Friday, January 16, 2009

January 16, 2009, playlist with host Alex McNeil

Yes, still more music from 1969. All selections were issued as singles that year.
01. Desmond Dekker & Aces - Israelites (CD)
02. Rugbys - You, I (45)
03. Neil Diamond - Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show (LP)
04. Peppermint Rainbow - Will You Be Staying After Sunday (45)
05. Little Big Horns - Then Came Bronson (45)
06. David Ruffin - My Whole World Ended (CD)
07. Edwin Starr & Blinky - Oh How Happy (CD)
08. Shorty Long - Whiter Shade of Pale (45)
09. Earl Van Dyke - Runaway Child Running Wild (45)
10. Robbs - Movin' (45)
11. Hit Parade - Ah Ha Ha, Do Your Thing (45)
12, John Cowsill - Path of Love (CD)
13. Alan Copeland Singers - Classical Gas/Scarborough Fair (45)
14. Noble Knights - Sing a Simple Song (45)
15. Peggy Scott & JoJo Benson - Soulshake (45)
16. Simon Stokes & Nighthawks - Voodoo Woman (45)
17. Isley Brothers - Black Berries, pt. 1 (45)
18. Clarence Reid - Nobody But You Babe (45)
19. Ella Washington - He Called Me Baby (45)
20. Cliff Nobles & Co. - Switch It On (45)
21. Blue Mink - Melting Pot (CD)
22. Marianne Faithfull - Sister Morphine (CD)
23. Jennifer - I Am Waiting (LP)
24. Free Ferry - Mary, What Have You Become (45)
25. Theme from Room 222
26. Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart - L-U-V (Let Us Vote) (45)
27. Ronettes - You Came, You Saw, You Conquered (CD)
28. Malibu's - A Broken Man (CD)
29. Southwind - Ready to Ride (CD)
30. James Gang - Funk #48 (CD)
31. Ruby Winters - Always David (45)
32. King Curtis - Instant Groove (CD)
33. Bubble Puppy - Hot Smoke and Sassafras (CD)
34. Motherlode- When I Die (CD)
35. Art Linkletter - We Love You, Call Collect (45)
36. Thunderclap Newman - Something in the Air (LP)


Anonymous Al of Somerville said...

Another great show, Alex. Thank you. Incidentally, according to ARSA, the Radio Survey Archive website, "Melting Pot" was a hit in a few U.S. cities, charting at #24 on KINK out of Portland, Ore. and #25 on WHYN in Springfield, MA.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for another fine show, Alex.
Incidentally, Mark Francis played the B-side (or was it the A-side?) of that Free Ferry 45 (called "Friend") on his show about two years ago. Both good tunes. There's a 45 I'll have to look for.
More on "Melting Pot": It could actually be considered a 1970 release in the USA, as it started appearing on what few charts it did appear on over here, in February 1970. The U.S. 45 (Philips 40658) was released here in early 1970, or possibly very late 1969. So although it was certainly recorded and was a British hit in 1969 it was not until 1970 that it appeared over here.
About the 45 of "Melting Pot": in your posting of the playlist you list that you played the song from a CD. Would you like the 45? I purchased it later in 1970 after hearing and liking very much Blue Mink's late 1970 hit "Our World" (and its cool instrumental B-side). I hadn't heard "Melting Pot" before, so I took a chance it might be as good as "Our World". But I was very disappointed! Although I appreciate the message they're trying to say, I really did not (and still don't) like the song at all! And the B-side was nothing special either. So if, for your record collection, you don't already have a nice copy of the original U.S. Philips 45, it's all yours!
---- Richard Finegan

2:59 PM  

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