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Date:  July 16, 2022

Host:  Gregory James

Feature: Here and There: Songs Whose Titles Begin with Here or There

Birthday Calendar

July 10

Mavis Staples 83 years old

Ian Whitcomb b. 1941  d. 2020

Jerry Miller (singer/guitarist Moby Grape)   79 years old

Denny Seiwell   (Wings drummer) 79 years old

Arlo Guthrie 75 years old

July 11

Bonnie Pointer b. 1950  d. 2020

Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)  75 years old 

July 12

Christine McVie 79 years old

July 13

Roger McGuinn 80 years old

July 14

Jim Gordon (Drummer Derek/Dominos, Joe Cocker, Traffic)  77 years old

July 15

Linda Ronstadt 76 years old

David Pack    (Ambrosia singer, guitarist 1970-2000 )  70 years old

July 16

William Bell 83 years old

Stewart Copeland (Police drummer) 70 years old

Rock n’ Roll Trivia

Question: What was Christine McVie’s original last name?

(scroll down to find the answer below the playlist)


* 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 subsequent dates) unless otherwise noted

* glossary of terms is below the playlist


OPENING THEME: Good Old Rock n’ Roll—Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys (1969, #29, produced by Jimi Hendrix)

Here We Go Again   Ray Charles 1967 #15

Charles played piano on this track, but the organ and backing vocals are not credited. The lyrics are unique in that they suggest Charles' fatalistic acceptance of a relationship that is less than ideal.

Here We Go Again (Ray Charles song) - WikipediaRay Charles - Here we go again - YouTube

Here I Go Again Raelettes 1971   #101

Originally formed by Ray Charles from the group The Cookies, the Raelettes had nearly 70 members over the course of their existence including Minnie Riperton, Marilyn McCoo, and Clydie King.

THE RAELETTES (1950s - 1990s ) ORIGIN: Greenville, Florida FORMER MEMBERS:  Mary Ann Fisher, Darlene McCrea, Margie Hendricks,… | Ray charles, Soul  music, Music picsHere I Go Again - song by The Raelettes | Spotify

There’s a Place Beatles 1964   #74

The track appeared on their first LP “Please Please Me.” Composer John Lennon was suffering from a cold at the time of the recording.

There's A Place" by The Beatles. The in-depth story behind the songs of the  Beatles. Recording History. Songwriting History. Song Structure and Style.The Beatles – There's A Place | The beatles, Beatles albums, Lyrics

Here to Love You   Doobie Brothers 1982   #65

From their "Minute by Minute" LP featuring Rosemary Butler on harmony vocals and Andrew Love on saxophone.

Here to Love You by The Doobie Brothers on Amazon Music - Amazon.com45cat - The Doobie Bros - Here To Love You / Wynken, Blynken And Nod -  Warner Bros. - Canada - WBS 50001

There, I’ve Said It Again Sam Cooke 1959   

#81 H100  #25 R&B

45cat - Sam Cooke - There, I've Said It Again / One Hour Ahead Of The Posse  - Keen - USA - 8-2105There, I've Said It Again / One Hour Ahead of the Posse by Sam Cooke  (Single, Rhythm & Blues): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list - Rate Your  Music

Here You Come Again Dolly Parton   1978  

#3H100, #1 CW

This was a Weill-Mann composition originally offered to Brenda Lee who turned it down. She sure makes it look easy in this video. Also, the band is fantastic.

There Goes My Heart Again  Fats Domino    1963  #59

Fats Domino – There Goes My Heart Again / I'm Livin' Right (1963, Vinyl) -  Discogs45cat - Fats Domino - There Goes (My Heart Again) / Can't Go On Without You  - ABC-Paramount - USA - 45-10444

Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again  Fortunes   1971  #15

Nice use of sunshine pop to describe the gloom of a breakup. 

