Saturday, December 29, 2012

Show #366--12/30/12

Reminder: Monday Music Club (a treasure trove of 60s & 70s music, familiar and forgotten) continues 12/31 through IUP Christmas break, 8pm to Midnight.

As for Sunday:

Let the Mystery Be—Iris DeMent
Everybody Knows—Ryan Adams
Not Fade Away—Eric Hine
Invisible Man—The Breeders
Runnin’ Down a Dream—Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 
God Put a Smile on Your Face—Coldplay
Mermaid Smiled—XTC
Love Somebody—Rick Springfield
Life Gets Better—Graham Parker

Hour 2: Billboard Hot 100 Spotlight, December 30, 1972

Hits & near-hits from this date 40 years ago. 

Jesus Was a Capricorn—Kris Kristofferson (#91)
Last Song—Edward Bear (#80)
I Didn’t Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock and Roll)—Gary Glitter (#71)
992 Arguments—The O’Jays (#66)
The Relay—The Who (#47)
No—Bulldog (#44)
Crazy Horses—The Osmonds (#39)
Trouble Man—Marvin Gaye (#33)
Been to Canaan—Carole King (#26)
Walk on Water—Neil Diamond (#17)
Your Mama Don’t Dance—Loggins & Messina (#10)
It Never Rains in Southern California—Albert Hammond (#5)
You’re So Vain—Carly Simon (#4)
You Ought To Be With Me—Al Green (#3)
Clair—Gilbert O’Sullivan (#2)
Me and Mrs. Jones—Billy Paul (#1)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Show #365--12/23/12

This Will Be Our Year—OK Go
Everyday—Rogue Wave
On and On—Tapes ‘n Tapes
Move On (Bloom Like the Sunlight in My Song)—Mike Doughty
Keep on Running Away—Lazy Racer 
Can’t Get Up—Supergrass
Higher Ground—Stevie Wonder
Nobody’s Fault But Mine—David Bromberg Band
Circle of Love—Steve Miller Band

Hour 2: 80s Also-Rans

They tried, but these songs missed the (Pop) Top 40. Nevertheless, well worth hearing, and they’ll be heard tonight.

The Hallelujah Chorus—The Roches
I Won’t Be Home Tonight—Tony Carey
Jesse—Julian Lennon
The Mayor of Simpleton—XTC
Happy Ending—Joe Jackson
Fool Moon Fire—Walter Egan
Tip of My Tongue—The Tubes
Knock Me Down—Red Hot Chili Peppers
Pilot Error—Stephanie Mills
You Are in My System—The System
Less Cities, More Moving People—The Fixx
Ashes to Ashes—David Bowie
Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy—David Bowie & Bing Crosby 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Music Club -- 12/17/12

Not here next Monday (Christmas Eve); back here on New Year's Eve. As for tonight (start 'n' end dates as always, just refer to the first and last tracks): 


Flea Brain--Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps
Rubber Biscuit--The Chips
Willie and the Hand Jive--The Johnny Otis Show
The Girl Can't Help It--Little Richard
Take Out Some Insurance--Jimmy Reed
Have Love Will Travel--Richard Berry
Pick Up Sticks--The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Christmas (Comes But Once a Year)--Amos Milburn
Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (on the Bedpost Overnight)--Lonnie Donegan
Quite a Party--The Fireballs
Nag--The Halos
Hard Headed Woman--Wanda Jackson
You Don't Miss Your Water--William Bell
Do-Re-Mi--Lee Dorsey
Mr. Moonlight--Dr. Feelgood & the Interns
You've Really Got a Hold on Me--The Miracles
There! I've Said it Again--Bobby Vinton
I Want to Hold Your Hand--The Beatles
Tell Me What You See--The Beatles
You Can't Do That--The Beatles

Hour 2

This Empty Place--Dionne Warwick
Today--The New Christy Minstrels
Don't Tell Mama (from "Cabaret")--Jill Haworth/Joel Grey
Shot Gun/Blind Man, Blind Man--Willie Bobo
Little Bit O' Soul--The Music Explosion
Break Away--The Next Exit
Two Rooms--The Cyrkle
Maple Fudge--The Guess Who
Maid of Sugar, Maid of Spice--Mouse & the Traps
That's the Way It's Gonna Be--Lee Mallory
Don't Bring Me Down--The Animals
Reach Out I'll Be There--The Four Tops
Shake--The Shadows of Knight
I'm Still a Struggling Man--Edwin Starr
8:05--Moby Grape
Air--The Incredible String Band
Like Crying--Fleetwood Mac

