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DECEMBER 2022


FRIDAY DECEMBER 2, 2022 3:31 AM CT... You’ll hear a replay of Monday Night Trivia tonight, sit
back, enjoy the show, and mark your calendar for Monday at 10 PM CT, when you can participate in
Monday Night Trivia.  Next week, no sports interruptions.

Last night we spent the first hour and part of the second one with Julie Ryan. I had so many
questions, but I restrained myself from asking almost any of them so that you could call.  Use the
links below, get a free copy of her book, check out her show (which by the way is also on terrestrial
radio stations— she’ll tell you more about that next time she’s on--  and there will be a next time, but
I can warn you in advance that I’ve got a lot of questions, and I know Julie has answers).  If you
missed Julie, the show is up under downloads, and will remain there.

As for last night’s bumpers:

Bertha Tillman – Oh My Angel – 1962 Brent
Sapphires – Who Do You Love – 1964 Swan
Chris Montez – Time After Time – 1966 A&M
Five Satins – When Your Love Comes Along –  1959 Another First
Lou Rawls – Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing – 1966 Capitol
Moroccos – Somewhere Over The Rainbow – 1955 United
Connie Francis – Where The Boys Are – 1961 MGM
RB Greaves – (There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me – 1970 Atco
Toquinho & Vinicius – Tarde em Itapoa – 1977 Discos RGE


THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 2022 9:30 PM CT...  We'll be talking with Julie Ryan in less than an
hour. Got any lingering health questions-- about you, or your pet... want to know about someone
who has already passed?  All this and more are within Julie's abilities.  (See the post directly below
for all sorts of links.)    Call early-- I think the lines will fill up fast-- 888-876-5593.

Not only is Julie brilliant and talented, she's also generous. She'll give you free digital and
audiobook copy of "Angelic Attendants:  What Really Happens As We Transition From This
World Into The Next" to anyone listening.  Just click here fill out the form and say you heard Julie
on The Rollye James Show and want a free copy of Angelic Attendants!


THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight and you are in for a treat. At 10
CT, Julie Ryan is joining me!   Julie is amazing—an accomplished businesswoman and inventor
(her surgical device inventions are sold globally and in widespread hospital use today).  But more
than that, she’s a psychic and medical intuitive. And the best part is as an adult, she learned how to
perceive what you and I don’t see, and you can learn it too!   If you listen to her Ask Julie podcasts
(as I do almost nightly, click on it for a link to her youtube page), then you know that literally within
seconds she can discern what has gone awry physically, and can energetically heal it.  She’ll do
that tonight if you call at 10. (Call early because I suspect the lines will fill up quickly, so don’t wait
for the second half of the hour.)  She’s also a published author, and if you’d like a copy of one of her
books, Angelic Attendants, we’ll be telling you how to get a free download copy.  (I was riveted from
page one.)

Her website is here: AskJulieRyan.com.  Social Media?  In addition to YouTube, here’s her
Facebook. And her Instagram, TwitterPinterest, TikTok, and LinkedIn.  She does private readings
and they’re great.  I did one Wednesday afternoon and I’m convinced I’ll be feeling better in no time.
Click here for more info on medical scanning sessions. (And click on "services" on that page too--
medical scanning is far from all Julie can do.)  I’ll probably hog Julie for a few minutes at first
tonight, but then I’ll turn it over to your calls. Be prepared to be amazed and call at 10 PM CT.

Last night, we were on at Midnight after the game, playing a couple of your requests, talking about
deaths (Irene Cara at 63—autopsy complete, but no report released as yet; Christine McVie at 79,
after a “brief illness”) and absurdities—like Tesla Semis that are being released today, December 1,
2022.  The problem is that in short order, electric big rigs will overwhelm the power grid. It’s not how
much energy they require, it’s how big a drain the quick charging process is and predictions aren’t
good.  And we haven’t even gotten to how much copper they require, while some of their biggest
supporters are lobbying to stop copper mining.  Fortunately it was a brief conversation, but still
enough to make your head spin. 

Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love – 1961 RCA  #2 pop
Marvin Gaye – Heard It Through The Grapevine – 1968 Tamla


NOVEMBER 2022

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  We’ll be live tonight at Midnight Central Time. 
Sports before then.  I hope you’ll join me, and call.  Last night we talked about ridiculous lawsuits
and missing people.  A LOT of missing people.  Like over 600,000 a year in the US?  Amazing how
many are never found.  And I managed to play several of your requests:

Little Anthony & The Imperials – Hurt So Bad – 1965 DCP
Willie Mae (Big Mama) Thornton – Walking Blues – 1954 Peacock
Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz It’s Christmas – 1963 Atlantic
Bruce Channel – Going Back To Louisiana – 1963 LeCam
Benny Mardones – Into The Night – 1980 Polydor
Fascinators – Oh Rose Marie – 1959 Capitol
Boys II Men – End Of The Road – 1992 Motown
Jimmy Bowen – My Kind of Woman – 1958 Roulette
Ray Parker Jr – The Other Woman – 1982 Arista 
Street People – All Night Long – 1968 Musicor
Jackie Wilson – That’s Why (I Love You So) – 1959 Brunswick


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’ll start promptly after the 10 o’clock news
tonight (I think).  I wasn’t expecting a sports interruption last night, but thanks to all of you, lines
were packed after we got underway with Monday Night Trivia.  No one guessed the straggler
question:

Out of all the US states and residents’ buying habits therein, People in Connecticut spend the most
on this ever year and those in West Virginia spend the least on it.  Most and least what?  Household
Furnishings [according to the Chicago Tribune 4/19/03].

Scotty knocked off the first three Bumper Stumpers we played, and David got the last one.  No
one came up with the theme (which was the same for last week as well).  All the artists played were
featured in rock and roll movies. (Not the songs we played, but the artists themselves were on
camera.)  Last night here’s what you heard, and one of the movies in which they appeared:

Moonglows – Unemployment – 1959 Chess – 1957 Mr. Rock and Roll
Flamingos – That’s My Baby (Chick-A-Boom) – 1955 Checker – 1956 Rock Rock Rock
Roscoe Gordon – No More Doggin’ – 1952 RPM – Rock Baby Rock It 1957
Teddy Randazzo – Kiddio – 1957 Vik – 1957 Mr. Rock and Roll
Carl Perkins – Monkeyshine- 1964 Decca – 1957 Jamboree
Treniers – Never Never – 1958 Dot – 1959 Jukebox Rhythm
Marcels – Friendly Loans – 1962 Colpix – 1961 Twist Around The clock (porky chedwick)
Dovells – Lockin’ Up My Heart – 1964 Parkway – 1962 Don’t Knock The Twist
Fats Domino – What’s That You Got – 1965 Mercury – 1957 Jamboree


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2022 3:31 AM..  We’ll be back live with three hours of Monday Night
Trivia, Monday at 10 PM. Tonight it’s a replay of trivia so sit back and listen but do call on Monday.  
Last night we counted down The World’s Worst Hit Records 2022, as voted on by you, and
discussed some of your guilty pleasures—those songs you’re embarrassed to admit you love—you
know, the ones that someone else is voting for on the worst list. 

In 2022, the oldest songs to make the list were from 1968, and the newest from 1998.  There were
two from the 1960s, six from the 1970s, and one each from the ‘80s & ‘90s. Nine made the Top 10
nationally, six of which were #1*: 

1 *  Paul Anka – Havin’ My Baby
2    Captain & Tennille – Muskrat Love
3    Tiny Tim – Tiptoe Thru The Tulips
4*  Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods – Billy Don’t Be A Hero 
5    David Geddes – Run Joey Run
6*  Billy Ray Cyrus – Achy Breaky Heart
7*  Bobby Goldsboro – Honey 
8*  Debby Boone – You Light Up My Life 
9*  Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On 
10  Charlene – I’ve Never Been To Me

Six more were would have tied for #11, if we counted that far:
Beatles – Yesterday 
Chakachas – Jungle Fever 
Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy
Don McLean – American Pie IIII  
Maria Muldaur - Midnight at the Oasis

Five of the songs were also on last year’s list (Paul Anka, Captain & Tennille, Tiny Tim, Bo
Donaldson & Debby Boone) and six were on the 2020 list (Paul Anka wasn’t but in addition to the
other four from 2021, 2020 also included Bobby Goldsboro and David Geddes).

Other bumpers we played last night were theme related:  Bloodrock-DOA; Dickie Lee-Laurie;
Whitney Houston-I Will Always Love You; Olivia Newton-John-I Honestly Love You; Psy-Gangham
Style; Linda Laurie-Ambrose Pt 5; Neil Sedaka-Alice In Wonderland; Everly Brothers-Ebony Eyes;
Melanie-Brand New Key; Mrs. Miller-Downtown.

And it's official.  The Rollye James' I Hate The Holidays Club is in full swing. We'll meet every
weeknight from 10 to 1 (sports dependent) until January 2nd.  If it's Ho Ho Hum to you, you're in!


THANKSGIVING 2022 3:31 AM CT...  We’re live tonight on Thanksgiving promptly at 10, counting
down The World’s Worst Hit Records as voted on by you since Halloween.  When you’re done
eating turkeys, I’ll be playing them. I hope you’ll call.  Last night we were an hour late due to sports,
but that still gave us two hours of final votes (by phone and email) and the playing of some of your
requests. Voting is now officially closed. Talk to you tonight!

Orlons – Don’t Hang Up – 1962 Cameo
Jive Bombers – Bad Boy – 1957 Savoy
Jay & The Techiques – Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie – 1967 Smash
Leaders – Stormy Weather – 1955 Glory
Jimmy Conwell – Cigarette Ashes – 1966 Mirwood
Louis Jordan – Beware – 1946 Decca
Walter Jackson – I’ve Never Been To Me – 1977 Chi-Sound 


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23, 2022 3:31 AM Fibonacci Day!  If you don’t know why, listen tonight
and I’ll explain.  But you’re probably well ahead of me.  Meanwhile I’m behind sports tonight, so I
expect we’ll begin at 11 PM CT.  It’s the final day this year to get your votes in on The World’s
Worst Hit Records annual poll.  I’d prefer you call, but email if you must. After the show is over
tonight, I’ll tabulate all and be ready for our live Thanksgiving Night big reveal. Not only will we play
scant portions of the Top 10 as voted on by you (and we’ll review some of the past years’ winners
too), but it’s also the official opening of this year’s edition of The Rollye James, I Hate The
Holidays Club.  If it’s ho ho hum to you and you don’t want to emerge until January 2nd, we’re your
safe haven.  Support meetings will be held weeknights until then: 10 PM (or after sports) on WGN
Radio.  As for last night’s bumpers (mostly by your requests)...

Bob Luman – Private Eye – 1961 WB
Olympics – Private Eye – 1959 Arvee
Channels – My Love For You Will Never Die – 1959 Fury
Sheppards – Island of Love – 1959 Apex
Sheppards – Feel Like Lovin – 1959 Apex
Chubby Checker – Lovely Lovely – 1964 Parkway
Mel Carter – Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me – 1965 Imperial
Theola Kilgore – This Is My Prayer – 1963 Serock
Bertha Tilman – Oh My Angel – 1962 Brent


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  We’re live tonight around 10.  I say “around”
because we’re following basketball and end times are just a guess, but I expect it’ll be the usual
three hours.  Only two more nights to vote on the annual poll of the World’s Worst Hit Records
Since this is a cumulative total, if you heard one nominated that causes you to lunge for the radio
dial to change the station, please call and let me know what it is.  And if you haven’t heard one
mentioned that you positively hate, call and nominate it.  Any genre, any decade as long as it’s a hit.
You can vote as often as you like, but only once for the same song.

Had fun playing Monday Night Trivia last night. No one guessed the question I threw out, so it’ll be
a straggler for next week. So will the Bumper Stumper theme. We’ll stick with it next week.  As far
as what the Bumper Stumpers were this week:

Bob Luman -  Red Cadillac & Black Moustache – 1957 Imperial – 1957 Carnival Rock
Platters – Beer Barrel Boogie – 1954 Federal – 1957 Carnival Rock
Gene Chandler – Mr. Big Shot – 1966 Constellation – 1962 Don’t Kock the Twist
Bon Aires – Bye Bye – 1964 Rust – 1957 Rock Baby Rock It
David Houston – My Woman’s Good To Me – 1969 Epic – 1957 Carnival Rock
Johnny Otis – Baby, I Got News For You – 1961 King – 1959 Jukebox Rhythm
Vic Dana – A Lifetime Lovin’ You – 1967 Liberty – 1962 Don’t Knock The Twist
Five Stars – Ooh Shucks – 1957 Mark-X – 1957 Rock Baby Rock It
Earl Grant – Hide Nor Hair – 1967 Decca – 1959 Jukebox Rhythm
Jack Jones – Sweet Changes – 1970 RCA – 1959 Jukebox Rhythm
Chubby Checker – You Better Believe It – 1964 Parkway – 1962 Don’t Knock The Twist


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Live Monday Night Trivia at 10 CT... replay of trivia
tonight, so don’t call, but do call Monday.  We talked about Customer disService last night (which
has gotten to the point that I prefer the communicating with the automated prompts than what
passes for breathing humans), continued to vote on the World’s Worst Hit Records (you can do that
through Wednesday, then we play back the top 10 turkeys live on a night for turkeys, Thanksgiving
2022.  As for last night’s bumpers:

Contours – That Day When She Needed Me – 1965 Gordy 
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put A Spell On You – 1956 Okeh
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Strange – 1964 Roulette
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – The Whammy – 1964 Roulette
Kenny Vance & The Planotones – Looking For An Echo – 1975 Atlantic
Cornel Gunter & The Ermines – Peek Peek-A-Boo – 1955 Loma
Stephen Bishop – Unfaithfully Yours – 1984 Warner Brothers
Baby Washington – Handful of Memories – 1962 Sue
Baby Washington – Can’t Get Over Losing You – 1975 Master
James & Bobby Purify – I’m Your Puppet – 1966 Bell
Four Seasons – Soon – 1963 VeeJay


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight, starting at 10 CT, and Mary
Ann Winkowski won’t be with us. She’s doing an overnight sleep study (and I bet she’ll have a lot to
say about it when she joins us next month—on Thursday December 15th).  Voting on the World’s
Worst Hit Records continues until next Wednesday.  We talked about the 2022 inductees into the
National Toy Hall of Fame, and the fact that there’s no stand out hot item for this Christmas.  If
we’re wrong, call tonight and let us know what’s irresistible this year.  Last night’s bumpers (mostly)
by your request:

Trammps – Hold Back The Night – 1975 Buddah
Mel Carter – Tar and Cement – 1966 Imperial
CW McCall – Classified – 1975 MGM
Rochell & The Candles – Once Upon A Time – 1961 Swingin
Arthur Alexander – Anna – 1962 Dot 
Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody – 1965 Philles
Paradons – Diamonds & Pearls – 1960 Milestone
Murmaids – Popsicles And Icicles – 1963 Chattahoochee
Manhattans – You Send Me – 1985 Columbia 
Jimmy Ruffin – I’ve Passed this Way Before – 1966 Soul


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2022 3:31 AM  We’re live tonight at 10. There’s a game on before
me, but it should wrap up in time for the show to begin on time. Plan to call—it always gets better
when you do!   Last night we covered a lot of ground (including several things from the ‘what were
they thinking’ category—like the Indiana police who locked a suspect in a patrol car parked on
railroad tracks, and... you got it. Train came.  Or the idiot teacher near Austin who announced to his
class that he believed the white race was superior (of course one of the kids recorded it and it’s all
over the web).   Or the mother, after the exorcism failed, who put her dead kid in a suitcase and 
abandoned it.  And that wasn’t the half of it.  You also chimed in on your votes for The World’s
Worst Hit Records.  (You’ve got one week—until next Wednesday night to nominate or second the
songs you hate—then I’ll play the top ten back live on Thanksgiving.)  I also managed to play some
of your bumper requests:

Faron Young – Hello Walls – 1961 Capitol
Lena Horne – Stormy Weather – 1943 20th Century Fox (movie)
Little Willie John – Heartbreak (It’s Hurting Me) – 1960 King 
Loudon Wainwright III – Dead Skunk – 1973 Columbia
Roberta Flack & Donnie Hathaway – You Are My Heaven – 1980 Atlantic
Clyde McPhatter - Rock and Cry - 1957 Atlantic
Dee Clark – Heartbreak – 1964 Constellation
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose – Since I Found My Baby - 1974 UA


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2022  3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight. We’ll be on at 10 CT. Please
call. It was somewhat of an abbreviated Monday Night Trivia last night from about 11 to 1,
following the game.  No one answered our straggler question:

Rather than loosening laws, Islamic courts in Saudi Arabia are increasing them.  For instance, this
has been illegal in Saudi Arabia for at least the last 20 years. What?  Music On Hold. (I wish it was
illegal here.)

No one got the Bumper Stumpers either—or the theme.  And all of them were big hit artists. What
they had in common is we played the last song they had on the Billboard national charts.  (In the
Jackie Wison-Lavern Baker duo, it was Lavern’s last chart entry. In the Jackie Wilson-Chi-Lites
collaboration, it was Jackie’s last chart entry.)  Here’s the list:

Drifters – Kissin’ In The Back Row – 1974 Bell
Platters – Sweet Sweet Lovin’ – 1967 Musicor 
Charms – United – 1957 Deluxe
Jackie Wilson & Lavern Baker – Think Twice – 1966 Brunswick
Major Lance – You’re Everthing I Need – 1975 Osins
Jackie Wilson & The Chi-Lites – Don’t Burn No Bridges – 1975 Brunswick


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  No show tonight (Hockey on the West Coast). 
Tomorrow it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia—don’t call but be ready to call this coming Monday,
when Monday Night Trivia will start an hour late 11 PM Monday, right after the game.  We talked
about Dorothy Kilgallen last night, continued to vote on the World’s Worst Hit Records, and entirely
ignored elections that matter.  We also played some of your bumper requests:

Four Tops – Since You’ve Been Gone – 1966 Motown
Shirley & Lee - Feel So Good – 1955 Aladdin
Earls – Remember Then – 1963 Old Town
Dramatics – Door To Your Heart – 1974 Cadet
Lovers – Darling, It’s Wonderful – 1957 Lamp
John Denver – Please, Daddy – 1973 RCA
Sha Na Na – Top 40 of the Lord


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10. Please call. 
Last night we survived the full moon, the eclipse, and election day (well everywhere but Arizona
where 20% or the voting machines in the county with 60% of the voters failed, not to mention the
woman in charge of elections, the secretary of state, is conveniently a candidate for governor).  And
I survived the first hour talking to myself with nary a word from any of you.  But I spent my time
wisely, delineating Jerry Lee Lewis’ family tree and chronicling his hits.    I played some of them and
a few of your requests too:

Jerry Lee Lewis – Don’t Stay Away – 1952 J&M (unreleased)
Jerry Lee Lewis – End of the Road – 1956 Sun
Big Maybelle – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – 1955 Okeh
Jerry Lee Lewis – To Make Love Sweeter For You – 1968 Smash
Jerry Lee Lewis – Chantilly Lace – 1973 Smash
Jerry Lee Lewis – Thirty Nine and Holding 1981 Elektra #4 country -last top 40 country
Jerry Lee Lewis – Breathless – 1958 Sun  3 rb 4 country, 7 pop – Lia’s request
Mello-Kings – Tonite, Tonite – 1957 Herald
Jesters – I Laughed – 1958 Cyclone
Free Movement – I’ve Found Someone Of My Own – 1971 Decca


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Get out and vote today!  Then call me tonight. We’re
live at 10 for three big hours.  We won’t dwell on the elections (or the full Beaver Blood Moon today
and the eclipse in North America, which is visible right now). We’ll continue to have a good time
voting on the World’s Worst Hit Records, and talking about whatever’s on your mind. 

It was good to have Monday Night Trivia back on Monday Night last night.  The question I threw
out remained unanswered, so it’s next week’s straggler. As for the Bumper Stumpers, you got
several, but no one got the theme.  All the solo artists, or lead singers of the group on the record we
played, had birthdays this week, which means they were probably all conceived on Valentine’s
Day—ranging form 1929 (Lavern Baker) to Gerald Alston (1951).

Lavern Baker – Substitute – 1958 Atlantic
     Lavern would have turned 93 Friday 
Tams – Disillusioned – 1962 Arlen
     Joe Pope would have turned 89 yesterday
Jive Five – No Not Again – 1962 Beltone
     Gene Pitt would have turned 85 yesterday
Dee Clark – Ride A Wild Horse – 1975 Chelsea
     Dee would have turned 84 toda
Flamingos – Beside You – 1960 End
    Terry Buzzy Johnson turns 84 Saturday
JJ Jackson – I Dig Girls  - 1967 Calla
    JJ turns 80 tomorrow
Hot Chocolate – Every 1’s A Winner – 1978 Infinity
    Errol Brown would have turned 79 Saturday
Jim Gilstrap – Swing Your Daddy – 1975 Roxbury
   Jim turns 76 Thursday
Ides of March – You Wouldn’t Listen – 1966 Parrot 
   Jim Peterik turns 72 this Friday
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – I Should Be Your Lover – 1980 Source
   David Ebo would have turned 72 Wednesday (replaced Teddy Pendergras in ’76)
Manhattans – I Can’t Stand For You To Leave Me – 1971 DeLuxe
   Gerald Alston turns 71 tomorrow (replaced George Smitty Smith in 1970)


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2022 3:31 AM..  It’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia (from Wednesday night
this week) tonight... but we’re at it again live on Monday. Assuming you survive the time change
weekend, join me Monday night at 10 for trivia.  Last night we continued to take your votes on the
annual poll of the World’s Worst Hit Records. We’ll do that every night until we play your top ten
on Thanksgiving, regardless of what we’re discussing between now and then.  Once again last
night, the bumpers were by your request:

King Curtis – Soul Serenade – 1964 Capitol
Jerry Lee Lewis – Sweet Little 16 – 1962 Sun
Salty Peppers- La La Time – 1969 Capitol
Trick Pony – It’s A Heartache – 2005 Asylum Curb 
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – If You Can Want - 1968 Tamla
Carl Perkins - Boppin' The Blues - 1956 Sun


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2022 3:31 AM... We’re live tonight for two hours starting at 11 CT (right
after the Blackhawks). Keep those calls coming on the World’s Worst Hit Records annual poll. 
Monday Night Trivia was fun last night, on Wednesday night. (It'll be back to Monday Night where it
belongs next week.) You got both of my questions:

When a waitress does this in a restaurant her tip increases on average by 18%.  When a waiter
does it, his tip decreases by 3%.  Does what?  Draws a Happy Face on a check. (Hotel & Motel
Management 9/2/96)

These weren’t invented until the 1930s.  And each one travels the equivalent of 30,000 miles on
average in its lifetime.  What is it?  Grocery carts.

But you didn’t do as well on the Bumper Stumpers.  Jimmy P got Lloyd Price, and Frank got The
Stylistics.  No guesses on the rest.  The theme was flip sides.  All the artists had big hits, and we
played the flip side of them (The chart numbers are from the Billboard R&B charts):

Darrell Banks – Our Love Is In The Pocket – 1966 Revilot (flip of #2 Open The Door To Your Heart)
Archie Bell & The Drells – Go For What You Know – 1969 Atlantic (flip of #6 Showdown)
Essex – What I Don’t Know Won’t Hurt Me – 1963 Roulette (flip of #11 A Walkin’ Miracle)
Lloyd Price – Have You Ever Had The Blues – 1959 ABC Paramount (flip of #1 Personality)
Esquires – Everybody’s Laughing – 1967 Bunky (flip of #9 And Get Away)
Shorty Long – Wind It Up – 1964 Soul (flip of #26 Devil With The Blue Dress)
Stylistics – If I Love You – 1971 Avco (flip of #6 Stop Look Listen To Your Heart)
Clovers – Stay Awhile – 1959 UA  (flip of #23 Love Potion #9)
Ronnie Dyson – I Think I’ll Tell Her – 1973 Columbia (flip of #15 One Man Band)


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2022 3:31 AM.. Monday Night Trivia tonight on Wednesday night!!
Full show too.  Call in at 10 and I’ll be waiting for you.  Annual poll opened on the World’s Worst Hit
Records last night, you can vote anytime until the day before Thanksgiving. (Since they will all be
turkeys, we’ll play the top 10 back on Thanksgiving night, live.)  The record has to be a US hit.
Doesn’t matter the year, or the genre—pop, rock, country, whatever— as long as it’s a hit it
qualifies. Nominate your stomach turners and by all means vote on songs that have already been
nominated. The poll is a cumulative total, so don’t hesitate to vote on songs you know others have
chosen.  You can vote as often as you like, but you can only vote once on any given song.  
Bumpers included the (now) late Geraldine Hunt and Jerry Lee Lewis along with some of your
requests:

Geraldine Hunt – Never Ever Leave Me – 1970 Roulette
Jerry Lee Lewis – Another Place Another Time – 1968 Smash  
Raindrops – What A Guy  1963 Jubilee 
Tymes – Ms. Grace – 1974 RCA
Jackie Wilson – Why Can’t You Be Mine – 1958 Brunswick


OCTOBER 2022

FRIDAY OCTOBER 28, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Tonight it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia which we
did on Wednesday this week (and will do on Wednesday next week, so mark your calendar now
and call). Tonight, sit back and enjoy the show—don’t call.  Monday Night, it’s Carl Amari with WGN
Radio Theatre Spooktackular. We’ll return Tuesday after the Blackhawks and the voting will begin
on the annual poll of the World’s Worst Hit Records.   We played several of your requests last night:

Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham – Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On – 1985 Concord Jazz
Donald Jenkins & The Delighters – Elephant Walk – 1963 Cortland
Love Notes – United – 1957 Holiday
Four Knights – Oh, Happy Day – 1953 Capitol
Showmen – 39-21-46 – 1963 Minit
Loretta Lynn – You’re Lookin’ At Country – 1971 Decca


THURSDAY OCTOBER 27, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  We’ll be on the air at 11 Central tonight, right after
the Blackhawks.

Had fun playing Monday Night Trivia on Wednesday night (due to sports preemptions on Monday).
And we’ll do that again next Monday night (due to Halloween preemptions).   Our straggler lasted
almost all night, untila first time caller from Milwaukee got it:  This word was first used in a movie in
1934, when a character explained his clothing. What word?  Gay.  (In Bringing up Baby, Cary Grant
answered the door in a woman’s robe. When asked why, he replied, ‘Because I just went gay all of
a sudden.’

As for Bumper Stumpers, our theme was a tribute to Art Laboe—everything we played was a big
Art Laboe requester, and each appeared on at least on of his compilation albums over the years:

Sunglows – It’s Okay – 1966 White Whale
Jay Wiggins – Sad Girl – 1965 IPG
Originals – Baby I’m For Real – 1969 Soul
Tony Owens – Confessin’ A Feeling – 1969 Soulin’
Sapphires - Who Do You Love – 1964 Swan
Skyliners – This I Swear – 1959 Callico
Big Jay McNeely – There Is Something on Your Mind – 1959 Swingin’
Yvonne Carroll - Gee What A Guy – 1963 Domain
Whispers – As I Sit Here – 1965 Dore
Dyke & The Blazers – Funky Broadway – 1966 Artco
Rose Royce – Wishing On A Star – 1977 Whitfield


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  3 big hours of WEDNESDAY Night Trivia
tonight...  please call.  (We’ll do Monday Night Trivia on Wednesday next week too as we’ll be
preempted with Halloween programming on Monday.)  Last night we talked about losing small
things--  pens, paper, tv remotes, or in my case last night, the lid to my vat of sourdough pretzels.
It’s about the size of a 45 rpm record, it’s green and plastic.  And it’s gone. I opened the jar (about
the size of a vat) right before the show, had three, and then, we’ll I’ve been sick. Let’s leave it at
that.  Other than the bathroom, I haven’t left the studio—and it the lid is nowhere to be found.  This
generally happens with smaller items and their track record of ever showing up again isn’t great. 
According to some of your calls last night, I’m not alone.  So where do these things go?  Is this the
basis for parallel realities?  The multiverse?  OK, I’ll let you know if it materializes (and maybe
where I found it, if it does.)  Bumpers?

Johnnie Taylor – Who’s Making Love – 1968 Stax
Deon Jackson – Love Makes The World Go Round  - 1966 Carla
KoKo Taylor – Let The Juke Joint Jump – 1993 Alligator
Cordells – Dream Boy  (unreleased)
Bettye Swann – Don’t Wait Too Long – 1965 Money
Lou Rawls – Lady Love – 1977 Philadelphia Int’l (Stacey’s favorite)


FRIDAY OCTOBER 20, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Tonight, it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia, so please
don’t call.  As for Monday night, I think it’s mostly sports play by play but I should be on in the final
hour.  If I unearth more info, I’ll print it here, but for now, plan on joining me Monday night at
Midnight.

Last night we talked with Mary Ann Winkowski in the first hour and as always, it was a delight.
Don’t forget Tuesday at 4:55 PM Central, it’s the new moon. So get your abundance checks written
by then. (If you don’t know to what I refer, click on Mary Ann’s name—it will take you to her website
where you can learn all about it.  You can download a replay of the show by clicking on Downloads
on the above menu bar.

The remainder of the night, we mostly discussed the history of Johnny Rivers—the luckiest cover
act ever.  But a lot of it was self-made luck and good for him.  Here’s what we played:

Al Wilson – Who Could Be Lovin’ You – 1967 Soul City
Johnny Ramistella – Little Girl – 1957 Suede
Johnny Rivers – Baby Come Back – 1958 Gone
Johnny Rivers – You’re The One – 1958 Guyden
Johnny Rivers – Your First And Last Love – 1959 DeeDee
Johnny Rivers – Everyday – 1959 Cub
Johnny Rivers – Memphis – 1964 Imperial *
Johnny Rivers – Mountain of Love – 1964 Imperial *
Johnny Rivers – Seventh Son – 1965 Imperial *
Johnny Rivers – Secret Agent Man – 1965 Imperial *
Johnny Rivers – Poor Side Of Town – 1966 Imperial (Johnny wrote it & it was his only #1)
Johnny Rivers – Baby I Need Your Lovin’ – 1967 Imperial * 
Johnny Rivers – Tracks of My Tears – 1967 Imperial * 
Johnny Rivers – Rockin’ Pneumonia-Boogie Woogie Flu – 1972 UA *
Johnny Rivers – Positively 4th Street – 1968 Imperial (LP cut: Realization)
Johnny Rivers – Curious Mind (Um Um Um Um Um Um) – 1977 Big Tree *

* cover versions

We also played the Sensational Epics’ “Slightly Gray Shagger” for Joyce.


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19, 2022 8:35 PM...  No live show tonight, unfortunately.  Jon convinced
me I'm not well enough, and as I'm too sick to fight him, he must be right.  Apologies about this.  I
fully intend to be on tomorrow night for two reasons:  In the first hour (10 PM Central) Mary Ann
Winkowski joins us (definitely call if you think you're surrounded by ghosts), and in the second hour
we're profiling Johnny Rivers. Listener Dan requested we do that. If you think Johnny is way out of
my wheel house, you would be right-- except for one big thing (big to me anyway) which I'll share
tomorrow night at 11 PM CT.  Apologies about tonight.


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  Full show tonight, starting at 10 CT. Please call! 
Last night we spent the bulk of the show talking about Art Laboe, who died on October 7th at home
in Palm Springs at 97 years old.  What made him so special was his business sense. Because of it,
and his unlikely trajectory early in his career with East LA Chicano Soul, many of the truly great Low
Rider oldies got national attention. His Original Sounds records preserved musical history with
some of the best compilations ever, starting with Oldies But Goodies (a term he originated) Volume
1.  He’s truly the last of the great champions of soft soul oldies germane to Hispanic culture, and he
will be missed.  I wish I could think of someone who would pick up the gauntlet and run with it in the
future, but alas, there’s no one in the running.  But thanks to him, we’re left with the music, and we
played quite a bit of it last night:

Rosie & The Originals – Angel Baby – 1960 Highland
Preston Epps – Bongo Rock – 1959 Original Sound 
Brenton Wood – Me & You – 1968 Double Shot
War – Low Rider – 1975 UA
Don Julian & The Larks – Low Rider Girl – 1980 Jerk
Pentagons – To Be Loved – 1961 Donna
Thee Midniters – That’s All – 1965 Chattahoochee
Aalon – Rock ‘N’ Roll Gangster –  1977 Arista
Billy Stewart – I Do Love You – 1965 Chess
Don Julian & The Larks – I Want You Back – 1964 Jerk
Originals – Baby I’m For Real – 1969 Soul 


TUESDAY OCTOBER 18, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’re live tonight at 10 CT (and tomorrow and
Thursday too—no sports interruptions this week). I hope you’ll call.  Had fun, thanks to all your
calls, playing Monday Night Trivia. You got the straggler, and the follow up question:

Most, if not all, women do this today.  Prior to the 1800s, no woman did this. It was thought it was
only for men.  Did what?  Wore underwear.  [Considered masculine, the idea of women wearing
underwear was tantamount to depravity.  When underwear first was made for women in 1800, it
was in two pieces, one for each leg held with garters and no crotch, hence pair of panties.  It
remained that way until the 1880s. (Independent 1995)]

The average American uses 743 of these every year.  743 of what?  Tissues.

As for the third question, that’s our straggler and we’ll pick it up there next Monday night.

The Bumper Stumpers theme was that every artist had previously (to the song we played) had hits
on Aladdin, Eddie & Leo Mesner’s great LA based R&B label. Here’s what you heard:

Peppermint Harris – Wait Until It Happens To You – 1965 Jewel
Calvin Boze – Shamrock – 1962 Imperial
Shirley & Lee – I’m Gone – 1952 Aladdin
Gene & Eunice – This Is My Story – 1955 Aladdin
Lovers – Someone – 1966 Phillips
Sonny Knight – Dedicated To You – 1957 Starla/Dot
Fatso Theus & The Flairs – Be Cool My Heart – 1956 Aladdin
Wynonie Harris – Good Morning, Judge – 1950 King
Harrold Burrage – What You Don’t Know – 1959 VeeJay
Blenders – Two Loves – 1959 Aladdin


FRIDAY OCTOBER 14, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Replay of Monday Night Trivia tonight at 10.  Next live
trivia show is appropriately this coming Monday.  We’ll start at 10 with the straggler and a new set of
Bumper Stumpers and I hope you’ll call. It was a very shot  sho last night (under 20 minutes) due to
the Blackhawks game, so no need to post a replay.  We managed to play one song--  King Cole’s
“Nature Boy” and we went into it history, but the most interesting part of the show (to me, anyway)
was the results of the Fat Bear contest at Katmai.  Bear 747, “Bear Force One” won again.  And
rightfully so. It’s an annual competition, around this time.  Participate next year.  Here were this
year’s contenders.  Talk to you live on Monday!


THURSDAY OCTOBER 13, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  We talked for an hour last night, managed to play
Wesley’s request [Dominoes – This Love Of Mine – 1959 Liberty (Gene Mumford lead)], and we
took a few calls too. Not sure how much of a show we’ll have tonight—it’ll start sometime after the
wee-bitching hour of Midnight, and I hope you’ll try to call!


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12, 2022 3:31 AM CT We’re live tonight at Midnight for an hour (right
after the Blackhawks game). Call if you can.  Last night we had a fine time reviewing the history of
Billy Ward & The Dominoes, taking your calls and playing your requests:

Dominoes – Sixty Minute Man – 1951 Federal
Dominoes – Pedal Pushin’ Papa – 1952 Federal
Dominoes – Can’t Do Sixty No More – 1955 Federal
Dominoes – Stardust – 1957 Liberty
Isley Brothers – This Old Heart Of Mine – 1966 Tamla
Diamonds – She Say (Oom Dooby Doom) – 1959 Mercury
Gladiolas – Little Darlin’ – 1957 Excello
Jive Five – Rain – 1963 Beltone
Larks – My Reverie – 1951 Apollo (shellac)
O’Jays – Stairway To Heaven – 1976 Philadelphia Int’l
BeeGees – Boogie Child – 1978 RSO


TUESDAY OCTOBER 11, 2022 3:31 AM CT We’re live tonight at 10.  Please call! Many of you did
last night, making Monday Night Trivia a joy.   No one got our straggler (but admittedly it was an
uninspired question:  In 1993 16,000 Americans did this.  10 years later in 2003, 103,000 did it. 
These days over 150,000 Americans do it ever year.  Do What?  Have some form of stomach
stapling surgery.   You didn’t get our follow up, which all things considered is a nice question, so
we’ll leave it as a straggler for next Monay.  Bumper Stumpers—you knew several of the artists! 
Good job.  But you didn’t know either of the themes.  On of them, in acknowledgment of the sad
news of the passing of Eddie Weiss (Charlie Brown, a fixture of Beach Music radio and records)
was that every artist had a song on the Beach Music Top 100—but not the song we played.  The
other theme, was that every artists had a top 10 record on the Billboard Hot 100 (or R&B chart) but
not the song we played, and not their big beach music hit.  Below are the artists and songs we
played along with the year of release and label, followed by the name of their biggest Beach Music
hit in brackets(several of them had more than one) followed by their biggest charter, and highest
rank it achieved.  That’s probably clear as mud, but I think you’ll make it out with no problem

O.C. Smith – The Season – 1968 Columbia (LP: The Dynamic O.C. Smith)  [BRENDA]
          (Little Green Apples #2)
Tymes – Here She Comes – 1964 Parkway [MS. GRACE]
          (So Much In Love #1)
Radiants – One Day I’ll Show You – 1962 Chess [IT AIN’T NO BIG THING]
          (Voice Your Choice #10)
Platters – Maggie Doesn’t Work Here Anymore – 1954 Federal  [WITH THIS RING]
          (The Great Pretender #1)
Rosco Gordon – Just A Little Bit – 1959 VeeJay [SURELY I LOVE YOU] 
          (Booted #1)
Coasters – Satin Doll–1960 Atco (LP: One by One) [ZING WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART]   
          (Searchin’ #1)
Drifters – Bip Bam – 1954 Atlantic  [SAND IN MY SHOES]
          (Money Honey #1)
Lamont Dozier – Dearest One – 1962 Melody  [COOL ME OUT]
          (Tryin’ To Hold On To My Woman #4)
Jerry Butler – Power Of Love  - 1973 Mercury [COOLING OUT]
          (He Will Break Your Heart #1)
Barbara Lewis – Love Makes The World Go Round – 1967 Atlantic [THINK A LITTLE SUGAR]      
          (Hello Stranger #1)
Hot Chocolate – Every 1’s A Winner - 1978 Infinity [IT STARTED WITH A KISS]
          (You Sexy Thing #3)


FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Tonight’s show is a replay of Monday Night Trivia—sit
back, enjoy the show but don’t call.  However do call, next Monday October 10th when we’ll once
again be live with Monday Night Trivia at 10. 

