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December 18, 2021 - JR - Golden Oldies+

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Date:  12/18/2021

Host:  John Rudan (JR)

Feature:  Golden Oldies+ 

6pm - 7pm

It Came Out Of The Sky - Creedence Clearwater Revival - 1969 

You Could Have Been A Lady - April Wine - 1972 

The Little Black Egg - The Nightcrawlers - 1967

 Matthew And Son - Cat Stevens - 1967

Smackwater Jack - Carole King - 1971 - Carole recently received a second induction to the Rock and Roll HOF as a performer, while previously inducted as a songwriter.  First off Tapestry, a story of a bounty hunter named Jack.  That will be followed by The Byrds with one of the last songs written with partner Gerry Goffin, although she disliked (or didn't understand) the lyrics. 

 Wasn't Born To Follow- The Byrds - 1969 - Gerry Goffin wrote the lyrics to this while tripping on LSD on a cross-country sojourn from L.A. to NY; featured in Easy Rider.   


Thin Line Between Love And Hate - The Persuaders - 1973

Fool in the Rain - Led Zeppelin - 1979 - From Zeppelin's last studio LP In Through The Out Door, in which J.P. Jones took over the LP with nice keyboard and synthesizer runs.  I love this song, but it features one of Page's weakest guitar solos.  Some hardcore Zep fans claimed the band "went disco" for using a whistle during the instrumental; Plant claimed it was supposed to be a tribute to Carnivale in Brazil!

Join Together - The Who - 1972 - Recorded between Who's Next and Quadrophenia, this didn't see a Who LP release until the compilation Hooligans in 1980.

River Deep Mountain High - Eric Burdon & The Animals - 1968 - A mind-blowing version of the old Phil Spector chestnut!  Click here to listen! The 45 is a shade over 4 minutes while the LP version is 7:30...

Christmas Dream - Perry Como - 1974 - From the film The Odessa File starring Jon Voight.

Here At The Western World - Steely Dan - 1978

7pm - 8pm  Birthday Calendar

December 12th - Frank Sinatra - 1915

                           Connie Francis (Concetta                                   Rosa                                                                   Maria Franconero) - 84                                       Dionne Warwick  - 82                                         Dickey Betts - 78

December 13th - Ted Nugent - 73                                                  Steve Forbert - 67

December 14th - Charlie Rich - 1932


December 15th -Jesse Belvin - 1932                                           Dave Clark - 82


December 16th - Tony Hicks (Hollies) - 76

                            Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) - 72


December 17th - Eddie Kendricks - 1939

                            Paul Rodgers - 72

December 18th - Chas Chandler - 1938

                            Keith Richards - 78


Cycles - Frank Sinatra - 1969 - This is classic Sinatra; black tux, cigarette, singing on a barstool...

Then Came You - Dionne Warwick and The Spinners - 1974

Where The Boys Are Connie Francis - 1960

Ramblin' ManThe Allman Brothers Band - 1973 - Written and sung by Dickey Betts, although it was fellow Southern Rocker Les Dudek who played lead guitar! 

Baby Please Don't Go - Amboy Dukes - 1967 - Ted Nugent, the Motor City Madman: not much of a vocalist, but one heckuva axe man!

It Isn't Gonna Be That Way - Steve Forbert - 1980

Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich - 1973

Goodnight My Love - Jesse Belvin - 1959 - When I first was involved with Remnants this was the closing theme!  Hard to talk over, though...

Bits And Pieces - Dave Clark Five - 1964

Stop, Stop, Stop - Hollies - 1966 - Featuring birthday boy Tony Hicks on... banjo!  Pretty progressive for a pop band in the 60's. 

Cheap Sunglasses - ZZ Top - 1979

The Weight - Diana Ross and the Supremes with The Temptations - 1969 - Former Temp David Ruffin left the group in 1968 when Berry Gordy Jr. refused to give him top-billing like he gave Diana Ross.  He did, however, continue as a solo artist at the label and Berry did have a thing for Diana...

Young Blood - Bad Company - 1976 - Paul Rogers is one of the most soulful voices in rock history, and how many other vocalists could take over for Freddie Mercury in Queen?

Before They Make Me Run - Rolling Stones - 1978 - Keith on lead vocals from Some Girls.

Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - 1967 - Former Animals bassist Chas Chandler discovered Jimi in NYC, brought him to England and formed The Experience with Mitch Mitchell on drums and Noel Redding on bass and produced Are You Experienced.

8pm - 9pm

So High (Rock Me Baby Roll Me Away) - Dave Mason - 1977

Fairport Convention - Percy's Song - 1969 - Written by Bob Dlyan, based on a true story about a fatal car crash.

Pressure Drop - Robert Palmer - 1975 - Title track of Palmer's second album featuring backing by...

Roll Um Easy - Little Feat - 1973

So Bad - Paul McCartney - 1985 - From Paul's vanity movie project called Give My Regards To Broad Street.

I've Done Everything For You - Rick Springfield - 1981 - Rick wrote most of his own material but this was off the pen of Sammy Hagar! 

Hypnotized - Fleetwood Mac - 1973 - Bob Welch on vocals.  He's the chap in the middle of the pic.

All I Ever Wanted - Santana - 1979

Loves Me Like A Rock - Paul Simon - The closest a Jewish kid from Queens ever got to Southern Gospel Music, with the Dixie  Hummingbirds and the Muscle Shoals Swampers.

Lonesome L.A. Cowboy - New Riders Of The Purple Sage - 1973 - This hippie band from San Fran gained notoriety as an opening act for the Grateful Dead and enlisted Jerry to play pedal steel on this!

45 Corner

Can't Find The Time - Orpheus - This is the mono 45 version on MGM Records, that has an extra percussion dub and eliminates the outro instrumental section, trimming 30 seconds from the stereo LP version.  Despite the hooks and under 3 minute run time, the single didn't get any higher than #80 on the Hot 100 in 1969.

Mary's Boy Child - Harry Belafonte - 1957

Do You Hear What I Hear - Bing Crosby - 1963

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 December 25th, 2021: John Simon (JS) with a cool feature!

Happy Holidays!

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