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August 12, 2023: JH - "Just" Songs Pt. II

 August 12, 2023

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)

Spotlight: "Just" Songs, Pt. II

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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)

First, some songs of the season:

On a Summer's Day - The Turtles (DNC - 1970: originally recorded in 1966, song was released on the "Wooden Head" LP)

The Sweet Sounds of Summer - The Shangri-Las (1967 - #123: the girl group's last single to chart, this one "bubbled under" the BB Hot100)

Save Your Heart for Me - Gary Lewis and the Playboys (1965 - #2: "I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher kept this song out of the top spot)

VACATION - Connie Francis (1962 - #9: one of the 56 singles that Francis had on the charts)

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer - Nat "King" Cole (1963 - #6: Cole's first charting single was in 1942)

Summer Means Fun - Bruce and Terry (1964 - #72: Bruce Johnston [later of the Beach Boys] and Terry Melcher [later producer of The Byrds and Paul Revere and the Raiders]; Melcher was the son of Doris Day)

Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show - Neil Diamond (1969 - #22: with the first line: "Hot August Night ....")

On the Beach (in the Summertime) - The 5th Dimension (1970 - #54: song was a non-album single release)

Groovy Summertime - The Love Generation (1967 - #74: sunshine pop from the band from L.A.)

Spotlight: "Just" Songs Pt. II

*Just What I Needed - The Cars (1978 - #27: the band's first charting single)

Just Out of Reach (of My Two Open Arms) - Solomon Burke (1961 - #24: originally a country song from 1951 with many covers, Burke [called one of the founding fathers of soul music] had the most successful version)

Just a Little Bit - Rosco Gordon (1960 - #64: his only song to chart on the BB Hot100)

45 Corner

Just a Little Lovin' (Early in the Morning) - Dusty Springfield (1968 - DNC: song was released as the flip side to her big hit, "Son of a Preacher Man" and is the lead track on her "Dusty in Memphis" LP)

Just Like Me - Paul Revere & the Raiders (1966 - #11: one of the first rock records to feature a double-tracked guitar solo)

(Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon (1980-1 - #1: song made its chart debut on 11/1/80 and spent 5 weeks t #1 in December 1980 - January 1981)

Just You - Sonny & Cher (1965 - #22: Sonny Bono wrote the song that did not chart when first released but was re-released after the success of "I Got You Babe")

7:00 - 8:00 - The Birthday Calendar

August 6:

Mike Elliott (The Foundations) - 94
Paul Griffin (session pianist) - b. 1937

August 7:

Herbert Reed (The Platters) - b. 1928
B.J. Thomas - b. 1942

August 8:

Joe Tex [Joseph Arrington, Jr.] - b. 1933
Jay David (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) - 81?

August 9:

Billy Henderson (The Spinners) - b. 1939
Wanda Young (The Marvelettes) - b. 1943
Barbara Mason - 76

August 10:

Eddie Fisher - b. 1928
Jimmy Dean - b. 1928
Bobby Hatfield (The Righteous Brothers) - b. 1940
Ronnie Spector (The Ronettes) - b. 1943
Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) - 76

August 11:

Mike Hugg (Manfred Mann) - 81
Eric Carmen - 74

August 12:

Alvis Edgar "Buck" Owens, Jr. - b. 1929
Leslie Duncan - b. 1943

Baby, Now That I've Found You - The Foundations (1968 - #11: Mike Elliott is the Jamaican-born sax played for the multi-racial British group)

American Pie - Don McLean (1971-2 - #1: Paul Griffin provided the memorable piano part to this rock classic)

Twilight Time - The Platters (1958 - #1: Herb Reed gave the group its name from what '50s DJs called records; song was first a hit for The Three Suns in 1944)

I Just Can't Help Believing - B.J. Thomas (1970 - #9: another hit from the songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill)

Show Me - Joe Tex (1967 - #35: Tex wrote the hit song that came from the LP of the same name)

Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show (1972 - #5: song was written by Shel Silverstein, who also wrote "A Boy Named Sue", among other songs)

Just Can't Stop It (the Games People Play) - The Spinners (1975 - #5: Billy Henderson was a founder and original member of the soul group)

The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game - The Marvelettes (1967 - #13: Wanda Young was lead singer for this hit written by Smokey Robinson)

Yes I'm Ready - Barbara Mason (1965 - #5: Mason wrote the song that was her biggest hit and came when she was just 18 years old)

Wish You Were Here - Eddie Fisher (1952 - #1: Fisher was the top idol of bobbysoxers in the early '50s and he went on to have 23 charting singles in the rock'n'roll era)

P.T. 109 - Jimmy Dean (1962 - #8: Dean's story of President John F. Kennedy's naval heroics during WWII)

Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers (1965 - #4: song ranks #365/RS500 and charted at #13 in 1990 after it was used in the movie "Ghost")

Walking in the Rain - The Ronettes (1964 - #23: song ranks #266/RS500)

8:00 - 9:00

Teacher - Jethro Tull (1970 - DNC: Ian Anderson wrote the song that was released on the flip side of "Witches Promise")

Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann (1966 - #29: Mike Hugg was the drummer for the band that was originally named the Mann-Hugg Blues Band)

Never Gonna Fall in Love Again - Eric Carmen (1976 - #11: the Cleveland-born Carmen was lead singer for The Raspberries from 1970-74; song's melody is based on Rachmaninov's "Second Symphony")

I Don't Care (Just as Long as You Love Me) - Buck Owens (1964 - #92: song went to #1 on the Country & Western charts)

Love Song - Leslie Duncan (1970 - DNC: Duncan was a back-up singer for Pink Floyd, Dusty Springfield, and "Jesus Christ Superstar"; she sang the song which she wrote as a duet with Elton John on his "Tumbleweed Connection" LP)

Passing: Jaime "Robbie" Robertson of The Band. Born in Toronto on 7/5/43, he passed away at age 80 on 8/9/23. Lead guitarist and songwriter for The Band. We heard "Life Is a Carnival" by The Band (1971 - #72), which Robertson wrote based on his teenage experiences as a carny.

Passing: David LaFlamme of the group It's a Beautiful Day. Born 5/4/41, he passed away 8/7/23. We heard the single edit of "White Bird" (1969 - #118), which LaFlamme wrote with his wife when they were living through a dreary Seattle winter in an attic apartment with little food or money.

Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel (1978 - #3: lead single from Joel's classic LP "The Stranger")

The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (1967 - #20: the group's first single with Robinson's name coming before the band)

Just One Smile - Gene Pitney (1967 - #64: song was written by Randy Newman and made the Top 10 in the UK)

Jesus Is Just Alright - The Byrds (1970 - #97: original version of the song that the Doobie Brothers would cover in 1973)

Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - The Temptations (1971 - #1: considered one of the group's signature songs, it ranks #399/RS500)

*An Old Fashioned Love Song - Three Dog Night (1971 - #4: song was written by Paul Williams)

I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself - Dionne Warwick (1966 - #26: another hit from the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David)

Just a Song Before I Go - Crosby, Stills, and Nash (1977 - #7: Graham Nash wrote the song in 20 minutes to win a bet that he couldn't write a song "just before you go")

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 August 19, 2023: John Simon (JS) with the best of the '50s, '60s, and '70s!

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