We covered a number of topics last night, from the death of Motown songwriter Ivy Joe Hunter, to
KGO San Francisco’s unexpected sign off. They’ll be back with a new format Monday morning and
speculation as to what it will be is already growing. We also got an updatae from Stacey on Laura’s
plight.  Her family took her to a rehab this morning.  Please keep her in your prayers.  She bravely
has taken the first step—admitting she’s powerless over alcohol.  Hopefully it’s the start of a great
new life.   The bumpers were 100% your requests:

Delfonics – Ready Or Not – 1968 Philly Grove
Four Tops – Ask the Lonely – 1965 Motown 
Billy Stewart – Summertime – 1966 Chess
Harvey Scales & The 7 Sounds – Love-Itis – 1967 Magic Touch
Willows – Church Bells May Ring – 1956 Melba
Orchids – Newly Wed – 1955 Parrot
Esquires – Get On Up – 1967 Bunky
Six Teens – A Casual Look – 1956 Flip


THURSDAY OCTOBER 6, 2022 3:31 AM CT... The show will start about half an hour late
tonight—around 10:30 PM right after The Blackhawks.  I hope you’ll call.  That’s especially true if
you’ve got suggestions for Laura who has taken the biggest step of all, admitting she was
powerless over alcohol.  She’s in Des Plaines, IL and if you know of a great AA group near her, let
me know. (I’ve directed her to ChicagoAA.org but first hand info may be helpful.) 

From what I know, Archie Bell is back to dancing just as good as he walks, but last year he had a
minor stroke that laid him up for quite a while.  He’s back in Houston, Texas (where else?), and last
year, his manager publicized his address for friends and fans who wanted to drop him a line of
encouragement.  I’m pretty sure it’s still active:  Archie Bell, PO Box 24334, Houston, TX  77229,
and I bet he’d love to hear from you.

Sgt. Pappy of Gary requested we talk about the Del Vikings.  I suggested you have a score card
and pencil. But if you failed to take notes, you can listen to the replay on the stream right now, or
download the show anytime.  Here’s what we played

Del Vikings – Come Go With Me (audition) 1956  (Single released in 1957 on Feebee & Dot)
Marlo (Lanier) – Understanding (unreleased)
Del Vikings – Whispering Bells – 1957 FeeBee & Dot
Del Vikings – When I Come Home – 1957 FeeBee (different version on Mercury)
Del Vikings – The VooDoo Man – 1958 Mercury
Crew Cuts – Angels In The Sky – 1955 Mercury
Versatiles – Speedillac – 1958 Checker
Buddy Carle – Tender Words – 1956 FeeBee  (Please tell me who that bass voice is!)
Channels – All Alone – 1957 Gone


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’re live tonight at 10. I hope you’ll call.  The
show gets better when you do.  Meanwhile, I’ve been moving some things around behind the
scenes on a couple servers, so if you couldn’t download Monday Night Trivia, you can now, along
with last night’s show.  And if you couldn’t hear the stream after the live show ended, you can now. I
don’t promise this is the end of the glitches, but at the moment I don’t see anything that should be
causing a problem. (Famous Last Words) 

Yesterday was National Truckers Appreciation Day (as it is every year on 10-4).  There’s no way I
can properly express my appreciation.  Remember, everything you buy, no matter where you buy it,
arrived on a truck. You’d be a world of hurt without these guys and gals.

Sadly, yesterday was also noteworthy for the passing of Loretta Lynn.  At 90, it was a life
well-lived.  We talked a lot about her unlikely and colorful time on the planet.  And we played
several of her songs (along with one her brother, Jay Lee Webb, did):

Dick Curless – Drag ‘Em Off The Interstate Sock It To ‘Em J.P Blues” – 1970 Capitol
Loretta Lynn – One’s On The Way – 1971 Decca
Loretta Lynn – I’m A Honky Tonk Girl – 1960 Zero
Del Reeves – Girl On The Billboard – 1965 United Artists
Loretta Lynn – Fist City – 1966 Decca
Archie Bell & The Drells – Love Will Rain On You – 1968 Atlantic
Loretta Lynn – Hey Loretta- 1973 MCA
Sheppards – Elevator Operator – 1961 Abner
Jay Lee Webb – She’s Lookin’ Better By The Minute – 1969 Decca


TUESDAY OCTOBER 4, 2022  3:31 AM CT... We’re live tonight at 10 and as usual, anything goes. 
I hope you’ll call.  Monday Night Trivia was interesting as usual.  You got the straggler:  You’re
more likely to do this in July than any other month. What?  Have sex (according to researchers at
Indiana University’s Kinsey Sex Research Institute in 1981.  (On the other hand, you’re more likely
to lose your virginity in June according to UPI also in 1981.)  And you got this one:  Over 23 billion
have been disbursed to the public in the last 100 years.  23 billion what? Cracker Jack prizes (since
1912 - Chicago Tribune 5/24/04).

We’ve still got a straggler, so give it some thought and call next Monday. (And if you don’t know
what it is, listen to the stream, or the download, or listen to WGN on Friday when Monday Night
Trivia replays.)

Now as for the Bumper Stumpers.  The theme was that every song we played was released by an
independent Chicago record label.  (Not all the artists were from Chicago.)  We didn’t duplicate any
labels, and we stayed away from the big guns-- Chess and VeeJay (though for those two, we did
use their subsidiary labels, Argo and Abner, respectively).  Here’s what you heard:

June Conquest – What’s This I See – 1968 Curtom
Lee Dorsey – Organ Grinder Swing – 1964 Constellation
Walter Jackson – What Would You Do – 1976 Chi-Sound
Five Du-Tones – Shake A Tail Feather – 1963 One-Derful
Sheppards – Elevator Operator – 1961 Abner
Esquires – Listen To Me – 1967 Bunky
Lorraine Ellison – I Dig You Baby – 1965 Mercury
Pastels – Been So Long – 1958 Argo
Creations – We’re In Love – 1962 Penny
Donald Jenkins – Fighting For My Baby – 1970 Thomas
Fantaisions – Unnecessary Tears – 1965 Satellite


SEPTEMBER 2022

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Enjoy tonight’s replay of Monday Night Trivia but
don’t call.  Save that for next Monday night when we’ll be live playing trivia at 10.  Thanks for all the
calls last night!  We talked about everything but managed to steer clear of presidents asking if dead
legislators were on hand, senators who signed bills they didn’t know existed, and former officials
who asked foreign prime ministers to imagine their daughters raped by tatooed animals.  It was
much more fun learning the history of Inferno Records. I should have realized Harry Balk was
behind that label!  We played both sides of his first release on Inferno, and several more of your
requests as well:

Dee Dee Warwick – I’m Gonna Make You Love Me – 1966 Mercury
Souveniers – It’s Too Bad – 1967 Inferno
Stevie Wonder – As – Tamla 1977 LP Cut: Songs In The Key Of Life
Lakeside – I Want To Hold Your Hand – 1982 Solar
Five Satins – I’ll Be Seeing You – 1960 Ember
Koko Taylor – Wang Dang Doodle – 1966 Checker
Lyle Lovett – She’s No Lady – 1987 Curb/MCA
Souveniers – I Could Have Danced All Night – 1967 Inferno
Ben E King – I (Who Have Nothing) – 1963 Atco
Five Stairsteps – You Waited Too Long – 1966 Windy C
Sheppards – Island Of Love – 1959 Apex


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight starting at 10. Call early.  Last
night we ran out of time with five of you still on hold, so please call earlier and I’ll do my best not to
be so long winded. We covered a variety of topics ranging from musical gropus bearing the same
name, and the consequences of same— to Hurricane Ian and the shocking death of Detroit
newsman Jim Matthews.  Tonight? I’ve got over 18 hours to think of something--  or better yet, listen
to what you have to say.  Played several of your requests last night:

Birdwatchers – Girl I Got News For You – 1966 Scott
Gene Pitney – (I Wanna) Love My Life Away – 1961 Musicor
Bobbettes – I Shot Mr. Lee – 1957 Atlantic
Buster Brown – Fannie Mae – 1959 Fire
Della Reese – Don’t You Know – 1959 RCA
Chuck Berry – Maybellene – 1955 Chess
Dickie Lee – I Saw Linda Yesterday – 1962 Smash
Conway Twitty – It’s Driving Me Wild – 1961 MGM


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight. We’re live at 10. I hope you’ll
call!  You came through last night and that was much appreciated. We talked about everything from
the first rock and roll record to the last days Trucker Rich will be driving, not to mention what are
those 11 spices in Kentucky Fried Chicken.  As you can gather, no subject is off limits, unless, of
course, if it’s deadly serious, really important or political.  Though the show was abbreviated thanks
to hockey play by play, we nevertheless managed to play a handful of your requests:

Dee Clark – Raindrops – 1961 VeeJay
Cathy Carroll – Poor Little Puppet – 1962 Warner Brothers
Diana Ross – Lady Sings The Blues – 1972 Motown (original soundtrack)
Crows – Gee – 1954 Rama
Jimmie Rodgers – The World I Used To Know – 1960 Dot
Tom T. Hall – (Old Dogs and Children and) Watermelon Wine – 1972 Mercury


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’ll be on an hour late tonight, probaby around
11 CT, right after hockey. Please call!   Last night’s Monday Night Trivia was fun as always. You
knocked out the first two questions in rapid succession:

In one year alone in the early 1960s, 45 million of this low-cost product from the Philippines was
sold in America. What product?  Duncan Yo-Yos.  (Yo-Yos— meaning ‘come back’ in Tagalog—had
been here for years, but they didn’t sell until Duncan widely advertised them on television in 1962.)

This apparel item supposedly dates back to the 1980s—but in fact it first debuted at the New York
World’s Fair in 1939.  What apparel item?  Thong underwear.  (To combat Mayor LaGuardia’s
opposition to nudity, exotic dancers at the world’s fair created g-string like thong.  Frederick’s of
Hollywood sold the first pair commercially in 1981.  --Palm Beach Post 2003)

The third one is our straggler, which is where we’ll pick it up next Monday.  The Bumper Stumpers
theme was quickly guessed—R&B songs with soliloquys.  And some of the individual artists were
guessed too—especially by Scotty.  Here’s what we played:

Cellos – Rang Tang Ding Dong – 1957 Apollo
Isaac Hayes – By The Time I Get To Phoenix – 1969 Enterprise
Jolly Jax – There Is Something On Your Mind Pt 2 - 1962 V-Tone (& 1965 Landis)
Betty Wright – Tonight’s The Night (Pts 1& 2) – 1978 Alston
Ronnie Love – Chills & Fever – 1961 Dot (& 1960 on Startime as Johnny Love)
Jimmy Norman – I Don’t Love You No More – 1962 Little Star
Shirley Brown – Woman to Woman – 1974 Truth
Medallions – The Letter – 1954 DooTone
Foolish Little Girl – The Cookies – 1963 recorded for Dimension, unreleased
Velvetones – Glory Of Love -  1957 Aladdin,  (& 1962 Imperial )
Chi-Lites – A Letter To Myself – 1973 Brunswick
Millie Jackson – If Loving You Is Wrong – 1975 Spring


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 3:31 AM CT... replay of Monday Night Trivia tonight at 10.  Please
don’t call, but do mark your calendars for this coming Monday night and do call when we’ll again be
live at 10 with the appropriately named Monday Night Trivia.   The autumnal equinox occurred
yesterday.  Welcome to Libra and fall.  The new moon is Sunday at 4:55 PM Central Time.  (Since
it’s a new moon, like the sun it is also in Libra.  2 degrees, if you’re counting.)  I mention this in case
you’ll be writing your Law of Abundance check.  (Here’s the deal, if you’re unaware, and here’s the
new moon tables for 2022.)  We talked about a variety of things last night, and got it some of your
requests too:

Charts – Deserie – 1958 Everlast
Gil Scott-Heron – The Bottle – 1974 Strata-East
Timi Yuro – What’s A Matter Baby – 1962 Liberty 
GC Cameron – It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye To Yesterday – 1975 Motown
Marlena Shaw – Looking Through The Eyes Of Love – 1968 Cadet
Bill Robinson & The Quails – The Cow – 1964 American Records
Bill Robinson & The Quails – Do I Need You – 1968 Date
Brook Benton – Two Tickets To Paradise –  1963 Mercury
Bill Medley – Brown Eyed Woman – 1968 MGM


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 3:31 AM CT.. We’re live tonight at 10. Please call!   We talked
about something close to nothing again last night and had fun doing it,  including a call from Jeff
who played on the Drew-vels “Tell Him”.  We covered a story in the news—a cable company is
being held liable to the tune of over a million dollars for the murder of a customer by an off-duty
employee. Before you say, WTF?, which was my first reaction, there are a few things you should
know. And I pointed them out.  I also managed to play some of your requests:

Sam Cooke – Cousin of Mine – 1964 RCA
Michael Franks – When The Cookie Jar Is Empty – 1978 Warner Brothers
Valentinos – It’s All Over Now – 1964 SAR
Carly Simon – You’re So Vain – 1972 Elektra
Freda Payne – Memories and Souvenirs – 2016 Royal Oak
Danderliers – Little Man – 1956 States
Billy Ward & His Dominoes – Pedal Pushing Papa – 1952 Federal
Ricochetts – Losing You – 1966 Quill


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 3:31 AM   We’re live tonight at 10. I hope you’ll call.  We
covered a lot of ground last night from old radio and music, to new job interviews and how Gen X
feels about it. And we got in some of your requests too:

Dr. John – Right Place, Wrong Time – 1973 Atco
B-52s – Private Idaho – 1980 Warner
Priscilla Wright – The Man In The Raincoat – 1955 Unique
Primettes – Tears of Sorrow – 1960 Lupine
Lonnie Russ – My Wife Can’t Cook – 1962 4-J
Michael Franks – The Lady Wants To Know – 1977 Warner Brothers
Four Tops – Just Seven Numbers – 1971 Motown
Al Hibbler – Unchained Melody – 1955 Decca


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’re live tonight at 10. Please call.  Thanks to
those of you who did call for last night’s Monday Night Trivia. It took a while, but you got last week’s
straggler:

This was first seen on television on a show in the mid 1960s, but shortly thereafter censors
prohibited it on another show.  What?  A belly button.  (Allowed in 1964 on Dr. Kildare, it was
prohibited a year later on I Dream of Jeannie. –-USA Today 9/24/99)

You dispensed with the next one a bit more quickly:

Normally costing less than a dollar each, over $65,000 was paid for one about 20 years ago.  One
what?  Piece of fruit from a tree.  ($67,000 was paid for a lychee from a 400 year old tree whose
fruit had been eaten exclusively by emperors in the Qing Dynasty—1644–1911.   --Houston
Chronicle 2002)

And the last one, you got almost instantly:

In the 1940s, a man saw this common mishap and created a toy based on it.   Since then over 250
million have been sold, but so unconvinced was someone close to him that any would be sold at all,
a friend was asked to go to a department store to buy one of the first ones.   What was the unlikely
hit toy?  A slinky (created by Richard James after a spring fell off a table and bounced across the
floor.  His wife’s friend bought one of the first at Gimbels --Washington Post 1/13/04).

Now as for those Bumper Stumpers. For the past three weeks I have played the first 45 rpm
release from various independent record companies. For most, it was their first release at all. For
some, they had previously issued 78s, but what you heard was the first 45.  Most were A sides, a
few were B sides (the concept was relatively nebulous, as more than a few times, a B side would
trump an A side in popularity).  Some of them were recognizable, many were obscure and a few
were truly surprising. When you think of Gone Records, for instance (one of George Goldner’s
labels), you don’t think of rockabilly, but how else would you categorize their first release (Jimmy
Stone’s “Found”)?  Here’s this week’s list, the third of three weeks of first 45 releases:

Cornel Gunter & The Ermines – Peek, Peek-A-Boo – 1955 Loma
Safaris – Image Of A Girl – 1960 Eldo
Jimmy Stone – Found – 1957 Gone
Dicky Doo & The Don’ts – Click-Clack – 1957 Swan
Chancellors – There Goes My Girl – 1957 Port
Hitmakers – Chapel Of Love – 1958 Original Sounds
Temptations – Barbara – 1960 Goldisc
Harptones – Laughing On The Outside – 1959 Warwick
Triumphs – Burnt Biscuits – 1961 Volt
Matadors – Vengeance (Will Be Mine)  - 1957 Sue
Shepherd Sisters – Gone With The Wind – 1956 Melba


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Tonight it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia so don’t
call. Sit back and enjoy the show, and mark your calendar for for the next live edition of Monday
Night Trivia this coming Monday at 10 PM CT.  Last night we talked early Stevie Wonder history (as
you’ll see from the bumper list below), and we managed to play some of your requests too:

Stevie Wonder- I Call It Pretty Music, But The Old People Call It The Blues – 1962 Tamla
Stevie Wonder – La La La La  1962 Tamla 
Stevie Wonder – Contract On Love – 1962 Tamla
Stevie Wonder – Castles In The Sand – 1964 Tamla
Stevie Wonder – Hey Harmonical Man – 1964 Tamla
Stevie Wonder – High Heel Sneakers – 1965 Tamla
     Original Flip – Funny How Time Slips Away
     Replaced by – Music Talk
Stevie Wonder - Fingertips – Tamla 1963
Stevie Wonder – As – Tamla 1977 LP Cut: Songs In The Key of life
Elvin Spencer – Lift This Hurt – 1970 Winner
Sergio Mendes – Oba La La – 1961 Philips  LP cut:  Dance Moderno
Bossa Rio – Zazueira – 1970 Blue Thumb
Marvelettes – Playboy – 1962 Tamla
James Brown – Try Me – 1958 Federal
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Shep & The Limelites – Daddy’s Home – 1961 Hull
Buster Brown – I’m Going—But I’ll Be Back – 1962 Fire
Louis Prima – Buona Sera – 1958 Capitol


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’re live tonight at 10 CT. I hope you’ll call! 
We talked about a number of things last night from Cambodians holed up on a farm because some
nutso politician there convinced them that a black hole had formed in his spine foretelling the end of
the world due to massive flooding, except for his farm, of course; to how the royals are positioning
themselves after the Queen’s death.  And we managed to throw in some radio talk and play several
of your requests, too:

Students- I’m So Young – 1961 Argo 
Johnny Ace – Pledging My Love – 1955 Duke
Hank Ballard – Finger Poppin’ Time – 1960 King
Spaniels – Don’cha Go – 1955 VeeJay 
Clovers – Lovey Dovey  - 1954 Atlantic
Bill Deal & The Rhondells – May I – 1969 Heritage
The Zodiacs – May I – 1965 Dee-Su
Tower of Power – You’re Still A Young Man – 1972 Warner
Mongo Santamaria -Yeh-Yeh! – 1963 Battle
Georgie Fame – Yeh Yeh – 1964 Imperial
Chuck Jackson – If I Didn’t Love You – 1965 Wand
The Gladiolas – Little Darlin’ – 1957 Excello


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 3:31 AM CT.. We’re live tonight at 10.  Please call.  Last
night, we talked about Ramsey Lewis, Arthur Alexander, and Brenda Lee among other musical
luminaries and played a lot of your requests too:

Ramsey Lewis Trio – Something You Got – 1964 Argo
Howard Tate – Ain’t Nobody Home – 1966 Verve
Hamilton Bohannon – Thoughts and Wishes – 1975 Dakar LP cut: Inside Out
Walker Brothers – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore) – 1966 Smash
Brook Benton – Thank You Pretty Baby -  1959 Mercury
B.B. King – The Thrill Is Gone – 1970 Bluesway/ABC 
Arthur Alexander – A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues – 1962 Dot
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – Express Yourself
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – Love Land
Brenda Lee – I Want To Be Wanted – 1960 Decca


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’re live tonight at 10 CT. I hope you’ll call.  A lot
of you did last night for Monday Night Trivia.  The first question I threw out took almost all night:  
This was never seen nor was it part of any discussion on a television series prior to the mid 1980s. 
(It was first seen on a sitcom.)  What was it? A Condom. (It was first incorporated into the plot of
Valerie, when her 17 year old son was planning a tryst with a houseguest in the Spring of  1987.
–People May 11, 1987)  We’re still working on the follow up question, so it becomes our straggler
and we’ll pick it up next week.

The Bumper Stumpers theme continues to be elusive.  As for the artists, Scotty got The
Heartbeats—no one guessed on the others—which in the case of the first one was a surprise.  The
theme will continue with next week’s Bumper Stumpers too.  Take a look at last week’s under
Tuesday September 6th, and this week’s below and see if a common theme emerges for you yet:

Teenchords – Lydia – 1956 Fury
Heartbeats – Crazy For You – 1955 Hull
Human Beings – An Inside Look – 1965 Impact
Court Jesters – Roaches – 1961 Blast
Sugar Pie & Pee Wee – A Few Little Words – 1956 Rhythm
Five Discs – Never Let You Go – 1962 Cheer
Cozy Morley – I Love My Baby – 1957 Chancellor
Mulberry Fruit Band – Yes We Have No Bananas – 1967 Buddah
Frankie Ford – Ocean Full of Tears – 1963 Constellation
Smoothtones – Dear Diary – 1956 Ember
Tony Farrell – Stumpy Stump – 1958 Time


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Lots of calls last night—thank you!  Tonight it’s a
replay of Monday Night Trivia.  Make note of the Bumper Stumpers because the theme will continue
when we’re live with Monday Night Trivia, Monday at 10 PM CT.  Before the replay, on the Dave
Plier show tonight on WGN Radio, Moody Blues lead singer and songwriter, Justin Hayward will
be on from 8 to 9 CT.  You’ll hear the Moody Blues new single, which I hear is pretty good, and
Justin will tell all, and take your calls, too.  As for last night’s bumpers:

James Darren – Her Royal Majesty – 1962 Colpix
Etta James – Something’s Got A Hold Of Me – 1962 Argo 
Students – Every Day of The Week – 1958 Argo/Checker
Jewel & The Rubies – Kidnapper – 1963  La Louisianne/ABC Paramount
Joe Hinton – You Know It Ain’t Right – 1963 BackBeat
Rip-chords – I Love You The Most – 1956 Abco
Moody Blues – The Story In Your Eyes – 1971 Threshold
Leroy Anderson – The Typewriter – 1953 Decca
Corsairs – Smoky Places – 1961 Tuff


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Apologies for the abbreviated replay.  I had to
restart the audio computer in the first hour and inadvertently forgot to restart the stream until Johnny
D wondered why he wasn’t hearing it.  (Don’t forget, you can always go to WGNRadio.com and
here the official WGN stream—but mine is a homegrown effort and during the live show you get to
hear what we’re doing during the breaks—which is usually nothing, but as Lia pointed out,
occasionally I talk back to the news.)  Not many callers last night, and I had little to say, so I actually
had to work.  Save me tonight please. We’re live at 10 and attendance will bet taken. But all was
not lost. We played several of your requests last night:

Inez Foxx – (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count The Days – 1967 Dynamo (not on the stream, sorry)
Platters – I Love You 1000 Times – 1966 Musicor
Arthur Alexander – Soldier of Love – 1962 Dot
Bessie Banks – Go Now – 1964 Tiger
Moroccos – Pardon My Tears – 1955 United
Manhattans – Searchin’ For My Baby – 1965 Carnival
Patty & The Emblems – Mixed Up Shook Up Girl – 1964 Herald
Louis Prima, Keely Smith & Sam Butera – Jump Jive An’ Wail – 1956 LP: The Wildest
Channels – Now You Know – 1956 Whirlin’ Disc
Scarlets – Dear One – 1954 Red Robin


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 3:31 AM... We’re live tonight at 10.  Please call. Last night we
reviewed the history of telephony focusing on telephone exchange names and the original 77 area
codes. We never did find out how they’re assigning new ones, which is particularly upsetting to
those of us craving order, so of course we started our musical interludes with Stan Freberg and
then went on to your requests and Johnny D’s contribution:

Stan Freberg’s Telephone Prefix song
Flirtations – Nothing But A Heartache – 1969 Deram
Arthur Alexander – You Better Move On – 1962 Dot
Johnny D- Rollye’s Streaming In – 2022
Jackie Wilson – That’s Why – 1959 Brunswick
Johnny Adams – Body & Fender Man – 1988 Rounder – LP:  Room With A View Of The Blues
Manhattan Transfer – I Know Why (And so do you) – 1997 LP cut: Swing
Jive Five – Never Never – 1961 Beltone
Delfonics – La La Means I Love You – 1968 Philly Groove
Cleftones – You’re Driving Me Mad – 1956 Gee
Four Lads – Moments To Remember – 1955 Columbia


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 3:31 AM... Live show tonight at 10.  Please call.  It was fun
spending Labor Day with you playing Monday Night Trivia.  You got all four of the questions I
threw out:

You’ll find 16 of these in the average house. 16 what?  Windows

Most of us have never done it- never even thought of doing it, but the oldest American to ever do it
was 91.  Do what? Rob a bank.  (August 2003 in Abilene, TX, Red Rountree handed a teller a
robbery note. The teller asked him twice if he was serious. He got $2,000. --Daily Record 1/28/04)

The FBI operated this facility in New York in an attempt to get foreign intelligence during WWII.
What?  A male bordello staffed with gay agents charged with getting intelligence info from foreign
sailors.  (New York Times May 22, 2003)

Most of us buy this.  In fact, most of us have to buy it.  But the first time anyone bought it was in the
1890s.  Bought what?  Car Insurance. (Gilbert Loomis bought the plan from Travelers in 1897 to
cover a car he built from scratch. It cost him $7.5 for $1,000 coverage. --Washington Post 7/10/96)

You didn’t do quite as well on the Bumper Stumpers. The first one was obvious, but the rest were
elusive, as was the theme—what do all these records have in common?   I like the theme. In fact, I
like it enough that we’ll add to it next week and all the Bumper Stumpers will also have it in
common.  That gives you a week to think about it, and more examples to hear next Monday.

Carole King – It Might As Well Rain Until September – 1962 Dimension
Al Collins – I Got The Blues For You – 1955 Ace
Malcolm Dodds – Beauty and The Beast – 1957 End
Buddy Carle – Tender Words – 1956 Feebee
O. Jay Oliver – Good Gravy – 1958 Coed
Satintones – Sugar Daddy – 1959 Motown
Charts – Zoop – 1957 Everlast
Barbara Stephens – I Don’t Worry – 1961 Stax
Velours – My Love Come Back – 1956 Onyx
Richie Adams – The Right Way – 1961 Beltone


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Tonight’s show is a replay of Monday Night Trivia, so
sit back and listen, but don’t call.  Monday is Labor Day, but that won’t stop us. We’ll be live at 10
with trivia, and I hope you will call!  That's Monday at 10. Please make a note of it, as they say.  As
for last night, we were going to talk about it being Emma Nutt day, but your calls were so plentiful
(thank you!!), we never got around to it.  We’ll get to it next week, I’m sure.  We did play several of
your requests:

Earth Wind and Fire – September – 1978 ARC/Columbia   
Five Discs – Never Let You Go – 1962 Cheer
Hearts – Lonely Nights – 1955 Baton
Gregory Howard – When In Love – 1963 Kapp
Dells – I’d Rather Be With You – 1972 Cadet
Supremes – Eight Days A Week – unreleased – heard on Shindig 1965
Phil McLean – Small Sad Sam – 1961 Versatile 
Cadets – Stranded in the Jungle  1956 Modern 
James & Bobby Purify – Help Yourself (To All My Lovin’) – 1968 Bell
Chris Young – You – 2011 RCA


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  We’re live again tonight at 10.  Please call.  Last
night we reviewed an offer to save Bed Bath and Beyond-- from an online adult service that wants
to use their beds as props during the overnight hours in exchange for enough cash to keep the
retailer solvent.  They’ll pass, and it’s obviously a PR stunt, but it did make me laugh, and it
reminded me of many fine radio pranks—including the one perpetrated by Mortimer Matz, who at
97 years old is still alive.  We also played a number of your requests, and we’ll do that again tonight.

Miracles- Bad Girl – 1959 Chess 
Otis Redding – Direct Me – 1968 Atco
Stylistics – You Ought To Be With Me – 1976 H&L  LP cut: Fabulous
Four J’s – Here Am I – 1963 Jamie
Dells – Oh What A Night – 1956 VeeJay
Timetones – In My Heart – 1961 Times Square
Clarence Henry – But I Do – 1959 Argo
Spaniels – Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight – 1954 VeeJay
Bobby Charles – Later Alligator – 1955 Chess
Bobby Parker – You Got What it Takes – 1957 VeeJay
Dells – Time Makes You Change – 1957 VeeJay 


AUGUST 2022

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Hard to believe it’s the last day of August.  But
nothing much happens in August (watch, all hell will break loose later today because I said that, but
historically, it’s a slow month—no holidays and all).  Maybe we’ll talk about that tonight, or maybe
you’ll call and save me.  As for last night, you did that very well and thank you for that.  Bad night for
me made immeasurably better with all your calls.  Thank you.  All the bumpers were requests:

Exciters – Tell Him – 1962 UA
Unit 4 +2 – Concrete & Clay – 1965 London
Lou Christie – Lightning Strikes – 1965 MGM
Nino Tempo & April Stevens – Deep Purple – 1963 Atco
Lou Rawls – Dead End Street – 1967 Capitol
Manhattens – Why Should I Cry – 1961 Big Mack
Cardinals – The Door Is Still Open – 1955 Atlantic
Cues – Why – 1956 Capitol
Ronnie Love – Chills & Fever – 1960 Dot
Lou Rawls – Sophisticated Lady – 1972 MGM (LP: Silk & Soul)


TUESDAY AUGUST 30, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’re live tonight at 10, call with anything of
unimportance and we’ll have a good time. Had a fine time last night with Monday Night Trivia. The
straggler lasted all night, and I revealed it at the end of the show:  The average American does this
twice a week. Does what?  Eats breakfast cereal (overwhelmingly for breakfast, but lunch, dinner
and a snack is not unusual a few times a year, according to “Grocery Headquarters” publication
11/1/02).

The Bumper Stumpers all had something in common, and it wasn’t easy to decipher:  This week at
the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in 1956, it was Alan Freed’s Second Anniversary Rock ‘N Roll
Show.  Every one of the songs by every artist we played was sung on stage, in continuous
performances between showings of “Raw Edge”, a Rory Calhoun and Yvonne deCarlo movie.  Not
only that, but posters promoting the performances featured the artists prominently along with every
song you heard:

Fats Domino & His Orchestra – Don’t Blame It On Me – 1956 Imperial
Harptones – What Is Your Secret – 1956 Unreleased
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers – Who Can Explain – 1956 Rama
Joe Turner – Corinne Corinna – 1956 Atlantic
Harptones – Three Wishes – 1956 Rama
Cleftones – Can’t We Be Sweethearts – 1956 Gee
Mabel King – Second Hand Love – 1956 Rama
Cirino & The Bowties – Again – 1956 Royal Roost
Jimmy Cavallo & His House Rockers – That’s The Groovy Thing – 1956 Coral


FRIDAY AUGUST 26, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Tonight it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia—please don’t
call.  But mark your calendar for this coming Monday when we’ll be back at it live with trivia at 10. 
Last night we  discussed the history of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, and Lewis Lymon and
the Teenchords. Hard to believe that Lewis Lymon never charted, and Frankie & the Teenagers
were only together 18 months.  Their impact has lasted 10 times longer than that.  We talked about
a few other things too.  Listen and find out what they were, since it’s a blur to me right now and I
just want to lie down.  Talk to you Monday.  Here’s what we played last night:

Franklie Lymon & The Teenagers – Why Do Fools Fall In Love – 1956 Gee
Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords – Your Last Chance -  1957 End
Kodoks (Pearl McKinnon) – Oh Gee, Oh Gosh – 1957 Fury
Big Maybelle – Candy – 1956 Candy
Danderliers – Shu Wop – 1955 States
Paul Williams – The Huckle-buck – 1949 Savoy
Slim Harpo – Rainin’ In My Heart – 1961 Excello
Jackie deShannon – Put A Little Love In Your Heart – 1969 Imperial
Chuck Jackson – I Don’t Want To Cry – 1961 Wand
Vic Dana – A Lifetime Lovin’ You – 1967 Liberty


THURSDAY AUGUST 25, 2022 3:31 AM CT.. We’re live tonight at 10 CT.. Please call. The show is
better when you do (well, better for me, anyway).  We ran the gamut last night, from TV shows like
Shindig to what was really behind The Green Door. And something else too numerous to mention,
meaning the show’s been over less than five minutes and already I don’t remember what was on it.
So feel free to listen to the replay (stream or download).  I did make not of what I played
however—mostly your requests, though the first three were in honor of Creed Taylor, who sadly is
no longer casting a shadow among us.

Antonio Carlos Jobim – One Note Samba – 1963 Verve   LP: The Composer of Desifinado
Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd – One Note Samba – 1962 Verve LP: Samba Jazz
Deodato – Carly & Carole – 1973 CTI 
Danderliers – Chop Chop Boom – 1955 States
Temptations – Just Another Lonely Night – 1965 Gordy  LP: Temptin’ Temptations
Harptones – Foolish Me – 1961 Companion
Brenda & The Tabulations – Right On The Tip Of My Tongue
Archie Bleyer – Hernando’s Hideaway – 1954 Cadence


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’re live tonight at 10. Please call!   Too many
deaths last night-- and one is too many if it’s someone you love. And I loved Jim Loupas.  Not only
for his great engineering prowess (nobody was better at processing FM ever—but decades before
that, he was the guy behind the dials on the Chickenman series), but also for his entertaining
demeanor.  Many an NAB convention was made better by his presence.  I remember doing a skit
with him once for a Kent Burkhart presentation and it took everything in me not to laugh out loud,
when he complained about morning men warming their jelly danishes in cart machines, mimicking
the action as he proclaimed ‘They just shove ‘em all the way in’.  I’m laughing as I type that.  He will
be missed by many, and I’ll kick myself for not calling him back. He’s been on the infamous call
back list for awhile. I should have known something was awry when he didn’t answer my Happy
Birthday email this past June (when he turned 83). The last time we talked was about a year ago
when he was being transferred from a hospital to a rehab facility and he assured me he would be
fine.

Radio is also poorer with the loss of Ed Christian, who ran Saga Communications, Mark Driscoll
whose image voice was on more stations than I can count, and Ken Draper who, to bring it full
circle, was the PD when Chickenman was created at WCFL.  In the words of Frank Oxarart, GM at
KFWB, ‘If I knew how hard it was to find a good PD, I wouldn’t have had Draper prosecuted.’ (If you
don’t know to what I’m referring, you’ll have to hear the show.)  And then there was Cricket Jerry
Allison (dead at 82), whose creative drumming literally made hits.  We started the bumpers with a
song that proves it:

Everly Brothers – (‘Til) I Kissed You – 1959 Cadence
Capris – Morse Code Of Love – 1982 Ambient Sound
Ricky Nelson – I Wanna Be Loved – 1959 Imperial
Edsels – What Brought Us Together – 1960 Tammy
Dells – If It Ain’t One Thing It’s Another – 1963 Argo
Dells – Jeepers Creepers – 1958 VeeJay
Charley Pride – Roll On Mississippi – 1981 RCA
Steve Alaimo – Lady Of The House – 1965 ABC Paramount
Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come – 1964 RCA
Nightcrawlers – The Little Black Egg – 1965 Lee
Glen Campbell – The World I Used To Know – 1967 Capitol (LP cut: Gentle On My Mind)


TUESDAY AUGUST 23, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Talk to you tonight at 10. Do call!   Fun as always
playing Monday Night Trivia with you last night.   Below are the Bumper Stumpers. What they had
in common was the artist of every one of ‘em was on national television this week:   Dodie Stevens
was on The Dick Clark Saturday Night Show in 1959.  A year earlier in 1958, Dale Hawkins, Rusty
Draper, and Little Anthony & The Imperials were all on that show.  The Jive Five were on
American Bandstand in 1961. Gene Chandler was on that show in 1970. The Impressions were
on Where The Action Is, in 1965.  In 1975 both Charlie Rich and The Amazing Rhythm Aces
were on Midnight Special.  The following year in 1976, was Johnnie Taylor was on that show.

