Thursday, July 27, 2023

July 22, 2023 - JH: "Just" Songs

 July 22, 2023

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)

Spotlight: "Just" Songs

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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)

She's Just My Style - Gary Lewis and the Playboys (1966 - #3: Lewis retired to nearby Rochester and used to make occasional appearances to perform)

Just When I Needed You Most - Randy VanWarmer (1979 - #4: VanWarmer wrote the song that was inspired by the loss of his car and the loss of his girlfriend)

I Just Want to Celebrate - Rare Earth (1971 - #7: one of the few all white acts signed to Motown Records)

Just About the Same - The Association (1970 - #106: sunshine pop from the California group; maybe shoulda, coulda, woulda been a bigger hit?)

*Just a Little - The Beau Brummels (1965 - #8: the folk rock sound on this hit was produced by Sylvester Stewart, aka Sly Stone)

Just a Dream - Jimmy Clanton (1958 - #4: Clanton, who is from Louisiana, was known as the "swamp pop R&B teenage idol"; he wrote this hit song)

Couldn't I Just Tell You - Todd Rundgren (1972 - #93: from his classic LP "Something/Anything")

Just Like a Woman - Bob Dylan (1966 - #33: from his classic LP "Blonde On Blonde")

Don't You Just Know It? - Huey "Piano" Smith and the Clowns (1958 - #9: song was a million-seller for Smith, another Louisiana native)

45 Corner

(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet - The Reflections (1964 - #6: one-hit wonder on Golden World Records for the Detroit group)

Give Me Just a Little More Time - Chairmen of the Board (1970 - #3: song was written and produced by the Holland-Dozier-Holland team after they left Motown to form their own label of Invictus Records)

Don't Just Stand There - Patty Duke (1965 - #8: one of the many teen TV stars in the early '60s who crossed over to music)

*Just You 'n' Me - Chicago (1973 - #4: written by band member James Pankow after ha and his wife had a fight and sung by Peter Cetera)

Spare Me a Little of Your Love - Fleetwood Mac (1972 - DNC: doesn't have "Just" in the title, but the Christine McVie-penned tune from "Bare Trees" uses 'just' a lot)

7:00 - 8:00 The Birthday Calendar

Bed song: Cast Your Fate to the Wind - Vince Guaraldi (1963 - #22: one-hit wonder but got Guaraldi the Peanuts gig)

July 16:

Tony Jackson (The Searchers) - b. 1938
Desmond Dekker - b. 1942

July 17:

Vince Guaraldi - b. 1928
Spencer Davis - b. 1939
Gale Garnett - 81
Phoebe Snow - b. 1950

July 18:

Dion DiMucci - 84
Martha Reeves - 82
Robin McDonald (Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas) - b. 1943

July 19:

Sue Thompson - b. 1925
Vicki Carr [Florencia Vicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona] - 82
Bernie Leadon (The Eagles) - 76
Brian May (Queen) - 76

July 20:

Buddy Knox - b. 1933
Jo Ann Campbell - 85
Dennis Yost (Classics IV) - b. 1943
John Lodge (The Moody Blues) - 78
Carlos Santana - 76

July 21:

Rosie Hamlin (Rosie & the Originals) - b. 1945
Barry Whitwam (Herman's Hermits) - 77
Cat Stevens - 75

July 22:

Thomas Wayne [Perkins] - b. 1940
Bobby Sherman - 80
Estelle Bennett (The Ronettes) - b. 1944
Don Henley - 76

Ain't That Just Like Me - The Searchers (1964 - #61: Tony Jackson played bass for the Liverpool group)

Israelites - Desmond Dekker & the Aces (1969 - #9: one-hit wonder for the Jamaica-born Dekker; we heard an original 45 on Uni Records)

Gimme Some Lovin' - The Spencer Davis Group (1967 - #7: song ranks #244/RS500)

We'll Sing in the Sunshine - Gale Garnett (1964 - #4: New Zealand-born Garnett wrote the song that won her a Grammy for Best Folk Record)

Gone at Last - Phoebe Snow and Paul Simon (1975 - #23: song has been called a combination of rock and roll and old time revival gospel)

Where or When - Dion & the Belmonts (1960 - #3: song was written in 1937 by the team of Rogers and Hart)

Dancing in the Street - Martha and the Vandellas (1962 - #2: summer classic that ranks #40/RS500)

Little Children - Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas (1964 - #7: song went to #1 in the UK; Robin McDonald played rhythm guitar for the band)

Norman - Sue Thompson (1962 - #3: her follow-up to the hit "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)" [heard two weeks before on RR]; song was written by John D. Loudermilk)

Your Heart Is Free Just Like the Wind - Vikki Carr (1968 - #91: one of her lesser-known charting singles; Carr sang for 5 US Presidents during her career)

'39 - Queen (1976 - DNC: lead guitarist Brian May wrote and sang this song from their "A Night at the Opera" LP)

Party Doll - Buddy Knox (1957 - #1: Knox co-wrote the million-seller that spent 1 week at #1)

(I'm the Girl From) Wolverton Mountain - Jo Ann Campbell (1962 - #8: answer song to the hit by Claude King)

Traces - The Classics IV featuring Dennis Yost (1969 - #2: Yost was also the drummer for the group and would play standing up when he sang)

I'm Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band) - The Moody Blues (1973 - #12: bassist John Lodge wrote the song from the band's LP "Seventh Sojourn")

Evil Ways - Santana (1970 - #9: big hit for the band after their successful gig at Woodstock)

Angel Baby - Rosie & the Originals (1960-1 - #5: song made its chart debut in late 1960 and peaked the following year; Rosie Hamlin was born in Klamath Falls, OR)

Just a Little Bit Better - Herman's Hermits (1965 - #7: Barry Whitwam was the drummer for the Manchester band)

The First Cut Is the Deepest - Cat Stevens (1967 - NR: Stevens wrote the song that has charted for several artists)

Tragedy - Thomas Wayne (1959 - #5: born Thomas Wayne Perkins, Wayne's brother Luther Perkins was Johnny Cash's guitarist)

Hey Mister Sun - Bobby Sherman (1970 - #24: teen idol who played Jeremy Bolt on the TV show "Here Comes the Brides")

Walking in the Rain - The Ronettes (1964 - #23: Estelle Bennett's sister was Veronica "Ronnie" Spector; song ranks #266/RS500)

Witchy Woman - The Eagles (1972 - #9: song was co-written by Bernie Leadon and Don Henley)

Tribute to Tony Bennett [Anthony Dominick Benedetto] born August 3, 1926 in Queens and died July 21, 2023 (age 96). Bennett's career spanned almost 8 decades, beginning with his first hit single in 1951. In his lifetime he won 20 Grammys and sold over 60 million records. 

I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Tony Bennett (1962 - #19: his signature song, it won him his first 2 Grammys)

Just in Time - Tony Bennett (1956 - #46: 1 of 31 singles on the BB Hot100 for Bennett during the rock 'n' roll era)

Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) - Janis Joplin (1969 - DNC: song was written by Chip Taylor; Joplin performed it at Woodstock)

Just Dropped In (to See What Condition My Condition Was In) - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (1968 - #5: Glen Campbell was a session guitarist for this piece of psychedelic pop)

Just One Look - Doris Troy (1963 - #10: versions of the song later charted for The Hollies and Linda Ronstadt)

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

Just Me & You - The Dreamliners (1965 - DNC: female trio from San Antonio who enjoyed regional success but did not break through on the national scene)

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 July 29, 2023: John Simon (JS) with a spotlight on "Blue" songs (the Sequel)!

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