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Date:  March 20, 2021

Host:  Kim Vaughan

Feature:  Spring






Birthday Calendar



Mar 14   – Phil Phillips (b. Philip Baptiste) – born in 1926

            – Quincy Delight Jones Jr. – age 88


Mar 15   – Mike Love (Beach Boys) – age 80

            – Sly Stone (b. Sylvester Stewart) – age 78


Mar 16   – Jerry Jeff Walker (b. Ronald Clyde Crosby) – born in 1942


Mar 17   – Nat “King” Cole – born in 1919

            – John Sebastian (Lovin’ Spoonful) – age 77

            – Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane) – born in 1941


Mar 18   – Charley Pride – born in 1934

            – Wilson Pickett – born in 1941


Mar 19   – Clarence “Frogman” Henry – age 84


Mar 20   – Jerry Reed – born in 1937









·       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)


Spring Fever – Elvis Presley (1965, from the soundtrack to his film Girl Happy)


Springtime In My Heart – Bob Collins & The Diamond (1961, written by Joe South.  It was apparently the first release for the Tuneglow label, judging by the record number.)

45cat - Bob Collins And The Diamond - Someone Special / Springtime In My  Heart - Tuneglow Inc. - USA - 1


Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles (1969, from the album Abbey Road.  If you haven't heard, Peter Jackson is producing a new documentary about the Beatles called The Beatles: Get Back, which should be out later this year.  It will have lots of unseen footage shot in 1969.)


Sunshine Girl – Herman’s Hermits (1968, bubbled under at #101.  Perhaps just a coincidence, Herman’s Hermits had a b-side called Moonshine Man the previous year.  The video link at the start of this paragraph goes to a medley performed at a live concert.)


Walkin’ In The Sunshine – Roger Miller (1967, #37)


Raining In My Heart – Buddy Holly (1959, #88.  It was written by Boudleaux & Felice Bryant, a husband-and-wife songwriting team who also wrote several hits for the Everly Brothers, including Bye Bye Love and Wake Up Little Susie.)


Rainin’ In My Heart – Slim Harpo (1961, #34.  He co-wrote the song; his given name was James Moore.)


45cat - Slim Harpo - Don't Start Cryin' Now / Rainin' In My Heart - Excello  - USA - 45-2194 Slim Harpo – Rainin' In My Heart (Vinyl) - Discogs


Just Walking In The Rain – Johnnie Ray (1956, #2)


Walkin’ In The Rain – Jay & The Americans (1969, reached #19 in early 1970)


The Green Grass Starts To Grow – Dionne Warwick (1970, reached #43 in early 1971)


Dionne Warwick - The Green Grass Starts To Grow / They Don't Give Medals  (To Yesterday's Heroes) - Scepter - USA - SCE 12300 - 45cat Dionne Warwick - Wikipedia


Green Grass – Gary Lewis & The Playboys (1966, #8)


Green Green Grass Of Home – Tom Jones (1966, peaked at #11 in early 1967)


Apple Blossom Time – Tab Hunter (1959, #31, a new version of a 1920 hit)


Blossom – James Taylor (1970, from his second album, Sweet Baby James)


Flower Of Love – Lynn Anderson (1969, from her album With Love, From Lynn)


The Birds And The Bees – Jewel Akens (1965, #3)


Buzz-Buzz-Buzz – The Hollywood Flames (1957, peaked at #11 in early 1958)


Rock-in Robin – Bobby Day (1958, #2, #1 on the R&B chart.  Day was a member of The Hollywood Flames, but not the lead singer on Buzz-Buzz-Buzz above.)


45cat - Bobby Day - Rock-In Robin / Over And Over - Class - USA - 229  Rockin' Robin (song) - Wikipedia


Sunshine, Lollipops, And Rainbows – Lesley Gore (1965, #13, used in the Frankie Avalon film Ski Party)









Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin’ All The Time) – Phil Phillips (1960, did not chart.  Phil Phillis is best known for the song Sea Of Love.)


In The Heat Of The Night – Ray Charles (1967, #33, the title song from the Sidney Poitier film.  Quincy Jones composed, arranged, and conducted the soundtrack)


The Warmth Of The Sun – The Beach Boys (1964, b-side of Dance, Dance, Dance)


Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone (1968, spent four weeks at #1 in Feb/Mar 1969)  Here's a modern version of the song, with lots of everyday people (including some famous ones) sharing in the music together.  