You dispensed with our straggler in the first hour:  Since the turn of the century in 2000, this simple
low-cost item has more computing power than the world’s most powerful computer did in the 1950s.
What?  A musical greeting card (according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer in 2003).

And handily revealed the answer to the follow up question:  In 1880 there were 50,000 of these in
America.  A hundred years later there were 66 million.  66 million what? Lawn mowers.  The third
question remains unanswered and thus is our straggler for next week.

Dodie Stevens – No – 1960 Dot  
Impressions – Never Could You Be – 1965 ABC
Dale Hawkins – La Do Dada – 1958 Checker
Little Anthony & The Imperials  – If I Love You – 1970 UA
Amazing Rhythm Aces – Lipstick Traces – 1979 ABC
Johnnie Taylor – I Had A Dream – 1966 Stax
Rusty Draper – Held For Questioning – 1956 Mercury
Gene Chandler – I Can Take Care Of Myself – 1966 Constellation
Jive Five – If I Had A Chance To Love You – 1970 Decca
Charlie Rich – My Baby Done Left Me – 1958 Sun


FRIDAY AUGUST 19, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Great to talk with Mary Ann Winkowski last night. If you
missed the show, you can download it anytime, or hear it on the stream until the next live show.  As
for tonight, it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia. Don’t call, but do mark your calendar for this
coming Monday when we’ll be live again with trivia at 10. Last night’s bumpers?

Jarmels – A Little Bit Of Soap – 1961 Laurie 
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Reflections
Solomon Burke – Cry To Me – 1962 Atlantic
Wilmer & The Dukes – Give Me One More Chance
Marlo – Understanding - 2021
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Strange Things Happening Every Day


THURSDAY AUGUST 18, 2022 3:31 PM CT...  Don't forget, Mary Ann Winkowski joins me tonight at
10.  She's my friend who sees ghosts the same way we see each other.  (She doesn't see people
who have crossed over to the other side. Ghosts are earth-bound spirits who have died, but stay
here, creating quite a bit of mayhem ranging from good-natured to dangerous.)  So if you think your
house is haunted (or anything else) call from the location in question, and Mary Ann will tell you if
you're not alone.  But call early in the 10 PM hour!  (888-87605593)  Too often, we have several
people hanging on at the end of the hour, and there's no hold-over. Much as I'd like to see them, I
will not know who might be gracing you with their unseen presence. 


THURSDAY AUGUST 18, 2022 3:31 AM CT.. We covered everything from more fast food (I ate
accordingly during the breaks and am feeling the effects as I type—this time it’s completely my own
fault that I don’t feel well, but I digress) to payola. Mike from Aventura called to tell us about his
chatroom for the blind. He’s got shows every Tuesday and Wednesday night at 8 PM ET, and
Saturdays a 3 PM ET.  Dial 712-432-3642, select #1 (that’s the pound sign to the right of zero, and
1).  That’s Room 20 for Don’s Den.  Talk to you tonight at 10 CT on WGN. Please call!

Bobbie Smith – Walk On Into My Heart – 1964 American Arts
Royalettes – Only When You’re Lonely – 1966 MGM
Chris Montez – Time After Time – 1966 A&M
Futures – Silhouettes – 1980 Philadelphia International
Chips – Oh My Darlin’ – 1956 Josie
Billy Joe Royal – Love Has No Right – 1989 Atlantic America
Quin-Tones – Down The Aisle Of Love – 1958 Hunt
Soul Survivors – Expressway To Your Heart – 1967 Crimson 
Kenny & Tommy – I’ll Get By – 1962 Heritage


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  We’re live tonight at 10, and if it’s on your mind
and you call, I’ll talk about it.  Last night we discussed funerals- from the standpoint of unruly
survivors, a homicide over cold McDonald’s fries, and my good friend’s impending unfortunate
divorce. Her request for me was to find bumpers where the wronged party beat the livin’ daylights
out of the other half.  Deaths were particularly attractive to her, but beatings, and all around
comeuppances were sufficient.  Here’s what I played:

Tim McGraw – Do You Want Fries With That – 2004 Curb (LP: Live Like You Were Dying)
Jo Dee Messina – My Give A Damn’s Busted – 2005 Curb (LP: Delicious Surprise)
Ashton Shepherd – Look It Up – 2011 MCA (LP: Where Country Grows)
Tracy Byrd – Revenge Of A Middle Aged Woman – 2004 Promo Only
Richard Dimples Fields – She’s Got Papers On Me – (Betty Wright) – 1981 Boardwalk
Velvetones – Glory of Love – 1957 Aladdin
Persuaders – Thin Line Between Love Hate – 1971 Atco
Dixie Chicks – Goodbye Earl – 1999 Monument
Bobby Marchan – There’s Something On Your Mind, Pt 2 – 1960 Fire
Aaron Neville – Over You – 1967 Imperial
Sam Cooke – Frankie & Johnny – 1963 RCA


TUESDAY AUGUST 16, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  We’re live tonight at 10, I hope you’ll call and share
whatever’s on your mind.  Monday Night Trivia was a rousing good time as usual.  You fairly quickly
aced the first question:  Astonishingly, in the American Heritage College Dictionary, among several
words to describe this human genetic trait, you’ll find “awkward” “of doubtful sincerity” and
“dubious”.  What trait?  Left-handed.  (It’s really not that astonishing as the term has been used in a
derogatory manner in the past for eons, though not nearly as much lately.) The next question? 
We’re still working on that, so that’s where we’ll pick it up next Monday. (If you missed it, remember
the replay streams until tonight’s show, the download is available for a long time, and you can hear
the show again on Friday on WGN Radio.)  As for the Bumper Stumpers—all had the word “wrong”
in the title:

Dee Dee Sharp – Where Did I Go Wrong – 1964 Cameo
Invitations – What’s Wrong With Me Baby – 1965 Dyno Voice
Embers – Where Did I Go Wrong - 1969 Atlantic
Dr Feelgood & The Interns – Right String, But The Wrong YoYo – 1962 Okeh
Golden Tones – I’m Wrong –  1956 Samson
Taylor Manning – Mr. Wrong – 2006 KHP  Music (Locals Only! CD)
Sam & Dave – When Something’s Wrong With My Baby – 1967 Stax
Fats Domino – You Done Wrong – 1954 Imperial
Helene Smith – A Woman Will Do Wrong – 1967 Deep City
Keith – I Can’t Go Wrong – 1967 Mercury


SUNDAY AUGUST 14, 2022 HALF PAST MIDNIGHT, CENTRAL TIME....  so what happened to the
recap and show upload.  I got otherwise occupied. Let’s leave at that, but the replay is on the
stream, and available for download now.  It was a lovely evening, thanks to your calls—Johnny D
wrote a fine show bumper too.  We even played it twice!

As usual Friday’s replay of Monday Night Trivia brough an onslaught of calls.  Let me say it again:
Don’t Call On Friday Nights, the show is a replay-- but DO call on Monday nights when were
live—like tomorrow night (Monday August 15th) at 10. Between now and then I’ll come up with lots
of way to stump you, but since you can have your own categories, its easy to win. Of course the
prices are virtually worthless and take forever to reach you, but you’re doing it for the fun of it, and
fun we will have tomorrow night!

Johnny D – Rollye’s Streaming In
Rivieras – Count Every Star
Lou Rawls – You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Fontella Bass – Rescue Me
Little Milton – We’re Gonna Make It
Bettye LaVette – Let Me Down Easy
Solitaires – Walking Along
Johnny D (again – Rollye’s Streaming In)
Barbara Mason – Oh How It Hurts
Patti Austin – All My Love
Ron Holden – Can You Talk


THURSDAY AUGUST 11, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  We’re live tonight at 10.  Please call!  Last night we
talked about Scott English, as evidenced by the bumper list below. We also covered several other
topics of no consequence whatsoever.  Let’s do it again tonight.

Scott English – Brandy – 1971 Horse
Scott English – 4,000 Miles Away – 1960 Dot
Scott English – Here Comes The Pain – 1964 Spokane (backed by The Accents)
Scott English – High On A Hill – 1964 Spokane  (backed by The Accents)
Scott English & The Dedications – Ugly Pills – 1962 Joker
Skyliners – The Loser – 1965 Jubilee
Skyliners – This I Swear – 1959 Callico
Reflections – (Just Like) Romeo & Juliet – 1964 Golden World
Johnny Jack – Smack Madam
Reflections – Three Steps From True Love – 1975 Capitol
Tommy Edwards – It’s All In The Game – 1958 MGM
Three Chuckles – Runaround – 1954 “X”
Marlo – Understanding – 2021


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We talked about Sam Gooden (an Impression from
their founding to their last performance), Lamont Dozier (who has written or co-written over 100 top
ten songs—no one else can claim that), and Olivia Newton-John who fought valiantly against
cancer with a large stable of alternative therapies.  The proof of living 30 years since diagnosis says
it all.  We also played your requests (even two Whitney Houston songs, but for god’s sake don’t
request any more of those).  I meant to explain why I played Scott English, so I’ll probably play High
On A Hill again to go over that.  Here’s what you heard:

Impressions – Aware of Love – 1967 ABC
Lamont Dozier – Dearest One – 1962 Mel-O-Dy
Lamont Dozier – Cool Me Out – 1981 Columbia
Olivia Newton-John – Please Mr. Please – 1975 MCA
Scott English – High On A Hill – 1964 Spokane
Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You (Linda’s request)
Whitney Houston – I Go To The Rock (Jon’s request)
Dells – Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation – 1973 Cadet
Dells – I Can Sing A Rainbow (Love Is Blue) – 1969 Cadet
Mayer Hawthorne – The Walk


TUESDAY AUGUST 9, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  We’ll be live tonight at 10 and I hope you’ll call. We’ll
talk about a sad musical passing—not one you’re hearing about on the news every hour either—
and whatever else is on your mind. We’ll play some of your requests too.

Last night’s Monday Night Trivia had you acing all three questions I threw out including the straggler
from last week:  On average per capita, one out of every thirty Argentinians has done this. Done
what?  Breast enlargement surgery. (By 2001, over a million such surgeries were performed there,
making it per capita, the country with the highest ratio of them in the world.)

As for the other two:  Before the end of the 30s, these came in every color. But then uniform
standards were initiated and today virtually every one of them is the same color.  You probably see
them almost every day. What is it? School busses. (Yellow with black letters was chosen in 1939
as that would be easiest to see at dawn and dusk.)

And: More liars and cheats: 12% of Americans have admitted to this. What?  Switching price tags
on an item.

As for Bumper Stumpers, the commonality was the word “gone” appeared in all the titles.  You got
three of ‘em.  Here’s a list of all of them:

Betty O’Brien – She’ll Be Gone – 1961 Liberty
Broadways – Goin’ Goin’ Gone – 1966 MGM
Ron Henderson & Choice of Color – Love Is Gone – 1976 Chelsea
Royalettes – He’s Gone – 1964 MGM 
Billy Preston – How Long Has That Train Been Gone – 1973 A&M
General Johnson – Gone Fishin’ – 1989 Surfside
Bobbie Smith & The Dream Girls – Now He’s Gone – 1962 Big Top
Diablos – Since You’re Gone – 1960 Fortune
Tren-Teens – Your Yah Yah Is Gone – 1964 Carnival
Bobby Penn & The Pen Pals – Gone Forever – 1968 Up-Tight
Shirley & Lee – I’m Gone – 1952  Aladdin


FRIDAY AUGUST 5, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  There’s a replay tonight of Friday Night Trivia, sit back and
enjoy the show—but mark your calendars for Monday, when we’ll be live with the next edition of
Monday Night Trivia. Attention will be taken.   Thank you for your calls. You made last night almost a
pleasure to do. I say almost as I can’t seem to overcome the results of eating like a nine year old
whose parents are away for the weekend. I was in pain all day so I decided to reward myself with
some Skyline Chili—a 3-way. (If you’re not familiar with Cincinnati this will make no sense, but if you
are you know all about the Greek concoction to which I refer.)   Never mind the expiration date on
the can said 2016.  It’s a can.  As long as it isn’t bulging, what could go wrong?

Nothing actually, but my addiction to Skyline Chili far outdistances how sick I feel after eating it.  So
an hour into the show, I decided to mitigate my queasiness with a Cinnabon.  Probably not my best
choice. Two Mexican cokes later, I really started to feel off.  And here I am. Lying down on the floor
and writhing while I type this. I fear I look like Little Egypt crawling on her belly like a reptile, another
reason to be thankful I don’t have a video component of this program.  Do NOT feel sorry for me. I
did this entirely myself and I deserve the suffering.  I think I’ll go out back now and die behind a tree.
But something tells me I’ll make enough of a recovery to stump you on trivia Monday night. I guess
we’ll both see how that goes.  As for last night’s bumpers:

Two Tons of Love – Brown and Beautiful – 1970 Kapp
Bo Diddley – Oh Yea – 1959 Checker   
Clovers – Good Lovin’ – 1953 Atlantic 
Little Milton – Who’s Cheatin’ Who – 1965 Checker 
Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto – In The Basement – 1966 Cadet 
Etta James – Pushover – 1963 Argo
Bill Haley – Crazy Man Crazy – 1953 Essex
Delfonics – Didn’t I – 1970 Philly Groove
Frank Stallone – Darlin’ – 1984 Polydor 
Frankie Ford – Time After Time –  1960 Ace


THURSDAY  AUGUST 4, 2022 3:31 AM CT.. We’re live again tonight at 10. Please call!  Many of
you did last night and that’s so much appreciated.  We talked about everything from Alex Jones to
Greenberg, Glickstein, Charles, David Smith and Jones.  I also discovered a new oldie. I rarely run
into them anymore—songs I adore that I’ve never heard before, but I did yesterday.  “Brown Baby”
by Little Willie G. (also done as “Brown and Beautiful” by Two Tons of Love).  It’s an East LA oldie at
its finest, so of course Eddie Davis was involved.  I’m listening to it again while I type, and looking
forward to hearing from you later tonight.  Here’s what we played (and you’ll have to listen to the
replay to find out why):

Shadows of Knight – Gloria – 1966 Dunwich
Little Willie G – Brown Baby – 1970 Gordo
Tams – It Happens Every Time – 1999 Ripete
Jimmy Dorsey – So Rare – 1957 Fraternity
Jerry Butler – I Don’t Want To Hear Anymore – 1964 Vee-Jay
Jackie Wilson – That’s Why – 1959 Brunswick
Jackie Wilson – To Be Loved – 1958 Brunswick
Jackie Wilson – Am I The Man – 1960 Brunswick
Jackie Wilson – (You’re Love Is Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – 1967 Brunswick
Cryan’ Shames – Greenberg, Glickstein, Charles, David Smith, and Jones – 1968 Columbia


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’re live at 10 CT tonight. Please call. Between
now and then I’ll try to think of a reason why.  We talked about the history of The Strangeloves,
Illinois vanishing toll road oases, and a bit about radio and music as usual. Got some of your
requests in too—as well as playing stuff relating to this day in history, though I forgot to make the
connection most of the time.  Here’s what you heard:

Strangeloves – I Want Candy – 1965 Bang
Brenton Wood – I Want Love – 1966 Brent
Joytones/Love Potion – This Love – 1965 Coed (Joytones), 1968 TCB (Love Potion)
Rene Touzet – Julie Is Her Name – 1958 GNP Crescendo
The Whispers – Never Again - 1964 Dore
Timi Yuro – Maybe You’ll Be There – 1964 Mercury LP
Spinners – It’s A Shame – 1970 V.I.P. 
DeBarge – I Like It – 1982 Gordy 
Maxine Brown – All In My Mind – 1961 Nomar
Martha & The Vandellas – Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things – 1966 Motown
Eddie Kendricks – Keep On Truckin’ – 1973 Tamla


TUESDAY AUGUST 2, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  We’re live tonight at 10, and the topic is whatever you
want it to be, but between now and then I’ll come up with some starter thoughts.  As for last night’s
Monday Night Trivia, it took you a while, but you knocked off the first question:  In the Soviet Union
Joseph Stalin banned this as being bourgeois and degenerate. What?  Crossword Puzzles
(according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in 1995).  The followup question is still up for grabs, so
that’s where we’ll pick it up next Monday night. (Don’t know what the followup question was? 
There’s a reason to listen to the Friday night replay.)  

As for the Bumper Stumpers, the title of each one contained the word “pretty”.  Here’s what I played:

Cornell Gunter & The Ermines – (Pretty Baby) I’m So Used To You Now – 1956 Loma
Thurston Harris – Little Bitty Pretty One – 1957 Aladdin
Dreamlovers – Pretty Little Girl – 1963 Columbia
Eugene Church – Pretty Girls Everywhere – 1958 Class
Kenny Esquire & The Starlites – Pretty Brown Eyes – 1956 Ember
Monarchs – Pretty Little Girl – 1956 Neil
Emory & The Dynamics – Pretty Little School Girl – 1969 Peachtree
Curtis Lee – Pretty Little Angel Eyes – 1961 Dunes
Enchanters – There Goes A Petty Girl – 1957 Coral
Bobby Day – Little Bitty Pretty One – 1957 Class
Robert & Johnny – Try Me Pretty Baby – 1960 Old Town



JULY 2022

FRIDAY JULY 29, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  It’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia tonight, so please don’t
call—but mark your calendar for Monday evenings at 10 when we’re live, and give us a call then. 
We talked with Mary Ann Winkowski last night in the first hour. She’s always so much fun. If you
haven’t been to her YouTube channel, click here and find out all sorts of things about earthbound
spirits.  I reminded you yesterday about the law of abundance, and of course, I forgot to write my
abundance check yesterday. So there goes my credibility.  I’ll have another chance next month (and
so will you--- here’s all the info about it including the new moon calendar), and you’ll have another
chance to call in Mary Ann is back on August 18th.
After that we played some of your requests (one of Scotty’s—a great Dells song, and one of Johnny
D’s, no comment) and discussed the Banshee of Marrtown, among other spellbiding topics.  Yes, I
exaggerate, but it was a fun night. Talk to you live on Monday.
Dobie Gray – Out On The Floor – 1966 Charger
Dells – God Bless The Child – 1962 Argo
Bobby Hebb – A Satisfied Mind – 1966 Philips
Brenton Wood – Catch You On The Rebound – 1967 Double Shot 
James Taylor – Bartender’s Blues  - 1977 Columbia
Johnny Blues – Bartender’s Blue – 1948 Columbia
Honey Cone – The Day I Found Myself – 1972 Hot Wax
Harvey - Any Way You Wanta – 1963 TriPhi


THURSDAY JULY 28, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Don’t forget, the Law of Abundance  checks right before
the new moon today this afternoon at 12:55.  (If you don’t know to what I’m referring, check out this
link.  Speaking of which, tonight at 10, Mary Ann Winkowski joins me.  Mary Ann sees ghosts—not
people who have crossed over to the other side, but people who remained earthbound after their
lives ended.  And if you have one near you, she can see it and tell you all about it.  She’s not a
psychic, so you’ve got to be near the ghost when you call.  But call early.  Every month, the hour
goes by quickly with no one calling at first, but by the time it ends, several people still on hold who
miss their opportunity.

Last night we reviewed insane warning labels (like the canine medicine—yes for dogs— with a
warning not to drive while taking it), advertising translations (the things we inadvertently tell
foreigners about our products range from laughable to insulting), and of course, lots of vocal group
harmony talk, as I played your requests:

Spaniels – Piece of Mind – 1957 VeeJay
Moonglows – Sincerely – 1954 Chess
Moonglows – 10 Commandments of Love – 1958 Chess
El Dorados – At My Front Door – 1955 Vee-Jay
Vibrations – Watusi – 1961 Chess
Turbans – I’m Nobody’s – 1956 Herald
Ravens – That’ll Be The Day – 1957 Argo
Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford - I Need Your Lovin’ – 1962 Fire
Sarah Vaughn – Snowbound – 1963 Roulette LP
Johnny Nash – A Very Special Love – 1957 ABC Paramount

WEDNESDAY JULY 26, 2022 3:31 AM CT..   We’re live again tonight at 10. Please call!  As for last
night, we discussed idiots who put every facet of their lives on social media and the fall out from
that, as well as two children who followed TikTok’s advice and wound up dead, the latest in tabloid
trash with Slime from the Checkout Line and your requests:

Arthur Alexander – Soldier of Love 1962 Dot
Temptations – Lady Soul 1986 Gordy 
Little Guy & The Giants – It’s You – 1960 Lawn
Marvelettes – Don’t Mess with Bill – 1966 Tamla
Vikki Carr – Laia Ladaia – 1967 Liberty
Sergio Mendes Trio – Reza – 1960 Tower
Darrell Banks – Our Love (Is In The Pocket) – 1966 Revilot
Roy Orbison – Dream Baby – 1963 Monument
Lou Rawls – Lady Love – 1977 Philadelphia Int’l
Willy & Ruth – Love Me – 1954 Spark


TUESDAY JULY 25, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’re live tonight at 10.  I hope you’ll call.  Monday Night
Trivia last night was fun, as always. I didn’t realize we had a straggler until Carol reminded me (she
really does do the world’s best show prep).  Not only did we have one, but it lasted until the end of
the show:   Almost 11 million dollars was paid out to Americans in 2000 for doing this.  Doing what? 
Reporting tax cheats to the IRS.  People get up to 15% of the money.   All the Bumper Stumpers
began with  “Baby” as Fran pointed out. Here’s what we played:

Olympics – Baby Hully Gully – 1962 Demon 
Five Stairsteps – Baby Make Me Feel So Good – 1969 Curtom
Shells – Baby oh Baby – 1957 Johnson
Chuck Ray – Baby Please Don’t Let Go – 1970 Buddah
Ringleaders – Baby What Has Happened To Our Love – 1966 M-Pac
Five Stars – Baby Baby – 1958 End 
Superbs – Baby Baby All The Time – 1964 Dore
Timothy Wilson – Baby Baby Please – 1967 Buddah
Donnie Elbert – Baby Cakes – 1962 Parkway
Little Milton – Baby I Love You – 1970 Checker
Brenton Wood – Baby You Got It – 1967 Double Shot


FRIDAY JULY 22, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Don’t call tonight—it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia, but as
the name implies, we’ll do it live on Monday night. Call then. At 10 (CT).  McDonald’s dropping their
dollar drink menu (franchisee dependent)?  Blasphemy.  And Bruce Springsteen tickets at $5,000
each (not necessarily the good seats)?  Insanity.  I think Ticketmaster should review their dynamic
pricing algorithm.  But is someone would pay that....  no one would.  Would they?  As for last night’s
bumpers: 

Temptations – I Could Never Love Another – 1968 Gordy
Lloyd Price – Have You Ever Had The Blues – 1959 ABC Paramount
Chipmunks – Alvin For President – 1960 Liberty 
Vikki Nelson – Like A Baby – 1957 Vik
Dion & The Belmonts – I Wonder Why – 1958 Laurie
Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer – 1968 Atlantic
Whispers – And The Beat Goes On - 1980 Solar
Whispers – Lady – 1980 Solar
Johnny Burnette - Dreamin’ – 1960 Liberty


THURSDAY JULY 21, 2022  3:31 AM CT... All over the road, as usual, speaking of roads—while
Chicago City Council is proposing a $5,000 to $10,000 fine for street racing, the Mayor has
unilaterally signed a deal with NASCAR to transform city streets into a drag strip next Fourth of July
weekend.  Sometimes ya just can’t make this stuff up.  We talked about that and several other
things of significantly less importance—and we played some of your requests:

Marvelettes – Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead – 1965
Sonny Parker – What Can I Do (Without You) – 1967 Hitts 
A Perfect Blend – I Could Never Love Another – 1996 Collectables
Velours – Can I Walk You Home – 1958 Onyx
Velours – Hands Across The Table – 1957 Onyx
Sue Thompson – James (Hold The Ladder Steady) – 1962 Hickory
Phil Upchurch & Tennyson Stephenson – You Got Style – 1975 Kudu
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Strange – 1964 Roulette
Whispers – The Dip - 1965 Dore
Dells – Why Do You Have to Go – 1957 VeeJay
Lloyd Price - Personality - 1959 ABC Paramount

Talk to you tonight at 10. Please call!


WEDNESDAY JULY 20, 2022 3:31 AM CT.. We covered The Marvelettes, The Delfonics (due to the
news of Poogie’s death), a waltz down Miami Radio Memory Lane, and we played a few of your
requests:

Delfonics – La La Means I Love You – 1968 Philly Groove 2
Delfonics – Ready Or Not Here I Come – 1968 Philly Grove
Diablos – Since You’re Gone – 1960 Fortune
Marvelettes – Happy Days – 1961 Tamla
Marvelettes – Forever – 1963 Tamla 
Marvelettes – Strange I Know – 1962 Tamla
Marvelettes – My Baby Must be A Magician – 1967 Tamla
Bleu Lights – Forever - 1968 Bay City
Bleu Lights – Yes I Do - 1968 Bay City
Bleu Lights – A Lonely Man’s Prayer - 1968 Bay City
Justine Washington – Who’s Gonna Take Care Of Me – 1964 Sue

I also found a large excerpt from the interview I did in 2008 with Vicki Noratuk, the blind woman who
saw during her NDEs.  (I’ll look for the whole file, but in the meantime, a lot of it is in this YouTube
video.)

Anything goes tonight at 10. Hopefully you’ll call!


TUESDAY JULY 19, 2022 3:31 AM CT.. Monday Night Trivia is never boring (at least not for me). 
You easily got the first question I threw out:  In the 1940s and 50s, this competition was so big in
the Catskills Mountains, that one hotel offered $10,000 to anyone who could do it for more than 3
minutes.  What is it?  The game of Simon Says. [Hotels in the Borscht Belt employed tummlers
(defined as ‘the maker of noise and merriment’) ho prided themselves on the calling of Simon Says.
Fierce rivalries ensued between various venues.]

And you even more easily aced the second question:  All of us have done this. Most of us do it
regularly. It takes the average person 47 minutes to do it. Do what?  Shop for groceries (according
to the South Florida Sun Sentinel April 17, 2004).  The third question took a little more thinking and
it wasn’t until I shared some obvious clues that suddenly everyone knew the answer:

This common word entered our vocabulary in 1994 when a Phoenix lawyer inadvertently created
big backlash.   It had been used prior but with a very different meaning. What word? Spam.   [The
lawyer sent unsolicited emails to thousands of users of online message boards.  The response was
tumultuous, with one reader suggesting everyone send spam and coconuts to the law firm.  Spam
resonated.]

I didn’t expect you to know what the Bumper Stumpers had in common, though I would have been
impressed if someone did.  But you knew four of  the artists (The Majors, Diana Ross, The
Manhattans, and Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters).  Here’s what we played:

Kai Winding – Time Is On My Side – 1963 Verve 
Susan Barrett – What’s It Gonna Be – 1967 RCA
Majors – A Wonderful Dream – 1962 Imperial
Diana Ross – You Got It – 1978 Motown 
Madeline Bell – I Can’t Wait Until I see My Baby’s Face – 1965 Philips
Manhattans – Cloudy With A Chance of Tears – 1980 Columbia 
Howard Tate – Look At Granny Run Run – 1966 Verve
Erma Franklin – Piece Of My Heart – 1967 Shout
Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters – A Quiet Place – 1964 UA
Howard Tate – Half A Man – 1966 Verve
Lorraine Ellison – Stay With Me – 1966 WB

As for what they have in common:  All were written, or co-written, by Jerry Ragovoy.  Tonight it’s
back to whatever’s on your mind, though I’m going to try to talk about The Marvelettes for Amanda. 
Talk to you at 10. Please call!


FRIDAY JULY 15, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Tonight it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia, so don’t
call—but do call Monday Night at 10 when we’ll do it all over again.  We covered a lot of ground last
night— from Christmas in July to the Pershing Hotel.  And we played several of your requests too:

Heartbeats – A Thousand Miles Away – 1956 Hull
Heartbeats – Crazy For You – 1955 Hull
Bessie Banks – Go Now – 1964 Tiger
Orlons – South Street – 1963 Cameo
Gene Ammons – Canadian Sunset – 1960 Prestige
Roy Rogers – Built For Comfort – 1996 Pointblank
Bob & Earl – Gee Whiz – 1957 Class
Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Advice for Medics – 1957 El Saturn
Justine Washington – I Can’t Wait To See My Baby – 1964 Sue
Mello-Kings – Tonight Tonight  1957 Herald


THURSDAY JULY 14, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  We coverded the landscape from the latest in the
Murdaugh Murders to AM Stereo last night. We didn’t get to Alligators roaming Wisconsin streets,
but we will tonight. Join me at 10. Better yet, call!   Last night’s bumpers by your requests:

Ruth Brown – This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’ – 1957 Atlantic 
Odell Brown & The Organ-izers – Mellow Yellow – 1967 Cadet
Young Holt Trio – Mellow Yellow – 1967 Brunswick
Riveleers – A Thousand Stars – 1954 Baton
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Letter Full Of Tears – 1961 Fury
Spinners – I’ll Always Love You – 1965 Motown
Jimmy Charles – A Million To One – 1960 Promo
Ray Parker, Jr. – Jamie – 1984 Arista
Drifters – Drip Drop – 1958 Atlantic
Bobby Darin – Dream Lover – 1959 Atco


WEDNESDAY JULY 13, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  We covered a lot of ground last night from the history
of Ouija Boards to Adam Wade. We also managed to play a lot of your requests:

Adam Wade – Tell Her For Me – 1960 Coed
Charlie Rich – July 12, 1939 – 1970 Epic 
Johnny Taylor – Cheaper To Keep Her – 1973 Stax
Ketty Lester – Love Letters In The Sand – 1962 Era 
Valentinos – It’s All Over Now – 1964 SAR
Valentinos – Lookin For A Love – 1962 SAR
Al Hibbler – Good For A Lifetime – 1966 Satin
Cadillacs – Gloria – 1954 Josie
Cadillacs – My Girl Friend – 1957 Josie
Gene Chandler – To Be A Lover – 1967 Chess

Talk to you tonight at 10!


TUESDAY JULY 12, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Plenty to talk about tonight, starting at 10. Leae call.  As for
last night’s Monday Night Trivia, you never did knock off the straggler:  The first popular one of
these came out in 1843 in Salem, Massashusetts.  They still sell well throughout the world, today.
The first one was based on Christian virtue, as a church-themed antidote to social ills. But these
days they’re probably more about money than morality. What are they?  Board Games  (I said you
probably bought one and I bet I’m right. The first board came out in 1822 and was a dismal failure. 
The follow up “Mansion of Happiness” in 1843 was a runaway hit. Dice were the instrument of the
devil, so they weren’t used.  Laziness and “Drunkenness” would penalize players. Upstanding
morality would advance them. Less than 20 years later, in 1860, Milton Bradley brought out the
Game of Life, rewarding players for more worldly accomplishments.  Christian Values were still
paramount, but in this context more for the worldly goods you’d get with god’s blessing.)  You did
decidedly better on the Bumper Stumpers. Happy was the theme, and you got more than half of
them. Here’s all of them:

Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords – I’m So Happy – 1956 Fury
Cryan Shames – We Could Be Happy – 1966 Columbia
Arthur Lee Maye – Happy and In Love -  1985 Antrell
Tams – Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy – 1968 ABC
Ducanes – I’m So Happy – 1961 Goldisc
Dave Baby Cortez – The Happy Organ – 1959 Clock
Paul Evans – Happy Go Lucky Me – 1960 Guaranteed
Jerry Butler – Are You Happy – 1968 Mercury
Jive Five – I’m A Happy Man – 1965 UA
Jimmy Soul – If You Wanna Be Happy – 1963 S.P.Q.R.
Shades of Blue – Oh How Happy – 1966 Impact


FRIDAY JULY 8, 2022 3:31 AM CT... I had a fine time reviewing the history of The Flamingos and
taking your calls last night. Tonight it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia, so please don’t call. But
mark your calendars for Monday at 10, and I’ll be ready for you!  Last night’s bumpers were all by
request:

Ruth Brown – This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’ – 1958 Atlantic
Flamingos – Whispering Stars –1959 Checker
Flamingos – I Know Better – 1963 End
Flamingos – Mio Amore – 1959 End
Flamingos – Your Other Love – 1960 End
Court Jesters – Roaches – 1961 Blast
Flamingos – I’ll Be Home – 1956 Checker
Gloria Jones – Tainted Love – 1965 Champion
Jesters – The Plea – 1958 Winley
Martha & the Vandellas – Dancing In The Street – 1964 Gordy
Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me – 1963 Mercury


THURSDAY JULY 7, 2022 3:31 AM  We tackled everything from the history of The Drifters to Instant
Interstate.  We’ll do it again tonight at 10. Please call!  You say it, I play it:

Tyrone Davis – Turn Back The Hands of Time - 1970 Dakar
Velvelettes – Needle In A Haystack – 1964 V.I.P 
Flamingos – That Love Is You – 1958 End
Drifters – Only In America – 1963 unreleased
Drifters – Money Honey – 1953 Atlantic
Charlie Rich – Philadelphia Baby – 1958 Phillips Int’l
Sugar Pie DeSanto – I Want To Know – 1960 Veltone
Brenda Holloway – Every Little Bit Hurts – 1964 Tamla
Billy Stewart – Cross My Heart – 1968 Chess


WEDNESDAY JULY 6, 2022  A fine time last night discussing all things obscure music and a few
other items of absolutely no importance.  We’ll do it again tonight. Please call!  We’re live at 10 CT. 
Talk to you then.  

Last night’s bumpers tied into various discussions. Here’s what we played:

John Leslie – I’ll Be Laughing Tonight – 1956 ABC Paramount
Royals – Every Beat Of My Heart – 1952 Federal
Spaniels – So Deep Within – 1960 Vee Jay  (Gerald Gregory lead)
Temptations – I Truly Truly Believe – 1967 Gordy (Melvin Franklin lead)
Ravens – Green Eyes – 1955 Jubilee (Jimmy Ricks lead)
Spiders – The Real Thing – 1954 Imperial
Johnny Otis – Harlem Nocturne – 1947 United Artists
Sheiks – So Fine – 1955 Federal
David Allen Coe – Tennessee Whiskey – 1981 Columbia
George Jones – Tennessee Whiskey – 1983 Epic
Etta James – I’d Rather Go Blind – 1967 Chess
Chris Stapleton – Tennessee Whiskey – 2015 Mercury
Moonglows – Lover Love Me – 1955 Chess
Jackie Ross – Selfish One – 1964 Chess
Controllers – Crushed – 1984 MCA
Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns – Don’t You Just Know It – 1958 Ace
El Dorados – A Fallen Tear – 1956 Vee Jay


TUESDAY JULY 5, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Sad Independence Day in Chicago, but hopefully Monday
Night Trivia took your mind off  the events of the day.  I appreciate all the calls.  You knocked off
our straggler:  This common word found in real estate descriptions wasn’t seen in writing until the
mid 17th century. What word?  Backyard. (First seen in 1659.  Can be written as one word or two,
depending on how it is used.)   I threw out another question and that has become our straggler. 
We'll open with it next Monday night.  Meanwhile, Wesley asked who I thought had the deepest
bass voice on lead for a vocal group harmony song--  again, not great bass singers like Ronnie
Bright or Chuck Barksdale, but bass singers who sang lead on a song.  He threw out Jimmy Ricks,
Gerald Gregory or Melvin Franklin.   Of the three I went with Jimmy Ricks. Scotty went with Gerald
Gregory. Where do you stand?  Feel free to come up with other R&B bass leads. I’m working on
that too.

Given the timbre of the day, I went with Bumper Stumpers with “Blue” in the title:

Shirelles – Blue Holiday – 1961 Scepter
Keith Carradine – Mr. Blue – 1978 Asylum
Beverly Heckel – Bluer Than Blue – 1978 RCA
Shorty Long – Devil With The Blue Dress – 1964 Soul 
Fleetwoods – Ten Times Blue – 1964 Dolton
Impressions – Little Boy Blue – 1964 ABC Paramount
Ray Charles Singers – Bluesette – 1964 Command
Kenny Rankin – When Sunny Gets Blue – 1977 Little David
Diane Renay - Navy Blue – 1964 20th Century
Fats Domino – My Blue Heaven – 1956 Imperial 
Sammy Turner - Lavender Blue – 1959 Big Top 

Talk to you tonight at 10.  Please call. 


FRIDAY JULY 1, 2022 3:31 AM CT..   Tonight it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia, so please don’t
call.  But mark your calendar for this coming Monday Night July the 4th!  We’ll be live at 10 for
another round of trivia, and I’ve got a straggler waiting just for you. 

