Wednesday, May 26, 2021

May 22, 2021 - JH: 5th Anniversary Show

 Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)

Date: May 22, 2021

Spotlight Theme: 5th Anniversary Show:
Songs with '5' in the title; Groups with '5' in their name; Groups with 5 members

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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 

Background music: Hawaii Five-O - The Ventures (1969 - #4)

The Reason - The 5 Chanels (1958 - #98: only song to make the BB Hot 100 for this female doo-wop group)

5 D - The Byrds (1965 - #44: title track from the band's third LP; songwriter Jim McGuinn's attempt to explain Einstein's theory of relativity)

Take 5 - Dave Brubeck Quartet (1961 - #25: song was written in a 5/4 time signature by sax player Paul Desmond to highlight the dexterity of drummer Joe Morello)

5 Will Get You 10 - We Five (1967 - NR: from the group's second LP, Make Someone Happy; oh those velour shirts!)

No Time - The Guess Who (1970 - #5: the Canadian band had 5 members)

Five O'Clock World - The Vogues (1966 - #4: their follow-up to "You're the One", after this the group from Turtle Creek, PA went for more ballads)

Whispering Bells - The Dell-Vikings (1957 - #9: up tempo doo-wop from the interracial group)

Little Miss Sad - The Five Emprees (1965 - #74: only charting single for the group from Benton Harbor, MI)

Five Feet High and Rising - Johnny Cash (1959 - #71: Cash wrote the song about a 1937 Mississippi flood that forced his family to flee their home)

Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac (1976 - #11: band member Christine McVie wrote the song for the famous 5 person group)

Hurt So Bad - Little Anthony and the Imperials (1965 - #10: another 5 person group; Linda Ronstadt would later cover the song)

I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 (1970 - #1: first chart hit for the Gary, IN group; song ranks #120/RS500)


Obviously 5 Believers - Bob Dylan (1966 - DNC: from his Blonde On Blonde LP, song was the flip-side of "Just Like a Woman"; Robbie Robertson and Joe South back Dylan on guitar)

I'm a Happy Man - The Jive Five (1965 - #36: doo-wop group from Brooklyn that would morph into a soul act in the 1970s)

Five Brothers - Marty Robbins (1960 - #74: country crossover for Robbins, who recorded than 500 songs and 60 LPs over his career)

Signs - Five Man Electrical Band (1971 - #3: we heard the 4:05 LP version of the song, rather than the 3:06 single release)

The Birthday Calendar

[Background Music: Soulful Strut - Young-Holt Unlimited (1969 - #3: Isaac "Redd" Holt was the drummer for the group)]

May 16

Isaac "Redd" Holt - 89
Robert Fripp - 75
Barbara Lee (The Chiffons) - born 1947

May 17

Pervis Jackson (The Spinners) - born 1938
Malcolm Hale (Spanky and Our Gang) - born 1941

May 18

'Big' Joe Turner - born 1911
Pierino "Perry" Como - born 1912
Albert Hammond - 77
Rick Wakeman - 72

May 19

Pete Townshend - 76
Jerry Hyman (Blood, Sweat, & Tears trombonist) - 78
Jeffrey Hyman, aka "Joey Ramone" - born 1951

May 20 

Jill Jackson ("Paula") - 79
Joe Cocker - born 1944
Cherilyn "Cher" Sarkisian - 75

May 21

Ronald Isley - 80
Hilton Valentine (Animals guitarist) - born 1943
Marcie Blane - 77
Leo Sayer - 73

May 22

Doug Gray (Marshall Tucker Band) - 73
Bernie Taupin - 71

The Court of the Crimson King, Pt. I - King Crimson (1970 - #80: Robert Fripp played guitar for the prog-rock band; he is ranked #62 in Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 Greatest Rock Guitarists", and is also a well-known producer)

One Fine Day - The Chiffons (1963 - #5: song ranks #460/RS500)

It's a Shame - The Spinners (1970 - #14: Pervis Jackson sang bass for the group)

