Friday, October 29, 2004

Ok. Phew. Just before this week's show... here's the playlist from October 23, 2004:

1. Heaven Above Me - The Jets
2. So Help Me - The Five Willows
3. BamaLam - The Du Droppers
4. Money Honey - The Drifters
5. I'd Be Satisfied - The Dominoes
6. Teardrops From My Eyes - Ruth Brown
7. Mary Lou - Clayton Love
8. Hey Miss Bessie - Jimmy Rushing
9. Just To Hold My Hand - Clyde McPhatter
10. There You Go - The Drifters
11. Coquette - Fats Domino
12. The Chill Is On - Big Joe Turner
13. I'm Free - Charlie Gonazalez
14. Jump Jive An' Wail - Louis Prima
15. Gone - The Drifters
16. Treasure Of Love - Clyde McPhatter
17. That's What You're Doing To Me - The Dominoes
18. Too Many Fish In The Sea - The Young Rascals
19. Backfield In Motion - Mel And Tim
20. Funky Street - Arthur Conley
21. Sittin'On It All The Time - Wynonie Harris
22. So Good To My Baby - Big Maybelle
23. Let's Make A Whole Lot Of Love - The Dodgers
24. That's Enough For Me - Clyde McPhatter
25. Warm Your Heart - The Drifters
26. I Can't Stand Up Alone - Clyde McPhatter
27. Reverse The Charges - The Velvetones
28. My Dream, My Love - The Barons
29. Lookin For A Love - The Prestos
30. There's No Other Way - The Jackson Brothers
31. Lover Please - Clyde McPhatter
32. You Are My Only Love - The Five Dreams
33. A Lover's Quarrel - The Ivoleers
34. I Ain't Givin' Up Nothing - Clyde McPhatter
35. Do Something For Me - The Dominoes
36. I Gotta Have You - Clyde & Ruth
37. Deep In The Heart Of Harlem - Clyde McPhatter
38. Travelin' Shoes - The Chambers Brothers
39. She's My Soul - Little Isidore And The Inquisitors
40. Desire - The Trophies
41. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price
42. Peek-A-Boo - The Stylistics
43. Misty - Lloyd Price
44. You Are Everything - The Stylistics
45. Never Let Me Go - Lloyd Price
46. Rockin Roll Baby - The Stylistics
47. Three Thirty Three - The Drifters
48. Since You've Been Gone - Clyde McPhatter
49. The Way I Feel - The Drifters
50. The Way I Feel - The Four Knights
51. Lover, Love Me - The Moonglows
52. For All We Know - The Chessmen
53. I Left My Sugar In The Rain - The Sophomores
54. In Spite Of Everything You Do - Savannah Churchill & 4 Tunes
55. Without Love - Clyde McPhatter
56. Twice As Nice - Clyde McPhatter
57. A Lover's Question - Clyde McPhatter

Monday, October 25, 2004

I don't quite have last Saturday's playlist ready to post (it was a "double show") but I thought I'd just get a few thoughts down.

The station is in its annual fund drive. We're an non-profit, all-volunteer station, and we only "beg" once a year. There are premiums you can receive for contributions, if you'd like. They can be viewed at The address for donations is... RDV-FM, P.O. Box 2012, Warminster, PA 18974.

Next Saturday, October 30, we will be featuring Bill Robinson And The Quails. Also, for the first time in the six years I have been on the air, we'll be doing a small Halloween feature.

We've got some special shows lined up for November:

November 6 is the one-month-delayed sixth anniversary of the show... so it will be an all-Philadelphia show.

On November 13, we'll do a "Time Capsule" type show like we did last May... featuring some of the best of the best in group recordings.... the classic groups like the Five Keys, Solitaires, Flamingos, etc.

November 20 I am gonna try something that arises no doubt from recently having "too much" exposure to big-time vinyl collectors :) We'll be doing a show consisting entirely of 45's from my collection. I almost never play 45's... this should be interesting (and yes, some of the better stuff on this show will undoubtedly be boots.)

November 27 we'll feature "Museum" pieces (not the entire show, but probably about half the sides we play). These are sounds that I have only obtained over the years via tapes or other recordings of shows by collectors. Each museum piece will have full acknowledgment of the source that brought the item to my attention.