We covered a lot of utterly useless ground last night, but thanks to your calls, it was all entertaining.
Particularly the sleep talking stories. I played your requests too. Here’s proof:

Louis Jordan – G.I. Jive – 1944 Decca 
Roddie Joy – He’s So Easy To Love – 1965 Red Bird
Esther Phillips – Let Me Know When It’s Over – 1965 Atlantic
Lenny Welch – I Need Someone – 1959 Cadence
Eternals – Babalu’s Wedding Day – 1960 Hollywood
Mable John – Who Wouldn’t Love A Man Like That – 1960 Tamla
Buddy Holly – Midnight Shift – 1959 Brunswick
Gene Cotton – Damn It All – 1975 ABC
Dusty Springfield – What’s It Gonna Be – 1967 Phillips
Marlo – I Could Of Had A Good Thing – 2021


JUNE 2022

THURSDAY JUNE 30, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Well when I say we’ll talk about anything that’s on your
mind, I mean it.  We went from Sherry’s toxic mother to the percent of Neanderthal blood Johnny D
has.  (I suspect we all have some of that, but I also suspect that what the companies offering DNA
analysis conjure up is different on any given day for the same person.  But I’m database phobic, so
whadda I know?)  I also played several of your requests:

Rascals – I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore – 1965 Atlantic
Martha & The Vandellas – Come Get These Memories – 1963 Gordy
Etta James – All I Could Do Was Cry – 1960 Argo 
Young Henry Ford & The Gifts – Treat Her Nice – 1964 Roulette -
Johnnie Taylor - I Found A Love – 1989 Malaco
Ink Spots – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – 1942 Decca
Marvelettes – The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game – 1967 Tamla
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters – Such A Night – 1954 Atlantic
Drifters – Fools Fall In Love – 1957 Atlantic
Jaynettes – Sally Go Round The Roses – 1963 Tuff


WEDNESDAY JUNE 29, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  Yesterday was primary day in Chicago. We were
voting too—on who did the best version of Talk to Me. I  like them all, actually and have reasons for
each one—the original Little Willie John from 1958 is terrific, five years later when Sunny and the
Sunglows did it, they not only had the biggest pop hit of it, but also really put the San Antonio West
Side Sound on national radar.   Crystal Mansion did a wonderful 1979 version. They were a South
Jersey group with a big Philly following who appeared along the Jersey shore for decades.  And
Mickey Gilley had a marvelous #1 country version in 1982. According to you, Gilley’s was the best. 
It came in at #4 for me, after a three way tie among the first three, but regardless it’s a good
rendition and I’d never reach to turn off the radio if it came on.  I was unaware Johnny Taylor had
done it—Detective Chuck in South Carolina wondered about that. He did it on a 1973 Stax album,
and we played it too, along with other songs you requested:

O.C. Smith – Brenda – 1987 Rendezvous 
Clovers – Stay Awhile – 1959 UA 
Talk To Me – Little Willie John – 1958 King ,
                   Sunny & The Sunglows 1963 Teardrop
                   Crystal Mansion – 1979 20thCentury   
         Mickey Gilley – 1982 Epic 
         Johnnie Taylor – 1973 Stax
Arthur Alexander – Where Have You Been – 1962 Dot 
Artie Shaw – Frenesi – 1940 Victor
Etta James – Stop the Wedding – 1962 Argo
Dells – There Is – 1968 Cadet
Sunny & The Sunliners – The One Who’s Hurtin’ Is You – Key-Loc
Dusty Springfield & Jimi Hendrix – Mockingbird – 1968 ITV live
Chantels – Whoever You Are – 1958 End


TUESDAY JUNE 28, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Fun playing Monday Night Trivia last night.  You got our
first question almost immediately:

About 25 years ago, 70% of the residents in a town in Maine voted against a ban on doing this
topless. Doing what? Mowing the lawn. The controversy came up in the late 90s when a woman
complained that that the daughter of her neighbor was mowing the lawn topless.  The town had no
law prohibiting it.  The woman persisted and got an ordinance banning topless lawn mowing
included as a ballot issue in a 1998 election. 70% of the town rejected it.

Barry from New Hampshire knew the answer but wondered which town it was: Newport, ME.  The
next question had you stumped, so we’ll pick it up there next Monday niight.  Or if you like you can
check out the replay on Friday night to review what has already been guessed.

The new moon is tonight at 9:52 (7 degrees of Cancer).  So write your prosperity check just before
it.  If you have no idea about what I’m talking, go to Mary Ann Winkowskis Law of Abundance
page here and check it out.  You might be amazed at the results.  Speaking of Mary Ann, her
husband Ted had a TIA the other day and the subsequent fall caused a brain bleed. He’s at home
doing well, but for six week’s he’s immobilized until the blood clears.  Please include him in your
prayers for a quick and uneventful recovery.

As for last night’s Bumper Stumpers, we were still working on the colorwheel—red & green, and
black & white to be exact.  Here’s what we played:

T-Birds – Green Stamps – 1961 Chess
Jay Booker – Hot Red Sweater – 1987 EMI
Ravens – Green Eyes – 1955 Jubilee
Gene Ammons – Red Top – 1947 Mercury
Danny Williams – White On White – 1964 UA
Ray Charles – GreenBacks – 1957 Atlantic
Ronnie Self – Black Night Blues – 1957 Columbia (unissued)
Carl Smith – Red Door 1971 Columbia
Desires – Black Girl – 1968 Starville

Talk to you tonight at 10 CT. You know the deal—if it’s on your mind, it’ll be on mind.  Please call!


FRIDAY JUNE 24, 2022 3:31 AM...  Tonight’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia after the hockey
game, so please don’t call.  But mark your calendar for Monday night, when we’ll be live at 10 with
Monday Night Trivia.  Covered a lot of ground last night, beginning with my outrage that
homeowners who discover someone living in their house (such as someone who signed a lease
with a scammer claiming to own the property) can not simply call police to have them moved.
They’ve got to go through the civil action of eviction which could take over a year; and culminating
with the story of Mad Daddy.  If you are unaware of disc jockey Pete Myers, some Kent State
student actually did a thesis on him.   As for last night’s bumpers (by your requests):

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters – The Twist – 1959 King
Big Maybelle – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – 1955 Okeh
Platters – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – 1958 Mercury
Jerry Butler – Make It Easy On Yourself – 1962 VeeJay
Jimmy Cliff – Sitting in Limbo – 1971 Island
Gerry Dieffenbach - New York, Rock My Radio – 1986 Pomonok
The Joker (Pete Myers) – What Is A Fisterris? – 1958 G&F
Echoes – Baby Blue – 1961 Seg-Way
Concords – Should I Cry – 1964 Epic


THURSDAY JUNE 23, 2022 3:31 AM... Actually I have no idea when this will post as I’ve got
somewhat unexpected server issues. (You didn’t really think there was a cloud, did you—everything
is on a computer somewhere and when you decide to migrate one from one data center to another,
things don’t always go smoothly.)    Maybe you’ll see this before tonight’s show. If so, we’re live
promptly at 10. Please call.  As for Wednesday night bumpers:

Charlie Rich – Mohair Sam – 1965 Smash
Nat King Cole – Summer Is A Comin’ In – 1952 Capitol
Royal Jesters – We Go Together – 1966 Jester 
Deodato – Baubles Bangles & Beads – 1973 CTI
Fireflies – You Were Mine – 1959 Ribbon
Beginning of the End – Funky Nassau – 1971 Alston
Earl Grant – The End – 1958 Decca


WEDNESDAY JUNE 22, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’ll be on tonight right after the Stanley Cup Finals. 
Could be our usual time, could be a bit later.  I hope you’ll join me, and better yet, I hope you’ll call. 
We talked about a number of absolutely useless but often amusing things last night and I’m sure
we’ll do it again tonight. As for last nights bumpers (virtually all by your request):

Tommy Hunt – Human – 1967 Dynamo
Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington – Satin Doll – 1963 Verve
Turks – Emily – 1955 Money
Moonglows – We Go Together – 1956 Chess
Rochell & The Candles – Once Upon A Time – 1960 Swingin’
Earth Wind & Fire – Got To Get You Into My Life – 1978 Columbia
Bobby Bare – Book of Love – 1961 Fraternity
Sandals – Theme From Endless Summer – 1966 World Pacific 
Artistics – I’m Gonna Miss You – 1966 Brunswick
Martha & The Vandellas – Sweet Soul Music – 1968 unreleased Motown
Pearls – Band of Angels – 1959 On The Square 


TUESDAY JUNE 21, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10.  Call!   As for last night’s
Monday Night Trivia, our straggler went unanswered:  Less than 38,000 people did this world wide
in 1945.  Fifty years later, over 2 million did.  Did what?  Made the pilgrimage to Mecca. (A few
years ago, Saudia Arabia provided 44,000 air conditioned tents holding a million and a half people,
and 20,000 buses to transport them.  In the mid 1980s, King Farid change his title from His Majesty
to ‘custodian of the two holy mosques’.)

We spun the Bumper Stumper color wheel, and last night we were in the red.  Every title had the
world “red” in it. Here’s what we played:

Drifters – Little Red Book – 1976 Arista
Love – My Little Red Book – 1966 Elektra
Goodees – Condition Red – 1968 Hip
Donnie Elbert – Your Red Wagon – 1964 Gateway
Moroccos – Red Hots & Chili Peppers – 1955 United
Coasters – Run Red Run – 1959 Atco
You Know Who Group – Roses are Red – 1964 4 Corners
Vic Dana – Red Roses For A Blue Lady – 1965 Dalton
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs – Lil Red Riding Hood – 1966 MGM


FRIDAY JUNE 17, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  We’ll be back live Monday night directly after the Stanley
Cup Finals.  I could be right around 10 when we usually start, or later depending on how the game
goes.  But whenever it is, we’ll be playing Monday Night Trivia.  We’ll open with the straggler from
this past Monday night, and if you don’t remember what it was, you can hear it again on the replay
tonight on WGN starting at 10.  (Or download the show, if you’d like.)

Last night, as usual, we ran out of time while we were talking with Mary Ann Winkowski.  If you
didn’t get in and want to talk with her, she’ll join me again on July 21st.  In the meantime, check out
her youtube channel, and her website here.  (Read about the Law of Abundance, which it seems I
never have time to explain.) 

As for last night’s bumpers:

Linda Clifford – Runaway Love – 1978 Curtom
Bobby Freeman – You Don’t Understand Me – 1960 King
Independents -  Leaving Me – 1973 Wand
Ruby & The Romantics – Much Better Off Than I’ve Ever Been – 1963 Kapp
Waylon Jennings – Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line – 1968 RCA
Rocky Burnette – Tired of Toein The Line – 1980 EMI  8 pop
Tommy Hunt – Human – 1961 Scepter


THURSDAY JUNE 16, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Tonight at 10, Mary Ann Winkowski joins me.  If you
think your house is haunted, call from there and she’ll let you know either way.  You see, Mary Ann
is just like you and me except she sees ghosts.  Sees them just like she sees the living.  And  If you
someone has died and crossed to the other side, Mary Ann can’t see them.  But if they’ve died and
remained earthbound, she’ll know it. And if you call, and the building you’re calling from is inhabited
by unseen people, or weird energy, she’ll tell you all about it. But call early.  Usually as the hour is
ending, calls are coming in and then it’s too late (until next month).  Find out about the law of
abundance too.  You’ll be surprised how well it works.    We had a fine time after the Stanley Cup
Finals last night, getting into everything from whether Borax cures arthritis (or even helps) to R&B
soliloquys in the middle of pop standards. Play a few too—and your bumper requests:


Larry Darnell – I’ll Get Along Somehow – 1949 Regal
Velvetones – Glory of Love – 1957 Aladdin / 1962  Imperial
Big Jay McNeely – There Is Something On Your Mind – 1959 Swingin’
Bobby Marchan – There Is Something On Your Mind – 1960 Fire
Blossoms – That’s When The Tears Start – 1965 Reprise
Marvelettes – When You’re Young And In Love – 1967 Tamla 
Jerry Keller – Here Comes Summer – 1959 Kapp
Garland Green – Ain’t That Good Enough – 1968 Revue
Joe Jones – You Talk Too Much – 1960 Ric/Roulette
Jackie Wilson – Lonely Teardrops – 1958 Brunswick
Little Pattie – H’s My Blonde-headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy – 1963 His Master’s
Voice
Tavares – Strangers in Dark Corners – 1973 Capitol
Paul Anka – Put Your Head On My Shoulder – 1959 ABC Paramount


WEDNESDAY JUNE 15, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  We’ll be on a bit late tonight—right after the Stanley
Cup Finals.  Probably around 10:30, but that depends on what happens in the game.  There won’t
be a post-game show, so we’ll be on right after the game wraps up.  As usual, the topic is
whatever’s on your mind.

Last night we covered a lot of ground, but no one had an answer for me on my mysterious tube of
toothpaste.  The one that tells me it’s soothing flavored coconut chamomile, fluoride-free and 99%
earth sourced.  OK, I’ve read the list of ingredients.  Earth in this case is not referring to soil.  So,
99% earth sourced?  From where does the other one 1% come?....  Arcturus? Neptune?!  I give up
(and so did you). 

We also talked about Johnny Ace, and played the six songs that surfaced upon his death (“Johnny
Has Gone” by Varetta Dillard, The Five Wings & inexplicably, Patti Jerome; “Johnny’s Still Singing”
by The Five Wings; “In Memory - A Tribute To Johnny Ace” by Marie Adams; and “Salute To Johnny
Ace” by The Rovers).   We also played several of your requests as bumpers:

Johnny Ace – Anymore – 1955 Duke
Varetta Dillard – Mercy Mr. Percy – 1953 Savoy
Varetta Dillard – Darling, Listen to the Words of This Song – 1956 Groove
Candy and the Kisses – The 81 – 1964 Cameo
Bill Pursell – Our Winter Love – 1963 Columbia
Ruby & The Romantics – When You’re Young And In Love – 1964 Kapp 
Dubs – Could This Be Magic – 1957 Gone 
Larry Darnell – For You My Love – 1949 Regal
Larry Darnell – I’ll Get Along Somehow – 1949 Regal
Tyrone Davis – There It Is – 1973 Dakar
Mel Carter – Funny World – 1965 Imperial
Cab Calloway – Minnie The Moocher – 1931 Brunswick


TUESDAY FLAG DAY JUNE 14, 2022 3:31 AM CT...   We’re live at 10 tonight and among the things
we’ll discuss is the legal insanity surrounding what auto insurance companies might have to cover.
If you haven’t heard about it, I’ll be sure to give you all the details. We’ll also go over the tribute
records to Johnny Ace and a lot more.

Last night we played a rousing game of Monday Night Trivia, and you might be here for the
answers.  You quickly knocked off the straggler and the next two questions I threw out:

More of these were sold in the year after WW2 ended than at anytime in history.  More of what? 
Movie tickets.  (4 billion, and the year with the fewest tickets sold was 1971.)

This inspired almost 90 different movies based on it. What? The story Cinderella.  (In addition to
what you’d expect were animated, operatic, balletic, pornographic and slapstick versions.)

While financial problems, lack of communication or commitment and infidelity are leading causes of
divorce, 11% of married couples site this as the major reason for the splt. What? Their cat
(according to an article in the Houston Chronicle in February 1999).

And the last question is still in play so we’ll pick it up next Monday with that straggler. If you missed
it, listen to the replay on WGN this Friday night, check out the stream before the next live show, or
download it anytime.

Bumper Stumpers were colorful, if you like the color blue. All the titles contained the word blue in
them. Scotty got three, and almost everyone got the last one.  Here’s what we played:

So Blue – Jades – 1958 Time
Happy Blue – Herman Griffin & The Rayber Voices – 1959 HOB
Blue Feeling – Versatiles – 1962 Ramco
Blue Monday – Fats Domino – 1956 Imperial
I’m Blue – Ikettes – 1963 Atco
Blue Moon – Emanons – 1956 Josie
Blue Moon – Vi-Tones – 1962 Chamal
Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) – Temptations – 1964 Gordy 
Blue Summer – Royalettes – 1963 Chancellor
Blue Lover – Tojo – 1967 Tec
Steve Lawrence- Pretty Blue Eyes – 1959 ABC Paramount


FRIDAY JUNE 10, 2022 3:31 AM CT... As usual, the show was all over the road last night—running
the gamut from two Mars-Wrigley Confectionary workers falling into the vat in Pennsylvania(I still
think it was because they tried to lick the pans), to the truth behind Johnny Ace and Tammi
Terrell’s deaths.  Hearing that Bob in Memphis will be back in action as executive producer for the
weekend online oldies show "Back To The Hop" at TopShelfOldies.org after a medical leave was
nice — please continue to pray for him, and his wife Carolyn who had surgery this week.  Likewise
add Gary in Austin to your prayer list.  He didn’t enumerate his medical concerns, but Fran, his wife
who came up with our lyrics contest on Monday Night Trivia, is worried.  And I’ve got one more for
you.  Granted, this isn’t anywhere on the magnitude of life-threatening. It’s more of a wish, really. 
But you know the power of prayer--- no request is ever to small.  Please pray that the Lake
Braddock Secondary School baseball team in Fairfax County Virginia surprises the heck out of
everyone and pulls off a state semi-final win in the game to be played at 10 AM this morning.

So you want the back story?  Well, JB is the teams star pitcher.  He just graduated and will be off to
a promising college career this fall. This year, he’s won every game in which he pitched.  And the
Lake Braddock Bruins just won the quarterfinals this week, but the semi final game this morning is
expected to be an uphill battle.  Lake Braddock is playing the Freedom-South Riding High Eagles
who are favored to win.  JB is my friend Jerry’s son, and I really want him to walk away with this. 
Since my knowledge of sports is less than nil, I figured I’d go for intercessory prayer.  When two or
more are gathered in His name, miracles happen, so I figure, it’s almost a lock if we can get 200 or
more—and by the way, pray to whatever you consider holy on any level—this is a universal request.

The game is being played in neutral territory at John Champe High in Aldie. If our prayer request is
granted, the Virginia state finals are tomorrow (Saturday) at 12:30 ET.   Regardless of the outcome,
JB is a winner.  With the devotion of his family and his well-earned track record, he’s got a great
future.  But this would be a wonderful capper to an outstanding high school career, so join me
please.  Tonight’s show is a replay of Monday Night Trivia, so I won’t give you the results on the air,
but I promise to post another entry on this page to let you know.

Bumpers last night?  100% your request:
Impressions – Check Out Your Mind – 1970 Curtom 
Orchids – You’re Everything To Me – 1955 Parrot
Valentines – Tonight Kathleen – 1954 Old Town
Clovers – Hey Miss Fannie – 1952 Atlantic
General Johnson & The Chairmen – Summer Love – 1981 Surfside
Cilla Black – You’re My World – 1964 Capitol 
Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman – 1961 Tamla
Helen Shapiro – Walkin’ Back To Happiness – 1961 Columbia
Nancy Wilson – Guess Who I Saw Today – 1961 Capitol
Dubs – Don’t Ask Me To Be Lonely – 1957 Gone
Gladys Knight & The Pips – I Heard It Through The Grapevine – 1967 Soul


THURSDAY JUNE 9, 2022 3:31 AM CT.. Last night’s show ran the gamut from Nikola Tesla to The
Valentines, and it was fun—because you called.  Wait, you didn’t?  Well call tonight. We’ll start at
10.  Bumpers last nigh were all by request. Here’s what was played:

Nolan Strong & The Diablos – You’re The Only Girl, Dolores
Band of Oz – Shaggin’
Cadillacs – My Girl Friend
Jackie Wilson – That’s Why
Hank Ballard – The Hoochi Coochi Coo
Arthur Prysock – I Worry About You
Delicates – Black and White Thunderbird
Artistics – This Heart of Mine
Valentines – Woo Woo Train
Cal Tjader – Amazon


WEDNESDAY JUNE 8, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Thanks for calling.  We covered a lot of ground, and
ignored everything of consequence, having fun along the way.  Let’s do it again tonight at 10.  As for
playing your requests, here’s what we aired last night.

Stylistics – You Make Me Feel Brand New
Etta James – All I Could Do Was Cry
Major Lance – Sometimes I Wonder
Nancy Wilson – Face It Girl, It’s Over
Hawkshaw Hawkins – LOnesome 7-7203
Otis Redding – Try a Little Tenderness
Champs – Ali Baba (Jim Seals on Sax)
Dells – Why Do You Have To Go
Artistics – Patty Cake
Artistics – This Heart of Mine
Showmen – 39-21-40 Shape


TUESDAY JUNE 7, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Happy Birthday to Michael O’Shea and to Barbara
Harvey!  Hope it’s a swell day for both of them.  Michael celebrated his birthday by announcing he
and Laurence Amaturo bought more radio stations—notably Gordon Zlot’s KZST in Santa Rosa—a
powerhouse that George Johns has been consulting for decades.  We’ll be live tonight at 10 talking
about whatever you’d like to discuss.  Or I can read the tabloids. That usually gets you to call.

As for Monday Night Trivia last night. Johnny D in Youngstown has a great memory—he
remembered I asked this question about a decade ago:  In medieval times, this was done as a way
to keep historical records. What was done?  Throwing a child into a river. (James McGaugh author
of Memory and Emotion stated that before the written language was used for historical records, a
young child was sometimes chosen to carefully observe important proceedings. The child was then
thrown into a cold river so the event would be impressed on him to the point he’d remember it
throughout his life and share it frequently with others.)

And we’ve got a straggler.  If you were listening, you know what it is and you’ve got a week to think
about it. If you weren’t listening, tune in Friday for the replay of Monday Night Triva,  10P-1A CT on
WGN Radio.

It was also the final week for Bumper Stumpers by the numbers.  All the titles started with a number.
Here’s what we played:

One Summer Night – Danleers
Five Guys Named Mo – Louis Jordan
Two Steps Forward – Castaways
Thirteen Women – Dickie Thompson 
9,999,999 Tears – Dickie Lee
Two Faces Have I – Lou Christie
Seven Day Fool – Etta James
Seven Little Girls – Paul Evans
Sixty Minute Man – Billy Ward & The Dominos
45 RPM’s – Bernie Moore
One Step Closer – Rick Strickland


FRIDAY JUNE 3, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Happy 83rd birthday to engineer extraordinaire, Jim Loupas.
(Chicagoans will remember him from Chicken Man—all the audio engineering was his, but he’s
also a tremendous FM engineer—some of the cleanest audio chains came from him.)  It seems like
it was just a few years ago that he was turning 40. Glad he’s still with us!  Tonight’s a replay of
Monday Night Trivia, but we’ll be live again on Monday to play it with you.  It’ll be our last week of
Bumpers by the Numbers.  As for last night’s bumpers:

Pearl – Let’s You And I Go Steady
Bobby Sykes – Memphis Address
Capris – There’s A Moon Out Tonight
Soul Survivors – Expressway To Your Heart
Safaris – Image Of A Girl
Arthur Alexander – Where Have You Been
Chantels – Look In My Eyes
Chantels – He’s Gone
Kool & The Gang – Celebration
Coasters – Charlie Brown
Sparks of Rhythm – Handy Man

Hawk update:  I have no idea if they’re gone (too dark to tell) but the handiwork of connecting the
guy wire to the tower with a piece of the ground system has been resolved! The ground system
copper piece fell out of the nest, and while it’s still connected to the guy wire, it’s far enough from
the tower that it’s no longer an issue. We’re back to full power on our main transmitter again (yay),
so whether the hawks stay or go, it’s irrelevant at this point (though you can bet your last  buck that
once I confirm they’re really gone, I’ll have the nest removed to stop mama from even thinking
about this tower for next year’s fledglings.


THURSDAY JUNE 2, 2022 3:31 AM CT...Great to hear from so many of you.  We talked about
nothing of importance, as usual and I played a lot of your requests too.  We’re live tonight at 10 and
I hope you’ll call! 

Pat Boone – July You’re A Woman
Linda Scott – Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed
Gene & Eunice – Poco Loco
Velours – Come I Can Over Tonight
Channels – My Love Will Never Die
Cadillacs - Speedo
Jacksonians – California Dreamin’
Ike & Tina Turner – A Fool In Love
Berna-Dean – He’s Mine
Miracles – You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me


WEDNESDAY JUNE 1, 2022 3:31 AM...  We’ve got three hours to spend together tonight starting at
10 and I hope you’ll call.  You sure didn’t last night. Well, at least not at first.  But that gave me a
chance to talk about the passing of Ronnie Hawkins and a few other things.  Tonight we’ll discuss
natural flavors.  And whatever’s on your mind. As for last night’s bumpers:

Young Jessie- Mary Lou
Ronnie Hawkins – Mary Lou
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose – Too Late To Turn Back Now
Sam Cooke – There  I’ve Said it Again
Jim Quick & The Coastline Band – Mama’s Drinkin’ Liquor Again
Rick Strickland – She Can’t Fix Grits
Clovers – Blue Velvet
Jeffrey Osborne – On The Wings Of Love
Jerry Wallace – How The Time Flies
Olympics – Western Movies
Tommy Edwards – It’s All In The Game
Manhattans – Call Somebody Please
Little Anthony & The Imperials – I’m On The Outside Looking In

I forgot to leave you Bobby Caldwell’s address.  He’s been floxed (we talked about it, but if you
don’t know about the horrible reaction you can have to antibiotics look it up). He’s carrying on and
continuing to perform, but support from fans would be more than welcome. You can contact him at
PO Box 6,  Great Meadows, NJ  07838.


MAY 2022

TUESDAY MARCH 31, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  We’re live tonight at 10 and anything goes. Fun playing
Monday Night Trivia last night. Our straggler wasn’t guessed, even after I gave you hints, but it is
rather unbelievable:  In 1950 1 out of 2 Americans (50%) were this.  In 2000, 1 out of 5 (20%) were. 
Were what?  Functionally Illiterate. (World wide, there’s no qualifier—50% of the world population
was illiterate in 1950 and 20% of the world population was illiterate in 2000.)   So what is
functionally illiterate?  That’s where the fun begins and the debates get heated.  Simple explanation:
it’s being able to read, but not being able to comprehend the meaning of what you’re reading. 
Newspapers, including the LA Times, reported the figures over the years based upon input from the
US Department of Education, NEA, and the National Commission on Excellence in Education,to
name three sources.  But it’s far from the last word, understandable or not.  Broken down by zip
code the figures are horrifying with some zip codes having a 98% functional illiteracy rate.)  The
Bumper Stumpers were more straight-forward. In Bumpers by the Numbers, every song began with
“One”.  Here’s what was played:

One Little Kiss – Tymes
One Man’s Poison – Liz Lands
One Little Dance -Moovers
One Mint Julep – Clovers
One Minute Baby – Brothers of Soul
1-2-3 Kind of Love – Wild Cherry
One Kiss – Johnny Guitar Watson
1-2-3 – Len Barry
One More Night – El Chicano
One Scotch One Bourbon One Beer – Amos Milburn
One Way Love – Drifters


FRIDAY MAY 27, 2022 3:31 AM CT... There’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia tonight—don’t call,
but do mark your calendar for Memorial Day, 10 PM when we’ll be live with Monday Night Trivia,
and plan to call.  Last night it was great talking with Mary Ann Winkowsi. I didn’t have time to get
into the Law of Abundance, but since Monday’s another full moon, you might want to click here to
learn about it.  As for what we played last night:

Five Stairsteps – (Baby) Make Me Feel So Good
Donnie Elbert – A Little Piece of Leather
Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do For Love
Chubby & The Turnpikes – I Know The Inside Story
Tavares – She’s Gone
Jerry Butler – Make It Easy On Yourself
Carl Perkins – Boppin The Blues


THURSDAY MAY 26, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  We’ll talk with Mary Ann Winkowski tonight at 10. Call
early!  Usually the hour ends with many of your still on hold.  Start dialing at 10.  Mary Ann, as you
probably know, sees ghosts.  And if there are any in the building from which you are calling, she’ll
tell you about them. So, if too many things have been going bump in the night, or day, get to the
bottom of it tonight at 10.  Last night’s bumpers, almost all by your request:

Pointer Sisters- How Long (Betcha Got A Chick On The Side)
Hi-Lo’s – O Pato
General Johnson – Gone Fishin’
Donnie Elbert – Can’t Get Over Losing You
Sammy Turner – Lavender Blue
Gene Chandler – Familiar Footsteps
Cues – Why
Delfonics - La La Means I Love You
Sammy Turner – Always
Nolan Strong & The Diablos – Someday You’ll Want Me To Want You
Warren Smith – I’ve Got Love If You Want It


WEDNESDAY MAY 25, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Sorry so many of you were on hold when the show
ended... but where were you when it started?  A full half hour and... crickets.  Call earlier tonight.  It
was interesting to get Sean from Sandwich’s take on why young people don’t want to work... many
of them are making money hand over fist on social media.  A 17 year old is making over $17 million
a year on TikTok.  And while she’s in rarified air, a whole lot of youngsters between 17 and 24 and
making over $100,000—doing something close to nothing.   So much for productivity.  As usual, the
Chinese are getting the last laugh.  I mentioned the late Bob Abrahamian’s SittingInThePark
website. Click on it for some great interviews.  What I played last night was virtually all by request
(list below). We’ll do it again tonight at 10. Talk to you then.

Little Richard – Directly From My Heart (1953 Peacock)
Little Richard – Directly From My Heart (1966 Modern)
Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes For You
Spyder Turner – Stand By Me
Cassius Clay – Stand By Me
Ben E. King – Stand By Me
Lou Rawls – Spring Again –
Nathaniel Mayer – Village Of Love
Joe Jeffrey Group – My Pledge of Love
Bobby Sheen – Sweet Sweet Love
Tavares – Whodunit


TUESDAY MAY 24, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight, starting at 10 CT.  Anything goes.  Fun
playing Monday Night Trivia last night. Took you a whie to get the first question:

An education question: prior to the mid 1920s, 22 states had laws making it illegal to study this
commonly taught class.  Study what?   Foreign language.  The supreme court struck such
restrictions down in 1923.  According to the publication Government Executive in 2002, the first
female governor of Texas proclaimed, “if English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it’s good
enough for us.”

But you knocked off the next two with great speed:

This common sight world wide wasn’t seen on a street anywhere until the 1850s.  What common
sight?   A mailbox.  The first four were installed on the Isle of Jersey in Great Britain on November
23, 1852 at the suggestion of a novelist and post office employee.   The first one in the US was
patented in 1858 in Philadelphia incorporated into a lamp post.

We’re talking the NFL here.  In 1980, this was true for only one player.  25 years later, it was true for
339 players. What?  The players weight was 300 pounds or more.  The first was Les Bingaman who
played offensive guard and defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions from 1948 to 1954.

Then we asked on that will be held over til next week—it’ll give you time to think about it.  Didn’t
hear it? Well, listen to the replay on Friday, or wait until next Monday when we’ll start out by asking
it again.

Bumper Stumpers by the numbers—we’re into titles now. The first word in every title was a number.
You got a few of ‘em:  (Crests, Pete Wingfield, Four Tops and Brook Benton) but you missed several
as well. Here’s what we played;

Berna-Dean One Gal In Town
Crests - 16 Candles
Sherwoods - Three Love Letters Ago
Pete Wingfield – Eighteen With A Bullet
Brian Hyland - 3000 Miles
Showmen - 39-21-40 Shape
Four Tops - 7 Rooms of Gloom
Lions - Two Timing Lover
Brook Benton - Two Tickets To Paradise
Reflections - Three Steps from True Love
Blenders - Two Loves  - 1959 Aladdin


FRIDAY MAY 20, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Fun talking about 100 years of WGN. If you didn’t catch the
documentary, you can see it at WGNradio.com/100.  Tonight is the replay of Monday Night Trivia,
which will be live again this coming Monday Night at 10. Talk to you then.  Here’s what we played
last night:

Frank Sinatra – Chicago
Young Holt Unlimited – Soulful Strut
Chiffons – One Fine Day
Faron Young – Hello Walls
Little Hank – Mr. Bang Bang Man
Lloyd Price – Personality
Big Daddy - Hamster Love
Keith – You’ll Come Running Back To Me
Kane & Abel – Break Down and Cry
Del Vikings – Jitterbug Mary
Matt Monro – Walk Away


THURSDAY MAY 19, 2022  3:31 AM  Happy Birthday to WGN Radio which celebrates 100 years of
broadcasting today. Check out the documentary tonight at 7 CT, on WGN-TV9.  If you’re outside the
viewing area, you’ll be able to see it as of Friday at WGNradio.com/100.  Tonight at 10 CT, we’ll talk
about the legendary history and hopefully hear from you about your favorite WGN moments. 
Bumpers by request last night. Here’s what we played:

Mary Wells – You Beat Me To The Punch
Gene Chandler – You Threw A Lucky Punch
Eddie Kendricks – Boogie Down =
Etta James – At Last
Etta & Harvey – My Heart Cries
Kool & The Gang – Take My Heart
Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Work Together
Cashmeres – Satisfied Pt 1 & 2
Robins – Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Robins – Cherry Lips
Robins – A Fool In Love

Oh, if you were waiting to hear Mary Ann Winkowski tonight, mark your calendar for NEXT
Thursday 5/26.  She’ll join us at 10!


WEDNESDAY MAY 18, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  As usual we entertained ourselves with utter nonsense
ignoring anything of substance going on around us.  This show is nothing if not your safe haven
from what you can’t control anyway.  And we played your requests too.  Full show again
tonight—talk to you at 10 Central.

David Ruffin – Walk Away From Love
Miss Toni Fisher – The Big Hurt
Jimmy Ruffin – What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
The Prophets – Stormy (awful just awful)
Cadillacs – The Girl I Love
Spaniels – Stormy Weather
Woolies – Who Do You Love
Bo Diddley – Who Do You Love
Tiny Topsy – Aw Shucks Baby
Four Aces – Tell Me Why
Five Keys – Gee Whitakers
5 Stars – Aw Shucks


TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  We’re live tonight at 10.  More murder, mayhem, your
bumper requests and whatever’s on your mind.  

Fun playing Monday Night Trivia last night. Took a while but eventually you dispensed with our
straggler:

There’s a 75 percent chance that an American man owns at least one. One what? A pair of khaki
pants.  (They also own 4 pairs of denim shorts and two denim shirts, according to women’s wear
daily.)

And our follow up question went in minutes:  In 1950, 7% of American women admitted they did
this.  By 2000, 55% said they did it.  Did what?  Dyed their hair.

Scotty knocked off a few of our Bumper Stumpers by the number. Here’s the whole list:

4 Fellows – Soldier Boy
4 Gents – Young Girls Beware
3 Degrees – No No Not again
4 Horsemen - A Long Long Time
4 J’s – Here I Am Broken Hearted
4 Mints – You’re My Desire
4 Jewels – That’s What They Put Erasers on Pencils For
4 Tops – I’ve Got A Feeling
7 Souls – I Still Love You
8th Day – You’ve Got To Crawl (Before You Walk)
3 Flames – Open The Door Richard


FRIDAY THE 13th OF MAY  2022 3:31 AM CT...  The Murder Meter clicked a few times last night
and we covered all of the salient points along with your calls. We played your requests too. 
Tonight’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia, but we’ll be back live Monday night at 10 to do it live
again. Talk to you then.

Moonglows – Secret Love
Roger Miller – King of the Road
Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz
Mary Wells – Two Lovers
Earl Jean – I’m Into Something Good 1
Arthur Alexander – Every Day I Have To Cry Some
Dovells – Your Last Chance
Miracles – Tracks Of My Tears
Royalettes – It’s Gonna Take A Miracle
Shangri-Las – Leader Of The Pack


THURSDAY MAY 11, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Live tonight at 10.  Last night’s bumpers?

Ray Charles – Hallelujah I Love Her So
Heartbeats  - A Thousand Miles Away
Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay
Daylighters – Cool Breeze
Brenda Holloway – You’ve Changed Me
Arthur Prysock – I Worry About You
Del Shannon – Runaway
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – Tramp
Otis Redding – Respect
Eddie Cletro – Flying Saucer Boogie


WEDNESDAY MAY 11, 2022 3:31 AM... Played your requests last night, and talked about whatever
was on your mind—we opened with a call from Jay Melnick who discussed telephone scams. 
Billions of American dollars are lost to these nefarious call centers, often in India.  If you’re curious
about how they operate, check out Scamicide.com, loaded with good info, and the scam of the day. 
Or go to YouTube.com and search for Jim Browning (the Scottish scam-bater); Mark Rober (of
Glitter Bomb fame, a former NASA engineer); or TrilogyMedia, which tracks scams in America. 
Nice to see the bad guys squirm and their videos will give you a bird’s eye view of it.

