Thursday, March 31, 2022

March 26, 2022 - JH: "Madmen" Oldies

 March 26, 2022

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)

Spotlight: "Madmen" Oldies - songs used on the TV series "Madmen" (Season and Episode #'s at the end of each listing).

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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)

On the Street Where You Live - Vic Damone (1956 - #4: Top 10 hit from the Broadway musical "My Fair Lady", the song was used to end the very first episode of "Madmen" [S1, E1]; one of only a few songs outside the show's 1960-69 time period)

Both Sides Now - Judy Collins (1968 - #8: her version of the Joni Mitchell tune [S6, E13])

Sukiyaki - Kyo Sakamoto (1963 - #1: song was a world-wide smash hit, selling over 13 million copies [S2, E2])

Dominique - The Singing Nun (1963 - #1: another foreign language chart-topper from 1963, the song was #1 for the month of December [S3, E10])

You Really Got Me - The Kinks (1964 - #7: song ranks #82/RS500 [S5, E11])

My Way - Frank Sinatra (1969 - #27: Paul Anka re-wrote the lyrics to the original French song specifically for Ol' Blue Eyes, and it became his signature song, although Sinatra came to dislike it [S7, E6])

I Know a Place - Petula Clark (1965 - #3: her follow-up to "Downtown", the line "a cellar full of noise" was a deliberate reference to Beatles manager Brian Epstein's autobiography A Cellar Full of Noise, describing the Cavern Club, where he discovered the Fab Four [S4, E9])

*This Will Be Our Year - The Zombies (NR - 1968: album track from their highly acclaimed "Odessey and Oracle" LP [S7, E2])

Everyday - Buddy Holly (DNC - 1957: song ranks #236/RS500 [S7, E13])

Harbor Lights - The Platters (1960 - #8: song was written in 1937 and tells the story of harbor lights signaling the boat carrying the singer's sweetheart is sailing away [S7, E13])

Butchie's Tune - The Lovin' Spoonful (DNC - 1966: song was released as the 'B' side of "Summer in the City" [S5, E12])

45 Corner

The Porpoise Song (Theme from the movie "Head") - The Monkees (1968 - #68: written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, we heard the original 45 version of the psychedelic song, which runs one minute longer than the LP version [S6, E12])

Reach Out in the Darkness - Friend and Lover (1968 - #10: one-hit wonder for the husband-wife team of Jim and Cathy Post [S6, E7])

Walk on By - Dionne Warwick (1964 - #6: one of a series of hits for Warwick written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, the song ranks #51/RS500 [S5, E1])

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones (1965 - #1: song starts with the distinctive guitar riff which Keith Richards says he wrote in his sleep; #2/RS500 [S7, E8])

7:00 - 8:00

The Birthday Calendar

March 20:

Jerry Reed - b. 1937
Joe Rivers (Johnnie & Joe) - 85

March 21:

Solomon Burke - b. 1940
Chip Taylor - 82
Ray Dorset (Mungo Jerry) - 76
Eddie Money (born Mahoney) - b. 1949

March 22:

Jeremy Clyde (Chad & Jeremy) - 81

March 23:

Ric Ocasek (The Cars) - born 1944

March 24:

Carol Kaye (The Wrecking Crew) - 87
Billy Stewart - b. 1937

March 25:

Johnny Burnette - b. 1934
Aretha Franklin - b. 1942
Elton John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) - 75

March 26:

Fred Parris (The Five Satins) - b. 1936
Diana Ross - 78
Johnny Crawford - b. 1946
Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) - 74
Vicki Lawrence - 73

When You're Hot, You're Hot - Jerry Reed (1971 - #9: Reed was an actor, singer, and songwriter and this song won him a Grammy for Best Country Vocal - Male)

Over the Mountain, Across the Sea - Johnnie and Joe (1957 - #8: song was re-released in 1960 and charted at #89)

Cry to Me - Solomon Burke (1962 - #44: Burke had 26 songs chart on the BB Hot 100, this one was used in the movie "Dirty Dancing)

In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry (1970 - #3: Ray Dorset was the founder and lead singer of the group and also wrote this hit song)

Two Tickets to Paradise - Eddie Money (1978 - #22: his signature song; we heard the LP version but the 45 version is noticeably different)

Yesterday's Gone - Chad & Jeremy (1964 - #21: although folkies, the duo were swept up in the British Invasion and appeared on American TV shows "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "The Patty Duke Show", and "Batman" [in an episode in which Catwoman stole their voices - "Holy Switch-er-oo"!])

Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell (1969 - #3: bassist Carol Kaye played on over 10,000 recordings, including sessions with Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Monkees, and she came up with the 5 note intro to this classic song written by Jimmy Webb, which ranks #192/RS500)

Dreamin' - Johnny Burnette (1960 - #11: Burnette's career was cut short when he was killed in a boat crash at the age of 30)

Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin (1968 - #2: song won Franklin a Grammy for Best R & B Female Vocal and ranks #249/RS500, but "Judy in Disguise With Glasses" kept it out of the top spot; we heard the outtake version of the song with a longer intro of Joe South playing tremolo guitar)

Friends - Elton John (1971 - #34: title track and theme song to the movie of the same name)

Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds - Elton John (1975 - #1: his cover of the Beatles classic with help from "Dr. Winston O'Boogie" (aka John Lennon) on guitar)

8:00 - 9:00

In the Still of the Nite - The Five Satins (1956 - #24: doo-wop classic that ranks #90/RS500)

Reflections - Diana Ross and the Supremes (1967 - #2: the first single by the group with Ross taking top billing; "Ode to Billy Joe" kept it out of the #1 position)

Cindy's Birthday - Johnny Crawford (1962 - #8: Crawford played Marl McCain on TV's "The Rifleman" but had 8 singles make the BB Hot 100)

Last Child - Aerosmith (1976 - #21: Steven Tyler wrote the song with bandmate Brad Whitford, who performed the guitar solo [not Joe Perry])

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia - Vicki Lawrence (1973 - #1: song was written by Lawrence's husband at the time, Bobby Russell, who also wrote Bobby Goldsboro's hit, "Honey")

Back to our Spotlight on "Madmen Oldies"

You Keep Me Hanging On - Vanilla Fudge (1967 - #6: their slowed down, hard rocking cover of the Supremes hit [S7, E1])

Words of Love - The Mamas and the Papas (1967 - #5: Papa John Phillips wrote the song which features Mama Cass' vocals [S6, E8])

I Just Wasn't Made for These Times - The Beach Boys (NR - 1966: track from their classic "Pet Sounds" LP S5, E6])

Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles (NR - 1966: final track from the "Revolver" LP; their first recorded song on which backward guitar loops were used, although the single "Rain" was released first; John Lennon wrote the lyrics after experiencing an LSD trip and reading "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" [S5, E8; S7, E14])

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield (1966 - #4: English lyrics to an Italian melody that Dusty heard in 1965; it took her 47 takes to get the sound she wanted [S5, E1 & 2])

Elenore - The Turtles (1968 - #6: song was written as a parody of their hit, "Happy Together", after their White Whale record company demanded more happy-go-lucky pop songs, but the record company didn't get the joke and liked the tune [S7, E2])

Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C. Riley (1968 - #1: song written by Tom T. Hall and features session guitarist Jerry Kennedy on the dobro [S6, E10])

On a Carousel - The Hollies (1967 - #11: band members Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, and Tony Hicks wrote the tune which Nash has called "one of the Hollies' best songs" [S7, E4])

You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra (1967 - #44: theme to the James Bond movie of the same name [S5, E13])

Early in the Morning - Peter, Paul, & Mary (1962 - DNC: trio member Paul Stookey wrote the song, which appears on the 'B' side of the group's first chart single, "Lemon Tree" [S2, E8])

I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (in Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers (1972 - #7: song derived from a Coca-Cola commercial that provided a surprise yet appropriate ending to the "Madmen" series [S7, E14])

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 April 2, 2022: Kim Vaughan (KV) with a spotlight on songs with 5-letter titles.

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