Wednesday, January 26, 2022

January 22, 2022 - JH: Where Were You in '72?

January 22, 2022

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)

Spotlight: "Where Were You in '72?": songs from LPs released in 1972.

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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

6:00 - 7:00

OPENING THEME:  Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll – Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys (1969 - #29: produced by Jimi Hendrix)

Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile) - Van Morrison (1972 - #61: from his LP Saint Dominic's Preview, released in July of 1972)

Border Song (Holy Moses) - Aretha Franklin (1970 - #37: her cover of the Elton John song, it appeared on her LP Young, Gifted, and Black, released 1/24/72)

Honky Cat - Elton John (1972 - #8: from his LP Honky Chateau)

Thirteen - Big Star (1972 - NR: from the LP #1 Record, Big Star was fronted by former Boxtop singer Alex Chilton; song ranks #406/RS500)

I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers (1972 - #1: song spent 1 week atop the BB Hot 100 and ranks #276/RS500; from the LP Be Altitude: Respect Yourself)

Sitting - Cat Stevens (1972 - #16: from the LP Catch Bull at Four)

Suffragette City - David Bowie (1972 - DNC: song appeared on the "B" side of "Starman", both of which were from his LP The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars; the song was rereleased in 1976 as a "A" side to promote the LP ChangesoneBowie, but it did not chart)

All the Young Dude - Mott the Hoople (1972 - #37: David Bowie wrote the song for the band after they turned down "Suffragette City"; the band was on the verge of breaking up but realized the potential of the song, which ranks #166/RS500 and became an anthem of the glam rock movement)

I'm Stone in Love With You - The Stylistics (1972 - #10: big hit for the Philadelphia group which features Russell Thompkins' falsetto)

Couldn't I Just Tell You - Todd Rundgren (1972 - #93: charting single from his classic double LP Something/Anything?)

45 Corner

Rock Me on the Water - Jackson Browne (1972 - #48: from his first LP, Jackson Browne, which most everyone calls "Saturate Before Using"; we heard the original 45 version, which differs from the LP track in instrumentation and tempo; as of 2022 this version has not been made available in digital form) 

You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio - Joni Mitchell (1973 - #25: from her LP For the Roses, released in November of 1972; song was her response to record company request that she write a hit record)

For My Lady - The Moody Blues (1972 - DNC: "B" side to the single "I'm Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band" from the Seventh Sojourn LP)

7:00 - 8:00

The Birthday Calendar

Background music - Walk - Don't Run - The Ventures (1960 - #3)

January 16:

Bob Bogle (The Ventures) - born 1937
Ramon "Ray' Phillips (The Nashville Teens) - 83
Barbara Lynn - 80
Jim Stafford - 78

January 17:

Grady Martin - born 1929
Ezekiel Christopher "Chris" Montez - 79
Mick Taylor - 73

January 18:

Robert Charles "Bobby" Goldsboro - 81
David Ruffin (The Temptations) - born 1941

January 19:

Phil Everly - born 1939
Janis Joplin - born 1943
Dolly Parton - 76
Lee Martin "Dewey" Bunnell (America) - 70

January 20: 

Ron Townson (5th Dimension) - born 1933
William Powell (The O'Jays) - born 1942

January 21:

Robert Wilson Smith "Wolfman Jack" - born 1938
Richie Havens - born 1941
Edwin Starr - born 1942
Mac Davis - born 1942
Chris Britton (The Troggs) - 77

January 22:

Sam Cooke - born 1931
Steve Perry (Journey) - 73

Tobacco Road - The Nashville Teens (1964 - #14: song was written by John D. Loudermilk and made it to #6 on the U.K. charts; Ray Phillips was co-lead singer)

You'll Lose a Good Thing - Barbara Lynn (1962 - #8: one-hit wonder for Lynn, who was singer/songwriter/guitarist for the tune)

Wildwood Weed - Jim Stafford (1974 - #7: song was written by Don Bowman in 1964 and is a parody of "Wildwood Flower" by the Carter Family)

El Paso - Marty Robbins (1960 - #1: Grady Martin provided the awesome guitar part to this country classic; Martin was a member of the Nashville session group known as the "A" Team and played with Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, and Willie Nelson, among others)

Let's Dance - Chris Montez (1962 - #4: after this rock and roll hit Montez recorded more ballads)

Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones (1972 - #7: Mick Taylor was a guitarist with the group from 1969-74; song came off the 1972 LP Exile on Main Street [a Rockin' Remnants twofer] and ranks #424/RS500)

