Tuesday, January 10, 2006

We had, on short notice, a quick visit from WRDV legend Rich Reinhart last Saturday. It was wonderful to see.. and hear.. him.. he sounds great and looks fantastic.

A couple of announcements about the show... we will have long time collector and student of the music Carl Tancredi as a guest collector on January 28. He brings a unique blend of rare rhythm and blues to the show. And we tentatively have Paul Ressler, another very deep collector and owner of one of the finest collection of photographs of Rhythm And Blues artists, scheduled for February.

We of course note with sadness the passing of Lou Rawls. This Saturday, in addition to our January features on The Chantels, Otis Williams, and Little Richard, we'll do a tribute to Lou.

Here's the playlist from this past Saturday:

1 Baby Be There - Bobby Hall And The Kings
2 After New Years Eve - The Heartbeats
3 What A Party - Jesse Allen
4 I Knew It All The Time - Otis Williams And The Charms
5 A Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On - Little Richard
6 Prayee - The Chantels
7 Ways Of Romance - The Chessmen
8 There's Something About This Girl - The Casualeers
9 Oh But She Did - The El Capris
10 Somebody Changed The Lock - Tarheel Slim
11 Dear Ann - The Medallions
12 That's Why - Jackie Wilson
13 I Was Wrong - The Moonglows
14 The Rocks - Smiley Lewis
15 Two Hearts - Otis Williams And The Charms
16 Why Did You Leave Me - Little Richard
17 Anytime, Anyplace Anywhere - The Chantels
18 I'm Gonna Build On That Shore - The Soul Stirrers
19 Candlelight - The Concords
20 Just A Little Bit - Big Time Sarah
21 Day By Day - The Capitols
22 Cause You're My Lover - The Five Keys
23 Love Potion No. 9 - The Clovers
24 Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore - Ruby And The Romantics
25 I Lost A Love - Dorothy Prince
26 Goodbye To Love - The Chantels
27 Baby Face - Little Richard
28 Pardon Me - Otis Williams And The Charms
29 September Song - The Ravens (thanks Rich Reinhart!)
30 Honey Love - The Drifters
31 Coming Down With The Blues - Marcia Ball

Saturday, January 07, 2006

January's featured artists will be The Chantels, Otis Williams And The Charms, and Little Richard.

Here's last week's playlist:

1 New Year's Eve - The Cameos
2 Pretend You're Still Mine - The Sheppards
3 Th Blues Jumped A Rabbit - Hot Lips Page And His Orchestra
4 One Mint Julep - The Persuasions
5 Alone On New Year's Eve - The Manhattans
6 Pretty Pretty Girl - The Timetones
7 My Heart's The Biggst Fool - The Robins
8 Ringin' In A Brand New Year - The Dominoes
9 Remember When - The Platters
10 Happy New Year To You - Sun Ra
11 Florence - The Paragons
12 You're Looking Good - Dee Clark
13 What Are You Going To Do - The Moonglows
14 When I Woke Up This Morning - Jimmy Reed
15 Tennessee Waltz - Otis Redding
16 I'm Free - The Five Embers feat Richard Brown
17 Don't Say Goodnight - The Valentines
18 Happy New Year - Johnny Otis Orch
19 Christmas To New Years - The Larks
20 Just Because You Can't Be Mine - Bettye Swan
21 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve - The Orioles
22 Truly Yours - The Spinners
23 I'd Like To Recommend You To The Lord The Jackson Southernaires
24 Happy New Year - Lightnin' Hopkins
25 My Dearest, My Darling - The Five Willows
26 Sneaky Pete - Jesse Stone And His Band
27 Talk About The Weather - The Gems
28 There's No Other - The Crystals
29 Fine Brown Frame - The Rayvonettes
30 Little Girl From The Candy Store - Art Neville
31 Hello, Mr. New Year - The Coolbreezers

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

We'll be sprinkling some New Year's tunes into this Saturday's (New Year's Eve) show. Here's the playlist from Christmas Eve:

