Sunday, November 15, 2009

K/mentertainer November 15, 1969

Come Together/Something-Beatles #1
Highest debut Midnight Cowboy-Ferrente & Teicher #22
Anyone notice the difference on the Creedence hit on KFXM and K/men. KFXM has Fortunate Son listed (this week #1) and K/men has Down On The Corner listed (#4). New
Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You-Bob Dylan
Ticket To Ride-Carpenters (there's also another Beatles remake on the top 30)
Walking In The Rain-Jay & The Americans
I'm counting at least 6 remakes onthe charts this week.
K/men Rock 'N Roll Revival Part II
We have a winner on the K/men Midnight Cowboy contest.
Moody Blues at The Swing Auditorium

3 comments:

Lord Darth Sidious said...

Doug is correct: this was the era of grand remakes of pop, rock & roll, and rhythm 'n' blues hits from earlier in the decade and from the 1950's... would be a prelude to the same record industry idiosyncrasy of remaking hit records from the 1930's and 1940's during the coming Disco Era of the mid-1970's.

Anonymous said...

In DISCO days, CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO became thump...thump..thump.
And it was great!!!

Lord Darth Sidious said...

one of the best Disco remakes of a song from the Big Band Era was by The Ritchie Family with their #11 charted version of the 1943 original recording by Xavier Cugat and His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra called "Brazil"(went to #2 nationally)...
now there was truly a great dance tune (and the ole Wolfman did boogie to it)!