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MAY 2024

Here  he is!  Mr. Chubbs!
(He'll move to his own page soon.)





























FRIDAY MAY 24, 2024 3:31 AM CT…  Next live show Monday Night Trivia at 10 CT.  (Tonight, it’s a
replay of the last Monday Night Trivia—there are no stragglers for Monday, so all new questions.)  
Last night we finally talked about the horror of AI use in political commercials. Be afraid, very afraid. 
We also talked about the latest EPA warning.  I meant to play Tom Lehrer’s “Pollution” when I
discussed it, but bottom line, we’re vulnerable to a complete meltdown if we don’t secure our
electronic infrastructure and right now we’re so far from it..  uh oh, that sounds like a serious topic. 
We didn’t dwell on it. We moved right on to radio and records and other fun stuff.  And we played a
lot of your requests (the Train record was because their bassist died and Jon asked for it).

Train - Hey Soul Sister – 1992 Fontana
Earls – Never – 2007 Laser [CD: Back on the streets of The Bronx] 
Flamingos – Beside You – 1960 End
Moroccos – Red Hots & Chili Macs – 1955 United
Champaign – Try Again – 1983 Columbia
Swing out Sister – Am I The Same Sweet Girl – 1992 Fontana
Kool & The Gang – Too Hot – 1979 De-Lite
Gene Pitney – Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – 1961 Musicor
General Johnson – Gone Fishin’ – 1989 Surfside


THURSDAY MAY 23, 2024 3:31 AM CT…  Full show tonight at 10, and I do plan to get to the
problem with AI in political ads (and no it won’t be a political discussion but it’ll scare the living
daylights out of you nonetheless—and it never even occurred to me that this was happening).  Last
night we covered a lot of ground from music to past lives, and the very sad news that Bob from
Memphis has passed away. He was one of our favorite callers and while I knew he was sick, and
his wife  of 35 years Carolyn was facing a recurrence of breast cancer, I had hoped his silence
wasn’t due to medical issues. Unfortunately it was.  Robert A. “Bob” Willis, Jr. died last Saturday.
Carolyn survives him.  From an impressive career in home building and real estate to an admiral
track record of volunteerism, what made Bob such a hit on the show was his love for all things
obscure oldies, Particularly “teeners” and “rockabilly. He was rightfully proud of his role as
Executive Producer for “Back To The Hop with Clarke Davis”, heard on TopShelfOldies.org.  And we
delighted in all the details he shared with us.  His services will be this Saturday in Memphis.   RIP
Bob. The first two bumpers were for you:

Diana Trask – Lover Is Another Name For Fool – 1959 Roulette
Johnny Burnett Trio – The Train Kept A-Rollin’ – 1956 Coral
Wilson Pickett – Sugar Sugar – 1970 Atlantic
Excellents – Coney Island Baby – 1962 Blast 
Court Jesters – Roaches – 1961 Blast
Free Movement – I’ve Found Someone Of My Own – 1971 Decca
James Brown – Papa Don’t Take No Mess – 1974 Polydor
Lee Andrews & The Hearts 0-Why Do I - 1958 United Artists
Delfonics – La La Means I Love You – 1968 Philly Groove
Gene Pitney – Town Without Pity – 1961 Musicor 

We also heard from Chris in South Carolina.  Here's a link to DUMB grOUNDED, the film he
entered in the Lander University Film Festival.    If you'd like to see all the films that made the cut,
click here.


WEDNESDAY MAY 22, 2024 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight at 10.  I hope you’ll call. I’ve got plenty
to say.  Last night we talked about radio (WLOU in particular), music (Stax, Mayer Hawthorne, The
Festivals, my mixing up Ronald and Rudolph Isley and so forth), AI issues, pilots averting plane
crashes (and in one case being fired for it), and more. I also played several of your requests:

Johnny Thunder – I’m Alive – 1969 Calla
Frank Ifield – I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You) – 1963 VeeJay
Mayer Hawthorne – The Walk – 2011 Universal Republic 
Mayer Hawthorne – You’ve Got The Makings Of A Lover – 2011 Stones Throw
Animals – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place – 1965 MGM
Major Lance – Um Um Um Um Um Um – 1963 Okeh
Spaniels – Stormy Weather – 1958 Vee-Jay (for sgt pappy)
Linda Griner – Goodbye Cruel Love – 1963 Motown
Blue Magic – Side Show – 1974 ATCO 
Martha & The Vandellas -  Come And Get These Memories – 1963 Motown


TUESDAY MAY 21, 2024 3:31 AM CT…  Full show tonight starting at 10. As usual anything (of no
consequence whatsoever) goes and your calls are welcome.  We had fun playing Monday Night
Trivia last night. But no one ever got the straggler:

When looking for one of these on earth, there are about 2 million living ones, but even more non
living ones.  What is it? Flamingos.  (One trip to Florida would verify it.)

You got a few of the Bumper Stumpers (Sam Cooke, and Ike & Tina Turner) but not the theme:  
All the artists we played were involved with Bumps Blackwell at some point in their careers,
always for the better.  Bumps grew up in Seattle and formed a local band.  Some of the members
included Ray Charles and Quincy Jones.  He moved to Los Angeles in the early 50s to study music,
and instead learned it first hand working for Art Rupe at Specialty.  He’s responsible for virtually all
the Little Richard hits (not to mention convincing Art Rupe to sign him).  Bumps and Rupe had a
falling out over You Send Me. Rupe saw Sam Cooke as a gospel act, he did not like You Send Me
and he really bristled at Bumps’ use  of white backup singers.  Bumps left, took Sam with him and
wound up at Keen, which had a million seller with the song.  From there he became Mercury’s West
Coast A&R director before going independent, working with everyone from Bobby Nunn (who had
been The Robins and The Coasters bass singer) to Bob Dylan (producing songs on Dylan’s 1981
‘Shot of Love’ album including the title song.  Bumps died in 1985 at 66 years old.  He would have
turned 106 years old this Thursday.  Here’s what we played:

Sam Cooke – Love You Most Of All – 1958 Keen
Bobby Nunn & Group– Like – 1960 Titan
Larry Williams – Just Because – 1957 Specialty

Young Jessie – Be-Bop Country Boy – 1962 Mercury
Ernestine Anderson – Continental Mind – 1963 Sue (Bachrach wrote, keyes arranged, juggy
Little Richard – Wonderin’ – 1959 Specialty
Ike & Tina Turner – Ooh Poop Pah Doo – 1964

Dorsey Burnett – Try – 1959 Imperial
Lloyd Price – Mailman Blues – 1952 Specialty  (shellac – flip of Lawdy Miss Clawdy)
Wynona Carr – Please Mr Jailer – 1956 Specialty
Bumps Blackwell – SUmpin’ Jumpin’ – 1958 Keen



FRIDAY MAY 17, 2024 3:31 AM CT… Next live Show, Monday Night Trivia!  I hope you’ll
participate.  Tonight it’s a replay of last Monday night trivia, and there’s a straggler up for grabs. If
you didn’t hear it last Monday, listen tonight, think about it, and call Monday night.  Last night was
our usual AOR (all over the road) show. It’s only been a half hour and I can’t recall anything we
discussed.  But I do know I played a lot of your requests. (The last one was for me.)

Dean Martin – Little Ole’ Wine Drinker Me – 1967 Reprise – (Cindy)
Delfonics – Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) – 1969 Philly Groove  (MaryAnn)
Boyz II Men – a Song For Mama – 1997 Motown (Linda in Richton Pk)
Jaguars – The Way You Look Tonight – 1959 R-Dell (John Covington)
Spaniels – Baby It’s You – 1953 Chance/Vee Jay  (Sgt. Pappy)
Billy Stewart – Sitting In The Park – 1965 Chess
Rupert Holmes – Soap Opera – 1974 Epic [LP: Widescreen]  for Andrew
Kodoks – Oh Ge Oh Gosh – 1959 Fury  Pearl McKinnon   (Sgt Pappy} Bobby Robinson
Lewis Lymon & The Teen Chords – I’m So Happy – 1957 Fury (sgt pappy
James & Bobby Purify – Help Yourself (To All My Lovin’) – 1968 Bell


THURSDAY MAY 16, 2024 3:31 AM CT… Full show tonight at 10.  Call early. I’m always
disappointed when the show is ending and several people are holding on. Hopefully that wasn’t you
last night, so call in the 10 PM hour and I’ll make sure you’re on the air.  Last night we talked with
Steve Propes.  The replay is up under downloads.  If you haven’t read his books, here are a few on
Amazon.  

Royalettes – It’s A Big Mistake – 1966 MGM
Beverly & The Del-Capris – Mama I Think I’m In Love – 1964 Columbia
Ted Taylor – Somebody’s Always Tryin’ – 1964 Okeh 
Cinnamon Angels – Let’s Be Sweethearts – 1970 BT Puppy 
Johnnie and Joe – Over The Mountain, Across The Sea – 1957 Chess
Edith Piaf – No Regrets – 1963 Columbia
Tina Turner – Better Be Goo d To Me – 1984 Capitol
Billy Eckstine – Wish You Were Here – 1966 Motown
James Brown – Living In America – 1985 Scotti Brothers
Charlie Feathers – One Hand Loose – 1956 King


WEDNESDAY MAY 15, 2024 3:31 AM CT..  Full show tonight with Steve Propes in the first hour.
Not only has he written a ton about the soul/vocal group harmony songs and artists we loved, but
he’s hosted radio shows, and a cable tv show, and is a founder of the Southern California Doo Wop
Society.  From East LA classics, to a debate on what the first rock and roll record was, Steve covers
it all. So if you have any pressing musical questions, do call in!  If not, call me in the second and
third hour of the show when whatever’s on your mind will be on mine.

As for last night, we played several of your requests, and talked a lot about music, and some other
items of less importance:

Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E – 1964 Capitol – for Cindy
Depeche Mode – John The Revelator – 2006 Mute/Sire
Guy Mitchell – Heartaches By The Number – 1959 Columbia 
Sergio Mendes – Diagonal – 1961 Philips [LP Cut: Dance Moderno] 
Belita Woods – That’s When I’ll Stop Lovin’ You – 1969 Moira
Sergio Mendes – Favela (O Morro Nao Tem Vez) – 1965 Capitol [LP Cut: Brasil ‘65]
Sergio Mendes – Gente – 1967 A&M [LP: Equinox]
Marcos Valle – Chup Chup – 1968 Verve [LP Cut: Samba ’68]
Duane Eddy – Peter Gunn Theme – 1959 London 
King Cole Trio – Straighten Up And Fly Right - 1943 Capitol
King Cole Trio – Babs  - 1941 Decca


TUESDAY MAY 14, 2024 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight starting at 10 CT. Please join me, and do
call.  Last night’s Monday Night Trivia was its usual good time, with a lot of winners (not that the
prizes are worth having and they take forever to reach you—you’re really doing it for the fun of it).  I
threw out one question and it becomes next week’s straggler, as no one got it (thanks to Laura for
the question).  

No one got our Bumper Stumpers theme either (or many of the Bumper Stumpers for that matter). 
As for the theme, all the acts I played performed in Mother’s Day Shows this year. (Below the song
info is the venue they graced.  If you wonder how The Intruders and The Blue Notes could be in two
places at once on Sunday,  the Super Jam in Rahway was held at 3PM, and the Caesar’s Place
event was held at 6.)  As for what we played:

Spinners – How Can I – 1964 Motown 
(Motown Mother’s Day – Columbus OH)
Wilbert Hart & The Delfonics – Break Your Promise – 1968 Philly Groove
(Super Jam Oldies Mother’s Day - Rahway, NJ)
Patti LaBelle & The Blue Belles – Down The Aisle (Wedding Song) – 1963 King
(Detroit Fox Theatre)
Lenny Williams – Ten Ways of Loving You – 1986 Malaco
(Caesar’s Palace -Atlantic City)
Russell Thompkins & The Stylistics – If I Love You – 1971 Avco
(Super Jam)
Intruders – Come Home Soon – 1961 Gowen
(Super Jam & Caesar’s Palace)
Charlie Wilson – There Goes My Baby – 2008 Jive (from The Gap Band)
(Chartaway Arena Mother’s Day Weekend – Norfolk)
El Debarge – Baby Won’t Cha Come Quick – 1985 Gordy
(Detroit Fox Theatre)
Trammps featuring Earl Young – Hold Back The Night – 1975 Buddah
(Super Jam)
Blue Magic – Love Has Found It’s Way To Me – 1975 Atco
(Caesar’s Palace)
Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes – Satisfaction Guaranteed – 1974 Philadelphia Int’l
Super Jam & Caesar’s Palace)


FRIDAY MAY 10, 2024 3:31 AM CT…Next live show Monday Night Trivia!  (There’s a replay of the
last Monday Night Trivia tonight on WGN if you missed it.)  Last night we had full lines all night, and
talked about whatever was on your mind from The Preakness to the freakiness (Screamin’ Jay
Hawkins), not to mention radio operators acting badly.

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Frim Fram Sauce – Fran in AUstin
Barbara George – I Know – 1961 AFO Dave in LaSalle
Barbara George – You Talk About Love – 1962 AFO
Joe Bataan – Special Girl – 1967 Fania
Starlets-Blue Belles – I Sold My Heart To The Junkman – Robert Stickney
Basin Street Boys – I Sold My Heart To The Junkman – 1946 Exclusive
Big Mama Thornton – Hound Dog – 1953 Peacock
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put A Spell On You – 1956 Grant
Fats Domino – My Blue Heaven – 1956 Imperial
Billy Mize – Make It Rain – 1969 Imperial


THURSDAY MAY 9, 2024 3:31 AM CT… Full show tonight starting at 10 CT. Please call!  Many of
you did last night, which always makes the show a pleasure to do.  We covered everything from
radio to food, and played a lot of your requests too.  As for Steve Propes, who was slated to be on
during the first hour of last night's show, he was feeling poorly so we've rescheduled for next
Wednesday and I'm already looking forward to it.

Dionne Warwick – Are You There (With Another Girl) – 1965 Scepter
Dion – Sandy – 1963 Laurie
Sapphires – Who Do You Love – 1964 Swan
Dinah Washington – September In The Rain – 1961 Mercury
Ikettes – I’m Blue (The Gong Gong Song) – 1961 Atco
Frank Sinatra – Summer Wind – 1966 Reprise  For Johnny D
Dee Clark – Raindrops – 1961 VeeJay  for cindy in norridge
Eddy Howard – My Last Goodbye – 1946 Mercury
Rose Garden – Next Plane to London – 1967 Atco
Frank Sinatra – In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning – 1955 Capitol


WEDNESDAY MAY 8, 2024 3:31 AM CT…  Full live show tonight starting at 10.  Steve Propes
joins me in the first hour— and he’s got the answer to anything you want to know about R&B, vocal
group harmony and  soul oldies.   Last night we covered a lot of ground from the history of Audacy
to Jim’s broken ribs.  We also played some of your requests (and unfortunately didn’t get to many
more, but hopefully we will tonight):

Duane Eddy – My Blue Heaven – 1961 Jamie
James & Bobby Purify – I’m Your Puppet – 1966 Bell
Intruders – (Win Place or Show) She’s A Winner – 1972 Gamble
Crests – Step by Step – 1960 Coed
Lavern Baker – Hey Memphis – 1961 Atlantic 
Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lets – Get Dancin’ – 1974 Chelsea
Bobby Bland – Don’t Cry No More – 1961 Duke
Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lets - Dancin' Kid - 1976 Chelsea
Lu Mitchell - The Fake Spanish Song - live performance


TUESDAY MAY 7, 2024 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight at 10. I hope you’ll call.  Last night’s
Monday Night Trivia started slow, with full lines in the final hour and several people still holding at
the end of the show.  Call earlier next week! 

No one guessed our Straggler:  It’s legal in Germany and Mexico, but it’s usually a felony in the US.
What is it?  A prison escape!  That question (and several others!) is courtesy of Laura and it’s
appreciated!

New Moon tonight at 10:22 PM CT.  I’ll remind you at the start of the show. Don’t forget to write your
prosperity check (Go to MaryAnnWinkowski.com for details on the Law of Abundance if this makes
no sense to you.)

While I’m throwing around URLs, many apologies to Kimberly.  It’s been over a month since she
called and told us about the USBCA (United States Blind Chess Association).  She just finished a
tournament entirely in Spanish against an opponent from Columbia with a timekeeper from
Honduras.  Kimberly also told us about a recently formed affiliated group called Chess Queens.  It’s
a small group of blind women worldwide who play chess, meeting on Zoom every couple of weeks
just to get together.  A recent meeting had players from the US, Canada, Germany and
Spain—pretty impressive as few females play chess, let along blind ones.  So, if I’ve piqued your
interest, check out USBlindChess.org and learn more about the United States Blind Chess
Association. 

OK, back to Monday Night Trivia and our Bumper Stumpers.  The theme was all the acts I played
were Grandstand Performers at the Illinois State Fair.  (The year in parentheses below is the year
they appeared.)

Phil Harris – Shadrach – 1949  RCA   (1952)
Iron Butterfly – Soul Experience – 1969 Atco (1969)
Vikki Carr – The Lesson – 1967 Liberty (1965)
Rhythm Kings – Boppin’ Guitar – 1960 Brooke (1960)
Debbie Lori Kaye – Green - 1968 Columbia (1968)
Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Haley – Crazy Mixed Up Song - 1954 Essex (1956)
Chad Mitchell Trio – Barry’s Boys – 1964 Mercury (1964)
Dee Dee Sharp – He’s No Ordinary Guy – 1964 Cameo (1962)
Waylon Jennings – The Race Is On – 1964 A&M (1968)
Dodie Stevens – No – 1960 Dot (1960)
Crew Cuts – Angels In The Sky – 1955 Mercury (1955)


FRIDAY MAY 3, 2024 3:31 AM CT.. Next live show:  Monday Night Trivia at 10 CT!  I’ll be ready for
you.  Tonight it’s a replay of last Monday Night’s Trivia.  And last night we were, as usual, all over
the road from Britney Spears runaway spending to Wisconsin’s Apple River Murder.  Bumpers were
exclusively your requests:

Getting Up Is Hard To Do – Johnny D parody with Karen’s lyrics
Johnny Mercer – On The Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe – 1945 Capitol
Johnny Mercer – My Sugar Is So Refined- 1946 Capitol
Gene Chandler – Such A Pretty Thing – Checker  for Evelyn
Ohio Untouchables – Forgive Me Darling – 1962 Lu Pine
J. J. Barnes – Just One More Time – 1963 Mickay/Scepter
Drifters – Saturday Night At The Movies –1964 Atlantic
Danny Overbea with King Kolax – 40 Cups of Coffee – 1953 Checker
Drifters – Up On The Roof – 1962 Atlantic


THURSDAY MAY 2, 2024 3:31 AM CT… Full show tonight at 10. Please call.  We mourned the
passing of Duane Eddy last night, played a few of your requests, talked a lot about radio, and some
about shoplifting deterrents too.  Here’s what you heard:

Duane Eddy – Moovin’ N’ Groovin’ – 1958 Jamie
Duane Eddy – Rebel Rouser – 1958 Jamie
Duane Eddy – Because They’re Young – 1960 Jamie
Duane Eddy – Dance With The Guitar Man – 1962 RCA
Buddy Holly – Everyday – 1957 Coral 
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Moanin’ – 1958 Blue Note
Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder – 1964 Blue Note
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Orange Colord Sky – 1958 Epic [LP cut: At Home With..]
Manhattans – Call Somebody Please – 1969 Carnival
Bobby Marchan – What Can I Do – 1963 Volt 


WEDNESDAY MAYDAY 2024 3:31 AM CT… Full show tonight at 10. Please call. Had fun last night
with the few of you who did call including the incomparable Steve Bryant and the wonderful
Johnny Goyen.  Steve and I discussed such things as the ‘whole body deodorant’. This is a thing? 
Gee, what could possibly go wrong?  Especially with the aluminum based anti-perspirant. There’s a
real talent for creating a need for unneeded products.  And Johnny and I concentrated on Beach
Music.  That’s always near and dear to me.  One of the online stations Johnny’s frequenting lately is
Beach Waves. Click on it for a sound experience.  Speaking of sounds, we got in several of your
requests las night and some Beach Music too:

Clyde McPhatter  & The Drifters – Whatcha Gonna Do – 1954 Atlantic
Lovers – Whatcha Gonna Do – 1966 [unreleased]
Dukays – Nite Owl – 19061 Nat
Dukays – The Girl’s A Devil – 1961 Nat
Little Willie John – Heartbreak (It’s Hurtin’ Me) – 1960 King
Linda Griner – Good-By Cruel Love – 1963 Motown
Hank Ballard – Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go – 1960 King
James Brown – Talkin’ Loud And Sayin’ Nothin’ – 1972 Polydor/ 1970 King
Zachary Richard – Zydeco Jump – 1992 A&M [LP Cut: Snake Bite Love]
Earl Bostic – Flamingo – 1951 King
Clifford Curry – Once of Twice – 1980 Woodshed


APRIL 2024

TUESDAY APRIL 30, 2024 3:31 AM CT…  Full show tonight at 10.  Please join me and call!  Last
night on Monday Night Trivia, you knocked off the straggler and the followup question I asked.
There’s one more question outstanding, which becomes next week’s straggler. But as for what you
got:

This item didn’t exist in Norway until the early 1900s, today it’s not only commonly imported, but
millions are also exported. What is it?  Bananas

A cheetah can go from 0 to 60 in three seconds, making it the fastest land animal. But a human can
do something more than three times faster. What is it?  Sneeze

The Bumper Stumpers all had one person in common: Ralph Bass.  A lifelong supporter of R&B
and anything with a beat, Bass was responsible for more records than I could ever recall.  He would
have turned 113 years old Wednesday.  And among many many more, he was a co-writer and/or
producer on these:

Etta James – Losers Weepers – 1970 Cadet  producer
Rockers – Down In The Bottom – 1956 Federal  co-writer
Beverly Ann Gibson – Wait and See – 1959 King  co-writer
Mitch Ryder – Just a Little Bit – 1966 New Voice [LP cut: Take A Ride]  co-writer 
Bubber Johnson – Dedicated To The One I Love – 1958 King  co-writer  
Linda Hayes and The Platters – Please Have Mercy – 1955 Federal  co-writer
Lee “Shot” Williams – I’m Tore Up – 1963 Federal  co-writer
Johnny Otis – The Turkey Hop – 1950 Savoy  co-writer
Mac Curtis – Grandaddy's Rockin’ – 1956 King  producer
Billy Gayles - Just One More Time - 1956 Federal  co-writer
Sonny Boy Williamson – Help Me – 1963 Checker  co-writer


FRIDAY APRIL 26, 2024 3:31 AM CT.. Next Full Show:  Monday Night Trivia at 10. Plan to
participate!  Last night covered the landscape from emerging R&B records on pop playlists in 1954
to criminals today, and everything in between.  I also played a lot of your requests:

Dionne Warwick – Do You Believe In Love At First Sight – 1977 Warner/Curb
Gap Band – You Dropped A Bomb On Me – 1982 Total Experience
James Brown – The Payback – 1973 Polydor
Bobby “Blue” Bland – Turn On Your Love Light – 1961 Duke
Bobby “Blue” Bland – Farther On Up The Road – 1957 Duke
James Brown – Please Please Please – 1957 Federal
Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns – Don’t You Just Know It – 1958 Ace
Louis Armstrong – Velma’s Blues
Velma Middleton – Big Mama’s Back In Town’
Roy Orbison – Shahdaroba – 1963 Monument
Gene Pitney – Mecca – 1963 Musicor
Chords – Sh-Boom – 1954 CAT


THURSDAY APRIL 25, 2024 3:31 AM CT… Full show tonight starting at 10 CT. Please join me and
call!  Last night we spent a lot of time talking about Jim’s ophthalmologic journey. Thanks for your
suggestions. We also discussed Chan Romero’s passing (and the state legislator who wanted to
make Hippy Hippy Shake the state song), played (and critiqued) Jimmy P’s six pack of doo wop
requests, heard from Lia (cataract surgery was a success), Karen (who has a song for us tomorrow
a la Johnny D), and Johnny D, among several others.  I’m appreciative to all who called.  Here’s
what we played:

Chan Romero – Hippy Hippy Shake – 1959 DelFi
Brook Benton – Rainy Night In Georgia – 1969 Cotillion
Plants – Dear I Swear – 1957 J&S
Jive Five – Don’t Believe Him Donna – 1982 Ambient Sound
Lenny Miles – Don’t Believe Him Donna – 1961 Scepter (Luther Dixon wro/pro)
Tune Weavers – Happy Happy Birthday Baby – 1957 Checker
Toby Keith – Don’t Let The Old Man In – 2018 Show Dog
Nutmegs – Begging You Please – nonexistent (I explained on the air)
Jive Five – Begging You Please – 1962 Beltone
Lee Andrews & The Hearts – Baby Come Back – 1954 Rainbow
Jesters – So Strange – 1957 Winley
Hummers – So Strange – 1956 Old Town (unreleased)
Dells – Time Makes You Change – 1957 Vee Jay


WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 2024 3:31 AM CT… Talk to you live tonight at 10. Please call.  Few of you
did last night, but we covered a number of things, including Bark Air, homicidal and feisty rams,
recalls, and assorted other tidbits of no significance whatsoever.   As for the Bumpers, Jody
Reynolds was a request, Mel Carter celebrated his 85th birthday Monday, and Roy Orbison would
have celebrated his 88th yesterday.  Everything else (Tavares & Chubby and The Turnpikes were in
honor of Pooch Tavares who died of ALS last week):

Tavares – A Penny For Your Thoughts – 1982 RCA
Jody Reynolds – Endless Sleep – 1958 Demon
Tavares – Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel – 1976 Capitol
Tavares – Whodunit – 1977 Capitol
Chubby and The Turnpikes – I Know The Inside Story – 1967 Capitol
Chubby and The Turnpikes – Nothing But Promises – 1968 Capitol
Chubby and The Turnpikes – I Didn’t Try – 1967 Capitol
Mel Carter – Band of Gold – 1966 Imperial
Roy Orbison – Working For The man – 1962 Monument


TUESDAY APRIL 23, 2024 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight starting at 10 PM CT.  I hope you’ll call!  
Last night on Monday Night Trivia, no one guessed the straggler, so we closed the show with the
answer:

You routinely saw this on the field of major league ballgames throughout the end of the 20th century
(1999).    But the new century (2000 and beyond) brought a change, and all the teams agreed. This
would never be seen on the field at an MLB game again.   What is it?  The number 42 on a player
jersey, in honor of Jackie Robinson who wore than number throughout his career.  [Cincinnati
Enquirer 9/6/04]

Very few guesses on the Bumper Stumpers, which was rather surprising as every artist we played
peaked in the top 10 nationally on the Billboard Hot 100 this week in history.  Here’s what you heard
(and below it is what peaked this week):

Travis and Bob – Tell Him No – 1959 Sandy
Tell Him No #8 in 1959
Drifters – Kissin’ In The Back Row – 1974 Bell 
On Broadway #9 in 1963
James Brown – Tit for Tat (Ain’t No Taking It Back) – 1968 King
I Got The Feeling #6 1968

Box Tops – Turn On A Dream – 1969 Mala –
Cry Like A Baby #2 1968
Bobby Womack – I Can’t Stand It – 1967 Minit
Looking For A Love #10 1974
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Everybody Needs Love – 1967 Soul
Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me #3 1974
BJ Thomas – Night Life – 1986 Columbia
Hey Won’t You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song #1 1975

Edwin Starr – Release This Love – 1992 Ripete
Twenty Five Miles #6 1969
Shirley Ellis – Soul Time – 1967 Columbia
The Clapping Song #8 1965
Bill Black’s Combo – Cashin In (A Tribute to Luther Perkins) – 1978 HI
White Silver Sands #9 1960
Ben E King – Do It In The Name Of Love – 1975 Atlantic
Supernatural Thing #5 1975


THURSDAY APRIL 11, 2024 11:00 PM CT...  Apologies for missing tonight's show.  I'm not feeling
well at all-- to the point that Jon has threatened to chain me to the bed if I don't take a week to give
my body a rest.  I have no real faith that it matters, but I guess the evidence lies in my inability
mount a robust defense to his edict.  There's no how next Thursday (sports) and possible none next
Tuesday (sports), so what I'm missing is Monday and Wednesday.  

We'll hold last Monday Night Trivia's straggler for a week from Monday when I'll be back,
regardless of how I feel.  Talk to you then.


THURSDAY APRIL 11, 2024 3:31 AM CT…  Full show tonight starting at 10. Please  call. Last night
we heard Johnny D’s latest song (you can hear it on the replay—first bumper of the night—to the
tune of “I Wish It Would Rain”), mentioning many of you who do call.  Response was mixed.  Linda
from Richton Park didn’t hold back.   But we love hearing form Johnny D (and from Linda, too—in
facgt, from all of you!). We also talked about one of the hardest, but most noble things a person can
do, and that’s care for a parent with dementia. On a happier note, we reviewed some Shel
Silverstein lyrics.  And we played a lot of requests:

Barrett Strong – Money – 1959 Tamla
Chapter One – Money Won’t Do It – 1970 Heritage
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters – Money Honey – 1953 Atlantic
Cadillacs – My Girl Friend – 1957 Josie
Cadillacs – The Girl I Love – 1956 Josie
O’Jays – For The Love Of Money – 1973 Philadelphia International
Doyle Holly – Queen Of The Silver Dollar – 1973 Barnaby


WEDNESDAY APRIL 10, 2024 3:31 AM CT…Expect about a half hour delay in show start tonight.
Figure on about 10:30 CT after the Blackhawks.  I hope you’ll call.  Last night we talked a lot about
music—including satirical songs, the passing of Clarence Frogman Henry, and a plethora of topics
too numerous to mention—meaning I can’t remember a one of them.  But I do know what bumpers
we played:

Clarence “Frogman” Henry – Ain’t Got No Home – 1956 Argo
Clarence “Frogman” Henry – But I Do – 1961 Argo
Drifters – Sweets For My Sweet – 1961 Atlantic
Temptations – Since I Lost My Baby- 1965 Gordy
William DeVaughn – Be Thankful For What You Got – 1974 Roxbury
Bobbie Smith & The Dream Girls – Mr. Fine – 1961 Big Top
Tom Lehrer – That’s Mathematics – 1993
Bobbie Smith – Walk On Into My Heart – 1964 American Arts
Phil Ochs – Outside A Small Circle Of Friends – 1967 A&M
Pete Seeger – Draft Dodger Rag – 1966 Columbia


TUESDAY APRIL 9, 2024 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight at 10.  I hope you’ll call.

Last night was a very abbreviated Monday Night Trivia after the basketball game. (We got
underway around 11:45.)   The result is we have a straggler for next week.  (If you weren’t listening,
you can hear it on the stream until tonight’s live show, or download it anytime at rollyestream.net.) 

As for Bumper Stumpers, with only four, there was no theme, other than all the artists were in the
news, sadly the first one for dying, the others for having birthdays or birth anniversaries if they were
no longer with us.  Here’s what we played:

Clarence Frogman Henry – Lady With The Hatbox – (unreleased) Chess
Bobby Bare – (Margie’s At) The Lincoln Park Inn – 1969 RCA
Richard Berry – Have Love, Will Travel – 1960 Flip
Tams – Disillusioned – 1962 Arlen


FRIDAY APRIL 5, 2024 3:31 AM CT… Next live show, Monday Night Trivia, probably around
midnight after basketball Monday.  Remember the new moon is Monday, so if you’re writing your
law of abundance  checks, do it before 1:21 PM Central Time Monday--  and as there will also be a
total solar eclipse, the effect (if you believe in such things) will be multiplied.

Happy Birthday to WMCA Good Guy Gary Stevens, (84 today) who when he was president of
Doubleday introduced me to two guys who became good friends.  In fact, Bobby Hattrik was in my
top 2 closest friends (Carol Ford is the other one) until his murder in 1986.  The other guy was
Randy Kabrich.  Randy was nothing short of brilliant. His insightful mind laid bare all the posers in
radio.  His downside was he had absolutely no social skills. He was almost always right, but just as
often he managed to put it in a way that offended everyone.  And it was never intentional. 

Years ago, there was a record promotion company that found a way to get programmers to actually
listen to new releases they were promoting. They held a contest.  Program directors entered for
free.  All they had to do was guess where a dozen or so records (that these promotors were paid to
get played) would wind up on the national charts.  The prize was a new Mercedes.  It went well for
all concerned for a few years as programmers who otherwise wouldn’t listen to songs, listened
avidly, until Randy piped up and called BS.  ‘You don’t have to actually hear any of these records to
know how they’ll do.’  Outraged they challenged him.  Bad move.  He predicted where each would
wind up nationally based on a number of points, none of which had anything to do with how the
songs sounded. Begrudgingly they gave him the Mercedes (and if not immediately, within a year or
so they ended the contest.)   I remember the Mercedes. He loaned it to me for a while in 1986.  

Smart folks recognized his genius—and the need to keep him away from a lot of faint of heart
employees.  I don’t recall him ever being wrong.  I do recall what happened when WRBQ Tampa
management didn’t pay attention.  He had Q105 #1 in virtually every demo.  Jacor was planning to
unveil a competitor—The Power Pig. The downside of the pig is it easily could have been confined
to teens—demos you couldn’t sell.  But Randy saw trouble.  He knew if Q105 played into their
hands and even recognized The Power Pig, it would be giving them all they needed to do well.  He
explained it in painful detail to WRBQ management, including exactly how to ignore the onslaught.  
Did anyone listen to him?  That’s rhetorical at this point.  

I remember well talking with Terry Jacobs, then president of Jacor, and Randy Michaels at that
year’s NAB convention in Las Vegas. Terry wasn’t so sure about the Pig’s approach.  He recognized
it could easily be a flash in the pan hit with demos he didn’t care about attracting. I assured him that
wouldn’t be the case based on what I knew from Kabrich.  I can still see the hesitant look on
Jacobs’ face when he asked, ‘Will they really be this stupid?’  But the Power Pig launched, Q105
did everything Kabrich told them not to do, Kabrich quit and WRBQ lost it’s stranglehold on Tampa.
I could go on and on—and I could just as easily go on with cringeworthy stories about how he
repelled people with his unvarnished honesty.  The smart ones ignored the messenger and heeded
the message. 

In 1997, when I really needed a job, Randy was consulting Beasley. He knew how much I liked
Philadelphia.  Beasley had just bought WWDB there.  He didn’t hesitate to give me the night show. 
(Randy is second only to Sean Compton in saving my career.)  I repaid Randy with #1 ratings—but
to put his decision in perspective—for a few years before he hired me I had pestered CBS’ Tom
Bigby about bringing me to Philly. (I wanted to be near all that great doo wop.)   Bigby assured me
it wouldn’t work, because I wasn’t a native, I wouldn’t get it, and Philadelphia wouldn’t embrace me. 
Well, after two years on WWDB, Bigby literally pleaded with me to come across the street and work
for him.  I wound up leaving WWDB, but I knew I was too old to even try to assimilate into the CBS
culture at WPHT.  Bigby was so intent on getting me on the air there, he gave me the evening show
to do from home, and own. It paved the way for me to go national.  My biggest doubter became my
biggest supporter, and it wouldn’t have happened if Kabrich didn’t give me the shot.  I never forgot
it.  I wish I was in a position to repay him when after he left Cox and no one else stepped up to hire
him (not because would-be clients thought he wasn’t good—the stumbling block was they knew his
autistic like honesty would be hard for them to handle—though it would have been so worth it), but
all I had to offer was support and friendship. I hope he died knowing he had both from me.  And I
hope he met up with our friend Bobby Hattrik on the other side. 

I always say people who depart are in a much better place. In Randy’s case, I know he is. He
confided in me last year that his carotid artery was over 95% blocked.  He was worried because
doctors had nothing in the way of treatment.  He knew what he faced, and he told me that he’d be
fine with a massive heart attack, but he feared having a debilitating stroke that would compromise
him.  That fear is over. Randy died quickly of a heart attack on St. Patrick’s Day--  hours after he
sent an email to me asking for an explanation of some trivial point of 1950’s Top 40.  I’m almost
positive he never saw my reply.  But I bet he’s seen it now, and as I said, I know he’s in a much
better place for it. 

We never did get to the test for whether you’re ready for an exorcism (read it for yourself in The
Examiner, or maybe I’ll remember to tell you next week), but we did cover several other things, and
I played some of your requests:

Pipkins – Gimme Dat Ding – 1970 Capitol
Mary Wells – My Guy – 1964 Motown   Dave La Salle
Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody – 1983 WB
Don & Juan – What’s Your Name – 1961 Big Top
Andra Willis – Til I Can’t Take It Anymore – 1973 Capitol
Don & Juan – Pot Luck – 1962 Big Top
Carla Thomas – B-A-B-Y – 1966 Stax


THURSDAY APRIL 4, 2024 3:31 AM CT…  Full show tonight at 10. I promise to get to the signs you
need to determine if someone in your life needs an exorcism.  Last night covered a lot of broadcast
history—Miami’s WPST TV 10’s sordid past and WMYQ’s loss of license, for instance, and a lot of
your requests:

Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite – Bill in Boston 1957 Brunswick
Mary Wells – You Beat Me To The Punch – 1962 Motown
Mary Wells – Dear Lover – 1965 Atco
     Mary Wells – Never Never Leave You – 1965 20th Century
     Mary Wells – He’s A Lover – 1965 20th Century
Cliff Ferre – Rosie Don’t Bang On The Piano – 1956 Kem
     Cliff Ferre – Favorite Indoor Sport – 1965 Kem [LP Cut: Looks Like Fun]
Mary Wells – The One Who Really Loves You – 1962 Motown
Billy Stewart – I Do Love You – 1965 Chess
Etta James – I’d Rather Go Blind – 1967 Cadet
Lloyd Price – Lawdy Miss Clawdy – 1952 Specialty
Hank Ballard – Hoochi Coochi Coo – 1960 King  Bill Boston


WEDNESDAY MARCH 3, 2024 3:31 AM CT… Full show tonight starting at 10. I hope you’ll call. 
Many of you did last night and it was fun.  We talked about Larry Tamblyn, Vocalion Records,
cataract surgery and more.  Tonight we’ll talk about whatever’s on your mind if you call. We got in a
lot of your requests too:

Larry Tamblyn – This Is The Night – 1961 Faro
Atlantics – This Is The Night – 1962 Linda 
Standells – Try It – 1967 Tower
     Ohio Express – Try It
Rufus & Carla – Night Time Is The Right Time – 1964 Stax
Fleetwoods – Come Softly To Me – 1959 Dolton
Whispers – Lady – 1979 Solar
Howlin’ Wolf – Spoonful – 1960 Chess
Etta & Harvey – Spoonful – 1960 Chess


TUESDAY APRIL 2, 2024 3:31 AM CT…  Full show tonight at 10.  I hope you’ll join us and call!  Fun
playing Monday Night Trivia last night with you.  No one answered our straggler from last week, so
I revealed it at the end of the show: 

30 years ago a beer brewing company paid well over a hundred grand to see if it was possible to do
this. Do what?  Brew beer in space.  (In 1993 Germany’s Beck’s brewery paid NASA $130,000 to
place a tube of its beer aboard the space shuttle to determine whether beer produced in a
weightless environment fermented faster and was less like to produce a hang over. In a related
study, researchers at Denmark’s Delft University of Technology spent six months devising a way to
get beer out of a keg and into astronauts mouths in space.  After adjustments, the beer smoothly
came out of the tap, floating in space in portions the size of ping pong balls.  [Cleveland Plain
Dealer 6/1/93])

You didn’t get too many of the Bumper Stumpers either, and no one attempted to guess the
theme.  All the artists (or lead singers on the song) had birthdays this week.  Sadly, all but Henry
Gross are no longer with us.  Here’s what you heard:

Duprees – Goodnight My Love – 1958 Heritage (Joey Vann lead singer)
Platters – Shake It Up Mambo – 1954 Federal (Tony Williams lead singer)
Sha Na Na – Remember Then – 1969 Kama Sutra [LP Cut]  (Henry Gross lead singer)
Dramatics – (I’m Going By) The Stars In Your Eyes – 1975 ABC (Lenny Mayes lead singer)
Jim Ed Brown – Pop A Top – 1967 RCA
Billy Joe Royal – Til I Can’t Take It Anymore – 1989 Atlantic
Billy Bland – Doing The Mule – 1963 Old Town
Major Lance – Think Nothing About It -1964 Okeh
Crispian St. Peters – You Were On My Mind – 1965 Jamie



MARCH 2024


FRIDAY MARCH 29, 2024 3:31 AM CT… next live show:  Monday Night Trivia on April Fool’s Day
next week.  Last night’s show was 20 minutes of your calls after March Madness.  No bumpers, as
there were no breaks. In the unlikely event you want to hear it, it’s available under Downloads.


THURSDAY MARCH 28, 2024 3:31 AM CT… Late show tonight, we’ll be on after March Madness,
figure around Midnight.  Full show last night.  We talked at length about the Dali (container ship that
hit the Key Bridge) and straightened out some misconceptions. We wished Johnny D a happy
birthday and discussed Aristotle Onassis with him. We talked records.  And radio. And played some
of your requests:

Ronnie Hawkins – Lonely Hour – 1960 Roulette
Manhattans – Call Somebody Please – 1969 Carnival
Tommy Edwards – It’s All In The Game
Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Shirelles  – The Things I Want to Hear (Pretty Words) – 1961 Scepter
James Brown – Think! – 1960 King – Don in Beloit
Rev-Lons – After Last Night – 1964 Reprise
Five Satins – Our Anniversary – 1957 Ember


WEDNESDAY MARCH 27, 2024 3:31 AM CT…  We’re live tonight at 10, the only full three hour
show of this week. I hope you’ll join me and call.  Last night after the Blackhawks we spent most of
our time talking about the Key bridge collapse south of Baltimore.  Only thing  close to it in US
history, as far as traffic impact, was the Skyway collapse in Tampa Bay in 1980.  But the Skyway
was actually two bridges – one in each direction, so the northbound bridge was turned into single
lane north and south for seven years.  The key does not have that possibility, and worse yet, the
obvious workarounds involve tunnels, which many commercial vehicles can not use.  It’ll be a long
time, and a long ride in Baltimore. On a happier note, I managed to play some of your requests last
night:

Ray Charles – Hallelujah I Love Her Son – 1956 Atlantic
Madeline Bell – I’m Gonna Make You Love Me – 1967 Philips
Danderliers – Little Man -  1956 States
Ernest Tubb – You Don’t Have To Be A Baby To Cry –1950 Decca
Caravelles – You Don’t Have To Be A Baby To Cry – 1963 Smash
      Shorty Long - You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry - 1957 RCA
Earth Wind & Fire – September 1978 Columbia


TUESDAY MARCH 26, 2024 3:31 AM CT.. We’ll be delayed an hour tonight for Blackhawks but it’s
almost a sure bet we’ll be on at 11 CT. Please join me for two hours then.  Last night we had fun for
three hours playing Monday Night Trivia. You knocked off a couple questions I threw out, including
last week’s straggler:

STRAGGLER: In 2004, the average American did this for 46 hours a year.  Twenty years earlier, the
average American only did it only 16 hours a year.  Did what?  Sat in traffic. [Chicago Tribune
9/8/04] 

Over a billion dollars is spent on advertising this today, but the first time a commercial was made for
it was in the mid 1940s.  What’s the product?  Beer (New England’s Narragansett brewery
introduced the first beer commercial when it sponsored broadcasts of Red Sox games in 1945.  The
first prerecorded commercial was made by St. Louis’ Hyde Park Brewery in February 1947.
[BeerHistory.com])

As for the third question, it remains unanswered and thus becomes our straggler for next week

And while you guessed three of the Bumper Stumpers, no one got the theme, which was that all
the acts I played appeared on the April 1, 1961 Easter Parade of Stars with Clay Cole & Murray the
K at the Brooklyn Paramount.  Sid Bernstein produced the 23 act event.  This was the last live show
at the Theatre,  which which dated back to 1928,  It closed in 1962 with the last movie shown there,
John Wayne's Hatari, drawing only 300 people.  The Paramount sat over 4200, slightly bigger than
the Brooklyn Fox which opened three months earlier.  The Paramount was never a success-- much
too close to too many other venues including The Fox. It closed in 1933 and opened a year later
with a movies-only policy.  Probably its biggest success came with the infamous Alan Freed rock
and roll concerts of the 1950s.   Here’s what we played:

Del Shannon - Sue's Gotta Be Mine - 1963 Berlee
Maxine Brown - My Time For Cryin' - 1962 ABC Paramount
Olympics - Chicken - 1959 Demon
Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Running Around - 1959 Herald [LP Cut: Stay]
Rosie - My Darling Forever - 1961 Brunswick
Frank Gari - Princess - 1961 Crusade
Isley Brothers - I Guess I'll Always Love You - 1966 Tamla
Marcels - Teeter Totter Love - 1961 Colpix
Little Anthony & The Imperials - If I Remember To Forget - 1968 Veep
The Landon Sisters - I'm Flipped For you - 1957 Epic
Andy Rose - Just Young - 1958 Aamco

And here’s who else was also on the bill:  Jackie Wilson, Dion, Chubby Checker, Ben E King, The
Shirelles, Bobby Rydell, Carla Thomas, Bobby Vee, Johnny Burnette, Jimmy Clanton, Freddie
Cannon, Capris, Johnny Tillotson, Johnny Mathis, Chuck Jackson, Bobby Bongard


FRIDAY MARCH 22, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Next full show, Monday Night Trivia next week at 10 CT. 
We've got a straggler question, a bunch of new Bumper Stumpers, and whatever you know all
about.  Strut your stuff Monday night.  Last night was another abbreviated show-- less than a half
hour after hockey. (The show is available under Dowloads on the nav bar above, but it’s not on the
stream.)   During the mini-show we did play Tab Smith's #1 R&B instrumental version of Because Of
You (1953 United) and we talked about a fine site Nick in Baltimore found-- 24/7 stream of top 40
airchecks from the 70s and 80s.  Hear it here.   Or if you have a wifi radio copy and paste this URL
into it:  https://sonic.radiostream.ca:8018/


THURSDAY MARCH 21, 2024 3:31 AM CT...  We'll have about a half hour to talk tonight. Please
join me around 12:30 AM CT...  Last night was also a fairly short show, but we covered a lot of
ground--  the best news of all is that the Gemini Giant has been saved. He will live forever in
Wilmington, Illinois, and remain right on Route 66, so all's good in the world. For now.  Here's what
we played last night:

Nelson Riddle - Route 66 Theme - 1962 Capitol
Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz - 1960 Satellite  
Blue Mink - Can You Feel It Baby - 1970 Philips 
Eric Carmen - Change of Heart - 1978 Arista 
Raspberries - Overnight Sensation - 1974 Capitol 


WEDNESDAY MARCH 20, 2024 3:31 AM CT...  We'll be on an hour late tonight. Please join me at
11 CT.  Very abbreviated show last night, not only the sports interruptions, but the technical hurtles
as well.  But somehow we got in a quarter hour of talk and three or four callers   (If you didn't get in,
I hope you'll try again tonight at 11.) We closed with the lone bumper of the night-- Barb in
Yorkville's request: Tony Bennett - Because Of You 1951 Columbia.