I'm a Drifter - Bobby Goldsboro (1969 - #46: Goldsboro, who began his career playing guitar in Roy Orbison's band, wrote this minor hit)

Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations (1966 - #13: David Ruffin was lead singer of the group from 1964-68, but when he suggested that the act be known as David Ruffin and the Temptations

Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers (1961 - #7: songwriter Sonny Curtis had written only one verse for the song, but the Everlys liked what they heard so much that they recorded the one verse twice and released the song like that, even though Curtis did write a second verse)

Cry Baby - Janis Joplin (1971 - #42: song was a #4 hit for Garnet Mimms in 1963)

Jolene - Dolly Parton (1974 - #60: Parton wrote the song that she says is based on a true story involving her husband; ranks #217/RS500)

Ventura Highway - America (1972 - #8: Dewey Bunnell wrote the hit for the group and says the "alligator lizards in the air" line came from seeing cloud shapes as a child in 1963)

Paper Cup - The 5th Dimension (1967 - #34: Jimmy Webb, who wrote "Up, Up, and Away" wrote this tune as well)

Back Stabbers - The O'Jays (1972 - #3: song is from the 1972 LP of the same name, another Rockin' Remnants twofer!)

Clap for the Wolfman - The Guess Who (1974 - #6: homage to the legendary DJ by the Canadian band)

Here Comes the Sun - Richie Havens (1971 - #16: his cover of the classic Beatles track, which they never released as a single, that was Havens' only entry on the BB Hot 100)

8:00 - 9:00

Agent Double-O Soul - Edwin Starr (1965 - #21: with its James Bond reference the song launched Starr's career)

In the Ghetto - Elvis Presley (1969 - #3: before achieving success on his own, Mac David penned this hit for the King)

Wild Thing - The Troggs (1966 - #1: song ranks #257/RS500 and is considered to have influenced garage rock and punk rock)

Twistin' the Night Away - Sam Cooke (1962 - #9: Cooke was backed by the Wrecking Crew for this hit that he wrote; it reached #1 on the R&B charts)

Wheel in the Sky - Journey (1978 - #57: from the LP Infinity, which the band's first LP with Steve Perry as lead singer)

You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) - Meat Loaf (1979 - #39: Todd Rundgren produced this hit for the larger-than-life singer, born Marvin Lee Aday, who passed away on 1/20/22 at the age of 74)

Back to our Spotlight:

Dialogue (Parts I & II) - Chicago (1972 - #24: we heard the 45 edit version of the song, from the LP Chicago V)

The Right Thing to Do - Carly Simon (1973 - #17: Simon wrote the song, from her LP No Secrets, for then husband James Taylor, she said that she took the line "loving you is the right thing to do" from the movie The Last Picture Show)

Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon (1972 - #4: from his self-titled first solo LP, the song was inspired by a chicken and egg dish in a Chinese restaurant)

Freddie's Dead - Curtis Mayfield (1972 - #4: from the soundtrack to the movie Superfly)

Telegram Sam - T. Rex (1972 - #67: song was a big hit for the glam-rock band in their native U.K., where it topped the charts; from the LP The Slider)

You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart (1972 - #13: Stewart co-wrote the song from his Never a Dull Moment LP, which also hit #1 in the U.K.)

Superstition - Stevie Wonder (1973 - #1: song ranks #74/RS500 and is from the Talking Book LP, released 10/24/72)

CLOSING THEME:  Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (1959 - #1 for two weeks; brothers Santo [steel guitar] and Johnny [rhythm guitar] Farina from Brooklyn)

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 January 29, 2022: John Rudan (JR) with a spotlight on Golden Oldies and MORE!

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

January 15, 2022 - JS - In Memoriam: 2021 Edition


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Date:  1/15/22

Host:  John Simon

Feature:  In Memoriam: 2021 Edition

Tonight's show will mostly be a spotlight on artists that we lost in 2021, and Rock 'n' Roll Heaven is having one helluva party! Big hits, lost nuggets, some double shots.... 6-9pm on the East Coast, but streaming everywhere at wvbr dot com. It's a good night to stay warm and toasty by your radio - and let the music fill the void!

Note: we'll start with five big hits from five of the big ones (including one who passed away just three days ago. R.I.P Ronnie Spector. 🖤






·    YouTube links follow some entries

·      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)


Be My Baby - The Ronettes (8/63; #2 for three weeks - Rolling Stone ranks this song at the #22 single of all time. Ronnie Spector passed away two days ago at age 78 after a short bout with cancer, and she - along with Hal Blaine and the rest of the team - kick off tonight's tribute to silenced voices of this past year.)