The Fortunes – Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again (Vinyl) - Discogs45cat - The Fortunes - Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again / I Gotta  Dream - Capitol - USA - 3086

There’s Always Something There to Remind Me   Patti LaBelle  1967  #125  

A very compelling version that builds slowly from a different point in the lyrics than other versions.

Patti LaBelle And The Bluebells – Always Something There To Remind Me /  Tender Words (1967, Vinyl) - Discogs

There’s a Kind of Hush  Herman’s Hermits 1967   #4

This was the Hermits' last top 10 hit in the U.S.

There's a Kind of Hush - Wikipedia

*Here, There and Everywhere Beatles 1966  NR  McCartney has said that the song was inspired by the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” which was in turn influenced by the Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” LP. Requested by Scottie for Brooktondale Peggy.


There Oughta Be a Law  Mickey and Sylvia 1957  #47 H100  #8 R&B

This track follows the formula made famous in "Love is Strange:" a harmonizing vocal duet (with spoken dialogue) punctuated by some stinging guitar picking.

Mickey & Sylvia - doo-wopMickey & Sylvia – There Oughta Be A Law / Dearest (1957, Vinyl) - Discogs

Here Comes Summer Jerry Keller 1959  #14

My favorite lyric is “When we kiss she makes my flat top curl.”

45cat - Jerry Keller - Here Comes Summer / Time Has A Way - Kapp - USA -  KS-277XHere Comes Summer by Jerry Keller 1959 - YouTube

There Stands the Door   We Five 1966   #116

Some great harmonies (which we expect from the group) and some surprisingly outstanding drumming by either John Chambers or Mick Gillespie.

We Five – There Stands The Door (1966, Vinyl) - DiscogsWe Five - Wikipedia

Here Comes the Sun Beatles  1969 DNC

George Harrison wrote the song at Eric Clapton’s country house on one of Clapton’s acoustic guitars while absenting himself from business meetings at Apple Records. He had recently quit the Beatles temporarily, been arrested for marijuana possession, and his tonsils had recently been removed.

How The Beatles Wrote "Here Comes The Sun" - I Love Classic RockHere Comes The Sun" song by The Beatles. The in-depth story behind the  songs of The Beatles. Recording History. Songwriting History. Song  Structure and Style.

Here Comes My Baby Tremeloes 1967  #13

In 1962 when Decca records was looking for an English beat group to sign and record, they chose the Tremeloes over the Beatles.

There’s a Meetin’ Here Tonight  Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown   1964    #101

Joe & Eddie – There's A Meetin' Here Tonite (1963, Vinyl) - DiscogsJoe & Eddie - Home | Facebook

Here Comes That Feeling Brenda Lee   1962 #89

This was a non-album single written by Dorsey Burnette.

Brenda Lee - Here Comes That Feeling - YouTubeBrenda Lee – Here Comes That Feeling / Everybody Loves Me But You (1962,  Vinyl) - Discogs

There’s Always Me     Elvis Presley 1967  #56

Recorded in 1961 but not released until 1967 for an LP called “Something for Everybody.”

Elvis Presley – There's Always Me / Judy (1967, Vinyl) - DiscogsThere's Always Me - Wikipedia


Touch a Hand Staple Singers  1974  #23 H100 #3 R&B

The Staple Singers – Touch A Hand, Make A Friend (1974, Vinyl) - DiscogsThe Staple Singers – Touch A Hand, Make A Friend / Tellin' Lies 45 Rpm  Record | eBay

Changes     Ian Whitcomb  NR

Ian Whitcomb obituary | Register | The Times

Hey Grandma      Moby Grape   1967   #127

Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page were fans of Jerry Miller’s guitar work.

Moby Grape - Hey Grandma / Come In The Morning | Releases | DiscogsHey Grandma / Come in the Morning by Moby Grape (Single, Blues Rock):  Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list - Rate Your Music

You Can Make Me Free  Billy Joel     1971 NR  

In addition to Paul McCartney, Denny Seiwell drummed for Billy Joel, Art Garfunkel, James Brown, Donovan and Janis Joplin.

