung by Davy Jones, with the songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart providing backup vocals.  Jones was the only one of the Monkees involved with this recording.  None of the songs on their self-titled debut LP featured all four members.)

Can’t Get It Out Of My Head – Electric Light Orchestra (1974, peaked at #9 in early 1975)

I Dig Rock And Roll Music – Peter, Paul & Mary (1967, #9, co-written by Paul Stookey with James Mason and Dave Dixon.)

Share The Land – Guess Who (1970, #10, written by Cummings)


Here I Go Again – Country Joe & The Fish (1969, #106, written by McDonald)

King Of The Road – Roger Miller (1965, #4 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Country chart, written by Miller)

For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield (1967, #7, written by Stills)

Please Please Me – Beatles (recorded in 1962, released in the US in 1964 and reached #3 on the Hot 100.  It was originally written with a much slower tempo; George Martin suggested speeding it up.)

Sweet Soul Music – Arthur Conley (1967, #2, originally written as Yeah Man by Sam Cooke)

Funky Street – Arthur Conley (1968, #14)

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Please Let Me Wonder – Beach Boys (1965, b-side of their cover of Do You Wanna Dance?)

Thank Goodness For The Rain – Peanut (1965, dnc)

Please Don’t Talk To The Lifeguard – Diane Ray (1963, dnc)

Please, Mister Mayor – Roy Clark (written by Otis Blackwell)

Baby, Please Don’t Go – Them (1965, bubbled under at #102, b-side of Gloria)

Please Go Away – Shirelles (co-written by Artie Kornfeld, Gerry Goffin, and Toni Wine)

Darling, Please Be Mine – Kenny Martin (1958, dnc)

Thank You And Goodnight – Angels (1963, #84)

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Thank You Pretty Baby – Brook Benton (1959, #16)

You’re Welcome Back – Sham-Ettes (1967, dnc)

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

Prize Winner

Congratulations to Andrew from Endwell, for winning two tickets to the showing of Standing In The Shadows Of Motown at Cinemapolis on Tues Feb 4 at 7pm, hosted by the Rockin’ Remnants team!

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 Next Week (Jan 11):  Gregory James with a spotlight on Do’s and Don’ts for You and I

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