Thursday, July 13, 2023

July 8, 2023 - JH: "Crying Time"

 July 8, 2023

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)

Spotlight: "Crying Time"

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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)

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - B.J. Thomas (1966 - #8: Hank Williams wrote the song in 1949 and Thomas' cover became his first charting single on the BB Hot100)

It's My Party - Lesley Gore (1963 - #1: song spent 2 weeks at the top in June of that year)

Cry to Me - Solomon Burke (1962 - #44: song was featured in the movie "Dirty Dancing")

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me - Culture Club (1982 - #2: first big hit for the group led by Boy George)

Cry Baby - Janis Joplin (1971 - #42: song was a #4 hit for Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters and was co-written by Bang Records founder Bert Berns)

*Baby, Baby Don't Cry - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (1969 - #8: Marv Tarplin's guitar work is a highlight of the song)

Baby I'm Crying - Vicky and the Van Dykes (1965 - DNC: the producer named Vicki Lane's backing group after the popular Dick Van Dyke TV show)

Cry Like a Baby - The Boxtops (1968 - #2: the band's follow-up to "The Letter"; Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey" kept it out of the top spot)

Crying in the Chapel - The Orioles (1953 - #11: million-seller for the doo-wop group back when many of them had bird names)

I'll Cry Instead - The Beatles (1964 - #25: John Lennon wrote the song for the movie "A Hard Day's Night", it wasn't used in the film but appeared on side 2 of the soundtrack)

45 Corner

Every Day I Have to Cry - Steve Alaimo (1963 - #46: Arthur Alexander ["Anna"] wrote the song; Alaimo grew up in Rochester, NY and was co-executive producer and sometime host of the afternoon show "Where the Action Is") 

I Won't Cry - The Shades (1964 - DNC: female trio from Etna Green, IN)

Cry, Cry, Cry - Johnny Cash (1955 - #14 C&W: "The Man in Black's" debut single, which he wrote)

*Crying in the Rain - The Everly Brothers (1962 - #6: Carole King co-wrote this hit)

Crying - Roy Orbision (1961 - #2: Orbision co-wrote the song that ranks #69/RS500)

7:00 - 8:00 : The Birthday Calendar

July 2:

Marvin Rainwater - b. 1925
Paul Williams (The Temptations) - b. 1939
Roy Bittan (The E Street Band) - 74

July 3:

David Lynch (The Platters) - b. 1929
Tommy Tedesco (The Wrecking Crew) - b. 1930
Fontella Bass - b. 1940
Judith Durham (The Seekers) - b. 1943

July 4:

Bill Withers - b. 1938
Dave Rowberry (The Animals) - b. 1940
Alan Wilson (Canned Heat) - b. 1943

July 5:

Smiley Lewis [Overton Amos Lemons] - b. 1913
(Jaime) "Robbie" Robertson - 80

July 6:

Bill Haley - b. 1925
Gene Chandler - 86

July 7:

Mary Ford [Iris Colleen Summers] - b. 1924
Ringo Starr [Richard Starkey] - 83
Jim Rodford (Argent) - b. 1941

July 8:

Louis Jordan - b. 1908
Earl Van Dyke (The Funk Brothers) - b. 1930
Michael Dunford (The Nashville Teens; Renaissance) - b. 1944

Gonna Find Me a Bluebird - Marvin Rainwater (1957 - #18: Rainwater wrote this hit that crossed over from the country charts, his only song to do so)

It's Summer - The Temptations (1971 - #51: from the group's "Psychedelic Shack" LP)

Prove It All Night - Bruce Springsteen (1978 - #33: the Boss' hit features Roy Bittan's keyboard work)

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - The Platters (1958-9 - #1: originally written by Jerome Kern in 1933, the song made its chart debut 11/17/58 and peaked at #1 in January of 1959)

When I Grow Up (to be a man) - The Beach Boys (1964 - #9: one of the thousands of songs on which Tommy Tedesco played guitar)

Rescue Me - Fontella Bass (1965 - #4: song went to #1 on the R&B charts)

I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers (1965 - #4: Judith Durham was the group's lead singer; the song went to #1 in the UK and Australia)

Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers (1971 - #3: song ranks #280/RS500)

I'm Crying - The Animals (1964 - #19: Dave Rowberry was the organist/keyboardist for the band)

Going Up the Country - Canned Heat (1969 - #11: song has been called a "rural hippie anthem" and was performed by the band at Woodstock)

I Hear You Knocking - Smiley Lewis (1955 - #2 R&B: Welsh singer Dave Edmunds covered the song in 1970 and name-checked Lewis and other blues greats)

The Weight - The Band (1968 - #63: from the band's debut LP, the song ranks #41/RS500; Robbie Robertson was the group's lead guitarist)

See You Later, Alligator - Bill Haley and His Comets (1956 - #6: Haley began his career performing western swing music and migrated to rockabilly and finally rock and roll)

Groovy Situation - Gene Chandler (1970 - #12: Chandler had 27 songs chart on the BB Hot100)

How High the Moon - Les Paul and Mary Ford (1951 - #1: song spent 9 weeks at #1)

It Don't Come Easy - Ringo Starr (1971 - #4: Starr had uncredited writing help on his hit song by producer and ex-bandmate George Harrison)

Hold Your Head Up - Argent (1972 - #5: one-hit wonder for the band; Jim Rodford was bassist and Rod Argent's cousin)

8:00 - 9:00

Saturday Night Fish Fry - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (1949 - #1: although technically a jump blues song, some have cited it as the first rock'n'roll record)

Bernadette - The Four Tops (1967 - #4: Earl Van Dyke was keyboardist for the Motown house band, the Funk Brothers)

Northern Lights - Renaissance (1978 - DNC: Michael Dunford played 6 and 12 string acoustic guitar and electric guitar on the song that went to #10 in the UK)

96 Tears - ? and the Mysterians (1966 - #1: ? was Rudy Martinez, lead singer for the band from Saginaw, MI)

Crying Time - Ray Charles (1966 - #6: song was written and recorded in 1964 by Buck Owens)

*Big Girls Don't Cry - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (1962 - #1: one of several hit songs written for the group by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio)

Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) - Sue Thompson (1961 - #5: song was written by John D. Loudermilk)

Crying, Waiting, Hoping - Buddy Holly (1959 - DNC: song was released as the flip side to "Peggy Sue Got Married")

Whenever a Teenager Cries - Reparata and the Delrons (1965 - #60: teenage angst from the Brooklyn girl group)

Rock and Cry - Clyde McPhatter (1957 - #93: McPhatter was a member of Billy Ward and His Dominoes and founder of The Drifters before his solo career)

Just Let Me Cry - Lesley Gore (1963 - DNC: song was the flip side to "Judy's Turn to Cry", the follow-up to "It's My Party")

Tear Drops - Lee Andrews & the Hearts (1957 - #20: doo-wop hit from the Philadelphia group)

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 15, 2023: Kim Vaughan (KV) with the best of the '50s, '60s, and '70s!

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