Wednesday, January 11, 2023

 January 7, 2023

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)

Spotlight Theme: songs from albums of 1973

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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)

Crocodile Rock - Elton John (1973 - #1: from his LP "Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player", released 1/26/73)

Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting - Elton John (1973 - #12: from his masterpiece LP "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", released 10/5/73; it ranks #91 on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Albums" and is cited in the 2008 book "1,000 Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die")

Angie - The Rolling Stones (1973 - #1: from the album "Goat's Head Soup" [released 8/31/73]; the song was inspired by Angie Barnett, David Bowie's wife from 1970-80)

The Jean Genie - David Bowie (1972 - #71: from the LP "Aladdin Sane", released 4/20/73)

I Got a Name - Jim Croce (1973 - #10: title track from Croce's posthumous LP released 12/1/73, he was killed in a plane crash on 9/20/73; Croce also released the album "Life and Times" on 7/1/73)

Here I Am (Come and Take Me) - Al Green (1973 - #10: from his LP "Call Me", released in April)

Kodachrome - Paul Simon (1973 - #2: one of 6 singles released from the LP "There Goes Rhymin' Simon [5/5/73]; "Will It Go Round in Circles" by Billy Preston kept the song out of the #1 spot)

If You Want Me to Stay - Sly and the Family Stone (1973 - #12: from the album "Fresh", which ranks #186 on RS 500 Greatest Albums)

California Saga (On My Way to Sunny Califor-ni-a) - The Beach Boys (1973 - #84: the LP "Holland" was released 1/8/73 and was re-released in 2022 in a box set with 1972's "Sail On Sailor")

The Real Me - The Who (1974 - #92: from the album "Quadrophenia", which ranks #267 on RS 500 Greatest Albums)

To The Aisle - The Five Satins (1957 - #25: from the "American Grafitti Soundtrack", released in August of 1973; the movie was co-written and directed by George Lucas)

Shambala - Three Dog Night (1973 - #3: from their LP "Cyan")

Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan (1973 - #12: song ranks #190/RS500 and came from the album "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" and was the soundtrack for the movie of the same name)

7:00 - 8:00 

The Birthday Calendar

January 1:

"Country" Joe McDonald (81)

January 2:

Roger Miller - born 1936

January 3:

George Martin (Beatles producer) - born 1926
Stephen Stills - 78
John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) - 77

January 4:

Priscilla Paris (The Paris Sisters) - born 1941
Arthur Conley - born 1946

January 5:

Sam Phillips (producer and founder of Sun Records) - born 1923
Wilbert Harrison - born 1929
Athol Guy (The Seekers) - 82
Chris Stein (Blondie) - 72

January 6:

Nino Tempo (Antonio LoTiempo) - 88
Paul Wilson (The Flamingos) - born 1935
Doris Troy - born 1937
Van McCoy - born 1940

January 7:

Richard "Paul" Revere (Paul Revere and the Raiders) - born 1938
Kenny Loggins - 75

Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine - 'Country' Joe and the Fish (1967 - #95: Joe's parents were members of the Communist Party and named him after Joseph Stalin of the USSR)

England Swings - Roger Miller (1965 - #8: Miller wrote the song that was meant to be a parody of "Swinging London")

13 Questions - Seatrain (1971 - #49: Seatrain was the first group produced by George Martin after his work with the Beatles)

Change Partners - Stephen Stills (1971 - #43: Jerry Garcia played pedal steel guitar and Graham Nash and David Crosby provided backing vocals on the song)

*Over the Hills and Far Away -  Led Zeppelin (1973 - #51: from the "Houses of the Holy" LP released 3/28/73)

See That Boy - The Paris Sisters (1967 - NR: their cover of the original "See That Girl", written by Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann)

Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley (1967 - #2: Conley co-wrote the song with Otis Redding)

That's All Right Mama - Elvis Presley (1954 - DNC: from Elvis's first recording sessions at Sam Phillips's Sun Records studios; song ranks #112/RS500)

Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison (1959 - #1: the song was written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller in 1952)

Georgy Girl - The Seekers (1967 - #2: from the movie of the same name, the song was nominated for an Oscar; "I'm a Believer" by the Monkees kept the song out of the #1 spot)

Heart of Glass - Blondie (1979 - #1: Chris Stein co-wrote the song with singer Debbie Harry, it ranks #255/RS500)

Deep Purple - Nino Tempo and April Stevens (1963 - #1: song won a Grammy for Best Rock and Roll Record for the brother-sister duo)

Nobody Loves Me Like You - The Flamingos (1960 - #30: Paul Wilson sang baritone for the doo-wop group; song was written by Sam Cooke)

Just One Look - Doris Troy (1963 - #10: "Mama Soul", as Troy was known to her fans, co-wrote this one-hit wonder; The Hollies and Linda Ronstadt later covered the song)

Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon - Paul Revere and the Raiders (1969 - #18: song was written by lead singer Mark Lindsay; Revere was the group's keyboardist)

8:00 - 9:00

My Music - Loggins and Messina (1973 - #16: song was from their album "Full Sail", released in October of 1973)

Mind Games - John Lennon (1973 - #18: title track from his 11/16/73 LP)

Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings (1974 - #10: from the LP "Band on the Run", which was released 12/5/73 and ranks #418 RS 500 Greats Albums; the group also released "Red Rose Speedway" on 4/30/73)

Give Me Love - George Harrison (1973 - #1: song was from the "Living in the Material World" LP, released 5/30/73, which also was #1 on the album charts)

Photograph - Ringo Starr (1973 - #1: from the album "Ringo", released 11/2/73)

For You - Bruce Springsteen (1973 - DNC: song was the flip side to the "Spirit in the Night" 45, both songs were from the LP "Greetings From Asbury Park, New Jersey", released 1/5/73, which ranks #379 on RS 500 Greatest LPs; Springsteen also released "The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle" on 9/11/73, and that record ranks #345 on the same RS list)

*The Ballad of Billy the Kid - Billy Joel (1974 - DNC: song was released as a single in the UK, but not in the US; from the "Piano Man" LP, released 11/9/73 and produced by We Five founder Michael Stewart)

*Feelin' Stronger Every Day - Chicago (1973 - #10: song was co-written by James Pankow and Peter Cetera and was taken from the LP "Chicago VI" released 6/25/73)

Redneck Friend - Jackson Browne (1973 - #85 - Eagle Glenn Frey helped with backing vocals and Rockaday Johnnie (Elton John) played piano; from the LP "For Everyman", which ranks #450 on RS 500 Album chart, released in October of 1973)

Farewell Andromeda - John Denver (1973 - #89: title track to Denver's LP released in June of '73)

Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing - Stevie Wonder (1974 - #16: from the LP "Innervisions", considered to be Wonder's best; it won a Grammy for Album of the Year and ranks #34 on RS 500 Greatest Albums list)

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 14, 2023: John Simon (JS) with a spotlight on "Harmony" songs!

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