TUESDAY MARCH 19, 2024 3:31 AM CT...  Short show tonight. Join me about 12:30 AM CT for a
half hour of talk. Full show last night, and we spent it playing Monday Night Trivia. Our straggler
was eventually guessed:

It's the norm that stars appearing on the Oscars telecast will wear borrowed jewelry.  The karat
count was high this year.  Tiffany, Louis Vitton, and all the big players are happy to get their gems
on famous necks. Sometimes 20 million dollars worth of them. They're insured, but usually they're
not lost.  What star lost the most expensive piece of jewelry at the Oscars?   Whoopie Goldberg in
2002.  [It was a $6 million 80 carat yellow diamond necklace borrowed from Harry Winston.  During
a commercial break she noticed it was gone.  After a frantic search, a Winston security man found it
in her cleavage-- I assume he somehow noticed it rather than felt it, but who knows.]

You got a few of the Bumper Stumpers but no one got the theme.  Every song you heard was
written or co-written by Raynard Miner, who turned 78 years old yesterday.  Here's what you heard
from the birthday boy:

Four Kents - Higher and Higher - 1968 RCA  [LP: Four Kents (Italy)]
Mary Wells - I'm Learnin' - 1965 Stateside
Harold Hutton - Lucky Boy - 1965 Checker
Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers - We're Gonnna Make It - 1966 Parlophone
Jackie Ross - We Can Do It - 1965 Chess
Gems - He Makes Me Feel So Good - 1965 Chess
Mary & The Desirables - Hurting Hurts - 1966 Checker
Fontella Bass - I Can't Rest - 1966 Checker
Billy Stewart - Keep Loving - 1965 Chess
Sugar Pie Desanto - Open Your Heart - 1963 Checker
Ann Peebles - Rescue Me - 1969 Hi [LP: This Is Ann Peebles]

Happy Birthday Raynard!  You make so many days happy for us!


FRIDAY THE IDES OF MARCH 2024 3:31 AM CT... Next full show?  Monday Night Trivia!  We'll
begin at 10 and I'll be waiting for your call.  Last night we had spellbinding discussions about
mercury vapor rectifier tubes, Mr. Chubbs' circadian rhythms, Stan Freberg, The Fenway Hotel,
candy sales, FM translator regulations, the demise oft he Crystal Cathedral and radio-televangelists
of all types. Plus I played Jimmy P's six pack of requests, and maybe some of yours too:

Jive Five – Sugar (Don’t Take Away My Candy) - 1968 Musicor
Cleftones – My Dearest Darling - 1955 Old Town
Maureen Gray – Dancin’ The Strand - 1962 Landa
Nolan Strong & The Diablos – If I Oh I (Could Be With You Tonight ) - 1959 Fortune
Nutmegs – A Love So True - 1957 Herald
Spaniels – You Painted Pictures - 1955 VeeJay
Platters - Twilight Time - 1958 Mercury   Barb
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog - 1953 Peacock
Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone - 1972 Gordy


THURSDAY MARCH 14, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10 CT. Please call!  I screwed up
last night and thought it was the 14th, so I celebrated Pi-Day, a day earlier.  Gives me a chance to
eat another pizza tomorrow, I guess.  We covered the landscape las night but once again, five
minutes after the show and I haven't a clue what that encompassed.  I guess I'LL listen to the replay
this time.  Meantime, here are the bumpers we aired:

Meters - They All Ask'd For You - 1975 Reprise
Meters - Cissy Strut - 1969  Josie
Ruby Andrews - I Guess That Don't Make Me A Loser - 1969 Zodiac
Crickets - Oh, Boy! - 1957 Brunswick
Standards - My Heart Belongs To Only You - 1963 Magna/Chess
Hollywood Flames - Buzz Buzz Buzz - 1957 Ebb
Webtones - My Lost Love - 1958 MGM
Buchanan & Goodman - Flying Saucer Part 1 - 1956 Luniverse
Bobby Patterson - If He Hadn't Slipped Up And Got Caught - 1977 Contempo
Crickets - Oh Boy - 1957 Brunswick


WEDNESDAY MARCH 13, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10 CT.  I hope you'll join us and
call.  A lot of you did in last night's abbreviated show, which made it a pleasure to do.  We talked
about a number of things.  The show just ended and I can't remember a one of them.  But it was a
good time.  Listen to the replay for more info. As for bumpers, I wrote those down:

Debarge - I Like It - 1982 Gordy
Grass Roots - Let's Live For Today - 1967 Dunhill
George Jackson - That Lonely Night - 1966 Double R
George Jackson - Kiss Me - 1967  Mercury
Cheryl Lynn- Got To Be Real - 1978 Columbia
Richard Berry & The Dreamer - Daddy Daddy - 1954 Flair


TUESDAY MARCH 12, 2024 3:31 AM CT...  We'll be on an hour late tonight.  Join me at 11 CT, and
please call.  Last night, Daylight Savings Time almost did me in. We don't have it in Arizona, but
since Illinois does, I start my show an hour earlier, local time, so that it's still 10 PM in Chicago.
Forgetting about that until about 20 minutes before showing, I hurried back to the studio and came
up with a trivia question for Monday Night Trivia.  I was afraid you'd get it in minutes, but as it turns
out, I went through the whole show without a correct answer.  So that question becomes our
straggler for next week.   As for the Bumper Stumpers, the theme was tried and true, but no one
guessed it--  songs telling tales of being done wrong by your mate (or doing them wrong).   Here's
what we played

Lonnie Donegan - Miss Otis Regrets - 1960 Atlantic [LP Cut: Skiffle Folk Music]
Larry Darnell - I'll Get Along Somehow - 1949 Regal
Ronnie Dyson - I Think I'll Tell Her - 1973 Columbia
Cecil Parker - I think I'll Tell Her - 1984 Philly Sound Works
Tams - I've Breen Hurt - 1965 ABC Paramount
Johnny Darrell - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town - 1967 UA
Jolly Jax - There Is Something On Your Mind - 1962 V-Tone
Big Jay McNeely - There Is Something On Your Mind - 1959 Swingin'
Don Covay - Mercy, Mercy - 1964 Rosemart
Nat Stuckey - Don't Pay The Ransom - 1972 RCA
Tim McGraw - Do You Want Fries With That - 2005 Curb


FRIDAY MARCH 8, 2024 3:31 AM CT...  Next live show:  Monday Night Trivia at 10 CT...  Tonight it's
a replay of Monday Night Trivia, though it might not be last Monday's as that was an abbreviated
show.  Last night we finally got a round to fully discussing the DB Cooper saga-- but unfortunately I
didn't start capturing the replay until about 15 minutes into it, so the history, you might have to
search online to see, but as for suspects over the years, we went over them including the latest, two
of which are good contenders: Vince Peterson and Milton Vordahl. I know a bit more about Milton
now, because while the rest of the country was listening to the State of the Union address, I was
mesmerized by a podcast with Milton Vordahl's granddaughter.

The most interesting piece of left behind evidence on the Northwest Orient flight that Cooper
captured was a clip on tie from JC Penney that Cooper was wearing on the flight he hijacked.
Testing it for chemical residue produced a world of clues.  The funniest part (to me) is the 7 guys
who claimed to be Cooper-- and one of them is a woman.   Will we ever know who perpetrated the
perfect crime?  If we don't, it's not for a lack of effort on the part of researchers like Eric Ulis, Tom
Kaye and others.

We also mourned the passing of Steve Lawrence, though at 88 suffering from Alzheimer's Disease,
it's a blessing for him.  He's now reunited with Eydie, who died at 84 in 2013.

I also wanted to mention "Who's That Girl".  If you're from Chicago you're probably well aware of
Howard Brown Health and all the options they've created for the LGBTQ community.  For years
Patrick Russo put on an annual fundraiser, but with Covid and all, it's been awhile.  But the benefit
show is back!  Who's That Girl Chicago 24 is happening Saturday May 18th, 2024.  If you like drag
shows, this one is gonna be a crowd pleaser.  Find out more here.

Bumpers?

Steve Lawrence - Footsteps - 1959 ABC Paramount
Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes - 1959 ABC Paramount
Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl - 1962 Columbia
Steve & Eydie - I Want To Stay Here - 1963 Columbia
Ashton, Gardner and Dyke - Resurrection Shuffle - 1971 Capitol
Steve & Eydie - I Can't Stop Talking About You - 1963 Columbia
Bonnie Raitt - Runaway - 1977 Warner
Barbara Wilson - Every Little Bit Hurts (Motown demo)
Marvelettes - Strange I Know – 1962 Tamla
Solomon Burke - Cry To Me - 1962 Atlantic


THURSDAY MARCH 7, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10. Please call. I will do my best to
get the DB Cooper info on the air.  Your calls preempted that last night, which as far as I'm
concerned is a good thing.  Hearing from you makes the show a pleasure to do.  We covered
music, eye problems and my bureaucratic run in with county permitting, which I shared because I
know I'm not alone when it comes to the frustration that ensues from an interaction of that type.  I
also played a few or your requests...

Jerry Naylor - My Special Angel - 1966 Tower
Jerry Naylor - Mind Excursion - 1970 Columbia
Sonny Knight - If You Want This Love - 1964 Aura (sub of World Pacific, sub of Liberty)
Love - My Little Red Book - 1966 Elektra
Rosemary Clooney - Blues In The Night - 1952 Columbia
Rosemary Clooney - Miss Otis Regrets - 1964 Regrets
Cookies - The Old Crowd - 1964 Dimension
Dionne Warwick - Who Is Gonna Love Me - 1968 Scepter
Johnnie Taylor - Blues In The Night - 1966
Rosemary Clooney - Miss Otis Regrets - 1992


WEDNESDAY MARCH 6, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Full live show tonight at 10 CT. I hope you'll join in
the fun.  Happy Birthday to Nexstar's Sean Compton!  It's the big 5-0 and he's been celebrating in
style.  The best is yet to come for him and he deserves every bit of it and more. 

Condolences to friends, family and fans of Arch Yancey.  He passed away Friday at 88.  He was a
hoot on and off the air, and though we hadn't talked in years, I'm saddened to know he's not around
for us to talk in the future.  He was not a fan of The Beatles (and some of his quotes about the
group and their fans are priceless), so he switched to Country in the 1960s.  He was a regular at
Gilley's, on and off stage. In fact the first time I visited the larger than life saloon was when he took
me there (long before all the things that made it famous).  Search for links-- you'll find plenty
including some nice airchecks.

It was Johnny Goyen who told me about Arch. He also updated me on his latest happenings,
including his 5-10AM CT internet radio shift.  He sounds great, but most importantly, he's got the
music almost where he wants it to be, so give it a listen here.

Short show last night, but long enough to air some of your requests, as well as Bobby Patterson,
who I meant to play Monday night as he's as Dallas as it gets:
  
Buddy Holly - That's My Desire (recorded 1-25-1958, released in the UK on Coral in 1966)
 Frankie Laine - That's My Desire - 1946 Mercury
Channels - That's My Desire - 1957 Gone
Mundo Earwood - That's My Desire - 1975 Epic
Manhattans - Follow Your Heart - 1965 Carnival
Bobby Darin - Dream Lover - 1959 Atco
Bobby Patterson - Everything Good To You - 1972 Paula [LP Cut: It's Just A Matter Of Time]
Heatwave - This Night We Fell- 1979 Epic  [LP Cut: Hot Property]


TUESDAY MARCH 5, 2024  3:31 AM CT.. Next live show, tonight after hockey, figure on 11:30 PM
CT, which gives us an hour and a half to chat.  I hope you'll join me.  Last night was also
abbreviated, but we managed to get in quite a bit of Monday Night Trivia.  Glad it was a short
show as you slaughtered me with correctly answering the questions I threw out:

A lot of men buy one, and they can be pricey.   In the late 90s, the average American spent two
months of work to pay for one. The average Japanese Man worked three months to pay for one,
and the average British subject worked a month. What were they buying? Diamond engagement
rings.  [The Economist 12/19/98]  (120 million carats of diamonds are mined on average every year.)

In the late 90s, heart attacks in Great Britain temporarily rose by 25%. What was the cause? 
Soccer.  [England losing to Argentina in a penalty shootout at the 1998 World Cup.  According to the
British Medical Journal emotional upset from watching the game on TV triggered a myocardial
infraction.  Researchers urged the World Cup authorities to find another way to decide on a winner.
--Evening Mail 12/20/02]

In the late 1700s, Jews in Europe were forced to do this.  Eventually everyone was.  Forced to do
what?  Take a last name. [In 1787 Hapsburg ruler Joseph the tolerant issued a decree that all Jews
must adopt a last name.  The rest of Europe soon followed.  Eventually it was mandatory for
everyone.  It was somewhat haphazard in the beginning.  Some chose names based on their
father's given name, i.e. Jacobson.  Some chose professions-- Becker the baker, Kaufman the
merchant, Farber the painter.  In some parts of Hungary Jews were arbitrarily divided into four
groups--  black (Schwartz), white (Weiss), large (Gross), small (Klein).  Where they were forbidden
to take the names of towns, they often went for geography - berg (mountain in Dutch), stein (rock or
stone in German). --Minneapolis Star Tribune 9/21/96]

And I just realized I forgot to give you the theme for last night's Bumper Stumpers.  All of the artists
were from Dallas.  Here's what you heard: 

Johnnie Taylor - Baby, We've Got Love - 1963
Festivals - You've Got The Makings Of A Lover - 1967 Smash
Masqueraders - (Call Me) The Travelin' Man - 1975 Hot Buttered Soul/ABC
ZZ Hill - Cheatin' In The Next Room - 1982 Malaco
BW Stevenson - Shambala - 1973 RCA


FEBRUARY 2024

FRIDAY MARCH 1, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Next show, Monday Night Trivia!   But we're starting an
hour and a half late.  Join me Monday at 11:30 PM CT... We also had an abbreviated show last
night, but a full board of callers. We covered everything from radio and TV call letters, to how to
apply for a job online when you're a luddite (said affectionately!).  We played your requests too
(Well, Jimmy P's and Stephanie's, anyway).  Apologies for missing out on last night's show.  Jon
determined I was in no condition to do it, and he must have been right as I was unable to mount an
argument.

Five Discs - You Belong To Me - 1962 Cheer
Don Julian & The Meadowlarks - Always and Always - 1955 Dootone
Bop Chords - When I Woke Up This Morning -  1957 Holiday
Pentagons - Until Then - 1962 Jamie
Pentagons - To Be Loved - 1961 Donna


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2024 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight at 10 CT. Please call!  Many of
you did last night for Monday Night Trivia, but no one correctly answered the straggler:

20 years ago a major research study in the US revealed that 39% of Americans described
themselves this way. What way?  Born Again [Barna Research Group as reported in American
Demographics March 2003.]. It's not that I doubt 39% of us are Christians, actually I think that
number is kinda low, but I just can't imagine almost 40% of us describing ourselves as "born again".
Of course I didn't see the survey question and I gotta believe that's directly attributable to the
answer. 

No one guessed on the theme for our Bumper Stumpers (though the Moonglows, El Dorados,
Lavern Baker, and the Jewels were identified).   All of the artists were African American who had
terrific songs instantly usurped by white acts.  Lavern Baker was upset enough to write a letter to
her US rep (MI-D Charles Digges Jr.) in 1955 on this day asking for revisions to the copyright law of
1909 to forbid the "note by note" copying of R&B tunes by white artists and arrangers. She had a
dog in the hut.  The Georgia Gibbs cover of her Tweedle Dee (which went to #2 nationally in 1954),
no doubt deprived her of royalties.

One of the most prolific offenders was Randy Wood of Dot Records, but it must be stressed that he
did it, not out of bigotry on any level.  It was Randy Wood (and his Randy's Record Shop) that
sponsored all the great night time R&B shows on WLAC.  But in doing so, he not only sold a goodly
number of great R&B records, but he also learned first hand that WLAC, like most major radio
stations, would never play "that" music during the day.  In order to get mass appeal airplay, he had
to find inoffensive homogenous white folks, and to say the least, with Pat Boone, he did.

Below are black artists who had songs instantly covered by white acts, and the songs by them that I
chose to play (which was your Bumper Stumper); along with what should have been their million
seller, and the white act who usurped them.   The sound was generally lacking, but the sales were
astronomical. In a few cases, the original acts wrote the songs, which gave them revenue, though
not fame.  I've put an asterisk by those.  But I should add a disclaimer-- the songs they wrote
should have enriched them greatly, but it was up to their publisher to pass the rewards along.  Often
the publisher was also the owner of the record label to which the original act was signed, and too
often, little cash made it to the rightful owner.

*Moonglows - Don't Be Afraid Of Love - 1959 Chess
Sincerely - McGuire Sisters #1 1954
(Harvey Fuqua of The Moonglows wrote it, but he had to split the writers credit with Alan Freed.)
 
El Dorados - Bim Bam Bam Boom - 1956 VeeJay
At My Front Door - Pat. Boone #7 1955

*Maurice Williams - Being Without You - 1966 Deesu
Little Darlin' - Diamonds #2 1957

Lavern Baker - It's So Fine - 1958 Atlantic
Tweedle Dee - Georgia Gibbs #2 1954

Smiley Lewis - Someday - 1956 Imperial
I Hear You Knocking - covered by Gale Storm #2 1955

Etta James - Spoonful - 1962 Argo [LP Cut: Etta James]
The Wallflower - Georgia Gibbs (as Dance With Me Henry) #1 1955

*Willows - Let's Fall In Love - 1957 Gone
Church Bells May Ring - Diamonds #14 1956
[The Willows split the writers credit with Melba label owner Morty Craft]

*Jewels - Oh Yes I Know - 1954 R&B
Hearts of Stone - covered by the Charms, then the Fontane Sisters #1 1954
[Members Johnny Torrence and/or Rudy Jackson (both credited interchangeably) co-wrote it with
label exec Eddie Ray]

Gene & Eunice - This Is My Story - 1955 Alladin
KoKo Mo - covered by the Crew Cuts  #6 1955

*Ivory Joe Hunter - S.P. Blues - 1950 MGM
I Almost Lost My Mind - covered by Pat Boone #1 1958
[Hunter wrote it]

Teen Queens - I Miss You - 1957 RPM
Eddie My Love - covered by Chordettes 1956 (both got to #14)


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Next Live Show, Monday Night Trivia, starting at 10
CT.  I’ll be ready and waiting.  Thanks for calling last night.  Several of you did.  We talked about the
usual stuff, music, radio, current non-essential events and had a fine time.  Since it would have
been Ernie K Doe’s 91st birthday, we played a lot of his stuff too:

Ernie K Doe – Wanted $10,000 Reward – 1960 Minit
Beau Williams – C ‘Est La Vie – 1984 Capitol [LP Cut: Bodacious]
Robbie Nevil – C’Est La Vie – 1986 Manhattan
Buddy Holly – Peggy Sue – 1957 (alt take)
Ernie K Doe – Tuff-Enuff (Shirley’s Tough) – 1959 Ember
Ernie K Doe – A Certain Girl – 1961 Minit
Ernie K Doe – Te Ta Te Ta Ta – 1961 Minit
Ernie K Doe – ‘Taint It The Truth – 1960 Minit
Ernie K Doe – I Have Cried My Last Tear – 1961 Minit


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2024 3:31 AM CT..  We’ll be on right after Northwestern Basketball
tonight—figure about 10:15 PM. I’d love to hear from you.  Very few of you called last night, but we
muddled through without you, covered some quasi interesting ground and played some of Scotty’s
requests too.  It would have been his 82nd birthday, and wherever he is, I hope he knows how
much we all miss him.  Hard to believe he’s been gone a year. 

Cadillacs – Gloria 1954 Josie
Andre Williams – Just Because Of A Kiss – 1956 Fortune
Nino & The Ebb Tides – Franny Franny – 1956 Acme
Danderliers – May God Be With You – 1956 States
Koko Taylor – I’m A Little Mixed Up – 1969 Chess [LP Cut: Koko Taylor]
Toquinho & Vinicius:  Essa Menina, Se La, Tarde em Itapoa
Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love – 1985 Island 
Love Notes – United – 1957 Holiday
Marcos Valle – She Told Me – 1968 Verve [LP: Samba ‘68]
Marcos Valle – Surfin’ In Rio – 1966 WB [LP: Braziliance]


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10 CT.  I hope you’ll
call. Many of you did last night and the show ran the gamut from broadcasters behaving badly to
questionable approaches to elusive medical issues, not to mention a lot about the people who
made the music we loved.  Here’s what we played:

Ronnie Love – Chills And Fever – 1961 Dot
Crows – Gee – 1954 Rama
Everly Brothers – Walk Right Back – 1961 WB
Cardinals – Come Back My Love – 1955 Atlantic
Premiers – Farmer John – 1965 Faro
Don & Dewey – Farmer John – 1959 Specialty
Troy Shondell – This Time – 1961 Liberty
Thomas Wayne – This Time – 1959 Fernwood
Little Anthony & The Imperials – A Prayer And A Jukebox – 1965 Roulette [LP Cut]
Platters – On My Word Of Honor – 1956 Mercury


ATUESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10 CT.  Please call. 
Many of you did last night, which made Monday Night Trivia a pleasure to do.  I was surprised
when Mary Ann quickly knocked off our Bumper Stumpers theme.  Every one of the songs we
played were recorded for and released on Fire Records, one of Bobby Robinson’s wonderful labels
based at his record store in Harlem. 

As for the questions I threw out, one of them went quickly:  Through the end of the 20th century,
139 movies and books featured the destruction of this.  What?  Los Angeles. [Directors and authors
have destroyed LA 49 times by nuclear weapons (Miracle Mile); 28 times by earthquake (Escape
from LA); 10 times by evil space elements (Independence Day); 7 times by pollution (Blade
Runner); 2 times by fire (The Day of the Locust); once by global warming (The Day After Tomorrow);
and once by giant ants (Them).]

The next one is still up for grabs, so we’ll start with it next Monday.  As for those Bumper Stumpers
on Fire, here’s what we played (and the year they were released):

Channels – My Heart Is Sad – 1959
Mary Ann Fisher – Put On My Shoes – 1959
Rainbows – Mary Lee – 1960
Gay Poppers – You Got Me Uptight – 1961
Bobby Marchan – All In My Mind – 1961
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup – Rock Me, Mama – 1961
Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford – Tell Me – 1962
Linda Martell and the Anglos – A Little Tear – 1962
Chuck Bradford – Wherever You Are – 1962
Larry Dale – Rock A While – 1969


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2024 3:31 AM CT...  Next full show on Monday—Monday Night Trivia
starting at 10 CT.. tonight it’s a replay of last Monday’s show, so enjoy it but save your calls for
Monday night when we’ll do it live again.  Last night we covered the landscape from reissue labels
of the ‘60s, to real estate agents behaving badly, and everything in between including chiropractors.
We played Sgt. Pappy from Gary’s requests too:

Donnie and the Dreamers- My Memories of You – 1961 Whale
Five Discs – I Remember – 1958 Vik
Hollywood Flames – I Know – 1953  Swing Time
Spaniels – You Gave Me Peace Of Mind – 1956 VeeJay
Time Tones – Pretty Pretty Girl – 1961 Atco


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2024 3:31 AM CT...  We do have a show tonight (contrary to what I
told you at the end of last night’s show) but it will be delayed by an hour due to Blackhawks play by
play. Join me live at 11 PM CT.   Last night we had fun talking with Steve Propes in the first hour
(author of several books on oldies, doowops, obscurities and all things early rock and roll/R&B). 
After that, we delved into the history of Valentine’s Day (three, count ‘em, three, saints are involved
in the saga, at least two of which were beheaded for their efforts) and played Jimmy P’s requests
(maybe yours too).

Platters – Voo Vee Ah Be – 1954 Federal
Richard Berry – Together – 1955 Flair
Bob & Earl – Gee Whiz – 1958 Class
Diablos – You Are – 1956 Fortune
Rochell & The Candles – You Are – 1962 Challenge
Shells – Baby Walk On In – 1962 Johnson
Clovers – One Mint Julep – 1952 Atlantic
Chantels – Whoever You Are – 1958 End
Four Tops – When She Was My Girl – 1981 Casablanca
Jesse Belvin – Beware – 1957 Cash
Parliament – Tear The Roof Off This Sucker – 1976 Casablanc


WEDNESDAY VALENTINE’S DAY 2024 3:31 AM CT... Steve Propes joins me tonight at 10 CT.  
We’ll have fun talking about romantic doo wop songs, and all of his wonderful books. I’ve already
got questions, and if you do too, please call. Last night after the game, we talked about the history
of Times Square Records—the shop, the label, and all the reissue labels that followed—well some
of them,  there’s a whole host we never broached, but we’ll save that for another night—maybe
even tonight with Steve.  As for what we played last night:

5 Sharps – Stormy Weather – 1952 Jubilee (78)
Timetones – In My Heart – 1961 Times Square
Timetones – I’ve Got A Feeling – 1961 Atco
Sonny Knight – Confidential – 1956 Vita
Capris – There’s A Moon Out Tonight – 1959 Planet/1961 Lost Night
Carnations – Long Tall Girl – 1961 Lescay/1965 Lost Nite


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2024 3:31 AM CT..  We’ll be an hour late tonight. The show will start at
11 PM CT.  I hope you’ll call.  A lot of you did for last night’s Monday Night Trivia, but no one
guessed the straggler:

According to a University study, Ronald Reagan ranked #1 among all presidents through the year
2000 based on this trait.  What trait?  Emotional stability [Minneapolis Star Tribune 8/6/00 quoting a
University of Minnesota study]

You didn’t do too much better on the Bumper Stumpers.  All the artists were also atheletes.  Here’s
what we played (and what sport they played)

Arthur Lee Maye – Set My Heart Free – 1955 Modern
      MLB outfielder for over a decade:  Braves, Astros, Indians, Senators, White Sox.

Lee Dorsey – A Little Dab A Doo Ya – 1968 Amy
      Lightweight boxer in Portland OR as Kid Chocolate.

David Soul – No One’s Gonna Cry – 1967 MGM
      Baseball player offered a contract with Chicago White Sox.

Jackie Wilson – It’s So Fine – 1958 Brunswick [LP Cut: He’s So Fine]
      National Boxing Association World Featherweight Champion

Little Freddy with The Rockets – Too Fat – 1958 Chief
      Brenton Wood was “Little Freddy”.  As Alfred Smith at Compton High School       
      in Los Angeles, he was an award-winning track star.

Masters – Not My Baby – 1966 Crimson
      John Oates sang lead for The Masters. He was co-captain of his high school wrestling
      team and Section 2 champion.

Dorsey Burnett – Invisible Chains – 1963 Reprise
      Local Golden Gloves champ, went pro, won four matches.
      (His brother Johnny Burnett was also a Golden Gloves champ)

Rocky Roberts – Just Because Of You – 1967 UA International 
      Boxed for 10 years as Charlie Roberts until an injury ended his career. 
Charley Pride – Just Between You And Me – 1966 RCA
      Baseball player in the negro leagues and for farm teams including several Yankees'.


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2024 3:31 AM CT.. next show Monday Night, 10 PM Central, three hours of
Monday Night Trivia. I’m ready for ya.  We’ll start with our straggler and in case you missed it last
Monday, you can hear it tonight on the replay.  As for last night, we talked about the hapless radio
station owner who discovered his tower was missing.  Along with his transmitter and other audio
gear.  But that’s not the real nightmare. The part about being uninsured was the capper. At first, I
thought it was an excuse to get permission from the FCC to originate programming on his translator
(they denied the request), now I’m wondering who had it in for him.  It’s clearly not a crime of
opportunity. This was planned. What I don’t know is whether the thieves took the copper ground
system.  That wasn’t in any of the reports.  I assume they dismantled the tower (200 feet—so that
would be 10 sections 20 ft each).  As for the other details, I got nothin’.  But I’m leaning heavily
toward it being a targeted event.  Ah, something to ponder. Last night’s bumpers were mostly
predicated on your requests, though we threw in the Spinners due to the death of the last original
member (Henry Fambrough, RIP):

Joe Henderson – Snap Your Fingers – 1962 Todd
Barrett Strong – Make Up Your Mind – 1964 Tollie
Honey Cone – Take Me With You – 1970 Hot Wax
Spinners – That’s What Girls Are Made For – 1961
Ink Spots – The Gypsy – 1946 Decca
Spinners – It’s A Shame – 1970 V.I.P.
Barry Mann – Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp Bomp Bomp) – 1961 ABC Paramount
Ernest Tubb – Saturday Satan Sunday Saint – 1969 Decca


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10 Central. Please call. Last
night, we spent an hour together after the game and covered a lot of ground from HOA hell, to
warning label mysteries, took a couple crazy calls and played some Toby Keith (along with Al
birthday boy Kooper who turned 80 Monday:

Al Kooper – You Never Know Who Your Friends Are – 1969 Columbi
Toby Keith – Should’ve Been A Cowboy – 1993 Mercury
Toby Keith – Beer For My Horses – 2002 Dreamworks


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2024 3:31 AM CT..  short show tonight, join me at abound Midnight
CT and we’ll spend an hour talking.  We covered plenty of ground last night, all of it essentially of no
consequence, just the way it should be.  We talked music, radio, porn stars, and some Slime from
the Checkout Line. We played your requests too, and mourned the passing of Toby Keith:

Aaron Neville – Don’t Take Away My Heaven – 1993 A&M
Toby Keith – I Wanna Talk About Me – 2001 Dreamworks
Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces – 1971 Gordy
Smokey Robinson – Ever Have  A Dream – 1979 Tamla
Toby Keith – How Do You Like Me Now – 1999 Dreamworks
Drifters – Honey Love – 1954 Atlantic
Sarah Vaughn – Broken-hearted Melody – 1959 Mercury
Arthur Lyman – Love For Sale – 1963 HiFi Records
Jimmy Burns – Talk To Me – 1996 Delmark [LP Cut: Leaving Here Walking]
Louis Jordan – Birthday Boogie – 1951 Decca


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10. Please call!  Last
night we played Monday Night Trivia.  Eventually you got the question I threw out:

The first (and maybe only for all I know) time a television commercial was geared to this audience
was just before the turn of the century (the late 1990s).  What audience? Cats [Whiskas cat food
was the sponsor.  According to the makers of Whiskas, 60% of the cats who saw it were attracted to
the bright colors and high-pitched sounds. CBS ran a test complete with cats and a cat therapist,
who declared a mixed reaction. Some cats were interested, others preferred a nap. (CBS This
Morning 6/3/99)]

We’re still working on the follow up question, so it’ll be next week’s straggler.  Now about those
Bumper Stumpers—you got a lot of the artists, but were clueless on the theme.  All the songs were
written by singers known for other hits.  Here’s what we played (the writer is in parenthesis):

My Boy Lollypop – Barbie Gaye (Robert Spencer of the Cadillacs)
Shout Bamalama – Mickey Murray  (Otis Redding)
With Pen In Hand – Dorothy Moore (Bobby Goldsboro)
A Lover's Question – Otis Redding (Brook Benton)
Earth Angel –  Street Corner Symphony (Jesse Belvin)
Over and Over – Thurston Harris (Bobby Day)
It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – RC Bannon (Paul Anka)
Today’s Teardrops – Roy Orbison (Gene Pitney)
Isn’t It Lonely Together – O.C. Smith (Ray Stevens)
Tick Tock – Ritchie Cordell (Paul Simon)
Ronnie Dove – Happy Summer Days (Ritchie Adams of The Fireflies)

(More trivia:  Barbie Gaye had the original My Boy Lollypop in 1957—long before Millie Small.  And
RC Bannon with a number of country mid-charrters, was married to Louise Mandrell.)


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Next live show?  Monday Night Trivia.  10PM CT.  I
hope you’ll participate.  Last night I was trying to think of the garment huckster in Miami near Bob
Archibald’s Music Factory:  Austin Burke!  (It came to me just after the show ended.)  Lil Ole Burkie!

The guy would have a dozen jackets on and one by one he’d take them off extolling their virtues in
a patter only a used car salesman could emulate.  Had a billboard too—right in the garment
district—near the studio that gave us The Cornelius Brothers and baby sister Rose.  If that ain’t
trivia, I give up.  Needless to say, I’ll be primed for Monday.   As for last night’s bumpers:

Dee Dee Warwick – You’re No Good – 1963 Jubilee
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose – Too Late To Turn Back Now – 1972 UA
Fifth Dimension – Ashes to Ashes – 1973 Bell
Young Jessie – Mary Lou – 1955 Modern
Ronnie Hawkins – Mary Lou – 1959 Roulette
Rose Colored Glass – Can’t Find The Time – 1971 Bang
Orpheus – Can’t Find The Time – 1968 MGM
Betty LaVette – Let Me Down Easy – 1965 Calla
Etta James – Tell Mama – 1967 Cadet
Dells – Now I Pray – 1956 (unreleased VJ)
Dells – I’m Calling – 1957 VJ


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2024 3:31 AM CT.... Welcome to February and Happy Birthday to
computer ace Luke in Philadelphia.  Full show tonight starting at 10 CT. I hope you’ll join us.  Last
night’s show ran the gamut. You can hear it for yourself on the replay.  As for the bumpers you’ll
hear:

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Aqui Con Tigo – 1987 Motown (unreleased)
Ray Noble – Harlem Nocturne – 1940 Columbia
Johnny Otis Orchestra – 1951 Savoy
Viscounts – 1959 Madison
Floaters – Float On – 1977 ABC
Bloaters – Bloat On – 1977 Epic (Cheech & Chong)
Baby Washington – That’s How Heartaches Are Made – 1963 Sue
Baby Washington – It’ll Never Be Over For Me – 1964 Sue
Johnnie Ray – Cry – 1951 Okeh
Johnnie Ray – Just Walkin’ In The Rain – 1956 Columbia
Johnnie Ray – Please Mr. Sun – 1952 Columbia
Johnnie Ray – Walkin’ My Baby Back Home – 1952 Columbia


JANUARY 2024

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 31, 2024 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight at 10.  Please call. The show is
better when you call (well, it is for me anyway).  We talked about an absolute atrocity last night—a
woman who developed a following on youtube (20,000+).  She was scantily clad.  But that’s not
germane to our story (or maybe it is).  She focused on torturing and killing animals.  Chickens,
Frogs, Rabbits.  It is absolutely horrible, but that’s not the worst part. This is: what was going on in
the minds of the 20,000+ followers?  On a happier note, we heard from a lot of you, and some new
folks too.  And we played some fine bumpers (at least I think so):

Jackie Ross – New Lover – 1965 Chess
Horst Jankowski – A Walk In The Black Forest – 1966 Mercury
Bubber Johnson – Come Home – 1955 King
Bubber Johnson – There’ll Be No One But You – 1955 King
Jackie Ross – Jerk & Twine – 1965 Chess
Moonglows – Sincerely – 1954 Chess
Richard Dimples Fields – Sincerely – 1982 Boardwalk [LP Cut: Mr. Look So Good]
Sergio Mendes – Oba La La – 1961 Philips [LP Cut: Dance Moderno]


TUESDAY JANUARY 30, 2024 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight starting at 10.  As usual, anything
goes (as long as it’s of no consequence whatsoever).  Monday Night Trivia last night.  Eventually
you got the question I threw out: 

Movie stars are known for a lot of things, and this is not uncommon today, but the first star known
for this goes way back. In fact, he was one of the first and only actors to move from silent movies to
talkies, and by 1930 was one of Hollywood’s biggest box draws.  Known for what?  He was openly
gay. [Billy Haines, MGM’s #1 box draw of 1930 was proud of his gay lover, Jimmie Shields to the
point that studio heads threatened to tear up his contract.  He said go ahead, and remained true to
Jimmy Shields for 47 years. After leaving acting, the two started a very successful interior design
company.]

And you made mince meat of the follow up:  61% of spouses do this. Do what?  Keep money
hidden from their husband or wife. [International Herald Tribune]



You did pretty well on the Bumper Stumpers too, though no one came up with the theme.  Every
one of the artists I played had a #1 record nationally on this day (January 29). Below is what I
played, followed by bracketed info giving you the year and title of thesong that was #1 on this date. 
Here’s what you heard:

Louis Jordan – Jack, You’re Dead – 1947 Decca [1947  Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens]
Joe Tex – Be Your Own Judge – 1962 Dial [1965  Hold What You Got]
Barbara George – You Talk About Love – 1962 AFO [1962  I Know]
Moonglows – Starlight – 1955 Chess [1955  Sincerely]
Miracles – Satisfaction – 1971 Tamla [1961  Shop Around]
Timmy Thomas – One Brief Moment – 1973 Glades [1973  Let’s Live Together]
Al Green – Hot Wire – 1972 Bell [1972  Let’s Stay Together]
El Dorados – Language of Love – (unreleased) [1956  At My Front Door]
Aaron Neville – Can’t Stop My Heart From Loving You – 1995 A&M [1967  Tell It Like It is]
Major Lance – Follow The Leader – 1969 Dakar [1964  Um Um Um Um Um Um]
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Reaching For The World –1976 ABC [1976  Wake Up Everybody]


FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 2024 3:31 AM CT..  Next live show, Monday Night Trivia, 10 PM Central.  I
hope you’ll join us and call.  Last night’s show was somewhat abbreviated. We went over the
shopping habits of Millennials.  Might want to stock up on fabric softener now. (You can listen to the
replay for details.)  As for bumpers, we honored Mealnie and played your requests:

Melanie – The Nickel Song – 1972 Buddah
Wet Willie – Street Corner Serenade – 1977 Epic
Barbara George – I know – 1961 AFO
Jerry Butler – I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore – 1964 VJ
Showmen – Our Love Will Grow – 1965 Swan


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24, 2024 3:31 AM CT...  Short show tonight, starting at Midnight:30. 
Happy Birthday to Patty in Miami and Lia in Marcus Hook.  Hope their days are wonderful.  Last
night we talked about the passing of Marlena Shaw, and the colorful Mary Weiss; poisoned
mushrooms (don’t eat your lawn, please), Central Florida attractions long  before Disney anything,
and we played your requests:

Marlena Shaw – California Soul – 1969 Cadet
Sergio Mendes & Brazil 66 – Gente – 1967 A&M [LP Cut: Equinox]
Shangri-Las – I Can Never Go Home Anymore – 1965 Red Bird
Nolan Strong & The Diablos – The Wind – 1954 Fortune
Nolan Strong – Mind Over Matter – 1962 Fortune
Sanford Clark – The Fool – 1956 Dot
Al Casey – Cookin’ – 1962 Stacy
Vestelles – Come Home – 1958 Decca
Jimmy Smith – Organ Grinder’s Swing – 1965 Verve [LP Cut: Organ Grinder Swing]


TUESDAY JANUARY 23, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10 CT, please call!  Last
night featured a very abbreviated Monday Night Trivia after the Blackhawks game.  What you
really got was a sneak peak of what will be next week’s question.  If you didn’t hear it, you might
want to listen to tonight’s replay, because it may take you a week to intuit the answer.  As for
Bumper Stumpers, there was only one, so the theme was, ‘Rollye likes this one a lot’:  
Peppermint Harris – Wait Until It Happens To You – 1967 Jewel.


FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 2024 3:31 AM CT..  Next live show, Monday night at 12:30 CT.  We’ll only
have a half hour, but I may preview the next trivia question, so tune in. There’s a full show on
Tuesday and I hope you’ll call.  Full show last night, with topics ranging from Scott Peterson to Drew
Peterson and plenty of news of the weird, if those weren’t enough.  Played a lot of your requests too:

Minnie Riperton – Edge of a Dream – 1974 Epic Mark in Wilmington
The Flares – Foot Stompin’ Pt. 1 – 1961 Felsted Cleveland Dennis
Scott Petterson – Norie Linda  (unreleased)
Jackie Wilson – Baby Workout – 1963 Brunswick Dave LaSalle
Sil Austin – Slow Walk – 1956 Mercury Dave LaSalle
Jim Lowe – Green Door – 1956 Dot Dave LaSalle
Silhouettes – Headin’ For The Poorhouse – 1958 Ember Robert Stickney
Silhouettes- What Would You Do – 1958 Junior Robert Stickney
Carman – Some-O-Dat – 1982 Priority [LP Cut: Carman]


THURSDAY JANUARY 18, 2024 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight, I promise. Last night’s late start
was a last minute thing— the Blackhawks were sitting it out due to too much snow in Buffalo (which
I didn’t think was even possible given it’s Buffalo in winter), so WGN opted for a Northwestern
Basketball game, with the post game shows ending about 10:30.  After that, we talked about a
number of inconsequential things, and played some fine bumpers.

Originals – The Bells – 1970 Soul
Billy Ward & The Dominoes – The Bells – 1952 Federal
Crystalights – The Bells – 1953 Sunset
The Montclairs –  The Bells – 1958 TNT
The Corvells – The Bells – 1961 Blast
The Extremes – The Bells – 1962 Paro
Big Joe – Ice Man – 1969 Wow
Pentagons – To Be Loved – 1962 Donna
Chantels – The Plea – 1957 End
Fascinators – Oh Rose Marie – 1958 Capitol
Little Anthony – Two People In The World – 1958 End
Dean and Jean – Hey Dean, Hey Jean – 1963 Rust


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 17, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10. Whatever’s on
your mind will be fine. Otherwise, it’s more Slime From The Checkout Line—all tabloids, all the time.
It was an abbreviated show last night but we handled plenty or radio talk and a lot of your requests:

Channels – That’s My Desire – 1957 Gone
Spaniels – Baby It’s You – 1953 Chance
Cookie & His Cupcakes – Got You On My Mind – 1963 Jin
Ramsey Lewis – Wade In The Water – 1966 Cadet
Wailers – Tall Cool One – 1959 Golden World
Dickie Doo & The Don’ts – Click Clack – 1957 Swan
Buckinghams – Back In Love Again – 1968 Columbia


TUESDAY JANUARY 16, 2024 3:31 AM CT..  We’ll be on an hour late tonight—join me on WGN at
11 CT right after the Blackhawks.  Had fun as I always do with Monday Night Trivia.  It took you a
while, but eventually you got the question I threw out:

In the 1600s for more than 20 years, it was illegal for anyone to do this in Massachusetts. Do what?
Celebrate Christmas.  (Puritans believed Christmas should be celebrated with prayer and hard
work, not gifts and feasts. So, in 1659, anyone found observing Christmas by abstinence from labor,
feasting or any other festive way, was fined five shillings.  The law was repealed in 1681.)  [LA
Times 12/22/91]

As for the Bumper Stumpers, the theme was that every record label, which issued a song we
played was owned by an African American.  Yes, you know about Motown and VJ, but did you know
about these?  (The names in parentheses are the label owenrs.)

