Saturday, November 27, 2004

Here's the Sound Of The City playlist from November 20. It was a lot of fun playing all 45 rpm records...... and the feedback's been good, so we'll be doing again in the future.

1 Fine Brown Frame - The Buccaneers
2 She Is Mine - The BlueNotes
3 Gossip - The Keystoners
4 Remember - The Velours
5 Over A Cup Of Coffee - The Castelles
6 Talk That Talk - Jackie Wilson
7 Nite Owl - The Dukays
8 My Love - The Timetones
9 Crazy - The Hollywood Flames
10 Dear Ruth - The Buccaneers
11 The Way You Look Tonight - The Jarmels
12 I Just Can't Tell No Lie - The Moonglows
13 She's Alright - Ray Raymond
14 I Want To Be The Boy You Love - The Four Buddies
15 Too Bad - Ben E. King
16 Tears Fall - Baby Washington
17 Mexico - The Rocketones
18 Buffalo Soldier Part 1 - The Flamingos
19 Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - The Gales
20 Bye Bye Baby - The Channels
21 Didn't It Rain - The Exciting Voices
22 Just A Poor Boy In Love - The Marshall Brothers
23 I Remember - The Five Discs
2 Shout And Shimmy - James Brown And The Famous Flames
25 Who Do You Think You Are - The Facinators
26 Stolen Angel - The Scott Brothers
27 All Mine - The Five Satins
28 That's How I Feel - The Students
29 Blueberry Sweet - The Chandeliers
30 Linda - The Pips
31 The Cow Jumped Over The Moon - The Isley Brothers

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

I'm way late with this, but I just wanted to make a separate entry on the Listener Appreciation day held at the studio on November 13. It was wonderful meeting so many nice people, and I was personally elated by the presence of the two Guytones -- James Brown Robinson and Stanley Evans-- and their bringing the rest of the Heaven Bound Gospel Singers with them. I was further thrilled at Garnet Mimms and his lovely wife Delores coming by.

Heaven Bound performed a couple of songs acappella that just seemed to lift the place of the ground. People are still talking about it.

Again thanks to everyone for coming out, for being so generous in the fund drive.... and for just being there.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Here's the playlist from Saturday, November 13.

1 Ruby Baby - The Drifters
2 Moonlight In Vermont - The Flamingos
3 Ridin' And Rockin' - The Hornets
4 Falling - The Companions
5 You Belong To Me - The Orioles
6 Drop Down To My Place - The Strangers
7 Be With Me Jesus - The Soul Stirrers
8 Darlin' - The Larks
9 My Baby Dearest Darling - Otis Williams And The Charms
10 Baby It's You - The Four Jewels
11 Let Me Off Uptown - The Delta Rhythm Boys
12 Where Is My Love - The Four Tunes
13 That's What I Thought You Said - Cats And The Fiddle
14 Oooh Baby Baby - The Escorts
15 Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
16 For Your Precious Love - The Impressions
17 Secret Love - The Moonglows
18 Chinese Boogie - The Hy-Tones
19 Romance In The Dark - The Diamonds
20 That's The Way It Goes - The Five Jades
21 Jocko Intro To Story Untold
22 Story Untold - The Nutmegs
23 My Autumn Love - The Dandeliers
24 Skylark - The Clovers
25 Cry, Cry Cry - Bobby Bland
26 I Wish I'd Never Learned To Read - The Five Keys
27 Eternally - The Aladdins
28 Darling (You Know I Love You) - The Vocaltones
29 Baby - The Sugartones
30 Wait For Me - The Embers
31 The Angels Sang - The Solitaires

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

WRDV is having its open house this Saturday, November 13. We hope as many listeners as possible will come. Most of us on air people will be there. There's also a possibility that some people who have guested with us over the last year or so will be there... I've been in contact with James Brown Robinson of the Guytones... he and Stanley Evans may be able to make it. Ditto for Garnet Mimms and Caleb Ginyard III.

All those people mentioned above appeal in interest to both Sound Of The City and David April's Gospel Train. I thought I'd provide the link to David's website... so there it is over on the right. Enjoy!

Well, here's the playlist from this past Saturday, November 6, the all-Philly show. Had a few technical glitches, but we survived. Did a lot of talking for the fund-raiser and so had to drop quite a few songs I'd intended to play. They'll be on in the near future.

We did get to do our tribute to some of the RDV highlights this past year... Garnet Mimms's visit, The Guytones' visit (and subsequent performance by the Heaven Bound Gospel Singers on David April's Gospel Train), the Dixie Hummingbirds performing live on the Gospel Train, and of course, sadly, the passing of Herb Johnson just a few months after he had visited us.

1. Glad To Be Here - Lee Andrews & The Hearts
2. I'm Losing My Mind - The Dreams
3. Let's Linger Awhile - The Capris
4. Darlin - The Gainors
5. Get It While You Can - Howard Tate
6. The Rain - The Marquees
7. Rock This Joint - Chris Powell And The Five Blue Flames
8. This Is It - Solomon Burke
9. Congratulations - The Turbans
10. Good Lovin' - The Universals
11. Wrestlin' Jacob - The Dixie Hummingbirds (Live On The Gospel Train)
12. Tell Me (How Was I To Know) - The Guytones
13. Sending Up My Timbers - Heaven Bound Gospel Singers (Live On The Gospel Train)
14. A Love That's Real - The Intruders
15. Some Saturday - The Students
16. Pains In My Heart - A Moment's Pleasure (Live On A 1995 UGHA Show In Bensalem, PA)
17. Remember Me - Herb Johnson
18. Headin' For The Poorhouse - The Silhouettes
19. Dream, My Darling Dream - The Revels
20. Kitty Car Love - The Sensations
21. Don't Blame Me - The Metronomes
22. If It's Our Destiny - The Blue Notes
23. Wedding Bells - The Angels

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Here's the playlist from the show of Saturday, October 30. The list is shorter than normal.... because of the fund raising efforts as well as a couple of extra long tunes played.

1. Love Of My - Life Bill Robinson & The Quails
2. Cherry - The Jive Bombers
3. Lemon Squeezing Daddy - The Sultans
4. Why Do I Wait - Bill Robinson & The Quails
5. Heaven Is The Place - Bill Robinson & The Quails
6. She's Gone(With The Wind) - Fred Parris & The Scarlets
7. The Love Of God - The Soul Stirrers
8. Take Me Back Baby - Bill Robinson & The Quails
9. Operator - Gladys Knight & The Pips
10. Why Must We Go To School - The Nutmegs
11. Papa's Yellow Tie - The V-Eights
12. Oh Sugar - Bill Robinson & The Quails
13. Quit Pushin' - Bill Robinson & The Quails
14. Make Me Thrill Again - The Marylanders
15. I'm Ready - The Collegians
16. Haunted House - Johnny Fuller
17. People From Another World - The Jive Five
18. Battle Of Take Me Back To Baltimore - The Montereys Quartet
19. Pretty Huggin' Baby - Bill Robinson & The Quails
20. Somewhere Somebody Cares - Bill Robinson & The Quails
21. Get It Up - Average White Band featuring Ben E. King
22. Please Send Me Someone To Love - The Moonglows
23. Lonely Star - Bill Robinson & The Quails
24. White Cliffs Of Dover - The Epics
25. Do You Know - The Ebon Knights
26. I Know She's Gone - Bill Robinson & The Quails