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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #495 on: October 12, 2008, 08:20:37 AM »
This has been a great countdown.  Lulu's comeback record "I Could Never Miss You (More Than I Do)" is in at 18.  I'm sure I didn't hear it at the time.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #496 on: October 12, 2008, 08:34:13 AM »
Another comeback record - the Four Tops' "When She Was My Girl," followed by a Mike fave IIRC, Kenny Rogers' take on "Share Your Love With Me."
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #497 on: October 12, 2008, 09:08:40 AM »
Another comeback record - the Four Tops' "When She Was My Girl," followed by a Mike fave IIRC, Kenny Rogers' take on "Share Your Love With Me."

indeed -- a lovely version, with Gladys Knight on harmony vox. Maybe his best single ever.

I'm still doing the '70s AT40 marathon on KFRC: just caught the tail end of a June '74 show ("Band on the Run" at #1) and now it's Aug 1971 -- Ashton Gardner & Lesbian doin' the heavy-leather "Resurrection Shuffle"!

Followed by the 45 of "Won't Get Fooled Again" -- one of the worst single-edit versions ever. And Tony & Dawn are frolicking in the "Summer Sand", which deserved to be a bigger hit.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #498 on: October 12, 2008, 09:11:35 AM »
The KFRC Casey70's Marathon continues with Aug 7, 1971 (from 9am to noon PT). Good set, includes the Who, Rare Earth, Dramatics, Chase, J5, the Doors, 3DN, CCR, James Brown, Marvin Gaye and "the Tom Clay record"
http://kfrc.com/pages/3104995.php?contentType=33&contentId=57053

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #499 on: October 12, 2008, 09:23:16 AM »
The KFRC Casey70's Marathon continues with Aug 7, 1971 (from 9am to noon PT). Good set, includes the Who, Rare Earth, Dramatics, Chase, J5, the Doors, 3DN, CCR, James Brown, Marvin Gaye and "the Tom Clay record"
http://kfrc.com/pages/3104995.php?contentType=33&contentId=57053

Thanks for that link, Wayback -- I *swear* it wasn't there yesterday ;)  This '71 set is quite awesome.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #500 on: October 12, 2008, 09:34:48 AM »
Chart trivia: Eddie Rabbitt's "Step By Step" moved 10-9-8-7-6-5.  Geat coincidence, even if I dislike the song.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #501 on: October 12, 2008, 10:15:18 AM »
This '71 chart is a cavalcade of soul: "Funky Nassau", Roberta & Donny's "You've Got a Friend", The Isley's "Love the One You're With", Dramatics, Ree-Ree, Cornelius Bros, Undisputed Truth, JB, the J-5's fabulous "Maybe Tomorrow"... and it occurs to me that Glady's gut-wrenching "I Don't Wanna Do Wrong" is another Vietnam record that doesn't mention Vietnam: he's been gone "for so long" and she's awfully, er, lonely.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #502 on: October 12, 2008, 10:23:36 AM »
from the incredibly soulful to the delightfully white: the Fortunes' "Cruel to be Kind" "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again". And 3DN cover Argent in one of their most-underrated singles.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #503 on: October 12, 2008, 11:54:39 AM »
A 1971 "extra": Donny Osmond's "Go Away Little Girl" which debuted on the Hot 100 that week at #89. I note that right behind it at #90 was ShaNaNa's "Top 40 of the Lord", a lost gem that sadly didn't make it onto the Buddah Box.

At #2, interesting to hear the Raiders' "Indian Reservation", after hearing the amazingly similar Don Fardon original on CG last week. And the Bros. Gibb begin their 4-week run at #1 with "HCYMABH".
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #504 on: October 12, 2008, 12:00:43 PM »
Next up: Nov 20, 1976. If "Dazz" is disco-jazz, then Brick must be... a bitchy prick?
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #505 on: October 12, 2008, 12:35:16 PM »
Gaz's favorite "Wide Receiver", Michael Henderson, sings lead on Norman Connors' "You Are My Starship" at #35. "...and don't you come too soon" indeed!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #506 on: October 12, 2008, 12:42:13 PM »
Trainwreck Segues R Us: The Salsoul Orch's (justifiably) forgotten clubber "Nice'N'Nasty" is followed by (TANC) Englebert's big comeback, "After the Lovin'".
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #507 on: October 12, 2008, 01:33:56 PM »
Trainwreck Segues R Us: The Salsoul Orch's (justifiably) forgotten clubber "Nice'N'Nasty" is followed by (TANC) Englebert's big comeback, "After the Lovin'".
Yeah, that was something.  Now some Ritchie Family fun.

A bit earlier, I chuckled at the "bonus" track - Mary McGregor's cruel cuckoldry on "Torn Between Two Lovers."  Seriously, that's kinda messed up for her to tell her guy she's been screwing around on him b/c he can't satisfy her - oh, and by the way, she'd like to keep doing it.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #508 on: October 12, 2008, 03:12:47 PM »
Just finished Nov 20, 1976 (#2 was Gordon Lightfoot "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" and at #1 Rod Stewart "Tonight's the Night"--- #1 for 8 weeks).  Just starting Nov 11, 1972 with #40 Bill Withers "Use Me", #38 Johnny Rivers "Rockin' Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu", #37 Mott the Hoople "All the Young Dudes", #36 Gilbert O'Sullivan "Clair" and #35 Grand Funk "Rock and Roll Soul"!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #509 on: October 12, 2008, 05:00:46 PM »
Just finished Nov 20, 1976 (#2 was Gordon Lightfoot "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" and at #1 Rod Stewart "Tonight's the Night"--- #1 for 8 weeks).  Just starting Nov 11, 1972 with #40 Bill Withers "Use Me", #38 Johnny Rivers "Rockin' Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu", #37 Mott the Hoople "All the Young Dudes", #36 Gilbert O'Sullivan "Clair" and #35 Grand Funk "Rock and Roll Soul"!

Arrived home in time for the tail end of the Tempts' "Papa", dadgummit. But I get to hear Marilyn McCoo cooing "If I Could Reach You" again -- I truly love that one. What a superb piece of songwriting (and their final Top Ten single, BTW). Too bad Diana beat them to the punch on "Love Hangover".
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