Friday, September 11, 2009

KFXM and K/men September 11, 1964

Pretty Woman-Roy Orbison #1
Highest debut Maybelline-Johnny Rivers #8
New
Ride The Wild Surf-Jan & Dean
Tobacco Road-Nashvile Teens
Baby I Need Your Loving-Four Tops


albums The Chipmunks Sing The Beatles Hits
We'll Sing In The Sunshine-Gale Garnett #1
Highest debut When I Grow Up/She Knows Me Too Well-Beach Boys #27
New
Out Of Sight-James Brown
You Really Got Me-Kinks

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's a gem in the KMEN top
10 that went to #2 but never
ever do you hear this again.

I WANNA LOVE YOU by Bobby Jameson.
Loved it the first time I heard
it 45 years ago.

Anonymous said...

A few other good ones never heard: James Brown's "Out a sight", Johnny Rivers' "Maybeline" and the Nashville Teens' "Tobacco Road> Jonny Bruce

Lord Darth Sidious said...

i am still amazed how such a rocker as "Tobacco Road" could have come out in 1964 -- it was at least a couple years ahead of its time with that stoving backbeat and those hard-driving guitars along with their rhythmic phrasing... that old tune is still a real pick-me-up whenever i hear it. thanks for the reminder, Jonny B.

Lord Darth Sidious said...

BTW: i also craved that Manfred Mann's hard-driving song "Do Wah Ditty Ditty" which ranks right up there with "Louie, Louie" (The Kingsmen) and "The Jerk" (The Larks)...

Anonymous said...

TOBACCO ROAD grabbed you
from the first riff to the
end. Great after a fast jingle.
Let it play. It stands on it's
own.

Lord Darth Sidious said...

Anonymous is certainly right about playing "Tobacco Road" right after a fast station jingle, especially WITHOUT having to talk over the intro... i had this record timed perfectly so i could spend the required time taking meter readings and the like, etc., and even grab some liquid refreshment -- and i never missed my out-cue during all those airplays of this song.
i would imagine many of the old-time DJ's out there could recall specific music cuts they routinely used for getting away from the board for all manner of 'jockular' necessities...

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes, Lord.
Great "breaks" songs are the
long versions of:
--Innagadadavida
--Time Has Come Today
--Light My fire
--MacArthur Park
--Get Ready--Rare Earth
...and so many more!!!!

I remember one time being
at KFXM some Saturday afternoon.
Don McCoy was on the air.
He set it up so I'd play
Light my Fire, Jingle,
MacArthur Park. He went to the
lunch room to plow some chick.
Honest!!
For me, it was great to sit in
that chair for 15 minutes.

Lord Darth Sidious said...

oh yes, and lest we forget, there was always "Green Eyed Lady" by Sugarloaf, Booker T.'s "Green Onions" and the Bee-atles "Hey Jude" for those extended get-aways from board-ops.
should not really say this, but Anonymous opened THAT door:
i recall a very infamous day when the "Dirty" one was seated in the control room with a chick UNDERNEATH the console area who provided said DJ with "the sounds of bliss" whilest the Magical Mystery" one was playing the sounds of the Tiger 30... what i could never figure out is how he got away with stuff like that! in hindsight, however, if the "Dirty" one was bringing in top ratings numbers for his (all-important for billing) time slot, then perhaps "El Bosso" was content to overlook such going-ons -- that is, IF they were ever reported in the first place.
again, Anonymous, you are correct; so much could be done with a long-playing 45-RPM!

Lord Darth Sidious said...

BTW: this One has No Problem-O believing that "plow"ing incident -- especially after witnessing the former. all the more amazing is just WHERE the "Dirty Magical Mystery" one has ended up after he got past cultivating all those fields of tall grass...

Anonymous said...

On that Saturday afternoon
incident with Don in the
Lunchroom plowing away,
I pushed buttons, Don
was....well, you get it.
That was a fine August day
in 1968. What a thrill it
was for me to sit in there.
I don't care what Don was
doing, I just know I was at
KFXM center of the universe.
It was for me!!!!!!!

Lord Darth Sidious said...

Anonymous is right on the mark:
having sat in the control room room chair during the classic Tiger Radio period definitely qualifies as the "center of the universe"!