1 Great Day In December - The Swan Silvertones
2 Jesus Christ The Baby - The Six Trumpets with Maggie Ingram
3 Silent Night - The Pilgrim Travelers
4 Glory To The New Born King - The Angelic Gospel Singers
5 Glad News - The Radio Gospel Singers
6 Ride In The Chariot - The Gospel Solotones
7 Let's Go To Church On Christmas - The Sensational Sunset Jubilaires
8 Silent Night - The Gospel Keynotes
9 Mary's Boy Child - The Gospel Clefs
10 O Little Town Of Bethlehem - The Harmonizing Four
11 Mary Had A Baby - The Golden Gate Quartet
12 What Child Is This - Mahalia Jackson
13 Remember - The Violinaires
14 I'll Be Home For Christmas - The Pilgrim Travelers
15 O Holy Night - The Bluenotes
16 Hey Santa Claus - The Moonglows
17 Does It Have To Be Christmas - Ray Pettis
18 Let's Exchange Hearts For Christmas - The Lyrics
19 Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - The Cadillacs
20 A Christmas Letter - La Fets And Kitty
21 It's Christmas Time - The Five Keys
22 Little Red Shoes - Jerry Butler
23 Christmas In Heaven - The Dominoes
24 Let Christmas Ring - The Coolbreezers
25 A Christmas Prayer - The Penguins
26 An Old Fashioned Christmas - Kenny Williams And The Dells
27 Christmas Prayer - The Valentines
28 Just A Lonely Christmas - The Moonglows
29 Lonely Christmas - The Orioles
30 All I Want For Christmas - The Larks
31 It's Christmas Once Again - Frankie Lymon
32 Silent Night - The Ravens

Friday, December 23, 2005

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and happy new year. Tomorrow, Christmas Eve, will be one hour of Gospel performers, and one hour of classic R and B vocal group sounds. Hope you can join us at 10 AM EST.

Here's the playlist from December 17 (and a thank you to Doug Rohrman for the information on that Eddie Swanston/Mello Moods record) :

1 Rock Around The Christmas Tree - Big Bud
2 Happy Holiday - The Shells
3 Please Come Home For Christmas - Foundation
4 White Christmas - Dobbie Dobson
5 Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney - Ella Fitzgerald And Vocal Group
6 Silent Night - The Sentimentalists
7 Mr Santa Claus - Nathaniel Mayer
8 Mambo Santa Mambo - The Enchanters
9 Mr. Santa's Boogie - The Marshall Brothers
10 White Christmas - The Ravens
11 The Christmas Spirit - The Motivations
12 This Christmas - Donny Hathaway
13 Hey Santa Claus (Live)- The Moonglows
14 Wrap Yourself I A Christmas Package - Charles Brown
15 Merry Christmas Baby - Chuck Berry
16 Santa Claus - Sonny Boy Williamson
17 Jingle Bells - Little Willie John And Group
18 Papa Ain't No Santa Claus Mama Ain't No Christmas Tree - Butterbeans And Susie
19 I Can't Wait Til Quistmas Day - Mel Blanc (Elmer Fudd)
20 Can This Be Christmas - The Falcons
21 God Gave Us Christmas - Oscar McLollie And His Honey Jumpers
22 Poor Little Jesus Boy - Percy Sledge
23 Frosty The Snowman - Fats Domino
24 The Christmas Song - Eddie Swanston Quintet with the Mello Moods
25 Rock N Roly Poly Santa Claus - Lillian Briggs
26 Christmas In Jail - The Youngsters
27 It's Christmas Time - Sun Ra
28 Christmas Day - Detroit Junior
29 Every Heart Is Home At Christmas - The Five Keys
30 Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - The Golden Gate Quartet
31 Oh Holy Night - The Orioles

Saturday, December 17, 2005

I've been really bad at keeping current on the posts... I apologize for that. No compelling reason for being so tardy. Okay enough breast-beating. Today we're going to do an all-Christmas show (despite my original plan to confine the all-Christmas syndrome to Christmas eve, there's so much good and unusual Christmas music to get on).
Next week, the show will consist of an hour of Christmas music by gospel performers, and hour of the traditional "Charlie Horner countdown" type Christmas songs.