Capitols – Tired Running From You – 1966 Karen (Ollie McLaughlin)
Du-ettes – Please Forgive Me – 1965 One-Derful (George Leaner)
Medallions – Edna – 1955 Dootone (Dootsie Williams)
Fascinations – Girls Are Out To Get You – 1967 Mayfield (Curtis Mayfield)
M&Ms & The Peanuts – L’il Valley – 1964 Money  (John Dolphin)
Deon Jackson – Hard To Get A Thing Called Love – 1967 Carla (Ollie McLaughlin)
Sonny Holliday – School Days – 1963 Constellation (Ewart Abner)
Bobby Day – Beep Beep Beep – 1957 Class (Leon Rene)
Jesse Belvin – Beware – 1957 Cash (John Dolphin)
Buddy Ace – Nothing In The World Can Hurt Me – 1966 Duke (Don Robey)


FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 2024 3:31 AM  Next live show—Monday Night Trivia . 10PM Central. 
Tonight, it’s a  replay of last Monday night’s trivia.  Sit back and enjoy the show, and plan to call
Monday at 10 when we’re doing it again.  Last night the show ended abruptly, thanks to the failure
of my cable modem.  My greatest wish is to have fiber to the premises, but I’ll be dead before it gets
to wherever I am, so I struggle with cable broadband.  Heads will roll, but all I really want is a
connection on which I can depend.  Oh well, enough of that. I have every reason to believe we’ll be
live on Monday at 10.  Last night we talked about the usual stuff—radio, music, and people
behaving badly, or humorously depending on how you view funerals. We played several of your
requests too:

RB Greaves – Take A Letter – 1960 Atco 
Cleftones – Little Girl Of Mine – 1956 Gee 
Valiants – This Is The Night – 1957 Keen
Ketty Lester – Love Letters In The Sand – 1962 Era 
Slim Harpo – Baby Scratch My Back – 1966  Excello
Dubs – Chapel of Dreams – 1959 Gone  
Ramsey Lewis – Wade In The Water – 1966 Cadet 
Chantels – Well I Told You – 1961 Carlton 
Chantels – Eternally – 1963 Ludix


THURSDAY JANUARY 11, 2024 3:31 AM CT... We’ll be delayed by half an hour tonight,  please join
us at 10:30 CT and call!  Last night we reviewed some 2024 predictions made in 1924; covered
criminals in search of brain cells, and played your requests:

Sonny Charles – Black Pearl – 1969 A&M
Unique Teens – Whatcha Know New – 1958 Ivy
Unique Teens – Jeannie – 1958 Hanover
Travis Wammack – Scratchy – 1964 ARA
Fascinators – Chapel Bells –  1961 Capitol
Danderliers – She’s Mine – 1956 States
Robert & Johnny – Try Me Pretty Baby – 1960 Old Town
Robert & Johnny – We Belong Together 1958 Old Town
Ivory Joe Hunter – Since I Met You Baby – 1956 Atlantic
Avons – Since I Met You Baby – 1968 Excello


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10, 2024 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight starting at 10.  Please call. Last
night we covered a lot of ground including yet more reasons why commercial aviation might give
you pause--  you’ve heard all about parts falling off, but what’s happening in the cockpit may be
more alarming—take the story of the first officer threatening the captain at gunpoint if he dared to
divert the plane due to a passenger’s medical emergency (no word on what happened to the
passenger, but the captain is fine, and the first officer has been arrested). We also played several of
your requests:

Lavern Baker – Substitute – 1958 Atlantic
Lavern Baker & Jimmy Ricks – You’re The Boss – 1961 Atlantic
Lavern Baker – Bumble Bee – 1960 Atlantic
Lavern Baker – See See Rider – 1962 Atlantic
Odyssey – Native New Yorker – 1977 RCA
Odyssey – Weekend Lover – 1977 RCA
Gene Pitney – Every Breath I Take – 1961 Musicor


TUESDAY JANUARY 9, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Tonight’s start will be delayed by an hour. Expect to
hear from me at 11 CT.  Looking forward to hearing from you.  Last Night’s straggler on Monday
Night Trivia was never gotten.  We revealed it at the end of the show:  As of 20 years ago, 2 million
Americans had this in common.  What?  Some type of security clearance.  [GAO report 8/1/04]

No one took a guest on our Bumper Stumper theme (or any of the songs we played, with the
exception of Nathaniel Mayer, which I knew someone would get).  The theme is all the Record
Labels we played were women owned. Some entirely—Florence Greenberg, Johnnie Mae
Matthews, Zell Sanders; some co-owned with husbands—Estelle Axton, Vivan Carter, JoAnne
Bratton; one co-owned with a brother—Estelle Axton; and one a business partnership—Bonnie
Guitar:

Johnnie Mae Matthews – Itty Bitty Heart – 1964 Spokane  (Florence Greenberg)
Frantics – Straight Flush – 1959 Dolton  (Bonnie Guitar)
Distants – Come On – 1960 Northern  (Johnnie Mae Matthews)
Gillettes – The Same Identical Thing – 1964 J & S (Zell Sanders)
Lenny Miles – Don’t Believe Him Donna – 1960 Scepter (Florence Greenberg)
Dorothy Williams – Watchdog – 1964 Volt (Estelle Axton)
Prodigals – Marsha – 1964 Tollie (Vivian Carter)
Joyce Webb – It’s Easier Said Than Done – 1962 Golden World (JoAnne Bratton)
Nathaniel Mayer – Village of Love – 1962 Fortune (Devora Brown)
Plants – Dear I Swear – 1957 J & S (Zell Sanders)
Gino Washington – Gino Is A Coward – 1964 Ric Tic (JoAnne Bratton)


FRIDAY JANUARY 5, 2024 3:31 CT... Next show:  Monday Night Trivia starting at 10 CT. Please
call.  A number of you tried last night and the calls went straight to voice mail. We have utterly no
idea how or why that happened.  Glad we caught it and finished with a rousing round of your calls,
but doing a 90 minute monolog was not my idea of fun.  We did cover a lot of ground however
including the history of Rum and Coca Cola, and a sociological question about the Beatles. We’ll
check the phones more often when there’s a lull in caller action. I just figured I was boring you.  As
for last night’s bumpers:

Sand Band – I’ll Come Running Back To You
Johnny Adams – I Won’t Cry – 1959 Ric Tic
Wilbert Harrison – Mama Mama Mama – 1964 Constellation
Wilbert Harrison – New York World’s Fair – 1964 Constellation
Carl Perkins – Dixie Friend – 1956 Sun
Roger Miller – Tomorrow Night In Baltimore – 1971 Mercury
Marvin Gaye – Hitch Hike – 1962 Tamla
Ohio Players – Funky Worm – 1972 Westbound
Andrews Sisters – Rum and Coca Cola – 1944
Skeeter Davis – I Can’t Stay Mad At You – 1963 RCA


THURSDAY JANUARY 4, 2024 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight, starting at 10.  I hope we’ll hear
from you!  Several of you called last night, which always makes the show fun to do.  Topics ranged
from how you’re going to spend less money in 2024 (and still get the goodies you’re accustomed to
having) to General Custer.  I should have played Larry Verne for that, but instead we went over the
Hand Jive.  You’ll hear what I mean when you listen to the replay.  As for bumpers, almost all
requests:

Jo Stafford – Whatcha Know Joe –  1963 Reprise  
Miracles – Ooh Baby Baby – 196
Robert John – Ooh Baby Baby – 1968 Columbia
Viscounts – Harlem Nocturne –
Crests – Guilty – 1962 Selma
Ray Baretto – El Watusi – 1963 Tico
Gene Pitney – Love My Life Away – 1960 Musicor
Dobie Gray – Drift Away – 1973 Decca
Pet Clark – Downtown – 1964 WB
Kool & The Gang – Too Hot
Johnny Otis Show – Willie and the Hand Jive – 1958 Capitol


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 3, 2024 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10. Please call.
Several of you did last night and a lot of musical ground was covered (some of which would be
better off buried, but it’s all in good fun).  Here’s what we played:

Chuck Jackson – Any Day Now – 1962 Wand
Tina Turner – Private Dancer – 1984 Capitol
Jonathan & Darlene Edwards – It’s Magic – 1957 Columbia
Jonathan & Darlene Edwards – Stayin’ Alive – 1978 Corinthian
Jonathan & Darlene Edwards –  Silvery Moon – 1962 [LP Cut: Sing Along with..]
Paul Evans – Midnight Special – 1959 Guaranteed
Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing – 1978 Polydor
Red Ingle & Jo Stafford – Temptation – 1947 Capitol
Tom Lehrer – Poisoning Pigeons In The Park – 1960 Capricorn


TUESDAY JANUARY 2, 2024 3:31 AM CT...  We’ll be on tonight right after the game. Figure 10:30
Central. Last night was the closing edition of the 2023 Rollye James’ I Hate The Holidays Club
It’s safe to come out again.  We’ll reconvene on Thanksgiving.  We celbrated the ending of the
season by playing Monday Night Trivia

You did well on the questions I threw out, aceing two of them:   By percentage of population, around
the world, this happens most often in Lithuania.  In the United states it happens most often in New
Mexico.  What is it?  Suicide

This is found virtually everywhere these days, no matter where you go, even if you don’t leave
home.  But it wasn’t invented until over 70 years ago in 1952, and wasn’t used at all for the first 22
years it existed.  What is it?  The Bar Code.  The scanning system was patented in 1952 by
Norman Woodland and Bernard Silver. It was seen as so impractical they duo sold the system to
IBM in the late 1950s.  On June 26, 1974, the first item ever was scanned.  A pack of Wrigley’s gum
at a Marsh supermarket in Troy, OH.  The scanner and the pack of gum is on display at the
Smithsonian.)

There’s a third, which becomes our straggler for next week.  You didn’t do quite as well with the
Bumper Stumpers, though Cleveland Dennis got The Schoolboys and Larry Williams and Maryann
got Titus Turner. No one got the theme—all of the artists recorded for Okeh at one time or another. 
I easily could have featured another few dozen acts, but here’s what we played (and the labels
associated with the songs I chose):

Maurice Rodgers – Coming In Out Of The Rain – 1969 Double Shot
Treniers – Get Out Of The Car – 1955 Okeh
Titus Turner – The Return of Stagolee – 1959 King
George Freeman – Down and Out – 1963 Valiant
Opals – I’m So Afraid – 1965 Okeh
Tommy Tate – School of Life – 1972 Koko
Schoolboys – Shirley – 1956 Okeh
Big Maybelle – Oh Lord, What Are You Doing To Me – 1964 Scepter
Larry Williams – Just Because – 1957 Specialty
Marlina Mars – Just Another Dance – 1965 Okeh


DECEMBER 2023

FRIDAY DECEMBER 29, 2023 3:31 AM....  Next show, next year. Meaning, New Year’s for Monday
Night Trivia three days from now.  Last night we wrapped up the year with your calls and some
requests:

Silky Hargraves – Hurt BY Love – 1965 D-Town
Jimmey Soul Clark – Sweet Darlin’ – 1967 Soulhawk
Lee Andrews – Baby Come Back – 1954 Rainbow
King Floyd – Groove Me – 1970 Chimneyville
Tommy Edwards – (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I – 1953 MGM
Chris Kenner – Something You Got – 1961 Instant
Silhouettes – What Would You Do – 1958 Junior
Guess Who – These Eyes – 1969 RCA
Sade – Smooth Operator – 1985 Portrait
Cab Calloway – Everybody Eats When They Come To My House – 1948 Columbia


THURSDAY DECEMBER 28, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight starting at 10 CT. Last one of
the year, too. So please call!   We had an abbreviated show last night but still managed to cover
soul stars who left us this year, a handful of people behaving badly stories,  Mary Wells untimely
exit from Motown, the passing of Tommy Smothers and Laura Lynch who was an original Dixie
Chick that left before the band hit the charts.  As for bumpers, they were Jimmy P requests:

Timetones – I’ve Got A Feeling – 1961 Atco
Dells – Why Do You Have To Go – 1957 VeeJay
Flamingos – Please Come Back Home – 1955 Checker
Delfonics – Break Your Promise – 1968 Philly Groove

(We also played a bit of Linda Griner – Goodbye Cruel Love; and Mary Wells’  He’s A Lover, Never
Never Leave You, and Dear Lover, all fine post-Motown efforts.)


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 27, 2023 3:31 AM CT... We’ll start an hour and a half late tonight—
figure 11:30 PM Central, but that gives us an hour and a half to conquer the world— or at least keep
each other entertained. That’s what we did last night, and we played a lot of your requests too:

Phil Upchurch Combo – You Can’t Sit Down
Joao Gilberto – Maria Ninguem – 1959 Odeon [LP Cut: Chega de Saudade]
Spaniels – Please Don’t Tease – 1956 VeeJay
Marcels – Goodbye To Love – 1961 Colpix
Frankie Staro – Sure – 1962 Elmore
Pointer Sisters – Yes You Can Can – 1973 Blue Thumb
Brook Benton – Kiddio – 1963 Mercury
Mel McDaniel – Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On – 1984 Capitol
Tony Orlando – Halfway To Paradise – 1961 Epic
Mel McDaniel – Stand Up – 1985 Capitol


TUESDAY DECEMBER 26, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10.  Do call!  The worst
is over, but The Rollye James I Hate The Holidays Club remains in full swing until January 2nd. Last
night, we spent Christmas with Steve Bryant as has become tradition. We counted down your
guilty pleasures—the songs you love but are embarrassed to admit you even like, and as usual,
there were many similarities to The Worlds Worst Hit Records, but this year only one song was on
both lists. It topped the list of your guilty pleasures, and came in at #8 on the World’s Worst.   We
had a few ties—a six way tie for #6, a two way tie for #4 and a two way tie for #2.  Additionally, there
was a tie between five songs, just below the top 10 (which was really a top 11 because of the ties).
Here they are:

1.Gordon Lightfoot – The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – 1976 Reprise
2.Abba – Dancin’ Queen – 1976 Atlantic
2.  John Denver – Take Me Home Country Roads – 1971 RCA
4.  Knack – My Sharona – 1979 Capitol
4.  Carpenters – We’ve Only Just Begun – 1971 A&M
6.  Monkees – I’m a Believer – 1966 Colgems
6.  Barry Manilow – Mandy – 1974 Bell
6.  Rivingtons – Papa Oom Mow Mow – 1962 Liberty
6.  1910 Fruitgum Company – Simon Says – 1967 Buddah
6.  Neil Diamond – Song Sung Blue – 1972 Uni
6. Archies – Sugar Sugar – 1969 Calendar (Don Kirshner)

The five way tie for bubbling under included:  Paul Revere & The Raiders – Cherokee Nation,
Hayley Mills – Let’s Get Together, Billy Paul – Me & Mrs. Jones, Tennessee Ernie Ford – Sixteen
Tons, and Michael Murphy Wildfire.  (I’m not sure why anyone would be embarrassed by Billy Paul
or Tennessee Ernie Ford, but it’s your list.

As for last night’s bumpers:

Steve Bryant – You’re An Illegal
Steve Bryant – The Right Side Of Fox News
Steve Bryant – Only A Dollar A Day
Crocker Bank Commercial – We’ve Only Just Begun
Knack – My Sharona – 1979
Steve Bryant – Older Wiser Kind Of Guy
Chipmunks – The Chipmunk Song
John Denver – Please, Daddy – 1973 RCA
Steve Bryant – Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie
Steve Bryant – Christmas Pat Down


DECEMBER 26, 2023 12:35 AM CT... It's over, but the show is still going on as we continue to talk
with Steve Bryant and countdown your guilty pleasures. (I'll be back after the show to list them.) 
Meanwhile, I promised to get Steve's SoundClick link online. That's where you'll find 155 of his
songs.  Check it out!


CHRISTMAS 2023 8:45 PM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10!  I've made the list and checked it
twice-- we'll countdown  the top 10 of your guilty pleasures tonight-- those songs you love but are
embarrassed to admit you even like.  And joining me with much Christmas mirth-- Steve Bryant.


FRIDAY DECEMBER 22, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next Live Show – Christmas Night!  10 PM Central.
Join me, and Steve Bryant as we tell tales, take your calls, and countdown your guilty pleasure poll.
The songs you love but are embarrassed to admit you even like.  I hope you’ll call.  Last night we
spent the evening voting. Now we’ll tabulate- and with the help of Show Prep Queen Carol Ford,
every vote will count—a novel concept these days.  As for last night’s bumpers:

Frankie Avalon – Venus – 1959 Chancellor
Glen Campbell – The World I Used To Know – 1967 Capitol [LP Cut: Gentle on my Mind]
Patience & Prudence – Gonna Get Along With You Now – 1956 Liberty
Jackie Davis – It All Comes Back To Me Now – 1956 Capitol [LP Cut:  Hi Fi Hammond]
Newbeats – Run Baby Run – 1966 Hickory
Dean and Marc – Tell Him No – 1959 Bullseye
Tradewinds – Mind Excursion – 1966 Kama Sutra
Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas – 1963 Atlantic
Barry Manilow – Sandra – 1974 [LP Cut: Barry Manilow II]
Heatwave – This Night We Fell – 1979 Epic [LP Cut: Hot Property]


THURSDAY DECEMBER 21, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Winter Solistice and the shortest day/longest
night of the year.  We’ll start at 10 and hopefully break our mega tie in your guilty pleasures—those
songs you love but hate to admit you even like.  It’s the last night of voting before the big reveal on
Christmas night, so gather your courage and call and confess.   As for last night’s bumpers:

Gene McDaniels – A Hundred Pounds Of Clay – 1961 Liberty
Delfonics – La La Means I Love You – 1968 Philly Grove
Cowsills – We Can Fly – 1967 MGM
Sam & Dave – Hold On! I’m Comin’! – 1966 Stax
Lee Allen And His Band - Walkin’ With Mr. Lee – 1957 Ember
Timi Yuro – What’s A Matter Baby – 1962 Liberty
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – If You Don’t Know Me By Now – 1972 Philadelphia Int’l
Glenn Yarbrough – I’ve Been To Town – 1965 RCA
Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas – 1963 Atlantic
Heatwave – That’s The Way We’ll Always Say Goodnight – 1979 Epic [LP cut: Hot Property]
Falcons – You’re So Fine – 1959 LuPine


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20, 2023 3:31 AM CT....  Full show tonight starting at 10.  You asked for
the guilty pleasures poll (songs that you love, but are embarrassed to admit you even like)... so now
you’ve got to vote.  Voting has been brisk, but I’ve got a problem.  The top 5 are somewhat evident
(though subject to change in and of themselves before we cut the polls off on Christmas eve), but
after that, I’ve got an 18-way tie.  Hopefully with enough votes in the next few days, we’ll have some
clear cut winners, so please weigh in. Many of you did last night. We also told stories about VeeJay
and the Beatles, Bobby Fuller and Moishe Levy, and a handful of other oddities.  As for the bumpers:

Jive Five – Never Never – 1961 Beltone
Impressions – At The County Fair – 1958 Abner
Spaniels – Don’cha Go – 1955 VeeJay
Crickets- I Fought The Law – 1960 Coral
Sam Cooke – There I’ve Said It Again – 1959 Keen
Cookies – Don’t Say Nothing Bad About My Baby – 1963 Dimension
Cookies – Softly In The Night – 1963 Dimension


TUESDAY DECEMBER 19, 2023 3:31 AM CT... We’re delayed by an hour tonight—show will start
at 11 CT.  I’d love to hear from you then.  Monday Night Trivia last night was interesting to me, as I
had the trivia question I threw out written down for over a year, and I kept ignoring it thinking, “too
easy”.  Apparently not as it went the distance, as a straggler last night and an original in the prior
show.  Tonight before the show ended, I revealed the answer:

Most of us wouldn’t view The Godfather as an inspirational movie. But one American created a
career based on it. Who and What?  Rodney Dangerfield.  His career took off when he repurposed
the repetitive word ‘respect’ from the movie—'show her respect’, ‘I want respect’,  I’’m with him, OK.
Respect.’   Dangerfield decided to try it as a gag. The first ‘I don’t get no respect’ line was followed
by ‘when I was a kid, they played hide and seek, they wouldn’t even look for me.’  Based on the
immediate reaction, he found his image.

You quickly found the Bumper Stumpers theme. All were American R&B songs covered by The
Beatles.  And you got most of  the artists, too:

Richie Barrett – Some Other Guy – 1962 Atlantic
Arthur Alexander – A Shot Of Rhythm and Blues – 1962 Dot
Little Eva – Keep Your Hands Off My Baby – 1962 Dimension
Little Willie John – Leave My Kitten Alone – 1959 King
Coasters – Three Cool Cats – 1959 Coasters
Dr. Feelgood – Mr. Moonlight – 1962 Okeh
Donays – Devil In His Heart – 1962 Brent
Jimmy McCrackin – The Walk – 1958 Checker
Larry Williams – Slow down – 1958 Specialty
Shirelles – Boys – 1960 Scepter


FRIDAY DECEMBER 15, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next live show: Monday Night Trivia, and it's a full
show (contrary to what I had on my calendar) so that's three big hours to tackle the straggler,
Bumper Stumpers and more.  Tonight it's a replay of last Monday Night Trivia, so if you didn't catch
the straggler, listen-- but don't call.  Wait until Monday and the call and win.  Only one bumper last
night (What would you expect from a 20 minute show) and it was a requested Guilty Pleasure: 
Smokie - Living Next Door To Alice - 1976 RAK.


THURSDAY DECEMBER 14, 2023 3:31 AM  Short show tonight after the Blackhawks. Join me
about half past midnight Central Time and we can talk about whatever you’d like, as long as it
doesn’t take too long.  Last night’s bumpers were mostly requests:

Freddie Scott – Hey Girl – 1963 Colpix
Carpenters – All You Get From Love Is A Love Song – 1977 A&M
Steve Eaton – All You Get From Love Is A Love Song – 2003 Steve Eaton Productions
Marvelettes – Strange I Know – 1962 Tamla
Jesse Belvin – Beware (alt take) – 1957 Cash
Everly Brothers – Walk Right Back – 1961 WB
Malo – Suavecito – 1972 WB
Clovers – Love Potion #9 – 1959
Bobby Goldsboro – It’s Too Late – 1966 United Artists
Larry Williams – My Baby’s Got Soul – 1959 Chess


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 12, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight, starting at 10 CT.  Please
call.  Between now and then I’ll attempt to figure out a compelling reason for you to do that, other
than to admit to those songs you love but don’t even want to mention you like. Yes, the guilty
pleasure poll continues. Last night’s 20 minute show (Blackhawks interruption) featured one
bumper—The Spaniels – Stormy Weather (1958 VeeJay) for Danny in Chicago. I won’t put the
show on the stream but I will make it’s paltry presence available for downloading.


TUESDAY DECEMBER 12, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. We’ll be on tonight at half past midnight for about 30
minutes. If you’re still awake, I’d love to hear from you.  Last night’s Monday Night Trivia was
interesting. No one came close to the question I threw out, so it will remain a straggler.  You did
much better with the Bumper Stumpers, and the theme for them.  Every one of the groups I played
was racially mixed—unusual for the era:

Timetones – In My Heart – 1961 Times Square
Don Julian & The Meadowlarks – Heaven and Paradise – 1955 Dooto
Chambers Brothers – Lets Go Lets Go Lets Go – 1973 Avco
Impalas – Mommy-O – 1959 Cub
Mellowkings – Starbright – 1959 Herald [LP: Tonight-Tonight]
Marcels – Friendly Loans – 1962 Colpix
Del Vikings – Don’t Be A Fool – 1959 FeeBee
Crests – Flower of Love – 1959 Coed
Norman Fox & The Rob Roys – Tell Me Why – 1957 Back Beat
Jaguars – I Wanted You – 1955 Aardell
Hot Chocolate – Don’t Stop It Now – 1976 RAK


FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next live show, Monday Night Trivia on the 11th
starting at 10 CT.  Tonight, it’s a replay of last Monday Night’s Trivia. Don’t call— but do call
Monday! Last night, we were on after the Blackhawks.  We talked about radio, your guilty pleasures
(the songs you love but are mortified to admit even liking), and computer hell, where far too many of
us reside, far too often.  A pox on all the careless coders.   As for those bumpers:

Barbara Lewis – Hello Stranger – 1963 Atlantic
Capitols – Hello stranger – 1966 Karen
Yvonne Elliman – Hello Stranger – 1977 RSO
Parliament – Flashlight – 1978 Casablanca
Manhattans – I Call It Love – 1967 Carnival
Freddy Cannon – Transistor Sister – 1961 Swan


THURSDAY DECEMBER 7, 2023  3:31AM CT.... We’ll be on an hour late tonight. Check in at 11
PM Central and I’ll be all yours for two hours.  By request:  The New Moon is on Tuesday
December 12th at 5:32 PM Central.  (For those of you interested in trying out the Law of
Abundance, you’ll want to know that.  And if you want to know about the Law of Abundance, click
here, and Mary Ann Winkowski will tell all, well, enough anyway.)  We covered quite a bit of ground
last night, as usual none of it significant in any way.  We also played some fine bumpers (and a few
not so fine, but I’ll leave it to you to determine which is which.)

Lenny Welch – Just One Smile – 1966 Kapp
Elgins – Darling Baby – 1965 V.I.P.
Elgins – You Found Yourself Another Fool – 1965 Valiant
Frank Wilson – Sweeter As The Days Go By – 1965 Soul
Four Seasons – Big Man In Town – 1964 Philips
Tymes – Ms. Grace – 1974 RCA
Dave Brubeck – Unsquare Dance – 1961 Columbia
Steve Alaimo – Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying – 1963 Checker
Fifth Dimension - Wedding Bell Blues - 1969 Soul City


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10. We’ll have lots to
discuss, so please call. Last night we covered the Law of Abundance, a looming ATC crisis (to hear
some controllers tell it), and those true confessions of hit songs you’re uber embarrassed to admit
you love. We also played some fine bumpers, mostly Jimmy P’s requests:

Jackie Wilson – Lonely Teardrops – 1958 Brunswick
Blue Magic – Sideshow – 1974 Atco
Gene Pitney – Just One Smile – 1966 Musicor
Temptations – I Want A Love I Can See – 1963 Gordy
Originals – The Bells – 1970 Soul
Jerry Butler – Only The Strong Survive – 1969 Mercury
Jerry Butler – Never Give You Up – 1969 Mercury


TUESDAY DECEMBER 5, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Tonight’s start will be after the 11 PM news on WGN
720 AM.  (We’re delayed an hour due to hockey.)  Last night’s Monday Night Trivia as a good time,
as usual.  You eventually knocked off both stragglers:

In the last several decades, you hear about women’s accomplishments and milestones.  Well the
first time a woman did this was the early 1930s. and the second one didn’t come along until last
year.   What was the woman doing?  Pitching in a professional baseball game.  (Jackie Mitchell
pitched for the Chattanooga Lookouts in 1931 and struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to
back in an exhibition game against the Yankees. Ruth threw his bat against the fence in disgust,
and the next day the baseball commission voided Jackie’s contract, saying it was too strenuous for
a woman. In 1952 it was official. Women were banned from professional baseball. It wasn’t lifted for
four decades.  And last year, the first time since Jackie pitched, Kelsie Whitmore pitched for the
Atlantic League, the highest level of professional baseball after the MLB.   MLB execs now say
they’re open to the idea of a woman player, if she has what it takes.)

You are undoubtedly familiar with this.  You’ve not only heard of it, you’ve heard it.  Many seek it
out, and just as many don’t care. The first time anyone heard it was the late 1890s.   What is it? 
Play by play of the first sporting event broadcast on radio.  April 1898 Marconi broadcast the annual
Irish Regatta over shortwave radio.  [Irish Times 4/24/98]

The Bumper Stumpers theme was easy: Everything I played was the original version of a song
that would later be a hit by another artist.  But identifying the artists themselves, turned out to be
more of a challenge.  Here’s what I played (The hitmakers are in parentheses):

Big Maybelle – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – 1955 Okeh (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Dick Holler & The Holidays – Double Shot – 1963 Comet (Swingin’ Medallions)
Bobby Parker – You Got What It Takes – 1957 Vee Jay (Marv Johnson)
Jewels – Hearts of Stone – 1954 R and B (Charms)
Sir Mac Rice – Mustang Sally – 1965 Blue Rock (Wilson Pickett)
Merry Clayton – It’s In His Kiss – 1963  Capitol (Betty Everett)
Luther Ingram and the G-Men - I Spy (For The F.B.I.) 1966 Smash (Jamo Thomas)
Crystals – On Broadway – 1962 Philles [LP Cut:  Twist Uptown] (Drifters)
Undisputed Truth – Papa Was A Rolling Stone – 1972 Gordy (Temptations)
Bobby Charles – Later, Alligator – 1955 Chess (Bill Haley and his Comets)
Roy Brown – Good Rocking Tonight – 1947 DeLuxe (Elvis)


FRIDAY DECEMBER 1, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next live show Monday Night Trivia, next week.  A
couple stragglers are waiting for you!   Last night we continued to take your true confessions, a very
brave move for those of you wiling to admit you actually liked some of the world's worst hits.  We'll
continue to do that through the holidays, with the big reveal of the top 10 choices on Christmas
night. (Yes, we'll be live on Christmas night for those of you looking for a save harbor during holiday
time.)  As for last night's bumpers:

Gene McDaniels – A Hundred Pounds Of Clay – 1961 Liberty
Little Eva – The Trouble With Boys – 1963 Dimension 
Bette Midler – You’re Moving Out – 1977 Atlantic
Impressions – Gift Of Love – 1958 Abner
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes – The Love I Lost – 1973 Philadelphia International
Miracles – My Baby Changes Like The Weather – 1965 Tamla [LP Cut: Goin to a Go Go]
Luther Ingram – To The Other Man – 1970 Koko
Orioles – Crying In The Chapel – 1953 Jubilee
Corsairs – Smoky Places – 1961 Tuff
Don Covay – Mercy, Mercy – 1964 Rosemart


NOVEMBER 2023


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10 and the true confessions
keep on coming.  Admit to the songs you truly love that you’re mortified to think other people might
have a clue you even like them. Guilty Pleasures is a cumulative poll (like the World’s Worst Hit
Records), so if you hear someone else go for another one of your hidden favorites, fess up!   We
had a fine time doing that last night, and managed to get a few bumpers (some by request) in as
well:

Brian Hyland – 3000 Miles – 1966 Phillips
Porter Wagoner – Carroll County Accident – 1968 RCA
Spinners – How Could I Let You Get Away – 1972 Atlantic
4 Deuces - W-P-L-J - 1955 Music City
Playmates – The Day I Died – 1958 Roulette
Bill LaBounty – This Night Won’t Last Forever – 1978 Warner Brothers
BB King -The Thrill Is Gone – 1969 Bluesway
Tymes – One Little Kiss – 1963 Parkway [LP Cut: So Much In Love]


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10 CT. Please join
me and admit it—the song you actually love but are embarrassed about it. Maybe it’s one that’s
made the World’s Worst Hit Records, or maybe it’s something no one has mentioned.  Second the
songs nominated that you love, and add new titles to the list.  We’ll cover other things as well, as we
did last night when I finally finished talking about the recent Coopercon--  the mystery of D.B.
Cooper lives on.  As for last night’s bumpers:

Lavern Baker – Tweedle Dee – 1954 Atlantic
Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite – 1957 Brunswick
Roberta Sherwood – Take Your Shoes Off, Baby – 1956 Decca [LP Cut: Introducing]
Bruce Channel – Hey Baby – 1962 Smash
Bobby Vee – The Night Has A Thousand Eyes – 1962 Liberty


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  We’ll start an hour late tonight-  11 PM Central, but
we’ll have two hours to take your votes on Guilty Pleasures (I’ll explain again, if you have no idea of
what I speak).  We’ll cover other ground too, no doubt.   Last night was an extremely abbreviated
version of Monday Night Trivia and no one got the two stragglers, but Tommy knew the Bumper
Stumper – Jean Knight – Doggin’ Around – 1965 Jetstream.  As for those stragglers, due to the
micro show last night, it’s only fair to hold them over for next Monday when we’ll have a full three
hours.


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next live show, a very short one Monday night at
12:30 AM CT...  Tuesday, we’ll start at 11PM CT, and Wednesday and Thursday we’ll have full
shows starting at 10 PM CT.    Tonight, it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia.  We’ve got two
stragglers in play, and if you don’t know what they are, you might want to check it out. 

Last night, Thanksgiving, was the big reveal of the tally of this year’s list of The World’s Worst Hit
Records, as voted on by you, WGN listeners.  We opened the polls on Halloween (a night of
horrors) and closed them Wednesday night just before Thanksgiving, (a night of turkeys). While you
were eating yours, I was playing mine--  well, actually playing yours, as I didn’t get to vote. 

This year we had over 500 individual titles nominated, and a clear cut Top 10.  After that, there was
an 11 way time for #11, followed  by a 15 tie.  All are listed below.  While I continue to get older, you
(collectively) are getting younger. The average year of the hits on this year’s Top 10 is 1976, and
votes for pre-Beatles songs were few and far between.  Here’s the winners' list:

10. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey – 1994
9.   You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone – 1977
8.   Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald – Gordon Lightfoot – 1976
7.   Brand New Key – Melanie - 1971
6.   Hey Jude – Beatles - 1968
5.   Run Joey Run – David Geddes – 1975 
4.   Rhapsody In The Rain – Lou Christie - 1966
3.   Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus - 1992
2.   Once You Understand – Think - 1971
1.   Havin’ My Baby – Paul Anka – 1974

Eleven Near Misses:

Blue Swede – Hooked On A Feeling
Brian Hyland – Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Captain & Tennille – Muskrat Love 
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Neil Diamond – I Am I Said
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Ohio Express –  Yummy Yummy Yummy 
Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is
Richard Harris – Mac Arthur Park
Tiny Tim – Tiptoe Through The Tulips
Trashmen – Surfin’ Bird

Fifteen Dishonorable Mentions:

B.J. Thomas – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Benny Mardones – Into The Night
Bobby Goldsboro – Honey
Elmo & Patsy – Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Elton John – Bennie and The Jets
Iron Butterfly – Inna Gadda Da Vida
Jack Jones – Wives & Lovers
Mac & Katie Kissoon – Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
Mike Douglas – The Men In My Little Girl’s Life
Minnie Riperton – Lovin’ You
Mouth & MacNeal – How Do You Do
Poppy Family – Which Way You Goin’ Billy
Rick Dees – Disco Duck
Terry Jacks – Seasons In The Sun
Tom Jones – What’s New Pussycat

The 2023 Guilty Pleasures poll is now open, and will remain so through Christmas eve. We’ll play
back the top ten live on Christmas night. You can confess to loving any song that you’re
embarrassed to publicly admit without worry as no one will know who you really are. That’s unlike
me, as everyone listening knows who I am, so I’ll go first. I love Alice In Wonderland by Neil Sedaka
(1963).  Your turn.  You can admit to as many songs as you want, but remember for any individual
song, you can only vote once.  (Like the World’s Worst Hit Records, it’s a cumulative poll so if
someone else confesses to loving something you also love, call in and vote for it.  And also like the
World’s Worst Hit Records, the songs you nominate have to be hits—any genre, any decade.)

And finally, the 2023 session of The Rollye James’ I Hate The Holidays Club has begun.
Meetings are held weeknights 10 to 1 (unless I’m preempted by sports).   So if it’s Ho Ho Hum to
you, I’ve got a safe haven you’ll love.


THURSDAY THANKSGIVING 3:31 AM CT...  Tonight’s the night. The big reveal of your votes in this
year’s World’s Worst Hit Records poll.  You nominated over 500 individual songs, and coming up
with a top ten was hard until last night when your votes broke two ties.  You’ll hear them, along with
almost a dozen near misses (and this is a list artists would like to miss) and a fifteen way tie for
dishonorable mention. 

And tonight is the official opening of The Rollye James’ I Hate The Holidays Club.  Truth be
known, I don’t have a feeling for them one way or another, but for many people this is a downright
dreadful time of year, and the worst part is the things on which they’ve come to rely are often
missing.  That’s why anytime a major holiday falls during my regularly scheduled air shift, I never
take the night off.  Unless I am suddenly completely unable to speak, count on me being here
Christmas night and New Year’s Night (unless WGN preempts me, which I don’t expect they will).

So tonight, while you’re eating turkey, I’ll be playing them— tabulated solely with your votes.  (This
year is interesting—I agree with all your choices—but left to my own tastes, all of them would be
way, way down on my list, trumped by most anything played on sappy adult contemporary stations--
Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, and thousands of their ilk.  It’s not that I don’t like their voices. It’s
their hives-inducing choice of what to sing that gets me every time.  But this is your list, with nary a
mention of those atrocities—though a good amount of them rated at least a vote.)

As for bumpers last night (as you can guess, some were requests, and a few were worst votes)...

The Deele – Shoot ‘Em Up Movies – 1988 Solar (featuring Babyface)
Dells – It’s Not Unusual – 1965 Cadet
Earls – Cross My Heart – 1961 Rome
Felix Figueroa – Pico and Sepulveda – 1946 Ambassador
Dave Bartholomew – My Ding-A-Ling – 1951 King
Sheppards – Elevator Operator – 1962 Abner
Spaniels – Stormy Weather – 1958 Vee-Jay
James Brown Polka (no information on it)
Jerry Butler – Chi Town – 1962 Vee-Jay
Miracles – I Need A Change – 1960 Chess 
T.G. Sheppard – War Is Hell (On The Homefront Too) – 1982 WB


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight and this is it, the final votes
in the World’s Worst Hit Records 2023 Edition will be taken. Polls close as soon as the show is
over, and then I tabulate, ready to return on Thanksgiving to play turkeys while you’re eating yours. 
As for the bumpers, mostly your requests, and one or two turkey nominees:

Darrow Fletcher – The Pain Gets A Little Deeper – 1965 The Groovy Label
Street People – All Night Long – 1968 Musicor
Rupert Holmes – Soap Opera – 1974 Epic [LP Cut: Widescreen]
Buddy Miles – Them Changes – 1970 Mercury
Delfonics – La La Means I Love You – 1968 Philly Groove
Moose Jackson – Big Ten Inch – 1952 King
Swallows – It Ain’t The Meat, It’s The Motion – 1951 King
Hayley Mills – Let’s Get Together – 1961 Vista
JD Cash – My Dancin’ Shoes – 1984 SouthStar
Eddie Jefferson – Benny’s From Heaven – 1977 [LP Cut: The Main Man]
Guy Marks – Loving You Has Made Me Bananas – 1968 ABC


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight at 10. Last two nights to get your
votes in for The World’s Worst Hit Records 2023 edition.  We got an answer to the strangler last
night on Monday Night Trivia:

The first time a woman filled this role was in 1896.  She was allowed to do the work as long as it
didn’t interrupt her secretarial duties. What was she doing?  Movie directing.  [Alice Guy was the
first female film director with the release of La fee aux choux (The Cabbage Fairy) in 1896, which
she also wrote.  By the time she retired, she had directed over 800 films, and was the first to use
the close-up shot.  Under 20% of movie directors were women in recent past years, currently it’s
closer to 15%, and until the past decade it was around 5%]

You aced the next question in record time:  This happens more often in New Mexico than any other
state.  What? UFO sightings (#2 is Wisconsin and given the number of bars there, that’s not
surprising) [Madison Capitol Times]

That leaves us with not one, but two stragglers (because I can’t keep a thought hostage and forgot I
gave you a question, when I gave you another one).   It’ll be a very abbreviated show next Monday
(about a half hour from 12:30 to 1) but I’ll take your answers if you’ve got any. And if you missed the
questions, you can hear the replay this Friday night from 10 to 1.

As for the Bumper Stumpers, all are songs that Scotty requested.  My fondest hope is that WGN’s
signal makes it to the hereafter for him to enjoy.  Here’s what I played:

Arthur Prysock – I Worry ‘Bout You – 1966 Verve
Cashmeres – Satisfied – 1960 Lake
Channels – The Gleam in Your Eyes – 1956 Whirlin Disc
Chantels – Whoever You Are – 1958 End
Daylighters – Cool Breeze – 1962 Tip Top
Dee Clark – Gloria – 1957 Falcon
Dells – Jeepers Creepers – 1958 Vee-Jay
El Dorados – My Lovin Baby – 1954 Vee-Jay
Falcons – My Only Love – 1957 Falcon
Goldenrods – Color Cartoons – 1958 Vee-Jay
Isley Brothers – For The Love Of You – 1975 T-Neck


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Next live show,  Monday Night Trivia starting at 10
CT.  (Tonight is a replay of last Monday night’s show, please don’t call—but do call on Monday!)  
Voting continues through Wednesday November 22nd on the World’s Worst Hit Records, 2023
Edition.  That’s what we did last night.  And here’s what we played:

Cadillacs – Speedo – 1955 Josie
Gene Pitney – Every Breath I Take – 1961 Musicor
Halos – Nag – 1961 – 7 Arts
Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Stick Together – 1962 Fury  - for Brian in Joliet
Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Work Together – 1969 Sue – for Brian in Joliet
El Dorados – A Fallen Tear – 1956 Vee-Jay
Donald Woods & The Vel-Airs – Death of an Angel – 1955 Flip
Jimmy Cross – I Want My Baby Back – 1965 Tollie


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Late start tonight. Check in at 11 Central and I
should be here, right after the Blackhawks.  We’re into the final week of voting on The World’s
Worst Hit Records 2023 Edition, so keep those calls coming.  Remember, it’s a cumulative total,
so even if you’re most hated song has already been nominated, call in and second it.  As long as it’s
a hit—any decade, any genre—it qualifies.   We had a good time talking with Steve Propes last
night, and we squeezed in some good (and awful) bumpers too:

Rosie & The Originals – Angel Baby – 1961 Highland
Platters – Maggie Doesn’t Work Here Anymore – 1954 Federal
Johnny Knight – Rock And Roll Guitar – 1968 Morocco
Harptones – Shrine of St. Cecilia – 1957 Rama
Little Eva – Let’s Turkey Trot – 1963 Dimension
John Anderson – Tokyo Oklahoma – 1985 Warner Brothers
Jaggerz – The Rapper – 1970 Kama Sutra
Four Seasons – Big Girls Don’t Cry – 1962 VeeJay
Cadillacs – The Girl I Love – 1956 Josie


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight at 10.  Joining us in the first
hour is Steve Propes!   Check out his Facebook page here.  Order his latest book, “Those Old
School Recordshere.  And tune it at 10 to see what else he’s written, not to mention his additions
to the World’s Worst Hit Records.  He’ll take you calls too. So if there’s anything about early R&B,
doo wop, soul, or Low Rider oldies, that keeps you up at night, ask Steve and he’ll tell all.   As for
last night’s bumpers, Think was courtesy of your World’s Worst Hit Records votes: 

Contours – That Day When She Needed Me – 1964 Gordy  
Contours – First I Look At The Purse – 1965 Gordy
Leon Russell – Delta Lady – 1970 A&M
Think – Once You Understand (updated version, awful)
Think – Once You Understand – 1971 Laurie  (almost as awful)
Baby Washington – Just Can’t Get You Out of My Mind – 1973 Master Five
Platters – Voo Vee Ah Be – 1954 Federal
Channels – The Girl Next Door – 1959 Fire


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight at 10 and voting continues on the
World’s Worst Hit Records 2023 Edition.  Last night, full lines for Monday Night Trivia.  You
eventually knocked off my first question:  Back in days of landline telephones, 25% of service
interruptions were caused by this.  What?  Rats gnawing through the cables (Robert Sullivan “Rats”
2005), but my follow up question remains unanswered and thus becomes next week’s question.

As for the Bumper Stumpers, all of them were done by artists from New Jersey. I’ve listed their
home cities in parentheses, but for The Escorts, Rahway is where they were in prison. They all
came from various parts of Jersey and formed behind bars:

Lenny Welch – Eyewitness News – 1974 Mainstream (Asbury Park)
Patti & The Emblems – I’m Gonna Love You A Long Time – 1968 Kapp (Camden)
Escorts – I’ll Be Sweeter Tomorrow – 1973 Alithea (Rahway)
Lovettes – I Need A Guy – 1967 Carnival (Jersey City)
Crystal Mansion – Talk To Me – 1979 20th Century (Mount Laurel)
Ad Libs – Giving Up – 1969 Share (Bayonne)
Jelly Beans – I’m Hip To You – 1965 Eskee (Jersey City)
Critters – Mr. Dieingly Sad – 1966 Kapp (Plainfield)
Phil Terrell – Can I Come In – 1965 Carnival (Jersey City)
Knickerbockers – One Track Mind – 1966 Challenge (Bergenfield)

And yes, we could have included the Four Seasons, Manhattans, Kool and the Gang and many
more like The Angels, but why make it too easy?


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next live show:  Monday Night Trivia 11/13.  Next
new moon:  Early Monday morning 11/13 (3:45 AM CT), so write those prosperity checks Sunday
night before you drift off.  Voting continues on the World’s Worst Hit Records, 2023 Edition.  Last
night we had an abbreviated show, due to sports interruptions, but we got in some fine nominations,
and I managed to play one bumper:  Brian Hyland’s “3000 Miles”, 1966 Liberty. Brian turns 80 on
Sunday.  Because it was so short, I didn’t put the replay on the stream but I did make it a download
(click on Downloads on the above nav bar should you be so inclined to hear it).