Donald & The Delighters – (Native Girl) Elephant Walk
Pastels – So Far Away
O’Jays – Stairway To Heaven
Kenny Vance – Looking for an Echo
Kim Weston – Looking For The Right Guy
Drifters – I Gotta Get Myself a Woman
Starlites – Valarie
Penguins – Hey Senorita
Ray Stevens – I Need Your Help Barry Manilow
Gene Pitney – Every Breath I Take
Charlie Rich – Rollin’ With The Flow


TUESDAY MAY 10, 2022  3:31 AM CT... We’ll be live tonight at 10, and anything goes.  Last night,
was Monday Night Trivia, and you quickly guessed my first question:  What inexpensive consumer
good gave away land with each purchase— over 20 million deeds in the 1950s. Breakfast cereal.
(Quaker Oats paid $1,000 for a 7.7 hectacre piece of land in the Canadian Yukon, divided it up into
one inch pieces and put the deeds to those pieces in 21 million boxes of Puffed Wheat and Puffed
Rice. Quaker still gets dozens of inquires each year from people with the deeds to the 1 inch
pieces.) The next question stumped you, and that’s where we’ll begin next Monday night. If you
missed it, you can hear it on the replay stream or download it, or listen to WGN on Friday night
when the show replays on the air.  We did Bumper Stumpers by the Numbers. Every group’s name
began with a number. Here’s what we played:

5 Discs – Never Gonna Let You Go
5 Royales – Catch That Teardrop
4 Seasons – Soon
2 of Clubs – Walk Tall
5 Stars – Ooh Shucks
5 Flights Up – Do What  You Wanna Do
5 Keys – I Took Your Love For A Toy
5 Satins – Our Annivesary
5 Stairsteps – Ooh Baby Baby
5 Smooth Stones – I Will Never Love Another
4 Deuces – WPLJ


FRIDAY MAY 6, 2022 3:31 AM...  Trivia tonight is a replay but mark your calendar for Monday Night
Trivia at 10 CT, when we’ll be live and hoping to hear from you.  We celebrated Cinco de Mayo last
night, talked with several of you about a wide variety of things (as usual) and played several
bumpers—mostly your requests: 

War – Cinco de Mayo 
Kool & The Gang – Take My Heart
Carla Thomas – B-A-B-Y
Sam Cooke – Good News
Mary Wells- The One Who Really Loves You
Cleftones – Lover Boy
Dionne Warwick – Don’t Make Me Over
Wilson Picket – Sugar Sugar
Wilson Pickett - Cole, Cooke & Redding
Malo – Suavecito
Crests – Step By Step


THURSDAY CINCO DE MAYO 2022 3:31 AM CT... It’s not a big holiday in Mexico, but it’s festivities
everywhere in Mexican American communities today.  And contrary to what the Smithsonian
Institute says, it’s not because of the invention of the frozen margarita machine.  (I kid you not, they
somehow tied it together. Check out this link. (Thank you, Carol.)   We jumped the gun early,
playing War’s Cinco de Mayo as our last bumper last night, and we’ll probably do play it again
tonight.  As usual the subject matter will be whatever you call to discuss.  Here’s what we played
last night. All by your requests:

Diablos – Mind Over Matter
Pirates (Temptations) – Mind Over Matter
Papa John Creach – Danny Boy
Papa John Creach – Three In Love
Judds – Mama He’s Crazy
Gene Chandler – Rainbow ’65
James Brown – You’ve Got The Power
Cookies – Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys
War – Cinco de Mayo

WEDNESDAY MAY 4, 2022 3:31 AM..  We were all over the place last night, including talk of
depression in the wake of Naomi Judd’s suicide, and on a happy note, Stacy’s report of the first
really good news since Raldo’s passing.  Apologies to those of you still on hold at show’s end, but
the good news is we’re live again tonight at 10 and I’ll look forward to talking with you then. As for
last night’s bumpers—all requests:

Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Betty Wright – Clean Up Woman
Gene Chandler – Just Be True
Thee Midniters – That’s All
Moonglows – In My Diary
Chantels – Maybe
Judds – Why Not Me
Janie Grant – That Greasy Kid Stuff


TUESDAY MAY 3, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Talk to you tonight at 10!  Fun with Monday Night Trivia last
night, loss of phones in the first half hour of the show notwithstanding, but all was well after that,
and you not only knocked off the straggler, but the follow up as well:  The decade of the 1910s had
a lot of firsts, including the first one of these events.  It was held in Chicago. No one had ever seen
anything like it before.  Papers reported that every seat in the house was filled, with boxes replete
with society women and aristocrats. First one of what?  The first fashion runway show. (3 years
later, also in Chicago was a fashion show featuring 100 "shapely" women strutting 250 American
made styles.)  Once a month, every month the US Navy refrains from doing this. Doing what? 
Launching a ship on the 13th of the month (Friday or not).    And we concluded Bumper Stumpers A
to Z, at least from the standpoint of artists.  We covered X-Y & Z.  OK, there weren’t any X’s but as
for those Y’s and Z’s, here's what we played:

Zingara – Lover’s Calling
Yum Yums – Lookie Lookie (What I Got)
Young Jesse – Mary Lou
Youngtones – Come On Baby
Yvonne Carroll – Gee What A Guy
Young Holt Unlimited – Wack Wack
ZZ Hill – Gimme Gimme
Yvonne Fair – I Found You
Ze-Majestics – Bobbi Ann
Zodiacs – I Remember

So go ahead and make fun of me. I’ve got to be the only broadcaster at reduced power due to a
bald eagle not only deciding to make a large nest for her offspring on one of my towers, but to
ground it as well, stealing part of the AM ground system to do it, no less.


APRIL 2022

FRIDAY APRIL 29, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  It was great talking with Mary Ann Winkowski last
night—thanks for calling in.  Several of you had ghosts nearby, so that was fun to hear. Tonight
Monday Night Trivia replays, and we’ll be back at it Monday night with our straggler (which you’ll
hear tonight, if you don’t remember it).  That gives you time to think about it until next Monday night
at 10, when I’ll be eager to hear your guesses.  As for last night’s bumpers:

Vi-Tones – Blue Moon
Jimmy Preston & The Prestonaires - Rock The Joint
Bill Haley with the Saddlemen – Rock The Joint
Flamingos – But Not For Me
Jerry Butler – Mr. Dream Merchant
Intruders – Together
Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Work Together
Tierra - Together


THURSDAY APRIL 28, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Mary Ann Winkowski joins me tonight for the first hour
of the show at 10 CT.  If you think you have ghosts around you, she’ll let you know.  All you have to
do is call—but call early.  Because if you wait, the chances of getting on the air drop significantly. 
We’ll follow it with, as usual, anything goes. 

At 104 years old Art Rupe died earlier this month.  He was the owner of Specialty Records, so we
devoted last night’s bumpers to songs that came out on Specialty. Here’s what we played:

Lloyd Price – Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Jesse & Marvin – Dream Girl
Tony Allen – Nite Owl
Ben Zeppa – A Foolish Fool
Larry Williams – Short Fat Fannie
Sam Cooke – I’ll Come Running Back To You
Joe Liggins – The Honeydripper


WEDNESDAY APRIL 27, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’ll be on tonight after the last Blackhawk’s
interruption of the season, so I’m told. That means a start at 11 PM CT.  I hope you’ll join me.  As for
last night’s bumpers:

James Brown Polka
Arthur Prysock – When Love Is New
William DeVaughn – Be Thankful For What You Got
Wynonie Harris – Sittin’ On It All The Time
Freddie Scott – Hey Girl
Tremeloes – Here Comes My Baby
Willie Hutch – Slide
Eddie Cochran – Summertime Blues
James Brown – This Is A Man, Man, Man’s World
Chips – Rubber Biscuit
Billy Bland – Let The Little Girl Dance


TUESDAY APRIL 26, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight (despite what I thought last week)
starting promptly at 10 CT. I hope you’ll call.  Thanks for playing Monday Night Trivia last night. I
threw out a new question and we closed the show without a correct answer so we’ll open with it
next Monday night. It’ll give you a week to think about it. (Missed the show? You can download it, or
listen to the stream.)  Bumper Stumpers A to Z wrapped up the letter “W” last night, and here’s what
we played:

Wade Flemons – Here I Stand
Wynonie Harris – All She Wants To Do Is Rock
Whispers – What Will I Do
Wild Cherry – Hold On
Willows – Church Bells May Ring
Woman – I Want To Get Back
Willie Tee – Teasin You
Wrens – Begging For Love
William Bell – Any Other Way


THURSDAY APRIL 21, 2022 3:31 AM.. It was over before I knew it—last night’s show ran from
12:30 to 1, after the Blackhawks.  Thanks to everyone who called, and apologies to most of you as I
ran out of time to talk. Tonight the Blackhawks are in LA, so no show for me.  Monday Night Trivia
next week, with a half hour late start—figure 10:30 CDT.   No show next Tuesday—but that should
be the last play by play interruption of the season.  Regular start Wednesday and Thursday--  and
Thursday I’ll be joined by Mary Ann Winkowski.    We had time for one bumper last night—The
Tuneweavers – Happy Birthday Baby, for Stacey whose birthday is today.  Scotty from East
Chicago suggested we all wish her a happy birthday, which I thought was a great idea.  Talk to you
Monday night at 10:30. 


WEDNESDAY APRIL 20, 2022 3:31 AM..  Tonight we’ve got a half hour show, right after the
Blackhawks who are on the West Coast. Expect a 12:30 AM CT start.  Full show last night and good
to hear from many of you.  Sad to note the passing of Sid Mark, who died at 88 Monday. For 65
years he had a show devoted solely to Frank Sinatra.  The last one played on Sunday on 1210 AM
WPHT Philadelphia.  In addition to some Frank, I played your requests and after the Barbra
Streisand/Don Johnson song, I publicly vowed not to play any more of them—unless you’re into
sweet soul and great R&B vocal group harmony.  Then by all means, weigh in.  Everything else is
subject to denial.  Here’s what we played:

Frank Sinatra – Learnin’ The Blues
Frank Sinatra – One For My Baby
Honeycombs – Have I The Right
Lavern Baker – Jim Dandy
Jaynetts – Sally Go Round The Roses
Four Tops – Ask The Lonely
Barbra Streisand & Don Johnson – Til Loved You
Gene “Duke of Earl” Chandler – Tear for Tear
Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride
Steppenwolf – Power Play
Frank Sinatra – Night & Day


TUESDAY APRIL 19, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight at 10 CT. Call!  (Not sure if there are
any other shows this week—Blackhawks are on the West Coast.)  We had fun with Monday Night
Trivia, and our straggler from last week went all night without a correct guess:   Alaska is loaded
with wildlife, but it’s the only state in the US where you can’t find this species What is it?  Bass.  (I
tried this question out on Jon, who got the right answer immediately-- it made me hesitant to use it,
but it turned out to be a real stumper.  It's probably not the only correct answer, but it was the one  I
was waiting to hear.)   As for Bumper Stumpers A to Z, you got the Wilburn Brothers, Wet Willie and
The Whispers. Here’s everything we played:

Wild Cherry – 1 2 3 Kind Of Love
Wilburn Brothers – Oo Bop Sha Boom
William Bell – Formula of Love
Wailers – Stop The Clock
Willie Hamilton – I’m So Glad You’re Mine
Wrens – C’est La Vie
Wet Willie – Street Corner Serenade
Whispers – I Was Born When You Kissed Me
War – Don’t Let No One Get You Down


FRIDAY APRIL 15, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Tonight it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia, but Monday
Night, right after the Blackhawks, we’ll be live with trivia for at least two hours, maybe more, so start
checking around 10:20 and we’ll find out together when the show starts.   Last night we talked
about a lot of things, including how many Platters bands performed.  At one point world wide, the
number was reported to be 125. Lawsuits ensued, and the result was almost as cloudy as it ever
was.  But in case you’re interested, Unca Marvy has about the closest to a definitive recollection as
you’ll get, here.  But here’s another article of interest. And here's a list from a decade ago of over 12
active Platters groups (though it's dated-- in addition to Herb Reed being dead, Sonny Turner sadly
is too). As for some of the lawsuits, here’s what the Las Vegas paper had to say years ago.  Clear
as mud.  We did play my arguably my favorite Platters record (from their early Federal period,
though it could be tied with “I Love You 1000 Times” on Musicor).  And we managed to get in a few
of your requests as well. 

Capitols – Hello Stranger
Gene Chandler – What Now
Glencoves – Hootenanny
Donna Loren – It Only Hurts When I Cry
Platters – Voo-Vee-Ah-Bee


THURSDAY APRIL 14, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Full show last night.  Like all the others, it will be on the
stream until the next live show (in this case, tonight after Blackhawks Hockey at 11 CT), and
downloadable anytime, including a file of the first hour with Richard Schickel. As for the bumpers
we played (mostly requests):

Jesse James Singers – Income Tax Evasion
Silhouettes – Heading For The Poorhouse
Barbara Lynn -You’ll lose a Good Thing
Trooper Jim Foster – Four On The Floor (And A Fifth Under The Seat)
Doris Day – Oo-Wee Baby
Elvis Presley – Lonesome Cowboy
Richard Berry – Have Love Will Travel
Marlo – Could Of Haad A Good Thing
Marlo – Understanding
Four Coins – The World Outside


WEDNESDAY APRIL 13, 2022 11:00 PM CT... We barely scratched the surface of IRS info, so we'll
have Richard Schickel on again, but if you're looking for an enrolled agent, RMS Consulting in
Tucson (520-448-3531) is where you'll find Richard and several other retired IRS agents.  Open
lines for the next two hours.  Call me now.  888-876-5593.


WEDNESDAY APRIL 13, 2022 9:30 PM CT... There's a couple more Richard Schickel books I
forgot to mention.  "Now Is The Best Time Ever To Owe The IRS."  ( Turns out things might be
worse for the IRS than they are for you-- but you need to know what you're doing.  And "What To Do
When The IRS Is After You," may prove to be mighty helpful too.  (Click on both for a good price
from Amazon, and check out Richard's other books in the post below.)  Call him with questions
tonight at 10 CT.


WEDNESDAY APRIL 13, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Had fun talking with you for a couple hours.  If you
missed it, yes I went to Home Depot with Jon and we determined that I could nicely fit in the 55
gallon plastic container with the lid snapped tightly shut.  There really wasn’t much activity.
Customers quickly backed out of the aisle while Jon was affixing the cover, and I was out of the box
before the helpful clerk asked if he could be of assistance.  “Why yes, yes you can—where are the
power strips?” was my reply, completely ignoring the fact that I popped out of a container as he
rounded the corner.  So the boys in Lyon, IL would have had no trouble burying mom and sis—not
in Tupperware mind you, that’s entirely too small, but in the more generic storage container, no
problem. In fact, if they were small gals, they might have ben able to get both of ‘em in a 70 gallon
model.  Bumpers were by request, and here’s what we played:

Summertime- Roger Williams
Summertime – Billy Stewart 
Raymond Lefevre – Ame Caline (Soul Coaxing)
Ral Donner – You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until You Lose It
Chi-Lites – Hot On A Thing
Jive Bombers – Bad Boy

Full show tonight, and I’ve got a guest in the first hour you’re gonna want to hear:  Richard
Schickel.  He spent 33 years with the IRS in Chicago and Tucson as a revenue officer and he’s
seen it all.  Even better he’s written about it. (Click on the links for good Amazon prices.)  “IRS
Whistleblower” is a great expose of the truth behind the most dangerous creditor in the world.  
More spellbinding is the recently published “Why The IRS Doesn’t Work Anymore” If you think
getting a letter from the IRS is a hellacious experience, working for them is even worse, and
Richard will tell you all about it and answer any question you might have. Call 888-876-5593 at 10
PM Central tonight.  Did you know there are two big things the IRS is hiding from you?  Find out
what they are on tonight’s show.  


TUESDAY APRIL 12, 2022 3:31 AM CT... 3 hours of Monday Night Trivia last night, and the first
question I threw out remained unanswered at the end of the show, so it’s a straggler to be held over
until next Monday Night.   As for Bumper Stumpers A to Z, we finished “V” and began to tackle “W”. 
All the artists’ first names or group names began with a “V” or a “W”. You got several of them! 
Here’s all we played:

Vito & The Salutations – Unchained Melody
Vocaleers – I’ll Be There
Vows – I Wanna Chance
Volumes – I Love You
Wade Flemons – That Other Place
Walter Jackson – What Would You Do
Webb Pierce – Who Wouldn’t Love You
Whatnauts – Give Him Up
Whirlwinds – Heartbeat
Whispers – Needle In A Haystack

Tonight’s show will start at 11 PM CT, just after the Blackhawks post game.  I did my homework.
Went to Home Depot to determine what size container would fit me (this makes no sense unless
you heard about the bodies discovered in a suburban back yard reportedly in Tupperware
containers.  Uh no,  Tupperware does not come in those sizes, even if you dismember the bodies.
But now I know for sure: other plastic containers could work.)  I’ll tell you all about it tonight at 11.


FRIDAY APRIL 8, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  When you find two bodies buried in a suburban back yard in
“Tupperware” containers (as the news reported it, though I suspect they were far from tupperware
given the sizes they’d have to be), questions are raised.  We asked ‘em.  We also played your
bumper requests:

Clovers – Blue Velvet
Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager – Ain’t Understanding Mellow
Corsairs – Smoky Places
Arthur Prysock – Blue Velvet
Bobby Rydell – The Cha Cha Cha
Marvelettes – Playboy
Leon Huff – I Ain’t Jivin I’m Jammin

Full show Monday night.  Trivia!  Talk to you at 10.


THURSDAY APRIL 7, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Tonight’s show starts at 11 CT, right after Blackhawks
hockey.  Talked about a variety of things last night, and played your reqeusts too:

Billy Ward & His Dominoes
Whispers – I Was Born When You Kissed Me
Bobby Bare – All American Boy
Masters – I Need Your Love
Charlie Gracie -  Butterfly
Charlie Gracie - Fabulous
Lesley Gore – Look Of Love
Mongo Santamaria – Watermelon Man
Johnny Tillotson – It Keeps Right On A Hurtin’
Jerry Butler – A Lonely Soldier


WEDNESDAY APRIL 6, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  We mourned the passing of Bobby Rydell & Bill Fries
last night, played your requests, took your calls and generally had a fine time.  We’ll do it again
tonight. Meeting starts at 10. Talk to you then.  As for what we played:

Bobby Rydell – Wildwood Days
Bobby Rydell – Forget Him
Jive Five – Hully Gully Calling Time
Floaters – Float On
Isley Brothers – Just Came Here To Chill
Ben Hewitt – My Search
Velvets – Tonight Could Be The Night
Flamingos – Lovers Never Say Goodbye
Eddie Cooley - Priscilla
Impressions – The Gift Of Love
Van Dykes – Gift Of Love


TUESDAY APRIL 5, 2022 3:31 AM CT... It was a short night for trivia, but you got the straggler and
the question I threw out after it:

New York exports more of this than any other state. Pennsylvania imports more of it.   What is it...
Garbage (according to Waste Age Magazine.  New Jersey ranks second in sending garbage to
other states).

This is sold everywhere in the world.   But it wasn’t sold anywhere until the mid 1800s. The first
place it was sold was America.  Sales were minimal.  What is it?  Chewing gum. (In 1848 John
Curtis brewed up a batch of gum in Maine using pulp from a spruce tree.  It was a poor seller as the
gum tasted a bit too much like the tree.)

On Bumper Stumpers A to Z, we may have concluded the weather “V”.  All the artists first names, or
group names begin with “V”.  But since there was only time for four of ‘em, we might showcase a
few more next week too. Or not.  As for what we played last night: 

Videls - I’ll Forget You
Vidaltones – Someone To Love
Vondells – Lenora
Vows – Dottie

Full show tonight and tomorrow night. Talk to you at 10. (Thursday we’ll start around 11.)


FRIDAY APRIL 1, 2022 3:31 AM... Great talking with Mary Ann Winkowski in the first hour last night.
One of you had two ghosts, and two others of you had negative energy.  And Valerie has portals on
every floor. But it was smooth sailing for everyone else.   After that it was anything goes as usual.
Bumpers by your request:

Charlie McCoy – Cherry Berry Wine
Spaniels – Tina
Dells – Q Bop She-Bop
Bent Fabric – Alley Cat
Pete Fountain – When The Saints Go Marching In
Dells – Tell The World
El Dorados – Rock ’N Roll’s For Me
Miracles – Ooo Baby Baby

Tonight there’s a replay of Trivia, but next Monday well be live with it, though we might get started
an hour of so late due to an NCAA game on before it. But we will get started and we’ll begin with
our straggler. If you don’t remember what it was, listen to the replay tonight.  Talk to you live on
Monday.


MARCH 2022

THURSDAY MARCH 31, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight! At 10 CT we’ll talk to Mary Ann
Winkowski for an hour.  If you’ve never heard Mary Ann, you’re in for a treat.  She’s got a wonderful
personality and a unique gift.  She see’s ghosts.  Dead people who are earthbound, and she sees
them like she sees you and me. And if you all tonight, she can tell you if there are any ghosts
nearby.  She’s not a psychic or a medium so if they’re not where you are, she won’t know about
them. But if they are, she’ll not only see them but she’ll see whatever they see—so you might want
to dust first.   As for last night’s bumpers, all by your requests:

Lavern Baker – Jim Dandy
Susan Phillips – Key In The Mailbox
Barbara Jean English – Key In The Maiilbox
Lil’ Soul Brothers – I’ve Got Heartaches
Manhattans – Give Him Up
Twiliters – Can’t You Stay A Little Longer
Twiliters – Restless Love
Capris – Morse Code Of Love
Capris – There’s A Moon Out Again
Chuck Jackson – I Wake Up Crying


WEDNESDAY MARCH 30, 2022 9:00 PM CT...  We're driving home from Jon's continuing medical
adventure as I type, and unless a meteor falls out of the sky directly on top of us or something
equally disturbing and arcane, I fully expect to be talking to you an hour from now.  It'll be close, but
I'm betting on me.  And hoping you'll call!


TUESDAY MARCH 29 11:15 PM CT... As you may have noticed, I'm not on the air talking to you
live.  I'm sitting in the second emergency room in the same day.  Jon is the patient, not me, and I'm
praying to everything Holy that this is not as big a deal as the first place made it out to be.  With any
luck, I'll be talking to you live tomorrow night.  Many apologies for this.  I'm as disappointed as some
of you have written to say you were. Thanks for all your well wishes.


TUESDAY MARCH 29, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Live show tonight starting promptly at 10. (Same goes
for tomorrow and Thursday.)  Fun spending two hours playing trivia with you.  We had a winner on
our straggler:  1440 Americans sought hospital treatment in one year alone for injuries related to
this recreational activity.  What recreational activity?  Ping pong.  (Injuries included a retirement
home resident running into wall, and a jail inmate falling on concrete floor.)  On Bumper Stumpers A
to Z, we’re still working on the letter “V”.  All the artists first names, or group names begin with “V”. 
Evelyn in Dearborn knew The Visitors and Vivian Copeland!  Here’s what we played:

Valentines – Got To Get Yourself Together
Videos –  Shoo Bee Doo Bee Cha Cha Cha
Virgil Henry – You Ain’t Sayin’ Nothing New
Vivian Copeland – He Knows My Key (Is Always In The Mailbox)
Visitors – Until You Came Along
Vocaleers – Is It A Dream
Volcanos – Storm Warning


WEDNESDAY MARCH 23, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  A fine three hours. Thanks for all the calls.  The
bumpers were by your request:

Jackie Wilson – Lonely Teardrops
Cleftones – Can’t We Be Sweethearts
Enchanters – True Love Gone
Vogues – Magic Town
Miracles – I Need A Change
Otis Williams & His Charms – Ivory Tower
Miracles – A Fork In The Road
Don Covay – See Saw
Ray Charles – Born To Lose
Little Anthony – Two Kinds Of People In The World
Baby Washington – That’s How Heartaches Are Made

Blackhawks games tonight and tomorrow night so next time we’ll chat will be Monday night at 11
PM.  Talk to you then!


TUESDAY MARCH 22, 2022 4:45 AM CT.. Full show tonight at 10. Talk to you then!   Fun playing
Monday Night Trivia last night. The first question I threw out, I knew you’d get (and you did): 
According to one survey of American car buyers, what was the worst car of the 20th century?  The
Yugo. (Runner ups were the Vega, pinto, Gremlin and Chevette.) The second question has turned
into our straggler. We’ll pick it up there next Monday.    For Bumper Stumpers A to Z, we were
working on the letter V, and only one was guessed—Ken got The Videos - Trickle Trickle. Bob got
the Videls.  As for everything we played:

Videls – Mr. Lonely
Velvetones – Penalty of Love
Vickie Baines – Got To Run
Vibrations – You’re Mine
Vestells- Come Home
Versatiles – Blue Feelin’
Vi-Tones – Blue Moon
Vic Marcel -Come Back To These Rms
Videos – Trickle Trickle
Vibes – Darling
Victorials – I Get That Feeling


FRIDAY MARCH 18, 2022 1:01 AM CT... I was ready, but sports coverage wasn't ready to hang it
up for the night, so there was no show.  I have no idea when tonight's show will start, but whenever
it is, it'll be a replay of Monday Night Trivia-- speaking of which, it'll be a full three hours of Monday
Night Trivia next week starting at 10 PM CT.  Talk to you in a few days.


THURSDAY ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2022 3:31 AM CT  A very abbreviated show last night—about an
hour and a quarter.  Lots of calls though, and I appreciate that. I got in five of your requests too
(bumper list below).  As for tonight—I have no idea when the game wil end.  I’m figuring 11, but like
last night, it could be  closer to midnight.  I’d be honored if you stayed up and called!

Carl Perkins – Dixie Fried
Jackie Wilson – No Pity (In The Naked City)
Barbara Mason – Yes I’m Ready
John Prine – Dear Abby


WEDNESDAY MARCH 16, 2022 3:31 PM CDT.. We’ll start again late tonight, but probably not by
more than 20 or 30 minutes. If you tune in at 10:30, with any luck we should be underway.  We
talked about high school reunions last night— not that anyone sane wants to go— but even so, how
many schools no longer have 50th reunions.  Not sure how many people might be interested in
going, but  clearly no on is interested in planning one at an increasing number of schools. We also
played some Coasters’ requests for Scotty, along with the original Shopping For Clothes (which is
actually Clothes Line written by Kent Harris) and told the tawdry story behind Leiber and Stoller
stealing it—but not forever. A happy ending was had for Kent.  And we played a few for Wesley too.
Here’s what you heard:

Coasters – Brazil
Coasters – Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
Coasters – Shopping For Clothes –
Boogaloo & His Gallant Crew (Kent Harris) – Clothes Line (Wrap It Up)
Ambassadors – I Really Love You–
Dee Dee Sharp – I Really Love You


TUESDAY MARCH 15, 2022 3:40 PM CT.... The show starts around 11 CT tonight and Thursday,
and about 10:30 CT tomorrow. NCAA Finals-- but worry not. I'll be on just after basketball goes off.


TUESDAY THE IDES OF MARCH 2022  3:31 AM CT...  Fun on Monday Night Trivia.  Our straggler
went unanswered, so here’s the big reveal (don’t hit me):  This is done all the time, but it took a
University study to determine it takes at least 25 people to do it.  Do what?  The wave at sporting
events.  Researchers at the University of Budapest studied film footage of waves and drew the
conclusion that 25 fans were needed to start a wave. The original was published in the British
Journal, Nature. It also found that waves usually proceed clockwise at 20 seats per second.  
Bumper Stumpers A to Z had us focusing on “U” and “V”. Here’s what we played:

Ultimations – Without Out You
Untouchables – Raisin’ Sugar Cane
Universals – Again
Velvetones – Penalty of Love
VIPs – You Pulled A Fast One 
Varetta & The Thomases – Fly By Night
Valentines – My Story Of Love
Van McCoy – Mr. D.J.
Vee Jennings – Whoopsie Daisy
Velours – Remember
Velvets – I


FRIDAY MARCH 11, 2022 3:31 AM... At least I got it right at the end of the show last night—it was
Thursday night, and that is a wrap until Monday night when trivia will again be live, and tonight you
can hear last Monday Night Trivia, recorded.  So don’t call tonight, but do call Monday.  We talked
about several things, from where and how do you get a bucket of electricity when you run dry in an
electric car on the freeway--  to 850 people driving down the road, minding their own business when
their sun roof exploded. Yes, apparently this is a thing.

What we didn’t talk about was the shock I got earlier when I found out my oldest and closest
childhood friend, Bucky, died suddenly this past week.  I’m currently inconsolable, so we’re not
going to discuss it, but if I sound distracted, that’s probably why.  We’ll meet again in the blink of an
eye, I’m convinced, but until then, there’s a hole that only he could fill.  We hadn’t talked in a couple
years, and he was on my infamous call-back list. But thank god, he took the initiative and we talked
all night (about five hours) in January.  I can’t imagine how I would have felt if we hadn’t caught up. 
Haven’t seen him in person in 45 years, but the childhood memories we created will remain fresh in
my mind, as will all the adventures we shared as young adults.  I got him into the damnedest
situations.  But come to think of it, that started early. I can see his mother (who passed away a few
decades ago) laughing hysterically when she found I’d imparted the ‘facts of life’ to Bucky while we
young grade schoolers playing in the sandbox.  She apparently was amazed I had it straight—and
promptly phoned my mother to ask where the hell I learned that.  No cause of death, and no
autopsy planned (when you’re at our stage in life, they chalk it up to old age, I guess)—but what
does bring me comfort is to learn he went suddenly and quickly—the way we probably all want to
go. So much better for the departed, but harder for us left behind.  RIP Bucky.

As for bumpers last night, again your requests dominated:

Pretty Boy (Don Covay) – Switchin’ In The Kitchen
Reflections – (Just Like) Romeo & Juliet
Reflections – Three Steps From True Love
Ted Taylor – Be Ever Wonderful
Lee Andrews – Long Lonely Nights
Lee Andrews – Why Do I
Persuaders – Let’s Get Down Together
Jive Five – Hully Gully Calling Time
Big John Hamilton & Doris Allen – Them Changes
Frank Gay & The Gayblades – Down Bound Train
Cusco – Inca Dance


THURSDAY MARCH 10, 2022 3:31 AM... So I ended last night’s show saying I’d talk to you
Monday. That implies there’s no show tonight. That is wrong.  What it means is I thought it WAS
Thursday.  So much for my credibility.  There is a three hour show tonight, starting at 10 Central,
and I hope you’ll be listening. What I really hope is that you’ll call.  Last night’s bumpers were
mostly requests. Here’s what I played:

Cannon’s Jug Stompers – Walk Right In
The Miracles – Got a Job
Isley Brothers – For The Love Of You
Lou Rawls – Lady Love
Jerry Butler – Lost
Penny Candy – The Rockin’ Lady
Diane Renay – Kiss Me Sailor
Bill Withers – Lean on Me
Ruby Andrews – I Got A Bone To Pick With You
Carole Bayer Sager – You’re Moving Out Today


WEDNESDAY MARCH 9, 2022  3:31 AM CT...  We spent a couple hours together after the game
last night (full show tonight, by the way—10 PM CT start—attendance will be taken).  I played
several of your requests, and we waltz down radio’s memory lane as usual.  I had to wonder if
thieves knew they were stealing a box of human heads in Denver—and speaking of horrors,
Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday.  We don’t have it in Arizona, but it means my usual 9 PM
Mountain Standard start time (10 PM CST) becomes 8 PM Mountain Standard Time to coincide
with 10 PM CDT in Chicago. I’ll get used to it—about the time daylight saving time ends.  As for last
night’s bumpers:

Arthur Alexander – Where Have You Been
Tony Allen – I
Tony Allen – No One
Lions – No One
Jesse Belvin – Love Of My Life
Jesse Belvin – Guess Who 
Turbans – When You Dance
Bop Chords – Chapel In The Sky


TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2022 3:31 AM CT.... Always fun playing Monday Night Trivia, though I was
surprised you got the first question so quickly (I shouldn’t have been):  75% of Americans surveyed
in the mid 1950s cited this as a major reason for the rise in juvenile delinquency. What?  Comic
Books (Gallup 1954).   You also did well with the second question:  25% of Americans are good at
this.  40% of Americans are bad at it.  35% don’t do it.  What is it?  Dieting. (The figures come from
a Tufts University research study.) That leaves our straggler, which is where we’ll pick it up next
Monday night.   As for Bumper Stumpers A to Z, we finished the letter “T” with:

Tommie Young – Hit & Run Lover
Tommy Edwards – Please Love Me Forever
Tom & Jerrio – Come On And Love Me
Tommy Neal – Going To A Happening
Tony Allen – Nite Owl
Tramps – Ride On
Turbans – Sister Sooky
Tutu Jones with the Memphis Horns - Bad Loser
Tymes – Here She Comes
Tony Clarke – Landslide

Tonight’s show is delayed about an hour due to sports. Expect an 11P CT start. Talk to you then.


FRIDAY MARCH 4, 2022 3:31 AM CT.. It was a shorter show last night—2 hours (due to sports
interruptions) but we managed to take several calls and talk about a variety of things ranging from
Memphis radio to why the Stanford student would have committed suicide.  We also played some of
your bumper requests:

Bobby Helms – My Special Angel
Lou Rawls – For What It’s Worth
Ray Price – Different Kind of an Angel
Andre Williams – Just Because of a Kiss
Jerry Butler – A Lonely Soldier

Talk to you promptly at 10 CT next week for Monday Night Trivia.  (Tonight Monday Night Trivia will
replay from 10 to 1--  don’t call... but do call when we’re live on Monday.)


THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  We talked about everything from the history of Moishe
Levy (Roulette Records and so much more) to what to do when your HOA tells you that you can’t
have a TV antenna (you can, it’s the law that homeowners associations and municipalities can’t
prohibit residents from having antennas to get over the air tv stations, or dishes for satellite). 
Tonight there’s a sports preemption.  I expect an 11PM CT start time.  Talk to you then.  Meanwhile,
your requests determined last night’s bumpers:

5 Keys – Glory of Love
Velvetones – Glory of Love
Main Ingredient – Everybody Plays The Fool
Danderliers – My Autumn Love
Jerry Butler – He Will Break Your Heart
Tommy James & The Shondells – Hanky Panky
Richard Dimples Fields – She’s Got Paper’s On Me
Betty Wright – No Pain No Gain
Big Dee Irwin & Little Eva – Swinging On A Star
Bettye LaVette – My Man, He’s A Loving Man
Pet Clark – Downtown
Buddy Holly – Blue Days Black Nights


WEDNESDAY MARCH 2, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Don’t forget, new moon today at 11:35 AM CT.. write
those Law of Abundance checks if you’re into that.  New moon in Pisces at 12 degrees, conjunct
Jupiter, sextile Uranus.    New moons are always good for fresh starts, and the Jupiter conjunction
brings an auspicious flair to your undertaking, whatever it might be.  The sextile to Uranus brings
unexpected events, and given the timbre of the Pisces moon, probably good ones.  So there’s a
promise of happiness here, if you put any stock into this at all.  Played your requests tonight, read
the tabloids and took a few calls. I’ll be on promptly at 10 CT tonight, how about a few more calls? 
Here’s the bumper list.

Harptones – That’s The Way It Goes
Tower of Power – Soul Vaccination
Buck Owens (Corky Jones) – Hot Dog
Danleers – Half A Block From An Angel
Andy Williams – I Like Your Kind Of Love
Arthur Alexander- You Better Move On
BB King - The Thrill Is Gone
Clovers – One Mint Julep
James Brown – Licking Stick
June Valli – Apple Green
Jackson 5 – ABC


TUESDAY MARCH 1, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  Had fun playing Monday Night Trivia and every line was
full in the last half hour of the show.  This is compared to the prior 30 minute period when absolutely
no one called and I read the tabloids.   Maybe it was the difficulty of our straggler question, but
before the night ended, with some pointed clues from me, we got a winner:  15 Million people
around the world can do this.  It’s a good bet that no one listening to this show can.   Do what? 
Recite the entire Koran by heart. (To be admitted to Cairo’s Al Azhar University, all applicants must
be able to recite the entire Koran by heart-- all 77,430 words, even if they are studying to be an
engineer or doctor, according to that National Post in Canada)

And on Bumper Stumpers A to Z, we continued to concentrate on the letter “T”.  You got three of
them (the easy ones, of course). Here’s the whole list:

Topics – Hey Girl (Where Are You Going)
Tony Owens – Confessin’ A Feeling
Torches – Darn Your Love
Toulouse – What Would My Mama Say
Tower of Power – This Time It’s Real
Tremaines – Heavenly
Trammps – Hold Back The Night
Turks – I’m a fool
Tradewinds – Mind Excursion
Turbans – Golden Rings
Tru-Tones – Magic

Talk to you tonight at 10. 

FEBRUARY 2022


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2022 3:31AM CT... Tonight it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia. If you
called Monday night, you can listen to yourself on the radio.  If you didn’t listen, you can hear what
you missed, but whatever you do, do not  call. The show is not live.  The next Monday Night Trivia
will be on...Monday Night (appropriately enough), February 28th.  Will you be ready?  I’ll be ready
for you.  As for last night’s bumpers (mostly requests)...

Steve Lawrence – Pretty Blue Eyes
Ronald & Ruby – Lollipop
Etta James – Something’s Got A Hold On Me
Colts – Adorable
Mighty Mike Schermer – My Big Sister’s Radio
Marcia Ball – Foreclose On The House Of Love
Danderliers – Chop Chop Boom
Ernie K Doe – Shirley’s Tuff
Barrett Strong – Oh I Apologize
Stevie Ray Vaughn – Willie The Wimp
Elvis Presley – My Way


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Another AOR show—all over the road.  We 
covered everything from prostitution in ice fishing shanties (none, despite one mayor’s claim) to
prostitution on the exhibit floor of a cable  convention (sure looked like it).  We managed to play
several of your requests and talk about them too (list below). 

