Thursday, June 25, 2020

June 20, 2020 - JH: 2009 Encore RR/Summer Songs

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)
Date: June 20, 2020

Spotlight: Encore of 2009 Hour with JH, JR, and JS/Summer Songs.

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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 

In 2009 JR & JS sponsored a contest to give away a "Big Box 0f 45s".  I was the lucky winner, which included a guest hour on Rockin' Remnants (I joined the RR Team in 2016).  We start tonight's show with a rebroadcast of that hour, which featured many of those 45s on unique labels, complete with scratches and pops.

Lowdown - Chicago (1971 - #35: We heard a special radio promo mono version of the song from Chicago III)
Friends - Elton John (1971 - #34: title track from the movie of the same name)

Sweet Mary - Wadsworth Mansion (1971 - #7: one-hit wonder for the group out of Los Angeles)

Smile a Little Smile for Me - The Flying Machine (1969 - #5: another one-hit wonder; a million-seller for English studio group)

We Gotta Get You a Woman - Todd Rundgren (1970 - #20: the 45 label cites 'Runt' as the artist; that was the album title for the three man group including Rundgren, who wrote and produced the song)
45cat - Runt - We Gotta Get You A Woman / Baby Let's Swing / The ...

Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - The Casinos (1967 - #6: another one-hit wonder, this one from a group from Cincinnati)

Little Ole Man - Bill Cosby (1967 - #4: although Cosby had several million-selling LPs, this was his only Top 40 single)

Popsicles and Icicles - The Murmaids (1964 - #3: written by David Gates of Bread, song was a one-hit wonder for this girl group from Los Angeles)
The Murmaids / The Murmaids Band - Popsicles And Icicles ...

There Stands the Door - We Five (1966 - #116: the third single released by the group did not appear on on LP until released in 2009 compilation CD - a RR song premiere!)

You Were on My Mind - Barry McGuire (1965 - NR: his cover of the Ian & Sylvia song made famous by the We Five; from his Eve of Destruction LP)

Can I Change My Mind - Tyrone Davis (1969 - #5: first of 15 charting singles for the singer from Greenville, MS)

Shilo - Neil Diamond (1968 - DNC: original version of song on Bang Records; Diamond re-recorded the song when he signed with Uni Records and it charted at #24 in 1970)
45cat - Neil Diamond - Do It / Shilo - Pink Elephant - Belgium ...

Look to Your Soul - Johnny Rivers (1968 - #49: later release from Rivers when his music took a more introspective approach)

Birthday Calendar:

June 14
Burl Ives - born 1909
Rod Argent - 75

June 15
Ruby Garnett (Ruby & the Romantics) - 86
Waylon Jennings - born 1937
Harry Nilsson - born 1941
Mervyn (Muff) Winwood - 77

June 16
Carl Burnett (Little Caesar & the Romans)
Lamont Dozier - 79

June 17
Barry Manilow (Barry Alan Pincus) - 77

June 18
Tommy Hunt (The Flamingos) - 87
Paul McCartney - 78
Sandy Posey - 76

June 19
Tommy DeVito (4 Seasons) - 92
Shirley Goodman (Shirley and Lee) - born 1936
Al Wilson - born 1939
Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane - 78

June 20
Jerry Keller - 83
Brian Wilson - 78
Anne Murray - 75
Dolores Brooks (The Crystals) - 73

Funny Way of Laughing - Burl Ives (1962 - #10: Ives had several folk songs chart in the early '60s; this song won him a Country Record Grammy)

She's Coming Home - The Zombies (1965 - #58: Rod Argent wrote this song as well as the group's big hits)

My Summer Love - Ruby & the Romantics (1963 - #16: a birthday calendar as well as first day of summer two fer)

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way - Waylon Jennings (1975 - #60: from his LP Dreaming My Dreams; song was used in the Ken Burns series "Country Music" last fall)

Daybreak - Harry Nilsson (1974 - #39: Nilsson got a lot of help on this single: Ringo Starr (drums), Peter Frampton (guitar), and George Harrison (cowbell))

Somebody Help Me - Spencer Davis Group (1967 - #47: Muff Winwood  played bass for the band and later produced the first Dire Straits LP)

Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) - Little Caesar & the Romans (1961 - #9: part of the first doo-wop revival in the early 60s)

Trying to Hold on to My Woman - Lamont Dozier (1974 - #15: after the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team broke up, Lamont Dozier charted four singles as a solo artist)

Tryin' to Get the Felling Again - Barry Manilow (1976 - #10: title track from Manilow's third LP)

Lovers Never Say Goodbye - The Flamingos (1959 - #52: the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001)

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - Paul and Linda McCartney (1971 - #1: from his Ram LP, which was poorly reviewed by many music critics but its reputation has grown since)

I Take It Back - Sandy Posey (1967 - #12: Posey got her start as a session singer who worked with Elvis Presley, Bobby Goldsboro, and Tommy Roe, among others)

Any Day Now/Oh Happy Day - Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons (1970 - NR: Tommy DeVito was a founding member of the group, sang baritone and was lead guitarist; his guitar work is featured on this album track)

Let the Good Times Roll - Shirley & Lee (1956 - #20: the song was re-released in 1960 and charted at #48)

Show and Tell - Al Wilson (1974 - #1: song was originally recorded by Johnny Mathis but Wilson had the million-selling #1)

Give A Damn - Spanky & Our Gang (1968 - #43: although somewhat controversial due to its use of a curse word, John Lindsay used the song for his 1968 New York City mayoral campaign)

Here Comes Summer - Jerry Keller (1959 - #14: another birthday calendar/first day of summer two fer; Keller wrote the one-hit wonder)

Caroline No - Brian Wilson (1966 - #32: song was originally released as a Wilson solo, but was included in the Pet Sounds LP; #211/RS500)

Hey, What About Me? - Anne Murray (1973 - #64: song was written by Scott McKenzie and originally released in 1968)

Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals (1963 - #6: Dolores Brooks sang the lead part on this Phil Spector wall of sound single, which ranks #493/RS500)

Songs for the First Day of Summer

Groovy Summertime - The Love Generation (1967 - #74: L.A. pop group that had two songs chart on the BB Hot 100)

It's Summertime U.S.A. - The Pixies Three (1964 - #116: the Hanover, Pa. girls were just teenagers in 1964; this one sounds like it should have been a bigger hit)

Summer Means Fun - Bruce & Terry (1964 - #72: duo was Bruce Johnston (later of the Beach Boys) & Terry Melcher (son of Doris Day and later producer for The Byrds and Paul Revere and the Raiders); both were later in the group Sagittarius)

It's Summer - The Temptations (1971 - #51: one of the group's minor hits)

On a Summer Night - The Sugar Canyon (1968 - DNC: legendary music impresario Jerry Goldstein wrote and co-produced this song on Buddah Records, usually known for bubblegum pop hits)

45 Corner - double shot!

Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer - Nat 'King' Cole (1963 - #6: title track to Cole's LP on Capitol Records; song was originally written in German)

That Sunday, That Summer - Nat "King' Cole (1963 - #12: from the same LP as above; both songs featured the happy sounds of a banjo)

Summer Days - The Partridge Family (1971 - NR: a deep cut from their Sound Magazine LP)

Summer Nights - Marianne Faithful (1965 - #24: the following year Faithfull began a much-publicized relationship with Mick Jagger)

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 June 27, 2020: Gregory James (GJ) with a theme of "June 21-27 in Rock History". 

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