The Ronettes (Band) - Üye profili, Gerçekler, Wiki, Başarılar, Net değer  2022 (güncellendi) |


Get Off My Cloud - The Rolling Stones (1/65; #1 for two weeks - Charlie Watts kicks this one off. He passed away back in August at age 80, and was one of the true greats. The British Invasion was in full swing, and these guys were at the fore.)

Rolling Stones – Get Off Of My Cloud – PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of  Pop Culture


You Keep Me Hangin' On - Supremes (11/66; #1 for two weeks Pop, four weeks R&B - Mary Wilson was a founding member of the group, and we lost her last February. This was the girls' second of four consecutive #1 singles, and RS ranks it at #348 of all time. Listener George says that he actually prefers the Vanilla Fudge version. Hard to argue....)

You Keep Me Hangin' On - Wikipedia


Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers (5/60; #1 for five weeks - this one also spent NINE weeks at #1 in the UK. It was their first release for Warner Brothers Records, and their huge signing bonus suddenly didn't seem to be so far-fetched. Brother Don passed in August at age 84. He and Phil were among the first inductees into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, and were also inducted into the Grand Ol' Opry. RS ranks this record at #150.)

The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown - YouTube


Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - BJ Thomas (1/70; #1 - this record was in its third of four weeks at #1 on this date back in 1970, and would earn the songwriters an Academy Award the following year. BJ Thomas passed back in May and leaves behind a string of great records.

Corazón de Canción: B.J.Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (letra  en inglés y traducción al español)


That's How Heartaches Are Made - Marvelettes (11/69; #97 - Wanda Young was a founding member of the group and the lead singer on a number of their biggest hits. This was their final charting single, and it never even scratched the R&B chart. Baby Washington had a hit with it back in 1963. Wanda passed away in mid-December at age 78.)


A Teenager's Prayer - Joe Simon (6/66; #66 Pop, #11 R&B - raised in the church and steeped in the Gospel tradition, Joe had one of the most distinctive baritone voices in Soul music. This was one of his earliest records. He passed away in mid-December at the ripe old age of 85.)


Pleasant Valley Sunday - Monkees (7/67; #3 - Monkee Mike Nesmith left us in early December and there have been many glowing tributes. We spotlight this particular record because that's Mike playing the killer opening guitar lick, plus adding some tasty guitar overdubs and adding a close harmony vocal to Micky's lead lines. Carole King is the writer.)

The Monkees "Pleasant Valley Sunday-Words" 66-1007 Colgems | eBay


Signs - Five Man Electrical Band (5/71; #3 - this rebellious ditty became a countercultural anthem, and was written and sung by Ottawa native and guitarist Les Emmerson. He passed away in Canada on the same day as Mike Nesmith, and ended up getting short shrift in the press as a result.)


She's Gone - Tavares (10/74; #50 Pop, #1 R&B - long before most of the world had ever heard of Hall & Oates, this five-member band of brothers from Eastern Massachusetts had a big R&B hit with their song. Eldest brother Ralph Tavares passed away on December 9th at age 79. R.I.P.)


Somewhere - PJ Proby (2/65; #91 Pop, #6 UK - Broadway icon Steven Sondheim got his start as the lyricist working alongside composer Leonard Bernstein, and their musical West Side Story was a Broadway smash. Currently, Steven Speilberg's film adaptation is making many "Best Of" lists for 2021. Here is one of four charting versions of this beautiful ballad, this one delivered by the tightly-wound and over-the-top PJ Proby, who was a bigger hit in England than in his native land. Sondheim passed back on November 26th at age 91.)

Original Cast Recording West Side Story - 2nd Dutch vinyl LP album (LP  record) (386585)


Tell Someone You Love Them - Dino, Desi & Billy (8/68; #92 - three kids met up at Beverly Hills HS and formed a band. Dino and Desi were both named after their show biz fathers, but Billy Hinsche had to rely on his musical chops to make it into the group. This was the trio's final charting single, written and led by Billy. He'd later go on to be a valued member of the Beach Boys family, and he'd live to age 70. He died back on November 20th. Watch him here singing lead on a Beach Boys favorite!)