I mentioned this on the air last night, but wanted to say something here too.  In addition to Stacy in
Algonquin who is still reeling from the loss of Raldo; please put Chad from Louisville on your prayer
list.  Chad moved in with someone he thought was a friend and the result is he's out on the street
with no funds and no place to go.   Fortunately today, a couple of real friends invited him to stay
with them until he is back on his feet.  But all his possessions, particularly books and DVDs, are in
the place he was asked to vacate.  He promises to call Monday with more details, but it's a trying
time for certain, and he'd appreciate your good thoughts-- and suggestions!

Arthur Alexander – Soldier of Love
Cufflinks – Guided Missiles
King Cole Trio – Hit That Jive Jack
Velvelettes – Needle In A Haystack
Dells – Dreams of Contentment
Bobby Lester & The Moonlighters – Shoo Doo-Be Do
Ink Spots – Java Jive
Five Flights Up – Do What You Wanna Do
Main Ingredient – Just Don’t Wanna Be Lonely
Bobby Lewis – Tossin’ & Turnin’
Casinos – Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

Talk to you tonight at 10. Please call.


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Had a lot of fun last night meandering down
memory lane with lots of great soul and R&B airchecks. Al Benson, Lucky Cordell, Dick Kemp, Herb
Kent, Joe Cobb (Youngblood), Bill Crane (Butterball), Ed Cook (Nassau Daddy), Richard Pegue,
Big Bill Hill, Bill Kenner and more.   If I had more time, you would’ve heard more audio, but the
aforementioned took all day to gather, and an hour and a half to play on the air.  Played several
associated bumpers, and some requests too:

Earl Washington – The Cool Gent
Bobby Stone - HooDoo Man
Harold Burrage – What You Don’t Know
Ed Nassau Daddy Cook – The Dan Ryan
Norvells - Greasy Kid Stuff
New Birth – Dream Merchant
Whispers – Lady
Michel Rubini - Summer Song
Lenny Welch – Since I Fell For You
Eydie Gorme – I Want You To Meet My Baby
Winstons – Color Him Father

Talk to you tonight at 10. Attendance will be taken. Get close to your phone, pick it up, and call.


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Full shows all week, starting at 10 PM CT... You did
very well last night with my questions on Monday Night Trivia. 

You quickly got the straggler from last week:  As of 2030, it will be free to do this.  Until then, it’s
gonna cost you.  Everyone’s done it, but most people don’t know they’re supposed to pay to do it. 
Do what?  Sing Happy Birthday. (The copyright of the song doesn’t expire until 2030.  In 1935,
Irving Berlin was sued for putting it in a Broadway show-- it was settled out of court.  The current
owner of the rights, paid $25 million for it in 1988.  That’s why restaurants come up with their own
songs, though ASCAP admits it doesn’t have the resources to go after them—but they could.  What
is harder to grasp is how it is copyrightable at all.  A Louisville school teacher wrote it in 1893 as
Good Morning to You.  Later, probably by Robert Colman, it was changed it to happy birthday to
you.  By all accounts, any 1893 song would have become public domain in 1949, as the copyright
law at the time was 56 years--  28 plus a renewal of 28. So singing Good Morning To You is fair
game—however it wasn’t copyrighted as Happy Birthday until 1935, which put its expiration at
1991--- after the new copyright laws of life of the last living author plus 50 years were enacted.  
ASCAP says it becomes public domain in 2030. Until they you’ll hear stupid happy songs at
restaurants but now you know why.) THIS JUST IN:  A court overturned the copyright in 2015. I’ll tell
you about it on tonight’s show.

And you quickly dispatched with this:  If this happens to you, it most likely will happen on a Monday,
and least likely on a Saturday or Sunday.  What? A heart attack.

It took you a little longer for this, but you got it:  It’s commonplace today, but the first person to do it
did it in 1962, did what?  Had their breasts enlarged with silicon implants. (Timmie Jean Lindsey of
Houston was having a large tattoo removed from her chest when her plastic surgeon asked if she
wanted to be a pioneer. She agreed to the surgery only if the doctors agreed to pin back her ears.
After the procedure, her B’s turned into fully rounded Cs and she claimed she got more wolf
whistles than before.  She’s still alive-- turning 90 next year.  She has suffered many of the health
problems associated with implants, but never to the point of reporting it publicly or asking for
compensation.)

And that leaves another straggler that we’ll pick up next Monday.   As for Bumper Stumpers A to Z,
we’re still working on the letter “T” and this is what we played (you knew a couple of them):

Tommy Tucker – Hi-Heel Sneakers
Tokens – Oh What A Night
Tojo – Blue Lover
Tony Clarke – Ain’t Love Good, Ain’t Love Proud
Tony Middleton – Sweet Baby of Mine
Tony Allen & The Originals – Wishing Star
Tommy Roe – Your Love Will See Me Through
Tonettes – No Tears
Tony Orlando – Bless You
Tony & The Twilights – Paper Boy
Toquinho & Vinicius – Tarde Em Itapoa


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2022 3:31 AM CT... It’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia tonight after the
game tonight, so please don’t call. But do mark your calendar for Monday, when we’ll be live playing
trivia at 10 PM Central. Last night we came on around 11 CT after the Blackhawks game and it was
goo to hear from many of you.  We played some of your requests:

Jan Bradley – Back in Circulation
Andre Williams – Jailbate
Time Tones – Pretty Pretty Girl
Dennis Herrold – Hip Hip Baby
Louis Armstrong – La Vie En Rose
Ral Donner – Please Don’t Go
Arthur Prysock – Funny How Time Slips Away


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2022 3:31 AM CT... More fun strolling down memory lane, talking
about Howard Miller on WIND and a lot more. We’ll be on tonight after the game, probably around
11 PM CT, but check often. And please call

Shorty Long – Function at the Junction
King Floyd – Groove Me
Sunny Gale – Before It’s Too Late
Pentagons – Until Then
Cookie & His Cupcakes – Got You On My Mind
Gene McDaniels – Point of No Return


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  We looked at the original Record Row in
Chicago (47th St. & S. Cottage Grove Ave) last night and played some Parrot Chance and United
records (as evidenced by the bumper list below).  Tonight we’ll be on after play by play, figure
around 10:30, and I hope you’ll call.  Still battling whatever is causing continual nausea and your
calls really help. 

Mable Scott – Mr. Fine
Jimmy Forrest – Hey Mrs. Jones
Skippy Brown – So Many Days
Dells  - It’s Not Unusual
Bobbie Smith & The Dream Girls – Mr. Fine
Glenn Miller – It Must Be Jelly
Tams – Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me
Patsy Cline – When I Get Through With You
Chi-LItes - Oh Girl
Jerry Butler - Rainbow Valley


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2022 3:31 AM... It was a short Monday Night Trivia show, but a fun one.
Thanks to those of you who called. Tonight the show will start promptly after the 10 PM news. 
Please call. (The show is always better when you do.) I think we had a straggler from last week, but
try as I may I have absolutely no idea what it was. Either way, I started with a new question and so
far, you haven’t gotten it. So we’ll save it for next week and I bet you’ll ace it then.  As for Bumper
Stumpers A to Z, we’re still working on the letter “T” and here’s what we played:

Temptations – I Want A Love I Can See
Tina Robin – Play It Again
Timothy Wilson – Just Another Guy
Theola Kilgore – This Is My Prayer
Thurston Harris – Over & Over
Timi Yuro – Turn The World Around The World The Other Way


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2022 9:45 PM CT... Sorry to say I won’t be on tonight.  Health
setback.  Nothing awful as far as I’m concerned, but Jon made the executive decision that I couldn’t
do the show. I protested for about an hour and finally realized he’s right, I am not right, so to speak. 
But I have every intention of being in fine shape by Monday night.  The show will be delayed for
about an hour and a half due to sports play by play, but we’ll celebrate the end of Valentine’s day
together around 11:30 Monday.  Looking forward to it.


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Well, we solved the worlds problems last night. 
OK not even close, but we had fun talking anyway and we played some of your requests too.  Live
show tonight at 10 CT, no sports interruptions as far as I know. Here’s the bumper list:

Syl Johnson – Come On Sock It To me
Frankie Newsome – My Lucky Day
Lucky Cordell – My Love
Clovers – Here Goes A Fool
Arthur Alexander – A Shot of Rhythm and Blues
Arthur Alexander – You Better Move On
Timi Yuro – Whats A Matter Baby
Jerry Butler – Isle of Sirens
Gene Chandler – Groovy Situation
Jim Reeves – Welcome To My World


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Had fun strolling down memory lane talking
about all the early R&B shows on Chicago radio.  Next Tuesday we’ll talk about the original record
row (not the one on S. Michigan).  I hope you’ll call in and share your memories. Likewise, I hope
you’ll call tonight. We’ll be on right after the Blackhawks, about 10:30 PM CT.  Talk to you then.  As
for the bumpers we played last night:

Arthur Alexander – Anna
The Sparks of Rhythm – Handy Man
Billy Eckstine – Taking A Chance on Love
Billy & The Kids – Take A Chance On Love
E. Rodney Jones – The Whole Thing
E. Rodney Jones – R&B Time
Lenny Miles – Don’t Believe Him Donna


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2022 3:31 AM.  Had a lot of fun playing trivia with you tonight, though my
heart goes out to Stacey who just lost her husband, Raldo.  We’ll all be there for her in the coming
weeks and months.  As for our straggling trivia question from last week, no one got it by the end of
the show, so I revealed.  Actually, it’s a tribute to you that you didn’t guess this, because it’s
unconscionable. Unfortunately it’s also true.  Maybe it’s debatable about what they did, but it’s open
and shut awful about how they did it. Far as I know, they still do it: 

South Korea is notorious for cheating on exams. A few yeas ago the ACT test pulled out of the
country.  But even before that, stories about applicants for their version of the bar exam were
notorious.  To combat it, South Korea did this.  Did what?  Stopped test takers from going to the
bathroom. (Since the tests were long affairs, buckets were placed in the back of the room.  But
female test takers complained, so in 2002, long plastic skirt-like receptacles were added for their
comfort.)

It was good to hear from Bob in  Memphis. He and Ken in Chicago knew one of the bumpers—The
Timetones.  No other guesses on anything else, which was surprising since some were well known.
Bumper Stumpers A to Z, working on the letter “T”. Here’s what we played:

Temptations – My Pillow
Thelma Jones – Salty Tears
Themes – Reminds Me Of You
Timothy Wilson – Baby Baby Please
Theresa Lindsay – Gotta Find A Way
Tierra – Gonna Find Her
Three Degrees – No No Not Again
Three Jades – I Care For You
Timetones – In My Heart
Tides – Chicken Spaceman
Tina Britt – The Real Thing

Not sure about the time of tonight’s start. It’ll be whenever Northwestern Basketball stops playing.
Talk to you then.


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  We opened with True Love Ways in memory of Buddy
Holly.  Released posthumously as an album cut here. First time the song was a hit in the US came
six years later when Peter & Gordon brougt it back to us from England where the Buddy Holly
version had been released as a single and made the UK charts in '59.  Good to hear from so many
of you including a few new folks.  Thanks! We talked about AT&T’s cutoff of 3G this month (on the
22nd) so if you’ve got a device that runs on it, be advised, it won’t soon. And that’s potentially a lot
more than phones—think medical devices, alarms, cars.  We heard from Dennis in
Austria—demonstrations continue over the mandate that every citizen be vaccinated, and we
played a lot of your requests. 

Buddy Holly – True Love Ways
Marlo – I Could Of Had A Good Thing
Marlo – Understanding
Five Satins – To The Aisle
Pastels – Been So Long
Miracles – If You’re Ever In The Neighborhood
Nite-Liters – K-Gee
Impressions – Amen
Ray Stevens – Just One Of Life’s Little Tragedies
Little Anthony & The Imperials – So Much
Manhattans – Call Somebody Please

Tonight it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia, but we’ll be back live playing trivia, appropriately, on
Monday night. Talk to you then.


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2022 3:31 AM.. The Day The Music Died.  (Buddy Holly plane crash 63
years ago today—we won’t dwell on it, but by request we’ll get at least one Buddy Holly song on
tonight—maybe we’ll even open with it.)  Full show tonight starting at 10.

It was a short show last night, but I had fun with Slime From The Checkout Line.. Fauci’s finished,
Scientology is over and Bill Clinton needs a new heart.  (The stories are never as good as the
headlines.)  And we had time to play three of Scotty’s requests:

Miracles – Bad Girl
Chi Lites – A Letter To Myself
Chi Lites – Have you Seen Her


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2022 3:31 AM...  Will he or won’t he? Punxsutawney Phil that is.  And
News Nation’s Morning in America will have play by play coverage of the event. Don’t miss it.  
Yesterday marked the start of Black History Month, a commemoration going back to 1926.  We did
some waltzing down the second Record Row (S. Michigan Ave from Cernack to Roosevelt) and
spent the evening playing some of the wonderful One-Derful records (including subsidiaries M-Pac
and Mar-V-Lus) and a few of your requests too:

Accents – New Girl
Ultimations – Without You
Liz Lands – One Man’s Poison
Five Du-Tones – Shake A Tail Feather
Eddie Holman – Hey There Lonely Girl
Ruby & The Romantics – Hey There Lonely Boy
Rose Royce – Wishing On A Star
Beverly Shaffer- Where Will You Be Boy
Cicero Blake – Sad Feeling
Sounds of Dawn – How Many Times
Du-Ettes – Please Forgive Me
Fabulous Thunderbirds – Why Get Up
Alvin Cash – Twine Time

Tonight’s show will be abbreviated. Don’t expect to hear from me before midnight. Exactly when will
be determined by The Blackhawks.  (I’ll follow play by play and post game programming.)


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2022  3:31 AM CT...  Fun playing trivia. I almost didn’t ask the straggler
last week because I though it was so easy, being one of the three great lies, but it took until the
midnight hour to get a right answer:  62% of Americans have claimed this, when it wasn’t true.
Claimed what? The check is in the mail (according to multiple sources including polls in Readers
Digest and the Chicago Sun Times).  Those other lies, well... one is I’ll still respect you in the
morning, the other I can’t share in polite company, though it’s no less true.    I followed it up with
another question that will remain next week’s straggler. 

As for Bumper Stumpers A to Z, we started in on the letter T last night and here’s what we played:

T-Birds – Green Stamps
Tammi Terrell – Come On And See Me
Tams – Memory Lane
Terrans - Moonrise
Tams – Find Another Love
Ted Taylor – Somebody’s Always Tryin’
Temptones – Girl I Love You
Tavares – A Penny For Your Thoughts
Ten Years Later – Ride On Cowboy
Temprees – Dedicated To The One I Love


JANUARY 2022


FRIDAY JANUARY 28, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  If it could go wrong it did, but we got through it
nonetheless.  Good news from Stacey—she’s got more of a support system than she realized, and
Raldo is hanging in there.   We’ll be back live for Monday Night Trivia at 10. Looking forward to
talking with you then.  As for the bumpers we played last night:

Isaac Hayes – Walk On By
Steve King – Satan Is Her Name
Antonio Carlos Jobim – One Note Samba
Eddie Hazel - California Dreaming
JJ Cale – Cocaine
Robert Palmer – Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley
Pentagons – I Wonder
Deon Jackson – I Can’t Go On
Aaron Neville – Over You
Huey Piano Smith - Little Chickie Wah Wah


THURSDAY JANUARY 27, 2022 6:00 PM CT... Talk to you live at 10 tonight.  Hoping to have a
Stacey from Algonquin update, and looking forward to your calls.

You asked about LaDonna Tittle?  Thankfully she's still with us, and if you're on facebook, check
out her page there.  Either way, if you're a LaDonna fan, you should check this link out.  It's from
TheHistoryMakers.org and it not only has her bio, but there are several video clips you'll want to
see.  They're 19 years old now (March 2003) but the info is priceless.  You'll love the Muhammad Ali
date story.   I don't have info more current than her facebook page (she last posted in November)
but from everything I can tell, she's alive and well, and Chicago radio is better for all of her
contributions.


THURSDAY NIGHT JANUARY 27, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Prayers for Stacey whose husband Raldo is
critically ill.  If you were listening last night, you heard the story. If not, listen tonight for an update.
We’ll be live at 10.   We also heard from Bernie Allen’s son Chris, which was a kick to stroll down
WLS memory lane.  And we played the first true discotheque song--  of course there’s a debate, but
the general consensus among those who care is it’s The Intruders... as for that, and what else we
played:

Intruders – (Win Place Or Show) She’s A Winner
Linda Clifford – Runaway Love 
Marcia Griffiths – Electric Boogie 
Lee Shot Williams – Juke Joint Slide
Nolan Strong & The Diablos – Since You’re Gone
Delfonics – You’ve Been Untrue
Four Tunes – Marie
Del Vikings – When I Come Home
Sonny Charles & Checkmates LTD – Black Pearl
Ventures – Walk Don’t Run


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26, 2022  3:31 AM CT... Full show again tonight, attendance will be taken,
trundle to your phone at 10 and call.  As for last night, we talked about everything from the side
effects of prescription drugs to the best screen reader for those who can’t see.  If you’re visually
impaired and are reading this, you already know all about it.  My surprise was that listener James
didn’t.  Now he does.  Several other facts of lesser importance were also covered.  As for what we
played:

Johnny D – Cold Hearted Rollye (to the tune of Mohair Sam)
Jacksonians – California Dreamin’
Isley Brothers – Who’s That Lady (1964)
Isley Brothers – Just Came Here To Chill
Freddie Hughes – Send My Baby Back
Etta James – Strange Things Happen
Sam Cooke – You Send Me
Eugene Church – Pretty Girls Everywhere
Manhattans – I Call It Love
George Jones, Elvis, James Taylor – She Thinks I Still Care


TUESDAY JANUARY 25, 2022  3:31 AM CT...   Full show tonight- talk to you at 10 CT... as for
Monday Night Trivia last night, it was an abbreviated show due to play by play preemption.  But we
did spend an hour and a half tackling a question that is now officially a straggler. We also concluded
“S” in Bumper Stumpers A to Z.  Each group name or artist’s first name began with an “S”.  Here’s
what we played:

Sundials – Whether To Resist
Swallows – It Ain’t The Meat
Superlatives – I Don’t Know
Sugar  Pie Desanto – Soulful Dress
Sunglows – Til The End Of Time
Swans – You Better Be A Good Girl Now


FRIDAY JANUARY 21, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Great to talk with Mary Ann Winkowski in the 10 PM
hour last night.  We discussed a lot about portals.  You can hear more on her youtube channel.  All
was going pretty well until it started “snowing”. Initially I thought insulation blowing out of the air
ducts thanks to the revision work going on in the studio building didn’t think it would be more than a
humorous dilemma.  Turned out it is a health hazard. I’m writing this from the other studio and
feeling worse by the minute. I’ll feel a lot better if the construction guys can clean and fix this without
much drama.  As for what we played last night:

Valentinos – It’s All Over Now
Outsiders – Time Won’t Let Me
Lavern Baker – See See Rider
Lynn White – May The Best Man Win
Drifters – Such A Night
Bobby Darin – Beyond The Sea
Barbara Lynn – You’ll Lose A Good Thing
Five Satins – In The Still Of The Night
Leo Sayer – Long Tall Glasses


THURSDAY JANUARY 20, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Tonight at 10, Mary Ann Winkowski joins me.  Mary
Ann is just like you and me, except she sees ghosts.  Not dead people who have crossed over to
the other side, but earth-bound spirits no longer breathing.  And she sees them just as plainly as
she sees the living.  This means if you think you’ve got spirits surrounding you, she can tell you. 
When you call, you’ve got to be in the location you think is haunted, and if it is she’ll know it and tell
you a bit about who might be joining you in spirit.  If you’re going to call, call early.  Mary Ann joins
me for the first hour, and usually no one calls for the first half hour, then the flood gates open and
some of you don’t get on the air.  So, if you’re interested, call early!  888-876-5593.  Otherwise sit
back and enjoy the discussion and following it, we’ll talk about anything you’d like.  As for last
night’s bumpers:

Emotions – So I Can Love You
Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters – Money Honey
Wes Montgomery Trio – Missile Blues
Spiders – I Didn’t Want To Do It
Gary U.S. Bonds – Twist Twist Senora
Delfonics – Didn’t I
Laura Nyro – And When I Die
Rascals - People Got To Be Free
Righteous Brothers – Rock and Roll Heaven
Lavern Baker – Bop Ting A Ling


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 19, 2022, 3:31 AM CT...  Show started at 10:30 last night—after sports
play by play.  Tonight and tomorrow, we’ll have full shows, so please join us at 10 PM CT. Last night
we talked about 5G Low, Mid & High (it’s the midrange that is potentially affecting altimeters, but it’s
probably much about nothing), Lia’s potentially fatal overdose, bladder infections (how festive), and
Ken in Chicago introduced us to a song I can’t believe I never heard in 1976 (Faragher Brothers
below).  Here’s what we played:

Five Satins – Our Anniversary
Platters – I Love You 1000 Times
Platters – With This Ring
Dallas Frazier – The Conspiracy of Homer Jones
Harptones - Shrine of St. Cecilia
Manhattans – Call Somebody Please
Manhattans – It’s Gonna Take A Lot To Bring Me Back
Marvelettes – Strange I Know
Faragher Brothers – Never Get Your Love Behind Me
Peppermint Trolley Company – Baby You Come Rollin’ Cross My Mind


TUESDAY JANUARY 18, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  Fun as always playing Monday Night Trivia.  You got
all the questions I threw out:

Scrambled eggs and macaroni and cheese are the favorite foods of blank? Rats (their least favorite
foods are raw beets, peaches and celery).

Oklahoma has more of these per capita then any other US state. More of what?  Horses.  1 for
every 12 people.  As for ownership, that’s also the highest per capita.  One per every 46 residents is
a horse owner.

15 to 20 years ago, television networks lost, on average, $325 million collectively per year for airing
this. Airing what?   Be specific.  NFL Football.

On Bumper Stumpers A-Z, we were still working on the letter “S”.  You got The Spaniels,
Spellbinders, Sugar Boy Crawford, Superbs and Sly Slick & Wicked.  Good job.  Here’s everything
we played:

Scarlets – I Sold My Heart To The Junkman
Sunny & The Sunliners – No One Else Will do
Sophomores – Charades
Spaniels – Please Don’t Tease
Steve Alaimo – Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying
Spellbinders – We’re Acting Like Lovers
Sugar Boy Crawford – Jock A Mo
Superbs – Baby Baby All The Time
Sounds of Dawn – How Many Times
Second Nature – Who’s That Guy
Sly Slick & Wicked – Love’s Gonna Pack Up

Talk to you tonight around 10ish.  There could be a couple minutes sports delay, but unless
something unforeseen happens, it should be close to a whole show.


FRIDAY JANUARY 14, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  good spending a couple hours with you after the game. 
Thanks for all the calls.  So, Prince Andrew can’t get out of his civil suit in the US and the Queen
has stripped him of titles and tasks.. next week we’ll find out if Ghislaine Maxwell’s verdict stands in
light of the lying juror.  Full shows all next week (as far as I know).  Trivia on Monday, speaking of
which, tonight’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia from 10 to 1 (CT).. Don’t call, but do make a date to
call on Monday.  As for last night’s bumpers:

Sheppards – Sherry
Sandpipers - Wave
4 Seasons – Sherry
Enchantment – Gloria
Little Anthony & The Imperials – Better Use Your Head
Jackie Wilson – Come Back To Me


THURSDAY JANUARY 13, 2022 3:31 AM... Somewhat shortened show last night but nice hearing
from all of you, particularly some newcomers.  We’ll be on tonight after the game, not sure exactly
when that will be, but check back periodically, and do call.  As for songs we played, RIP Rosa Lee
from the Dixie Cups and Ronnie from the Ronettes.  You’ll hear about both if you listen to the show. 
Here's the bumper list:

Dixie Cups – Iko Iko
Sonny Curtis – I Pledge My Love To You
Ronettes – Walking In the Rain
Whispers – I Was Born When You Kissed Me
Sly & The Family Stone - I Ain’t Got Nobody (For Real)
Slim Harpo – Scratch My Back


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 12, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  Fun talking about everything from the marketing
of goldfish (the cracker, not the koi) to (of course) obscure oldies.  Here’s what we played:

Betty White – Nevertheless
Ruby & The Romantics – Nevertheless
Rainbows – Mary Lee
Lou Rawls – Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing
Brenton Wood – I Like The Way You Love Me
Brenda Holloway – You’ve Changed Me
Dells – She’s Just An Angel
Dobie Grey – Out On The Floor
Masqueraders – I Ain’t Got To Love Nobody Else
Five Stairsteps – Stay Close To Me
Cadillacs – Gloria

Talk to you tonight at 10. 


TUESDAY JANUARY 11, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Fun playing trivia last night. You knocked a couple
questions out quickly: 

59% of business executives claim that the way a person does this is indicative of how he or she
conducts business.  Does what?  Plays golf.   (82% of the same executives admit to cheating at
Golf.  That tidbit from the Seattle Times.)

They’re commonplace now —though much less are sold today than at their peak years ago.   You
see them almost daily, but you generally ignore them.  But the first time anyone saw one of these
was in the early 1700s.  One of what? The first newspaper ad.   May 1704 in the Boston Newsletter.

And before the show was over you got a third one too:  Minnesota has the highest per capita
number of this.  What? Boats.  (1 per every 6 residents. As for registered boats and raw numbers,
California over took Michigan about 15 years ago.  CA has 1,051,000.)

Bumper Stumpers—well you knew three of ‘em. As for all of ‘em:

Spiral Staircase – She’s Ready – 1969 Columbia (Billy Sherrill & Glenn Sutton wrote it)
Starlings – My Plea For Love – 1954 Josie  (from the Bronx)
Steinways – My Heart’s Not In It Anymore – 1964 Oliver (Sandy Linzer – Denny Rendall)
Sue Lynne – Don’t Pity Me – 1969 RCA  flip of a flop, third and final RCA release
Sugarbees – Big Time Lover
Stereos – I Really Love You – 1961 Cub
Starlites – They Call Me A Dreamer – 1956 Ember (flip of a flop)
Stick McGhee – Jungle Juice
Starbrights – He’s An Aries Man
Starbuck – The Slower You Go
Strands – How Will I Known

I was surprised you didn’t get Starbuck, but you did know Spiral Staircase and Stereos. Surprised
Sean in Sandwich knew the Starlites, but he clearly had a good baby-sitter.

Talk to you tonight at 10. Please call!


FRIDAY JANUARY 7, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  I wasn’t sure how many of you would call, since I
mentioned Wednesday night we’d have a very abbreviated show last night, but turned out that I
heard from a lot of you. Thank you!   Talk to you after the weekend promptly at 10 PM for Monday
Night Trivia.  As for last night’s bumpers:

Alley Cats – Feel So Fine
Blossoms – That’s When The Tears Start
Parliaments – Don’t Be Sore At me
George Benson – She Makes Me Mad
Gene McDaniels – Point Of No Return


THURSDAY JANUARY 6, 2022  4:45 PM CT...  Well, it turns out tonight's show won't be quite as
short as I was told. Latest info has me on as of 11:30 PM CT tonight.  So forget that part about not
calling tonight.  Please call tonight.  I can use the company.  Talk to you in a few hours!  Thanks.


THURSDAY JANUARY 6, 2022 3:31 AM CT....  Short show tonight—on after the blackhawks
around 12:30 CT..  hope you’ll join me.  Had a good time last night with topics ranging from Miami
Lakes wanting to remove Don Shula’s name from buildings and event spaces because.. no one
under 50 knows who he is; to what to do when your neighbors are spying on you.  Here’s what we
played:

Channels – The Gleam In Your Eyes
Ringleaders – Let’s Start Over
Drifters – Whatcha Gonna Do
Drifters- Some Kind of Wonderful
Occasions – Baby Don’t Go
Joe Tex – All The Heaven A Man Really Needs
Arthur Conley – People Sure Act Funny
Charlie Rich – Mohair Sam
Garnet Mimms – A Quiet Place


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 5, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  we’ll be on about 15 minutes late tonight—figure
on 10:15 or thereabouts Central Time.  Fun talking about Poon Tang last night (I never thought I’d
write that in a sentence, but if you listen it’ll be tamer than it sounds here).  And numerology,
Country Joe, Johnny Adams and something else too numerous to mention (meaning I have
absolutely no idea).  As for what we played: 

Country Joe & The Fish – Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
Alley Cats – Puddin n’ Tain
Treniers – Poon Tang!
Lula Reed – Puddentane
Roger Miller – Kansas City Star
Bobby Sheen – How Many Nights
Charlie Rich – July 12, 1939
Johnny Adams – I Won’t Cry


TUESDAY JANUARY 4, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  We’ll be starting at 11 Central tonight.  Right after
Blackhawks Hockey.

Thanks for playing trivia with me last night.  No one ever got the straggler:  About 150 people are
killed in this profession every year, but people still line up to do it.  What profession?  Missionaries.  
(That’s an average—last few years it’s been less—or maybe more, depending on the source—a lot
goes unreported.) Had fun with your choice of questions and a few of you got some of the bumpers.
In Bumper Stumpers A to Z, we’re still working on the letter “S” (and will be next Monday too).  All
the artists first names, or the group names begin with the letter “S”.  Here’s what we played:

Sonny Holiday – Baby Baby
Solitaires – Walking Along
Solomon Burke – Cry To Me
Smiley Lewis – Bumpity Bump      
Sonny Roberts & The Echoes – I’ll Never Let You Go
Smokey Robinson – Ever Had A Dream
Sonny Knight – If You Want This Love
Softones – Laundromat
Stardusters – I’m A Fool To Care
Sons of Robin Stone – Love Is Just Around The Corner



DECEMBER 2021

FRIDAY DECEMBER 31, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Thanks for all the calls last night.  Sentiments
sincerely returned.  I hope 2022 brings you only good things—and lots of ‘em  Bumpers last night?

Del Shannon – Hats Off To Larry
Four Tops – Ask The Lonely
ELO – Strange Magic
Brenda Lee – (If I’m Dreaming) Just Let Me Dream
Patti Drew – Tell Him
Jive Five – What Time Is It
Ella Fitzgerald – Soldier Boy
Bertha Tillman – Oh My Angel

Back live next year.  Uh, that would be Monday January 3rd, 2022 at 10 PM CT.. full three hours of
Monday Night Trivia.  Talk to you then!


THURSDAY DECEMBER 30, 2021 3:31 AM CT... It was an AOR show, all over the road from Mill
Valley to the Ghislaine Maxwell verdict.  We started to get into New Years resolutions (they rarely
change and we rarely keep them) but maybe we’ll delve deeper into the futility of that on tonight’s
last-night-of-the-year show (for me, anyway).  I hope you’ll call. Talk to you at 10.  As for last night’s
bumpers:

Bo Diddley – Ooh Baby
Bo Diddley – Say Man
Classics IV – Stormy
Classics IV - Spooky
Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Ruby & The Romantics- Our Day Will Come
Miss Abrams & The Strawberry Point Third Grade Class – Mill Valley
Joe Harnell – Our Day Will Come


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 29, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Fun talking about radio and all things internet
(it isn’t a superhighway, it’s a dirt road)

Last night’s bumpers

Chords – Sh-Boom
Wilburn Brothers – Oo Bop Sha Boom
Incredibles – I’ll Make It Easy
Dee Clark – When I Call On You
Wade Flemons – My Baby Likes To Rock
Major Lance – Phyllis
Charlie Rich – Mohair Sam
Skeeter Davis – I Can’t Stay Mad At You
Charlie Rich – July 12, 1939
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
John Prine -  In Spite of Ourselves
Isley Brothers – I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door

3 hours of good times tonight starting at 10. Only thing that would make it better is your call.  Do it!


TUESDAY DECEMBER 28, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Turns out there is a full show tonight, so the fun
begins at 10 PM CT..  I hope you’ll join me. Monday Night Trivia was a good time as usual.  We
reminisced a bit, and apparently came up with a real stumper. We’ll hold it over for next week.  As
for last night’s Bumper Stumpers A-Z, we’re still working on the letter “S” and this is what we played:

Seminoles – I Can’t Stand It
(Bubber Johnson – There’ll Be No One – 1955 stumper)
Shorty Long – Devil With The Blue Dress
Shirley & Lee – I’m Gone
Showmen – It Will Stand
Sherwoods – Three Love Letters
Shirley Gunter – Oop Shoop
Skyliners – I’d Die
Showstoppers – Ain’t Nothing But A Houseparty
Salas Brothers – Donde Esta Santa Claus
Silver Caboose – Loving You Is Hurting Me
Sly Slick & Wicked – Never Had A Girl Like You


FRIDAY DECEMBER 24, 2021 11:21 PM CT.. Thanks to the wonderful Ashley at WGN Radio, all of
last night's show is available. It's on the stream until Monday Night Trivia, and it's available as a
download (use the nav bar above). Talk to you Monday night!


FRIDAY DECEMBER 24, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Apologies that I didn’t capture most of the first hour of
the show last night.  I’ve asked WGN for a copy and I’m guessing I’ll have it next week. When I do,
I’ll put the whole thing together as a download.  For now, it’s playing on the stream, which it will do
until  Monday’s live show—a full three hours of Monday Night Trivia starting at 10 Central. 

It was great talking with Steve Bryant all last night. Check out his SteveBryantBlog.com and look
for Steve Bryant on YouTube.com.  While I’m giving you links, I meant to pos this one last night: 
KHGV.org.  They’re running an 8 hour Christmas special that Johnny Goyen did years ago while
he was on KFMK. 

As for what we played last night:

Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns – Almost Time For Santa Claus
Rusty Warren – Bounce Your Boobies
Steve Bryant – What Child Is This?
Steve Bryant – A Magic Christmas Eve
Steve Bryant – I’m So Glad It’s Christmas
Steve Bryant – 60 Days of Christmas
Steve Bryant – Older Wiser Kind of Guy
Steve Bryant – No More Than Christmas
Salas Brothers (with The Jaguars) – Donde Esta Santa Claus
Huey Piano Smith -  ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Boogie Woogie Santa Claus)
Velons – Let’s Make Christmas New This Year
Jewels – Who’s It Gonna Be On New Year’s Eve

Good luck on making it through the next few days.  The Rollye James’ I Hate The Holidays Club is
in session until January 2nd.  Sorry I can’t be here tonight or tomorrow night—if I had scheduled
shows, I wouldn’t miss them.


THURSDAY DECEMBER 23, 2021 Last show before Christmas tonight and it’s only fitting Steve
Bryant will join me.  Not only was he the top selling host on QVC, peddling countless questionable
Christmas products with gusto, but he’s also written several Christmas songs. We’ll through caution
to the wind and play them, this being The Rollye James’ I Hate The Holidays Club and all.  No
forced frivolity here, but I bet we’ll get you laughing in spite of yourself.  Three big hours.   Tune in at
10 tonight.  As for last night’s bumpers:

Ray Stevens – Misty
Vernon Anders – Lovin’ John
Johnny Bristol – Keep This Thought In Mind
Tom Lehrer – A Christmas Carol
Otis Redding – Dock of the Bay
Hollywood Flares – Buzz Buzz Buzz
Allan Sherman – 12 Days of Christmas
Dee Clark – Hey Little Girl
Betty Wright - Life


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 22, 2021 3:31 AM  Another full show tonight, and tomorrow night.
Tomorrow night Steve Bryant joins me.  If you think you’ve seen the weirdest Christmas gift, I bet
Steve has sold it—or something even more out there during his decade and a half run as the top
seller on QVC. We’ll have a lot to talk aboaut and I hope you’ll call.  As fo what’s on tap tonight.
That’s such a good question—which translates to I have no earthly idea, so please call.  Tell your
friends to call. I’ll even talk to housepets.  OK, maybe not but definitely housepests, and this time of
year, you’ve probably got a few of those. As for last night’s bumpers:

Heatwave – The Night We Fell
Valiants – This Is The Night
Marvelettes – Forever
Velvelettes – Needle In A Haystack
Marvelettes – My Baby Must Be A Magician
Eartha Kitt - Champaign Taste (and your beer bottle pockets)
Pearl Bailey – Five Pound Box of Money
Effie Smith & The Squires - Champaign Mind (And A Soda Water Income)
Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz It’s Christmas


TUESDAY DECEMBER 21, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  The shortest day of the year (or longest night
depending on how you look at it. Last night was my shortest show of the year (or maybe longest
night depending again on how you look at it).  We followed sports for a few minutes. It was so short
I didn’t put it online.  I did have time to play “You Send Me” however, while talking about the events
in Chicago 57 years ago this past weekend when Sam Cooke was laid to rest in 1964. Hundreds of
fans stormed the A.R. Leak Funeral home, breaking glass doors and causing other damage to get a
look at Cooke on display. 

Full show tonight and your participation is encouraged—to put it mildly.  Talk to you at 10 CT.


