Saturday, June 20, 2009

June 19, 2009, playlist with host Alex McNeil

Girl Groups and the like:
01. Teen Queens - Eddie My Love (CD, 1956)
02. Shirelles - Big John (CD, 1961)
03. Chiffons - I Have a Boyfriend (CD, 1964)
04. Exciters - He's Got the Power (CD, 1963)
05. Cookies - Don't Say Nothin' Bad About My Baby (CD, 1963)
06. Bonnie - Close Your Eyes (CD, 1965)
07. Petites - Is Thirteen Too Young to Fall in Love (45, 1964)
08. Vonnair Sisters - Goodbye to Toyland (45, 1962)
09. Martha & Vandellas - You've Been in Love Too Long (CD, 1965)
10. Priscilla Mitchell - It Comes and Goes (CD, 1965)
11. Persianettes - Run Run (CD, 1966)
12. Terry & Tunisians - Tom Tom (CD, 1965)
13. Three Degrees - Tales Are True (CD, 1966)
14. Clinger Sisters - Shoop Shoop de Doop Rama Lama Ding Dong Yeah Yeah Yeah (CD, 1964)
15. Elektras - All I Want to Do Is Run (CD, 1963)
16. Sandie Shaw - Girl Don't Come (CD, 1965)
17. Mally Page - You Can Be Wrong About Boys (CD, 1966)
18. Nita Rossi - Untrue Unfaithful (That Was You) (CD, 1965)
19. Goldie & Gingerbreads - Walking in Different Circles (CD, 1965)
20. Jan Panter - Scratch My Back (CD, 1966)
21. Pussycats - Dressed in Black (CD, 1966)
22. Reparata & Delrons - I'm Nobody's Baby Now (CD, 1966)
23. Whyte Boots - Nightmare (CD, 1967)
24. Shangri-Las - I Can Never Go Home Any More (CD, 1965)
25. Nella Dodds - You Don't Love Me Any More (CD, 1964)
26. Bob B. Soxx & Blue Jeans - Why Do Lovers Break Each Others' Heart (45, 1963)
27. Dixie Cups - You Should Have Seen the Way He Looked at Me (CD, 1964)
28. Donays - Devil in His Heart (CD, 1961)
29. Blossoms - Good Good Lovin' (CD, 1966)
30. Gems - He Makes Me Feel So Good (CD, 1965)
31. Raeletts - One Hurt Deserves Another (45, 1967)
32. Ginny Arnell - Dumb Head (CD, 1964)
33. Jelly Beans - Goodnight Baby (CD, 1964)
34. Pixies Three - 442 Glenwood Avenue (CD, 1964)
35. Honeybees - One Wonderful Night (CD, 1964)
36. Ribbons - Ain't Gonna Kiss Ya (CD, 1963)
37. Cathy Saint - Big Bad World (CD, 1963)
38. Roddie Joy - If There's Anything Else You Want (CD, 1965)
39. Rev-Lons - After Last Night (CD, 1963)
40. Bernadette Carroll - Party Girl (CD, 1964)
41. Baby Jane & Rockabyes - Half Deserted Street (CD, 1963)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Dumb Heads in Toyland"!!
Excellent great wonderful show Alex! Many songs I'd never heard before. I even enjoyed Goodbye to Toyland and Dumb Head! Sure they may be silly, corny and perhaps a bit dated, but isn't that much of the charm of these kinds of records? They just don't make them like that any more, and we won't be hearing 99% of what you played on this show anywhere further up the dial.
Regarding Goodbye to Toyland, I am very familiar with many vintage recordings of this ancient Victor Herbert standard ("Toyland"), and thought this was a cool and interesting 1962 updating of the tune. Coincidentally, or perhaps not, this 45 was on Disney's Vista record label, and when it came out Walt Disney had just produced a movie version of "Babes in Toyland". It was released in December 1961 and so would probably still have been playing when this 45 came out. As you noted, the record did not make the top 100, but they must have been hoping for some publicity from the movie.
More shows like this would be welcome any time! And keeping it before 1967 is fine.
--- Richard Finegan

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad news: an original & founding member of a favorite group has passed away - Bob Bogle of The Ventures, on June 14.
I hope you will plan a tribute on the next, or an upcoming Lost & Found show.
The Ventures have always been top favorites of mine. I saw them live several times in the 1980's. I have about 65 of their LP's and at least 55 singles (and all acquired years and years ago, long before the advent of eBay!)
It is very difficult to choose favorite Ventures songs out of so many great ones, but I have a few, and thought I'd mention some and let them serve as requests, if you want to consider any of them if & when you do a Bob Bogle & Ventures tribute.
The recording "Lonely Heart" (1961) is perhaps my favorite. It was co-written by Bogle, so would be fitting as part of a tribute. It is available on the B-side of the 45 "Ram-Bunk-Shush" and on the album "Another Smash" (1961). Another top favorite is "Nutty" (the Ventures' 1966 rockin' updating of "The Nutcracker Suite", much better, I think, than "Nutrocker", other groups' similar takes on that classic tune). And the Ventures' "Nutty" has a special significance to Boston. I don't know if you were watching Boston Bruins hockey on Channel 38 in the 1970's, but if so, you'd know that The Ventures' recording of "Nutty" was played as the Bruins' theme before every game on Channel 38. If you'd play that one I'm sure it will be a nostalgic treat for any listeners who were Bruins fans back then, and may not be aware where the theme recording was from.
"Nutty" can be found on at least two Ventures albums: "Where the Action Is" (1966) and "Guitar Genius" (a budget-priced compilation from about 1969).
Another Ventures recording that would be familiar to Bruins fans who watched the games on Ch. 38 back then is "The Swingin' Creeper", available on the 1965 album "The Ventures a Go-Go", and also on the "Guitar Genius" compilation, as well as another compilation "The Versatile Ventures", and on Dolton 45# 306.
Ch.38 used "The Swingin' Creeper" as the opening theme tune for their "Bruins Highlights" show that followed each game.
Bob Bogle gets co-writer (and actually arranger would be the better term on "Nutty") on both "Nutty" and "The Swingin' Creeper" so once again they'd be fitting for a Bob Bogle tribute.

--- Richard Finegan

12:41 AM  

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