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Feature: Golden Oldies from the J-Archives!
Lonely Teardrops - Jackie Wilson - 1958
My True Story - The Jive Five - 1961
It's Too Late - Chuck Willis - 1956 - Eric Clapton was a big fan of "The King of the Stroll" and covered this with Derek And The Dominoes. Check out this video from their only U.S. television appearance on the Johnny Cash Show!!!
Statler Brothers - Flowers On The Wall - 1966 - "Smokin' cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo..."
Midnight In Moscow - Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen - 1961 - Listen to one of the Jazzmen get excited at 2:16! Kenny is the trumpet player...
A Swingin' Safari - Bert Kaempfert - 1962 - Bert produced the Hamburg sessions of the Beatles in the early 60's!
Clean Up Your Own Back Yard - Elvis - 1970
Heroes And Villains - Beach Boys - 1967 - The first single released off the greatest album that never was: Smile, which was eventually released as Smiley Smile (click here for the whole story).
Make Your Own Kind Of Music - Mama Cass Elliot - 1969 - Written by Mann/Weil.
Scarborough Fair - Sergio Mendes And Brasil '66 - 1968
Revival (Love Is Everywhere) - Allman Brothers - 1970 - First single released from their second LP Idlewild South; peaked at #92. The 45 version, on Capricorn Records, trimmed the LP version from 4:07 to 2:41, but at least retained the instrumental section and the great cold ending!
The River Is Wide - Grass Roots - 1969 - This was originally done by the L.A. band The Forum in 1967.
Don't Give In To Him - Gary Puckett And The Union Gap- 1969
You Can Have Her - Roy Hamilton - 1961
Before the Birthday Calendar, a tribute to Poco steel guitarist Rusty Young, who passed away on April 13th at age 75.
A Good Feeling To Know - 1972 - Check out this really cool clip!
Rose Of Cimarron - 1976
7pm - 8pm
April 19 - Mark Volman (Turtles) - 77 Dickie Goodman - 1934
April 20 - Johnny Tillotson - 82
April 21 - Paul Davis - 1945
April 22 - Paul Carrack - 70 Peter Frampton - 71 Glen Campbell - 1945
April 23 - Barbra Streisand - 79 Roy Orbison - 1936 Ray Peterson - 1939
April 24 - Doug Clifford (CCR) - 76
I Put a Spell on You - Creedence Clearwater Revival - 1968
Corinna, Corinna - Ray Peterson - 1960
Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel) - Roy Orbison - 1961
You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Neil Diamond & Barbra Streisand - 1978
Batman And His Grandmother - Dickie Goodman - King of the "drop-in" records, this used snippets of hits of the day to conduct the "interview".
Silent Running - Mike + The Mechanics - 1986 - Lead vocals by Paul Carrack, who has also been in the groups Ace and Squeeze, had a solo career in the early 80's and now sings with Ringo Starr's All-Stars! A great voice and a versatile musician...
I'm In You - Peter Frampton - 1977 - The follow-up to the mega-million selling Comes Alive, the album and the single both peaked at #2 on the Billboard charts.
Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife - Glen Campbell - 1968
Elenore - The Turtles - 1968 - Interesting story behind this song! Click here.
Ride 'Em Cowboy - Paul Davis - 1975
You Can Never Stop Me Loving You - Johnny Tillotson - 1963 - I love the time changes in this song, very unusual for a pop record of the early 60's!
To end the second hour:
Cry Baby - Garnet Mimms &
The Enchanters - 1963 - The late Bert Berns was a musical genius who died much too young. He wrote and produced this and also "discovered" Van Morrison, produced his early sides and signed Neil Diamond to his BANG Records label!
Dark Eyed Woman - Spirit - 1969
Hold Tight - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky Mick and Tich - 1968 - This song never charted in the U.S. but gained some notoriety when it was used in the Quentin Tarantino film Grindhouse: Death Proof in 2007.
High Flying Bird - 1966 - Jefferson Airplane - From their first album Takes Off, with original female vocalist Signe Toly Anderson.
Roadrunner - 1972 - Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers - What a sound out of Boston in the early 70's! One of the best songs about... radio! Member Jerry Harrison was in Talking Heads and member David Robinson joined the Cars.
Harry Truman - Chicago - 1975
Roger Daltrey - Avenging Annie - 1977
5:15 - The Who - 1973 - Quadrophenia! The movie version came out in 1979.
Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) Raspberries - 1974 - One of the greatest false endings, ever!
An Old Fashioned Love Song -Three Dog Night - 1972
Victoria - Kinks - 1970
If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman - 1978 - Written by the Gibb Brothers, who did the original version, but it was the strings and "disco" flourishes that made this the best version.
Roll On Down The Highway - Bachman-Turner Overdrive- 1974
Hey Western Union Man - Jerry Butler - 1968
As we wind down the show this week, 3 songs that were WVBR "hits" in the late 70's! Carlene Carter, Johnny Cash's step-daughter, was married to Nick Lowe from 1979 - 1990.
Love Is Gone - Carlene Carter - 1979 - Her backing band for this was The Rumour (Graham Parker's chums moonlighting!)
Nick Lowe - American Squirm - 1979
Rolene - Moon Martin - 1979 - His mom called him "John" and he also penned "A Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor Doctor)" for Robert Palmer.