Thursday, June 2, 2022

May 28, 2022 - JH: Sixth Anniversary Show

 May 28, 2022

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)

Spotlight: Sixth Anniversary Show!

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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)

Cinnamon - Derek (1968 - #11: 'Derek' was really Johnny "Mr. Bassman" Cymbal, who co-wrote the song)

The Kids Are Alright - The Who (1966 - #106: song came off the band's debut LP)

Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry (1958 - #8: song ranks #7/RS500)

Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones (1966 - #1: song spent two weeks atop the BB Hot 100 and ranks #174/RS500)

Best Things in Life - The Dreamliners (1965 - DNC: girl group out of San Antonio that enjoyed local success but never caught on nationally; the song [making its "Rockin' Remnants" debut?] was recently used to open an episode of "Better Call Saul")

My Old School - Steely Dan (1973 - #63: song about a drug bust at Bard College, where band mates Walter Becker and Donald Fagen met)

A Man Without Love - Englebert Humperdinck (1968 - #19: song went to #2 in Britain for the man born Arnold Dorsey)

What Is Life? - George Harrison (1971 - #10: from his triple LP "All Things Must Pass")

I'm on the Outside (Looking In) - Little Anthony & the Imperials (1964 - #15: song was a comeback for the doo-wop group, which hadn't had a Top 40 single in 5 years)

45 Corner

Where Evil Grows - The Poppy Family featuring Susan Jacks (1971 - #45: a "Lost Oldie" from the psychedelic pop group from Vancouver)

Sweet Maxine - The Doobie Brothers (1974 - #32: "Black Water", which was originally the "B" side to this single, was eventually released as its own "A" side)

Victoria - The Kinks (1970 - #62: the band's highest-charting single since "Sunny Afternoon" in 1966)

Daisy Jane - America (1975 - #20: George Martin produced the song and played piano on it as well)

Birthday Calendar

(Background song: The "In" Crowd - Ramsey Lewis Trio (1965 - #5: song ranks #354/RS500)

May 22:

Bernie Taupin - 72

May 23:

Rosemary Clooney - b. 1928
General Norman Johnson (Chairmen of the Board) - b. 1941
Misty Morgan - b. 1945
Dean Friedman - 67

May 24:

Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman) - 81
Tony Valentino (Standells) - 81
Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt) - 78
Albert Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult) - 75

May 25:

Hal David - b. 1921
Kitty Kallen - b. 1921
Tom T. Hall - b. 1936
Jessi Colter (born Mirriam Johnson) - 79
Robby Steinhardt (Kansas) - b. 1950

May 26:

Peggy Lee (born Norma Egstrom) - b. 1920
Levon Helm (The Band) - b. 1941
Art Sharp (The Nashville Teens) - 81
Stevie (Stephanie) Nicks - 74

May 27:

Ramsey Lewis - 87
Don Williams - b. 1939
Cilla Black (born Priscilla White) - b. 1943

May 28:

Gladys Knight - 78
John Fogerty - 77

7:00 - 8:00

The Bitch Is Back - Elton John (1974 - #4: song came from a saying between lyrics author Bernie Taupin and his wife for when Elton was in a bad mood)

This Ole House - Rosemary Clooney (1954 - #1: Clooney was one of the most popular singers of the early '50s; song spent 3 weeks atop the charts)

Everything's Tuesday - Chairmen of the Board (1970 - #38: the Detroit soul group was signed to the Invictus/Hot Wax record label begun by Holland-Dozier-Holland after they left Motown)

Tennessee Bird Walk - Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (1970 - #23: the husband-wife duo from Buffalo was mostly known for country songs, but this one crossed over to the pop charts)

Ariel - Dean Friedman (1977 - #26: we heard the original Lifesong Records 45 of this one-hit wonder)

Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan (1963 - DNC: seen as an anthem of the civil rights movement, the song ranks #14/RS500)

Dirty Water - The Standells (1966 - #11: described as "the punk band of the '60s", the group came up with their name from standing around their booking agent's office waiting for work)

(Don't Fear) The Reaper (1976 - #12: drummer Albert Bouchard played cowbell on the song that became a parody legend on Saturday Night Live; song ranks #397/RS500)

I Sold My Heart to the Junkman - Patti LaBelle and Her Blue Belles (1962 - #15: song was written in 1946)

Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa - Gene Pitney (1963 - #17: one of the many hits written by the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David)

Little Things Mean a Lot - Kitty Kallen (1954 - #1: the #1 song of 1954, it spent 9 weeks at #1)

That Song Is Driving Me Crazy - Tom T. Hall (1974 - #63: charting effort from the man who wrote "Harper Valley P.T.A.")

I'm Not Lisa - Jessi Colter (1975 - #4: Colter was married to both Duane Eddy [1961-68] and Waylon Jennings [1969-2002])

Point of No Return - Kansas (1977 - #28: song features the violin stylings of Robby Steinhardt)

Fever - Peggy Lee (1958 - #8: Lee added lyrics to the original Little Willie John tune and it became her signature song)

Up on Cripple Creek - The Band (1969 - #25: drummer Levon Helm provided lead vocals for this Band classic about life on the road)

Tobacco Road - The Nashville Teens (1964 - #14: the group had greater success in their native England, but in the U.S. the song was another one-hit wonder of the British invasion)

Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) - Fleetwood Mac (1976 - #11: we heard the single version of Stevie Nicks' classic, which ranks #488/RS500)

8:00 - 9:00

Look What You've Done - Pozo-Seco Singers (1967 - #32: best known as a country singer, Don Williams began his career with the Texas folk trio)

You're My World - Cilla Black (1964 - #26: Priscilla White was the coat-check girl at Liverpool's Cavern Club, where she was discovered by Beatles manager Brian Epstein)

I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight and the Pips (1967 - #2: song was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong and when Whitfield produced it for Knight he said that he wanted to "out-funk Aretha" [Franklin])

Up Around the Bend - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970 - #4: John Fogarty wrote this and many other hits for the band)

*Sentimental Lady - Fleetwood Mac (1972 - DNC: Bob Welch wrote the song for one of the earlier incarnations of the band; he would later re-record the song and release it as a single)

Fun, Fun, Fun - The Beach Boys (1964 - #5: with Memorial Day weekend being the unofficial start of summer, nothing says summer like the Beach Boys)

Build Me Up, Buttercup - The Foundations (1969 - #3: the group was a multi-racial British soul band)

Walk on Water - Neil Diamond (1972 - #17: from his "Moods" LP, which was nominated for a Grammy as Album of the Year)

Natural High - Bloodstone (1973 - #10: we heard the original London 45 release by the Kansas City R & B group)

A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke (1965 - #31: Cooke wrote the song in response to Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind", it ranks #12/RS500)

What's Going On? - Marvin Gaye (1971 - #2: title track to the classic album; the song ranks #4/RS500)

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 June 4, 2022: John Rudan (JR) with a show of Golden Oldies.

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