 Birthday Calendar



January 9 – Roy Head – born in 1941

            – Joan Baez – age 81

            – Scott Engel (Walker Bros.) – born in 1943

            – Crystal Gayle – age 71


January 10 – Jim Croce – born in 1943

            – Rod Stewart – age 77

            – Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) – age 74


January 11 – Clarence Clemons (E Street Band) – born in 1942


January 12 – Ruth Brown – born in 1928

            – Glen Yarbrough – born in 1930

            – Cynthia Robinson (Family Stone) – born in 1944


January 13 – Clarence Carter – age 86

            – Allen Toussaint – born in 1938


Treat Her Right - Roy Head & The Traits (9/65; #2 for two weeks - his backing band was The Traits, which is where young guitarist Johnny Winter got his start. Roy Head was a loose-limbed white soul man, and this was his greatest moment on record!)

Roy Head And The Traits - Roy Head And The Traits - Music


Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word - Joan Baez (4/69; #86 - Joan Baez was one of Bob Dylan's earliest champions, and they had a very complex relationship. This country-flavored Dylan composition had pedal steel AND the twangy Danelectro "sitar" sound of session player Reggie Young going for it.)


No Regrets - Walker Brothers (1/76; #7 UK - Scott Engel was from Ohio, and the trio eventually relocated to England when they floundered over here. This Tom Rush composition was their final big hit in the UK, but it virtually went unheard in the States.)


Half The Way - Crystal Gayle (10/79; #15 Pop, #2 C&W for three weeks - she had strong C&W roots, including a sister named Loretta Lynn and a distant cousin named Patty Loveless, but she was also a very successful "crossover" artist. She'd be most successful as a duet partner on the Country charts, and would crack the Top Ten on the Pop charts with Eddie Rabbit several years later.)



I Got a Name - Jim Croce (10/73; #10 - this song was released a day after Jim Croce died in a small airplane on a runway in Louisiana. Ironically, it wasn't one of his own compositions - but it's one of a string of fine singles that have helped him earn the title "The Immortal Jim Croce.")

I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story: Croce, Ingrid, Rock, Jimmy:  9780306821783: Books


Mandolin Wind - Rod Stewart with Faces (11/71; dnc - Rod recorded the album Every Picture Tells a Story with The Faces, and this was the b-side of the album's second single. Rod wrote it, and the a-side [I Know] I'm Losing You reached #24.)


Rikki Don't Lose That Number - Steely Dan (5/74; #4 - Donald Fagen composed, sang lead and played keyboard on this number, and it became the band's biggest hit single. Tonight we hear the hard-to-find 45 version.)

1974 Steely Dan – Rikki Don't Lose That Number (US:# 4 UK:#58) | Sessiondays


Bobby Jean - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (5/84; dnc - sax man Clarence Clemons became Bruce Springsteen's horn player and his larger-than-life presence made him a key part of the band's stage persona. He waits until the very end of this number from the Born in The USA album to start wailing, but he doesn't stop until after the fade.)

Blood Brothers: Clarence Clemons And The Soul Of 'Born To Run' - Stereoboard


Lucky Lips - Ruth Brown (2/57; #25 Pop, #6 R&B - she was one of the biggest stars to help launch Atlantic Records, and had a string of #1 hits on the R&B chart before recording this crossover hit from the pens of Leiber & Stoller.)


Baby The Rain Must Fall - Glenn Yarbrough (3/65; #12 - Glenn got his start as a folksinger with The Limeliters, and was tapped to sing the title song for Steve McQueen's latest film. It would become his biggest hit.)

Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965) - IMDb


Sing a Simple Song - Sly & The Family Stone (3/69; #89 Pop, #28 R&B - this was initially the b-side of Everyday People. After that one spent four-weeks at #1, DJs started to play this side. Cynthia Robinson opens the track, and her trumpet lines run through it adding to the raw excitement of the whole thing. She was amazing!


Lady Marmalade - Labelle (3/75; #1 Pop and R&B - Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and the late Sarah Dash provide the vocals, The Meters provide the instrumentation, but it was Allen Toussaint who assembled them all and produced and arranged the track. Speaking of him, the New Orleans City Council has just voted to rename Robert E Lee Boulevard as Allen Toussaint Boulevard. Bam!)

Patti LaBelle - Lady Marmalade: The Best Of Patti & Labelle -  MusicAllen Toussaint, Iconic Songwriter and Producer, Dead at 77 - Rolling Stone




Melody for An Unknown Girl - The Unknowns (9/66; #74 - three television teen heartthrobs combined to make this record: Steve Alaimo, Mark Lindsay and his bandmate Keith Allison were all featured performers on ABC-TV's Where The Action Is.  Keith passed away at age 79, having lived a remarkable life as a session player after his time as a Raider. This one is a fascinating glimpse into the crass calculating ways of those willing to prey on young girls' psychology.)