Hour 3

Share the End--Carly Simon
The Man Who Called Himself Jesus--Strawbs
Love (Can Make You Happy)--Mercy
Easy to Be Free--Rick Nelson
It's Your Thing--Shirley Scott & the Soul Saxes
Baby Let's Swing/The Last Thing You Said/Don't Tie My Hands--Runt
We Got to Get You a Woman--Runt
White Lies, Blue Eyes--Bullet
She's a Lady--Tom Jones
Put It Where You Want It--The Crusaders
Do Your Thing--Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
Rock On--David Essex
Right On--Ray Barretto
Right On! (from "The Electric Company")
Spiders and Snakes--Jim Stafford
The Family of Man--Three Dog Night

Hour 4

Run Run Run--Jo Jo Gunne
The Shape I'm In--The Band
5:15--The Who
Love is the Drug--Roxy Music
Two Tub Man--The Dictators
Hair of the Dog--Nazareth
Third Rate Romance--The Amazing Rhythm Aces
Can You Fool--Glen Campbell
Just Let Me Be--Pilot
The Disco Strangler--Eagles
No More Fear of Flying--Gary Brooker
The Bump--Kenny
Opus 10/I Want Her--4 Out of 5 Doctors
Beach Girl--Jean-Luc Ponty


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Show #364--12/16/12

Vitamin L—B.E. Taylor Group
Feeling Today—Botany
Everywhere—Fleetwood Mac
Feeling So Special—Plug
Are ‘Friends’ Electric?—Tubeway Army  
Tiny Meat—Ruby 
Feel it Again—Honeymoon Suite
Tall Trees in a Blue Sky—Wang Chung

Hour 2: Before They Were Famous (from 10/7/07)

8 pairs of songs, one obscure, and one well-known from groups and singers that made it big…eventually! Tune in and see if you can guess who these “unknowns” are. 

Everybody's Been Talkin'--The Mugwumps
I Saw Her Again--The Mamas & the Papas
The Ostrich--The Primitives
There She Goes Again--The Velvet Underground
Fight Fire--The Golliwogs
Hey Tonight--Creedence Clearwater Revival
Beat it on Down the Line--Mother McCree's Jug Band Champions
Uncle John's Band--The Grateful Dead
It's My Pride--The Guess Who
No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature--The Guess Who
Every Step I Take (Every Move I Make)--The Hassles
Big Shot--Billy Joel
Call on Me--The Bangs
If She Knew What She Wants--The Bangles
So Good to Be Back Home Again--The Tourists
It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)--Eurythmics

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Show #363--12/9/12

The City is Crying—Dave Brubeck Quartet
Neighborhood Watch—Memory Tapes
Your Lovely Face—Julia Fordham
New Day For You—Basia
Whose Side Are You On?—Matt Bianco
Don’t Blame it on That Girl—Matt Bianco
Who’ll Be the Fool Tonight?—Larsen/Feiten Band 
Come On (Don’t Come On)—Fig Dish
Louie Louie—The Pretenders
Loved One—Hanni El Khatib
In Her Dreams—The Pursuit of Happiness
But Anyway—Blues Traveler
I Know Something Good About You—Delaney & Bonnie and Friends

Hour 2: I Know/I Knew

I Know—Vashti Bunyan
I Know You Know—Esperanza Spalding
I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe)—Genesis
I Know a Little—Lynyrd Skynyrd
I Know—Dionne Farris
I Know You Got Soul—Bobby Byrd 
I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More)—Barbara George
I Know a Place—Petula Clark
I Know There’s an Answer—The Beach Boys 
I Know You’re Married—Bad Livers
I Know a Heartache When I See One—Jennifer Warnes
I Know What Boys Like—The Waitresses 
I Know You Love Me—Smoking Popes
I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock and Roll)—Nick Lowe
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)—Aretha Franklin & George Michael 

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Show #362--12/2/12

Come Back and Stay—Paul Young
The Farther Away I Am—Daryl Hall
Center of Attention—Guster
Swordfishtrombone—Tom Waits
Bogeyman—Roger Klug
Sell Sell—Alan Price
Grow Up and Blow Away—Metric 
Woman on a Train—The Fixx
Ballroom Baby—The Checks
The Bottle—Gil Scott-Heron

Hour 2: Her Name is…

Marlene—Jackson C. Frank
Martha—Jefferson Airplane
Melissa—The Allman Brothers Band
Carol—Al Stewart
Kate—Ben Folds Five
Ruby—Kaiser Chiefs 
Joanne—Michael Nesmith and the First National Band
Helen—The Cave Singers
Linda—Breathe Owl Breathe
Angelina—Gary Brooker
Monica—The Kinks
Victoria—The Kinks
Ramona—The Stampeders
Nicole—Point Blank