Billy Joel – You Can Make Me Free (1972, Vinyl) - Discogs

Last Train Arlo Guthrie 1973

From his LP “Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys.”

Arlo Guthrie – Last Train Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

Free Me From My Freedom   Bonnie Pointer     1978   #58

Whatever you think of the lyrics, the instrumentation is irresistible, especially the unexpected (and perfect) banjo jam.

Bonnie Pointer - Free Me From My Freedom / Tie Me To A Tree (Handcuff Me) |  Releases | Discogs

Make a Little Magic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band   1980  #25

Nicolette Larson sang back up vocals.

35+ FAMOUS Songs About Magic and Spells in 2022 - Gemtracks Beats

Over My Head Fleetwood Mac   1975   #20

This was the first Fleetwood Mac single to chart during Christine McVie’s years with them.

Ballad of Easy Rider Byrds  1969  #65

Peter Fonda wanted Bob Dylan to write the song for the movie. Dylan wrote the first few lyrics and suggested that Fonda give it to Roger McGuinn to finish.

The Byrds – Ballad of Easy Rider 1969 – PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of  Pop Culture

Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad? Derek and the Dominos    1973  #120

Jim Gordon was on track to be the successor to Hal Blaine as a session drummer when undiagnosed schizophrenia overwhelmed him in 1983 with tragic consequences.

Derek & The Dominos – Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad (1973, MO, Vinyl) -  DiscogsJailed Drummer Jim Gordon Denied Parole - Rolling Stone

She’s a Very Lovely Woman  Linda Ronstadt 1971  #70

This is a very lovely non-album single.

Linda Ronstadt – (She's A) Very Lovely Woman (1971, Vinyl) - DiscogsLinda Ronstadt, Retired From Singing, Is Still a Glorious Voice - The New  York Times

I Just Can’t Let Go    David Pack, James Ingram, Michael McDonald   1985  #13 AC

If pop music had the equivalent of the operatic “Three Tenors,” they would be these guys. Their nickname was "The Trinity."

Barney Hurley on Twitter: "Michael McDonald, James Ingram and David Pack at  Bill Schnee Studios, Hollywood, California taking a break in the recording  sessions of the song, 'I Just Can't Let Go'David Pack With Michael McDonald And James Ingram - I Just Can't Let Go |  Releases | Discogs

Born Under a Bad Sign   William Bell 1969

Booker T. Jones wrote the melody and Bell wrote the lyrics, including the immortal “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all.”

William Bell – Born Under A Bad Sign (1969, Vinyl) - DiscogsWilliam Bell (singer) - Wikipedia

Miss Gradenko The Police 1983 NR

Stewart Copeland’s father was a founding member of the CIA, so who knows-- Miss Gradenko’s work environment might have been inspired by dinner table conversation about spycraft.

Miss Gradenko by THE POLICE| J.W. Pepper Sheet MusicThe Police ‎– Synchronicity (1983) Vinyl, LP, Album – Voluptuous Vinyl  Records

There’ll Come a Time Betty Everett 1969 #26 H100  #2 R&B

Betty Everett – There'll Come A Time (1969, Pinckneyville Press, Vinyl) -  Discogs


Here Comes My Girl Tom Petty   1980    #59

Petty said that the chorus was inspired by The Byrds. After trying to sing the verses in a number of ways, Petty settled on half-singing, half-speaking.