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Very short show tonight, around half past midnight,
but join me if you’re up.  Voting was brisk last night on the World’s Worst Hit Records 2023 edition. 
I did manage to get in some bumpers that probably won’t make the list (well, at least one of the
might, now that I think about it-- and I bet you can guess which one):

Gil Hamilton – Tell Her – 1962 Capitol
Drifters – Sweets For My Sweets – 1961 Atlantic
Tams – Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy – 1968 ABC
Five Stairsteps & Cubie – Baby Make Me Feel So Good – 1969 Curtom
Manhattans – One Life To Live – 1972 DeLuxe
Gems – Can’t You Take A Hint – 1964 Chess
J.J. Jackson – But It’s Alright – 1966 Calla
Walter Jackson – Welcome Home – 1965 Okeh
Lavern Baker – Saved – 1961 Atlantic
Linda Laurie – Ambrose Pt 5 – 1958 Glory


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10 CT. Please call!   Last
night was AOR (All Over the Road) as usual... ranging from  Disney’s defacation problem to Beach
Music, and everything in between (which is somewhat of an exaggeration, since there’s an awful lot
in between those two).  As for Bumpers, Ruth thought it would be a good idea to turn pop standards
into Doo Wop songs. I proved her wrong with the first one I played:

Vito & The Salutations – Unchained Melody – 1963 Herald
Lonnie Russ- My Wife Can’t Cook – 1962 4 J
Lonnie Russ – Something Old Something New – 1962 4 J
Dee Clark – Hey Little Girl – would have turned 85 today
Lani Hall – Who’s That Guy – 1982 A&M
Second Nature – Just Another Day In The Breeze – 2009
Jive Five – What Time Is It – 1962 Beltone
Rick Strickland – She Can’t Fix Grits –
Walter Jackson – What Would You Do – 1977 ChiSound


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10 CT. Please continue to vote
on the World’s Worst Hit Records.  Last night, a good time was had by all with trivia and no one
answered our straggler:  On average a woman does this 5.2 times a day, while a man on average
does it 3.6 times a day. Does what?  Offers some type of apology. (Men tend to apologize to
women. Women tend to apologize more to other women, but when a woman says “I’m sorry” she
often is not taking blame, but expressing sympathy.) [Dallas Morning News 9/15/98]  It’ll be a fresh
question next Monday.

As for the Bumper Stumpers, you didn’t get many of them but the theme was fairly quickly
uncovered—all of them were written by Kenny Nolan!  (In retrospect, I should have looked more
carefully at the order of what I chose, but it does surprise me that the theme went but only two of
the artists were guessed.)  Here’s what we played:\

Dee Clark – Ride A Wild Horse – 1975 Chelsea
Kenny Nolan - My Eyes Get Blurry – 1977 20th Century
Tavares – A Penny For Your Thoughts – 1982 RCA
Michael Baldwin – You Can’t Find Love In The Yellow Pages
Jim Gilstrap – Swing Your Daddy – 1975 Chelsea
Linda Carr – High Wire – 1976 Chelsea
Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes – Get Dancin’ – 1975 Chelsea
Atlantic Starr – Masterpiece – 1991 Reprise
The Deele – Shoot ‘Em Up Movies – 1988 Solar (featuring Babyface)
Janie Fricke – But Love Me – 1979 Columbia
Eleventh Hour – So Good – 1974 20th Century


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Next live show:  Monday Night Trivia (11/6).  Plan to
call.  Tonight it’s a trivia replay but probably not from this past Monday as the show was only 20
minutes long (sports pre-emption).  Voting continued on the World’s Worst Hit Records 2023 with
some marvelous nominees. Keep ‘em coming and second the ones you’ve heard other people
mention that motivate you to change stations.  Last night’s bumpers:

Tarantula Ghoul – Graveyard Rock – 1958 Tarantula Ghoul
Bobby Vee – Please Don’t Ask About Barbara – 1962 Liberty
Maxine Nightingale – Right Back Where We Started From – 1976 UA
Laura Nyro – When I Was A Freeport And You Were The Main Drag – 1970 Columbia
Cadillacs – The Girl I Love – 1956 Josie
Sue Thompson – James (Hold The Ladder Steady) – 1962 Hickory
T-Birds – Green Stamps – 1961 Chess
Lenny Williams -Shoo Doo Fu Fu Ooh – 1977 ABC
Drifters – Only In America – 1962 (unreleased Atlantic)
Jackie Wilson – The Joke (Is Not On Me) – Coral
Sam The Sham – Red Hot – 1966 MGM



THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2023 3:31 AM CT.... Full show tonight starting at 10 CT, and the voting
continues on the World’s Worst Hit Records 2023.  We’re off to a fine start. Plenty of votes last
night, and I finally finished a story I started at the beginning of the show—the Barry Sadler saga. 
Maybe we’ll discuss Tarantula Ghoul tonight.   As for what we played (none of them being the
World’s Worst, in my opinion anyway):

Eddie Holland – Merry Go Round – 1959 Tamla (berry gordywrote
Eddie Holland – If It’s Love (It’s Alright) – 1962 Motown
Andre Williams – Jail Bait – 1956 Fortune
Andre Williams – Bacon Fat – 1956 Fortune/Epic
Andre Williams – Pass the Biscuits Please – 1957 Fortune
Andre Williams – Pearl Time – 1967 Sport  (detroit label)
Del Vikings – When I Come Home – 1957 Fee Bee
Four Seasons – Soon – 1963 VeeJay
Olympics – (I Wanna ) Dance With The Teacher – 1958 Demon
Spaniels – Stormy Weather – 1958 VeeJay
Spaniels – Please Don’t Tease – 1956 VeeJay
Piero Umiliani - Mah Na Mah Na - 1969 Ariel


OCTOBER 2023


TUESDAY, HALLOWEEN 2023... 3:31 AM CT...Next live show:  Wednesday November  1st.    Last
night we started Early Voting for the World’s Worst Hit Records 2023, and we got our  first vote:
(Imagine Dragons – Radioactive).  Since we only less than had half an hour of showtime, I
expected no one would want to play trivia, but I was wrong. A lot of you did.  Murfreesboro Steve
asked for and aced an advertising sloga, and a handful of you took a guess on our straggler, which I
had forgotten entirely.  I rebounded nicely (if I say so myself) and took several guesses, none right.
Because the show was so short, the straggler remains in place for next week when we’ll have a full
edition of Monday Night Trivia, and I won’t forget the lingering question.  Tonight, enjoy Carl
Amari’s Spooktacular on WGN, but at 10 on Wednesday I hope we’ll be talking live.  And I put the
replay of last night’s show on the downloads page, if you want to hear it. 


FRIDAY OCTOBER 27, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next live show is Monday after the Blackhawks, but it
will probably only be for a half hour (12:30 CT), so instead of very abbreviated trivia, we’ll have
early voting on the 2023 edition of The World’s Worst Hit Records.  Normally we open the polls on
Halloween, which is Tuesday, but we’re being preempted for  Carl Amari’s Spooktacular.  Next full
show:  Wednesday.  As for tonight, it’s a replay of this past Monday’s trivia.   Last night we covered
a variety of things from tipping to haunting.  We also resolved a few musical mysteries. Here’s what
we played:

Pentagons – I’m In Love – 1962 Jamie
Tweedy & Twayne – She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not – 1960 Arvee
Gene McDaniels – Point of No Return – 1962 Laurie
Tweedy & Twain – Grandma – 1960 Arvee
Bobby Darin – Rainin’ – 1966 Atlantic
Chiffons – Doctor of Hearts – 1962 Reprise
Chiffons – One Fine day – 1963 Laurie
Intruders – Who’s Your Favorite Candidate – 1969 Gamble
5 Royales – Catch That Teardrop – 1962 Home of the Blues
Moonglows – When I’m With You – 1956 Chess


THURSDAY OCTOBER 26, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Live show tonight at 10. We’ll talk about whatever’s
on your mind.  Happy Birthday Pat Sajak...77 today. It seems like just a few years ago we were both
in Nashville and he was turning 27.  Hearing from so many of you last night, I didn’t even realize it
when the show was over.  We covered a lot of ground, and a good time was had by all (or at least
me), and we played some timely bumpers too:

Ike & Tina Turner – Am I A Fool In Love – 1964 Kent
Santo & Johnny – Teardrop – 1959 Canadian American
Dallas Frazier – Alley Oop – 1966 Capitol [LP Cut:  Elvira]
Inez Foxx – Hurt By Love – 1964 Symbol
Dallas Frazier – Elvira – 1966 Capitol
Tavares – Whodunit – 1977 Capitol
Coasters – Poison Ivy – 1959 Atco
Ronnie Milsap – That Girl Who Waits On Tables – 1973 RCA
Bo Diddley – Say Man – 1959 Checker


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10.  Last night we
were on after the Blackhawks, and we talked about everything from Henry Mancini to Savannah,
Georgia; a commercial pilot going nuts (I’ll finish that story tonight and I’ve got an update for you
too) to George Michael; and I figured out what song first time caller Mark wanted to remember. I’d
bet after he hung up he stopped listening to the show, but for the record, I’m pretty sure he was
referring to Beverly Bremers, which we played after his call.  I aired a few of your requests too: 

Jack Jones – Dear Heart – 1964 Kapp
Belita Woods – That’s When I’ll Stop Loving You – 1969 Moira
Buddy Holly – Well..... All Right – 1958 Coral for Cindy in Norridge
Bettye Swann – Today I Started Loving You Again – 1972 Atlantic
Little Richard – Rip It Up – 1956 Specialty
Beverly Bremers – Don’t Say You Don’t Remember – 1971 Scepter
Terry Cashman – Talkin’ Baseball (and the Sox) – 1981 Lifesong


TUESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2023 3:31 AM CT... We’ll start an hour late tonight due to the
Blackhawks. Talk to you at 11!   Last night’s Monday Night Trivia was interesting. It took you quite
a while but you finally got the straggler from last week:

The average American resident does this 111 times a year, while the average Japanese resident
only does it 46 times a year, less than anywhere else in the world.  Chinese residents, on the other
hand, do it more frequently— 132 times a year, which is more than all but two countries.  What are
they doing? Making Love.  (France leads the world at 137 times a year, followed by Greece at 133.
Hungary is just behind China at 131.)

We threw out another question, which becomes the next trivia show’s straggler, as it remained
unanswered by the end of show.   And for the first time I can remember, no one got any of the
Bumper Stumpers. The theme was every song I played was written or co-written by Bunky
Sheppard. Bunky is well known as a producer, A&R guy, and label owner, but he was quite the
writer too.  To proe it, here’s what you heard:

Bel-Aires – My Yearbook – 1958 Decca
Nolan Chance – She’s Gone (And She Won’t Be Back) – 1965 Constellation
The Duke Of Earl – You Left Me – 1962 VeeJay

Mickey Tillman – I Have Chosen You – 1958 Vee Jay
Bobby Miller – The Big Question – 1964 Constellation
Fran Oliver – Tomorrow May Not Come – 1968 BBS
Esquirers – Listen To Me – 1967 Bunky

Oscar Boyd & the Calvaes – So Bad – 1959 Checker
Mill Evans – I’ve Got To Have Your Love – 1966 Constellation
Foster Brothers – Land of Love – 1960 Dillie
Betty Moorer – Speed Up – 1967 Wand


SATURDAY OCTOBER 21, 2023  3:31 AM...  Good news!  Bruce from Elwood is home! The
doctors narrowed down the infection and have him on antibiotics that appear to be working. So are
your prayers, so please keep at it.  I'm counting on him being well enough to call in next week and
give us all the details. And I"ll be talking to you on Monday Night Trivia.


THURSDAY OCTOBER 19, 2023 3:31 AM CT....  Next live show: Monday Night Trivia next week
on October 23rd.  Blackhawks interrupt tonight’s show, and Friday it’s a replay of this week’s
Monday Night Trivia. There is a straggler, so if you didn’t catch it, you might want to listen. (Of
course, you can always listen to the replays of any show—just click on Downloads on the above
menu bar.)  Last night we covered a lot of ground, but I never did get to tell you about this one crime
story that I literally needed to diagram to understand (though the tale of the day care lady who killed
the kid and then dressed him up and pretended he was asleep when she handed him back to his
mother was firmly in residence in Crazyland).  Plenty of things to discuss next week.  As for last
night’s bumpers—all relating to historical happenings (birthdays mostly) courtesy of Carol, the
world’s best show prepper:

Valentines – The Woo Woo Train – 1955 Rama
Valentines – My Story Of Love – 1956 Rama
Johnny Cymbal – Mr. Bass Man – 1963 Kapp
Velvets – Laugh – 1961 Monument
Laura Nyro – Luckie – 1968 Columbia [LP Cut: Eli & The 13th Confession]
Laura Nyro – Lu – 1968 Columbia [LP Cut: Eli & The 13th Confession]
Diane Renay – Navy Blue – 1964 20th Century
Diane Renay – Kiss Me Sailor – 1964 20th Century
Rosco Gordon – Just A Little Bit – 1959 VeeJay
Jeannie C Riley – The Girl Most Likely – 1968 Plantation
Earls – Life Is But A Dream – 1961 Rome


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18, 2023 3:31 AM..  Full show tonight.  Please join me and call. Last
night we talked about old cars, old radio, and food—particularly what not to eat, given the amount of
recall notices we’ve received.  Tonight it’s whatever you’d like.  As for bumpers:

Meri Wilson – Internet Man – 1999 Great American Music Company
Thurston Harris – Little Bitty Pretty One – 1957 Aladdin
Lou Rawls – Groovy People – 1976 Philadelphia Int’l
Sugar Pie Desanto – Ask Me – 1962 Checker
Sam And Bill – For Your Love – 1965 JoDa
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – Over You – 1968 Columbia
Frank Ifield – I’m Confessin’ That I Love You – 1964 Capitol
Curtis Lee – Pretty Little Angel Eyes – 1961 Dunes
Moonglows – The Beating Of My Heart – 1957 Chess


TUESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2023 3:31 AM CT..  Full show tonight starting at 10.  I hope to hear from
you.  Last night I heard from a lot of you during Monday Night Trivia.  That always makes it fun. 
You dispensed with a couple of my questions:

For 10 years this syndicated show routinely beat out local television news in the ratings. What
show?  Bowling For Dollars [KidScreen 12/1/97]

Sales of this have been huge for centuries, but it was in the 1930s, that it was first sold in what was
then considered to be a thoroughly novel way.  Today it’s more commonly sold that way than any
other, but there’s a hearty debate on whether it’s the best way to sell it.  What was sold, and how
was it sold? Beer.  In cans.  (Solid food had been sold in cans, but liquids, like beer, were affected
by the can.  In 1935, the Gottfried Krueger brewery in Newark used a new lining made by can
manufacturers to sell canned beer.)

And that leaves our last question, which remains unanswered and becomes next week’s straggler. 
As for the Bumper Stumpers, the them was all of the artists had at least one Hispanic in them. 
(Surprising to may people that The Crests (with Harold Torres), Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
(with Herman Santiago & Joe Negroni), and the Eternals (all the members were of Puerto Rican
descent) were among them.  (Disclaimer—the Frankie Lymon song I chose actually doesn’t have
the Teenagers on it—Moishe Levy, who repeatedly got George Goldner’s labels when he bailed him
out of gambling debt, put out “Lirtle Bitty Pretty One” sans the group.)  Here’s what you heard:

Question Mark & The Mysterians – I Need Somebody – 1966 Cameo
Crests – Strange Love – 1958 Coed (unreleased)
Cannibal & The Headhunters – Please Baby Please – 1966 Rampart
Eternals – Babalu’s Wedding Day – 1959 Hollywood
Ruben & The Jets – A Thousand Miles Away/You Send Me–1973 Mercury [LP cut: Con Safos]
Chan Romero – Hippy Hippy Shake – 1959 Del-Fi
Chris Montez – End Of A Love Affair – 1967 A&M [LP Cut: Foolin’ Around]
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers – Little Bitty Pretty One – 1960 Roulette
Sunny & the Sunliners – My Dream – 1968 Key-Loc
Joe Bataan – Under The Street Lamp – 1969 Uptite
Tierra – Gonna Find Her – 1981 Boardwalk


FRIDAY the 13th OCTOBER 2023, 3:31 AM CT...  Next live show, Monday Night Trivia next week
on the 16th.  Tonight it’s a replay of last Monday Night Trivia.  Please don’t call. But do call this
coming Monday.  We need you.   Last night we covered more inconsequential news, unless you’re
planning to swim at Lake Mead. There you need to be worried about brain eating amoebae.  (But
not too worried—if the brain barrier was easily breached nasally, big pharma would be using it as a
method of delivery for neurological drugs—not that they’re not trying.  But that said, it is an extreme
remote possibility that inhaling water full of this toxin, otherwise incapable of harming you, could do
you in.)  We also discussed the passing of Rudy Isley. 84. Life well lived. He’ll be missed.  And we
mentioned Archie Bell, who is still in a healthcare facility recovering from a stroke in 2021. He’d love
to hear from his fans:  Archie Bell, PO Box 24334, Houston, Texas 77229.   The history of fire
was tackled briefly, and a few other things that I can’t recall.  I do know what bumpers we played
(see below), and I should remind you if you’re going to write your Law of Abundance checks, the
new moon is Saturday at 12:55 PM Central. It’s also an annular solar eclipse, strengthening it’s
properties (if you buy into any of this at all).

Isley Brothers – I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door – 1959 RCA
Chuck Jackson – Tell Him I’m Not Home – 1963 Wand
Motherlode – When I Die – 1969 Revolver
Five Keys - Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind - 1956 Capitol
Avantis – Keep On Dancin’ – 1963 Argo
Avantis – Next Door To An Angel – Ranger Records
Isley Brothers - Who's That Lady - 1964 United Artists
Marvelows – I Do – 1965 ABC Paramount


THURSDAY OCTOBER 12, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight at 10, and we’ll start with James
and his 9,387,463 stories. OK that’s an exaggeration but not by all that much when I see how many
links to items of interest are in my inbox each day.  Most of them I won’t share with you (part of the
no-politics, all inconsequential, nonsensical, but hopefully amusing talk policy) but we’ll cull several
to review.  Last night we talked about Be My AI, a terrific app for blind folks, the upcoming annular
solar eclipse on Saturday, and several other things I’m sure, absolutely none of which come to
mind.  But I do know what bumpers I played because I wrote them down:

Knight Bros – Temptation ‘Bout To Get Me – 1965 Checker
Dr. Hook – Roland The Roadie Loves Gertrude The Groupie – 1973 Columbia
Dottie West – You’re Not That Easy To Forget – 1982 Liberty
Boogaloo & The Galant Crew – Clothes Line (Wrap it Up) – 1956 Crest
Gene Watson – Love In The Hot Afternoon – 1975 Capitol
Mary Wells – Never Never Leave Me – 1965 20th Century
Prince Patridge – How Come My Dog Don’t Bark – 1955 Crest
Second Nature – Who’s That Guy – 1985 Ripete
Patti & The Emblems – I’m Gonna Love You A Long Long Time – 1968 Kapp
Nat Stuckey – Sweet Thang – 1966 Paula
Ernest Tubb & Loretta Lynn – Sweet Thang – 1967 Decca


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight at 10. Please call.  We never
did get around to the suicide by cop story last night so I promise to discuss it right out of the box
tonight. It’s a weird one, as the motive behind what happened remains elusive.  Maybe you’ll have
thoughts.  We talked about everything else though—from cremations and cemeteries to world war I.
And we played a number of bumpers relating to this date in history (Thank you Carol Ford for the
best show prep ever, making me sound like I know what I’m doing, and nothing could be further
from the truth than that.) 

Patti LaBelle & The Blue Belles – Down The Aisle (Wedding Song) – 1963 Newtown/King
Ivory Joe Hunter – Love’s A Hurting Game – 1957 Atlantic
Foundations – My Little Chickadee – 1969 Uni
Leroy Anderson – The Typewriter – 1953 Decca
Leroy Anderson – Syncopated Clock – 1951 Decca
Lavern Baker – Bop Ting A Ling – 1955 Atlantic
Fortunes – Freedom Come, Freedom Go – 1971 Capitol
Intervals – Here’s That Rainy Day – 1962 Class 
Taste of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie – 1978 Capitol


TUESDAY OCTOBER 10, 2023 3:31 AM CT... We’ll start about a half hour late tonight, around
10:30 CT. I hope you’ll join me—and call!  Last Night’s Monday Night Trivia was a good time as
always--- you knocked off the straggler and two other questions, which means next Monday we’ll
start a fresh with a new question (and of course whatever categories you throw out there too).  As
for what you aced:

In Japan, there’s a 99% chance that this will happen to you. But it will only happen to 28% of people
in America. What will happen?  You’ll be cremated. (Japan leads the world. [Reuters 4/4/02])

The average lifespan of an American citizen is 77 years. By comparison, this living thing often found
in America has a lifespan of 42 days. What is it? A broiler chicken. [Wichita Eagle 6/30/02]

The average American spends 23 minutes a day doing this.  Doing what? Eating lunch.
[Washington Times 8/24/00]

The Bumper Stumper theme is one we used about nine months ago—but all different artists this
time—artists with one mega-hit and nothing after it that mattered (chart-wise). Here’s what we
played (with their hit in parentheses):

Bobbettes – Dance With Me Georgie (Mr. Lee - #1 4 weeks R&B 1957)
Hollywood Flames – A Star Fell (Buzz Buzz Buzz - #5 R&B 1957)
Dodie Stevens – Yes I’m Lonely Tonight (Pink Shoe Laces #3 pop 1959)
Winstons – Love Of The Common People (Color Him Father #2 RB 1969)
Impalas – Oh What A Fool (Sorry, I Ran All The Way Home #2 pop 1959)
Billy Bland – Harmony (Let The Little Girl Dance #7 pop 1960)
Poni-Tails – Seven Minutes In Heaven (Born Too Late #7 pop 1958)
Silhouettes – What Would You Believe (Get A Job #1 6 weeks R&B 1958)
Reflections – Like Columbus Did ((Just Like) Romeo & Juliet # 6 pop 1964)
Linda Scott – Bermuda (I’ve Told Every Little Star #3 pop 1961)
Carl Dobkins Jr. – My Pledge Of Love (My Heart Is An Open Book #3 pop 1959)


THURSDAY OCTOBER 5, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  No show tonight (hockey & football), next live show,
next week – Columbus Day Monday Night Trivia  at 10.    Last night we talked about Sophie Tucker,
Lia’s math skills (or lack of same), and something else too numerous to mention (meaning I have
absolutely no idea what else we discussed. Listen to the replay if you’re interested). As for bumpers
(all requests, and I am never going to play Lean On Me again—I forgot what a funeral dirge it is):

Al Green – I’m A Ram – 1971 Hi [LP Cut: Al Green Gets Next To You]
Main Ingredient – Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely – 1974 RCA
Buddy Morrow And His Orchestra – Night Train – 1952 RCA
Buddy Morrow And His Orchestra – Night Train – 1959 Mercury [LP: Night Train]
Drifters – Oh My Love – 1959 Atlantic
Five Keys – Wisdom Of A Fool – 1956 Capitol
Sophie Tucker – Tall Dark And Handsome – 1928 Columbia
Sophie Tucker – I Don’t Want To Get Thin – 1929 Victor
Flamingos – Lovers Never Say Goodbye – 1958 End
Bill Withers – Lean On Me – 1972 Sussex


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10. Please call!  No show
tomorrow night (hockey), and an abbreviated show last night (started at 11), but we managed to go
over the Ten Commandments (about as far from the biblical ones as you’re gonna get), Nickie Lee
(loved the Aamco spot in the aircheck I played for you), the history of Little Joe (which was a lot
more than “Peanuts”), some of Jimmy P’s requests, and a few stories from James (yes the world
has gone to hell when a video of a guy getting his hand stuck in a cupholder in-flight on Singapore
Air garners almost half a million views—yeah, the idiot captured the video and posted it online—that
kinda says it all, doesn’t it?)

Bruce from Elwood called and let us know he’s doing well. He had to have the surgery but feels
better for it.  And James in Oregon filled us in on the clinical trial for the Intracortifal Visual
Prosthesis that is being done through the Chicago Lighthouse.  Here’s some info.  And a
psychotherapist there, Dr. Frank Lane agreed to take your calls if you’re interested in participating.
The main number for the Chicago Lightouse us 312-666-1331.

Here’s what we played:

Prince Buster – Ten Commandments – 1963 Blue Beat
Princess Buster – Ten Commandments – 1967 King
Nickie Lee – Ten Commandments of Man – 1967 Dade
Little Joe & The Thrillers – Peanuts – 1957 Okeh
Little Joe & The Thrillers – The Angels Keep Calling Me – 1957 Okeh
Little Joe The Thriller – Don’t Leaver Me Alone – 1957 Okeh
Nat Kendrick & The Swans – (Do The) Mashed Potato – 1960 Dade
Tams – Untie Me – 1962 Arlen
Six Teens – A Casual Look – 1957 Flip


TUESDAY OCTOBER 3, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  We’ll start an hour later than usual tonight, 11 PM
Central, right after hockey for a couple hours.  I hope you’ll join me and call.  Had our usual fun last
night with Monday Night Trivia. You knocked off two questions and we’re left with a straggler. As
for what you got:

This word has been misspelled over 17,000 times online. The Washington Post has yet to misspell
it (though in 2003 they did misspell the name of the national spelling bee winner), the LA times only
once, but The Boston Globe has done it at least five times.  What’s the word:  misspelled
[Lexis-Nexis]

91% of South Koreans, 74% of Australians and 44% of Americans all have this in common. What is
it?  They are on a weight loss diet (for better or worse— among Americans, there’s a 25% chance
they’ll stick to it for a while, and a 40% chance they’ll abandon it completely).

Our Bumper Stumpers were all songs associated with dances. Here’s what we played:

Matt Lucas – M.C. Twine – 1965 Karen
Larks – The Jerk – 1964 Money
Mark IV – (Make With) The Shake – 1958 Cosmic
Percells – Hully Gully Guitar -  1962 ABC Paramount
Manhattans –  Boston Monkey – 1965 Carnival 
Sherrys – Pop Pop Pop Pie –  1962 Guyden 
Flares – The Strolls – 1963 Press
Nat Kendrick & The Swans – (Do The) Mashed Potatoes – 1960 Dade
Dynamic Upsetters – I Want A Man Who Can Shag With Me – 1982 CPI
Olympics – Shimmy Like Kate – 1960 Arvee 
Jackie Ross – Jerk & Twine – 1965 Chess



SEPTEMBER 2023


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next live show:  Monday Night Trivia 10 PM CT. 
(Tonight, it’s a replay of last Monday’s trivia, please don’t call—but do call Monday!)  Last night we
talked about looting in Philadelphia, soul music in Houston, Buddy Clark, big bands and Graeme
almost learning the hard way that ‘last gas in 100 miles’ is not an advertising slogan in the
intermountain region.  It was somewhat of an abbreviated show due to hockey but we managed to
play several bumpers:

Solomon Burke – Cry To Me – 1962 Atlantic
Ray McKinley Orchestra – Celery Stalks At Midnight – 1955 Dot
Buddy Clark – A Dreamer’s Holiday – 1949 Columbia
Gary US Bonds – Dear Lady Twist – 1962 Legrand
Flamingos – Nobody Loves Me Like You Do – 1960 End


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2023 3:31 AM CT..  We’ll be on tonight after the Blackhawks. Figure
around 11 PM CT.  It would be great to hear from you. Last night, we covered a huge dissent in
America--  should grocery shoppers open packages and consume the contents before getting to the
checkout line and paying for the purchase?  (Yes, tongue firmly in cheek.  But it is amazing to me
that social media denizens have come to verbal blows over this seemingly life threatening issue.)  
Personally I’ve never thought about it either way, but it was a lot more fun to bring it up then the
government seizing assets without any charges whatsoever, or children killing children, parents
killing children and over a dozen assorted heinous crimes.  We talked a lot about music, and played
your requests:

Penguins – Hey Senorita – 1954 DooTone  
Jimmy Forrest – Night Train –  1952 United    Don in Beloit
Johnny Hodges – That’s The Blues Old Man – 1941 Bluebird
Duke Ellington – Happy Go Lucky Local – 1947 Musicraft
James Brown – Night Train – 1962 King
Lloyd Price – Where Were You On Our Wedding Day – 1959 ABC Paramount
Earls – Lookin’ For My Baby – 1961 Rome
Mel & Tim – Backfield in Motion – 1969 Bamboo
Al Hibbler – He – 1955 Decca
Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Work Together – 1969 Sue
Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Stick Together – 1962 Fury
Eugene Church – Pretty Girls Everywhere – 1958 Class
Bob & Earl – Gee Whiz – 1958 Class
Danderliers – Little Man – 1955 States


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  We’re live tonight at 10.  Please join me.  And
call.  If you’re frustrated that you don’t get on before the show ends, call in the first hour.  We
covered a lot of ground from Social Security demanding money from the adult children of overpaid
recipients to travel—train and interstate.  And I played a number of requests (that I liked) including:

Volumes – I Love You – 1962 Chex
Stylistics – If I Love You – 1971 Avco
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Being With You – 1980 Tamla
Wade Flemons – Here I Stand – 1958 VeeJay  - jimmy P
Wade Flemons – What’s Happening – 1959 VeeJay – jimmy P
Etta James – Something’s Gotta Hold On Me – 1962 Argo
Dells – I’d Rather Be With You – 1972 Cadet
Orchids – Newly Wed – 1955 Parrot
Diablos – Since You’re Gone – 1960 Fortune
Unifics – Court of Love – 1968 Kapp


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10.  I hope to hear from you. 
As for last night’s Monday Night Trivia, we ended the show with no answer to last week’s
straggler:  71% of Americans claim this aggravating thing has happened to them. What thing?  After
hearing many of your guesses, I realized that “aggravating” might be an overstatement compared to
what you were thinking, but it is annoying nonetheless.  71% of Americans are irked over their
name being misspelled.  (Granted, when you’re named Rollye it’s a lot more likely to happen then
when you’re named Jane—but I think last names counted too. Nice to know I’ve got a lot of
company.)

I knew no one would get the Bumper Stumpers theme—  all the artists played appeared on The
Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour—  but I was also right that you knew who recorded most of what I
played:

Nino Tempo & April Stevens – Sweet & Lovely – 1962 Atco
David Ruffin – I’ve Got To Find A Brand New Baby – 1969 Motown
Marcos Valle – Chup Chup (Gente) – 1968 Verve [LP cut: Samba ‘68]
Otis Williams & The Charms – That’s Your Mistake – 1956 DeLuxe
Jimmie Rodgers – Are You Really Mine – 1958 Roulette
Eddie Kendricks – Eddie’s Love – 1972 Tamla
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Buy For Me The Rain – 1967 Liberty
Ruffin & Kendricks – I Couldn’t Believe It – 1987 RCA [LP Cut: Ruffin & Kendrick]
Clinger Sisters – Puppet – 1964 Tollie
Ike & Tina Turner – It’s Gonna Work Out Fine – 1961 Sue
Joe South – The Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor– 1958 NRC

Really nice documentary on The Clinger Sisters. You can see it here.


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next Live Show:  Monday Night Trivia on the 28th at
10 PM.  Tonight it’s a replay of last Monday night’s trivia show.  Don’t call—but do call on Monday! 
Last night we talked about teal pumpkins, Katherine Anderson’s passing (The Marvelettes), AFVN,
marriage, Larry Chance and more. As for what we played:

Marvelettes – Strange I Know – 1962 Tamla
Al Greene & The Soul Mates – Back Up Train – 1967 Hot Line Music Journal
Marlena Shaw – California Soul – 1969 Cadet
Earth Wind & Fire – Keep Your Head To The Sky – 1973 Columbia
Larry Chance – Never – 1962 Old Town
Julito & The Latin Lads – Nunca – 1962 Rico Vox
Earth Wind & Fire – Kalimba Story – 1975 Columbia
Salty Peppers – La La Time – 1968 Capitol
Earth Wind & Fire – September 1978 Columbia


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10—call!  Last night we
talked about why you don’t want to be a big lottery winner, the mystery of a missing North Carolina
girl, good news from Fran, radios & antennas and more. Tonight it’s whatever’s on your mind.  As
for last night’s bumpers:

Marvelettes – The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game – 1967 Tamla
Ink Spots – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – 1942 Decca
Corsairs – Smoky Places – 1962 Tuff
Skip & Flip – It Was I – 1959 Brent
Blackbyrds – Walking In Rhythm – 1975 Fantasy
Marvelettes – Too Strong To Be Strung Along – 1962 Tamla
Marvelettes – Paper Boy – 1966 Tamla
Marvelettes – Forever – 1963 Tamla
Rufus Thomas – Walking The Dog – 1963 Stax
Marvelettes – Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead - 1965 Tamla
Marlena Shaw – Looking Thru The Eyes Of Love – 1968 Cadet


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight at 10.  Please call.  So
many of you called last night after midnight that we didn’t get to everyone— so all early tonight and
if it’s on your mind it will be on mine.  We talked about Eskew Reeder, Jr (Esquerita) and Billy
Wright, dogs, medicaid and more. And we played Jimmy P’s requests:

Esquerita – Believe Me When I Say Rock’n’Roll Is Here To Stay – 1959  Capitol
Billy Wright – You Satisfy – 1949 Savoy
Billy Wright – Hey Little Girl – 1951 Savoy
Gene Chandler – Show Me The Way To Go – 1968 Brunswick
Donald Woods – Death Of An Angel – 1955 Flip
Love Notes – Tonight – 1957 Holiday
Ronettes – (Best Part of) Breakin’ Up – 1964 Philles
Jive Five – Kiss Kiss Kiss – 1965 UA
Shells – Baby oh Baby – 1957 Johnson
Moonglows – In My Diary – 1955 Chess
Miracles – What’s So Good About Goodbye – 1961 Tamla


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2023 3:31 AM  Full Show tonight at 10.  Please call.  Between now
and then I’ll attempt to come up with an enticement.

Last night we had fun with Monday Night Trivia.  Eventually you got my straggler:  Chances are
good you’ve bought this, and probably within the last year. But the first time any American bought
this was 1897. Bought what?  Car Insurance.  But the followup question remains unanswered and
becomes next week’s straggler.

As for Bumper Stumpers, the theme was everything I played was released on Joe Banashak’s
Minit Records (with the exception of Chris Kenner’s stuff that was on co-owned Instant Records). 
Here’s what you heard:

Allen & Allen – Tiddle Winks – 1960 Minit
Ernie K- Doe – ‘Taint It The Truth – 1960 Minit
Lee Diamond – It Won’t Be Me – 1960 Minit
Five Knights – Let Me In – 1961 Minit
Del Royals – Always Nagging – 1961 Minit
Allen Orange – True Love Never Dies – 1962 Minit
Jessie Hill – The Pots On A Strike – 1962 Minit
Benny Spellman – Every Now And Then – 1962 Minit
Eskew Reeder – Never Again – 1962 Minit
Young Hearts – I’ve Got Love For My Baby – 1968 Minit
Chris Kenner – Something You Got – 1961 Instant

I added some pictures to Caesar's page, including one of Johnny D and one of the lovely and
talented Becky.  There are now a total of 22.  I apologize for not having the time to make it more
graphically appealing, but I'm sure Caeser won't mind, and I know some of you didn't want to wait to
see the shots.  Click here.


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 3:31 AM  Next live show:  Monday Night Trivia (9/18).  Please call. 
But don’t call tonight—it’s a replay of last Monday night’s trivia show.  Last night we talked about
cars, kidney stones, trials for the blind, guide dogs, and of course Caesar.   Johnny D let me know
that Caesar crossed over the Rainbow Bridge peacefully at 4 PM yesterday afternoon.   He also
sent more pictures of Caesar in his prime.  I’ll be posting them on his page here before the
weekend if out.  Johnny D wrote from Caesar’s palace (AKA the basement), telling me that he feels
as if Caesar is still there, even though he knows he’s not.  I disagreed. Caesar is there, whether
Johnny knows it or not, and he’ll wait patiently until Johnny joins him--  which those of us left on this
planet hope isn’t for a very long time.  Our thoughts are with Johnny and Becky.  Bumpers were
mostly by request (with the idea that I’ll only play the ones I like):

Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows – 300 Pounds of Heavenly Joy – 1983 Alligator
Gene Chandler – Does She Have A Friend For Me – 1980 20th Century
Five Flights Up – Do What You Wanna Do – 1970 T-A
Magic Lantern – Shame Shame – 1968 Atlantic
Lou Rawls – Lady Love – 1977 Philadelphia International
Amy Winehouse – Rehab – 2006 Universal
Jive Five – These Golden Rings – 1962 Beltone
      Turbans – Golden Rings – 1961 Parkway
Dubs – Be Sure (My Love) – 1958 Gone
Spaniels with Priscilla Bowman – I Ain’t Givin’ Up Nothin’ – 1958 Abner
Keith Colley – Enamorado – 1963 Unical
     Keith Colley – Shame Shame – 1967 Columbia


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Live show tonight at 10.  Call and tell me what’s
on your mind.  Last night we covered the top 10 escaped and not caught prisoners, I fully explained
the reading forward con (at least I think I did, if you’re still wondering, call in and I’ll try to help).  As
for bumpers:

Jayhawks – Stranded in the Jungle – 1956 Flash
Marathons – Peanut Butter – 1961 Arvee
Vibrations – You’re Mine -
Marathons – Don’t Know Why – 1959 J.C.
Detroit Emeralds – Baby Let Me Take You – 1972 Westbound
Jessie Hill – Ooh Poo Pah Do – 1960 Minit
Big Joe – Ice Man – Wow!
Jimmy Ruffin – Everybody Needs Love – 1968 SOUL
Chi-Lites – Hot On A Thing – 1981 Chi-Sound
Damon Shawn – Feel The Need – 1972 Westbound

Last night I was talking with Johnny Goyen about the Damon Shawn version of Feel The Need,
which came out just before the Detroit Emeralds version in 1972, both on Westwood.   Damon may
have been the first, but the it was one of the Detroit Emeralds who wrote it—Abrim Tilmon.  So I’m
still not who Damon Shawn was or why Abrim Tilmon (who also produced both versions) recorded it
first.  Any clues? Call in.


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2023  9:50 PM... Minutes from showtime, I remembered I needed to
post poictures of Caesar!  Click here to see them.  At some point , I will give Caeser a proper page,
but for now I wanted to be able to direct you to the page while I was on the air.


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Live show tonight at 10. Call!  Several of you
did last night.  The show ran the gamut from escaped prisoners and IRS horrors to insurance
frustration and colonoscopies. Something for everyone.   I never got around to the 10 most
infamous prisoner escapees who were never captured.  Nor did I explain the ‘read ahead’ con.  But
hopefully we’ll cover that and more tonight. Here are last night’s bumpers:

Little Willie John – Fever – 1956 King
Monotones – Fools Will Be Fools – 1959 Argo
Del Vikings – Jitterbug Mary – 1957 Mercury
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – The Whammy – 1964 Roulette
The Majors – String Along – 1958 Josie
James Taylor – Summer’s Here – 1981 Columbia
The Leaders featuring JD Cash – Strollin’ On The Boardwalk – 1981 South Star
Philly Cuzz – The Summer Kids From Ireland – 2004 Phil Battaglia Music


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10. Hope to hear from you. 
Full lines for most of last night’s Monday Night Trivia. You knocked a couple of my questions out,
including the straggler: If you’re an American, there’s a 1 in 4 chance you’ll do this today. Do what? 
Eat in a fast food restaurant. [US News & World Report 1/22/01] And the follow up: 

This common household item is 20,000 times more germ ridden than a toilet seat. What is it?  Your
pillow.  The dirtiest thing in your house?  The kitchen sponge, which has 200,000 times the germs of
your toilet seat.  your kitchen dish cloth and your computer keyboard come close to that pillow. Your
smart phone is a bit better—9,000 times more germs than your toilet seat. Actually, a toilet seat is
probably the cleanest thing in your house with only 50 bacteria per square inch.  [BBC News
November 2012]

That leaves one unanswered question which becomes next Monday’s straggler. As for the Bumper
Stumpers—I didn’t expect you to know many of them, but as it turned out, you didn’t know any of
them.  I did expect you to catch on to the theme however, if for no other reason than the remarkably
bad production inherent in far too many otherwise great songs recorded in San Antonio  All of them
were Westside favorites, performed by beloved local bands.  Here’s what I played:

Randy Garibay – Where Are They Now – 2001 Not On Label
Royal Jesters – Is That Good Enough For You – 1961 Cobra
Charlie & The Jives (with Benny Easely) – You Say You Love Me – 1963 World’s
Dell Kings – Just Remember – 1962 Renco
Denny Ezba – Jailbird – 1963 Renner
Rudy Gonzales & The Reno Bops – The Tables Have Turned – 1966 Teardrop
Garlon Davis – Don’t Worry About Dancing For Me – 1964 Kick Off
Sunny & The Sunliners – You Send Me – 1964 Teardrop
Sonny Ace – Little Girl – 1967 Cobra
Royal Jesters with Charlie & The Jives – My Angel of Love – 1960 Harlem


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next live show:  Monday Night Trivia on 9-11.  We’ll
start at 10 and I hope you’ll call.  (Please don’t call tonight, it’s a replay of last Monday night.)  Last
night I was talking to myself—or so it seemed.  But we did hear from Johnny D (pray for Caesar
please), and a few more hearty folks, and as usual we covered the landscape on topics.  I also
played several of Jimmy P’s requests:

Cuff Links – Guided Missiles – 1956 DooTone
Jesters – So Strange – 1957 Winley
Paradons – Diamonds And Pearls – 1960 Milestone
Chantels – My Memories Of You – 1961 End [LP Cut: There’s Our Song Again]
Harptones – My Memories Of You – 1956 Tip Top
G Clefs – Darla My Darling – 1956 Pilgrim
Ben E King – Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) – 1962 ATCO
Charts – Desirie/Desiree – 1957 Everlast/1966 Wand
Buddy Holly – True Love Ways – 1960 Coral
Little Milton – Grits Ain’t Groceries – 1968 Checker
Ronnie Dove – Happy Summer Days – 1966 Diamond


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10. Please call (because I’m
basically lazy and it’s much easier to talk for three hours when you come up with the topics—but
fear not, I’ll have a list in case you don’t come through.  We covered a lot of ground last night
including talk of East LA and San Antonio Westside oldies. Played some too (among other stuff):

Impalas – I Still Love You – 1969 Bunky
Stevie Wonder – If You Really Love Me – 1971 Tamla
Buddy Miles – Memphis Train – 1969 Mercury
Tommy Hunt – Human – 1961 Scepter
Romancers – My Heart Cries – 1965 Linda
Frankie Karl & The Dreams – I’m So Glad – 1968 DC Sound
Frankie Karl & The Chevrons – Boy Next Door – 1965 Philtown
Royal Jesters – Love Me – 1962 Cobra
          Royal Jesters – Wisdom Of A Fool – 1965 Jester
Royal Jesters – We Go Together – 1966 Jester
Royal Jesters – I Want You Around – 1966 Jester
Dimas III – You’ve Succeeded – 1966 Clown
Dimas III – I Won’t Love You Again – 1966 Clown
Grupo Pegasso – Anna – 1984 Remo [LP Cut:  Vol IV Hola Como Estas]
Frankie Beverly & The Butlers – Because Of My Heat – 1966 Fairmount
Frankie Beverly & The Butlers – I Want To Feel I’m Wanted – 1966 Fairmount
Frankie Beverly & Maze – Love Is The Key – 1983 Capitol
Jimmy Reed – Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby -  1956 VeeJay
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Operator – 1962 Fury
Mel McDaniel – Louisiana Saturday Night – 1981 Capitol


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight and it would be great if you
called. Of course it’s up to me to give you a good reason, so I’ll start working on it now. Last night
we talked about why Murdaugh needs a new trial (even if he’s guilty as sin), Lake Lanier’s haunted
status (flooding a graveyard is never without consequence), property owners finding out that
someone they didn’t know sold their land (and often house too) to an unsuspecting buyer, and how
some Section 8 landlords are telling blind tenants they can’t have a service animal (oh yes they can
and violating the ADA provisions can become a landlord’s worst nightmare, as well it should be). 
We played Jimmy P’s requests, Johnny Goyen’s too, and I kicked it off with my favorite Jimmy
Buffett song in light of his passing:

Jimmy Buffett – Bob Robert’s Society Band – 1996 MCA [LP Cut: Banana Wind]
Miracles – Would I Love You – 1964 Tamla
Chi-Lites – Love Is Gone – 1967 Revue
Diablos – The Wind – 1954 Fortune
Thelma Houston – Save The Country – 1969 Dunhill
Rochell & The Candles – Once Upon A Time – 1960 Swingin’
Cliques – Once Upon A Time – 1956 Modern (unreleased)
Dells – Dreams of Contentment – 1956 VeeJay
Fantastics – That One – 1965 Sound Stage 7 
El Dorados – Baby I Need You – 1954 VeeJay
Jackie Verdell – Y.K.W. – 1964 Peacock


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Live show tonight at 10. I hope you’ll call!  The Live
Labor Day edition of Monday Night Trivia was fun last night.  You made mincemeat of the straggler:

In 1968, both parties, Republicans and Democrats, considered naming this same person as
president.  Who was it that appealed to both parties?  Vince Lombardi.  [His leadership skills as
coach of the Green Bay Packers was revered by both.   A background check showed that while he
was a Kennedy Democrat, his wife was a conservative Republican.]