Here are the last THREE playlists:

December 10:

1 Walkin With My Baby - The Tops
2 As Time Goes By - The Wanderers
3 Shout The Boogie - Memphis Minnie
4 I Want To Spend Christmas With You - Lowell Fulson
5 Stay A Little Longer Santa - Shemekia Copeland
6 C'est La Vie - The Wrens
7 Where Could I Go - The Sensational Nightingales
8 Love Me Sweet - The Intervals
9 Let It Please Be You - The Desires
10 The Christmas Song - Pure Gold
11 Christmas Time - The Debonaires
12 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano - The Wildwoods
13 When I'm With You - The Moonglows
14 No Faith No Love - Mitty Collier
15 I Want You With Me At Christmas - Jesse Belvin
16 We're So Grateful - The Sounds Of Blackness
17 Can't Let You Out Of My Sight - Chuck Jackson And Maxine Brown
18 Moonlight - The Vanguards
19 lues My Naughty Sweety Gives To Me - The Delta Rhythm Boys
20 Silent Night - Baby Washington
21 Pleasse Come Home For Christmas - James Brown
22 Mademoiselle - The Elgins
23 My Girl Shirl - The Soultakers
24 How Could You Hurt Me So - The Teasers
25 All I Want For Christmas Is You - Carla Thomas
26 I'll Be Home For Christmas - The Travelers
27 Santa Do You Ever Get The Blues - Roomful Of Blues
28 You Tickle Me Baby - The Royal Jokers
29 Again - The Universals
30 Wild Bird - The Viscounts

December 3:

1 Let's Fall In Love - The Five Stars
2 Dreamy Eyes - The Youngsters
3 Honey Hush - Big Joe Turner
4 Santa Claus Bring My Baby Back - Ozie Ware w Duke Ellington's Hot five
5 There's Something Awful Nice About You - The Escorts
6 Do Re Mi - Lee Dorsey
7 Darling I Want to Get Married - The Heartbeats
8 Glamour Girl - The Soul Procedures
9 The Story - The Starlighters
10 Born to Die - The Dixie Hummingbirds
11 It's A Funny Situation - Dee Dee Sharp
12 No One - The Dubs
13 Silent Night - Big Maybelle
14 My Babe (She Don't Want Me No More) - The Supremes
15 My Baby Dearest Darling - The Monograms
16 Crazy Lover - The Delltones
17 Beside You - The Swallows
19 Desiree - The Charts
18 My Baby Quit Me - Johnny Adams
20 Christmas Song - Redd Foxx
21 Right Now - The Five Vets
22 Here's My Heart - The Sharps
23 Baby Don't Do It - The Five Royales
24 Lights Please - The Blendtones
25 Doubtful - The Moonglows
27 The Tear Of The Year - Jackie Wilson
28 You're Crying - The Nutmegs
29 I Laughed So Hard - The Rip Chords
30 Some Day - The Mills Brothers
31 It's Christmas Time - Fankie Ervin And The Shields

November 26:

1 Hey Little Cupid - The Uniques
2 We Danced In The Moonlight - The Five Stars
3 The Midnight Hour - Ray Charles
4 A Little On The Lonely Side - The Four Tunes
5 It's All For You - Ruth Brown
6 Let It Roll - The El Dorados
7 I Want My Crown - The Pilgrim Travelers
8 My Love And Your Love - The Spinners
9 Jump Back - Rufus Thomas
10 I Used To Cry Mercy Mercy - The Lamplighters
12 Bo-Peep - The Lamplighters
13You're A Part Of Me - The Lamplighters
14 Mr Engineer - The Moonglows
15 Each Step I Take - Deanie Parker
16 Slow Down - Larry Williams
17 He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown
18 Confess - The Four Tunes
19 I'll Be Forever Loving You - The El Dorados
20 Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
21 (When) You're In Love - The Falcons
22 Chapel Of Tears - Dino And The Heartspinners
23 My Baby's Car Crazy - The Velvets
24 Alone And Blue - Little Milton
25 I'll Get Along Somehow - Ruth Brown
26 The Last Round Up - The Four Tunes
27 Lights Are Low - The El Dorados
28 I Got My Eye On You - Billy Vera And The Beaters
29 That's The Way It's Gotta Be - The Emeralds
30 Lovers - The Jets

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I'm posting below the playlist from last week... November 19th. I'm not posting the playlist from the 12th's show, which consisted primarily of rebroadcasts of the Deep River Quartet's concert of October 22. (Once again, thank you Karen Efron.) Hope you enjoyed.