Mr. Bojangles – Jerry Jeff Walker (1968, #77.  A cover version by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band would be a Top Ten hit a couple years later.)


Jerry Jeff Walker – Mr. Bojangles (1967, Vinyl) - Discogs Singer-Songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker Dies at Age 78 | Vanity Fair


Let True Love Begin – Nat “King” Cole (1961, #73)


Rain On The Roof – The Lovin’ Spoonful (1966, #10)


 * She Has Funny Cars – Jefferson Airplane (1967, b-side of Somebody To Love, their first hit)


A Sunshiny Day – Charley Pride (1972, the title track of his album A Sunshiny Day With Charley Pride.  Charley Pride had 29 songs to reach #1 on the Country chart, including his biggest crossover hit Kiss An Angel Good Morning.)


Hello Sunshine – Wilson Pickett (1968, from his album I’m In Love)


Dream Myself A Sweetheart – Clarence Henry (1962, bubbled under at #112.  He is best known for his 1961 hit I Don’t Know Why also known as But I Do and his 1956 song Ain’t Got No Home, which gave him the nickname Frogman due to the verse sung in a frog voice.)


Clarence Henry - Dream Myself A Sweetheart / Lost Without You - Argo - USA  - 5414 - 45cat Clarence' Frogman' Henry - Ain't Got No Home, It Won't Be Long, (I Don't  Know Why) But I Do, Lonely Street | Music artists, Clarence, Frogman


Smell The Flowers – Jerry Reed (1972, #24 on the Country)


* Rock Me – Steppenwolf (1969, #10)


The Rain, The Park, And Other Things – The Cowsills (1967, #2 for two weeks, their first hit)


Purple Rain Drops – Stevie Wonder (1965, b-side of Uptight Everything’s Alright)


It’s Raining – Irma Thomas (1962, did not chart)


Irma Thomas - It's Raining / I Did My Part | Discogs  Rock The Body Electric: Full Show Friday: Irma Thomas in Bern 1986


Rains Came Down – Dorsey Burnette (1963, from his album Dorsey Burnette sings.  He wrote this song.)


Rhythm Of The Rain – The Cascades (1963, #3, Adult Contemporary #1)








Spring – Birdlegs & Pauline & Their Versatility Birds (1963, #94, the only charting hit for this husband-and-wife group)


45cat - Birdlegs And Pauline - Spring / In So Many Ways - Vee Jay - USA -  VJ 510 


Spring Again – Lou Rawls (1977, b-side of See You When I Git There)


Sunny – Bobby Hebb (1966, #2 for two weeks, written by Hebb and later covered by many other artists)


Sunny – Neil Sedaka (1964, #86, co-written by Sedaka)


Sunshine – Mickey Newbury (1973, #87)


MICKEY NEWBURY, MICKEY NEWBURY - sunshine 45 rpm single - Music Mickey Newbury: Write Heart Songs, Not Clever Hooks « American Songwriter


Sunshine – The Archies (1970, #57, their last Hot 100 hit)


Warm And Tender Love – Percy Sledge (1966, #17)


Percy Sledge – Warm And Tender Love (1965, Vinyl) - Discogs  Percy Sledge – Warm And Tender Love (1965, Vinyl) - Discogs


Love Me Warm And Tender – Paul Anka (1962, #12)


Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes – Edison Lighthouse (1970, #5)


My Love Is Growing – The Walker Brothers (1966, from their album The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore.  The Walker Brothers were not actually related, nor were any of them born with the last name Walker, although they all eventually used that as their last name professionally.  They were all born in the US, but moved to the UK about a year after the band was formed, where they had their biggest commercial success.)


That’s One To Grow On – Dobie Gray (1986, Country #35)


Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again – The Fortunes (1971, #15)


The Fortunes – Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again (1970, Vinyl) -  Discogs Letra de You've got your troubles - The Fortunes


Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1971, #8)


I Can’t Stand The Rain – Ann Peebles (1973, #38)


She’s A Rainbow – The Rolling Stones (1967, reached #25 in early 1968)


45cat - The Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow / 2,000 Light Years From Home  - London - USA - 45-906 The Rolling Stones – She's A Rainbow (1966, Vinyl) - Discogs


First Taste Of Love – Ben E. King (1960, #53 in early 1961)


Brand New Day – Albert Hammond (1974, b-side of I’m A Train)



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






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 (Mar 27):  John Rudan with a spotlight on Mr. Piano Man





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