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