Friday, January 02, 2009

January 2, 2009, playlist with host Alex McNeil

Happy New Year! Today is the first of several Friday Lost and Found's exploring the music of 1969.
[All of today's selections were released as singles in 1969, or reached peak position on Billboard's pop charts that year.]
01. Cat Mother & All-Night Newsboys - Good Old Rock and Roll (45)
02. Rascals - Carry Me Back (CD)
03. Bob Seger System - Ramblin' Gamblin' Man (LP)
04. Spirit - I Got a Line on You (CD)
05. Electric Indian - Keem-O-Sabe (CD)
06. Keith Barbour - Echo Park (CD)
07. John Mayall - Don't Waste My Time (45)
08. Goodees - Condition Red (CD)
09. Earth Opera - Home to You (CD)
10. Sesame Street Theme (CD)
11. Ella Fitzgerald - Get Ready (LP)
12. Sweet Inspirations - Crying in the Rain (CD)
13. Linda Jones - I Who Have Nothing (CD)
14. Edwin Hawkins' Singers - Blowin' in the Wind (45)
15. Billy Mitchell Group - Oh Happy Day (45)
16. Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino (CD)
17. Canned Heat - Time Was (45)
18. Blackwell - Wonderful (45)
19. Russell Morris - The Real Thing, part 1 (45)
20. Quicksilver Messenger Service - Who Do You Love (CD)
21. Dick Hyman & Electric Eclectics - The Minotaur (45)
22. Buchanan Brothers - The Last Time (CD)
23. Country Fever - Too Much of Nothing (45)
24. Ola & Janglers - Let's Dance (45)
25. The Road - She's Not There (LP)
26. Royal Blue - Dizzy (CD)
27. Thomas East & Fabulous Playboys - I Get a Groove (45)
28. Howlin' Wolf - Evil (45)
29. Patti Austin - The Family Tree (CD)
30. Corner Boys - Gang War (Don't Make No Sense) (45)
31. Fabulous Counts - Jan Jan (45)
32. The from Marcus Welby, M.D. (CD)
33. Everly Brothers - Cuckoo Bird (CD)
34. Frank Sinatra - Rain in My Heart (45)
35. Roy Orbison - Penny Arcade (LP)
36. Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go, My Lovely (CD)
37. Duke Baxter - Everybody Knows Matilda (CD)
38. Delaney & Bonnie - When the Battle Is Over (LP)


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for another excellent show, Alex.
But in typing the playlist somehow one song got omitted. You played "Rain In My Heart" by Frank Sinatra after the Roy Orbison song. Should be #34 on the playlist.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I see that Frank Sinatra has been added to the playlist, but actually he was played between Roy Orbison and Peter Sarstedt.
Once again, thanks to Lost & Found for playing so many of these still-great records. Although I have many of these original 45's (Cat Mother, Rascals, Spirit, Electric Indian, Keith Barbour, Goodees, Earth Opera, Sir Douglas Quintet, Canned Heat, Dick Hyman, The Road, Peter Sarstedt, and Duke Baxter) only on Lost & Found can we still hear them on the radio. Certainly not further on up the dial!
Trivia: I don't think you mentioned that the Cat Mother record was produced by Jimi Hendrix.

I believe "The Minotaur" was the longest 45 up to that time (running time on the label given as 7:30, beating previous record holders "MacArthur Park" at 7:20 and "Hey Jude" at 7:11 in 1968). Know any longer 45's before 1969?

Interesting that "She's Not There" by The Road didn't even make the Billboard Top 100. It did well here in Boston, reaching #3 on WRKO's top 30 (the week of March 27, 1969). By the way, I recommend to anyone who has that original 45, turn it over and check out the flip of my favorite wacky B-sides.

6:21 AM  

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