This week, we'll conclude our features on Ruth Brown, the El Dorados, and the Four Tunes, as well as pay tribute to the memory of Al Frazier, an original recording member of the Lamplighters who remained with them through their evolutions to the Sharps, Rivingtons, and a few stops in between. Al recently passed away at the age of 75.

For December, we'll not feature any groups/acts, but begin working on Christmas music to the playlists.

Here's last week's playlist:

1 I Really Really Love You - The Crows
2 Let Me Love You - JD Wright And The Metallics
3 I'm Your Best Bet Baby - Earl King
4 Daddy Daddy - Ruth Brown
5 I'm In The Mood For Love - Juanita Hall And The Four Tunes
6 Chop Ling Soon - The El Dorados
7 Most Of All - The Moonglows
8 I Love You Baby - Bobby Hall And The Kings
9 Blue Monday - James Davis
10 Somebody Touched Me - Ruth Brown
11 There Goes My Heart - The Four Tunes
12 Little Miss Love - The El Dorados
13 How Do Earthly Men Know - The El Dorados
14 Coming To Bring You Some Soul - Sam Baker
15 Go On Home Girl - Arthur Alexander
16 There's Got to Be A Way - Chuck Willis
17 Can't Help Loving That Girl Of Mine - The Hideaways
18 O-O I Love You - The Dells
19 Duke's Place - The Furness Brothers
20 You're Gonna Be Sorry - The Keys
21 One Little Moment With You - The Furness Brothers
22 That's Heaven To Me - The Persuasions
23 I'd Do Anything For You - The Five Chords
24 Oh What A Dream(Live) - Ruth Brown
25 Get Out Of Here Woman - Ernest Kador
26 Marie - The Four Tunes
27 I Began To Realize - The El Dorados
28 Please Tell Me You're Mine - The Twilighters
29 Love Call - The Ebonaires

Thursday, November 10, 2005

As promised, this Saturday, we'll be featuring the Deep River Quartet performance from October 22, which did not go out over the air that day because of transmission problems. Once again, thanks to Karen Efron for sending a tape of that show to enable this rebroadcast.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to recent fund drive. The listeners to this show were especially generous. And for those who did not pledge... it's never too late!

Here's the playlist from last Saturday:

1 Can't Do Sixty No More - The Dominoes
2 Hey Now - The Voices
3 Ding A Ling Coo Coo Mop - The Schoolboys
4 The Shrine Of St. Cecilia - Ruth Brown
5 Baby I Need You - The El Dorados
6 The Greatest Song I Ever Heard - The Four Tunes
7 Hold Me Tenderly - Bobby "Blue" Bland
8 Where's My Girl - Jesse Belvin
9 Some Day Bye And Bye - The Spiders
10 Foolish Me - The Moonglows
11 Single Life - Billy Tate
12 I Sold My Heart To The Junkman - The Four Tunes
13 My Gal Is Gone - The El Dorados
14 Sentimental Journey - Ruth Brown And Her Rhythm Makers
15 Small Token Of My Love - Jato Vondel
16 Oh My Love - Rick And The Masters
17 Deep Inside Me - The Tams
18 I've Been In The Storm - The Harmonizing Four
19 Oo Wee - The Hearts
20 No Greater Love - The Embers
21 Little Jane - The Four Tunes
22 Sea Of Love - Ruth Brown
23 Bim Bam Boom - The El Dorados
24 Wedding Bells - The Senators
25 Come On Baby - The Cordovans
26 Let Them Love (And Be Loved) - The Dreamlovers