The Oct 23 playlist should be up in the next day or two.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Playlist For Saturday October 16

This coming weekend, October 23, I'll be on for four hours (8 AM to Noon) as I fill in on Johnny Barbata's R And B Shop. I'll mostly keep up his tradition of playing almost all up tempo tunes, though I'll probably sneak in a few more slow things. For the entire four hours, we'll be featuring the music of Clyde McPhatter; during the earlier portion concentrating more on his work with The Dominoes and Drifters, and during the Sound of The City emphasizing his solo stuff with Atlantic, MGM, and Mercury. Please don't forget our ONCE A YEAR fund drive is now underway... I'll be doing some begging... kindly be as generous as you can.

Here's the playlist from this past Saturday, the 16th:

1. Gotta Get On The Train - The Twilighters
2. After - The Bachelors
3. Nellie - The Invictas
4. Let's Make Up - The Spaniels
5. Everyone's Laughing - The Spaniels
6. I Lost You - The Spaniels
8. Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles
7. Come Back To Me - The Teardrops
9. Love Shall Never Return - Joan And The Hearts
10. Joy In The Beulah Land - The Harmonizing Four
11. Please Don't Go - The Cordells
12. I Feel That Old Age Comin' On - Wynonie Harris
13. Confetti - Billy Williams Quartet
14. Pretty Eyed Baby - Billy Williams Quartet
15. I Won't Cry Any More - Billy Williams Quartet
16. Don't Leave Me Here - The Persuasions
17. It's Too Late - Wilson Pickett
18. She's So Fine - The Topics
19. Don't Say Goodbye - The Moonglows
20. Church Bells May Ring - The Willows
21. Something's Got A Hold On Me - Etta James
22. Tears Of Joy - Etta James
23. Pushover - Etta James
24. Some Day - Donnie Elbert
25. Can't You Go For Me - The Lincolns
26. Am I Reaching For The Moon - Marie Knight
27. Get to Stepping - The Fabulous Flames
28. I'm So all alone - The Fabulous Flames
29. Do You Remember - The Fabulous Flames
30. My Baby Left Me - TheRockin' Dukes

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Saturday October 16

Last Saturday, (October 9) we were privileged to have "collector extraordinaire" Karen Efron

visit the show all the way from her home in British Columbia. She graced us with an all-45 rpm

show: "Southern Groups Part II". Here's the playlist:

1. Walk That Walk - The Sheiks
2. You Hurt Me So - The Marksmen
3. What Was The Cause Of It All - The Hightones
4. I'll Miss You This Christmas - Marvin And The Chirps
5. Cross My Heart - Alvin Gaines And The Themes
6. Don't Gamble With My Heart - The Marksmen
7. True By You - The Tic Tocs
8. Please Don't Say No - The Majestics
9. My Foolish Pride - Johnny Williams And Group
10. Crying Over You - The Lyrics
11. Street Of Sorrow - The Blue Dots
12. Goodbye Archie - Prentis Parker And The Zionetts
13. Why Don't You - Johnny Bragg And The Marigolds
14. It's Raining - The Tifanos
15. I'll Be Waiting - Henry Clement And The Trojans
16. Undecided - Bobby One And Group
17. In The Chapel In The Moonlight - Jimmy And The Fabulous Earthquakes
18. Hey Little Girl - The Catalinas
19. Story Of A Fool - The Blue Belles
20. Because You're Mine - The Stardusters
21. I Do - The Royal Debs
22. What Do I Mean To You - Rosemary And The Rosebuds
23. My Jesus He's Pleased - The Six Trumpets
24. My Baby He's The Greatest - The Starettes
25. Don't Take My Love - The Invictors
26. Crazy Dream - Big Walter And The Yellow Jackets(?)
27. Come Back - The Embraceables
28. What Cha Gonna Do - The Four Mints
29. Darling I Love You - Arthur And The Corvettes
30. It's You Darling It's You - Johnny Bragg And The Marigolds

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Wednesday October 13, 2004

Hi everyone. This is the first entry for the "blog" pertaining to the Sound Of The City Show heard Saturday mornings from 10 AM to Noon (eastern) on WRDV-FM, 89.3 Warminster/Hatboro (PA), 97.1 Bensalem (PA), 107.3 Philadelphia (PA) and WLBS-FM, 97.1 Bristol/Levittown (PA).

The show is a rhythm and blues show which emphasizes classic 1950's style vocal groupharmony. I also incorporate pioneer r and b from the 40's and earlier, gospel and blues influences, and the growth of the music into soul and other later formats.

It's my intention to post playlists, talk about the radio station and the show, possibly even post pictures or the like, and who knows what else. I'd like to make this interactive, too, so your comments about the show and the music are welcome.

This is my first attempt at a "blog" (short for weblog) or any website related work. So your comments, pro and con, about the blog are also invited (but please try to be a bit gentle :)