And with some help, you also dispensed with the follow up question:

The end of the 1960s, was also the end of  NFL Players doing this.  Doing what?  Playing without a
facemask.  [The last player was Tommy McDonald in 1969 who never used a face mask, never lost
a tooth or broke his nose in 12 years of NFL playing for the Eagles, Cowboys and Rams. He did
break a jaw in 1959, but played through the season without a mask after doctors wired his jaw.]

That leaves us with an unanswered question that becomes out straggler for next week.

As for the Bumper Stumpers, you got almost half of them, but no one ventured a guess on on the
theme.  Every artist we played was on the bill at the Murray the K Labor Day Show of Stars at the
Brooklyn Paramount on September 4, 1961 singing to the songs you heard:

Etta James – How Big A Fool – 1961 – Kent/Modern
Brian Hyland – That’s How Much – 1961 Kapp
Clarence Henry – A Little Too Much - 1961 Argo
Frank Gari – Princess – 1961 Crusade
Vibrations – Wallflower – 1961 Checker
Regents – Liar – 1961 Gee
Tony Orlando – Happy Times Are Here To Stay – 1961 Fontana
Linda Scott – Three Guesses – 1961 Canadian American
Bruce Bruno – Hey Little One – 1961 Roulette
Belmonts – We Belong Together – 1961 Laurie
Ral Donner – I Didn’t Figure On Him (To Come Back) – 1961 Gone

In addition to those 11 acts, five more joined them: Jackie Wilson, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Cleftones,
The Chantels, and Curtis Lee.


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2023 3:31 AM CT..  Next live show—Labor Day!  For Monday Night Trivia
and we’ve got a straggler just waitin’ for you.  Don’t remember what it was?  Check out tonight’s
replay of the last Monday Night Trivia show (but don’t call since it is a replay, but do call Monday
night).  Last night, we talked about a wide variety of something close to nothing and played some
nifty bumpers too:

Howlin’ Wolf – Back Door  Man – 1961 Chess
Marvin Gaye – Can I Get A Witness – 1963 Tamla
Lena Horne – Life Is Full of Consequence – 1943 MGM
Lena Horne –  Ain’t It The Truth – 1957 RCA
Lena Horne – Honey In The Honeycomb – 1943 MGM
Marvin Gaye – Pride And Joy – 1963 Tamla
Jackie Wilson – Squeeze Her, Tease Her – 1964 Brunswick
Lee Rogers – I Want You To Have Everything – 1964 D-Town
Chuck Berry – Memphis, Tennessee – 1959 Chess
Joey Reynolds – Ma Bell You Got Me By The Calls – 1976 Pyramid
Alvin Cash & The Crawlers – Twine Time – 1964 Mar-V-Lus
Little Richard – Lucille – 1957 Specialty
Manhattans – Searchin’ For My Baby – 1965 Carnival


AUGUST 2023

THURSDAY AUGUST 31, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight at 10.  I hope you’ll call. Last night
we talked about cars (The Jeep Cherokee is on the lot waiting for a buyer longer than any other
model—128 days on average), Toyota’s assembly line shut down in Japan (computer issues), the
cheapest car sold in America (actually there’s a lot of conflicting data on that, and I don’t remember
what the site I quoted said—I do remember that it was over $20,000 and just checking now, you can
get a Nissan Versa for under $17,000—so much for my source) and plenty of updates from Soroya,
Stacey, and others. I’ll be waiting for yours tonight.  Bumpers?  Stories to go with some of them
(particularly Vince Taylor—I can only imagine the look on Joe Barbera’s face when he saw that-- 
you’ll have to hear the show to know what).

Uniques – Every Now and Then (I Cry) – 1967 Paula
Vince Taylor – Brand New Cadillac – 1959 Parlophone
Major Lance – The Monkey Time – 1963 Okeh
Supremes – Floy Joy – 1971 Motown
Diana Ross – Last Time I Saw Him – 1973 Motown
Vince Taylor – Twenty Flight Rock – 1961 Barclay
Miracles – That’s What Love Is – 1964 Tamla
Stereos – I Really Love You – 1961 Cub
Jan Bradley – Mama Didn’t Lie – 1963 Chess
Major Lance – Mama Didn’t Know – 1963 Okeh
Vi-Tones – Blue Moon – 1962 Chamal


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight at 10.  Please call. Last night we
solved the world’s problems, OK, we solved nothing, but we did play some of your requests and
had a fine time talking about a wide variety of things. Here are the bumpers you heard:

Jackie Wilson – Talk That Talk – 1959 Brunswick 
Undisputed Truth – Since I’ve Lost You – 1971 Gordy
Danderliers – Chop Chop Boom – 1955 States
Mel Carter – Love Is All We Need    -1965 Imperial
Temptations – The Girl’s Aright With Me – 196  Gordy
Jimmy Ruffin – Everybody Needs Love – 1968 Soul
E Rodney Jones – R&B Time – 1967 Tuff
Stealer’s Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You – 1973 A&M
Bobby Freeman – Need Your Love – 1958 Josie
Major Lance – Delilah – 1964 Major Lance on Caravan of Record Stars in Wichit


TUESDAY AUGUST 29, 2023  3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10. Please call!  (I’m
inherently lazy and it makes the show much easier to do. That’s not to say I won’t have plenty on
my mind, but I’d hear what’s on yours.  Monday Night Trivia last night was interesting.  We had a
follow up question and it went almost all night:

Men are more likely to Smoke than women.  Over a billion men worldwide smoke cigarettes  Only in
five countries do women smokers outnumber men.  Name one:  Norway, Sweden, Papua New
Guinea, Cook Islands, Nauru.  [More people per capita smoke in Nauru than anywhere else. 
(Nauru is a tiny island country in Micronesia, with a population around 12,500.)] 

Towards the end of the show, we threw out a new question, and that’s our straggler for next
Monday. Yes, live show on Labor Day.  As for the Bumper Stumpers, all the artists I played had #1
hits on the Billboard R&B chart at one time or another.  (Of course the songs I picked weren’t the
ones that catapulted them to greatness, but they were kinda nice.)  No one got the theme and the
only song identified was the one by The Whispers.  Here they all are:

Jermaine Jackson – Let Me Tickle Your Fancy – 1982 Motown
Faye Adams – The Hammer (Keeps A Knockin’) – 1956 Herald
Whispers – I Only Meant To Wet My Feet – 1972 Janus
Chuck Willis – Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes – 1958 Atlantic
Jean Knight – Don’t Ask For 24 Hours – 1975 Chelsea
Joe Simon – When – 1970 Sound Stage 7
GQ – Sitting In The Park – 1980 Arista
Bobby Day – That’s All I Want – 1959 Class
Joe Hinton – You Know It Ain’t Right – 1963 Back Beat
The Charms – Image Of A Girl – 1960 King
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes -  I Should Be Your Lover – 1980 Source


FRIDAY AUGUST 25, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next live show: Monday Night Trivia.  10 PM CT on
Monday the 28th.   Tonight it’s a replay of last Monday Night Trivia, so don’t call, but plan on calling
Monday.  I’ll be ready for you.   Last night we talked about Mary Wells, Gene Chandler, and other
things too numerous to mention—which means as I type this I can’t remember a one of ‘em. 
However I do know what bumpers we played:

Dukays – The Girl’s A Devil – 1960 NAT
Gene Chandler – Bet You Never Thought – 1966 Constellation
Mary Wells – He’s A Lover – 1965 20th Century
Eagles – Tryin’ To Get To You – 1954 Mercury
Lou Rawls – Trouble Down Here Below – 1967 Capitol
Gene Chandler – It Sounds Like Soul – 1964 Constellation
Gene Chandler – Duke Of Earl – 1961 VeeJay
Chi-Lites – Low Key – 2001
Chi-Lites – Hot On A Thing – 1981 20th Century


THURSDAY AUGUST 24, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight, and anything goes.  I’m counting
on your call. Last night was interesting. The AC is fixed in the studio—working better than ever, but
for how long? (The fix is questionable, so I gotta wonder, but it was great—they came, did it and
left—never even awakened me—we’ll see.)  Broadband is back too— again, but for how long? 
(This afternoon I was getting speeds like close to nothing down, nothing up—we’ll see.)   We talked
about a number of things...  The T.A.M.I. Show (a fiasco if there ever were one, but it’s absence
from the market makes people clamor for it to this day), cassette tapes, tropo ducting, weird laws,
Oliver Anthony (I’ll edit his online hit and play it for you tonight—expect to be underwhelmed), and
the IRS, not a complete list and not in that order.  As for bumpers, this is a complete list and it is in
order:

Sparks of Rhythm – Handy Man – 1959 Apollo
Gene Chandler – Groovy Situation – 1970 Mercury 
Jan & Dean – Baby Talk – 1959 Dore
Shalamar – A Night To Remember – 1982 Solar
Olympics – Shimmy Like Kate – 1960 Arvee
Looking Glass – Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne – 1973 Epic 
Marcels – Friendly Loans – 1962 Colpix
Moonglows – Unemployment – 1959 Chess
Vic Dana – A Lifetime Lovin’ You – 1967 Liberty


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23, 2023 3:31 AM... Full show tonight starting at 8, I hope you’ll listen and
call.  Between now and then I’ll try to give you a reason, but as I sit here in stupefying Arizona heat
because my air conditioner quit during last night’s show (unbeknownst to me—I just figured my
health was to blame as usual), no promises.  Last night we covered a lot of ground, though typing
this while sweating I’m hard pressed to think of what it was. Instead I’ll just list the bumpers:

Essex – What I Don’t Know Won’t Hurt Me – 1963 Roulette
Velours – Remember – 1958 Onyx
Jerry Butler – Mr. Dream Merchant –1967 Mercury
Corsairs – Smokey Places – 1961 Tuff
Intruders – Cowboys To Girls – 1968 Gamble
Manhattans – Call Somebody Please – 1964 & 1969 Carnival
Originals – Baby I’m For Real – 1969 Soul
Major Harris – Love Won’t Let Me Wait – 1974 Atlantic
Big Maybelle – How it Lies – 1950s  Savoy unreleased
Faragher Brothers – Never Get Your Love Behind Me


TUESDAY AUGUST 22, 2023 3:31 AM CT...Full show tonight starting at 10. I hope you’ll call.  A
number of you did last night for Monday Night Trivia. Made it a pleasure to do. You quickly
dispensed with my first trivia question:

Birthday wishes:  The most popular wish for men was to improve their golf game. What was the
most popular wish for women?  To spend more time with their husband. [Carvel Ice Cream Survey.]
And toward the end of the show, you answered my follow up question:

Men are more likely to do this than women.  Over a billion men worldwide do it. Do what?  Smoke
cigarettes. [2003 Tobacco Control Profile]  We’ve got a follow up to it that we’ll attack next Monday
night.

As for the Bumper Stumpers, you didn’t get many of them and no one took a shot at the theme. 
All of these songs were recorded at Criteria in North Miami:

Tami Lynn – Mojo Hannah – 1971 Cotillion
Steve Alaimo – Do The Hully Gully – 1961 Checker
     Steve Alaimo – Mashed Potatoes [both from the “Twist with Steve Alaimo” LP]
Laura Lee – What A Man – 1970 Cotillion
Jackie Moore- Darling Baby – 1972 Atlantic
Big Buddy K – MD The Monster Doctor – 1965 Lowery
Big Maybelle – How It Lies – 1966  Rojac
Wayne Cochran – Hoochie Coochie Man – 1967 Chess
Kim Carnes – Let Your Love Come Easy – 1976
Jimmy Ruffin – Hold On To My Love – 1980 RSO
Millie Jackson – I’m Tired Of Hiding – 1974 Spring [LP Cut: Caught Up]
Esther Phillips – A Woman Will Do Wrong – 1975 Atlantic


FRIDAY AUGUST 18, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Next live show—Monday Night Trivia, this coming
Monday, August, 21st.  Tonight’s it’s a replay of last Monday Night Trivia—enjoy the show, but save
your calls for Monday!  Last night we talked about lunatic court decisions (a mother and father jailed
for life for giving cow’s milk to their baby)... a million missing people (OK, not missing—dead. But a
million more than in past years—gee do ya wonder why?)... and various other conspiracies or
controversies that mean little to nothing (except to those involved of course), interspersed with
songs you wanted to hear:

Bunny Wailer – Electric Boogie – 1983 Solomonic
Fabulous Pearls – My Heart’s Desire – 1959 Dooto
Solitaires – I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance – 1955 Old Town
El Dorados – Baby I Need You – 1954 VeeJay
Miracles – Would I Love You -1964 Tamla
Diablos – The Wind – 1954 Fortune
Gene McDaniels – Chip Chip – 1961 Liberty
Danderliers – May God Be With You – 1956 United


THURSDAY AUGUST 17, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight, join me and please call.  It’s been
a slow week for callers, which means I actually have to work. Being work adverse, I’d much rather
talk with you.  888-876-5593 10 PM Central.  Last night we covered a variety of things.  Memphis is
the most dangerous city in America.  Jerry Moss has died.  Jimmy P had several song suggestions. 
We unveiled Johnny D’s song about caller Lisa, did some dream interpretation, discussed time
travel and the merits of chickens as support animals. (Jon prefers chicken nuggets for support.)  
We als played your requests:

Andy Fairweather Low – Dancing In The Dark – 1974 A&M [LP Spider Jiving]
Andy Fairweather Low – Spider Jiving – 1974 A&M
Velours – Can I Come Over Tonight – 1957 Onyx
Moroccos – Red Hots & Chili Peppers – 1959 United
Nutmegs – Story Untold – 1955 Herald
Nutmegs – Comin’ Home – 1957 Herald
Jacks – Why Don’t You Write Me – 1955 RPM
Marcia Griffith – Electric Boogie – 1983 Solomonic
PR Battle – Radio Loves You – 1977 A&M
Lee Shot Williams – Juke Joint Slide – 2003 Ecko
Mark Dinning – Top 40 News Weather And Sports- 1961 MGM


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 16. 2023  Full show tonight starting at 10. Please join us and call.  Last
night we reviewed AS – artificial stupidity.  The four letters I received, all written on the same day,
from the motor vehicle department, with wildly conflicting information will attest—we have nothing to
fear from artificial intelligence. It’s artificial stupidity that will do us in.  We also talked about B.
Mitchell Reed, cart machines, and bed bugs.  And we played a bunch of bumpers:

Presidents – Sweet Magic – 1970 Sussex
Faith Hope & Charity – So Much Love – 1970 Sussex
Johnny Nash – A Very Special Love – 1957 ABC Paramount
Frederick Knight – I’ve Been Lonely For So Long – 1973 Stax
Perez Prado – Mambo #5 – 1949 RCA
Little Richard – Directly From My Heart – 1966 Modern
Barbara George – I Know – 1961 AFO
Maxine Brown – Oh No Not My Baby – 1964 Wand
Howard Tate – Look At Granny Run Run – 1966 Verve


TUESDAY AUGUST 15, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight at 10. Please call.  Thanks to those
of you who participated in last night’s Monday Night Trivia.  The straggler went all night. I revealed
it at the end of the show:

75 percent of women do this annually while only 17% of men do it. Do what? Make birthday wishes.
[Carvel Ice Cream did the survey in the 1990s]  We’ll have a fresh question next week.

As for the Bumper Stumpers, the theme was guessed quickly—all the songs I played were
recorded in Nashville. But as for the artists, only one—Carl Perkins—was identified (by Don of
Beloit).  Here’ what we played:

Hy-Tones – You Don’t Even Know My Name – 1965 Bell
Carl Perkins – L-O-V-E-V-I-L-L-E – 1960 Columbia
Arthur Gunter – Baby Let’s Play House – 1960 Excello
Avons – Since I Met You Baby – 1968 Excello
Herbert Hunter – Make Me Know You – 1961 Poncello
Audrey Bryant – Let’s Trade A Little – 1959 Do-Ra-Mi
Don Whitehead – The Funky Preacher – 1969 Ref-O-Ree
Ray Smith – Makes Me Feel Good – 1960 Judd
Christine Kittrell – Sittin’ Here Drinking – 1952 Tennessee
Bernard Hardison – Too Much – 1955 Republic
Esquerita – Rockin’ The Joint – 1958 Capitol


FRIDAY AUGUST 11, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next live show Monday Night Trivia next week.  We’ve
got a straggler and I bet you’ve got guesses. Save your calls until then. Tonight it’s a replay of
Monday Night Trivia from this past Monday.  Last night, a missing woman was found. In three
suitcases floating in the Delray Beach waters, strangest things you’ve seen at estate sales, what to
do with placentas, and why Johnny D is obsessed with hominins. (It all dates back to a book his
wife gave him close to 50 years ago. I just ordered a copy.  488 pages.)  As for the bumpers I
played: 

Joe Tex – I Want To – 1965 Dial
Jimmy Castor Bunch – Troglodyte – 1972 RCA
Patti Austin – All My Love - 1967 Coral 
Bobby Womack – Come L’Amour -  1971 UA
Jelly Beans – I’m Hip To You – 1964 Eskee
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters – Money Honey – 1953 Atlantic
Rufus & Roots – Caught Up – 1979 T-Jaye  (Rufus Hunter)
Platters – Maggie Doesn’t Work Here Anymore – 1954 Federal
Thee Midniters – That’s All – 1965 Chattahoochee


THURSDAY AUGUST 10, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight starting at 10. Your participation is
requested.  It’s up to me to give you a reason to call, so I’ll starrt working on it now.  Last night we
covered a lot of ground, finally discussing the almost decapitated flight attendant, other airline
horrors (like entire slides falling off 767’s--  not once, but three times of which we’re aware), aliens,
and more. Bumpers:

Touissant McCall – Nothing Takes The Place Of You – 1967 Ronn
Chantels – Eternally – 1963 Ludix
Platters – I Love You 1000 Times – 1966 Musicor
Tyrone Davis – Turn Back The Hands Of Time – 1970 Dakar  
Barbara Mason – Oh How It Hurts – 1967 Arctic 
Velvetones – Glory of Love – 1957 Aladdin
Allan Sherman – The Drinking Man’s Diet – 1965 WB
Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him – 1974 A&M
Five Satins – I’ll Be Seeing You – 1960 Ember


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Live show tonight at 10.  I hope you’ll call. Last
night ran the gamut from a new hominin (a cross between neanderthal and some cave dweller) to
old cars found submerged in a Miami lake.  Tomorrow we’ll get to that inflight entertainment--  the
trip where a passenger tried to behead a flight attendant (and all you ever got was a movie—not
even an inflight rodeo).   As for what I played:

Cadillacs – My Girl Friend – 1957 Josie 
Ron Holden – Can You Talk – 1973 Now
Mel Tillis – Who’s Julie -  1968 Kapp 
DJ Casper – Casper Slide Pt 2 – 1999
Tides – Chicken Spaceman – 1961 Dore
Tams – What Kind of Fool – 1963 ABC Paramount
Tams – I’ve Been Hurt – 1965 ABC
Stylistics – If I Love You -  1971 Avco Embassy


TUESDAY AUGUST 8, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight starting at 10 CT... Call with
whatever’s on your mind (as long as it’s inconsequential and non political, that is— the guideline is
simple:  have fun). Monday Night Trivia last night was some what of a mystery. I threw out a
question I thought would go for a while and our second caller knocked it off:

There’s only one state where a parent can do this.  It’s illegal in 49 states, and while detractors want
to make it illegal in the lone state where it’s allowed, lobbyists alone have prevented a change in the
law. What’s legal for a parent to do?   And for extra credit, where is it legal?  In Wisconsin its legal
for a parent to order alcohol for a child of any age in a restaurant our bar. [Needless to say the
lobbyists fighting to keep it that way are the restaurant associations.]

Then I threw out a question I thought would be quickly answered, and at the end of the show you
were still working on it—so it is now our straggler for next week.  If you missed it and want to know
what it is, listen to the replay (stream or download, or on WGN this coming Friday night). 

As for the Bumper Stumpers, the commonality is all were big local Philadelphia hits:

Esko Affair – Salt And Pepper – 1968 Mercury
Tina Britt – The Real Thing – 1965 Eastern
Untouchables – Poor Boy Needs A Preacher – 1960 Madison
Emotions – So I Can Love You – 1969 Volt
Eddie Holman - I Love You – 1969 ABC
Jamestown Massacre – Summer Sun – 1972 WB
Volcanos – Storm Warning – 1965 Arctic
Cholli Maye – You Will Never Get Away – 1963 Gold
Crystal Mansion – The Thought Of Loving You – 1968 Capitol
Ann Cole – Have Fun – 1962 Roulette
Pentagons -I’m In Love – 1962 Jamie


FRIDAY AUGUST 4, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Join me for next week’s Monday Night Trivia, live on
Monday at 10 PM CT... tonight, sit back and enjoy a replay of this week’s Monday Night Trivia, but
don’t call.  Do call on Monday though.  I’ll have Bumper Stumpers, a new question, and a
challenge just for you, whatever your area of expertise may be.   As for last night, we talked about
the latest medical threat—Alpha-Gal Syndrome.  Right out of the CDC newsletter, “Morbidity and
Mortality Weekly Report” (now there’s an uplifting title) we find out that it’s tick borne and once
bitten you’ll develop an allergy to meat.  It sounds like a late night TV bit, but it’s on the rise
throughout America.  Don’t worry about being hyped on cures, there isn’t one.  And there’s an
almost assured bet that your doctor hasn’t heard of it.  That and as always, more people behaving
badly, or at least inexplicably, and plenty of time for bumpers:

Mel Gadson – Coming Down With Love – 1960 Big Top
Ray Stevens – Jeremiah Peabody’s Polyunsaturated Quick Dissolving, Fast Acting,
Pleasant Tasting Green & Purple Pills – 1961 Mercury
George Jackson – Kiss Me – 1967 Mercury
Plants – Dear I Swear – 1957 J&S
Shirelles – Foolish Little Girl – 1963 Scepter
Radiants – It Ain’t No Big Thing – 1965 Chess
Chuck Jackson (with Doris Troy) – Tell Him I’m Not Home – 1963 Wand
Etta James – Stop The Wedding – 1962 Argo
Gold Bugs – Stop That Wedding – 1965 Coral
Unit 4 + 2 – Concrete And Clay – 1965 London


THURSDAY AUGUST 3, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10. Please call!  Last night we
talked about the quest of employers to find some way out of dependence on six lunatics (in the
case of radio station owners dealing with disc jockeys, though the problem is real for any success
dependent on undependable help). Some of the mechanical methods in the past have been
downright hilarious, but today AI is no laughing matter—or is it?  We also got into the way-back
machine to discuss the DB Cooper hijacking.  (See, this is why you need to call tonight—save me
from similar stories of decades gone by.)  I still say he made it, though at this point, 51 years later,
he’s probably no longer with us.  As for what we played:

Roy Milton – Red Light – 1961 Rendezvous
DeBarge – All This Love – 1981 Gordy
Drew-Vels – Tell Him – 1964 Capitol
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me – 1965 Checker
Smokey Robinson – Being With You – 1961 Tamla
DeBarge – I Like It – 1982 Gordy
Jack Greene – Statue Of A Fool – 1969 Decca


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 2, 2023  3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10.  Plan to call.  I’ll try
to think of something to give you a reason between now and then.  Last night, we talked about what
could possibly go wrong with releasing 30,000 genetically modified mosquitos each week, and
assorted stories of people exhibiting a severe lack of wisdom—the vegan who died of starvation, for
instance.  And we played some bumpers:

Jr. Walker & The All Stars – What Does It Take – 1969 Soul
Andre Williams – Pass The Biscuits Please – 1957 Fortune
Johnny Otis – I’ll Do The Same Thing For You – 1959 Capitol
Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke – 1977 Motown
Gerald Wilson’s Big Band – Viva Tirado – 1962 Pacific Jazz [LP cut: Moment of Truth]
El Chicano – Viva Tirado – 1970 Kapp
Whispers – Never Again – 1964 Dore
Sheiks – So Fine – 1955 Federal
Frankie Ford – Time After Time – 1960 Ace
Gary Lewis & The Playboys – Everybody Loves A Clown – 1965 Liberty


TUESDAY AUGUST 1, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Welcome to August! Full show tonight at 10 CT. Please
call!  We closed out July with Monday Night Trivia last night, and no one got the straggler:

This happens 27,000 times a day on average in America. What happened? A commercial airliner
loses a piece of luggage. (98% are located within 5 days, but if you’re on a short  vacation, that may
be after the trip.)  [Boston Globe 12/7/03]

The Bumper Stumper theme?  Everything I played was a big hit in Pittsburgh (thanks to Porky
Chedwick, Mad Mike and TL, not to mention plenty of folks on smaller stations surrounding the
metro).  Here’s what you heard:

Vows- I Wanna Chance – 1962 Markay
Del-Rios – Just Across The Street – 1962
Contrails – Someone – 1966 Diamond
Tom & Jerrio – Boo-Ga-Loo – 1965 Jerry-O 
Johnny Jack – Smack Madam – 1959 Great
Binders – You Don’t Have To Cry Anymore – 1970 Sara
Bleu Lights – Yes I Do – 1968 Bay Sound
Rex Garvin – Emulsified – 1963 Okeh
Anita May – Tarnished Angel – 1968 Audio Arts
Atlantics – Remember The Night – 1962 Linda
Young Hearts – Do Not Forsake Me – 1961 Infinity


JULY 2023

FRIDAY JULY 28, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next live show.. Monday Night Trivia 10 PM Central next
week. Tonight it’s a replay of last Monday night’s trivia show.  We talked about a variety of things
last night from the animal most likely to kill you (in every state—bengal tigers in Oklahoma? 
Really? That’s what I get for reading the tabloids), to Germany’s use of magicians in World War II,
not to mention more on Tony Bennett

Darrell Banks – Open The Door To Your Heart – 1966 Revilot
Impressions – Senorita I Love You – 1959 Abner
Gene Chandler & Barbara Acklin – Show Me The Way To Go – 1968 Brunswick
Tony Bennett – Just In Time – 1956 Columbia
Tony Bennett – Fly Me To The Moon – 1965 Columbia
Tony Bennett – Give Me The Simple Life – 1955 Columbia [LP Cut: Cloud 7]
Tony Bennett – The Best Is Yet To Come – 1961 Columbia
Tony Bennett – Rags To Riches – 1953 Columbia
Tony Bennett – I Wanna Be Around – 1962 Columbia


THURSDAY JULY 27, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Live show at 10 tonight, please call!  We continued to talk
about Tony Bennett last night, as well as Sinead O’Connor, people behaving badly (a common
theme) 10 tons of cocaine seized (no wonder the sharks are exhibiting signs of confusion) and
more.  As for bumpers:

Dave Bartholomew – Poppa Stoppa Theme Song (based on Joe Houston’s Dig It 1952)
Impressions – Minstrel And Queen – 1962 ABC Paramount
Jorgen Ingmann – Apache – 1961 Atlantic
Marie Knight – Come On Baby – 1962 Okeh
Tony Bennett – When Lights Are Low – 1964 Columbia
Tony Bennett – Firefly – 1958 Columbia
Tony Bennett – Once Upon A Time – 1962 Columbia
Tony Bennett – Cold Cold Heart – 1951 Columbia
Tony Bennett – Put On A Happy Face – 1960 Columbia


WEDNESDAY JULY 26, 2023 3:31 AM CT....  Live show tonight at 10, I hope you’ll join me—and
call!  Last night was crickets in the first two hours and every line lit in the third, which left a lot of you
holding on when the show ended. Call earlier tonight!   We covered a lot of ground from people
behaving badly (murders, mayhem, cocaine addicted sharks and more) to Tony Bennett.   Bumpers?

Ruby Andrews – Casonova (Your Playing Days Are Over) – 1967 Zodiac
Orioles – Crying In The Chapel – 1953 Jubilee
Olympics – Good Lovin’ – 1965 Loma
Roger Williams – Summertime – 1957 Versailles
Impressions – Gypsy Woman – 1965 ABC Paramount
Percy Faith – Theme From A Summer Place – 1959 Columbia]
Joe Harnell – Fly Me To The Moon – 1963 Kapp
Tony Bennett – Boulevard of Broken Dreams – 1950 Columbia
Tony Bennett – The Good Life – 1963 Columbia
Tony Bennett – If I Ruled The World – 1965 Columbia
Tony Bennett – One For My Baby – 1957 Columbia


TUESDAY JULY 25, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight starting at 10.   Last night, as is every
Monday, was devoted to Monday Night Trivia.  You quickly knocked off the straggler:

This profession is often thought to be a thing of the past, but there are over 25,000 full time workers
employed doing this in the US today.  As of 2019, the average pay had skyrocketed to over
$116,000 a year.  What’s the profession?  Farrier (horse shoer)  [Statistics from the American
Farrier Journal and GreenAcresSells]

But the follow up question is still in play so that becomes our straggler for next Monday night.   As
for the Bumper Stumpers, the theme was songs featured on Huggy Boy’s many bootlegged
albums—however I would have considered big East LA hits as a win.  I got neither.  But you did get
to hear my favorite record of all time (“Oh My Angel” which Sgt. Pappy quickly identified.  Others
identified included The Festivals, The Incredibles, McKinley Mitchell and Thee Midniters:

Festivals – You’ve Got The Makings Of A Lover – 1967 Smash
Bertha Tillman – Oh My Angel – 1962 Brent
Incredibles – I’ll Make It Easy – 1966 Audio Arts
McKinley Mitchell – The Town I Live In – 1962 One-Derful
Thee Midniters – That’s All – 1965 Chattahoochee
Entertainers IV – Hey Lady – 1967 Dore
Sly Slick & Wicked – Confessin’ A Feeling – 1972 Bad Boys
Jay Wiggins – Sad Girl – 1965 IPG
Brenton Wood – I Want Love – 1967 Brent
Sunny Ozuna & The Sunliners – Smile Now, Cry Later – 1966 Key-Loc


FRIDAY JULY 21, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Next live show:  Monday Night Trivia 7/24/23 at 10 CT...  I’ll
be ready for you!   Tonight’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia from this past Monday. Don’t call (but
DO call on Monday).    Thanks to those of you who called last night.  That always makes the show a
pleasure to do.  As for bumpers:

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Give Me My Boots And Saddle – 1958 Epic [LP Cut: At Home With]
Sue Thompson – James (Hold The Ladder Steady) – 1962 Hickory
Phil Upchurch Combo – You Can’t Sit Down – 1961 Boyd
Blue Magic – Summer Snow – 1976 WMOT
Buddy Knox – Somebody Touched Me – 1958 Roulette
Chuck Jackson – In Between Tears – 1962 Wand
Kay Starr – I’ve Got The World On A String – 1959 Capitol [LP Cut: Just For Variety, Vol 11]
Otis Redding – Mr. Pitiful – 1964 Volt
Otis Redding – Security – 1964 Volt


THURSDAY JULY 20, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight at 10. We’ll probably pick up where we
left off, talking old Doo Wop, Fast Food and whatever else is on your mind.  Thanks for the
feedback on the bumpers. No more requests unless I like them and they fall under the obscure
soul, R&B, doowop and occasional bossa nova that I crave. (I still reserve the right to play a guilty
favorite wimpy white song like Neil Sedaka’s “Alice In Wonderland,” but not too often.) We started
last night’s show with the last of the requests I honored:

Henry Thomas – Going Up The Country –  1929 Vocalion
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up – 1970 Curtom [LP Cut: Curtis]
Dells – She’s Just An Angel – 1958 VeeJay (unreleased)
Earl Hines (with Billy Eckstine vocal) – Stormy Monday Blues – 1942 Bluebird/RCA
T-Bone Walker – Call It Stormy Monday But Tuesday’s Just As Bad – 1947 Black & White
Lonnie Mack – Falling Back In Love With You – 1985 Alligator [LP Cut: Strike Like Lightning]
Dion & The Belmonts – I Wonder Why – 1958 Laurie
Shirelles – Foolish Little Girl – 1963 Scepter
Marvelettes – The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game – 1966 Tamla]
Bobby Bland – I Pity The Fool – 1961 Duke


WEDNESDAY JULY 19, 2023 3:31 AM CT... We never did get around to talking about the UFO that
floated up to shore on an Australian Beach, but hopefully we will tonight. Full show starting at 10
CT. Please call.  Instead, last night, we reminisced about favorite foods from days gone by.  And
thanks to the urging of Amanda and a few other emailers, I have instituted a new bumper rule—I’ll
only play your requests if they fall under that doo wop, obscure soul banner.  (There is a big
exception, but I’ll generate it—songs I really like that aren’t doo wop or soul.  Joao Donato falls in
that category (RIP, he died at 88 recently). He wrote Muito A Vontade, one of my faves.)  So here’s
what we played last night:

Sergio Mendes Trio – Muito A Vontade – 1965 Tower/Capitol
Solitaires – Walking Along – 1957 Old Town
Jackie Wilson – You Got Me Walking – 1972 Brunswick
Lou Johnson – Always Something There To Remind Me – 1963 Big Top
Lou Johnson – Unsatisfied – 1965 Big Top
Madeline Bell – I’m Gonna Make You Love Me – 1968 Phillips
Parliaments – Don’t Be Sore At Me – 1967 Revilot
Donna Hightower – I Ain’t In The Mood – 1951 Decca


TUESDAY JULY 18, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10 CT. Please call.  Last
night’s Monday Night Trivia was, as always, a good time had by all. It was wonderful hearing from
so man first time callers, including one in Japan (where at 10:30 PM our time, it was half past noon
tomorrow).  You got my first question:

In 1963 there were over 106,000 of these businesses in the US.  By the turn of this century, in
2000, there were less than 45,000.  What business is declining:  Barbershops [Omaha World
Herald 10/21/2001  Forbes FYI 9/17/00]

My second one is still up for grabs, so it’ll be next week’s straggler. Meanwhile, I forgot one of last
week’s questions that you easily knocked off:  Auctions of things belonging to dead celebrities have
always been popular.  In 2004 Abe Lincoln’s brought under $4000, but Marilyn Monroe’s brought
over $11,000.  What was auctioned? Their hair. [US News & World Report 5/10/04.]

There were two easy themes concerning our Bumper Stumpers. You got them both. One was that
Elvis covered them all. (The year he recorded them is in parenthesis, below.) The other theme is
that every one of them was the original recording.  Here’s what you heard:
 
Arthur Alexander – Burning Love – 1972 Warner Brothers (Elvis 1972)
Faye Adams – Shake A Hand – 1953 Herald (Elvis 1975)
Darrell Glenn – Crying In The Chapel – 1953 Valley (Elvis 1965)

Bob Crosby Orchestra-Marion Mann vocal – Fools Rush In – 1940 Decca (Elvis 1972)
Henry Russell – Tomorrow Night – 1939 Vocalion (Elvis 1965) 
Smiley Lewis – One Night – 1956 Imperial (Elvis 1958)
Brenda Lee – Always On My Mind – 1972 Decca (Elvis 1972)

Mark James – Suspicious Minds – 1968 Scepter (Elvis 1969)
Eddy Arnold – I Really Don’t Want To Know – 1953 RCA  (Elvis 1970)
Charles Hart – Are You Lonesome To-Night – 1927 Harmony (Elvis 1960) 1/21 & 5/22 ’23
Big Mama Thornton – Hound Dog – 1953  Peacock (Elvis 1956)


SATURDAY JULY 15, 2023 1:00 AM CT...  Sorry for the delay in getting the Thursday night replay
up. I thought I did it right after the show, which probably explains more about the show than I
otherwise could. I think I was there. And maybe you called. The replay is up now, so you can hear it
for yourself.  Below are the bumpers I played.  Mostly by your request. Next live show in two days –
Monday Night Trivia, starting at 10 CT I hope you’ll join me. 

Bobby Byrd – I Need Help (I Can’t Do It Alone) – 1970 King
Honeycombs – Have I The Right – 1964 Interphon (a VeeJay subsidiary)
Jimmy Reed – Take Out Some Insurance – 1959 VeeJay
Johnny Rivers – Every Day I Have To Cry –1966 Imperial  [LP Cut: I Know You Wanna Dance]
Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You – 1972 A&M
Peter Brown – Do You Wanna Get Funky – 1977 TK Disco
Peter Brown – Dance With Me – 1977 Drive
[The last two were both LP cuts from the A Fantasy Love Affair album, 1977 Drive]


THURSDAY JULY 13, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight at 10, barring infrastructure
meltdowns, that is. And I don’t expect any. We never did get around to Joe Meek last night, but we
will tonight.  There was time to talk about a wide variety of things from Carl C. McIntire to
Underinsured Motorist protection (and of course radio) as well as time for several of your requests:

James Ray – If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody – 1961 Caprice
Rufus Thomas – Boogie Ain’t Nuttin’ (But Gettin’ Down) – 1974 Stax
Temptations – Ball of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) – 1970 Gordy
Gladiolas – Little Darlin’ – 1957 Excello
Spiral Starecase -I ’ll Run – 1968 Columbia
War – Me And Baby Brother – 1973 UA
Jackie Wilson – Baby Workout – 1963 Brunswick


WEDNESDAY JULY 12, 2023  9:00PM CT...Got a few inquiries about whether there’s a live show
tonight. Indeed, there is.  Kudos to Cox for getting a tech out here at 1:30 in the morning. 
Raspberries to Cox for previously sending an installer who disconnected me (in the worst possible
way, but I won’t belabor what the idiot did, though I admit when I saw the inside of the demarc, I had
a modicum of sympathy, and a lot of fear for what could happen next.  At least now my connection
is well labeled—and it will be better soon when I get a couple of skull and crossbones stickers. My
real worry is the state of the building wiring, for which Cox is not responsible, but I’ll keep my fingers
crossed and go back to living in blissful ignorance).  Bottom line: I was back up before 3 AM, and
I’m looking forward to talking to you in an hour.


TUESDAY JULY 11, 2023 10:30 PM... Why am I not on the air?  Ask Cox Cable.  They're my
broadband provider. I pay for business service which is guaranteed to be up 99.5% of the time. 
Apparently, tonight is the .5.   I should have stayed another night in Globe, but who knew?  And who
knows when we'll be back in action. Could be any minute, or not.  I'll keep watching the modem for
the series of happy lights, but my expectations aren't great.    I'm posting this online through a
borrowed cell phone.  Next I'll look for dixie cups and a string.


TUESDAY JULY 11, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10.  I promised we’d talk about
a few things, none of which I can remember now, but I’ve got several hours to think of it, and
hopefully you’ll call and remind me.  Fun playing Monday Night Trivia last night as always though I
did get a shock in the 2nd hour when I read an email from a friend telling me that David Stewart
died July 1st. He had a massive stroke from which he could not recover. He’s called the show a few
times, so you may be familiar with him.  He was a very good friend of ours and we’ll miss him
tremendously.  Radio will too--  not only was he a terrific engineer with a wide variety of experience
from heading engineering at Univision to owning his own stations, but he was a walking history.  I
used to delight in our calls as he’d be driving across West Texas phoning just to talk radio.  Ironic in
our last conversation a week or so before he died, we were lamenting that it wasn’t fun to go to the
NAB anymore since virtually everyone we spent time with there over the past too many years to
count is now no longer with us.  David went this year, but we missed it due to Jon’s stroke.  I vowed
we’d make up for it next year. Now, I don’t know if we’ll go in 2024, but if we do I’m sure he’ll be with
us in spirit. 

Trivia?  You made mince meat of several of my questions.  First, our straggler from last week:
Today they’re nothing if not mass produced.  But the first time one was mass produced—at the rate
of 30,000 a day, was in the mid 1880s.  What was mass produced?  A toy. [In this case, marbles,
produced in 1884 at the SC Dyke & Co factory in Akron, OH (Cleveland Plain Dealer 8/21/94)]

We’ve previously established that 1440 Americans on average seek hospital treatment for ping
pong injuries every year. By comparison, there are only four known injuries requiring hospital
treatment for this physical pastime.  3 of them for being hit in in the head,  one of them for a splinter
in his buttocks.  What pastime? Shuffleboard.

We consider this a happy thing. But four million residents of Japan carry insurance against this
happening to them.  What happening?  Hitting a hole in one. [Golfers in Japan are expected to buy
drinks, dinner and presents for fellow golf club members and friends, and it often winds up
exceeding $10,000.  (Washington Post 5/23/99, London Sunday Times 4/7/02)]

As for the Bumper Stumpers, you didn’t get many (some of which were surprisingly easy) and no
one ventured a guess on my theme.  Unlike backup singers who ultimately become famous in their
own right, each song I played featured a well-known group backing someone else up.

Carol Blades – Candy Store Lullaby – 1957 Gee  [Backed by The Harptones]
Major Lance – Everybody Loves A Good Time – 1965 Okeh [Backed by The Opals]
Linda Clifford – Runaway Love – 1978 Curtom [Backed by The Jones Girls]
Dee Clark – Your Friends – 1961 Vee Jay [Backed by The Dells]
Woodside Sisters – So Soon – 1954  X  [Backed by The Harptones]
Bo Diddley – You Know I Love You – 1957 Checker (unreleased) [Backed by The Flamingos]
Carmen Taylor & Boleros– Ooh I – 1954 Atlantic  [Backed The Cues as The Boleros]
Big Dee Irwin – Happy Being Fat – 1963 Dimenson [Backed by The Cookies]
Johnny Maestro – I’ll Be True – 1961 Cameo [Backed by The Tymes]
Jimmy Pemberton – Rags to Riches – 1959 End [Backed by the Chantels]
The Players - He’ll Be Back – 1966 Minit   [Backed by The Dells]

OK “well-known” is relative, and when it came to The Players, the Dells didn’t back them on He’ll Be
Back, they were them.  (VeeJay’s Calvin Carter didn’t like The Players’ harmony so he kept the
track and had The Dells (minus Marvin Jr.) back up The Players’ lead singer Herbert Butler.)  And in
fairness, even though The Cues did put out some nice doo wop songs on their own, they were used
more as an in-house backup band for Atlantic, but other than that, groups like The Flamingos, The
Harptones, The Tymes, The Chantels and others were better known for their own stuff than backing
anybody.


FRIDAY JULY 7, 2023 3:31 AM CT...Next live show, Monday Night Trivia—please call. But don’t call
tonight, it’s a replay of last Monday’s trivia. Great to talk with so many of you last night about a wide
array of topics.   The gunfight in the water in Tampa Bay—OK, I can figure out how the guys on the
jet skis might have guns, but the guys in the water?  What, they left them on the beach with their
towel, flip flops and lotion?  And who let’s a 4 year old girl use a public restroom alone, and doesn’t
notice a guy is walking into it while the kid is inside?  I haven’t a clue about any of it.  But I was able
to play your requests, Johnny D’s latest minstrel missive, and a couple things that tied into this day
in history:

Billy Paul – Me & Mrs. Jones – 1972 Philadelphia International
Jewel Akens – The Birds And The Bees – 1965 Era
Radiants – Hold On – 1968 Chess
Billy Eckstine – Wish You Were Here – 1966 Motown
Dukays – The Girl Is  Devil – 1961 Nat
Grand Funk Railroad – Some Kind of Wonderful – 1974 Capitol
Jackie Wilson – (Your Love is Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – 1967 Brunswick
Barbra Carr – Don’t Knock Love – 1967 Chess


THURSDAY JULY 6, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10. Please call!  Last night, more
Biondi, some Wynonie Harris, and a whole bunch of your calls.  Here’s what we played:

Roy Orbison – I Can’t Stop Loving You – 1960 Monument
Roy Orbison – I’m Hurtin’ – 1960 Monument
Dean & Jean – Tra La La La Suzie – 1964 Rust
Alan Jackson – Three Minute Positive Not Too Country Uptempo Love Song – 2000 Arista
Dick Biondi – Dedication – 1963 Richwood  [LP: Favorites]
Wynonie Harris – Grandma Plays The Numbers – 1949 King
Dick Biondi – The Disc Jockey – 1963 Richwood  [LP: Favorites]
Roy Head – Treat Her Right – 1965 Back Beat
James Darren – Goodbye Cruel World – 1961 Colpix


WEDNESDAY JULY 5, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight starting at 10. Please call.  We
celebrated Independence Day together last night.  Lots of excitement. Not on the air mind you,
though I shared some of it with you.  Every year our FM in Globe puts the big fireworks display to
music. It’s one of the town’s big events, and it’s publicized well.  So this year, the fireworks start and
the station goes off the air. I get the call while I’m on WGN.  There was very little I could do about it
at that point. But Jon did some calling and discovered we had no power.  Because the
neighborhood was on fire.  (Turns out while yes, a block was burning, unrelated to it, a car hit a pole
and our very paltry power company did what it always does and failed to serve a major portion of
the community for about an hour and a half.)  Normally power loss is not an issue as we have nice
big generators everywhere. All of them worked... except the one powering the studio where the
on-air computer is perched.  The power came back just after the fireworks were over.  (Good thing
too, because if it hadn’t, I would have needed to go to Globe to figure out what was happening, and
I don’t see well enough to drive at night, so we would have been off the better part of tomorrow too.)
As it is, I’ll go back on Friday and try to figure out why the generator failed. I hope to god it’s just
that I ran out of fuel. That’s an easy fix. We’re very good at maintaining and testing all of them, so I
can’t imagine it’s something else, and truth be known I haven’t checked the fuel level in months. 
The good news is that we had fun on WGN, talked a lot about Dick Biondi, and played your
requests:

Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure – Don’t Mess Up A Good Thing – 1965 Checker
Billy Stewart – Keep Loving – Chess 1965
Platters – Voo Vee Ah Be – 1954 Federal
Kenny Rogers – For You Alone – 1958 Carlton
Dreamlovers – Amazons & Coyotes – 1962 Swan
Spiders – I Didn’t Want To Do It – 1954 Imperial
Dee Clark – Hey Little Girl – 1959 Abner
Miracles – Happy Landing – 1962 Tamla
Supremes – In The Evening Of Our Love – Motown (unreleased)


INDEPENDENCE DAY 2023 3:31 AM CT... Live 4th of July show tonight starting at 10. Please call! 
Last night we played Monday Night Trivia.  We’ve got a straggler for next week, but you did well
with the three questions I threw out:

Collectively and historically, professional race car drivers consider three things to be unlucky. One
of them was women in the garages at the raceway. Name one of the other two.  The color green
and peanuts in the raceway garages. [According to the Chicago Tribune (2/15/01) and Los Angeles
Times (1/9/00).]