🎷 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙠 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙨𝙖𝙮 (@MarkLindsay) / TwitterSongs written by Steve Alaimo | SecondHandSongsKeith Allison | Facebook


Don't Worry Baby - The Tokens (3/70; #95 - Phil Margo and his brother Mitch joined the group back in the Fifties, and they went on to produce and record and form a record label and compose jingles and do a myriad of other behind-the-scenes activities in the industry, all while they continued to make great records. This one deserved a better fate. Mitch passed away in November at 79 years old.)


Hushabye - Jay & The Americans (5/69; #62 - Pomus and Shuman had a big hit with this when the Mystics recorded it ten years earlier, but the late Jay Black took the lead on this tasty version. He and his 5-octave range passed away back in late October, but he'll live on as long as people keep spinning his discs.)

Jay And The Americans – Hushabye (1969, Shelley Products Pressing, Vinyl) -  Discogs


Across the Universe - The Beatles (3/68; dnc - John and Paul were recording this for a special charity album to benefit the World Wildlife Fund. John envisioned a children's choir on the refrain, and Paul ventured outside the Abbey Road studios where two teenaged girls had been holding vigil for days, hoping to see their idols. One of them was Brazilian Lizzie Bravo, who was thrilled to be invited in to record with The Beatles! She passed away in her native Brazil at age 70, but she had lived her childhood dream!)

Lizzie Bravo, Teenager Who Sang on Beatles Recording, Dies | Best Classic  Bands


* Everytime I Think of You - The Babys (1/79; #13 - we interrupt our regular program for a couple of requests. This one goes out to B'dale Peggy from JSF. Lead singer John Waite would release a big hit five years later that opens with the words "Every time I think of you...." Coincidence, or homage?: that is the question!)


* The Way of Love - Cher (1/72; #7 - going out to John-in-Freeville, it's another cool Cher tune. This one is a cover of a big UK hit for Kathy Kirby, and was Cher's follow-up to her big #1 Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves. After a couple more lower-charting singles, she'd return with two more chart-topping autobiographical and slightly lurid smash hits. BTW, Cher is still going strong!)

Cher – The Way Of Love / Don't Put It On Me (1972, Vinyl) - Discogs


Two of a Kind - Sue Thompson (3/62; #42 - best known as a novelty singer, Sue would continue to have C&W hits well into the seventies. This one has a decidedly Nashville sound, and reveals her to have some serious emotional depth. She passed away in September at the ripe old age of 96!)


Devoted to You - Everly Brothers (8/58; #10 - this had originally been put on the b-side of the #1 Bird Dog, but it was too good to go unrecognized. Tonight we hear a new stereo mix which clearly shows the brothers' distinct harmonies. Don, who passed in August, sings the low melody line. Sublimely, might I add?)

everly brothers, 1958, devoted to you | maria | Flickr


(Old Dogs - Children And) Watermelon Wine - Tom T. Hall (12/72; #1 C&W - his nickname was "The Storyteller," and he wrote a whole bunch of fine songs. This one topped the Country chart, but was never played on Pop radio. Tom T Hall left this plane at age 85 back in August. R.I.P.)


Heart of The Night - Poco (5/79; #20 - Paul Cotton replaced Jim Messina back in 1970 and was one of the longest-tenured members of the band. He was also the composer and lead singer of this fine comeback record for the group, and he passed away in late July at 78 years old.)


'Til - The Angels (10/61; #14 - they'd have a really big hit with My Boyfriend's Back in a year or two, but this was the first charting single from the New Jersey trio consisting of the Allbut sisters and their friend Peggy. Barbara "Bibs" Allbut passed in July at age 80, and is now among another set of angels.)

The Allbut Sisters | PopBopRocktilUDrop


* Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money, feat. Ronnie Spector (8/86; #4 - Eddie Money was an NYPD cop who left the department to pursue a recording career. This record led to a surprising comeback for the late Ronnie Spector, and was suggested by my buddy JR. Check out this live performance and check out Ronnie's slinky Ronettes-style dress.)




CLOSING THEME:  Sleepwalk – 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 (1/22/22):  Jan Hunsinger with a spotlight on album tracks from fifty years ago (1972)!


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