FRIDAY DECEMBER 18, 2021 3:31 AM CT...   The next meeting of The Rollye James I Hate The
Holiday’s Club will be held Monday at Midnight:30 central time.  (We’re on late due to Blackhawks
play by play.)  But it should be a half hour of fun.  I’ve got between now and then to figure out what
that is.  I expect the Ghislaine Maxwell trial to rest by then, so maybe we’ll review.

As for last night’s bumpers, the first one coincides with the appearance of Mary Ann Winkowski,
who joined us in the first hour.  And she found a couple of ghosts too.  So we’ll follow up on that
next month.  Then we played some stuff for Scotty in East Chicago, and got in five Joe Simon
songs:

R. Dean Taylor – There’s A Ghost In My House
Marlo – Understanding
Sheppards – Mozelle
Luther Bond & The Emeralds - Written In The Stars
Jive Five – Don’t Believe Him Donna
Joe Simon - When
Joe Simon – The Chokin’ Kind
Joe Simon – My Adorable One
Joe Simon – Let’s Do It Over
Joe Simon – Nine Pound Steel


THURSDAY DECEMBER 16, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Looking forward to talkign with Mary Ann
Winkowski tonight at 10. Remember to call early. Mary Ann sees ghosts, and if you think you’ve
got one around you, she’ll tell you all about who it might be. 

It was great fun talking with Wild Bill Riley last night.  We played quite a bit of Westside San
Antonio music too:

Sunny & The Sunglows – Talk To Me
Commands – No Time
Sunny & The Sunliners – The One Who’s Hurtin’ Is You
Royal Jesters - I Want You Around
Little Jr. Jesse & The Teardrops – Ain’t No Big Thing
Dell-Kings – Just Remember
The Moods – Here I Stand
Denny Ezba - Suzy Q

I’ve long contended that it’s a love-hate relationship I have with the late Abe Epstein. I adored him
for all the wonderful Westside sound he committed to vinyl on his various record labels.  And I
intently disliked him for the quality of the recordings he made.  But Wild Bill told me that
Chicago-based reissue label Numero Uno has cleaned a lot of them up and they’ve got ‘em on
CDs. Normally I despise anything remotely remastered or remixed, but Abe’s stuff begs for it.  Can’t
wait to hear it. Meanwhile, if you’re on facebook, check out Wild Bill’s page here.

We also played a couple other songs:

Stylistics – People Make The World Go Round
Revels – Dead Man’s Stroll
Brothers Johnson – Strawberry Letter #23

Sorry to have abandoned you during the Brothers Johnson—I didn’t even get a chance to tell you
that Shuggie Otis, Johnny’s son, wrote Strawberry Letter #23 (Shuggie turned 68 this month) and
Quincy Jones produced it, but as I mentioned, if it were not for my excitement about talking with
Wild Bill Riley, I would have begged off on doing the show entirely given how lousy I was feeling. I
was amazed I was able to get through most of it, but in the waning moments, it caught up with me.  
I’m counting on feeling fine tonight. Or at least better.  Talk to you at 10.


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Got Blackhawk’s Hockey tonight, so I’ll be on
about 10:30 PM CT... and I won’t be alone!  Wild Bill Riley joins me and I’m really looking forward
to it.  I’ve often joked that the nicest thing about Austin is how close it is to Texas, given the political
differences between the capitol and the rest of the state.  While that’s absolutely true, even more
true is the nicest thing about Austin when I lived there was how close it was to San Antonio. 
Especially on Sunday nights when I could turn on the radio and listen to the Low and Slow Cruisin’
Show on KONO. Wild Bill Riley was the host, and though he didn’t know it, he was my every
Sunday night date.  What made him so compelling is how many Westside oldies he’d regularly play.
He knew all about this stuff—and I knew next to nothing. Heck, I thought Sunny Ozuna was from
California.  After all, he went to Burbank High—but as I learned from Wild Bill, not the Burbank High
on the west coast, the one on the west side of San Antonio.  And Sunny did so much more than
“Talk to Me”.  Then there were the Royal Jesters.  I could go on..  and I will tonight, or Wild Bill will. 
I’ll sit back enthralled and I bet you will too.

Then tomorrow night at 10, Mary Ann Winkowski joins me.  Mary Ann is just like you and
me—except she sees ghosts.  As if they were in the flesh. And if you’ve got any near you when you
call, she’ll not only see them, but she’ll see everything the ghost does. So clean up the house and
call to see if it’s haunted.

Last night’s bumpers were mostly requests, though nobody would have requested the last one. 
About all I can tell you is it was released on a real label—Mercury, and they were serious as a heart
attack, though the artist sounds like he was having one.

Big Maybelle – Candy
Ral Donner – She’s Everything
Joe Hinton – Funny
Freddie Cannon – Transistor Sister
Bessie Banks – Go Now
Patsy Cline – Strange
Ben White & The Darchaes – Nation Wide Stamps
J. Frank Wilson – Hey Little One
Legendary Stardust Cowboy – Paralyzed (mercifully just for a few seconds)


TUESDAY DECEMBER 14, 2021 3:31 AM... Monday Night Trivia was a lot of fun as always, thanks
to your many calls.  You got the straggler question from last week, and the new one posed this
week, and several of the Bumper Stumpers.   If you didn’t hear the show here’s what you missed,
(and if you want to hear it again, don’t forget it’ll replay on WGN on Friday night on WGN at 10
Central, or you can download it from the nav bar above):

In 1970 less than 3 million Americans had this.  Now it’s more than double that—by  some counts,
it’s over 7 million.  Have what?  A second home.

This is in use everywhere today. It was invented in the early 50s, but it wasn't until the mid 70s that
it was first used. What? The barcode. (It was invented in 1952 but deemed impractical so the two
guys who developed it sold the patent to IBM in the latter 50s.  It wasn’t until 1974 that a product
was first scanned:  A 10 cent of Wrigley chewing gum at a checkout line at Marsh Supermarket in
Troy Ohio.) 

Shalamar – A Night To Remember
Shirley & Lee – Baby
Sheiks – So Fine
Shells – Happy Holiday
Sheppards – Elevator Operator
Sherri Taylor – He’s The One That Rings My Bell
Shades of Blue – Lonely Summer
Shirley Gunther – Oop Shoop
Schoolboys – Please Say You Want Me
Sinners – Nightmare
Shields – You’ll Be Coming Home Soon
Shades of Blue – Lonely Summer

Talk to you tonight at 10.


FRIDAY DECEMBER 10, 2021 3:31 AM.  Tonight it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia on WGN at 10,
so sit back and enjoy the show, then mark your calendar to call in live on Monday Night at 10. 

Sad to learn of the passing of Ralph Tavares, the oldies of the Tavares brothers who would have
turned 80 today. Died on Wednesday, and as they were booked to perform this weekend, I imagine
it was sudden.  That’s a shock to those of us left behind, but a blessing to him. Now heaven isn’t
missing an angel. Ralph has arrived. 

We talked a lot about civil forfeiture after the news that a Chicago woman was stopped between
flights at Love Field in Dallas and the almost $107,000 she had with her was confiscated. She was
not arrested, not even accused, of a crime.  That’s business as usual under civil forfeiture
provisions and I’ve been talking about needed changes for going on 40 years now.  It’ll be
interesting to hear the rest of the story, if we ever do.  As for last night’s bumpers, appropriately
Tavares hits were prominent:

Tavares – Whodunit
Chubby & The Turnpikes – I Know The Inside Story
Tavares – A Penny For Your Thoughts
Tavares – Goodnight My Love
Teddy & The Twilights – Woman Is A Man’s Best Friend
Tommy Hunt – Human
Tavares – Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
JJ Cale – Crazy Mama
Frankie Ford – Sea Cruise
Chuck Jackson & Doris Troy – Tell Him I’m Not Home


THURSDAY DECEMBER 9, 2021 3:31 AM CT..  We talked with Jay about the alarming number of
scammers out there, and the startling number of people who fall for their ploys.  No one official will
ask you to pay for anything with a gift card. And if you get an email of concern, don’t click on any
link, no matter how real it looks.  Let’s say it’s supposedly from a bank where you have an account. 
Go to a web browser and enter the bank’s URL yourself.  Or look up the number and call them.
(Don’t call any number in the email that concerns you.)  In other words, go to the bank or business
directly—not through anything that has to do with the email.  And before you even get that far, there
are easy ways to rule out scammers.  The senders address can give you good clues—but that can
be spoofed too.

And as usual we talked about music—soul oldies in particular.  It was Jerry Butler’s 82nd birthday
so of course we had to play a few favorites of mine that he did.  Here’s a list of all the bumpers:

Jerry Butler – Mr. Dream Merchant
Jerry Butler – Make It Easy On Yourself
Jerry Butler – I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore
Jerry Butler – Rainbow Valley
Jerry Butler – He Will Break Your Heart
Eddie Kendricks – Girl You Need A Change Of Mind
Four Shells – Hot Dog
Little Stevie Wonder – Contract On Love
Roy Rogers – Built For Comfort
Lee Andrews & The Hearts – Why Do I
Lee Andrews & The Hearts – Really Glad To Be Here

Full show tomorrow night starting at 10 Central. Plan to call!  Thanks!


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 8, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Good spending a couple hour with you afte the
game. Apologies to those hanging on when the show ended We’ll have a full show tonight so call
me at 10 (CT) and we’ll talk.  As for bumpers (and you had to be listening to get the story on why
some of them were played):

Frank Wilson – Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
Jubalaires – Noah
Georgie Fame – Sunny
Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns – High Blood Pressure
Ricochet – Let It Snow
Steve Alaimo – Lady Of The House


TUESDAY DECEMBER 7, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Quit the interesting trivia show.  Our straggler from
last week was answered right off the bat:  7% of Americans believe this.  Their proof is a number of
conspiracy theories, and an alleged DNA test and even an entire museum devoted to this.   Believe
what?  That Elvis is still alive.  (Bill Beeny runs the Elvis is Alive Museum. He paid for the DNA test
based on tissue samples he got from doctors in Memphis.  No match.  One of the more popular
theories is the misspelling of Elvis’ middle name on his grave—the extra “A” in Aaron.   Record
Producer Bill Smith (Paul & Paula, J. Frank Wilson and others) was so convinced he wrote a book
about it.  One of his facts (to use the term loosely) was an Elvis sighting at a Sonic Drive In.

A first-time caller stepped up and got our next question:  This happens more in Los Angeles than
any other American city. About a thousand times a year. Experts say it’s because of the extensive
freeway system.  What? Bank Robberies.  And the one we asked after that is still up for grabs. 
Think about it over the week, and call in next Monday.  Didn’t hear the question?  You can catch it
on the stream (which will play until tonight’s live show) or the downloads (almost in perpetuity) or
hear it on WGN on the Friday Night Replay of Monday Night Trivia (10-1 CT).

We continued with the letter “S” in Bumper Stumpers A to Z.  That mean that the group name, or
artist’s first name if it’s a solo act, begins with “S”.  I thought that was a pretty well established
concept—until Cleveland Dennis suggested he heard the Contours.  We’ll continue with the letter
“S” next week (and probably the week after that).

As for the “S” bumpers we played, several were guessed:

Serenaders – I’ll Cry Tomorrow
Sapphires – Gonna Be A Big Thing
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Strange
Sensations – I Won’t Be Hurt
Screamin’ A’s – Headin’ Out
Searchers – Ain’t That Just Like Me
Satintones – Fine Son In Law
Seven Souls – I Still Love You
Scott English – High On A Hill
Senators – Scheming
Senors – May I Have This Dance

We’ll be on tonight around 11 CT, sports play by play before that.  Talk to you then.



FRIDAY DECEMBER 3, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Missed Monday Night Trivia?  You can hear a replay
tonight on WGN.   Meantime we filled three hours of nothing much that mattered last night and
played a few requests as well:

Malo – Suavecito 
Sweet Inspirations – Sweet Inspiration
Little Willie John – Sleep
Bill Pursell – Our Winter Love
Penguins – Memories of El Monte
Calvanes – Fleeoowee
Drifters – White Christmas
Franklyn MacCormack – Why Do I Love You
A Lighter Shade of Brown – On A Sunday Afternoon
Revels – Midnight Stroll


THURSDAY DECEMBER 2, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Good talking with many of you about something
close to nothing.  Always fun.  As for bumpers:

Sam & Dave – I Thank You
Manhattans – I Call It Love
Manhattans - I’m The One Love Forgot 
El Dorados – At My Front Door
ElDorado – Bim Bam Boom
Manhattens – Why Should I Cry
Adam Sandler – The Chanukah Song
Drifters - Steamboat
Earl Bostic – Where Or When
Bruce Channel –Sorry Baby
Dells – I’m Calling



WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 1, 2021 3:31 AM CT..  Played a lot of early Manhattans (mostly on
Carnival, but also DeLuxe) for Karen, but after awhile I lost track of what I played and didn’t. So
tonight we’ll have “I Call It Love” and “I’m The One Love Forgot”.  We’ll also have a 1957 record
from the “Manhattens”, an LA vocal group.  “Why Should I Cry”. They have absolutely no relation to
the New Jersey “Manhattans” but it’s a nice record and I like to entertain myself. Hopefully you’ll be
a kindred spirit. If not, remember it’s only 90 seconds.  We’ll also get Johnny D’s Sam & Dave “I
Thank You” request.  I will let you know how it goes with the shoe laces saga. If you don’t know of
what I speak, you missed the show.  And here’s all the songs you missed:

Manhattans – Searching For My Baby
Manhattans – Follow Your Heart
Manhattans – I Wanna Be (Your Everything)
Manhattans – Call Somebody Please
Manhattans – It’s Gonna Take A Lot To Bring Me Back
Manhattans - Give Him Up
Manhattans – One Life To Live

Talk to you tonight at 10 CT.


NOVEMBER 2021

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Tonight’s show will be on after the game—figure
about 10:15.  As for last night’s trivia, after about an hour and a half, you did very well with my first
question: This specific sporting related injury sends over 20,000 people to the emergency room
every year.  What is it?  Dropping a bowling ball on a foot.  (The second biggest bowling injury:
getting fingers stuck between the balls on the return. By far longest lasting effect of the prior two:
severe embarrassment.)  I immediately replaced it with a new question, which remains unanswered.
It’ll be next week’s straggler.  You also did well on Bumper Stumpers A-Z. We wrapped up “R” and
started in on “S”.  Here’s what we played:

Ruth Brown – 5-10-15 Hours
Royal Teens – Believe Me
Royalettes – Only When You’re Lonely
Russell Byrd – Hitch Hike  (Bert Berns)
Rick Strickland – She Can’t Fix Grits
Solomon Burke – Presents For Christmas
Sam & Bill – For You Love
Sammy Ambrose – This Diamond Ring
Sammy Hagan & The Viscounts – Tail Light
Sammy Sevens – Watch Your Step
Sanford Clark – The Fool


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Had fun counting down the top 10 of the World’s
Worst Hit Records as voted on by YOU this year.  We opened the show with Little Eva “Turkey
Trot”.    Before tell you what else we played, let me give you the 2021 Top 10:

1    Debbie Boone – You Light Up My Life
2    Neil Diamond – I Am I Said
3    Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods - Billy Don’t Be A Hero
4    Paper Lace – The Night Chicago Died
5    Captain & Tennille - Muskrat Love
6    Tiny Tim - Tiptoe Thru The Tulips
7    Morris Albert – Feelings
8    Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is
9    Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy
10  Paul Anka – Havin’ My Baby 

Explanations and embellishments are throughout the show (listen on the stream until Monday Night
Trivia starts next week, or download it anytime, use the links above).   Now as for what else you
heard:

The Hello montage featured (in order) Adele, Nazz, Lionel Ritchie, Jimmy Norman, Neil Diamond,
Sopwith Camel, Hank Snow, Faron Young, Little Peggy March, Beatles, Allan Sherman, Prairie
Oysters.

The mechanized death medley featured (in order) Ray Peterson, Mark Dinning, J. Frank Wilson,
Jimmy Cross, Dickey Lee, Stonewall Jackson.

Pipkins – Gimme Dat Ding
Piero Umiliani – Mah Nah Mah Nah
Dr. Hook – Sylvia’s Mother (a listener-like not a nomination)

The maudlin death medley featured (in order) Tanya Tucker, Bobbie Gentry, Jody Reynolds, Pat
Boone, Everly Brothers, Porter & Dolly, The Gallahads, David Geddes. 

David Geddes – Run Joey Run
Kasenetz Katz Singing Circus – Quick Joey Small (Run Joey Run)
Sylvia – Pillow Talk

The Christmas medley: NewSong, Elmo & Patsy, John Lennon, Barking Dogs, Band Aid, Wings,
John Denver, Tiny Tim, Justin Bieber, NewSong

Henhouse Five Plus Two (Ray Stevens) – In The Mood
Blue Swede – Hooked On A Feeling

It’s official The Rollye James’ I Hate The Holidays Club is open for the season. Meetings will be held
Monday through Thursday evenings at 10 CT on WGN.  If it’s Ho Ho Hum for you, this is your safe
haven.  And we’ll be back at it in a couple ays with Monday Night Trivia. Talk to you then.


THANKSGIVING 2021 3:31 AM... Tonight’s the night. We’ll count down the World’s Worst Hit
Records, as voted on by you.  Poll is now officially closed and as I type, I’m tabulating.  Find out
how it came out tonight.

As for what we played last night:

Cab Calloway – Everybody Eats When They Come To My House
James Taylor – Hey Mister, That’s Me Up On The Jukebox
Cadillacs – The Girl I Love
Cleftones – why Do You Do Me Like You Do
Orlons – Not Me
Matadors – Vengeance
Little Anthony – Goin’ Out Of My Head
Garnett Mimms – A Quiet Place
Bill Deal & The Rhondells – What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am
Peanut Butter Conspiracy – It’s Aa Happening Thing (don’t ask, lol)


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2021 3:31 AM CT..  This is it—the last day this year to vote on the
World’s Worst Hit Records. We’ll play them back live tomorrow night on Thanksgiving—a night of
turkeys.   Fun talking with Tim from TomShelfOldies.org and taking your calls.  We mentioned a lot
of songs but here’s what we played:

Spike Jones & Linda Strangis – I Want Eddie Fisher For Christmas
Betty Everett – I Can’t Hear You No More
Louis Jordan – Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
Bobby & Sylvia – I Broke Your Heart


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 23, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Fun playing trivia after the game. No right answer
on the straggler question so I revealed it at the end of the show:  A hotel in New York started
charging guests $1,000 for this in 2004. No word on how long it was around, but a few guests paid
for it.  What cost hotel guests $1,000? An omelet at the Parker Meridien Hotel in New York City. 
(Six eggs, lobster & ten ounces of sevruga caviar.  One guest said when they saw $1,000 on the
menu, they thought it was the calorie count.)

As for Bumper Stumpers A-Z, I thought this was the last week for the letter “R” but turns out we still
have a few to play.    As for what we did play:

Robert John – You Don’t Need A Gypsy
Ruby & The Romantics - Much Better Off Than I’ve Ever Been
Rufus Hunter – Caught Up
Ruby Andrews – I Guess That Don’t Make Me A Loser
Royaltones – Poor Boy
Ruby Winters – Just Like A Yo Yo
Rufus Thomas – Sister’s Got A Boyfriend

We’ll be on after play by play tonight, around 11:30 PM CT.  Tim Tillson the creator and owner of
TopShelfOldies.org will be joining me.  If you’re into obscure oldies, you’ll want to join in.  And don’t
forget, there’s still time to vote on the World’s Worst Hit Records. I’ve tabulated everything you’ve
mentioned, and right now I’ve got a 17 way tie for #10.  Please continue to vote and save me from a
world of hurt.  (You can vote as often as you like for as many songs as you want, as long as you
don’t vote for the same one twice.)  Voting continues through tomorrow night (Wednesday). I’ll
finalize the is and play them back live on Thanksgiving, a night of turkeys.


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2021 3:31 AM CT, JUST PAST PRIME ECLIPSE TIME...  Sorry that Mary
Ann Winkowski couldn’t join us, but she’ll be back as soon as her voice returns.  Our prayers and
thoughts are with her.  But thanks for all the calls—full lines all night, and that’s much appreciated. 
We talked about everything from Hawaiian radio to the downfall of Seattle and took your votes on
the World’s Worst Hit Records 2021.  

About that, I’ve tabulated up to the moment and presently we’ve got a top 9 and a 13-way tie for
10th.  Not going to encourage you in any direction by naming any of them, but will try to encourage
you to vote for the songs you hate between now and Wednesdsay night. Just like our federal
elections, you can vote as often as you like, but unlike them—you can only vote for the same song
once.  We’ll be playing them back live Thursday night on Thanksgiving the perfect night for turkeys.

Next week, we’ll start Monday Night Trivia around 10:30 CT (ballgame before me) and Tuesday’s
show won’t start until 11:30 CT (another ballgame before me).  Wednesday and Thursdays we’ll
have full shows.  If it’s on your mind, it’ll be on mine.  And we’ll play your requests too as evidenced
by last night’s bumpers:

Marlo – Understanding
Freda Payne – Deeper And Deeper
B.B. King – I’m Gonna Do What They Do To Me
Bobby Hutton – 20 Years Later
Blackbyrds – The Runaway
Hot Chocolate – Every 1’s A Winner
B.B. King – Gambler’s Blues
Harry Belafonte – Jamaica Farewell
Bloodstone – Something’s Missing


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  No show tonight, the Blackhawks are playing. 
We’ll be back tomorrow night, but there might be a slightly later start (like 10:15CT) right after the
Blackhawks.  And the best part is I’ll be joined in the first hour by Mary Ann Winkowski. Mary Ann,
as you probably know by now, sees ghosts.  Just like she sees you and me. And if you happen to
have a ghost nearby, she can tell you.  The key to getting on the air with her is to call early in the
hour.  After that, voting  continues on the World’s Worst Hit Records.  We’ll be playing the top 10
turkeys live on the night of turkeys next Thursday.  As for what we played tonight—almost all
requests (Bop Ting A Ling was mine, the rest were yours):

Dobby Dobson – This Is My Story
Lou Rawls – Lady Love
Lanier & Co – Afraid of Losing You
Lavern Baker – Bop Ting A Ling
Barbra Streisand – Sam, You Made The Pants Too Long
Barbra Streisand – Stoney End
Heatwave – Always And Forever
Evelyn Champagne King – Shame
Neil Diamond – Until It’s Time For You To Go
Lucky Starr – I’ve Been Everywhere
Hank Snow – I’ve Been Everywhere


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Fun playing trivia with you last night. Thanks for all
the calls.  If you missed the show, it will replay this Friday at 10 PM on WGN Radio.  (Or you can
catch it on the stream until tonight’s live show, or download it at your leisure.)   I threw out a fine
question, and by the time the show ended, it remained unanswered.  So it’s a straggler and we’ll
pick it up next week.   Several of you did win with your own categories— music charts and
advertising slogans most notably, and a few of our bumpers were identified. (We’re playing Bumper
Stumpers A to Z, and we’re stil on the letter “R”.)  what you knew was Ronnie Hawkins, Rose
Colored Glass and the Royals.  What we played was:

Robins – Just Like That
Rosalinde Block – Never Known Love
Rosco Gordon – Surely, I Love You
Ronnie Hawkins – Mary Lou
Royal Five – Say It To My Face
Rose Colored Glass – Can’t Find The Time
Royal Chessman – Beggin’ You
Royalettes- It’s A Big Mistake
Roscoe Robinson – That’s Enough
Royals – Every Beat of My Heart
Roy Smith – Very Strong On You

Full show tonight at 10. No show tomorrow night.  Thursday we’ll have Mary Ann Winkowski on with
us! 


MONDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2021  3:31 AM CT... Apologies for not getting the replay streaming until
now. It is (and will until tonight’s live show) and it’s available as a download for the foreseeable
future.  It’s been a rough few days but I rallied earlier in the evening and hopefully by tonight’s show
I’ll be ready for you. Monday Night Trivia starts at 10.  As for Thursday night’s bumpers:

Glen Campbell – Universal Soldier
Johnny Cash – Singing in Viet Nam Talkin’ Blues
Richard Barbary – When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Dells – Does Anybody Know I’m Here
Inconquerables – Wait For Me
Andrews Sisters – Hold Tight
Pete Seeger – Draft Dodger Rag
Mel & Tim – Mail Call Time
Monitors – Greeting This is Uncle Sam
Allen Orange – V.C. Blues
Charmels – Dear Uncle Sam
Whispers – P.O.W. M.I.A.
Innocence – Mairzy Doats
Freda Payne – Bring The Boys Home
Johnny Darrell – Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town
Dave Dudley – Vietnam Blues
Monitors – Greetings This Is Uncle Sam


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2021 2:00 AM CT..  It doesn't happen often but I'm too sick to digitize the
file of last night's show and list the bumpers.  I'm hoping to do that later today.  Apologies.


THURSDAY VETERANS’ DAY 2021 3:31 AM.. We’ll celebrate with military songs tonight at 10.
Worry not, no marches.   Had a fine time last night.  We somehow got to talking about country
music, absolutely coincidental to the CMA awards being on TV.  Our bumpers reflected it too:

Dolly Parton – Jeannie’s Afraid Of The Dark
Hank Thompson – I See Them
Charlie Louvin – What Are Those Things With Big Black Wings
Ray Charles – I Can’t Stop Loving You
Tommy Edwards – Don’t Fence Me In
Ane Brun – From Me To You
Del Shannon – From Me To You
Stonemans – God Is Alive And Well
Johnny Cash – One Piece At A Time

On a somber note, Kayla mentioned that Brendan Santo disappeared a couple weeks ago from the
Michigan State University campus.  Absolutely no clue as to what happened or where he might be,
and it’s atypical for his behavior.  Search him.  You’ll see a picture, and with any luck, someone will
remember seeing him after October 29th.


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Great hearing from so many of you last night. 
It was a lot of fun. Let’s do it again tonight at 10!   As for last night’s bumpers, it was 100% by
request. Here’s what we played:

Gino Vanelli – I Just Wanna Stop
Vito & The Salutations – Gloria  1962 Rayna
Amy Winehouse – Our Day Will Come
Melanie – Brand New Key
Magnificents – Ozeta
Babs Tino – Forgive Me (For Giving You Such A Bad Time)


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  No show Monday (sports pre-emption) and an 11 PM
(CT) Tuesday—talk to you then.

Thanks for calling last night.  Nominations were brisk on the World’s Worst Hit Records. Keep ‘em
comin’!  Bumpers?  Here’s what we played:

Jerry Lee Lewis & Buddy Guy – Hadacol Boogie
Magnificents – Off the Mountain
Leaders – Stormy Weather
Con Funk shun – Ffun
Peter Tosh with Mick Jagger
Buddy Holly – Ting A Ling
Shirelles – Foolish Little Girl
Cookies – Foolish Little Girl
Kingston Trio – The Everglades
Marvin Gaye – Try It Baby
Persuaders – Thin Line Between Love and Hate


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Murders and mayhem and more votes on the
World’s Worst Hit Records.  That sums up last night, and will probably be what’s on tap for tonight
as well, but call with whatever’s on your mind, I’ll be glad to discuss it.  And if all else fails we’ve got
some juicy tabloid trash tales to review.  Full show tonight. Talk to you at 10.  Here’s what we played
last night:

Count Basie – Li’l Darlin’
Clifford Curry – She Shot A Hole In My Soul
Bill Nettles – Hadacol Boogie
Cadillacs – My Girlfriend
Magnificents – Up On The Mountain


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Good to hear from many of you. We continued
to vote on the World’s Worst Hit Records. (The only criteria is it has to be a national hit. Doesn’t
matter what year, or what genre.  Just a bona fide big hit record.)  You can vote as often as you like,
but you can’t vote for the same song twice.  Great when you nominate horrors, even better when
you second other suggestions. Remember, it’s a cumulative total.  You can vote until Wednesday
night Thanksgiving Eve. Then I’ll tabulate and we’ll play them back Thanksgiving Night, which is
always associated with Turkeys.

We also updated the Murdaugh and Petito murders, talked about awful customer service and
managed to play a few bumpers associated with historical musical events:

Impressions – Shorty’s Got to Go
Friends of Distinction – Grazing In The Grass
Loleatta Holloway – Dreaming
Art Garfunkel – I Only Have Eyes For You 1
Ted Taylor – Somebody’s Always Trying
Herman’s Hermits – I Can Take Or Leave Your Lovin’
Maxine Nightingale – Lead Me On

Tonight we’re on after the Blackhawks. Figure on an 11 PM (CT) start.


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Lots of fun on Monday Night Trivia last night, and
towards the end of the show we got an answer to our straggler:  A lot of people are afraid of
airplanes—flying in them, or having one fall on them.  But no one is afraid of this thing flying.  Yet in
the 1990s, three Americans, at different times in different places were killed by a flying one of these.
One of what?  Cows.  (In 1999 a motorist in Vacaville California was killed when a cow flew through
the windshield of his pickup after being hit by a car. The same thing happened to another motorist in
1998.  And in 1993, a Wisconsin farmer was killed by a bovine projectile—no info on what caused it
to be airborne.)

As usual all the bumpers were up for grabs with Bumper Stumpers A-Z.  We  continued to work on
the letter “R”.   All the artists first names, or group names began with an “R”.  Here’s what we played:

Ritchie Valens – We Belong Together
Robins – Cherry Lips
Righteous Brothers – Little Latin Lupe Lu
Rockmasters – Raining Teardrops
Roger Hatcher – Sweetest Girl In The World
Roger & The Travelers – Daddy’s Little Girl
Ron Henderson & Choice of Colour – Love Is Gone
Rosie & Ron – Bring Me Happiness
Rosemary Clooney – Miss Otis Regrets
Roy Hamilton – You Can Have Her

No game tonight. Talk to you at 10.


OCTOBER 2021


FRIDAY OCTOBER 29, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Fun last night with the start of the voting on the annual
poll of the World’s Worst Hit Records (any decade, any genre, as long as they’re bona fide hits).  
Remember, it’s a cumulative total, so if you hate something someone else has nominated, be sure
to vote for it.  You can vote as often as you like through Wednesday Night Thanksgiving eve.   We’ll
play them back live on Thanksgiving—a night of turkeys.  I prefer you vote live on the air (either
calling just for that, or getting it in while you’re talking about something else), but we’ll take email
votes too with one caveat—I may not see them. I try to keep up with email but when it gets out of
hand I mass delete everything, so while it’s not my plan, it is possible I’ll never read it.   As for what
we played last night (a mixture of the World’s Worst, your requests, and historical relatability):

Jimmy Cross - I Want My Baby Back
Intruders – Come Home Soon
Raindrops – The Kind Of Boy You Can’t Forget
Patience & Prudence – Gonna Get Along Without You Now
Bobby Goldsboro - Honey
Gene Pitney – If I Didn’t Have A Dime
Burl Ives – Funny Way of Laughing
Marty Robbins – A White Sports Coat And A Pink Carnation
Jayhawks – Stranded In The Jungle
Napoleon XIV – Split Level Head

Tonight you’ll hear a replay of Monday Night Trivia, so if you missed the show Monday Night you
can get up to speed on what we asked. We’ve got a straggler question, will we’ll start Monday Night
Trivia with that next week.  Talk to you then!


THURSDAY OCTOBER 28, 2021 3:31 AM Great to talk with all of you last night—and Jim
Bohannon, a guy who deserves all the success he’s had and much more recognition than he’s
gotten. As you probably know, his national show follows me nightly on WGN.  He’s in Chicago to
serve as master of ceremonies, which he’s done for many many years at the annual induction
ceremony at the Radio Hall of Fame tonight. Hearty congratulations to Erica Farber, Kim
Kommando and all of this year’s inductees.   Last night’s bumpers? Mostly your requests:

Dean & Jean – Tra La La La Suzy
Bettye Swann – Make Me Yours
Bettye Swann – Don’t Wait Too Long
Tavares – Being With You
Buster Brown – Fanny Mae
Taste of Honey – Sukiyaki
GQ – I Do Love You
Jive Five -If I Had A Chance To Love You
Marlo – I Could Of Had A Good Thing

Talk to you tonight at 10.  I hope you’ll call.


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27, 2021 3:31  AM CT... The show was a pleasure to do, thanks to all of
you who called.  We’ll do it again tonight at 10.  Hope to hear from you then.  As for last night’s
bumpers:

Cellos – You Took My Love
Jimmy Dean – Big Bad John
Steve Greenberg – Big Bruce
Stevie Wonder – I’m Wondering
Frank Gallop – Ballad of Irving
Robbs – I Don’t Feel Alone
Belita Woods – That’s Why I’ll Stop Lovin’ You
Brainstorm – You Put A Charge In My Life
Tygers – Debbie On My Mind
Marathons – Peanut Butter
Olympics – (Baby) Hully Gully
Faron Young – Backtrack
Louis Jordan – Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens


TUESDAY OCTOBER 26, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Happy Birthday Pat Sajak. It's also Hillary Clinton's
birthday. Both born in Chicago.   We had a rousing edition of Monday Night Trivia last night. It’ll
replay this Friday at 10 PM on WGN.  You can also download it now (click on Downloads above) or
hear it on the stream until tonight’s live show.  In addition to the questions of your choosing and the
Bumper Stumpers, we had one question answered correctly:

What is the most patented device in history?  Well over 4,000 patents for it in the US alone.  What
is it? A mousetrap. As of 1996, the US Patent Office issued over 4400 mousetrap patents, including
impaling, choking squeezing, noose, electrocution and explosion.   The prototypical remains the
Victor, the snapping mousetrap invented in 1899 by John Mast and used in cartoons worldwide. At
least it’s good for something.

We’ve got another question that we’re holding over for next week (listen to the stream, download it
or catch the Friday night replay to know what it was, and listen next Monday to answer it).

As for those Bumper Stumpers A to Z, we were still working on the letter “R” and here’s what we
played:

Robert Parker – I Caught You In A Lie
Robins – A Fool In Love
Rosco Robinson – That’s Enough
Robert  & Johnny – Try Me Pretty Baby
Rita Graham – My Cup Runneth Over
Rhythm Rascals - Why Do You Have To Go
Rivieras – Easy To Remember
Robbie Montgomery – Pee Wee
Robert John – If You Don’t Want My Love
Ringleaders – Baby What Has Happened To Our Love
Rivileers – A Thousand Stars

Talk to you tonight at 10!



FRIDAY OCTOBER 22, 2021 3:31 AM CT...A Replay of Monday Night Trivia tonight at 10 on WGN
Radio.  As for last night’s bumpers:

Penguins – Memories of El Monte
Tempo Toppers – Rice, Red Beans & Turnip Greens
5 Royales – Dedicated To The One I Love
Barrino Brothers – Trapped In A Love
Jimmy Beaumont - Everybody’s Crying
Nutty Squirrels – Uh Oh


THURSDAY OCTOBER 21, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  More murders, more often, we gave you the Brian
Laundrie update last night along with other stories, and all of your calls. Thank you for that!  Tonight
we’ve got a Blackhawks’ game until 11 (CT).  Then you’ve got two hours of me.  Please call!   As for
last night’s bumpers (by your requests):

Goldenrods – Color Cartoons
Coasters - Along Came Jones
Arthur Prysock – I Wantcha Baby
Louis Prima – Closer To The Bone
Al Green – Take Me to The River
Tornadoes – Telstar
Gene Pitney – Every Breath I Take
Sam & Dave - Wrap It Up
Sugarloaf – Don’t Call Us
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 20, 2021 3:31 AM CT... The Murder Murder Meter is clicking along—we
talked about that saga, as well as the mystery of Christa Helm, whose murder won’t be settled,
though Amanda is sure she knows who did it.  The problem is, no one cares 44 years later.  All the
bumpers were by request (as evidenced by what was played):

Major Harris – Love Won’t Let Me Wait
Six Teens – A Casual Look
Bell Notes – I’ve Had It
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
Moonglows – I Was Wrong
Roommates – Please Don’t Cheat On Me

We’ve got a full show tonight 10 to 1, central and I’m hoping you’ll be motivated to call. I may have
a topic that will drive you to the phone.  Talk to you then!


TUESDAY OCTOBER 19, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Our straggler kept you guessing all night last night
on Monday Night Trivia.  I revealed it at the end of the show:  San Franciscans spend the most on
this compared to residents of other cities A lot more than anywhere else in the country— more than
50% higher than the US average.  Spend the most on what?  Reading material (according to the
Bureau of Labor Statistics as reported in the San Francisco Chronicle). 

On Bumper Stumpers A to Z, we were working on the letter “R” and you nailed four of ‘em.  Here
are all of them:

Ray Bryant Combo – The Madison Time
Re-Vels – False Alarm – 1958 Chess
Realistic’s – Please Baby Please
Rays – Daddy Cool
Reflections – Three Steps From True Love
Regents – A Fool In Love
Richard Berry – Have Love, Will Travel
Rev-Lons – After Last Night
Red Caps – Let The Rest Of The World Go By
Richard Dimples Fields – You Send Me
Rene & Ray – Queen of My Heart

Don’t forget, Monday Night Trivia replays every Friday Night from 10 to 1 on WGN Radio.  Anything
goes on tonight’s show, which will start around 10:30, after the Blackhawks’ game.  Talk to you then.


