Thursday, July 23, 2020

July 18, 2020 - JH: My Daughter's Oldies

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)
Date: July 18, 2020

Spotlight:  My Daughter's Oldies.  My oldest turns 30 on July 19 and this show is built around the oldies that she liked when a child.

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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 

Up, Up and Away - the 5th Dimension (1967 - #7: Jimmy Webb wrote and the Wrecking Crew backed up this great piece of sunshine pop which won 6 Grammys)
Album Cover Art Wednesday: The Fifth Dimension | First Draft

Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters (1964 - #4: song ranks #489/RS500)

Turn the Beat Around - Vicki Sue Robinson (1976 - #10: Gloria Estefan's version might be better known, but this is the original disco classic)
Turn the Beat Around - Wikipedia

Honeycomb - Jimmie Rodgers (1957 - #1: song topped the BB Hot 100 for 4 weeks and also made the R & B and Country & Western charts)

Soul Man - Sam & Dave (1967 - #2: song ranks #458/RS500 and was co-written by Isaac Hayes; the line "Play it, Steve" refers to Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MGs)

Yellow Submarine - The Beatles (1966 - #2: the cartoon movie was released 7/17/68; this version of the song was from the 1999 "Songtrack" CD, a stunning remastering of the songs)

Downtown - Petula Clark (1965 - #2: song knocked The Beatles "I Feel Fine" out of the #1 spot and stayed there for 2 weeks)

The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (1961 - #1: song would re-chart at #51 in 1994 after the release of Disney's "The Lion King")

Splish Splash - Bobby Darin (1958 - #3: Darin's first hit; he co-wrote it with famed DJ Murray the K, although under Murray's wife's name to avoid payola charges)
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Tell Him - The Exciters (1962 - #4: song was written by Bert Berns under the pen name Bert Russell, he would later found Bang Records)

Get a Job - The Silhouettes (1958 - #1: a doo-wop classic, although a one-hit wonder; the intro gave the group Sha-Na-Na their name)

One Fine Day - The Chiffons (1965 - #5: written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, the song ranks #460/RS500)

In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry (1970 - #3: Mungo Jerry was not a person, but the name of the group, taken from T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, upon which the musical "Cats" is based)

45 Corner

Shake, Rattle and Roll - Big Joe Turner (1954 - DNC: original, risque version of the Bill Haley hit; ranks #127/RS500)
Big Joe Turner Shake Rattle Roll Album Cover Sticker

Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-Las (1964 - #1: the foursome were only teenagers when they recorded for Redbird Records this song of teenage tragedy; #447/RS500)

Dance to the Music - Sly and the Family Stone (1968 - #8: song is an example of what was termed "psychedelic soul" and ranks #223/RS500)

Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry (1958 - #8: with one of the most recognizable rock riffs in popular music, the song ranks #7/RS500)

The Birthday Calendar
(background music "Linus and Lucy" by Vince Guaraldi)

July 12
Barbara Cowsill - born 1928
Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac) - 77

July 13
James Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) - 78

July 14
Franklin Delano (Del) Reeves - born 1932
Bob Scholl (The Mello-Kings) - born 1938

July 15
Millie Jackson - 76
Linda Ronstadt - 74
Roger (Roky) Erikson - born 1947

July 16
Sollie McElroy (The Flamingos) - born 1933
Desmond Dekker - born 1942

July 17
Vince Guaraldi - born 1928
Gale Garnett - 78
Phoebe Snow - born 1950
Nicolette Larson - born 1952

July 18
Dion DiMucci - 81
Martha Reeves (Martha & the Vandellas) - 79

We Can Fly - The Cowsills (1968 - #21: Barbara was the mother of the singing clan, which was used as the model for TV's Partridge Family)

Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac (1976 - #11: Christine McVie wrote this as well as other big hits for the bickering group)

5D (Fifth Dimension) - The Byrds (1966 - #44: McGuinn wrote this song with his signature 'jangly' guitar sound, which he honed by practicing his 12-string Rickenbacker 8 hours a day)