When California first offered personalized plates, this was the most requested plate—so many
people requested them that there was a drawing. What was on the plate?  The word PEACE.

Proving how unscientific Americans are, 1 in 2 people believe this about the prehistoric era.  
Believe what?  That humans and dinosaurs co-existed.  (CBS News 5/1/02)

The Bumper Stumpers celebrated the holiday.  The last name of every artist was the same as one
of the signers of  the Declaration of Independence (Thank you Carol ‘Show Prep is my passion’
Ford for the idea.) Below are the songs we played, followed by the full name of the signer, his age,
location at the time of signing and occupation.  (I left off other interesting facts—like one of them
had 18 children, and another didn’t die until he was over 90 years old.)  Two on the list were born in
the UK as noted.  The others, right here in America:

Johnny Adams – I Won’t Cry – 1959 Ric
John Adams 40 & Sam Adams  53– Massachusetts  (lawyer & merchant)

Claudine Clark – The Telephone Game – 1962 Chancellor
Abraham Clark 50 – New Jersey (lawyer)
Bernadette Carroll – Party Girl – 1964 Laurie
Charles Carroll 38 – Maryland (plantation owner)

Laura Lee – Since I Fell For You – 1972 Hot Wax
Francis Lee 41 & Richard Lee 44 – Virginia (plantation owner & merchant)

Smiley Lewis - I Hear You Knockin' – 1955 Imperial
Francis Lewis 63 – New York (merchant)

Tony Middleton - Sweet Baby of Mine – 1960 Big Top
Arthur Middleton 34 – South Carolina (plantation owner)    

Bobby Penn - Gone Forever – 1968 Up-Tight
John Penn 36 - North Carolina (lawyer) 

Jackie Ross - Jerk & Twine – 1965 Chess
George Ross 46 - Pennsylvania (lawyer) 

Lonnie Smith - Sideman 1967 Columbia [LP Finger Lickin’ Good]
James Smith 57 – Pennsylvania (lawyer, born in Ireland)

Al Wilson - Who Could Be Lovin' You – 1967 Soul City
James Wilson 33 – Pennsylvania (lawyer, born in Scotland)


JUNE 2023

FRIDAY JUNE 30, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next live show:  Monday Night Trivia.  (Tonight it’s a replay of
last Monday Night’s trivia show—relax and enjoy it, but plan to call Monday night.)  Last night we
talked about everything from what we eat (and don’t eat—no one so far is hungering for the lab
grown chicken that’s now legal to sell to humans), to what we hear on the radio (or what we used to
hear, again apologies to those of you who thought Mel’s hole was real).  And we played some of
your requests (and a favorite of mine) too:

Lanier & Co. – Stranger Love Affair – 1987 Waylo
Gil Scott-Heron – The Bottle – 1974 Strata East
Richard Barrett – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – 1958 MGM
Bob & Earl – Gee Whiz – 1958 Class
Syl Johnson – Take Me To The River – 1975 Hi
Carole King – It Might As Well Rain Until September – 1962 Dimension
Dr. John (with Willie Nelson) – Gimme That Old Time Religion – 2022 Rounder
Ernest Tubb – Give Me A Little Old Fashioned Love – 1950 Decca
Nashville Teens – Tobacco Road – 1964 London


THURSDAY JUNE 29, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight at 10. Please call.  A lot of you did last
night and that makes the show a pleasure to do.   David, a first-time caller needs help.  He
remembers seeing the Dave Clark Five perform at the Harvey Theatre in 1964 or 1965.  Art Roberts
from WLS was the emcee.  They did a few songs. They were not there in conjunction with the DC5
movie “Having A Wild Weekend” (“Catch Us If You Can” was the UK title).  The DC5 did tour
theatres to promote that movie, but David says, not that.  He’s convinced he saw them play there. 
So if you have info on that, let me know.  Meanwhile I’ll check old WLS surveys hoping to see a
picture, or something.  I promised him we’d find out—so I’m depending on one of you to come
through.  As for bumpers, some historical tie-ins and some requests:

Mel Brooks – Springtime For Hitler (acapella sung to me in 1970)
Dixie Cups – Iko Iko – 1965 Red Bird
Susan Christie – I Love Onions – 1966 Columbia
Gene Chandler – Tear For Tear – 1957 VJ
Georgie Fame – In The Meantime – 1965 Imperial
Brenda Holloway – You’ve Changed Me – 1965 Tamla [unreleased]
Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady - 1971 Atlantic
Little Eva – Keep Your Hands Off My Baby – 1962 Dimension
Gene Cotton – Like A Sunday in Salem – 1978 Ariola


WEDNESDAY JUNE 28, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight at 10.  Call!   Last night Charlie
Gracie, Jr. joined us in the first hour.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hasn’t inducted his dad (yet)
but there is a display, “Rave On” that is in the hall for at least the next three years honoring him. 
We talked about that, and about the capacity crowd at a celebration of Charlie’s life and music last
week in Media, PA. You can hear it now on the stream, or download the show—or download the
hour with Charlie (just click Downloads on the Nav Bar above).   As for bumpers, here’s what you
heard (mostly your requests):

Charlie Gracie – Angel On My Shoulder – 2015 Lanark
Charlie Gracie – Fabulous – 1957 Cameo
C O D’s – Pretty Baby – 1965 Kellmac
Etta James – I’d Rather Go Blind – 1967 Cadet
Gilberto Gil – Here And Now – 1979 Elektra (LP: Nightingale)
Louis Jordan – Five Guys Named Mo – 1943 Decca
Barry White & The Atlantics – Tracy – 1964 Faro
Michael Bacon – Big Mouth – 1975 Epic (LP: Love Song Believer)
Woman – I Want To Get Back – 1971 Shock
Toto – Africa – 1982 Columbia


TUESDAY JUNE 27, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10. I hope you’ll join me and
call!  Monday Night Trivia was always fun, though light on participation last night. Nevertheless
you managed to knock out a few things—the first one was really easy because apparently I asked it
last year:  The Average American uses 743 of these a year.  743 of what?  Tissues (and most call
them Kleenex, even though that’s a brand name) [US News & World Report]

The next one took you a bit more time:  It’s very miniscule per capita, but together it adds up. 
Collectively in one Massachusetts area of about a million people, residents there lose $8,000 a day
doing this. Doing what? Throwing money away.   Dr. William Rathje studied an incinerator serving a
million people in Massachusetts and found $8,000 in coins a day in it that residents simply threw
away.  [AP 2/23/03]

You were pretty quick on the draw on this one:  Researchers have been doing this for more than
100 years, but it wasn’t until the mid 1990s that a word for it appeared in the dictionary.  What is the
word?  Garbologist – sifting through trash to learn about a subject.  Advertisers did it in the early
1900s to find out what kind of soap people really used, but it wasn’t until the 1990s when a
researcher went through Bob Dylan’s garbage to analyze his life and music, that a polite term was
coined.

As for our Bumper Stumpers, the theme was all of them were on record labels owned by
well-known singers. (OK, Gary Paxton isn’t necessarily well known, but everybody remembers his
gropu, the Hollywood Argyles’ and their song, “Ally Oop”.  You probably also remember him from
being half of Skip & Flip  with a remake of Marvin & Johnny’s “Cherry Pie” and “It Was I”.)  Thanks
to show prep legend, Carol Ford for the suggestion.    Here’s what you heard [with the singer who
owned the label in brackets]:

Huelyn Duvall - Comin' or Goin' - 1957 Challenge  [Gene Autry]
Louis Jordan - You're My Mule – 1962 Tangerine [Ray Charles]
Rita Graham - My Cup Runneth Over – 1969 Tangerine (LP: Vibrations)
Stan Ross – Ahab The Arab 10 years later – 1962 Reprise [Frank Sinatra]
Chiffons - Doctor of Hearts - 1962 Reprise
Five Superiors-There’s A Fool Born Every Day–1962 Garpax [Gary Paxton]
Stridells – Mix It Up – 1970 Curtom [Curtis Mayfield]
Stella Johnson - Yeah Baby – 1957 KRC  [Lloyd Price]
Johnnie Taylor – Run But You Can’t Hide – 1965 SAR [Sam Cooke]
Sweet Cherries – Love Is What You Make It – 1969 T-Neck [Isley Brothers]
Persuasions – I Just Can’t Work No Longer – 1970 Straight (LP: Acapella) [Frank Zappa]


SUNDAY 10:00 PM CT... Full show tomorrow night—Monday Night Trivia! at 10 CT, 24 hours from
now. I hope you’ll join me.  Apologies for not getting the reply of last Thursday night’s show online
until now. It really is the Better Late Than Never Network.  It’s on the stream and available for
download now.  (An explanation, not an excuse: I was feeling awful after the show, not any better
on Friday, and then yesterday I forgot until I got email from some of you reminding me.  I’m feeling
awful again now, but I promise you I’ll rally in time for Monday Night Trivia. Do call!

Thursday night’s bumpers:

David Allan Coe – The Ride – 1982 Columbia
Rocky Burnett- Tired Of Toeing The Line – 1979 EMI
Donnie Elbert - Got To Get Myself Together – 1970 Rare Bullet
Dells – Now I Pray – 1956 (VeeJay unreleased)
Keystoners – Gossip – 1992 Starbound
Sunrays – Still – 1963 Tower
Eumir Deodato – Havana Strut – 1974 MCA
Linda Laurie – Ambrose Pt. 5 – 1958 Glory
Royalettes – It’s Gonna Take A Miracle – 1965 MGM
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing – 1968 Tamla


THURSDAY JUNE 22, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10. Call and the floor is
yours (as long as it’s trivia— we avoid subjects of consequence. But we’re long on light hearted fun,
obscure oldies and radio history). Bumpers last night were mostly by request:

Ted Taylor – Somebody’s Always Trying – 1964 Okeh
Tony Bennett – Cold Cold Heart – 1951 Columbia
Betty O’Brien – She’ll Be Gone – 1961 Liberty
Danderliers – Shu-Wop – 1954 States
Little Roger & The Goosebumps – Gilligan’s Island (Stairway) – 1978 Splash
Chet Atkins – Frog Kissin’ – 1975 RCA
Jimmy Hughes – I Like Everything About You – 1968 Volt
Alan Jackson – The Talkin’ Song Repair Blues – 2004 Arista
Alan Jackson – USA Today – 2004 Arista


WEDNESDAY JUNE 21, 2023 3:31 AM CT  It’s the longest day of the year (or maybe it just feels
like it).  End it by spending the night with me, starting at 10 CT.  Last night, as usual, it was AOR (all
over the road) as the bumpers will attest:

Rev-Lons – Boy Trouble – 1962 Garpax
Pointer Sisters – I’m So Excited – 1982 Planet
Brook Benton – Rainy Night In Georgia – 1969 Cotillion
Lee Andrews & The Hearts – The Bells of St. Mary – 1954 Rainbow
Reveres – Beyond The Sea – 1963 Jubilee
Bobby Darin – Beyond The Sea – 1960 Atco
Mills Brothers – The Glow Worm – 1952 Decca
Tune Weavers – Happy Happy Birthday Baby – 1957 Checker
Vogues – You’re The One – 1965 Co & Ce
Regents – Barbara Ann – 1961 Gee
James Brown & Lyn Collins – What My Baby Needs Now – 1972 Polydor


TUESDAY JUNE 20, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10 CT. Please call. Last night’s
Monday Night Trivia proved I have nary a clue about what you know.  Last week, you slaughtered
me, correctly answering several of the trivia questions I threw out.  This week we had a straggler
from the waning hours of last week’s show—and no one got it:

Consumers will do most anything to get a product they really, really want, but the longest distance
ever traveled to buy one of these was almost 4,000 miles. One of what? (Category is all that’s
needed.)  A book.   [It was a copy of Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix that a 16 year old
went from Chicago to London by plane for the sole purpose of buying a copy.  No word on where
his parents fit into this saga.]

The broad basis of this week’s Bumper Stumpers theme was they were all obscure American soul
records that exploded on the Northern Soul scene in Great Britain. j(Thanks to researcher
extraordinare Carol Ford for the great 'should have been obvious to me but wasn't' idea.)  Each
was heard weekly at the overnighters in places like Wigan’s Casino.  The more narrow focus was
we played 11 of the Top 25 Northern Soul songs of all time (according to Kev Roberts, the
DJ/promoter/producer who is synonymous with Northern Soul and wrote the book—Northern Soul
Top 500—to prove it. Here’s what you heard.

Frank Wilson – Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) – 1965 Soul
Dobie Gray – Out On The Floor – 1965 Charger
Yvonne Baker – You Didn’t Say A Word – 1966 Parkway
Jimmy Radcliffe – Long After Tonight Is Over – 1964 Musicor
The Epitome Of Sound – You Don’t Love Me – 1967 Sandbag 
Garnet Mimms – Looking For You – 1966 United Artists
Frank Beverly & The Butlers – If That’s What You Wanted – 1967 Sassy
Chuck Wood – Seven Days Too Long – 1967 Roulette 
Salvadors – Stick By Me Baby – 1967 Wise World
Tomangoe’s – I Really Love You – 1968 Washpan
Judy Street – What  - 1968 Strider 


FRIDAY JUNE 16, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next full show Monday Night Trivia next week. Tonight it’s a
replay of last Monday’s trivia show, so don’t call, but do call this coming Monday night at 10 CT.  We
talked about the usual subjects and had fun with Johnny Goyen and listener Gary.  Well fun for me,
anyway. I hope you enjoyed it.  We played a lot of Scotty requests and maybe some of yours too:

The Cadillacs – My Girl Friend – 1957 Josie
Alan Jackson – I Still Like Balogna – 2009 Arista
Chantels – He’s Gone – 1957 End
Judy Clay & William Bell – Private Number – 1968 Stax
Staples Singers – I’ll Take You There – 1972 Stax
Neil Sedaka – Alice In Wonderland – 1963 RCA (and Spanish version)
Ron Holden – Can You Talk – 1974 NOW
Brenton Wood – Catch You On The Rebound – 1967 Double Shot
Joe Hinton – You Know It Ain’t Right – 1963 Back Beat
Jewel & The Rubies – Kidnapper – 1963 La Louisianne/ABC Paramount


THURSDAY JUNE 15, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10. Pleaese join me (and
call!)  We continued on scams last night and the inexplicable logic from the USPS, then got into
digital broadcasting, Jane’s trip to Alaska, and great Memphis oldies with Johnny Goyen. Here’s
what we played:

Percy Mayfield – Please Send Me Someone To Love – 1950 Specialty
Pilot – Get Up and Go – 1977 Arista
Impressions – Gypsy Woman – 1963 ABC
Jackie Shane – Comin Down – 1963 Sue
Manhattans – I Call It Love – 1967 Carnival
James Carr – Pouring Water On A Drowning Man – 1966 Goldwax
Ovations – I Believe I’ll Go Back Home – 1958 Goldwax
Spiders – Sukey Sukey Sukey – 1955 Imperial


WEDNESDAY JUNE 14, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10. I hope you’ll join me,
better yet, I hope you’ll call.  We had fun after the Stanley Cup Playoffs, though the victims of the
scams I mentioned didn’t. Among the current front runners:  USPS Change of Address scams—
where someone changes your address to theirs to get your mail, specifically checks mailed to you. 
(There are so many things the post office should and could do, but to date, you’re on your own.) Or
the joys of AI, where now the grandparent scam (receiving a text or email allegedly from a child or
grandchild in trouble asking you to wire money) is on steroids.  Since most kids are on social media,
it’s only to easy for AI to clone their voices, with scammers calling you impersonating them. (Don’t
think that caller ID will let you know if it’s real—that’s even easier to spoof.)  Bottom line, if you get
contacted in that way, do not reply.  Reach out to your supposed relative in trouble yourself, using
numbers you have.  And that’s just the tip of the illicit iceberg.   On to happier things, I played
several of your requests: 

Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk – 2015 Columbia
Frank Sinatra – Love’s Been Good To Me – 1969 Reprise
Wilson Picket – Ninety Nine and a Half Just Won’t Do – 1966 Atlantic
Yardbirds – New York City Blues – 1966 Epic (flip of Shapes of Things)
Big Jeff Bess – Step It Up and Go – 1951 Dot


TUESDAY JUNE 13, 2023  3:31 AM CT..  Tonight’s show should start around 10:30, just after the
Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Do call!  You slaughtered me in last night’s Monday Night Trivia, getting
almost every question I threw out:

If you’re male, you’re twice as likely as females to have this trait. What trait?  Left Handedness.  [Ft.
Worth Star Telegram 8/13/02]

70% of Americans 18 to 24 can’t find this on a map. What?  England.  [Washington Post 5/22/03.] 
Half couldn’t find New York state on a US map either.

Most Americans can not identify this. What?  Their rep in congress. [San Diego Union Tribune
11/3/02 reported that  53% don’t know who their US Representative is.]

I didn’t use it, but I did share it:  2 out of 3 Americans can name all 3 rice Krispies characters, but 6
out of 10 Americans can’t name one of these, and even less than that know how many there are. 
One of what?  Judges on the Supreme Court.  --There are 9.  [Chicago Sun Times 4/26/02]

What American faced over 1500 different lawsuits as a defendant? Michael Jackson. [His lawyer
confirmed the figure and added that Michael didn’t like lawsuits, but was forced into them. ‘No one
wants to be reasonable.  Everybody wants to be crazy.  Michael tired of it.’]

Before the coming of the current century, buying this was outlawed in Singapore.  The ban wasn’t
lifted for 12 years, and when it was, it was under very limited circumstances and people who buy it
have to provide their name and ID number.  Buy what? Gum. The ban came because of
Singapore’s concern for litter. The carve out exception, for medicinal uses sold at drugstores only,
came from US pressure.  [Edmonton Journal 5/26/04]

You got the bumper stumper theme: Hit artists writing hit songs for other artists (Thank you Carol
Ford for the suggestion!) but you didn’t get too many of the versions I played:

*Johnny Duncan – Hello Mary Lou   (written by Gene Pitney, hit by Ricky Nelson)
*Major Lance – That’s What Mama Say  (written by Curtis Mayfield, hit for Walter Jackson)
Jayos – Earth Angel (written by Jesse Belvin, hit by The Penguins)
*Rhythm Steppers – Lover Please (written by Billy Swan, hit by Clyde McPhatter)
*Tony Joe White – Rainy Night in Georgia (written by Tony, hit by Brook Benton)
*Johnny Darrell – with Pen in Hand (written by Bobby Goldsboro, hit Billy Vera)
*Sheiks – So Fine (written by Johnny Otis, hit The Fiestas)
Jackie Shane – Any Other Way (written by William Bell–hit by Chuck Jackson)
Mel Torme – Red Rubber Ball (written by Paul Simon, hit by The Cyrkle)
Delroy Wilson – It’s A Shame (written by Stevie Wonder, hit by The Spinners)

*denotes first recording of the song


FRIDAY JUNE 9, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  We’re live again Monday with Monday Night Trivia at 10 CT. 
Strut your stuff with all that the useless knowledge, which will do you no good anywhere else. Mark
your calendar and call!  Last night after the game, we discussed the mystery of a woman who saw a
current video of her husband who died right before her eyes a decade ago, a wife in Florida
accused of murdering her husband who continues to maintain that a 7 year old confessed to the
killing, how AI libeled a talk show host (who was made out to be an embezzler even though he
never worked for the entity he supposedly defrauded), and lots about radio.   As for Bumpers:

Eddie Holman – I Love You – 1969 ABC 
Junior – Mama Used to Stay – 1982 Mercury 
Joe Stampley – Put Your Clothes Back On – 1979 Epic
Impressions – It’s All Right – 1963 ABC Paramount
Fascinations – Girls Are Out To Get You – 1967 Mayfield
Richard Popcorn Wylie – They Say – 1961 Unreleased Motown Acetate
Miracles – If Your Mother Only Knew – 1962 Tamla


THURSDAY JUNE 8, 2023 3:31 AM CT..  Expect about a half hour delay tonight for showtime. We’ll
follow the Stanley Cup Playoffs so figure around 10:30, when I hope you’ll call!  We can talk about
anything you’d like, but as usual, I’ll have a couple starter thoughts too.

We talked about a number of things last night, though the highlight for me was Johnny Goyen’s call
discussing Donnie Elbert, one of my faves.  We played clips of several of his songs, and used three
as bumpers too:

Dean Martin – Mambo Italiano – 1955 Capitol
Jackie Wilson – My Heart Is Calling – 1966 Brunswick [LP Cut: Whispers]
Cadillacs – My Girlfriend – 1957 Josie
Astrud – Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved) – 1965 Verve [LP Cut: The Astrud Gilberto Album]
Ray Stevens – Jeremiah Peabody’s Poly Unsaturated Quick Dissolving etc.. – 1961 Mercury
Rosemary Clooney – Hey There – 1954 Columbia
Donnie Elbert – A Little Piece Of Leather – 1965 Gateway
Donnie Elbert – I Got To Get Myself Together – 1970 Rare Bullett
Donnie Elbert – Baby Cakes – 1962 Parkway


WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10, please call!  Last night
we talked about radio hosts endorsing questionable products, Beatles concert fiascos, Don
Kirshner, and whatever else was on your mind. We also mourned the passing of Astrud Gilberto
and Cynthia Weil and played some related bumpers:

Astrud Gilberto & Antonio Carlos Jobim – Agua de Beber – 1965 Verve
Basia – Astrud – 1987 Portrait [LP Cut: Time And Tide]
Astrud Gilberto & Antonio Carlos Jobim – Corcovado – 1968 Verve  [LP cut: Getz/Gilberto]
Eydie Gorme – Blame It On The Bossa Nova – 1963 Columbia
Tony Orlando – Bless You – 1961 Epic
Arthur Alexander – Wher Have You Been – 1962 Dot
Shelley Fabares – Johnny Loves Me – 1962 Colpix
Dee Dee Sharp – I Really Love You – 1965 Cameo
Ambassadors – I Really Love You – 1969 Arctic
Dee Dee Sharp – (That’s What) My Mama Said – 1965 Cameo


TUESDAY JUNE 6, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight at 10.  I hope you’ll call. Last night we got
off to a slightly late start, but Monday Night Trivia was full speed ahead. You got the straggler, and
at the end of the show, the follow up question:

40,000 Russians die of this annually, while in the US, a country with double the population of
Russa, only 300 people die of it annually. Die of what? Alcohol poisoning.

Florida has more of them than any other state.  Ohio and Michigan follow close behind according to
the Detroit News.  Four states don’t have any at all.  What are they?  Billboards.  (Alaska, Hawaii,
Maine & Vermont outlawed them.)

And you came up with the theme on our Bumper Stumpers. All the artists we played had better
known siblings (and big thanks to Carol Ford for coming up with the idea):

Patrice Holloway – Do The Del Viking – 1963 Taste (Brenda)
Billy Butler & The Chanters – Hung Up On You – 1973 Pride (Jerry)
Dee Dee Warwick – She Didn’t Know, She Kept On Talking – 1970 Atco (Dionne)
Jimmy Ruffin – Since I’ve Lost You – 1964 Soul (David)
Erma Franklin – I Get The Sweetest Feeling – 1970 Brunswick (Aretha)
Art Neville – All These Things – 1962 Instant (Aaron)
Lewis Lymon – Tell Me Love – 1957 End (Frankie)
Stella Parton – It's Not Funny Anymore – 1975 Soul Country (Dolly)


FRIDAY JUNE 2, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. Next live show is Monday Night Trivia on the 5th but we’ll be
a few minutes delayed thanks to the Stanley Cup finals. Figure on around 10:30, and plan to call. 
Tonight it’s a replay of last Monday Night so sit back and enjou the show, but don’t call--  if you
didn’t catch the straggler, youll hear it on this replay and we’ll tackle on Monday, when I hope you
do call. We talked about a wide variety of nothing last night and had a good time doing it.  We
played some of your requests and a few of my faves that tied in with this date in history (or close to
it):

5 Satins – I’ll be Seeing You – 1960 Ember
Marvelettes – Too Many Fish In The Sea –  1964 Tamla
Johnny Mercer – Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive – 1945 Decca
Lenny Welch – I Need Someone – 1959 Cadence
Pat Boone – A Wonderful Time Up There – 1958 Dot
Lenny Welch – Since I Fell For You – 1963 Cadence
Sparks of Rhythm – Handy Man – 1958 Apollo
Four Seasons – Candy Girl – 1963 VeeJay


THURSDAY JUNE 1, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Live show tonight at 10. Please call. More from the “What
were they thinking?!” file last night, as we continued to talk about corporate stupidity. Target
Corporation in particular and their Pride Month clothing line that wasn’t met favorably by many of
their shoppers.  Then we got into celebrity endorsement of ingestibles, with some hilarious
examples from home shopping host extraordinaire, Steve Bryant.  And we took your calls and
played your requests:

5 Royales – Think – 1957 King
L.T.D. – Concentrate On You -  1978 A&M  (LP Cut: Togetherness)
Nelson Riddle – Route 66 Theme – 1962 Capitol
Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come – 1965 RCA
Whispers – Follow Your Heart – 1965 Carnival
Ed Ames – My Cup Runneth Over – 1967 RCA
James Brown – Please, Please, Please – 1956 Federal
Sammy Turner – Lavender Blue – 1959 Big Top
Lari White – Just Thinking – 1993 RCA (LP Cut: Lead Me Not)
Jessie Hill – The Pot’s On A Strike – 1962 Minute
Jimmie Rodgers – The World I Used To Know – 1964 Dot


MAY 2023

WEDNESDAY MAY 31, 2023  3:31 AM CT... Live show tonight at 10. I hope you’ll call.  Last night
we had fun talking about marketing disasters, particularly how the heck Anheuser-Busch could have
allowed the Bud-Light campaign to air.  Marketing 101:  Do not alienate your entire core customer
base—for any reason whatsoever.  The real question is not how this uber-educated ding bat came
up with the idea, it’s how was it ever approved?  (If you weren’t listening, I’m sure you’ll have no
trouble reading up on this—and trust me, we were not weighing in on any political, social or woke
aspects—just plain ole marketing.)  I used to say that the most important thing was to get the
listener/viewer to remember the product name. Well in this case, Anheuser-Busch better hope you
forget it. But you won’t. 

We also noted the passing of Redd Holt (as in Young Holt Unlimited).  91 years old, died last week. 
(Eldee Holt died in 2007.)   And of course talked about whatever was on your mind, which well do
again tonight.  Bumpers?

Young Holt Unlimited – Baby Your Light Is Out – 1968 Brunswick (LP Cut: Soulful Strut)
Young Holt Unlimited – Wack Wack – 1966 Brunswick
Young Holt Unlimited – Who’s Making Love – 1969 Brunswick
Gene Chandler – You’re A Lady – 1971 Mercury
Whispers – I Was Born When You Kissed Me – 1966 Dore
Whispers – As I Sit Here – 1965 Dore
Whispers – Needle In A Haystack – 19 Soul Clock
George Maharis – Don’t Fence Me In – 1963 Epic
Whispers – The Dip – 1965 Dore
Marvelettes – Forever – 1963 Tamla


TUESDAY MAY 30, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Live show tonight at 10.  Please join me and call.  I can
use all the help I can get.  Last night’s Bumper Stumpers are listed in the orer in which they were
played (with the exception of Dee Dee Warwick which I managed to play twice--  I also played two
Linda Jones records—when I was planning to play one by her and another by Ruby Andrews). 
Now that it’s clear as mud, would you like to guess on our theme?  I didn’t think so.  Carol Ford,
who provides the world’s best show prep suggested it:  2023 Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame
inductees.   I was confused, I thought it was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and I flat out couldn't
believe how great that list was, considering their usual choices.

Pat Boone turns 89 this week.  Isn’t it about time he be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?  I’m not
saying I liked any of his R&B covers—quite the opposite, but if it wasn’t for them, millions of
mainstream teens would have never heard these songs. Often the writers were the original R&B
performers, and on top of that Pat was on Dot—Randy Wood’s label--  of Randy’s Record Shop in
Gallatin, Tennessee, who sponsored all the great R&B late at night on WLAC. Hopefully they’ll stop
re-writing history while Pat is still alive to read the real deal.

It took a few hours, but you got the straggler last night on Monday Night Trivia

In 2003, Procter & Gamble was the biggest US advertiser, spending $2.6 billion.  General Motors
was close behind spending $2.5 billion.  Who was third?  Time Warner (spending $1.9 billion
according to Adweek. Advertising Age had GM on top at $3.43 billion, P&G next at $3.32. Time
Warner came in a distant third).  It was a tumultuous year for Time Warner. They had been branded
as AOL since 2001 when the AOL purchase took place. But in October 2003, the name was
dropped from the company's official branding and its NYSE ticker became TWX (it had been AOL). 
In addition to AOL, Time Warner in 2003 owned Warner Brothers studios, Time, Inc. publishing,
Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting, and CNN/Money.

I threw out another question in the latter part of the show—that becomes next week’s straggler.

As I expected, about an hour after the show I screamed out Richard Egan!   He’s the guy Rod
Serling wanted as announcer for the Twilight Zone, and when that was impossible due to
contractual issues, Serling disgustedly said, ‘if I can’t have Egan, I’ll do it myself’.  And he did.  Now
about those Bumper Stumpers:

Dusty Springfield – Every Day I Have To Cry – 1964 Phillips
Manhattans – If My Lonely Heart Could Speak – 1970 Deluxe
Dee Dee Warwick – We’re Doing Fine – 1965 Blue Rock
Linda Jones - That’s When I’ll Stop Lovin’ You – 1970 Neptune
Clyde McPhatter – Let’s Try Again – 1959 MGM
Brook Benton – Going Going Gone – 1963 Mercury
Sam & Dave – Born Again –  1969 Atlantic
The Masters featuring John Oates – I Need Your Love – 1966 Crimson
Thelma Houston – I Want To Go Back There Again – 1971 MoWest
Linda Jones – For Your Precious Love – 1972 Turbo


FRIDAY MAY 26, 2023 3:31 AM CT  Next live show?  Monday Night Trivia on Memorial Day!  Join
me. Last night we talked with Steve Propes, whose latest book is “Those Old School Records”.  It’s
a great conversation starter and fine coffee table book. Flip through the pages.  Each one will grab
your attention.  Bumpers?

Joe Houston – All Night Long – 1954 Money
Richard Berry – Have Love Will Travel – 1960 Crest
Robins – Framed – 1954 Spark
Charles Wright & The 103rd St. Rhythm Band – Love Land – 1970 WB
Tierra – Gonna Find Her – 1979 Boardwalk
Superbs – Baby Baby All The Time – 1964 Dore
Brenton Wood – Oogum Boogum Song –  1967 Double Shot
Mar-Keys – Last Night – 1961 Satellite
Nat King Cole – Mr. Cole Won’t Rock and Roll – 2002 CD Bonus Cut: Live At The Sands
Donald Fagan – Walk Between Raindrops – 1982 WB (LP Cut: Nightfly)


THURSDAY MAY 25, 2023 3:31 AM CT..  Tonight at 10 we’ll talk with Steve Propes. If you’re a fan
of R&B, East LA classics or early rock and roll, you won’t want to miss this. We’ll talk about his
latest book (Those Old School Records), tell tales out of school and take your calls!  Last night as
usual was AOR –all over the road.  I never found time to go over the tabloids (What the late Queen
said about Meghan, oh my) As for bumpers, that was equally off the rez:

Gino Paoli – Senza Fine (Phoenix Love Them with lyrics) – 1961 Ricordi (LP Cut: Gino Paoli)
Gino Paoli – La Gatta – 1960 Ricordi
Wild Cherry – 1-2-3 Kind Of Love – 1978 Epic
Ike & Tina Turner – A Fool In Love – 1960 Sue
Capitols – Cool Jerk – 1966 Karen
Shorty Long – Devil With The Blue Dress – 1964 Soul
Isley Brothers – Who’s That Lady – 1964 UA
Bob Seger – Nutbush City Limits (a few seconds of it) – 1976 Capitol
Tina Turner – Nutbush City Limits (long version open) – 1973 UA
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – You Are My Love – 1979 Atlantic


WEDNESDAY MAY 24, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. Live show tonight at 10.  I hope you’ll join me. We were
all over the road last night—radio (Transit Radio, the FM bus fiasco), records (yes The Phoenix
Love Theme had lyrics, and a name: Senza Fine— we’ll play it tonight), horses (trotters, pacers,
tracks), bucket lists (golf) and more.  We played some of your requests and mentioned musical
milestones too:

Beginning of the End – Funky Nassau – 1971 Alston
Jackie Wilson – I’ll Be Satisfied – 1959 Brunswick
Intruders – (Win Place of Show) She’s A Winner – 1972 Gamble
Cher – I Saw A Man And He Danced With His Wife – 1974 MCA (LP Cut: Dark Lady)
Mr. Acker Bilk – Stranger On The Shore – 1962 Atco
Alan Jackson – That’d Be Alright – 2002 Arista Nashville
John Fogerty – Vanz Kant Danz – 1985  WB
Chad & Jeremy – Willow Weep For Me – 1964 World Artists
Brass Ring – Phoenix Love Theme – 1966 Dunhill


TUESDAY MAY 23, 2023 3:31 AM CT..  Live tonight at 10.  Please call!   Advance Warning: This
Thursday, Steve Propes joins me in the 10 PM hour.  He’s recently published “Those Old School
Records”, and like all of his books, it’s a fount of information and a load of fun.  (We used to have
convenient links for Amazon orders, but Amazon in its infinite lack of wisdom ordered us to stop,
mistaking our listeners for ineligible friends and family to stop me from getting a paltry percent of
purchases. I kid you not.  So look for it online, and make Amazon your last choice.)

Last night’s Monday Night Trivia was enjoyable as ever, and eventually our straggler was
guessed--  well not completely but close enough that I gave it up:  The odds are that a company’s
stock will go up 70% if they do this. Do what?  Put their name on a stadium. (In a study of 49
stadiums in 2003, the average rise in stock price after a stadium is named after a company is 70%
according to AP.)  We’re working on another question right now, and if you were listening, you know
what it is. If not, the show replays on WGN on Fridays and is available for download here anytime
(or if you’re listening before Tuesday’s show, you can hear it on the stream).  Bumper Stumpers
were all requests Scotty has made in the past, most of which, surprisingly, you didn’t get:

Barrett Strong – Oh I Apologize – 1960 Anna (flip of Money)
Arthur Prysock – When Love Is New – 1976 Old Town
Cadillacs – The Girl I Love – 1956 Josie
The Channels – My Love Will Never Die – 1959 Fury
Chi-Lites – A Letter to Myself – 1972 Brunswick
Dream Kings – MTYLTT (More Than Yesterday Less Than Tomorrow) – 1957 Checker
Drifters – Steamboat – 1955 Atlantic (flip of Adorable)
Flamingos – Dream of a Lifetime – 1959 Checker
Gene Chandler – What Now – 1964 Constellation
Isley Brothers – For The Love Of You – 1975 T-Neck
Harptones – My Memories Of You – 1956 Tip Top


FRIDAY MAY 19, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next live show is Monday Night Trivia starting at 10 on
Monday night (obviously) next week.   I’ll be ready for you and looking forward to your call. (On the
other hand, please don’t call tonight—it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia from the beginning of the
week.)  Sad day for news yesterday— Gerald Sims died.  The legendary Chess records studio
guitar player was much more than the hits on which he played.  He did some tasty soul stuff on his
own too. And we played some of it last night.  We also got an update from Pilot Denns who heard
from a friend of Scotty’s.  Both Dennis and Scotty’s friend Cameron joined us.  Ron Flatter did too.
He filled in the blanks on the mystery Lia raised about 8 racehorses dying in Kentucky just prior to
the derby.  Check out his Ron Flatter Racing Pod.   Also sad to know that my favorite billionaire
died yesterday: Sam Zell.  I didn’t know Sam personally, though I felt like I did as we had mutual
friends.  What I loved was his take on the world and his unbridled passion for success. He was
known as the Grave Dancer for the failed companies he scarfed up and turned around— but not at
the expense of others. To the contrary, he enriched a lot of folks along the way.  And it didn’t hurt
that he had a great personality and was a diehard libertarian too.  RIP Sam, Scotty & Gerald.

Gerald Sims – Cool Breeze – 1962 Tip Top
Fontella Bass – Rescue Me – 1965 Checker
Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – 1967 Brunswick
Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto – 1966 Cadet
Gerald Sims – Little Echo – 1964 Okeh
Radiants – Voice Your Choice – 1964 Chess
Gene Chandler – I Fooled You This Time – 1966 Checker
Benny Spellman – Lipstick Traces – 1962 Minit
Judy Garland & Johnny Mercer – Friendship – 1940 Decca
Lanier & Co. – Please Don’t Go – 1983 LARC (LP Cut: Lanier & Co.)


THURSDAY MAY 18, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Live show tonight at 10. Three hours for you to call and
tell me what’s on your mind.  Maybe you know how to get rid of ear worms?  Elizabeth has an Ink
Spots song she keeps hearing over and over in her head.  We’ll talk about that again tonight,
among numerous items of utterly no significance. Last night’s bumpers were almost all by your
request:

Five Keys – Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind – 1956 Capitol
War – Low Rider – 1975 UA
Gap Band – You Dropped A Bomb On Me – 1982 Total Experience/Polygram
Arthur Alexander – Anna (Go To Him) – 1962 Dot (Floyd Cramer on piano)
Arthur Alexander – Soldier of Love – 1962 Dot (Buzz Cason write)
Five Royales – Right Around The Corner – 1956 King
Gene Chandler – Rainbow – 1962 VeeJay  (Flip of You Threw A Lucky Punch)
Ike & Tina Turner – A Fool For A Fool – 1964 Warner Brothers
Grupo Pegasso – Anna – 1984 Remo  (LP cut: Vol. IV – Hola Como Estas – Amor Vendido)


WEDNESDAY MAY 17, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Live show tonight at 10. I hope you’ll join me and call. 
Good to talk with many of you last night. Not surprisingly, remembering Scotty was the theme.  It
probably will be for a while.  My fondest hope is he’s hearing every word and basking in our
appreciation of his being a wonderful part of the show.  Bumpers? Mostly played your requests last
night:

Lenny Welch – Since I Don’t Have You – 1973 Mainstream
Skyliners – Since I Don’t Have You – 1959 Calico
Don McLean – Since I Don’t Have You – 1981 Millenium
Barbara Lewis – Baby I’m Yours – 1965 Atlantic
Little Anthony & The Imperials – Tears On My Pillow – 1958 End
Big Joe Turner – Hide and Seek – 1955 Atlantic
Bunker Hill – Hide & Go Seek – 1965 Mala
Fred Towles & The Jacksonians – Hook It To The Mule - 1968  Way Out
G.C. Cameron – It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday – 1975 Motown


TUESDAY MAY 16, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  We’re live tonight at 10, and you can bet we’ll be playing
more Doo Wop (and some of your requests too).  We promised Scotty we’d keep Doo Wop alive
and we will not let him down, wherever he is.  If you weren’t listening last night, Scotty left the planet
on February 9th.  George Scott was his full name and he was nothing short of spectacular as a
caller and a supporter of all things obscure R&B. I wasn’t alone in looking forward to his calls, and
was worried when he abruptly stopped early this year.  Listener Dennis, our pilot friend from
Colorado volunteered to get to the bottom of Scotty’s disappearance, and he did over the past three
days. Details are not known, but all we need to know is Scotty is no longer with us.  He was well
loved, not only by all of us in our WGN nighttime radio community, but by his neighbors in East
Chicago, Indiana as well.  Dennis talked to a lot of people and nobody had an unkind word when it
came to Scotty.  Crushingly, no one seemed to know him well, or have any further details on his
passing. 

Needless to say, the Bumper Stumpers theme was songs Scotty loved.  I could have played many
more, but here’s what I chose:

Spaniels – Don’cha Go – 1955 VeeJay (flip of Do-Wah)
Dells – Why Do You Have To Go – 1957 VeeJay
El Dorados – Looking From The Outside – 1971 Paula
Jay McShann & Priscilla Bowman – Hands Off – 1957 VeeJay
Flamingos – Music Maestro Please – 1959 End (LP Cut: Flamingo Serenade)
Walter Jackson – What Would You Do – 1964 Okeh
Moonglows – When I’m With You – 1956 Chess
Kool Gents – This Is The Night – 1956 Vee Jay
Sheppards – Tragic – 1961 Apex
Gene Chandler – Bless Our Love – 1964 Constellation
Danderliers – May God Be With You – 1956 States

I threw out a trivia question,  since it was Monday Night Trivia, afterall, but the right answer is still
forthcoming, so it becomes our straggler for next Monday night.  Tonight, as usual, anything goes
(as long as it’s inconsequential, since we’ll leave it to others to track the pressing questions of the
day—we’ll just have a good time). I hope you’ll call!


FRIDAY MAY 12, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Next live show is Monday Night Trivia at 10 CT. I'll be ready
for you. Plan to call!  Tonight, it’s a replay of this past Monday’s trivia.  Slow in the first hour last
night, then wall to wall calls. Thank you.  We finally figured out that Stacy was trying to remember
the Fire Station, a teen venue in Chicago that was heard on WFYR 103.5 on Friday and Saturday
nights.  And we determined societal politeness has plummeted as evidenced by all the people
behaving badly at various Disney Parks. Here’s what we played:

Dovells – Your Last Chance – 1962 Parkway
Dells – Now I Pray – 1956 VeeJay (unreleased, later on Skylark)
Billy Swan – I’m Her Fool – 1975 Monument
Platters – Voo Vee Ah Bee – 1953 Federal
Charts – All Because Of Love – 1958 Everlast
James & Bobby Purify – Help Yourself (To All Of My Lovin’) – 1968 Bell
Velvelettes – Needle In A Haystack – 1964 VIP
Stan Cayer – Why Did I Cry – 1963 SGM
Manhattens – Why Should I Cry – 1961 Big Mack


THURSDAY MAY 11, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Live show tonight at 10. Please call!  Apologies for not
getting the Tuesday replay up until a few hours ago.  It’s there now, along with my conversation with
Del Staecker and tonight’s show.  As for last night, as usual your calls ruled, requests too. Here’s
what we played:

Duprees – Have You Heard – 1963 Coed
Arthur Alexander- Anna – 1962 Dot
Larry Williams – Short Fat Fannie – 1957 Specialty
Bobby Brooks Wilson – Lonely Teardrops (Live 2012)
Joe Turner – Shake Rattle & Roll – 1954 Atlantic
Tommy Roe – Your Love Will See Me Through – 1977 Monument
Danny & The Juniors – Do The Continental Walk – 1961 Swan
Sonny Curtis – I Pledge My Love To You – 1964 Liberty
Dramatics – Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get – 1971 Volt
Manhattans – Call Somebody Please – 1969 Carnival


WEDNESDAY MAY 10, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10. Please call.  Great talking with
Del Staecker in the first hour last night. Tard really is a great read, and I hope you’ll pick up a copy.
We’ll work on getting it on an audio format.... Looking for an aggregator with tons of radio streams?
Nick in Baltimore suggests radio-browser.info.  Check it out.  Bumpers were mostly your requests
(God knows I wouldn’t have played many of them on my own.)

Jay & The Americans – This Magic Moment – 1969
Coasters – Charlie Brown – 195 Atlantic
Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan – Humphrey The Camel – 196
Willie Tee – Thank You John – 1965 Atlantic
O’Jays – Back Stabbers – 197
Sam & Dave – Sooth Me – 196 Stax
Rick Nelson – That’s All She Wrote – 1963 Decca
Jimmy Phelps – Almost – 1968 Karen



TUESDAY MAY 9, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Tonight at 10 CT, we’ll talk with Del Staecker, who has
written what is the best thing I’ve read in a very long time: Tard. (Search for it wherever books are
sold.)   We’ll tell you all about it and about Del tonight at 10.

Monday Night Trivia contained a real stumper last night. It was only in the shows waning minutes
that Nancy, a first time caller from Salem, WI got it:  These two words, which first appeared in a
dictionary together in 1912, appear in countless commercials as the item enticing customers today.
What two words?  Happy Hour. (American Dictionary of Food and Drink that notes that being drunk
was referred to as being “happy”.)