FRIDAY OCTOBER 15, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Great talking to Mary Ann Winkowski and good to get
all of your calls.  Sorry to those of you who didn’t make it on. Please call earlier!  Talk to you next
week for Monday Night Trivia, then whatever’s on your mind Tuesday through Thursday.  Bumpers
last night:

Eddie Cletro – Flying Saucer Boogie
R. Dean Tayler – There’s A Ghost In My House
Fifth Dimenson – Last Night I Didn’t Get To Sleep At All
Ivory Joe Hunter – Landlord Blues
Chantels - Maybe
Foundations – Now That I’ve Found You
Vernon Green & The Medallions – Can You Talk
Vernon Green & The Medallions – The Letter
Prince – Raspberry Beret
Vernon Green & The Medallions – Magic Mountain


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 13, 2021 3:31 AM CT... A fine time indeed last night.  Tonight the
Blackhawks play hockey and since I know absolutely nothing about hockey, I’ll be sitting this one
out. Back tomorrow night with Mary Ann Winkowski and ghost stories—including, hopefully yours.
Mary Ann can tell whether there are any disincarnate spirits near you when you call.   Last night’s
bumpers?

Robins  - Framed 
Earl Bostic – Flamingo
Spaniels – You Painted Pictures
Rick Nelson – Travelin’ Man
Sippie Wallace – Women Be Wise
Charles Wright & The 103rd St. Rhythm Band – Loveland
Nat King Cole – That Sunday That Summer
Castells – Sacred
Waylon Jennings & The Kimberlys – MacArthur Park
(Other than Loveland, they were all your requests as you can tell by the last one, which I never
would have voluntarily played, but proving I'll do anything for a good caller, there it was.)


TUESDAY OCTOBER 12, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Fun playing Monday Night Trivia with many of you. I
realized the straggler question was too darn broad. As soon as I narrowed it, we had a handful of
instant winners:  "After scrupulous confirmation just after the new century (around 2003), it was
reported that this occurs 27,000 times a day somewhere in America.  What?"  An airline will lose
your luggage.  (98% of the time, they’ll find it within five days. But that still leaves 560 MIA bags
every day. No wonder the Unclaimed Luggage Store in Alabama has millions of items.)  The next
question remains unanswered so we’ll leave it as a straggler for next Monday night.  As for Bumper
Stumpers A-Z , we worked on “Q” and started in on “R” this week.   All the artists first names, or
group names begin with a “Q” or an “R.” And here’s what we played:

RB Hudmon – This Could Be The Night
Radiants – One Day I’ll Show You – 1962 Chess
Quinns – Hong Kong – 1957 Cyclone
Rainbows – They Say
Ramona King – What Have I Got To Cry About
Ravens – Green Eyes
Quinns – Oh Starlight
Ral Donner – She’s Everything
Quotations – Imagination
Ray Smith – Makes Me Feel Good

Tonight at 10, anything goes (as usual).  Wednesday, no show as I make room for Blackhawks
Hocky. But Thursday night at 10, we’ve got Mary Ann Winkowski.  If you think your house or
business is haunted, she can confirm it, and much more.


FRIDAY OCTOBER 8, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Rather slow night after Hockey, but thanks to those of
you who did call.  Tonight it’ll be a replay of Monday Night  Trivia, and then on Monday night at 10,
we’ll play trivia again!  As for last night’s bumpers, post Blackhawks play by play:

Lulu – I’ll Come Running
Marvelettes – My Baby Must Be A Magician
Louis Prima – Close To The Bone
Danderliers – Shu Wop
Falcons – Now That It’s Over
Lulu – If I were You


THURSDAY OCTOBER 7, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Fun as always.  And as usual, the bumpers were
mostly your requests:

Marlo – Different Strokes for Different Folks
Freda Payne – Memories & Souvenirs
The Stylistics – Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love)
Chantels – Whoever You Are
O.C. Smith – Long Black Limousine
Carlos Santana – Havana Moon
Dickey Lee – I Saw Linda Yesterday
Charles Wright & The 103rd St. Rhythm Band – Express Yourself
Mel Brooks – Springtime For Hitler (for Rollye)

Talk to you tonight—right after the Blackhawks. I figure around 10:30 CT?  We’ll see.


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 6, 2021 3:31 AM  Fun talking with you as always last night, on topics
ranging from murders to music—swamp pop in particular.  The bumpers were mostly by request.
Here’s what we played:

Janet Jackson – Whoops Now
Esquires – Get On Up
Coasters – Zing Went The Strings Of My Hearat
Donnie Elbert – Where Did Our Love Go
Blue Magic – Side Show
Bobby Darin – Black Coffee
Spanky & Our Gang – Leopard Skin Phones
Warren Storm – The Prisoner Song
Slim Harpo – Raining In My Heart
Lou Christie – Lightning Strikes
James Brown – Get Up Offa That Thing

Don’t forget to write your Law of Abundance check before 8:05 AM CT. Don’t know what I’m talking
about?  Go to MaryAnnWinkowski.com and read about it.  Talk to you tonight at 10.


TUESDAY OCTOBER 4, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Fun with Monday Night Trivia thanks to your calls
and guesses. We had a lot of winners.  The first question I threw out was gotten fairly quickly: 

There are odds about everything—especially the odds of dying.  The odds of suffering a heart
attack during sex is 1 in a million.  The odds of being stung to death by bees is 1 in 85,882. The
odds of being murdered is 1 in 15,440.  The odds of dying this way is 1 in 11,469. Odds of dying
what way?  Drowning in the bathtub.  [It happened to Canadian Prime Minister RB Bennett in
England in 1947, to Jim Morrison of The Doors in Paris in 1971, and to four of George Joseph
Smith’s wives. He wasn’t charged with murder until the fourth one met her maker on their
honeymoon. The other three also died while honeymooning with him.]

The second question I proffered was somewhat more difficult. We’ll hold it over ‘til next Monday
night to give you time to think about it.  You say you didn’t hear it?  Well listen to the replay
(streaming until tonight’s show or downloadable anytime—use the NAV bar above—or better yet,
listen on Friday night at 10 CT for the replay.

You did pretty well on A to Z Bumper Stumpers too. It was the final week for the letter “P” and here’s
what you heard:

Premiers – Farmer John (Don & Dewey did the original on Specialty in 1959)
Prince Buster – 10 Commandments of Man (WAME jock Nickie Lee did it too)
Preston Epps – Bongo Rock
Petals – (You Can’t Close) The Windows To Your Heart
Prodigals – Marsha
Purple Mundi – Stop Hurting Me Baby
Pretenders – I Call It Love
Prince La La – She Put The Hurt On Me
James Dee & Piece of the Action & Primettes – Jealous Over Love
Prince Conley -I’m Going Home
Precisions – I Wanna Tell My Baby
Preludes – Don’t Fall In Love Too Soon

Talk to you tonight at 10.


SEPTEMBER 2021


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 3:31 AM CT..  Last night was fun. We reviewed the Candy
Mossler/Melvin Lane Powers murder trial.  That’s still my favorite, but the Murdaugh Murders in
South Carolina are climbing rapidly.  Nothing new on them.  We also played a bunch of your
requests.  You’ll hear replays after the game tonight and tomorrow night, and Friday is a replay of
Monday Night Trivia. I have every intention of being here next Monday night to play trivia with you
and hope to talk with you then. Here’s what we played last night:

Scott Brothers – My Day Has Come
Buddy Scott & The Rib Tips – Never Be The Same
Critters – Mr. Dieingly Sad
Chuck Berry - Havana Moon
Derrick Harriott – What Will I Do
Smokey Robinson – Going to a Go Go
Donnie Hathaway – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
Sanford Townsend Band – Smoke From A Distant Fire
El Dorados – Baby I Need You
Velours – Can I Come Over Tonight
Kitty Kallen – In the Chapel in the Moonlight


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2021  3:31 AM CT...  Fun as usual playing Monday Night Trivia.
Great to hear from so many of you, including several first time callers. Keep it up.  You pretty much
wiped me out on questions.   Here’s what you knew:

Some Americans do this every day, others don’t do it all, but on average Americans do this 33 times
a year. Do what? (This was the straggler from last week.) Eat eggs for breakfast.

Per capita, more is sold in Salt Lake City than anywhere else in the world. More what?  Jell-o
(Lime is the most popular flavor.) 

Four out of ten drivers have done this. Done what? Given another driver the finger.

Toward the end of his reign, Saddam Hussein consulted with 7 individuals offering this service. 
What service?  Fortune Telling—psychics, astrologers, you name it (and James did.   It wasn’t
unusual for Saddam, who according to his chief advisor, throughout his tenure Saddam frequently
consulted with Iranian, Turkish Indian and Moroccan magicians and sorcerers.)

No stragglers, but more new questions next week, and of course you can have your own category
of virtually anything. As for Bumper Stumpers A-Z  we’re still working on the letter “P” this week.   All
the artists first names, or group names begin with “P”. Here’s what we played:

Pookie Hudson – I Know
Phil Upchurch Combo – You Can’t Sit Down
Poets – Wrapped Around Your Finger
Pentagons – Until Then
Penguins – Be Mine
Peter Allen – The More I See You
Perfections – Hey Girl
Phil Terrell – Can I Come In
Platters – Maggie Doesn’t Work Here Anymore
Pearls – My oh My
Paul Jabara – Trapped In A Stairway
Philly Cream – Motown Review

Monday Night Trivia replays on Friday night, so you can hear what you missed, or if you called in,
you can hear yourself on the radio.  Talk to you tonight at  10!


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 3:31 AM CT... A rather quiet evening, interrupted by a few of your
calls—thank you for that.  We’ve got a replay of Monday Night Trivia on tap tonight at 10, and the
live version again this coming Monday night. As for last night’s bumpers, mostly by request:

Thee Prophets – Playgirl
Shep & The Limelights – Daddy’s Home
Jan Bradley – Mama Didn’t Lie
Frankie Smith – Double Dutch Bus
Eddie Bo – Walk That Walk
Marlena Shaw – Through The Eyes Of Love
Jeanie C. Riley – Harper Valley PTA
Cookies – In Paradise
Five Keys – Close Your Eyes


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Interesting as always talking to you.  Plenty of
societal riddles, none of the solved.  But there’s always tonight at 10.  Talk to you then. Last night’s
bumpers? Mostly requests:

Dave & Ansil Collins -Double Barrell
Michael Franks – Popsicle Toes
Passions – Just To Be With You
Billy Ward & The Dominos –Pedal Pushin’ Papa
Four Freshmen – I Thought About You
Champion Jack Dupree – Walkin’ The Blues
Champion Jack Dupree – Nasty Boogie Woogie
Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite
DuKays – Nite Owl
Brian Hyland – The Joker Went Wild
Dicky Doo & The Don’ts – Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu 
Frankie Avalon – Bobby Sox to Blue Jeans


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 3:31 AM..  Good talking with you last night.  We’ll do it again
tonight at 10.  Please keep Laura from Des Plaines in your prayers. She’s been battling the effects
of toxic mold, and on top of the physical drama, she’s got to move. On a happier note, here’s what
we played last night.

Bill Medley – Brown Eyed Woman
Coasters – Down in Mexico
Bing Crosby – Swinging On A Star
Brook Benton – Hit Record
Diablos – The Wind
Jesters – The Wind
Brooklyn Bridge – Worst That Could Happen
Phoebe Snow – Poetry Man
Brian Hyland – 3000 Miles


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2021  3:31 AM CT...  Monday Night Trivia was entertaining as always. 
You got the straggler:  The University of North Carolina is #1 in this category. No other school tops
them. What category? Sales of licensed apparel.  We threw out another question which you haven’t
gotten yet, so it will be next week’s straggler. As for Bumper Stumpers A-Z, we’re still on “P” (and
will be next week too, maybe even longer).  You got the low hanging fruit (Patty & The Emblems,
Pastel Six, Pete Wingfield & Phil Harris) but the obscurities still left you wondering. Here’s what we
played:

Patty & The Emblems – Mixed Up Shook Up Girl
Pearls – Let’s You & I Go Steady
Parliaments – Don’t Be Sore At Me – 1967 Revilot  (flip of a flop)
Pastel Six – Cinnamon Cinder
Penguins – My Troubles Are Not At An End
Patrice Holloway – Do The Del Viking
Pepper & The Shakers – Need Your Love
Peppermint Harris – Wait Until It Happens To You
Perfections – You Don’t Want Me
Pete Wingfield – 18 With A Bullet
Phil Harris – That’s what I Like About the South

Talk to you tonight at 10.


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 3:31 AM CT..  Great to talk with Mary Ann Winkowski last night. 
Some real revelations!  And a fine turn in the Murdaugh Murder Mahem, too.  What an amazing
story and it’s not over by a log shot.  Pun intended.  Bumpers? Several of your requests:

Genies – Who’s That Knockin’
Carole Bennett – Haunted Lover
El Dorados – A Fallen Tear
Little Dippers – Forever
Five Keys -  Dream On
Harptones – I Remember
Shirelles – Mama Said
Mayer Hawthorne – A Long Time
Jim Reeves – Welcome to My World
Elvis Presley – Return To Sender

Replay of Monday Night Trivia tonight a 10 on WGN, and the live edition of Monday Night Trivia
next Monday Night, appropriately.  Talk to you then.


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  We didn’t have time to get into the latest
development in the Murdaugh Murders, but we will tonight, right after Mary Ann Winkowski who
joins me at 10.  If you think you’re haunted (or less spectacularly have ghosts in your environs) call
in early!  888-876-5593.  Among the things we did cover was nude swimming in high school PE
(before phys. ed classes were integrated).  As for bumpers, this was part 2 of Detective Chuck’s
request for duos. You’ll recall we did 50s R&B a while ago. Last night we did 60s soul, but we didn’t
get to half of them so there will be a part 3 at some point.  As for what we played:

Don & Juan – What’s Your Name
Sam & Dave – Hold On! I’m A Comin’
Otis & Carla – Tramp
James & Bobby Purify – I’m Your Puppet
Peaches & Herb – Let’s Fall In Love
Mel & Tim – Backfield In Motion
Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson – Pickin’ Wild Mountain Berries
Ike & Tina – A Fool In Love
Inez Foxx with Charlie Foxx – Mockingbird
Sam & Bill – For Your Love


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 3:31 AM... it was an interesting show.  You see what
happens when you don’t call?  I review favorite murders from days gone by, and we still haven’t
gotten to heart of the Melvin Lane Powers – Candy Mossler saga.  Tonight our bumpers will all be
60s soul duos for Det. Chuck in South Carolina, and tomorrow night we’ll talk to Mary Ann
Winkowski.  Think you have ghosts? Call from home or wherever you think it’s haunted and find out.
That’s Thursday at 10.  Last night’s bumpers were all requests. Here’s what we played.

Charles Heinz – Destiny
Jive Five - I’m a Happy Man
Moonglows – Tempting
Robert & Johnny – We Belong Together
Little Willie John – Sleep
Five Keys -  C’Est La Vie
Ray Goodman & Brown – Special Lady
Nat King Cole – That Sunday, That Summer
Turks - Emily


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Fun playing Monday Night Trivia with you as
always. Lines were jammed until after midnight, and then when I begged for calls, you came
through. So thank you. Lots of correct music answers.  With Bumper Stumpers A-Z  we started
working on the letter “P” last night.   All the artists first names, or group names began with “P”. 
Here’s what we played:

Packards – Ding Dong
Packers – Hole In The Wall
Paradons – Diamonds & Pearls
Passions – I Only Want You
Pat & The Blenders – Just Because
Pastels – Been So Long
Paragons – Twilight
Patti Drew – Hard To Handle
Patti & The Emblems – I’m Gonna Love You A Long Long Time
Paul Evans – Midnight Special

And after my clues, you quickly wiped out the straggling trivia question:  University of Indiana, in the
1950s, became the first American college to offer this.  What?  co-ed dorms  (in 1956.   UCLA at
Dystra Hall joined the trend 3 months later.  Mississippi was the last state to get them-- in this
century).  We’ll hold the subsequent question over for next week. If you were listening, that’ll give
you plenty of time to think about it.  If you weren’t, you can catch a replay of Monday Night Trivia
this Friday night, 10 to 1 CT.  

I’ll be back tonight at 10 to talk about whatever’s on your mind. So please call!


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2021  3:31 AM CT...  It was somewhat of an abbreviated show, following
Thursday Night Football, but there was still time for some interesting conversation, a few calls and
your bumper requests:

Bobby Byrd – I Know You Got Soul
James Brown – The Payback
Beatles – When I’m 64
Animals – Don’t Bring Me Down
Beatles – Birthday
Barbara Acklin – Am I The Same Sweet Girl
Spaniels – Doo Wah
King Pleasure – Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid

Tonight, being Friday Night, it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia... and don’t forget, trivia is live on
Monday nights, so we’ll do it again then and hope you’ll phone!


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2021  3:31 AM CT...  Fun as always.  Thanks to those of you who
called, especially Detective Chuck with his update on the South Carolina murders. If I don’t need a
Venn diagram, I at least need a score card.  The Tabloids have nothing on the murdered
Murdaughs.   Have no idea of what I write?  Here’s a brief timeline that doesn’t do it justice—not by
a long shot, pun not necessarily intended. As for last night’s bumpers—your requests mostly:

Jimmy Lloyd – Where the Rio De Rosa Flows
Q Lazzarus – Goodbye Horses
G Clefs - Darla My Darling
Brenda & The Tabulations – The Touch Of You
Etta James – Stormy Weather
Chris Montez – The More I See You
Tommy Edwards – Love Is All We Need
Peter Allen – The More I See You
Little Milton – Baby I Love You
Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come
Teddy Pendergrass – Somebody Told Me

Talk to you tonight at 10.


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 3:31 AM CT... AOR,  All Over the Road as usual. Thanks to
those of you who called.  You didn’t call?  Rectify that tonight at 10.  Bumpers?  Mostly your
requests:

Highlights – To Be With You
The Masquerades – Mister Man, The Guitar Man
Eddie Jefferson – Benny’s From Heaven
Rochell & The Candles – Once Upon A Time
Fifth Dimension – Wedding Bell Blues
Junk Man Blues – Al Bowlly with Lew Stone & The Monseigneur Band
Jaynettes – Sally Go Round The Roses
Buddy Holly – Rock Around With Ollie Vee
Tony Allen – Nite Owl
Ronnie Dove – Happy Summer Days


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Monday Night Trivia went well.  I wondered how
many people would call on Labor Day but you pleasantly surprised me. Thanks!  And Happy New
Year to our Jewish Friends. It’s now 5782 on the Hebrew calendar. 

We’ve got a trivia question in play we’ll save for next week, and one that you answered:  South
Korea has the highest per capita rate of this profession. What profession?  Plastic Surgeons.  You
did pretty well on the Bumper Stumpers A-Z too. This week we were working on the letter “O”, all
the artists’ first names, or group names began with O. Here’s what we played:

O’Jays – I Cried My Last Tear
O’Kaysions – Little Miss Flirt
Ocapellos – The Stars
Odds & Ends – Let Me Try
Olympics – Boo Dee Green
Originals (Detroit) – Don’t Stop Now
Originals (LA) – Wishing Star
Orioles – Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me
Orlons – Envy
Oscar Boyd & The Calvaes – Anna Macora
Oscar Willis – Flatfood Sam
Otis Leavill – Keep On Loving
Ovations – I Believe I’ll Go Back Home
Oxford Nights – I’m Such A Lonely One

Talk to you tonight at 10.


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Always a good time talking with you, and its even
better when you call.  Trivia replays tonight from 10 to 1 on WGN, and we’ll be back at it live
Monday night—yes Monday Night Trivia even on Labor Day.  If you’re by a phone, I hope you’ll use
it.  Until then, enjoy your Labor Day weekend.  Last night’s bumpers?

Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson – Soulshake
Soul Survivors – Expressway To Your Heart
Clyde McPhatter – A Lover’s Question
James Brown – Super Bad
Clovers – Your Tender Lips
Rivileers – A Thousand Stars
Frank Sinatra & Harry James – Castle Rock
Carol Blades - Candy Store Lullaby
Crusaders – Street Life


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 3:31 AM CT..  It was an AOR show. All Over the Road. If you
didn’t call, how about making up for it tonight.  We’ll be live at 10.  Attendance will e taken.  As for
last night’s bumpers, lots of requests and a Happy Birthday to Kayla’s mom Mary.  The first three
were for her:

Kool & The Gang  - Celebration
Earth Wind & Fire – September
Aerosmith – Last Child 
Barbara Lewis – Pushing A Good Thing Too Far
Barbara Acklin – Raindrops
Seaphus Scott & The Five Masqueraders – Summer Sunrise
Harry James Orchestra with Frank Sinatra – All Or Nothing At All
Archie Bell & The Drells – Tighten Up 
Steely Dan – Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
Shalamar – A Night To Remember


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2021  3:31 AM...  Nice to talk to those of you who called. If you’re
not on that list, make amends tonight at 10.  We had a fine time last night, with plenty of interesting
music. Here’s what we played:

Marlena Shaw – California Soul
Gene Allison – You Can Make It If You Try
Hank Thompson – I See Them
Johnny Bond & Cowboy Copas – Thinkin’ Tonight
Bobby Parker – You Got What It Takes
Alley Cats – Puddin N’Tain
Little Anthony – Hurt So Bad
Spaniels – Stormy Weather
Danderliers – May God Be With You
Stray Cats – I Won’t Stand In Your Way
Tempos – See You In September
Happenings – See You In September
Flamingos – I’ll Be Home



AUGUST 2021


TUESDAY AUGUST 30, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Lines were packed on Monday Night Trivia last night. 
The two questions we threw out were answered:  A lot of things have been sent through the mail,
including a 5 year old boy in 1914, and a bank building in 1916 (one brick at a time).  Both of which
were outlawed.  But it wasn’t until this century that it was illegal to send this in the mail. What? 
Cremated remains.  And....

People are always misplacing things. Usually it’s not a crisis, or even remarkable. But each year
about 1500 of these are lost. The good news is they’re almost always found, and always in the
same place. Where? Inside the human body.  (According to the New England Journal of Medicine
in 2003, surgical equipment is left in the body of 1500 patients.  Usually it’s larger bodied patients. 
54% in the abdomen, 22% in the vagina, 7% in the chest.  The rest are scattered about.)  

With Bumper Stumpers A-Z, we worked on the letter “N”.  All the artists first names, or group names
began with “N”:

Nite-Liters – K-Gee 
Natural Four – Hanging On To A Lie
Naturals – Let Love Be True (Carlton Black was in that Evanston group)
Nutmegs – Comin’ Home
Nolan Porter – If I Could Only Be Sure
Nolan Chance – Just Like The Weather
Nomads – Have I Got A Right  (Chuck Cockerham released it first in 1969 on Mala)
Norman Fox & The Rob Roys – Pizza Pie
Natural Resources – If There’s A Tomorrow
Naomi Caryl – If You Want To Be My Baby (She was financier Joseph Hirshhorn’s kid)
Notations – Take It Slow

Talk to you tonight at 10.  Please call!


FRIDAY AUGUST 27, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Great to have so many of you calling last night.  It made
the show a pleasure to do.  Tonight you’ll hear a replay of Monday Night Trivia from 10 to 1, and I’ll
be back Monday night to do a live version.  So mark your calendars for Monday night at 10 Central. 
We’re moving on to “N” in Bumper Stumper A-Z.  Speaking of bumpers, here’s what we played last
night:

Tex Williams – Don’t Telephone Don’t Telegraph
Billy Swan – I Can Help
Si Zentner – Up A Lazy River
Cornershop – Brimful of Asha
Vic Dana – A Lifetime Lovin’ You
Earls – Remember Then
Freddie Scott – Hey Girl
Earls - Lookin’ For My Baby
Motley Crue -Home Sweet Home


THURSDAY AUGUST 26, 2021  3:31 AM CT  So last night we had full lines all night.
Tonight—crickets.  Except for a few of you heartier souls.  If you’ve been silent, how about  calling
tonight? We’ll be live at 10.  As for last night’s bumpers, well I’ve come to a decision. I’ll play your
requests--  if I can tolerate them.  No more album rock.  And all sorts of other things I’d rather not
hear. But if you’re on my wavelength, I’ll go out of my way to find what you want to hear. 

Don Bowman – That’ll Never Sell Records
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – If I Could Build My Whole World Around You
Del Shannon – From Me To You
Neil Sedaka – Alice In Wonderland
Chris Montez – The End of a Love Affair
O.C. Smith – The Season
O.C. Smith – On Easy Street
Nat King Cole – Lush Life
Gogi Grant – Suddenly There’s A Valley
It’s A Beautiful Day (and a horrible song) – White Bird


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25, 2021  5:55 AM CT  (Late night)... Wow. Full lines all night.  Thank you
for calling. If you didn’t, make up for it tonight. We’ll be live at 10. As for last night’s bumpers:

Marlo Lanier – I Could of Had a Good Thing
Miracles – Depend on Me    
Jimmy C. Newman – DJ For A Day (written by Tom T. Hall)
Mayer Hawthorne – The Walk
Country Joe & The Fish – Bright Suburban Mr. & Mrs. Clean Machine
Billy Bland – Let The Little Girl Dance
Hank Ballard – the Hoochie Coochie Coo
Mark Dinning – Top 40 News Weather & Sports
Kai Winding – Time Is On My Side
Chantels – Eternally
Chantels – He’s Gone
Brenda Holloway – Depend On Me


TUESDAY AUGUST 24, 2021 3:31 AM...  Fun playing Monday Night Trivia as always last night. 
Don’t forget, the show replays on Friday (same time – 10P-1A), so if you missed something (or the
whole show) you can hear it (or hear it again) on Friday.  We had one question knocked off:  As of
fifteen years ago, New York had more of these than any city in the world.  Moscow was #2. Most
what?  Billionaires. (New York had 34 in 2005, Moscow had 20.) And we’re working on another one,
which we’ll pick up promptly next Monday night.  As for Bumper Stumpers A-Z, this was the last
week for the letter “M”.  All the artist’s first names or group names, began with “M” except for the
mistake of playing Johnny Mathis (well his last name began with an “M” but that doesn’t begin to
explain how I happened to inadvertently play it).  Only one bumper guessed—Scotty recognized
The Moonglows. On to “N” next week, but as for the final “M”s here’s what we played:

Moments – Pocketful of Heartaches
Mob – I Dig Everything About You
Monarchs – Pretty Little Girl
Monzas – Hey I Know You
Johnny Mathis – Gina (mistake)
Metronomes  - I’m Gonna Get Me A Girl
Marvelows – A Friend
Moonglows – Lover, Love Me
Moovers – One Little Dance
Maurice Williams – Being Without You
Mood Makers – Dolores

Talk to you tonight at 10. Call early.


FRIDAY AUGUST 20, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Great talking with Mary Ann last night.  Glad many of you
remembered to call early. We’ll do it again next month and as soon as I have dates I’ll let you know. 
Meantime, check out MaryAnnWinkowski.com. 
 
Listen tonight for Friday’s replay of Monday Night Trivia, 10 PM on WGN.  And on Monday,
participate in the live version!  Attendance will be taken at 10 Central.  As for last night’s bumpers:

5 Jones Boys – Mr. Ghost Goes To Town
Larry Weaver – Ghost In The Trailer
Tymes – Ms. Grace
Harmonicats – Peg O My Heart
Olympics – Western Movies
Isaac Hayes – Walk On By
Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now
Barbara George – You Talk About Love
Steve & Eyde – I Can’t Stop Talkin’ About You


THURSDAY AUGUST 19, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Mary Ann Winkowski tonight at 10. She’ll spend an
hour with us, and if tonight is like past times we’ve talked with Mary Ann, you’re lining up toward the
end of the show to speak with her.  So this time, call early.  Right at 10 would be good.  If you’re not
familiar with Mary Ann, she’s just like you and me—except she can see ghosts. Checkout
MaryAnnWinkowski.com for more info or her youtube channel here, but if you’ve ever wondered if
you’re surrounded by ghosts, call in and she’ll tell you.   As for last night’s bumpers:

Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford
Wilson Pickett – Sugar Sugar
Olympics – Good Lovin’
Rivileers – A Thousand Stars
Betty Wright – Clean Up Woman
Little Anthony & The Imperials – Two People In The World
Clarence Reid – I Refuse To Give Up
Chantels – Look In My Eyes
Jessie Hill – Ooh Poo Pah Do
Deon Jackson – Hard To Get A Thing Called Love
Maxine Brown – Funny


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Good to talk to last night. Thanks for the calls. 
We’ll do it again tonight at 10, and if you didn’t call last night, I hope you will tonight.  888-876-5593.
All of our bumpers last night were duos—at the request of Detective Chuck in South Carolina,
though I don’t know if he was listening to hear them.  When looking for duos, dozens and dozens
immediately came to mind so I had to narrow it down.  I picked 1950s R&B as my criteria.  Below is
what we played. If you missed it, it’s streaming until tonight’s live show, and you can always hear a
replay whenever you want. Just click on Downloads on the above nav bar.

Johnnie & Joe – Over The Mountain
Bob & Earl – Gee Whiz 
Etta & Harvey – My Heart Cries
Teen Queens – Eddie My Love
Marvin & Johnny – Cherry Pie
Mickey & Sylvia – Love Is Strange
Shirley & Lee – Let The Good Times Roll
Don & Dewey – Farmer John
Gene & Eunice – This Is My Story
Billy & Lillie – La Dee Dah
Jesse & Marvin – Dream Girl


TUESDAY AUGUST 17, 2021 3:31 AM..  Fun playing Monday Night Trivia, as always. If you missed
it, or if you called in and want to hear your dulcet tones again) listen to WGN this Friday at 10 (or
check out the stream or the replay anytime, click on download on the above nav bar).   Trivia
questions?  You got two, and I revealed the third:

This notable thing happened in America every 20 years for 100 years.  It never starting in the mid
1800s. It never happened before then, and hasn’t happened since the mid 1900s. What?  We
elected a president who would die in office. William Henry Harrison was elected in 1840 and died in
1841. He was the first president to die in office, followed by Zachary Taylor, who was elected in
1848, died in 1850.  From Lincoln through Kennedy, every 20 years a president died in office.  Abe
Lincoln, elected 1860, assassinated 1865.  James Garfield, elected 1880, assassinated 1881. 
William McKinley, re-elected 1900, assassinated 1901. Warren G. Harding, elected 1920, died of
cardiac arrest 1923.  FDR, re-elected in 1940 (and 44) died in 45.  JFK, elected in 1960,
assassinated in 1963. 
17 million Americans are afraid of this.  Afraid of what? The number 13, according to the Ft. Worth
Telegram in 2002.

California has the most of them in America, followed by Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and
Texas. Most what?   Haunted Houses.

As for Bumper Stumpers A-Z, we’re still working on the letter “M” (and will be next week too). This is
what we played:

Maxine Brown – Oh No Not My Baby
Men-At-Work – Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive
Micki Lynn – I’ve Got The Blues
Mike & The Censations – Victim of Circumstance
Mary Wheeler – Prove It
Mike Pedicin – Burnt Toast & Black Coffee
Miracles – If Your Mother Only Knew
Millionaires – Never For Me
Mitty Collier – I Had A Talk With My Man Last Night
Mojo Men – Sit Down I Think I Love You
Monotones – Fools Will Be Fools

Talk to you tonight at 10.


FRIDAY THE 13th OF AUGUST 2021 3:31 AM CT... Fun, as usual, talking to you about something
close to nothing but certainly entertaining (to me, anyway).  As for the bumpers, 100% were
requests.  Make of that what you will.   Tonight’s show on WGN will be a replay of Tuesday night’s
show.  So if you missed it, or if you called in, give a listen.  I’ll be back Monday at 10, weather
willing, and I’ve already got some bumper stumpers and trivia questions lined up.

El Dorados – Three Reasons Why
James Brown – Living In America
Etta Jones – Don’t Go To Strangers
Scatman Crothers – Transfusion
Betty Wright – He’s Bad Bad Bad
Lulu – Me, The Peaceful Heart
Van Morrison – Tupelo Honey
Nat King Cole – That’s All
Nancy Wilson – Teach Me Tonight
Vibrations – Watusi


THURSDAY AUGUST 12, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Fun again last night. Thanks for calling.  Do it again
tonight!  10PM CT..  Here’s the link to the DXing site that Nick from Baltimore mentioned.   And
here’s last night’s bumpers:

Eddy Arnold – Smokey The Bear
Stampeders – Sweet City Woman
Midnighters – Sexy Ways
Barbara Mason – Are You Ready
Hurricane Smith – Oh Babe What Would You Say
Donnie Elbert – Have I Sinned
Razzy & The Neighborhood Kids – I Hate Hate
Dream Kings – MTYLTT
Crescendos – Oh Julie
B.J. Thomas – Here You Come Again


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 11, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Fun as always.  Thanks for calling!  You didn’t call?
Well then, rectify that tonight! Talk to you at 10.  As for what we played last night (entirely by your
requests):

Parliament – Flash Light
Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
Carrie Lucas – Hello Stranger
Lavern Baker – See See Rider
Frankie Lymon – Share
Little Anthony & The Imperials – Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop
Big Dee Irwin & Litttle Eva – Swinging On A Star
Carpenters – Goodbye To Love
C.W. McCall – Convoy
Frank D’Rone – Strawberry Blond


TUESDAY AUGUST 10, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Trivia started a half hour late due to weather coverage.
Luckily everyone from whom we heard was untouched, but it was grizzly for many others.  Thanks
to all of you who called.  Our straggler went unsolved:  Abe Lincoln is reported to have done this
more than any other president, but no proof exists of him doing it at all.  Doing what?  Haunting the
White House (particularly Lincoln’s bedroom where Winston Churchill, Harry Truman and Maureen
Reagan swear they encountered him. Truman’s accounts, while he was living in the White House,
were most detailed).

As for Bumper Stumpers A-Z, we’re still working on the letter “M” and here’s what we played:

Mary Wells – He’s A Lover
Masters – I Need Your Love (John Oates)
Mayer Hawthorne – The Walk
Mel Williams & The Monclairs – Stay With Me
Mickey Murray – Shout Bamalama
Mighty Pope – Heaven on the Seventh Floor
Margie Hendrix & The Raelettes with Ray Charles – My Baby
McKinley Travis- Baby There Is Something On Your Mind
Mighty Junipers – Hy Wocky Toomba

Talk to you tonight at 10!


FRIDAY AUGUST 6, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Don’t forget,  Monday Night Trivia replays on Friday nights
on WGN. Same time 10P-1A CT.  So if you missed a question Monday night, or want to hear
yourself answering one (if you called), listen tonight. Otherwise we’ll do it live again Monday night,
10 PM.  As for last night’s bumpers:

Velvets – Tonight (Could Be The Night)
Flamingos – My Foolish Heart
Sam Cooke – Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha
Dorothy Moore – Misty Blue
Thelma Jones – The House That Jack Built
Frankie Smith – The Auction
McKinley Mitchell – The Town I Live In
Ernestine Anderson – Hello Like Before
Clovers – I Got My Eyes On You


THURSDAY AUGUST 5, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Fun as always. Thanks for the calls!  Do it again
tonight at 10.  Bumpers last night?:

Frankie Ford – Time After Time
Ad Libs – The Boy From New York City
Ad Libs – He Ain’t No Angel
Dion – Donna (The Prima Dona)
Barbie Gaye – My Boy Lollipop
Timi Yuro – It’ll Never Be Over For Me
Olympics – Private Eye
Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing
DeBarge – I Like It


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4, 2021 3:31 AM CT...As usual we covered the landscape and I was
grateful for your calls.  Bumpers?

Tony Bennett – The Best Is Yet To Come
Whispers – Remember Me
Gary Lewis & The Playboys
Gene Chandler – Walk On With The Duke
Frankie Lymon – Goody Goody
Olympics – Dance By The Light Of The Moon
Freddy Cole – I’m Not My Brother
Pat Boone – A Wonderful Time Up There
Rufus Thomas – Do The Funky Chicken

Talk to you tonight at 10.


TUESDAY AUGUST 3, 2021 3:31 AM.  Fun playing trivia with you last night. Keep in mond we’re
live with trivia on Monday nights 10-1 and the show replays on Friday nights 10-1. So nice we do it
twice.  Call in on Mondays and hear yourself on Fridays.  (We’re still live Tuesday through Thursday
nights when anything goes.)

Straggler question:  Lawyers don’t have the best reputation for honesty among professions.  But,
believe it or not, five careers are even lower. Car Sales is one.  Name one of the other four:  
Stockbroking, Advertising, Insurance Sales and HMO management.

We never got around to another question, but we will next Monday.  As for Bumper Stumpers A-Z,
we’re still working on the letter “M”.  All the artists’ first names and group names begin with “M”. 
Here’s what we played:

Maurice Rodgers – Coming In Out Of The Rain
Marlo – Understanding
Marie Knight – Come On Baby 
Marvel Harrell – Don’t Play With My Heart
Mel & Tim – Good Guys Only Win In The Movies
Meadowlarks with Don Julian – Please
Merging Traffic – Bit by Bit
Mel Carter – Love Is All We Need
Metallics – Need Your Love
Mel Williams & The Monclairs – Stay With Me