Thursday, September 29, 2022

September 24, 2022 - JH: Going Home

 September 24, 2022

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)

Spotlight Theme: "Going Home"

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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)

Background Song: The Homecoming - Hagood Hardy (1976 - #41)

Daddy's Home - Shep and the Limelites (1961 - #2: answer song to "A Thousand Miles Away" by the Heartbeats, which also featured James 'Shep' Sheppard)

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd (1974 - #8: song ranks #398/RS500)

Welcome Home - Walter Jackson (1965 - #95: song was written by Chip Taylor, who also wrote "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning")

Bring It On Home to Me - Sam Cooke (1962 - #13: Cooke wrote the song that was the flip side to "Having a Party"; both songs featured Lou Rawls on backing vocals)

Let Me Take You Home Tonight - Boston (NR - 1977: song closed out the band's debut LP and was the flip side to "Long Time")

Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver (1971 - #2: Denver co-wrote the song with Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert, who later married and formed the Starland Vocal Band)

Sloop John B. - The Beach Boys (1966 - #3: from the group's classic Pet Sounds LP; song ranks #271/RS500)

Detroit City - Bobby Bare (1963 - #16: song was written by Mel Tillis and won a Grammy for Best Country Record)

Home to You - Earth Opera (1969 - #97: the psychedelic band out of Boston often opened for The Doors, as both groups were signed to Elektra Records)

Home Cookin' - Junior Walker and the All-Stars (1969 - #42: title track from the LP of the same name)

*Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel (1966 - #5: a plaque commemorating the song can be found on display at the train station in Widnes, England, where Paul Simon is said to have written at least one verse of the song about missing his English girlfriend)

I Can Never Go Home Again - We Five (NR - 1965: song was written by John Stewart, whose brother Michael was in the group; from the LP You Were On My Mind)

I Can Never Go Home Anymore - The Shangri-Las (1965 - #6: song was written by George "Shadow" Morton, who also wrote "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" and "Leader of the Pack")

Green Green Grass of Home - Tom Jones (1967 - #11: Jones learned of the song from a version recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis)

7:00 - 8:00 

Birthday Calendar

September 18:

James Frederick "Jimmie" Rodgers - born 1933
Frankie Avalon (Francis Avallone) - 82
Allen Johnson (The Marcels) - born 1940
P.F. Sloan - born 1945

September 19:

Billy Ward (The Dominoes) - born 1921
Brook Benton - born 1931
Nick Massi (Four Seasons) - born 1935
Bill Medley (The Righteous Brothers) - 82
Paul Williams - 82
"Mama" Cass Elliot (Ellen Naomi Cohen) - born 1941
Freda Payne - 80

September 20:

Gogi Grant (Myrtle Arinsberg) - born 1924
Ulysses B. "Bobby" Nunn (The Coasters) - born 1925

September 21:

(Royden Lipscomb) Dickey Lee - 86

September 22:

Joni James (Giovanna Carmella Babbo) - born 1930

September 23:

Ray Charles (Robinson) - born 1930
Steve Boone (The Lovin' Spoonful) - 79
Bruce Springsteen - 73

September 24:

Sonny Turner (The Platters) - born 1939
Barbara "Bibs" Allbut (The Angels) - born 1942
Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut (The Angels) - 80
Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers) - born 1942

Oh-Oh, I'm Falling in Love Again - Jimmie Rodgers (1958 - #7: Rodgers would later sing the jingle for SpaghettiOs that used the same tune)

Bobby Sox to Stockings - Frankie Avalon (1959 - #8: Avalon was a teen idol who had 31 singles on the BBHot100 from 1958 to 1962; he later starred in movies and on TV)

Heartaches - The Marcels (1961 - #7: song features the vocal stylings of bass singer Allen Johnson)

Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers (1966 - #3: P.F. Sloan wrote and played the distinctive guitar intro for the hit song; Sloan also wrote "Eve of Destruction" and played the guitar intro for the song "California Dreaming")

Sixty Minute Man - Billy Ward and His Dominoes (#17 - 1951: song was one of the first to cross over from the R&B to the pop charts)

It's Just a Matter of Time - Brook Benton (1959 - #3: Benton co-wrote the song that was originally intended for Nat 'King' Cole, but when Benton was signed to Mercury Records he recorded it himself)

Walk Like a Man - The Four Seasons (1963 - #1: Nick Massi's bass voice is used as a counterpoint to Frankie Valli's falsetto lead vocal)

(You're My) Soul and Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers (1966 - #1: song was a huge hit for the duo, written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil)

Waking Up Alone - Paul Williams (1972 - #60: the only solo charting single for this famed songwriter and actor)

Make Your Own Kind of Music - "Mama" Cass Elliot (1969 - #36: another Mann/Weil composition)

Band of Gold - Freda Payne (1970 - #3: song was a huge smash for Payne and was written and produced by the Holland-Dozier-Holland team after they left Motown; song ranks #391/RS500)

Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant (1956 - #1: song spent 8 weeks at the top of the BB Hot100 and went to #50 when it was re-released in 1961)

Yakety Yak - The Coasters (1958 - #1: Bobby Nunn sang bass for The Robins and left that group to help form The Coasters; King Curtis provided the sax parts)

Patches - Dickey Lee (1962 - #6: although the song went on to be a million-seller, some stations would not play it because of the teenage suicide subject matter)

You Are My Love - Joni James (1955 - #5: James had 15 singles chart on the BB Hot100 in the rock era)

Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles (1961 - #1: one of 75 singles "The Genius" charted on the BB Hot100)

She Is Still a Mystery - The Lovin' Spoonful (1967 - #27: the group's last Top 40 single)

Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out - Bruce Springsteen (1976 - #83: second track from his classic Born to Run LP)

With This Ring - The Platters (1967 - #14: Sonny Turner was lead singer for the group from 1959-70)

My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels (1963 - #1: the Allbut sisters sang behind lead vocalist Peggy Santiglia)

Ferry Cross the Mersey - Gerry and the Pacemakers (1965 - #6: Gerry Marsden wrote the song about the river in their home city of Liverpool)

Tribute to Fall:

Background Music - Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams (1955 - #1: song topped the charts for 4 weeks)

Forever Autumn - Justin Haywood (1978 - #47: solo effort from The Moody Blues guitarist)

Autumn Almanac - The Kinks (1967 - DNC: song went to #3 in the U.K.)

A Summer Song - Chad & Jeremy (1964 - #7: although their folk sound was nothing like the rock emanating from England, the duo is included in the British Invasion)

Leaves That Are Green - Simon & Garfunkel (1966 - DNC: song was released as the flip side to "Homeward Bound")

Ain't Got No Home - Clarence "Frogman" Henry (1957 - #20: Henry wrote the song that gave him his amphibian nickname)

Can't Find My Way Back Home - Blind Faith (1969 - DNC: the super group produced only one LP)

Run Home to Your Mama - Evie Sands (1965 - DNC: another song written by Chip Taylor)

2,000 Light Years From Home - The Rolling Stones (1968 - DNC: song was released as the flip side to "She's a Rainbow" and came from their psychedelic LP Their Satanic Majesties Request)

Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) - The Impalas (1959 - #2: song was a million-seller for the integrated doo-wop group)

Don't Come a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind) - Loretta Lynn (1966 - DNC: although it did not make the Pop charts, the song was Lynn's first #1 on the Country charts and one of her best known songs)

Don't It Make You Want to Go Home - Joe South (1969 - #41: song was taken from the LP of the same name)

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 October 1, 2022: John Rudan (JR) with Golden Oldies!

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