I expected more results from the Bumper Stumpers, but lines were full and maybe you couldn’t get
in. The theme was all of these songs were big Carolina Beach Music records. Here’s what we
played:

Willie Tee – Teasin’ You – 1965 Atlantic
5 Royales – Think – 1957 King
Lenny O’Henry – Across The Street – 1964 Atco
Swinging Medallions – Hey, Hey, Baby – 1968 Capitol
Mob – I Dig Everything About You- 1971 Colossus
Clovers – One Mint Julep – 1952 Atlantic
Prophets – I Got The Fever – 1968 Smash
Arthur Alexander – A Shot of Rhythm & Blues – 1962 Dot
Lavern Baker & Jimmy Ricks – You’re The Boss – 1961 Atlantic
O’Kaysions – Little Miss Flirt – ABC Paramount – 1968 ABC (LP cut: Girl Watcher)
Tymes – Ms Grace – 1974 RCA


FRIDAY CINCO DE MAYO 2023 3:31 AM CT....  Enjoy a replay of Monday Night Trivia tonight, and
make plans to call on Monday for the next live edition at 10 CT.  The usual topics were on tap last
night.  And we met a few new callers—Dave the trucker, in Aurora; and Kristin In Kansas.  Bumpers:

Tides - Chicken Spaceman – 1961 Dore
Shalamar – This Is For The Lover In You – 1981 Solar
War – Cinco de Mayo – 1981 LAX
Hootie & The Blowfish – Hold My Hand – 1994 Atlantic
Mel Tillis – Coca Cola Cowboy – 1979 MCA
Thee Midniters – That’s All – 1965 Chattahoochie
Angels – Cry Baby Cry – 1962 Caprice
Antonio Carlos Jobim – Triste – 1967 A&M (LP: Wave)
Irma Thomas – Whenever (Look Up) – 1963 Bandy
Tornados – Telstar – 1963 Decca


THURSDAY MAY 4, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Record labels, music venues, lots of old radio and more
last night.  Whatever’s on your mind tonight starting at 10 CT. Please call.  Last night’s bumpers:

Elvis Presley – Bossa Nova Baby – 1963 RCA
Spaniels – Baby, It’s You – 1953 Chance/VeeJay
Four Seasons – Soon – 1963 VeeJay
Wade Flemons – That Other Place – 1963 VeeJay
Bettye Lavette – Let Me Down Easy – 1965 Calla
Detroit Emeralds – You Want It, You Got It – 1971 Westbound
James Brown & Lyn Collins – What My Baby Needs Now – 1972 Polydor
Ronnie Dio & The Prophets – Blue Days Blue Nights – 1963
Steve & Eydie – Can’t Stop Talkin’ About You – 1963 Columbia
Charlie Rich – Since I Fell For You – 1975 Epic
Carole King – Only Love Is Real – 1976 Ode


WEDNESDAY MAY 3, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10 CT.  Please call!  As
usual we were all over the road last night, from strange things showing up in strangers’ mail boxes,
to naps that can kill you.  As long as it’s unimportant (and hopefully fun) we’ll talk about it (had to
explain that to one caller that wanted to discuss serious stuff that matters--  tons of shows for
that—this is your respite from it). Bumpers were by request. OK, I would have played the
Manhattans and Nat Stuckey on my own, but the rest wouldn’t have crossed my mind:

Five Satins – I’ll Be Seeing You – 1960 Ember
Crests – 15 Candles - 1959 Coed
Crests – Guilty – 1960 Selma
Alan Jackson – Pop A Top – 1999 Arista 
Nat Stuckey – Don’t Pay The Ransom – 1972 RCA
Nick Noble – The Tip Of My Fingers – 1960 Coral
Jody Miller – Home Of The Brave – 1965 Capitol
Bertie Higgins – Key Largo – 1982 Epic
Manhattans – Searchin’ For My Baby – 1965 Carnival
Bobby Caldwell – Rina – 1993 Sin-Drome (LP Cut: Where Is Love)
Alan Jackson – Monday Morning Church – 2004 Arista (LP Cut: What I Do)


TUESDAY MAY 2, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10. If it’s on your mind, it should be on
the radio. Please call.  Last night’s Monday Night Trivia was fun as usual.  No one correctly
guessed on our straggler question, so I revealed it at the end of the night:

Nevada has more of them than any other state.   Alabama has fewer of them than any other state.
More and fewer of what?  Cremations

Our Bumper Stumper theme is courtesy of Steve in New Jersey.  He suggested I play only songs
released on labels that George Goldner lost due to his gambling addiction, and that’s just what I did:

Dubs – Be Sure – 1958 Gone
Ronnnie Jones & The Classmates – Lonely Boy – 1958 End
Shells – Sippin’ Soda – 1958 End
Five Stars – Baby Baby – 1958 End
Crows – I Love You So – 1953 Rama
Valentines – My Story Of Love – 1957 Rama
Wrens – What Makes You Do (The Things That You Do) – 1955 Rama
Bobbettes – I Don’t Like It Like That – 1961 End
Mellow Keyes – Listen Baby – 1956 Gee
Cleftones – Lover Boy – 1958 Gee


APRIL 2023

FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Live Monday Night Trivia at 10. Call!  As for tonight, it’s a
replay of last Monday night’s adventure.   More people behaving badly, slime from the checkout line
and your calls last night.  Bumpers were by Jon’s request:

Tavares – Whodunit – 1977 Capitol
Jewel & The Rubies – Kidnapper – 1963 ABC Paramount
Chants – Dick Tracy – 1961 - Verve
Fabulettes – Mr. Policeman – 1965 Monument
Boogaloo & His  Gallant Crew (Kent Harris) – Cops & Robbers – 1956 Crest
Coasters – Bad Detective – 1964 Atco
Jamo Thomas – I Spy For The FBI – 1966 Thomas
Elgins – Casey Cop – 1961 Crest
Olympics – Private Eye – 1959 Arvee (A side to Baby Hully Gully)
Mike & The Censations – Victim of Circumstance – 1966 Highland


THURSDAY APRIL 27, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Live tonight for 3 hours at 10.  Join me and call! Last
night, more people behaving badly, tabloid trash and bizarre diets, in addition to your requests:

Berna-Dean – He’s Mine – 1962 Imperial
Chantels – Look In My Eyes – 1961 Carlton
Volumes – I Love You – 1961 Columbia
Harry Belafonte – Mama Look At Bubu – 1957 RCA
Mauds – Soul Drippin’ – 1968 Mercury
Art & Dottie Todd – Chanson d’Amour – 1957 Era
Stereos – Echo In My Heart – 1962 Cub
Diamonds – She Say – 1959 Mercury
Harry Belafonte – Jamaica Farewell – 1956 RCA


WEDNESDAY APRIL 26, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight at 10. Call!  We had fun last night
talking about customer service horrors and before I knew it the show was over. Not before I got to
play some of your requests however:

Dean Martin & Nat King Cole – Open Up The Dog House – 1954 Capitol
Terry Fell – I Are A Millionaire – 1968 RCA
Johnnie & Joe – Over The Mountain; Across The See – 1957 Chess
David A Stewart & Candy Dulfer – Lily Was Here – 1989 Arista
Stereos – I Really Love You – 1961 CUB
Dee Dee Sharp – I Really Love You – 1965 Cameo
Rex Garvin – Emulsified – 1963 Okeh
Marvin Gaye – Hitch Hike – 1962 Gordy
Paper Lace – The Night Chicago Died – 1974 Mercury


TUESDAY APRIL 25, 2023  3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight at 10.  Call!   Fun playing Monday
Night Trivia last night. Our straggler question occupied much of the show, but you got it eventually:

This became very popular in the 1960s, then faded into almost obscurity but is now making a
comeback. What is it?  Slot cars. (Just recently in Germany, multiple teams of slot car racers set the
world record for the longest route covered by slot cars. They raced for 60 hours and covered 2,463
miles worth of track.  Carrera-Revell of America is the leading producer of slot car racing sets.  
Thanks to Feliks Reznik of Jill Schmidt PR in Northfield for the idea that led to this question.)

Before the end of the show I threw out another question.  We’ll pick it up there next Monday night.

What all the Bumpers Stumpers had in common is obvious from the list below—they were all “bird”
groups:

Wrens – Beggin’ For Love – 1955 Rama
Robins – Keep Your Mind On Me – 1957 Whippet
Ravens – If You Didn’t Mean It – 1949 National
Orioles – Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me – 1953 Jubilee
Cardinals – Come Back My Love – 1955 Atlantic
Flamingos – Golden Teardrops – 1953 Chance
Swallows – It Ain’t The Meat It’s The Motion – 1951 King Bunky Mack
Penguins – My Troubles Are Not At An End – 1956 Mercury
Crows – Mambo Shevitz – 1954 Tico
Blue Jays – Write Me A Letter – 1956 Blujay

I’m stunned with how bad the quality was on that Blue Jays’ song.  I’m firmly convinced it was
recorded for a quarter in a Voice-o-Graph booth.


FRIDAY APRIL 20, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Next live trivia show Monday at 10 PM Central. (It’s a replay
of Monday Night Trivia tonight at 10—don’t call, but do call Monday.) As usual, we brought up a
wide variety of things, including the inexplicable behavior of an assistant delivery man who
delivered a washer-dryer to a 75 year old customer, along with beating her almost to death and
setting her on fire.  (And I thought I had customer service horror stories.)  I’m trying to track down
the background of this bozo who will be serving life in prison as I can’t begin to imagine the
particulars.  On a happier note, we played some of your requests:

Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary – 1971 Liberty
Alan Jackson – It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere – 2003 Arista
Tito Puente – Oye Como Va – 1962 Tico
Bobby Russell – Mid American Manufacturing Tycoon – 1973 Columbia
Robert Maxwell & The Ray Charles Singers –(Song of the Nairobi Trio) Solfeggio –1953 MGM
Donny Hathaway – A Song For You – 1972 Atco (LP Cut: Donny Hathaway)
Gene Pitney – I’m Gonna Be Strong – 1964 Musicor
Sandy Stewart – My Coloring Book – 1963 Colpix
Jackie Wilson – You Got Me Walking – 1972 Brunswick
Sam Hunt – Over The Rainbow – 1984 Motown
Checkers – Over The Rainbow – 1954 King
Ray Stevens – It’s Me Again, Margaret – 1985 MCA


THURSDAY APRIL 20, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10, and I promise we will go
over the new moon in Aries that happened a few hours ago. I’ll throw in Mars going retrograde
tomorrow.  Apologies for not getting to it last night. As usual, we covered the landscape of whatever
was on your mind—and we played some bumper requests too:

Nino Tempo & April Stevens – I’m Confessin’ – 1964 Atco
Patsy Cline – Why Can’t He Be You – 1962 Decca
Reflections – (Just Like) Romeo & Juliet – 1964 Golden World
Billy Crash Craddock – Just Another Miserable Day – 1989 Atlantic
Israel IZ Kamakawiwo’ole – Somwhere Over The Rainbow
Crash Craddock – Boom Boom Baby – 1959 Columbia
Ruby Johnson – Don’t Start Nothing – 1965 Deb’s
Delfonics – You’ve Brern Untrue – 1967 Cameo


WEDNESDAY APRIL 19, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Assuming the earth doesn’t end (being April 19th and
all), we’ll be live tonight at 10 talking about it, and whatever’s on your mind.  We covered the
landscape last night, including the key to happiness.  It certainly wasn’t at the gas pump--  almost
$5.50 a gallon?  How are people making it?  That one we really couldn’t answer so if you’ve got a
clue, call tonight.  Bumpers were largely requests:

Dr. John – Right Place, Wrong Time – 1973 Atco
Donnie Gerrard – Darlin’ – 1977
Roy Ayers – Hot – 1985 Columbia
Jerry Butler – Are You Happy – 1968 Mercury 
Alan Jackson – Chattahoochee – 1992 Arista
Chords – Sh-Boom – 1954 Cat
Jesse James Singers – Income Tax Evasion – 1964 Bit
Boz Scaggs – Miss Sun – 1980 Columbia
Alan Jackson – Good Time – 2008 Arista


TUESDAY APRIL 18, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight at 10 (and for the remainder of the
spring and summer, as no sports interruptions are planned—so that’s live shows Monday through
Thursday evenings from 10P to 1A Central Time. 

Fun playing Monday Night Trivia last night.  It took awhile but you got the straggler.   We went
back to the month of August, where we previously learned that more break-ins and murders occur
during that month than in others.  Unrelated completely:  Americans are more likely to do this in
August than any other month, though they probably do it every month or more frequently.  Do what?
Eat out at a restaurant (according to the National Restaurant Association, which also reports
Saturday is the most popular day to eat out).

And that leaves the next question I asked which remains a straggler until your guesses next
Monday night.  As for Bumper Stumpers, all of the artists were born this week (though sadly many
are now longer with us). Here’s what we played:

Chris Bartley – Baby I’m Yours – 1969 Buddah
Bloodstone- Something’s Missing – 1975 London
Moonglows – When I’m With You – 1956 Chess
Bobby McClure – Sitting In The Park – February 11th Records
Johnny Tillotson – It Keeps Right On A Hurtin’ – 1962 Cadence
Mel Carter – Band of Gold – 1966 Imperial
Ray Peterson – Sweet Little Kathy – 1961 Dunes
Blue Magic – Look Me Up – 1973 Atco
Glen Campbell – The World I Used To Know – 1967 Capitol (LP Cut: Gentle On My Mind)
Roy Orbison – Breaking Up Is Breaking My Heart – 1966 MGM
Paul Davis – Boogie Woogie Man – 1972 Bang

[In case you were wondering: Chris Bartley would have been 76 Monday.  He was born in Harlem
in 1947 and died in 2009 of kidney failure at 62 in Secaucus. Bloodstone group member Charles
Love, who wrote Something’s Missing, would have turned 78 today (Tuesday). He was born in
1945 in Salinas, and died in 2014 at 68 of pneumonia in Kansas City. Pete Graves of The
Moonglows would have been 93 or 87 today (depending on which birthday you choose—1930 in
Mississippi or 1936 in Ohio).  Either way, he died in 2006 in his 70s.  Bobby McClure would have
turned 81 Friday, born in Chicago, died in Los Angeles at 50 years old from a stroke.   Johnny
Tillotson turns 85 Thursday, born in Jacksonville.   Mel Carter turns 84 Saturday.  Ray Peterson
would have turned 88 Sunday. Born in Denton TX in 1935, died in Smyrna TN at 69 in 2005 from
cancer.  Blue Magic’s Vernon Sawyer turns 71 Saturday.  Glen Campbell would have turned 87
Saturday. Died in 2017 in Nashville, Alzheimer’s.  Roy Orbison would have turned 87 Sunday. Born
in Vernon, TX, died in Hendersonville, TN from a heart attack in 1988.   And Paul Davis would have
turned 75 Friday.  Born and died in Meridian, MS.  Had a heart attack and died the day after his
60th birthday in 2008.]


FRIDAY APRIL 14, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  It’s a replay tonight of Monday Night Trivia, so please don’t
call—but do call on Monday night when we’re live at 10 playing trivia again.  We had a lot of fun last
night, playing airchecks, talking radio and taking your calls. As for bumpers (relating to what we
discussed):

Clyde McPhatter – Rock and Cry – 1957 Atlantic
Clyde McPhatter – Just To Hold My Hand – 1957 Atlantic
Rockin’ Rebels – Wild Weekend – 1960 Marlee
Spinners – Rubberband Man – 1976  Atlantic
Clovers – Devil Or Angel – 1956 Atlantic
Emerson Lake & Palmer – Fanfafe for the Common Man – 1976 Atlantic
Doc Severinsen – Things Ain’t What They Used To Be – 1991 Amherst
Hoyt Curtin – Jonny Quest Theme


THURSDAY APRIL 13, 2023 3:31 AM CT... We’ll be delayed an hour tonight, starting at 11 PM CT. 
(It’s the last Blackhawks interruption of the season.) I hope you’ll call!  Last night we talked about
cover records (what they are and more importantly, what they aren’t), radio, and more— “more”
meaning it’s been a couple hours and I haven’t a clue.  As for what bumpers you heard:

Stephen Sanchez – Until I Found You – 2021 Republic
Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come – 1965 RCA
5 Royales - Right Around The Corner - 1956 King
Don & Dewey – Don’t Ever Leave Me – 1962 Highland
Richard Berry – Have Love Will Travel – 1960 Flip
Flamingos – Mio Amore – 1960 End
Ever-Green Blues – Midnight Confessions – 1967 Mercury
Kenny Rankin – On & On – 1977 Atlantic
Kenny Rankin – Haven’t We Met – 1966 Columbia


WEDNESDAY APRIL 12, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10. Please jon me—and
call!  Last night’s bumpers?

Frank Sinatra – Always – 1947 Columbia
Johnnie & Joe – Over The Mountain – Chess
Rays – Silhouettes – 1957 Cameo
Stylistics – Rockin’ Roll Baby – 1973 Avco
BTO – Lookin’ Out For #1 – 1976 Mercury
Paul Williams – To Put Up With You – 1970 Reprise (LP: Someday Man)
Ben Sidran – Song For A Sucker Like You – 1977 Arista
Michael Bacon – Big Mouth – 1975 Monument (LP: Love Song Believer)
Mose Allison – Your Mind Is On Vacation – 1962 Atlantic
Randy Newman – You Can Leave Your Hat On – 1972 Reprise (LP: Sail Away)


TUESDAY APRIL 11, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full shows tonight and tomorrow night. I hope you’ll call! 
Last night, Monday Night Trivia started at 11:30.  I thought I came up with a great question. And
our first caller got it on her first guess. So much for my intuition:

In 1960, almost seven milllion Americans disclosed they did this.
20 years later in 1980, almost 25 million laid claim to it.
20 years after that, in 2000, over 36 million Americans said they did it.
Today, 50 million are estimated to be doing it.  Doing what?  Jog

And the most amazing part is no one was chasing any of them with a weapon of any sort. 
Astounding.  Our next question remains unanswered so it becomes our straggler for next week’s
show.

As for our Bumper Stumpers, the theme was that all of them were also background singers for
better known acts:

Merry Clayton – Oh No Not My Baby – 1972 Ode
Doris Troy – What’cha Gonna Do About It – 1963 Atlantic
Blossoms – That’s When The Tears Start – 1965 Reprise
Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson – I Want To Love You Baby – 1969 SSS
Dee Dee Warwick – When Love Slips Away – 1967 Mercury

Meanwhile I made the mistake of taking my temperature during the show. I’d been feeling poorly all
day.  Well now I know why. It’s psychological I’m sure, but when I know I’ve got fever I immediately
feel worse. As soon as I upload the download and update the stream, I’m lying down.  But I firmly
expect to be talking to you tonight, and looking forward to it.


FRIDAY APRIL 7, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Monday Night Trivia next week (Monday April 10, 2023) will
start at 11:30 CT (delayed an hour and a half for Blackhawks hockey).  But that will still give us
plenty of time for a new question and a handful of bumper stumpers, so join me live then and
please call.   (But don't call tonight-- it's a replay of previous Monday Night Trivia Shows.)

It was a very abbreviated show last night after hockey, but we did manage to play one of Karen's
favorite Manhattans records (Follow Your Heart - 1965 Carnival).


THURSDAY APRIL 6, 2023 3:31 AM CT..  Short show tonight, about a half hour. Talk to you around
12:30 AM.  Last night we covered a wide range of topics, read some tabloids and generally had a
nice time. We also played several of your requests:

Coasters – Bad Detective – 1963 Atco
Meri Wilson – Peter The Meter Reader – 1981 WMOT
Rosemary Clooney – This Ole House – 1955 Columbia
Cadillacs – Gloria – 1954 Josie
Bob Heyward – Gloria – 1946 Exclusive
Alan Jackson – Good Time – 2008 Arista
Dion & The Belmonts – I Wonder Why – 1958 Laurie
Marvin Gaye – I’ll Be Doggone – 1965 Tamla
Whispers – Remember Me – 1969 Soul Clock
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On – 1971 Tamla
El Dorados – I’ll Be Forever Lovin You – 1955 VeeJay


WEDNESDAY APRIL 5, 2023 3:31 AM CT..  Full show tonight starting at 10 CT. 3 big hours with
hopefully YOUR calls.  Happy Birthday to Good Guy Gary Stevens who turns 83 today.  That
doesn’t seem possible (especially since I’m still 39, lol). Gary’s retired in Florida but still keeps his
hand in radio—for a while he was chairman of the board of Saga after the death of its founder a
couple years ago.  Last night we talked about the 50th anniversary of the cell phone, the shocking
survey that shows over third of all parents in New York have adult kids living at home with them,
and McDonald’s lack of subtlty in their layoffs. As for bumpers:

Major Lance – Please Don’t Say No More – 1964 Okeh
Claudine Clark -The Telephone Game – 1962 Chancellor
Jimmy McGriff – The Worm – 1968 Solid State
Fatso Theus – Be Cool My Heart – 1955 Aladdin
Jerry Butler – Mr. Dream Merchant – 1967 Mercury


TUESDAY APRIL 4, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. We’ll be on right after the blackhawks, probably at 11:30 CT
tonight.   We got about an hour of Monday Night Trivia in last night. I’ll put the replay up under
downloads.  We dispensed with our straggler:   This happens more in August than any other month.
What?  Home burglaries.  (According to the Washington Post  7/25/02.) It’s also the month most
murders happen.

Our Bumper Stumpers are all Canadian based artists, in honor of Red Robinson, the first disc
jockey in Canada to play a rock and roll record (and a confirmed lover of R&B).  Sadly, Red passed
away this past weekend, but he got a lot of living into his 86 years.

Mighty Pope – Heaven on the 7th Floor – 1977 Private Stock
Ronnie Hawkins – Mary Lou – 1959 Roulette
Jackie Shane – Comin Down – 1963 Sue
Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers – Malinda – 1968 Gordy


MARCH 2023

FRIDAY MARCH 31, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Next live trivia show is Monday around 10:30 PM CT.  We
have a straggler and if you don’t remember what it is, you can listen to tonight’s replay on WGN (but
don’t call, it isn’t live—but it will be on Monday so call then).

Conversation ran from the Paltrow lawsuit (she won, as I expected) to Johnnie Ray.  As for bumpers:

Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers – Bustin’ Loose – 1978 Source
Meri Wilson – Telephone Man – 1977 GRT
Alan Jackson – Chattahoochie – 1993 Arista
Isley Brothers – Footsteps In The Dark – 1978 T-Neck
Johnnie Ray – Cry – 1951 Okeh 
Sam Cooke – Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha – 1959 Keen


THURSDAY MARCH 30, 2023 3:31 AM CT  We’ll start an hour late tonight. Talk to you at 11 CT!  
Last night we covered everything from the history of Ampex reel to reel recorders (audio and video)
to the experts in the Gwyneth Paltrow trial, not to mention the usual discussions about radio and
music (including Afroman’s classic Lemon Pound Cake and the resulting lawsuits).  As for bumpers:

Afroman – Lemon Pound Cake
Unit 4 plus 2 – Concrete & Clay – 1965 London
Miracles – That’s What Love Is Made Of – 1964 Tamla
Lou Rawls – Lady Love – 1977 Philadelphia Int’l
Dan Hartman – Instant Replay – 1978 Blue Sky 
Greg Phillinganes – Countdown To Love – 1985 Planet
Bobo Mr. Soul –Hitch Hike To Heartbreak Road –  1972 Ovide
Diamonds – She Say – 1959 Mercury
Manhattans – It’s Gonna Take A Lot To Bring Me Back – 1969 DeLuxe
Rod Riguez – I’ll Slip Away – 1967 Impact
Bert Keyes –  Lady In My Heart – 1965 Clock


WEDNESDAY MARCH 29. 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight starting at 10 CT. I hope you’ll join
me and call!  Last night after the game it was great hearing from so many of you. Conversations ran
the gamut from music (Jimmy Ricks, songs used in commercials, Redbone, Cryan Shames and
more) to what’s above us (Is the Ionosphere part of the Thermosphere, or is it a layer of its own
after the Mesosphere, and does outer space start after the Exosphere, or does the Karman Line
determine it early in the Thermosphere—spellbinding, I tell ya.  Or not).   Feel free to call and
change the subject tonight.  Last night’s bumpers? Mostly related to your calls:

Moonglows – Twelve Months Of The Year – 1959 Chess
Lavern Baker & Jimmy Ricks – You’re The Boss – 1961 Atlantic
Redbone – Witch Queen Of New Orleans – 1971 E[ic
Cryan Shames – It Could Be We’re In Love – 1967 Columbia
Nina Simone – Feeling Good – 1994 Mercury
Hank Snow – I’m Moving On – 1958 RCA
Hank Snow – I’m Stlll Movin’ On – 1977 RCA


TUESDAY MARCH 28, 2023 3:31 AM CT... 3:31 AM CT... We’ll be on an hour late tonight, starting
at 11 after the Blackhawks.  Had fun with a full Monday Night Trivia show last night. You got the
straggler quickly:

This post world war II advertisement was responsible for giving workers a daily benefit.  That wasn’t
the intent.  The commercials pushed a product, but in under a year, the benefit became the norm for
workers across America.  What is the benefit called?  The Coffee Break.  (Defense plant workers
got a daily break during the war but it wasn’t until 1952 that the Pan American Coffee Bureau
advertised, “Give yourself a coffee break—and get what coffee gives to you.”  It caught on like
wildfire and was the norm in workplaces by the close of 1952.)

We’re still working on the follow up, so I’ll leave that for next week. As for Bumper Stumpers, they
all began with “D” (and would have been in alphabetical order if I hadn’t forgotten to play the
Diplomats when they came up):

Deltairs – Who Would Have Thought It – 1958 Felsted
Derek Martin – You Better Go – 1964
Derrick Harriott – What Can I Do (The Wedding Song) – 1971 Crystal
Desires – Black Girl – 1968 Starville
Desires – Rendezvous With You – 1960 Hull
Destinations – Come On Let Me Love You – 1964 Fortune
Diadems – Why Don’t You Believe Me – 1962 Star
Dimas III – You’ve Succeeded – 1966 Clown
Dobie Gray – Out On The Floor – 1966 Charger
Doc Oliver – Going Thru’ A Change Of Love – Lucky Labels (instrumental)
Don & Dewey – Don’t Ever Leave Me – 1962 Highland
Diplomats – Here’s A Heart – 1964 Arock


FRIDAY MARCH 24, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  3 big hours of Monday Night Trivia, starting at 10PM CT
Monday Night. We’ve got a straggler, plenty of bumper stumpers, your choice of categories and
more.   Last night was an abbreviated show thanks to the NCAA tourney and the only bumpers I
played was two versions of the same song (I’ll Make It Alright):

Valentinos –1973 SAR
Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church Choir – 1973 Myrrh


THURSDAY MARCH 23, 2023 3:31 AM CT..  We’ll be delayed by the NCAA tourney tonight, but
should be live before midnight so we’ll have over an hour to chat. I hope you’ll join me.  Last night,
as usual, it was an AOR show—All Over the Road, from my haunted studios to songs used in
commercials, with bumpers exclusively dedicated to your requests:

Louis Prima – Banana Split for My Baby – 1956 Capitol
Manhattans – Call Somebody Please – 1969 Carnival
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing – 1982 Tamla
Raelettes – Bad Water – 1971 Tangerine
Sisters Love – Are You Lonely – 1971 A&M
Du-Ettes – Every Beat Of My Heart – 1964 Mar-V-Lus
Etta James – Security – 1968 Cadet
Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston – My Sugar Is So Refined – 1946 Capitol
Della Reese – A Clock That’s Got No Hands – 1964 RCA


WEDNESDAY MARCH 22, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full show again tonight at 10. I hope you’ll call.  We
covered everything last night from the history of Candida (the song not the medical malady though
we touched on that too) to the latest Slime From The Checkout Line—of course Harry & Meagan
took center stage. As for the bumpers:

Jackie Wilson – My Heart Is Calling – 1967 Brunswick (LP Cut: Whispers)
Kool Gents – This Is The Night – 1956 Vee Jay 
Cicero Blake – Sad Feeling – 1964 Renee
Dawn – Candida – 1970 Vell
Carl Mann – Pretend – 1959 Sun
Jerry Martin – Janet – 1958 Fredlo
Richard Dimples Fields – If It Ain’t One Thing It’s Another – 1982 Boardwalk
Brenda Holloway – Every Little Bit Hurts – 1964 Tamla
Lenny Welch – Since I Don’t Have You – 1973 Mainstream
Lenny Welch – Please Help Me I’m Falling – 1966 Kapp


TUESDAY MARCH 21, 2023 3:31 AM CT...   Reminder:  New Moon at 12:23 PM CDT today. Write
your law of abundance checks before that. (Check out MaryAnnWinkowski.com if you don’t know
what this is.)   We’ve got a full show tonight, and tomorrow night.  I hope you’ll join us at 10, and
even better, that you’ll call.

Playing an abbreviated version of Monday Night Trivia last night due to sports preemption was
fun.  You got almost all the Bumper Stumpers (every one except The Whispers):

Whispers – I Was Born When You Kissed Me – 1966 Dore
Richard Dimples Fields – Sincerely – 1982 Boardwalk
Don Covay – It’s Better To Have (And Don’t Need) – 1973 Mercury
Billy Stewart – Reap What You Sow – 1962 Chess
Solomon Burke – He’ll Have To Go – 1964 Atlantic

And eventually you knocked off our straggler question from last week:

Rescuers have been called to the scene all over the world to save something that fell into the
sewer.  Items range from the common to unthinkable. In 2004, 11 rescuers in England spent three
hours trying to rescue seven of these when a passerby noticed something lying by the sewer grate
that indicated the contents fell below it.  Six were lost, but one was found.  What was rescued?  A
goldfish.  The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals commended the arduous action saying,
‘Goldfish may not be as cute as dogs or cats, but they deserve our respect and the chance to live
out their lives.’  The rescuers named him William— the goldfish, not the SPCA spokesman. [Press
Association 4/16/04]

And we threw another question out, which has now become the straggler for next week. (You can
listen to the replay to find out what it is, if you missed it.)


FRIDAY ST PATRICK’S DAY 2023 3:31 AM CT.. We’ll next get together Monday night after the
game, figure around 11:30 PM CT, when we’ll engage in another round of Monday Night Trivia!
Looking forward to it.  Last night we talked about all sorts of things and played a few bumper
requests too:

Del Vikings – Come Go With Me – 1957 (audition tape)
Shalamar – A Night To Remember – 1982 Solar
Irish Rovers – The Unicorn – 1968 Decca
Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love – 1961 RCA
Lou Rawls – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy – 1970 Capitol
JD McPherson – Abagail Blue – 2012 Hi-Style


THURSDAY MARCH 16, 2023 3:31 AM CT... We’ll get a late start again tonight, right after the
game—how late I’m not sure. Last night we started earlier than I expected, so when I say we’ll start
around 11, give or take a half hour either way.  Whenever it is, I hope you’ll call.   Last night we
talked to several of you about everything from more customer disservice horrors (yesterday was the
first time I ever got a recording saying my wait time was 243 minutes—and they weren’t kidding—by
the time someone answered the phone my battery died) to shopping malls and AM radio.  As for the
bumpers:

Bobby Caldwell – Coming Down From Love – 1980 Clouds
Ides of March – You Wouldn’t Listen – 1966 Parrot
Lou Rawls – Your Good Thing Is About To End – 1969 Capitol
Capris – There’s A Moon Out Again – 1980 Collectables
Capris – There’s A Moon Out Tonight – 1959 Planet
Lefty Frizzell – If You’ve Got The Money, I’ve Got The Time – 1950 Columbia
Channels – My Love Will Never Die – 1959 Fury


WEDNESDAY THE IDES OF MARCH 2023 3:31 AM CT... We’ll be about an hour late tonight, on
the air live after the NCAA playoffs.  I hope you’ll hang in there and call!  Last night, as usual we ran
the gamut, and included a smattering of Slime From The Checkout Line (we read The Globe).  We
played some of your requests and we noted with sadness the passing of Jerry Samuels (Napoleon
XIV):

Napoleon XIV – Split Level Head – 1966 WB (LP Cut: They’re Coming To Take Me Away)
Percy Mayfield – River’s Invitation – 1963 Tangerine
Isley Brothers – My Love Is Your Love Forever – 1966 Tamla=
Patience Valentine – Ernestine – 1963 SAR
Lloyd Price – Misty – 1963 Double L
Poni-Tails – Born To Late – 1958 ABC Paramount


TUESDAY MARCH 14, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  We’ll be starting about an hour late tonight (11 PM CT)
due to Blackhawks hockey.  Talk to you then.

We had fun with a full three hours of Monday Night Trivia last night.  You did a fine job with the
first question I threw out:

The average toilet has 50 bacteria per square inch.  By comparison, the average BLANK has
21,000, more than four times that amount, and you probably never even think of it. Average what?  
Office Desk (according to US News & World Report 4/22/02)

But we’re still working on the next one, so we’ll pick it up there next Monday. As for the Bumper
Stumpers:

Bobby Patterson – Everything Good To You – 1972 Paul (LP Cut: It’s Just A Matter Of Time)
Neil Sedaka – Amarillo – 1977 Elektra
Candi Staton – He Called Me Baby – 1970 Fame
Robins – Framed – 1955 Spark
Anthony & The Imperials – If I Remember To Forget – 1968 Veep
Platters – Maggie Doesn’t Work Here Anymore – 1954 Federal
Bob Luman – Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) – 1974 Epic
Walter Jackson – It’s All Over – 1964 Okeh
Contours – Just A Little Misunderstanding – 1966 Gorduy
Tams – It Happens Every Time – 1999 EMN (CD: Bad Boys of Beach Music)
Wilson Pickett – Sin Was The Blame – 1973 RCA


FRIDAY MARCH 11, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. Full Monday Night Trivia show next week at 10 CT.  I’ll be
ready for you!  Last night the topics ranged the gamut from Robert Blake to Antonio Carlos Jobim. 
The bumpers were all over the place too, thanks to your requests:

Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66 – Triste – 1967 A&M  (LP Cut: Equinox)
Antonio Carlos Jobim – Triste – 1968 A&M (LP Cut: Wave)
Sarah Vaughn – Triste – 1979 Pablo (LP Cut: I Love Brazil)
Joao Gilberto – Desifinado – 1959 Odeon (LP Cut: Chega de Saudade)
Howlin’ Wolf – Hoochie Coochie Man – 1954 Chess
Jr. Walker & The All-Stars – (I’m A) Road Runner – 1964 Soul
Linda Martell – A Bad Case Of The Blues – 1970 Plantation
Walter Wanderly & Astrud Gilberto – Tu Me Delirio – 1966 Verve (LP: A Certain Smile)
Rufus & Roots  - Caught Up – 1979 T-Jaye
Theresa Lindsey – Gotta Find A Way  - 1964 Correc-Tone


THURSDAY MARCH 10, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show again tonight so I hope you’ll call. I’ll have
plenty to say without you but I have a much better time when you join me.  We did talk about
Murdaugh's murders last night, and a bunch of other things too numerous to mention. Bumpers?
(And yes there was a reason for most of them, including your requests):

J.J. Barnes – Real Humdinger – 1966 Ric-Tic
Pearl Bailey – Zing, Went The Strings Of My Heart – 1956 Sunset
O.C. Smith – Little Green Apples – 1968 Columbia
Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers (Originals) – The Bells I Hear – 1968 Unreleased
Chuck Berry – Too Much Monkey Business – 1956 Chess
Originals – Baby I’m For Real – 1969 Soul
Charlie Rich – That’s How Much I Love You – 1960 Sun
Charlie Rich – Graveyardville – 1959 Sun
Mario Lanza – Donkey Serenade – 1956 RCA
Alan Jones – Donkey Serenade – 1938 RCA
Isley Brothers – I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door – 1959 RCA


WEDNESDAY MARCH 8, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Full 3 hour live show tonight at 10 CT.  I hope you’ll
call.  I expected we’d talk about the Murdaugh verdict last night, but that wasn’t what was on your
mind. We had a fine time talking about everything else though.  And the bumpers were pretty much
all your requests. Here’s what you heard:

Kenny Nolan – My Eyes Get Blurry – 1977 20th Century
Left Bank – Walk Away Renee – 1966 Smash
Delfonics – Ready Or Not Here I Come – 1968 Philly Groove
Alan Jackson – Remember When – 2003 Arista
Little Milton – We’re Gonna Make It – 1965 Checker
L.T.D. – Love Ballad – 1976 A&M
Marvin Gaye – Ain’t That Peculiar – 1965 Tamla
Beach Boys – 409 – 1962 Capitol
Patsy Cline – So Wrong – 1962 Decca


TUESDAY MARCH 7, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full shows tonight through Thursday. 10P to 1A Central
Time. I hope you’ll call.  We’ve got a lot to discuss including the Murdaugh verdict. 

We got an hour and a half of Monday Night Trivia in last night, and no one guessed the straggler: 
There’s more than a 1 in 10 chance, you’re doing this boneheaded thing on your computer What? 
Using “password” as your password.  (According to the New York Times, it was 1 in 8 20 years
ago.) 

As for Bumper Stumpers, we got in five, and you identified two:

Exciters – Do Wah Diddy – 1963 UA
Huey Piano Smith – Havin’ A Good Time – 1958 Ace
Laura Lee – Since I Don’t Have You – 1972 Hot Wax (LP cut: Women’s Love Rights)
Ruby Andrews – I’ve Got A Bone To Pick With You – 1984 Kent (LP cut: Moving On Up)
Andra Willis – Til I Can’t Take It Anymore – 1973 Capitol


FEBRUARY 2023

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  It was a short show last night but fun to talk to
several of you.  The good news is I’ve solved the temporary broadband problem. The apartment
that was not available until the end of March will be ours in the middle of the week.  The bad news
(for me) is it gives me four days to arrange for a move that I won’t be here to facilitate. I’ve also got
to take a couple classes on how to best help Jon through his outpatient journey so exactly how I’ll
pull this off and be at the other end to meet the movers is still uncertain.

But on one thing I’m sure (though I shouldn’t jinx it with my hubris), I will be back live Monday March
6th with no plans to abscond again. 

The best news of all is that Jon is improving every day.  Your prayers and good wishes have  been
a great help.  Thank you!

As for last night’s bumpers, we had to start with Betty Swann, as news of her death is starting to
circulate. January 25th, 78 years old.  Not only a great singer in her relatively short career, but a
fine writer too—she penned her charters. We played the first one:

Bettye Swann – Don’t Wait Too Long – 1965 Money 
Johnnie &  Joe – Over The Mountain, Across The Sea – 1957 Chess
Johnnie & Joe - Kingdom of Love - 1982 Ambien Sound
Miracles – If You’re Ever In The Neighborhood – 1973 Tamla  

Talk to you after the game a week from Monday around 11:30 PM Central.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Short show tonight.  Expect a Midnight (CT)
start.  But that gives you an hour to call, and I hope you will. Talk to you then. Good to hear from
many of you last night.  We played several of your requests:

Soul Stirrers – Last Mile Of The Way - Specialty
Dee Clark – Gloria – 1957 Falcon
Jackie Verdell – Why Not Give Me A Chance – 1963 Peacock
Carman – Some O Dat – 1982 Epic
Sheppards – Sherry – 1956 United
Starbuck – Moonlight Feels Right – 1975 Private Stock
Ral Donner – Girl of My best Friend – 1961 Gone


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Yes, I’ll be live tonight, but the show will be an hour
delayed due to sports preemption. Join me at 11 CT, and please call.

Fun playing Monday Night Trivia last night, and that’s a good thing since prizes were out of the
question as the show was unscreened.  It took a while but you got the first question I threw out: 

Only 5% of Americans over 60 have one.  But almost 50% of Americans under 40 have one. One
what? A tatoo

The second question is a straggler and we’ll pick it up the next time we do Monday Night Trivia live. 
I’m hoping that will be two weeks from tonight, but I honestly don’t know.  Jon gets out of inpatient
rehab on March 1st, and I’ve got until then to find a temporary place with wired broadband for the
month. Good luck to me. I’ll be here for the next few nights, and I’ve got to tear the secondary
studio apart so I can move it and everything else I’ll need in the short term by the weekend.  Right
now, my greatest fantasy is finding a time store where I could buy a few extra Wednesdays, but
seeing as how that’s not gonna happen, I’ll stop typing and start sleeping so I can wake up early
and start the search all over.

Oh, Bumper Stumpers?  The timely theme was in conjunction with Presidents’ Day.  All the artists
shared names with US Presidents. Here’s who they were:

Chuck Jackson – I Wake Up Crying – 1961 Wand [Andrew Jackson]
O. Harrison – When You’re Ugly Like Me – 1977 RCA [Benjamin Harrison]
Lee Washington – Little Girl – 1966 Fat Fish [George Washington]

Marie Adams with The Johnny Otis Show –Bye Bye Baby–1957 Capitol [John Quincy Adams]
Clarence Carter – The Court Room – 1971 Atlantic [Jimmy Carter]
McKinley Travis – Baby, Is There Something On Your Mind–1970 Soul Town [Wm. McKinley]
McKinley Mitchell – The Town I Live In – 1962 One-Derful [William McKinley]

Nick Nixon – San Francisco Is A Lonely Town – 1979 MCA [Richard Nixon]
Frankie Ford – Alimony – 1959 Ace [Gerald Ford]
Janet Jackson – Whoops Now – 1995 Virgin [Andrew Jackson]
Al Wilson – Who Could Be Lovin’ You – 1968 Soul City [Woodrow Wilson]


MONDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2023 8:55 PM CT... Live Monday Night Trivia show tonight-- 
unscreened, so no prizes (unless you want to give your address out to half of North America) but
we'll have fun anyway.  I hope you'll call.  I'll tell you all about the past two weeks.


MONDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  There's no Monday Night Trivia tonight.  No shows
at all this week, I'm sorry to say.  Thanks to all of you for your concern.  But it's not me.  It's Jon and
the news is decidedly mixed. 

First the shocking part: Late Thursday afternoon Jon had an intracranial hemorrhagic stroke, deep
in the brain.  Now the good part: The bleed was small and did not get larger before we could life
flight him to help.  At 5 AM Friday morning he was checked into the Mayo Clinic Hospital ICU in
Phoenix, and he's been stable.  Heavn knows he's had enough CT scans to prove it.  By
comparison to what some people face, the damage is minimal. As his nurses can attest, it didn't
affect his mind, sense of humor or facial muscles.  (They give stroke victims tests every 2 hours to
make sure they aren't backsliding mentally or physically.  One involves describing a cartoon
drawing.  Jon's turned it into a soap opera.  Another is identifying who is president.  You can only
imagine those answers.  They have him read various sentences one of which is "Last night I talked
on the radio."  Jon adds,  "No, I only answer the phone.")

Funny stuff but this is serious business, and he'll need inpatient rehab to work his way back to
where he was.  Later today I'll tour some facilities in the valley to determine what is the best bet. 
I'm going to need to be here all week. Not that there's ever a good time to have a stroke, but it
doesn't get worse than Super Bowl week in the hosting city.  Those outrageous hotel prices I quoted
last week?  I'll be paying them this coming week-- if I can actually find a room over the weekend.  It
would probably be cheaper to check into the hospital myself.

At this point I have every reason to think that Jon will come back 100%, but it's not going to be easy.
And his sense of humor will wane.  Depression is an expected part of the journey, though he's been
lucky so far (his admitting physician said he'd never seen a patient live through the stroke Jon had,
and he'd never seen any significant stroke patient with as little damage as Jon displays).  I'm
confident he will be just as lucky  on the rest of the road to recovery, but prayers and good thoughts
are greatly appreciated.  Forgive me in advance, as I might not be great at acknowledging them
over the coming days, but I know they'll be effective.

As for me, I admit a couple EMTs and a PA did take me aside on a few occasions to seriously
enquire if I was alright. I guess I look as wobbly as I feel, but I'm stronger than anyone imagines
when it comes to crises and I do not intend to add to the drama.  So no worries about me right now.

Once I have a better handle on the timeframe, I'll let you know when I'll be back on the air live. 