Sunday Will Never be the Same - Spanky and Our Gang (1967 - #9: Malcolm Hale came up with the bah-da-bah-bah-bah introduction to the song; his sudden death in 1968 contributed to the break-up of the band)

Corrine Corrina - Big Joe Turner (1956 - #41: Turner was essential in the transition from R&B to Rock'n'Roll; The Cookies provided backing vocals on this track)

Round and Round - Perry Como (1957 - #1: Como had 49 BB Hot 100 singles chart between 1954 and 1974; Ballantine Beer used the tune in a commercial)

Free Electric Band - Albert Hammond (1973 - #48: Hammond is a prolific songwriter who also performs solo)

Roundabout - Yes (1972 - #13: Rick Wakeman was a session keyboard player known as "One Take Wakeman" before joining Yes)

5:15 - The Who (1979 - #45: released as part of the Quadrophenia soundtrack in 1973, the song was re-released when the movie came out in 1979)

You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat, & Tears (1969 - #2: band trombonist Jerry Hyman had a successful career as a chiropractor after leaving the music business)

Sheena Is a Punk Rocker - The Ramones (1977 - #81: at the height of Beatlemania Paul McCartney would register in hotels as 'Paul Ramone', and that became the inspiration for the band's name; song ranks #457/RS500)

Hey Paula - Paul & Paula (1963 - #1: Jill Jackson from McCaney, TX was Paula; Ray Hildebrand was Paul)

Feeling Alright - Joe Cocker (1969 - #69; re-released 1973 - #33: his cover of the Traffic song written by Dave Mason; Carol Kaye of the Wrecking Crew on bass; Merry Clayton, who sang on "Gimme Shelter", provides backing vocals)

Baby Don't Go - Sonny & Cher (1965 - #8: Sonny Bono wrote the song, which was a regional hit when released in 1964; it was re-released after the popularity of "I Got You Babe" and charted nationally)

Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves - Cher (1971 - #1: Cher is backed by the Wrecking Crew on the song that revived her recording career)

It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers (1969 - #2: song is said to be about Berry Gordy's heavy-handed treatment of the brothers when they with Motown; song ranks #420/RS500 and won the group a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance)

The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals (1964 - #1: Hilton Valentine provided the distinctive arpeggio opening on his Gretsch guitar; song ranks #122/RS500)

Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blane (1962 - #3: one-hit wonder for Blane, who recorded the song as a demo for a friend)

Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance) - Leo Sayer (1974 - #9: Sayer co-wrote the song that was his first big hit in the US)

Last of the Singing Cowboys - The Marshall Tucker Band (1979 - #42: Doug Gray played keyboards and is the lead singer for the Southern Rock band)

The Bitch Is Back - Elton John (1974 - #4: Dusty Springfield provided backing vocals for the Bernie Taupin-penned lyrics from the LP Caribou)

Back to our 5th Anny Special

The Blob - The Five Blobs (1958 - #33: Burt Bacharach provided the music for the theme from the movie of the same name)

Light Sings - The 5th Dimension (1971 - #44: the song debuted on the charts 50 years ago - 5/22/71)

5-10-15 - Ruth Brown (1952 - DNC: although it did not make the pop charts, the song went to #1 on the R&B chart)

The Story in Your Eyes - The Moody Blues (1971 - #23: from the LP Every Good Boy Deserves Favour put out by the 5 man group)

To the Aisle - The Five Satins (1957 - #25: songwriting credits went to the members of the group; song was used in the film American Graffiti)

O-o-h Child - The Five Stairsteps (1970 - #8: song ranks #392/RS500 for the "First Family of Soul", which was made up of four brothers and a sister whose mother said they looked like stairsteps when all lined up)

Western Union - The Five Americans (1967 - #5: the group's only Top 20 hit)

The Glory of Love - The Five Keys (1951 - DNC: a doo-wop classic that went to #1 on the R&B charts)

Shake a Tail Feather - The Five Du-tones (1963 - #51: the group was popular during the early-60's dance craze period; Ray Charles recorded the song for use in The Blues Brothers movie)

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 May 29, 2021: Kim Vaughan (KV) with a spotlight on Commencement.  

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