Here Comes the Night Ben E. King  1961  #81

45cat - Ben E. King - Here Comes The Night / Young Boy Blues - London  Atlantic - Australia - HL-1887Ben E. King Music | Tunefind

There’s No Living Without Your Loving Peter and Gordon 1966  #50

There's No Living Without Your Loving / A Stranger With a Black Dove by  Peter and Gordon (Single): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list - Rate Your  Music

Here I Am Baby Barbara McNair 1967  #125

45cat - Barbara McNair - Here I Am Baby / Here I Am Baby - Motown - USA - M  1106Watch Motown's Barbara McNair Sing 'Just In Time' on 'Ed Sullivan Show'

Here I Am (Come and Take Me) Al Green 1973  #10

Here I Am Righteous Bros. 1968  #121

Endless Soul And Inspiration: The Best Righteous Brothers SongsThe Righteous Brothers – Here I Am (1968, Vinyl) - Discogs

There Goes My Heart Joni James 1958   #19

Joni James – There Goes My Heart / Funny (1958, Vinyl) - DiscogsJoni James Dies: 1950s Pop Star Who Sang 'Why Don't You Believe Me?' Was 91

There’ll Be No Next Time Jackie Wilson 1962    #75

Too many strings, but Wilson’s great vocal styling soared above them.

Jackie Wilson - There'll Be No Next Time Lyrics | L-HIT.COMThe Greatest Hurt / There'll Be No Next Time by Jackie Wilson (Single,  Soul): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list - Rate Your Music

Here Come Those Tears Again Jackson Browne  1977   #23

Backing vocals by Bonnie Raitt and Rosemary Butler, guitar solo by John Hall, piano by Bill Payne. In the video below, Butler crushes the backing vocal, David Lindley plays the guitar solo and Jim Gordon is the drummer.

There Is Dells 1968   #20 H100  #11 R&B

There Is / Show Me by The Dells (Single; Cadet; 5590): Reviews, Ratings,  Credits, Song list - Rate Your MusicThe Dells' Charles 'Chuck' Barksdale Dies at 84 | Billboard – Billboard

Here I Go Again Hollies 1964  #107

The video is a lip sync, but it's very interesting to see these guys at such a young age. Graham Nash is wearing the vest.

Here She Comes Tymes 1964   #92

TYMES - doo-wopThe Tymes - Here She Comes / Anymore | Releases | Discogs

There’s So Much Love All Around Me   Three Degrees 1971  #98

The Three Degrees: "There's So Much Love All Around Me" - YouTube

There Will Come a Day  Smokey Robinson  1977   #42

Smokey did not write the song, but he sure sings it like he did.

Deep in My Soul | Smokey Robinson

Here’s to the Crabgrass Allan Sherman and Jacqueline Ward 1963  NR

From the 1963 album "My Son, the Nut" which held the top spot on the Billboard Top 200 for nearly two months, and sold 1.2 million copies.

Here's to the Crabgrass (Remastered) - Single by Allan Sherman on Apple  MusicMy Son, the Nut by Allan Sherman (Album; Warner Bros.; W 1501): Reviews,  Ratings, Credits, Song list - Rate Your Music

Here Comes the Judge  Pigmeat Markham 1968

#19 H100  #4 R&B

Widely considered to be a forerunner of rap music, this 1968 Chess recording featured Maurice White on drums and Minnie Ripperton on backing vocals. Produced by Gene Barge ("Daddy G").

Pigmeat Markham – Here Comes The Judge / The Trial (1968, Vinyl) - DiscogsPigmeat Markham - Wikipedia

Here’s to You  Hamilton Camp   1968  #76

Hamilton Camp – Here's To You / Leavin' Anyhow (1968, Vinyl) - DiscogsHamilton Camp releases album of mostly unknown Dylan songs

CLOSING THEME: Sleep Walk – Santo and Johnny (1959, #1 for two weeks)

Trivia Answer

Christine McVie’s original last name was Perfect.

Congratulations to Greg from Ithaca for correctly answering the question and winning a pair of movie passes to Cinemapolis, downtown Ithaca's home for independent, international and local films.

Glossary of Terms:

DNC = did not chart

NR = not released as a single at the time

H100 = Billboard Hot 100

CW = Country and Western chart

AC = Adult Contemporary Chart

R&B = Billboard’s chart of rhythm and blues records

Host July 23, 2022: Jan Hunsinger with a spotlight on the Cameo-Parkway record labels.

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