Girl on the Billboard - Del Reeves (1965 - #96: Reeves was a country artist but this one song crossed over to the BB Hot 100)

Tonite, Tonite - The Mello-Kings (1957 - #77: Bob Scholl was the leader of the teen-aged doo-wop group from Mount Vernon, NY)

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You Went the Wrong Way Old King Louie - Allan Sherman (1963 - NR: from his third LP, "My Son, the Nut", which was #1 for 8 weeks)
Allan Sherman - My Son, The Nut Lyrics and Tracklist | Genius

Hurts So Good - Millie Jackson (1973 - #24: Jackson had several BB Hot 100 singles in the mid-70s)

You Tell Me That I'm Falling Down - Linda Ronstadt (1975 - NR: deep cut from her "Prisoner in Disguise" LP; DJ privilege in playing this one)
The One after the Big One: Linda Ronstadt, PRISONER IN DISGUISE ...

You're Gonna Miss Me - 13th Floor Elevators (1966 - #55: Roky Erikson wrote and played lead guitar on this garage band classic)
You're Gonna Miss Me by The 13th Floor Elevators on Amazon Music ...

Golden Teardrops - The Flamingos (1953 - DNC: Sollie McElroy did not stay with the group long, but he provided the soaring background falsetto on this pre-rock era doo-wop beauty)

Israelites - Desmond Dekker and the Aces (1969 - #9: Dekker was born in Jamaica, and the song which he co-wrote is considered one of the first international reggae hits; he is also the 'Desmond' referenced in The Beatles song "Obla-di, Obla-da")

We'll Sing in the Sunshine - Gale Garnett (1964 - #4: Garnett is from New Zealand and wrote the song which garnered her a Grammy for Best Folk Record)

Gone at Last - Phoebe Snow and Paul Simon (1975 - #23: Snow provided guest vocals on the lead single from Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years" LP)

Rhumba Girl - Nicolette Larson (1979 - #47: Larson started out working with Neil Young and would later turn to country and western music)

No One's Waiting for Me - Dion (1963 - flip side to his #6 hit "Drip Drop")

Dancing in the Street - Martha and the Vandellas (1964 - #2: a summer classic that ranks #40/RS500)

More of My Daughter's Favorites

The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) - Betty Everett (1964 - #6: her follow-up to "You're No Good", Everett considered the song trivial; later a hit for Cher)

Surfin' Safari - The Beach Boys (1962 - #14: the group's second single and first on Capitol Records)

Surfer Joe - The Surfaris (1963 - #62: their follow-up to the big hit "Wipe Out")

Just One Smile - Dusty Springfield (1969 - NR: from her blue-eyed soul LP "Dusty in Memphis"; the song was written by Randy Newman in 1960 and charted for Gene Pitney in 1967)

My Baby Loves Lovin' - White Plains (1970 - #13: one-hit wonder for the English studio group)

Helen Wheels - Paul McCartney & Wings (1973 - #10: from the "Band on the Run" LP; last feature song for my daughter, Helen, turning 30 on July 19)

Heat Wave - Martha and the Vandellas (1963 - #4: it has been a warm summer to date; later a hit for Linda Ronstadt)

Summer (The First Time) - Bobby Goldsboro (1973 - #21: somewhat controversial tale of a romantic liaison between a 17-year-old boy and a 31-year-old woman)

California Sun - The Rivieras (1964 - #5: the song has been called the last American rock and roll hit before the British Invasion)

Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun) - Del Shannon (1965 - #9: Shannon wrote the song in the key of A Minor)

Summer - War (1976 - #9: the song was released on the first day of summer, 1976)

Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts (1972 - #6: from the album of the same name)

Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra (1966 - #25: originally written in German, Johnny Mercer rewrote the lyrics in English for Old Blue Eyes)

Rock On - David Essex (1974 - #5: song reached #3 in Essex's native UK and #1 in Canada)

Dream On - The Righteous Brothers (1974 - #32: the last original song to chart for the duo)

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 July 25, 2020: Kim Vaughn (KV) and Gregory James (GJ) with 3 hours of great oldies! 

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