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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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