Thursday, November 23, 2023

November 18, 2023 - JH: "45s on Parade"

 November 18, 2023

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)

Spotlight: "45s on Parade"

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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; tonight we heard a radio promo 45 of the song)

Shape of Things to Come - Max Frost and the Troopers (1968 - #22: one-hit wonder for studio group; song was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil)

What's Your Name - Don and Juan (1962 - #7: Long Beach duo of Roland "Don" Trone and Claude "Juan" Johnson; Johnson wrote the song, another one-hit wonder)

Little Darlin' - The Diamonds (1957 - #2: cover of song by the R&B group The Gladiolas; song was written by Maurice Williams, famous for the song "Stay")

I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight - Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart (1967 - #8: Boyce & Hart wrote several pop hits for The Monkees and had a couple of hits of their own)

Stay Awhile - The Bells (1971 - #7: Montreal soft rock group featuring Jacki Ralph and Cliff Edwards on vocals; song went to #1 in Canada and sold over 4 million copies worldwide)

Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred and His Playboy Band (1967 - #1: song spent two weeks at #1 in January 1968; a parody of The Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds")

Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - The Casinos (1967 - #6: The Casinos were a doo-wop group from Cincinnati)

Ariel - Dean Friedman (1977 - #26: Friedman wrote this one-hit wonder)

Man in Black - Johnny Cash (1971 - #58: Cash's protest song that he wrote after a conversation with students at Vanderbilt University)

Send in the Clowns - Judy Collins (1975 - #36: her cover of the Stephen Sondheim song from the musical "A Little Night Magic")

Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations (1969 - #3: song was co-written by Mike D'Abo, who was lead singer of Manfred Mann from 1966-69)

45 Corner

Shilo - Neil Diamond (1968 - DNC: we heard the version of the song on Bang Records #561; a re-recorded version of the song, listed as Bang Records #575, charted at #24 in 1970)

Naturally Stoned - The Avant-Garde (1968 - #40: song was written by band member and future game show host Chuck Woolery [left in ad below])

This Little Bird - Marianne Faithfull (1965 - #32: one of her five singles that charted in the US; it reached #6 in the UK)

Come on Down to My Boat - Every Mother's Sun (1967 - #6: one-hit wonder for the sunshine pop group out of Greenwich Village)

Groovy Situation - Gene Chandler (1970 - #12: Chandler is known as "The Duke of Earl" after his biggest hit)

Birthday Calendar

November 12:

Jo Stafford - b. 1917
Bob Crewe - b. 1931
Isaiah Terry "Buzzy" Johnson (The Flamingos) - 85
Brian Hyland - 80
Booker T. Jones - 79
Neil Young - 78

November 13:

Toy Caldwell (The Marshall Tucker Band) - b. 1947

November 14:

Cornell Gunter (The Coasters) - b. 1936
Joseph Billingslea, Jr. (The Contours) - 86
Freddie Garrity - b. 1936

November 15:

C.W. McCall [William Fries] - b. 1928
Clyde McPhatter - b. 1932
Petula Clark - 91
Ann-Frid Lyngstad (ABBA) - 78

November 16:

Garnet Mimms - 90
Chi Coltrane - 75

November 17:

Gordon Lightfoot - b. 1938
Bob Gaudio - 81
Gene Clark (The Byrds) - b. 1944
Iain Sutherland - b. 1948
Dean Paul Martin, Jr. - b. 1951

November 18:

Hank Ballard - b. 1927

You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford (1952 - #1: Stafford's career spanned 5 decades, from the late 1930s to the early '80s)

Ronnie - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (1964 - #6: one of several hits written and produced by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio; Gaudio was also the group's keyboardist)

Lovers Never Say Goodbye - The Flamingos (1959 - #52: "Buzzy" Johnson sings a duo lead with Paul Wilson on this doo-wop hit)

Four Strong Winds - Neil Young (1979 - #61: Young's cover of the Ian Tyson classic from his "Comes a Time" LP)

Fire on the Mountain - The Marshall Tucker Band (1975 - #38: the band's first Top 40 single)

Poison Ivy - The Coasters (1959 - #7: one of several Lieber-Stoller songs that was a hit for "The Clown Princes of Rock")

Do You Love Me - The Contours (1962 - #3: Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. wrote this hit for the group, one of the first acts signed to the Motown label)

I'm Telling You Now - Freddy and the Dreamers (1965 - #1: early press releases for the band showed Freddie Garrity's birth year as 1940 to appeal to the youth market)

Convoy - C.W. McCall (1975 - #1: song became a cultural phenomenon and made its chart debut on 12/6/75 and spent 1 week at #1 in January of 1976)

Rock and Cry - Clyde McPhatter (1957 - #93: McPhatter was a member of the Dominoes as well as the Drifters before going solo)

I Couldn't Live Without Your Love - Petula Clark (1966 - #9: Clark's career has spanned over eight decades)

Fernando - ABBA (1976 - #13: band members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson wrote the song to feature the vocals of Anni-Frid Lyngstad)

Cry Baby - Garnet Mimms (1963 - #4: original version of song that came to be associated with Janis Joplin)

Thunder and Lightning - Chi Coltrane (1972 - #17: one-hit wonder for the singer from Racine, Wisconsin)

Race Among the Ruins - Gordon Lightfoot (1977 - #65: song that begins side 1 of his "Summertime Dream" LP)

I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better - The Byrds (1965 - DNC: Gene Clark wrote the song that ranks #234/RS500)

Arms of Mary - Sutherland Brothers & Quiver (1976 - #81: Scottish-born Iain Sutherland wrote the tune that became an international hit, peaking at #5 in the UK)

I'm a Fool - Dino, Desi, and Billy (1965 - #17: trio consisting of Dean Martin, Jr., Desi Arnaz, Jr., and their high school friend Billy Hinsche)

Finger Poppin' Time - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (1960 - #7: Ballard wrote the hit for the R&B group)

Rock Me on the Water - Jackson Browne (1972 - #48: single version of the song that is much different than the LP version)

Everlasting Love - Carl Carlton (1974 - #6: hit song on ABC Backbeat Records)

Come Monday - Jimmy Buffett (1974 - #30: his first charting single)

Did You Boogie (With Your Baby) - Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (1976 - #29: band appeared in the film "American Graffiti"; song includes voice over by Wolfman Jack)

This Guy's in Love With You - Herb Alpert (1968 - #1: written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, song spent 4 weeks at #1)

Lowdown - Chicago (1971 - #35: we heard the Mono side of a radio promo single)

Holly Go Softly - Cornerstone (1970 - #104: song had some regional success but only "bubbled under" nationally)

It Could Be We're in Love - The Cryan' Shames (1967 - #85: the Chicago-area soft rock band had several singles chart in the lower recesses of the BB Hot100)

Shame Shame - The Magic Lanterns (1968 - #29: one-hit wonder by the band out of Manchester, England)

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 November 25, 2023: John Simon (JS) with a Birthday Special!

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