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2023 3:31 AM CT... We’re live tonight at 10 for three big hours. I do
hope you’ll call!  Another night of something close to nothing last night but fine discussions about
radio, music, and what state spends the most on entertainment. Who would have believed it’s
Utah?!  But then again, you’ve got to consider what this large nationwide survey considered
entertaining. I have no idea what we’ll discuss tonight, which is why your participation is urged. As
for last night’s bumpers (all by request):

Freddy Cannon – The Dedication Song – 1966 Warner Bros
Johnnie & Joe – Over The Mountain – 1957 Chess
JD McPherson – Ain’t Got No Home (unreleased live performance)
Major Lance – Rhythm – 1964 Okeh
Otis Redding- These Arms of Mine – 1963 Volt 20 rb / 85 volt
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine – 1971 Sussex
James Brown – Try Me – 1965 Smash
Otis Redding – These Arms of Mine – 1963 Volt
New York City – Quick, Fast, In A Hurry – 1973 Chelsea 
Ike & Tina Turner – A Fool For A Fool – 1964 Warner Brothers 


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. Full show tonight starting at 10.  Call and talk
about anything you want.  That’s pretty much what we did last night—with discussion running the
gamut from The Drifters to synchronous AM broadcasting.  Here’s what we played:

Barrett Strong – Make Up Your Mind – 1964 Tollie
Drifters – Sweets For My Sweet – 1961 Atlantic
Drifters – When My Little Girl Is Smiling – 1962 Atlantic
Drifters – I’ll Take You Home – 1963 Atlantic
JD McPherson – Holly Carol Candy & Joy – 2019 New West
Versatiles – Just Pretending – 1962 Ramco
Diablos – Mind over Matter – 1962 Fortune
Hank Thompson – Where Is The Circus – 1966 Warner Brothers
Hank Thompson – I See The Everywhere – 1969 Dot
Deon Jackson – Love Makes The World Go Round – 1965 Carla


JANUARY 2023


TUESDAY JANUARY 31, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight, beginning at 10. I hope you’ll call.
Last night on Monday Night Trivia, the straggler question lasted until the end of the show when I
revealed the answer:

It’s probably not hard to find one in any medium or large size city in America today, but 100 years
ago it was rare.  The longest lasting one was in Seattle.  What is it?  A Gay Bar

(The Double Header opened in 1934 in Seattle as a more traditional venue but it wasn’t long before
the basement became The Casino, a gay dance club, which closed and became a diner  in the
1950s.  Beginning during World War II and continuing until the bar closed in 2015, The Double
Header served a principally gay clientele.)  [Boston Herald 6/14/98, Seattle Times 10/3/00, AP
5/9/01]

You did much better with identifying Bumper Stumpers, though no one guessed the theme.  The
artist on every song we played was #1 nationally on this day on the Billboard R&B Charts (different
years of course). Here’s what you heard (and what was #1 on this day for them):

Barbara George – Send For Me – 1962 Sue [1962 #1 I Know]
Big Jay McNeely – Sungi Mungi – 1958 Swingin’ [1949 #1 Deacon’s Hop]
Ohio Players – Pain – 1971 Westbound [1975 #1 Fire]
Aaron Neville – The Greatest Love – 1978 Palm Tree [1967 #1 Tell It Like It Is]
Moonglows – Lover Love Me – 1955 Chess (flip of In My Diary) [1955 #1 Sincerely]
Blue Notes – I Should Be Your Lover – 1980 Source [1976 #1 Wake Up Everybody]
El Dorados – A Fallen Tear – 1956 VeeJay [1956 #1 At My Front Door]
Mary Wells – Stop Taking Me For Granted – 1966 Movietone [1963 #1 Two Lovers]
Major Lance – You’ll Want Me Back – 1966 Okeh [1964 #1 Um Um Um Um Um Um]
Al Greene – Back Up Train – 1967 Hot Line [1974 #1 Livin’ For You]


FRIDAY JANUARY 27, 2023 3:31 AM CT... Replay of Monday Night Trivia tonight on WGN.  Enjoy
the show but save your calls until Monday night when we’re live again playing trivia at 10.  Full
shows all next week, by the way.  Last night was another short one but we did manage to get three
bumpers in, and take a few of your requests for next week. Here’s what we played:

Antonio Carlos Jobim – Wave – 1967 A&M
Ray Stevens – Unwind – 1968 Monument
Kim Weston – Looking For The Right Guy – 1964 Tamla


THURSDAY JANUARY 26, 2023 3:31 AM CT... We’ll be on tonight around 11:30 CT.. ballgame
before us.  But I hope you’ll stay up and join me. Last night’s show ran the gamut from Montauk
Conspiracies to Ford dropping AM in F-150 electric trucks, yet we still managed to play many of
your requests:

Dynamics – Misery – 1963 Big Top
Olympics – Good Lovin’ – 1965 Loma
Nolan Strong & The Diablos -  The Wind – 1954 Fortune
Brenda Holloway – You’ve Changed – 1965 Tamla (unreleased)
Flamingos – Nobody Loves Me Like You Do – 1960 End
Nolan Strong & The Diablos – Since You’re Gone – 1960 Fortune
Ray and Bob – Air Travel –
Etta James – Good Rockin’ Daddy – 1955 Modern
Vera Lynn – When I Grow Too Old To Be
Don & The Delighters – Native Girl – 1962 Cortland
Matt Lucas – I’m Movin’ On – 1963 Smash

The replay is combined with Tuesday night’s short show. No bumpers for that.  Talk to you tonight.
Please call!


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. Full three hour show tonight. I hope you'll call.  I'll
play several of your requests, talk about The Dynamics (with the passing of George and Sonny this
month, all the originals are now past tense, sorry to say), which will give me an excuse to play
Misery and maybe I'm The Man, their double-sided 45 in 1963 on Big Top (and still my favorite).  I
hope you'll call!   Last night we talked more about Jerry Blavat's passing but we also mentioned
something that's not getting enough attention.  A day after Jerry died, Sonny Hopson "The Mighty
Burner" passed too.  Fans will recall his tenure on WHAT (where Jerry also worked in the 1960s)
with fondness. Sonny was about to turn 86, when he died at home with dementia.  Jerry's funeral,
by the way, will be streamed online.  So if you can't make it in person, check it out Saturday starting
at 9 AM, here.   [ If you're wondering about last night's replay, since it was only a 20 minute show, I'll
save it and add it to the beginning of the replay of tonight's show.]



TUESDAY JANUARY 24, 2023  3:31 AM CT...  It’ll be a short show tonight. We’ll be on around half
past midnight after the game.   We’ll have a full show tomorrow night (Wednesday) and then
Thursday, we’ll be on around 11 PM.  After that, few sports interruptions for a while (as far as I
know) and plenty of time for you to call!

Many of you did call last night, which makes Monday Night Trivia  a pleasure to do.  Eventually
James knocked off the stragger.  Stacy tried her best, and I think her guesses confirmed James’
choice.  The question?

In 1997, a survey of Americans about avoiding germs came up with two things that 50% of all
respondents said they’d never touch!   What were they?  Last week, you got one of them—a public
telephone. And this week you got the other one:  commercial airline headrests.  (Alarmingly, it’s
been confirmed repeatedly, and recently that headrests are the germiest part of the plane.)  The
New Republic reported the results on 11/10/97.

Then we threw out another question, which at the end of the show remained unanswered, so that’s
where we’ll pick it up next Monday.

As for the Bumper Stumpers, here’s what we played:

Tony Clarke – This Heart Of Mine – 1965 Chess
Darrell Banks – I’m The One Who Loves You – 1969 Volt
Orlons – Mr. Twenty-One – 1962 Cameo
McFadden & Whitehead – I Know What I’m Gonna Do – 1980 TSOP
Donnie Owens – Need You – 1958 Guyden
Olympics – Shimmy Like Kate – 1960 Arvee
Cornel Gunter – I’m So Used To You Now – 1956 Loma
O’Jays – I’ve Cried My Last Tear – 1965 Imperial
Bob Kuban & The In Men – Try Me Baby – 1965 Musicland
Dyke & The Blazers – Let A Woman Be A Woman – 1969 Original Sounds

The theme was that every one of them (the solo artists and at least one prominent member of the
groups) was shot to death. The saddest part, is I could have played a lot more of them.  Far too
many of them.  In case you want details:

       Tony Clarke was shot to death by estranaged wife in Detroit in 1971 when he tried to break
into her home.  He was 31.
       Darrell Banks was shot to death in Detroit in 1970 by a policeman when he tried to intervene
in the affair between his girlfriend and the cop.  He was 32
       Orlons: Founding member Shirley Brickley shot to death at home answering her door in 1977
never solved.  She was 32.
McFadden & Whitehead:  John Whitehead shot to death outside his Philadelphia home by 3
men in a drive by in 2004 while he was working on his car with a friend. The friend who survived
was thought to be the target, but the murder has never been solved. He was 55.
       Donnie Owens was shot to death by girlfriend at the Palms motel in Phoenix in 1994. She was
aiming at an intruder trying to scare him off, but she shot and killed Donnie, three days  before his
62nd birthday.
       Olympics: Member Charles Fizer shot to death in 1965 Watts riots.  He was 24.
       Cornel Gunter, an early member of the Coasters (He was also in the Flairs and Ermines
among others.) was shot to death in car in Las Vegas in 1990. He was 53.  A thin black man was
seen standing by the car when an argument ensued, 2 shots were fired, the gunman ran away,
Cornel drove off, and crashed a couple blocks later, dead with two shots to the chest.  Never
solved. (A latter day Coaster, Buster Wilson, was shot in the head in 1980.  His dismembered body
was dumped in Hoover Dam, and a canyon near Modesto CA. Peter Cavanaugh was convicted,
he’s on death row in Nevada. The reason for the shooting is Wilson was going to tell the cops about
Cavanaugh’s fraud scheme.)
        O’Jays:  Frankie Little Jr, disappeared in 1979, skeletal remains were found in a bag in 1982.
It was considered to be a homicide, but it wasn’t until 2021 that the remains were identified as the
O’Jays guitarist and song writer.  It was thought but not conclusively confirmed that he was shot. 
Also, Arlester Christian was with the band earlier while they were briefly in Phoenix, and as you’ll
read in a moment, he was shot to death.
       Bob Kuban & The In Men: Lead singer Walter Scott shot to death by second wife’s lover.  He
disappeared right after Christmas in 1983. His remains were found in 1987 floating in a cistern
behind his widow’s house. He’d been shot in the chest and dumped in the cistern by the nextdoor
neighbor, Jim Williams, a plumber who was later convicted not only of that death but the death of
his first wife, whose death was previously ruled as vehicular. He set that up one up too. He did both
killings so he could marry Walter’s wife, JoAnn Calcaterra.  She did 18 months of a five-year
sentence.  Williams died in prison in 2011, 72 years old.  Police were tipped off to the murder by
Williams’ son, who at the time was in prison and on the outs with his dad.  JoAnn died in 2019, at
75.
       Dyke & The Blazers “Dyke”, Arlester Christian, was shot on the street in Phoenix in 1971. It
was thought to be drug related.


FRIDAY JANUARY 20, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. I’ll be back live with Monday Night Trivia, Monday at
10. Tonight’s a replay of last Monday’s show so don’t call. But do make it a date to call next Monday.
The new moon is Saturday at 2:53 PM (CT).  It’ll be the closest to earth new moon we’ve had since
the 11th century, almost a thousand years ago, and it won’t be the close again for another almost
350 years.  Not that you’ll see anything. It’s a new moon, so it’s invisible. But a great time to write
your prosperity check, petitioning the universe for all manner of riches.  Have no idea to what I
refer? Check out MaryAnnWinkowski.com and click on Law of Abundance.   As for last night’s
bumpers (mostly your requests):

Blue Magic – Side Show – 1974 Atco
Johnny Adams – Reconsider Me – 1969 SSS
James Brown – There Was A Time – 1968 King
Al Hibbler – He – 1955 Decca
The Four Buddies – I Want To Be The Boy You Love – 1964 Imperial
Howlin’ Wolf – Smoke Stack Lightning – 1956 Chess
Carman – Some-O-Dat – 1982 Priority
Marcos Valle – So Nice – 1968 Verve
Cab Calloway – Everybody Eats When They Come To My House – 1948 Columbia
Garland Green – Goin’ In Circles (beats me, I have it on a homemade 8-Track)
Jackie Wilson – Lonely Teardrops – 1958 Brunswick
Narvel Felts – Lonely Teardrops – 1976 ABC


THURSDAY JANUARY 19, 2023 3:31 AM CT..  Full show tonight at 10. No Mary Ann (she’s in the
middle of a move, but will be back next month) but I’ll be here and I’ll look forward to your calls. 
Good to talk to several of you last night, and it gave me a chance to play some of your bumper
requests:

James Brown – Bewildered – 1961 King
James Brown – You’ve Got The Power – 1960 Federal
Dells – There Is – 1968 Cadet
Stan Freberg – Telephone Prefix Song – 1966 Capitol
Ricardo Bacelar – Vento de Maio – 2017 Bacelar
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son – 1969 Fantasy
Wade Flemons – Here I Stand – 1958 VeeJay
Earth Wind & Fire – Fantasy – 1978 Columbia
Bob Lind – Elusive Butterfly – 1966 World Pacific
Hank Locklin – The Country Hall of Fame – 1967 RCA


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  There’s a full show tonight (Northwestern
Basketball is postponed), so attendance will be taken promptly after the 10 PM news.  Thanks to
those of you who kept me company last night.  The bumpers were 100% by your request:

Andrews Sisters – Rum And Coca Cola – 1945 Decca
Four King Sisters – Java Jive – 1940 Bluebird
Tavares – Heaven Must be Missing An Angel – 1976 Capitol
Alfie – Dionne Warwick – 1967 Scepter
Jimmy Forrest – Night Train – 1952 United
James Reed & J.F. Harrison – There’s A Long, Long Trail – 1915 – Victor


TUESDAY JANUARY 17, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  We’ll start an hour late tonight, 11 PM CT (The
Blackhawks play by play is on before me, and they usually wrap it up on time, so figure right after
the 11 PM News, you’ll hear me.)   Had fun as usual with Monday Night Trivia.

We’ve still got a straggler as far as trivia questions go, so I’ll maintain radio silence until next
Monday, but if you heard the show, you’ve got a big clue at the end, so I suspect we’ll wrap it up
pretty quickly next week. 

As for the Bumper Stumpers, everything I played last night, and everything I played the Monday
night before it, was written by Van McCoy.  I could have dragged this out two more weeks, as his
output was that prolific.  Sad to note he was taken from us at just 39 years old in 1979.  He was
born in DC, and died in Englewood, NJ—but in his short life, he left a wealth of music behind. 
Here’s what we played last night:

Jimmy Jones – Ready For Love – 1960 Cub
Van McCoy – Mr. D.J. – 1961 Rock’n 
Chuck Jackson – Who’s Gonna Pick Up The Pieces – 1962 Wand  
Walter Jackson – Suddenly I’m all Alone – 1965 Okeh
Fleetwoods – Before And After – 1964 Dolton
O’Jays – Let It All Out – 1965 Imperial
Jackie Wilson – I’ve Lost You – 1966 Brunswick
Faith Hope & Charity – So Much Love – 1970 Maxwell 
Intrigues – Language Of Love – 1971 Yew 
Presidents – Triangle Of Love – 1971 Sussex


FRIDAY THE 13th OF JANUARY 2023 3:31 AM CT...  Don’t call tonight—it’s a replay of Monday
Night Trivia, but do call  this coming Monday, Martin Luther King Day at 10 PM CT when we'll do it
live! We had a short show last night, following the Blackhawks, but managed to spend a couple
hours talking about the early career of The Whispers, and taking your calls.  Here’s what we played:

Whispers – Never Again – 1965 Dore
Whispers – The Dip – 1965 Dore
Whispers – As I Sit Here – 1965 Dore
Whispers – Dr. Love – 1965 Dore
Whispers – Take A Lesson From The Teacher (Storybook of Love) – 1966 Dore
Whispers – I Was Born When You Kissed Me – 1966 Dore
Whispers – Needle In A Haystack – 1967 Dore
Whispers – Needle In A Haystack – 1972 Janus
Whispers – What Will I Do – 1969 Soul Clock
Whispers – The Time Will Come – 1969 Soul Clock


THURSDAY JANUARY 12, 2023 3:31 AM CT...  We’ll be on after sports tonight, around 11 PM
Central.  Sorry about last night’s confusion. I forgot about the game that pre-empted me in for the
first half hour, but we had plenty of time after that to go through The Manhattans’ early career
(Carnival and DeLuxe) and we did--  the first three Manhattans songs we played were from other
groups with the same name. And the song by the Dorsets was really the Dulcets, but the label got it
wrong. Here’s everything we played, and to find out why, you’ll have to listen to the replay.

Manhattans – How Do You Say I’m Sorry – 1958 Warner (Freddy Johnson’s group)
Manhattens – Why Should I Cry – 1961 Big Mack (Donald & Larry Calloway’s group)
Manhattans – Later For You – Avanti 1964 (Riley Mack’s group)
Dorsets – Pork Chops – 1961 Asnes  (Sonny, Blue & Smitty’s group before the Manhattans)
Manhattans – There Goes A Fool – 1964 Carnival
Lovettes – I Need A Guy – 1967 Carnival
Lovettes – I’m Afraid – 1967 Carnival
Manhattans – I Wanna Be – 1965 Carnival
Barbara Brown – So In Love – 1965 Carnival
Manhattans – Follow Your Heart – 1965 Carnival
Manhattans – Searchin’ For My Baby – 1965 Carnival
Manhattans – I’m The One Love Forgot – 1965 Carnival 
Manhattans – I Bet’cha (Couldn’t Love Me) – 1966 Carnival
Manhattans – Give Him Up – 1970 DeLuxe
Manhattans – One Life To Live – 1962 DeLuxe


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 11, 2023 3:31 AM CT...   Live show tonight starting at 10 CT.. I hope you’ll
call!  We played a lot of Manhattans records last night, but didn’t get around to profiling the group’s
early years on Carnival. Hopefully we’ll do that tonight.  We did talk a lot about radio though. As for
what we played:

Manhattans – Call Somebody Please – 1964 Carnival
Manhattans – There’s No Me Without You – 1973 Columbia
Manhattans – I Can’t Stand For You To Leave Me – 1971 DeLuxe
Manhattans – I Call It Love – 1967 Carnival
Manhattans – Kiss And Say Goodbye – 1976 Columbia
Manhattans – Shining Star – 1980 Columbia
Phil Terrell – Can I Come In – 1964 Carnival (unreleased)
Lee Williams & The Cymbals – Peppin’ Thru The Window – 1967 Carnival


TUESDAY JANUARY 10, 2023  3:31 AM CT...  Live show tonight at 10.  Please call!  Last night we
had fun with Monday Night Trivia.  The straggler question was guessed at the end of the show: 

Many baldness cures have been tried over the millenia—but according to US News & World Report,
at one time this was the best preventative measure. What?  Castration before puberty.  (US News &
World Report 8/4/97)

We’ll keep the Bumper Stumpers theme next week (I think), which will give you time to think about
what the records we played last night have in common:

Majors – She’s A Troublemaker – 1962 Imperial
Drifters – Rat Race – 1963 Atlantic
Yvonne Carroll – Gee What A Guy – 1963 Domain
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Giving Up – 1964 Maxx
Ruby & The Romantics – When You’re Young And In Love – 1964 Kapp
Irma Thomas - Times Have Changed – 1964 Imperial
Shirelles – Maybe Tonight – Scepter
Bobby Vee – Keep On Trying – 1965 Liberty
Spellbinders – For You – 1965 Columbia
Blossoms – That’s When The Tears Start – 1966 Reprise


FRIDAY JANUARY 6, 2023 3:31 AM CT... It’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia tonight, so don’t call. 
But do mark your calendar for this coming Monday evening at 10 when we’ll be at it again.  Last
night we had a great time with Julie Ryan.  If you haven’t been to AskJulieRyan.com, check it out. 

We touched on the 12 Stages of Transition, and we’ll discuss it in more depth next time Julie joins
us. But it you want to know more, get an absolutely free copy of her book "Angelic Attendants: 
What Really Happens As We Transition From This World Into The Next" in text and audio.  No
catch.  All you have to do is click here, fill out the online form and in the message section, write you
want a free copy of Angelic Attendants that Julie mentioned on The Rollye James Show, and you’ll
get an email with links to both files.  It’s that simple!

Julie also mentioned Ben Bickman’s “Why We Get Sick”.  Click here it for a good price from
Amazon.  It’s the story of insulin resistance, and if you’ve got blood sugar problems, it’s something
you’ll want to read.

Other than that, we just prattled on and played some bumpers:

Johnny Adams – A Losing Battle – 1962 Ric
Kook & The Gang – Too Hot – 1980 Delite
Parliaments – Don’t Be Sore At Me – 1967 Revilot
Lou Rawls – Lady Love – 1977 Philadelphia Intl
Vibrations – Love Me Like You Should – 1960 Checker
Dorsey Burnette – The Greatest Love – 1969 Liberty
Big Dee Irwin & Dee Dee Sharp – Swinging On A Star – 1963 Dimension
Miracles – Shop Around – 1960 Tamla
Dells – Now I Pray – 1956 (unreleased VeeJay)
Skeeter Davis – Gonna Get Along Without You Now – 1964 RCA
Yvonne Elliman – Hello Stranger – 1977 RSO


THURSDAY JANUARY 5, 2023 3:31 AM CT.. Julie Ryan joins me tonight at 10. If you were
listening last month, you know she’s a medical intuitive.  Her insight into what ails you may be the
missing link you’ve been trying to find (but bear in mind, all this woo woo stuff is for entertainment
only.  If you’ve got health concerns contact a licensed physician--  they run the gamut from
naturopaths to allopathic specialists and can order diagnostic tests to help get to the bottom of your
issues).  But for fun, and maybe a direction you haven’t investigated yet with your doctors, she’s a
resource. She’s also a psychic—and not a natural born one.  She’s convinced that what she does,
you can do too, and we’ll talk about it tonight and maybe look at what’s coming up in 2023.  Her
website is here, and her YouTube channel (where you can hear her past shows—she’s live on
Thursday evenings at 7 CT) is here.

Last night we talked with Charlie Gracie, Jr. about his dad’s Fabulous career.  (We didn’t play
Fabulous, but just about everything else.)  He was a good guy who lived a great life and entertained
us along the way. Have you read his book?  It's here (where you can order some of his CDs, if you
like).   Charlie's website is here.  Here’s what we played (all Charlie Gracie):

Boogie Boogie Woogie – 1953 Cadillac
Butterfly – 1957 Cameo
Angel of Love – 1959 Coral
W-wow – 1961 Felsted
He’ll Never Love You – 1965 Diamond
Can’t Stop Rock’n – 2018 Generic
Sorry For You – 1961 Roulette
Cool Baby – 1957 Cameo
99 Ways – 1957 Cameo


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 4, 2023 3:31 AM CT... We’ll be talking with Charlie Gracie, Jr. tonight
after the game (around 10:30 PM CT). The reason is sad, as Charlie Gracie passed away last
month, but the topic is not. Charlie lived an amazing 86 years and entertained us for the last 70 or
so.  He’s not as big stateside (and we’ll explain exactly why) as he is in Europe (we’ll give you
poignant examples of his popularity there) and play some of music too.  

As for last night, we remembered Fred White of Earth Wind & Fire, and Anita Pointer, both of
whom left us recently, far too young.  Here’s what we played:

Salty Peppers – La La Time – 1969 Capitol 
Earth Wind & Fire – After The Love Has Gone – 1979 Columbia 
Earth Wind & Fire – September – 1978 Columbia 
Pointer Sisters – Fairy Tale – 1974 Blue Thumb
Pointer Sisters – Live Your Life Before You Die – 1975 Blue Thumb
Wild Cherry – 1-2-3 Kind Of Love – 1978 Epic
Phil Collins – For A Friend – 1994 Atlantic (CD: We Wait and We Wonder)
Billy Swan – I Can Help – 1974 Monument


TUESDAY JANUARY 3, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’ll be delayed about an hour tonight, starting the
show at 11 CT. I hope you’ll join me then and call!  Last night, we had three big hours of Monday
Night Trivia, and  you knocked off two questions: 

48 states ban doing this while fishing. Doing what?  Shooting the fish. (Vermont and Virginia are the
exceptions. Using pistols, shotguns and even AK-47s, the strategy is to shoot just in front of the
fish, causing a concussion that brings the dead but intact fish to the surface. [New York Times
5/11/04])

Most people interviewed find this annoying, yet it’s regularly on television to this day, ever since its
first appearance in 1950.  What is it? The laugh track (first used on the Hank McCune Show, a
comedy about a blunderer.  Even shows recorded live, are sweetened with laugh tracks).

As for Bumper Stumpers, you didn’t get any of them, nor did anyone get the theme that’s been
running for the past three weeks.  Every artist (or a group member, if it wasn’t a solo act) turned 80
last year (or would have if they were still with us).  They all share 1942 as their birth year.  Below is
what we played last night.

Lewis (Lou) Reed – Your Love 1962 (unreleased recorded for Time)
Carla Thomas - Lil Boy  1961(unreleased, recorded at Stax)
James Carr – Pouring Water On A Drowning Man – 1966 Goldwax
Main Ingredient – You Can Call Me Rover – 1973 RCA  [Luther Simmons]
Gilberto Gil – Here & Now
JJ Jackson – Oo-Ma-Liddi – 1961 Storm
Jerry Jeff Walker – I Got Lucky Last Night – 1981 SouthCoast
Dee Dee Warwick – When Love Slips Away – 1967 Mercury
Beau Brummels – Good Time Music – 1965 Autumn [John Peterson ]
Barbara George – You Talk About Love
Billy Joe Royal – Your Other Love – 1967 Columbia

Here, in calendar order are the artists you heard over the last three weeks, their 1942 birthdays, the
group with which they sang if they weren’t solos, and their death year (if they’re no longer alive).

John Peterson – Beau Brummels 1/8 (2007)
Barbara Lynn 1/16
William Powell, Jr. – O’Jays 1/20 (1977)
Edwin Starr 1/21 (2003)
Otis Clay 2/11 (2016)
Leon Haywood 2/11  (2016)
Carla Thomas 2/21
Big Sonny Edwards – Intruders 2/22 (2016)
Paul Jones  - Manfred Man 2/24
Lewis (Lou) Reed 3/2 (2013)
Jerry Jeff Walker 3/16 (2020)
Philip Margo - Tokens  4/1 (2021)
Billy Joe Royal 4/3 (2015)
Leon Huff 4/8
Bobby McClure 4/21 (1992)
Georgia Dobbins – Marvelettes 5/5 (2020)
Billy Swan 5/12
Calvin Simon – Parliaments 5/22 (2022)
Len Barry 6/12 (2020)
James Carr 6/13 (2001)
Curtis Mayfield 6/3 (1999)
Eddie Levert – O’Jays 6/16
Gilberto Gil 6/26
Barbara George 8/16 (2006)
Luther Simmons – Main Ingredient 9/9 (2016)
Billy Burkette –  Vogues 9/17  (2008)
Freda Payne 9/19
Phyllis “Jiggs” Allbut – Angels 9/24
Dee Dee Warwick 9/25 (2008)
Herb Fame – Peaches & Herb 10/1
Elvin Bishop 10/21
JJ Jackson 11/8 (2004)
Stephen Caldwell – Orlons 11/22

And finally, Claudette Rogers Robinson (Miracles) was born on 6/20—but in 1942?  Some sources
say yes, though others accurately state 1938 (Doncha love publicists?). And at 84, she’s still with
us! 

I easily could have kept this theme going for another few weeks.  Quite the milestone for rock and
roll, which Mitch Miller was positive couldn’t last. Happy birthday to those above who are still around
to celebrate—and to Scotty in East Chicago who became an octogenarian last year too!



DECEMBER 2022


FRIDAY DECEMBER 30, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’ll be back next year.  That means this coming
Monday.  A full three hours of Monday Night Trivia live on Monday January 2nd.  It will also be the
closing of The Rollye James’ I Hate The Holidays Club. Congratulations, you survived it!  Last night
we had a lot of fun talking with Steve Bryant. (You can find links to his YouTube page and his blog
in the post below.)  All the bumpers were Steve’s: 

Not Leavin’ On A Jet Plane
The Old Inflation Blues
Older Wiser Kind of Guy
The Disinformation Governance Board
Call Me A Senior Citizen
Take Me Home Sweet Jesus
Just One
They Can’t Cancel The Truth
Only A Dollar A Day


THURSDAY DECEMBER 29, 2022 10:58 PM CT.. We're talking to Steve Bryant as I type this. 
Check out  some of his parodies here, and his blog here.   Discussing the Poopin' Moose now


THURSDAY DECEMBER 29, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Last show of the year tonight and it starts right
after the Blackhawks (probably around 10:30 PM CT).  Joining me is Steve Bryant, so you know it
will be a good time.  For 15 years, Steve was the biggest seller on QVC, and for good reason too. 
He’s hilarious.  He’s also a talented song writer.  We’ll play some of his stuff, reminisce about the
oddest things ever sold on home shopping networks, and hopefully hear from you.  Had fun last
night—thanks for all the calls. The bumpers were mostly by request:

Eddie Holland – If It’s Love It’s Alright -1962 Motown
Jerry Reed – East Bound And Down – 1977 RCA
Major Lance – Phyllis – 1960 Mercury
Jesse Belvin – What Can I Do Without You – Unreleased
Kathy Mattea – Eighteen Wheels & A Dozen Roses – 1987 Mercury
Jim Croce – Speedball Tucker – 1973 ABC (LP: Life & Times)
Bo Diddley – Ooh Baby – 1967 Checker
Friendly Brothers – Operator – 1959 VeeJay
Ernest Tubb – Saturday Satan Sunday Saint – 1969 Decca
CW McCall – Classified – 1975 MGM


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’re live again tonight starting at 10. Please
call!   We had a lot of fun last night, talking about radio and records to several of you and playing
excerpts of songs.  Whatever’s on your mind, we’ll tackle tonight.  As for the bumpers (almost all by
request):

Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia – 1973 Buddah
Curtis Lee – Pretty Little Angel Eyes – 1961 Dunes 
Miracles – All I Want Is You – 1960 Chess
Drew-Vels – Tell Him – 1964 Capitol 
Major Lance Um Um Um Um Um Um – 1963 Okeh 
Miracles – I Gotta Dance To Keep From Cryin’ – 1963 Tamla 
Jimmie Rodgers – The World I Used To Know – 1964 Dot
Glenn Yarbrough – I’ve Been To Town – 1965 RCA
Lou Johnson - Magic Potion – 1963 Big Top
Rick Astley – Together Forever – 1988 RCA (a request of course)
Little Anthony & The Imperials – I’m Alright – 1959 End


TUESDAY DECEMBER 27, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We're live tonight and on time, starting at 10--
please call!   Many of you did call last night, including an impressive amount of first time callers, all
of which made Monday Night Trivia a pleasure to do. To my utter amazement, no one got the
straggler question. I say that because I've had it on my desk for a few years and always thought,
'nah, too easy'.  Boy was I wrong.  I revealed it at the end of the show, along with the Bumper
Stumper songs, but not the theme, which will continue next week.  As for that question:

By 2004 more than half of all newly built US homes had this.  30 years earlier in 1974, only 17%
had it.  Had what?  A second floor (according to the Washington Post 1/24/04).   And as for those
Bumper Stumpers:

O’Jays – Stand In For Love – 1966 Imperial
Intruders – A Love That’s Real – 1967 Gamble
Manfred Mann – The One In The Middle
Tokens – Please Write – 1963 Laurie
Lavenders - Cool It Down – 1961 CR
Marvelettes – Don’t Make Hurting Me A Habit – 1968 Tamla
Parliaments – All Your Goodies Are Good – 1967 Revilot 
Impressions – I Need You – 1965 ABC Paramount 
Freda Payne – It’s Yours To Have – 1974 ABC/Dunhill
Miracles – If Your Mother Only Knew – 1962 Tamla
Vogues – Earth Angel – 1969 Reprise


FRIDAY DECEMBER 23, 2022 3:31 AM... It’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia tonight so sit back
and enjoy the show and mark your calendar for this coming Monday 10PM when we’ll do it live
again.  The Rollye James I Hate The Holidays Club won’t be joining you Christmas eve or night
because they fall on weekends this year, but I’ll be with you in spirit and will be looking forward to
talking to you Monday.

Kenny & Tommy – Some Day (You’ll Be My Love) – Heritage
Marv Johnson – Unbreakable Love – 1963 UA
Jay Lee Webb – She’s Looking Better By The Minute – 1969 Decca
Kenny Vance – Doo Wop Christmas
Paul Anka – Eso Beso – 1962 RCA
Youngsters – Christmas In Jail – 1956 Empire
Echelons – A Christmas Long Ago – 1991 BAB
Emotions – What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas – 1973 Volt
Bill Mumy & Sarah Taylor – I’ve Got Some Presents For Santa – 1994 Rhino


THURSDAY DECEMBER 22, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Full show tonight, starting at 10 Central. I hope
you’ll join me—and call!  Last night’s post-Blackhawks show ran the gamut from the Yankee
Network to Bob and Earl (I still can’t believe I confused Harlem Shuffle with Harlem Nocturne. More
proof

Chipmunks with the music of David Seville  – The Chipmunk Song – 1958 Liberty
Al Jarreau – The Christmas Song – 1982 Warner
Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz It’s Christmas – 1963 Atlantic
Classics IV – Spooky – 1967 Imperial
Buchanan & Goodman – Buchanan & Goodman On Trial – 1956 Luniverse
Johnny Otis – Harlem Nocturne – Bob & Earl Harlem Shuffle 


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  We’ll likely start at 11 PM CT tonight right after
the Blackhawks. I hope you’ll call!   Last night we talked about the dearth of Christmas shoppers in
evidence in big box store parking lots.  We’ll probably have more about that tonight and whatever’s
on your mind.  We also noted the sad passing of Charlie Gracie at 86.  Covid took him out of the
game, but until last Spring he was still going strong.  We’ll talk with his son, Charlie Gracie, Jr. soon
about his fabulous career!   Bumpers last night—mostly your requests.  I had to start off with the
Marcels to get you in the Christmas spirit. Nothing says holidays quite like going into debt:

Marcels – Friendly Loans – 1962 Colpix
Jimmy Barnes – No Regrets – 1959 Gibraltar
Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby – 1953 RCA 
James Booker – Gonzo – 1960 Peacock 
Charlie Gracie – Fabulous 1957 Cameo
Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - 1963 Philles
Wally Lewis – Kathleen – 1963 Sims
Mel & Tim – Backfield In Motion – 1969 Bamboo 
Donny Hathaway - This Christmas – 1972 Atco
Rupert Holmes – Who, What, When, Where, Why – 1976 Epic


TUESDAY DECEMBER 20, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Slightly delayed show tonight due to Northwestern
Basketball, but I suspect we'll be on by 10:15 or so (though basketball is unpredictable). I hope
you'll call!  Had a lot of fun (and full lines all night) with Monday Night Trivia last night.  You didn't
answer the question I posed, so we'll leave it as a straggler for next week.  As for the Bumper
Stumpers, we had a theme but I'm probably going to stick with it next Monday night, so I won't
reveal it (yet).  As for what we played, you got several of them:

Barbara Lynn – Until Then I’ll Suffer – 1971 Atlantic
Bobby McClure – Sitting In The Park - 1980 February 11 Records 
Elvin Bishop – Sure Feels Good – 1975 Capricorn
Leon Haywood – It’s Got To be Mellow – 1967 Decca
Angels – Cry Baby Cry – 1962 Caprice  Phyllis “Jiggs” Allbut
Otis Clay – She’s About A Mover – 1968 Cotillion
Peaches & Herb – Let’s Make A Promise – 1968 Date
Orlons – Heart Darling Angel – 1961 Cameo 
Billy Swan – Don’t Be Cruel – 1975 Monument 
Edwin Starr – I’m Still A Struggling Man – 1969 Gordy
Len Barry – Lip Sync – 1965 Decca  


FRIDAY DECEMBER 16, 2022 3:31 AM..  Tonight it’s a replay of Monday Night Trivia and then on
Monday Night we’re live doing it again at 10-- and I hope you’ll call.  Last night was a lot of fun.
Talking to Johnny Goyen always is.  We covered a lot of ground including classic country- the real
deal, not what commercial stations call it.  If Spade Cooley, Ernest Tubb, Jimmy Wakely, Red Foley,
Webb Pierce and the like are what floats your boat, you’re gonna love CowPokeRadio.com
They’re playing Hank Thompson as I type this.  As for last night’s bumpers, they were mostly
requests:

Jo Stafford – You Belong To Me – 1952 Columbia
Duprees – You Belong To Me – 1962 Coed
Spade Cooley & His Orchestra – I’ve Taken All I’m Gonna Take From You – 1945 Okeh
Wally Lewis – Kathleen – 1958 Dot (and I played the version on Sims on the stream)
Four Tops – I Like Everything About You – 1966 Motown
Charlie Rich – Mohair Sam – 1965 Smash


THURSDAY DECEMBER 15, 2022 3:31 AM CT... We’ll be delayed by an hour tonight.
(Blackhawks)  So join me at 11 CT and please call!  Last night was the standard ‘something close to
nothing but different from the night before’ but I did play several of your requests:

Major Lance – The Monkey Time – 1963 Okeh
Grandmaster Flash – The Message – 1982 Sugar Hill
Moonglows – Sincerely – 1954 Chess 
Jimmy Conwell – Second Hand Happiness – 1966 Mirwood
Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie – When The Levee Breaks – 1929 Columbia
Formations – At The Top Of The Stairs – 1967 Bank
Linda Jones – Hypnotized – 1967 Loma 
Eddie Kendricks – Intimiate Friends – 1978 Tamla 
Richard Berry – Louie Louie – 1956 Flip


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight starting at 10 CT.  Do call. 
Last night we covered J.J. Barnes death, and played some snippets of his two chart records, which
were far from the bulk of his career.  Like many soul singers, he became an integral part of Great
Britain’s Northern Soul movement.  We talked a bit about radio (of course) and wrapped it up with
my complete lack of understanding why anyone would invest in cybercurrencies.  (If you think
differently, call me tonight, but from my natural distrust of everything, it sounds like a potential
disaster—as it’s turning out to be for FTX investors.)  Bumpers?
 
Who Do You Love – Bo Diddley – 1956 Checker
Woolies – 1967 Dunhill
George Thorogood – 1978 Rounder
Louis Prima – Angelina – 1957 Capitol  
Earl Grant – The End – 1958 Decca 
Bobby Goldsboro – See The Funny Little Clown - 1964 UA


TUESDAY DECEMBER 13, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  Short show tonight. I expect we’ll be on around
11:30 PM CT after the Blackhawks. I hope you’ll call.  Fun as always playing Monday Night Trivia
with you last night. In addition to our straggler, I asked two more questions and you got them all:

In the latter 70s, 48 people were known to have made their living doing this.  By 2000 over 35,000
did.  Today world wide, over a quarter of a million people earn the bulk of their income doing it.
Doing what? Imitating Elvis. [Seattle Post Intelligencier]

In America, there are more of them per capita in Massachusetts than any other state, and fewer of
them in Mississippi than any other state. Most and least what?  Psychiatrists.

You’ll find them in virtually every residential neighborhood.  It’s hard to believe the first one didn’t
appear until the latter 1800s.  What is it?  A children’s playground.  (The first one was in Boston in
1886 behind a children’s mission, comprised mostly of piles of sand.)  [Parks & Recreation, May 1,
2001]  (Our caller said neighborhood parks, but that was close enough for me, especially since it
was almost 1 AM.)

Below are our Bumper Stumpers and here’s the theme:  Every one of these artists made it into the
top 5 nationally (either Pop or R&B or both, according to Billboard) and never even cracked the
national top 40 charts, Pop or R&B, again)

Fiestas – That Was Me – 1959 Old Town 
Jimmy Charles – Age For Love – 1960 Promo
Pastels – So Far Away – 1958 Argo
Phil Phillips – Sweet Affection – 1961 Mercury
Danleers – Half A Block From An Angel – 1960 Epic
Rays – Magic Moon - 1960 XYZ
O’Kaysions – Little Miss Flirt – 1984 I-Katcher
Silhouettes – Bull Frog – 1961 20th Fox 
Robert Parker – Twistin’ Out In Space – 1962 Imperial
Bobby Hendricks – A Thousand Dreams - 1958 Sue
Elegants – Goodnight – 1958 APT


FRIDAY DECEMBER 9, 2022 3:31 AM CT.. Tonight at 10, you’ll hear a replay of Monday Night
Trivia, so please don’t call.  But if you didn’t catch it live, you might want to listen for the straggler
question. We’ll pick it up with that one, this coming Monday at 10.  Call then!  Thanks for your calls
last night.  I couldn’t have made it through the show without you. I’m not sure what’s going on
physically, but you helped immeasurably. Hopefully by Monday I’ll be in fine shape, though I’ll be on
the Elemental Diet (basically not eating for two weeks) so we’ll see how it goes. As for last nights
bumpers:

Jerry Butler – Mr. Dream Merchant – 1967 Mercury
Edgar Winter Group – Easy Street – 1974 Epic
Dan Hartman – Instant Replay – 1978 Blue Sky
Donald Byrd – Cantalope Island – 1965 Verve
5 Royales – Crazy Crazy Crazy – 1953 Apollo
C&C Music Factory – Things That Make You Go Hmmm – 1991 Columbia
Ben E. King – Supernatural Thing – 1975 Atlantic
Concords- Should I Cry – 1964 Epic
Jerry Butler – Make It Easy On Yourself – 1962 VeeJay
Hawkshaw Hawkins – Lonesome 7-7203 – 1963 King
Lewis Lymon & The Teenchordds – I’m So Happy – 1956 Fury


THURSDAY DECEMBER 8, 2022 3:31 AM CT... Full show tonight at 10. Please call!   As usual last
night was an AOR show—All Over the Road.  Everything from people (and authorities) behaving
badly to December 7th history that doesn’t include bombing.  I also played several of your requests:

Four Buddies – My Summer’s Gone - 1951 Savoy
Larks – Rockin’ in The Rocket Room – 1954 Lloyds
Billy Harner – Homicide Dresser – 1967 Kama Sutra
Lynn White featuring J Blackburn – May The Best Man Win – 1990 SOH/Chelsea Avenue
Jacksonians – California Dreamin’ – 1973 MGM
Shirelles – Dedicated To The One I Love – 1958 Scepter
JJ Cale – Cocaine – 1976 Shelter
Frankie Beverly & The Butlers – I Want to Feel I’m Wanted – 1971 Rouser
Rhonda McDaniel & Rickey Godfrey – Stop Look Listen To Your Heart – 2007 Ripete
Freddy Cannon – Transistor Sister – 1961 Swan


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7, 2022 3:31 AM CT...  We've got a full show tonight starting at 10 PM
CT.  I hope you’ll call.  Julie Ryan will join us again on Thursday January 5th at 10 PM CT.  I’m not
sure if we’ll take calls as I’ve got a lot of questions I’d like her to address, and I bet you’ll be
interested too.   Her book,"Angelic Attendants:  What Really Happens As We Transition From
This World Into The Next" is a wonderful read (or listen) and she’ll give you a digital copy in print
and an audio copy in .mp3 absolutely free.  Click here, fill out the form, and in the message section
just write you want a free copy of Angelic Attendants that she mentioned on The Rollye James
Show.  You’ll get both files. No catch.  I promise.   In addition to talking about various oddities and
outrages, I managed to play several of your requests too:

Emotions – So I Can Love You – 1969 Volt
Shorty Long – Devil With The Blue Dress – 1964 Soul
Billy Vera & The Beaters – At This Moment – 1987 Rhino
Four Tops – Baby I Need Your Lovin – 1964 Motown
Exciters – Tell Him – 1962 US
Gems – Love For Christmas – 1964 Chess
Steve Alaimo – Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ – 1963 Checker
Chi Coltrane – Thunder And Lightning – 1972 Columbia
Bobby Vee - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - 1962 Liberty
Courtship – Oops It Just Slipped Out – 1973 Glades


TUESDAY DECEMBER 6, 2022 3:31 AM CT..  Full show tonight at 10. Please call. (Between now
and then I’ll try to think of a few reasons why you should.  Feel free to come up with your own.)  
You got a couple questions I raised last night on Monday Night Trivia, and one remains a straggler
for next week.  Here’s what you knew:

Every one of us has used one of these consumable-related conveniences.  They make life so much
easier.  Some of us even seek them out, and virtually all of us are grateful to encounter them.  They
weren’t invented until 1959, and didn’t become ubiquitous until the mid 1960s. What are they?  Pull
top cans.  Ernie Fraze forgot the can opener when went on a family picnic in 1949.  Forced to use
his car bumper to open a beer, he sought a better way.  It took a few years to receive the patent for
a ring that pulled off the entire top. Then he went further and in 1965 got a second patent for the
pop top can opener to puncture a hole in the top of canned beverages. 

These have been in all of our lives forever. There’s nobody who isn’t thoroughly familiar with them,
some on a daily basis.  You’d almost think these existed since recorded history began, but even
though commonplace now, the first one only dates back to the 1700s. First what? Restaurant. (The
first one, Casa Botin, opened in 1725 in Madrid.)

Bumper Stumpers:

5 Royales – Catch That Teardrop – 1962 Home of the Blues
Al Matthews – Fool – 1975 Columbia
Belita Woods – That’s When I’ll Stop Loving You – 1969 Moira
Beverly & The Del Capris – Mama, I Think I’m In Love – 1964 Columbia
Calendars – I’m Gonna Laugh At You – 1961 Coed
Cholli Maye – You Will Never Get Away – 1963 Gold Records Incorporated
Dean Randolph – How About That – 1962 Chancellor
Deon Jackson – Hard To Get A Thing Called Love – 1967 Carla
Eskew Reeder – Never Again – 1962 Minit
Frankie Karl & The Dreams  – I’m So Glad – 1968 DC
Turbans – Golden Rings – 1961 Parkway

The theme?  I played them alphabetically by group name or artist first name.  (I count written
numerals ahead of letters, which explains the 5 Royales leading the pack.)


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.