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Friday, April 29, 2016

WLS Top Ten for April 29, 1966: "Kicks"

1.  KICKS--  Paul Revere & the Raiders
2.  SECRET AGENT MAN--  Johnny Rivers
3.  MONDAY MONDAY--  Mamas and Papas

4.  GOOD LOVIN'--  Young Rascals
5.  TIME WON'T LET ME--  Outsiders
6.  A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE--  Mindbenders
7.  RAINY DAY WOMEN 12 & 35--  Bob Dylan

8.  BANG BANG--  Cher  (What?  No Sonny?)
9.  SOUL & INSPIRATION--  Righteous Brothers
10.  SHAPES OF THINGS--  Yardbirds

Name That Tune (From above):  "Well, They'll Stone You When You're Trying To Be So Good."  --RoadDog

YOUR BANK'S IN TROUBLE WHEN: The toll -free customer service line is: 1-800-GO-BROKE.

"Rainy Day Women 12 and 35"

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Munger-Moss Motel Route 66 Trip-- Part 5: Bennett Spring and the VFW


Another trip to Hardee's for breakfast.  I spent a lot of time in the Munger-Moss Motel lobby seeing folks on their way home.  This is probably one of the best places in the world to go if you want to see movers and shakers of 66 and hear lots of great Route 66 talk.

Among those there were Kip Welborn, Jeff Meyer "The Roadologist", Roamin' Rick, Jerry McClannahan and Bob Giles.

Liz and I drove to Bennett Spring, about 14 miles from Lebanon and saw lots of trout fishermen and a trout hatchery.  The place is known for its rainbow trout.  I had never eaten trout so we went to the 1920 Lodge restaurant and I had rainbow trout almandine.  I'll sure be back.

Spent several hours at the Lebanon VFW on the way back.  Sat out by the picnic table at the Munger-Moss and talked with a couple riding their motorcycle across Route 66 from Williamsburg, Virginia.  Then went to the bowling alley across Route 66 from the motel.

Getting Our 66 Fix.  --RoadDog

YOUR BANK'S IN TROUBLE WHEN: the lobby is waist-deep in Euros.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Munger-Moss Motel Route 66 Trip-- Part 3: Music Under the Stars for Bob and Ramona's 45th

APRIL 23, 2016

Drove around Lebanon some after coming back from the Gasconade Bridge.  Then enjoyed a sit-out on the porch in front of our room.

The place had a lot of people wandering around, some we knew.

Good idea of Ramona to bring our folding chairs, otherwise we would have been on the grass out there, not so bad, but at our age, getting off the ground is not so easy.  We sure had a great time listening to Jess McEntire and the U.S. 66 band playing music about the road and a lot of country from 6 to about 10.

And, the Hawks came from a 3-1 deficit to win 6-3 to send our playoff series to a seventh game.  Sorry about that Kip.


YOUR BANK'S IN TROUBLE WHEN:  All cash deposits go directly into the teller's pants.

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Munger-Moss Motel Route 66 Trip-- Part 2: Save the Gasconade Bridge Rally


This was a busy day for us.  I kicked it off with a trip to Hardee's for breakfast and brought back biscuits and gravy for Liz.

We drove out to the Gasconade Bride, 14 miles east of Lebanon, for the Save the Bridge Rally.  There were several hundred people there, and, of course, a fair number of classic cars.  The bridge was closed back in 2014 as it is unsafe for vehicular traffic anymore.

It is a classic bridge, one where you really know you're crossing a bridge, not one of those with the huge concrete blocks which just don't say bridge to me.

Walked across the bridge and could really see why they closed it.  They had food and vendors.  I rejoined the Missouri Route 66 Association.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

A Munger-Moss Motel Route 66 Trip-- Part 1: Illinois and Missouri

We left this past Thursday, April 21st for the 500 mile drive to Lebanon, Missouri, for the 70th anniversary of the Munger-Moss Motel on Route 66.  Not only has the motel been serving 66ers since 1946, but owners Bob and Ramona Lehman have had the place for 45 years (1971).  That alone is quite a feat.

We have been coming to the motel since our second trip on 66, back in 2003

The first day was spent driving in Illinois with stops at Dwight for the Route 66 90th Birthday celebration, Dixie Truck Stop, George Ranks, The Cozy Dog and stayed at the Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center and their Filling Station Bar.

The second day, April 22,  was another driving one with a stop at Jack's (Jack-in-the-Box) in Litchfield for our taco fix, then getting lost in St. Louis.  Then lunch at another Jack's in Sullivan, Missouri.  (We don't have Jack's by us and have a big desire for their tacos.)

We took a ride along Hooker Cut, my favorite stretch of Route 66, and a stop at The Devil's Elbow Inn and the Munger-Moss Motel.  Talked some with Ramona  and then went to Senor Pepper's on Missouri-5 and Applebees.

Great to Be Back On the Old Road.  --RoadDog

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Going Back to 1971-- Part 1: "Do It Again"

From Wendy Rice's Saturday Morning Flashback Show on Chicago's WXRT, 93.1 FM.

This was a college year for me, split between the University of Georgia in the spring and Northern  Illinois University for the fall.

DOCTOR MY EYES--  Jackson Browne
LET'S SEE ACTION--  Pete Townsend

SUPERSTITION--  Stevie Wonder
EASY TO SLIP--  Little Feat
DO IT AGAIN--  Steely Dan

IMMIGRATION MAN--  Crosby & Nash
BURNING LOVE--  Elvis Presley
OUT IN THE WOODS--  Leon Russell

FREE FOUR--  Pink Floyd
ALL THE YOUNG DUDES--  Mott the Hoople

Name That Tune (From above songs, answer below):  "Lord Almighty, I Feel My Temperature Rising."  --RoadDog

"Burning Love"

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Drive's Salute to Record Store Day Last Saturday: Hotel California

Not only was local station WXRT really pushing Record Store Day all last week, but also on Saturday, Chhicago's WDRV, 97.1 FM, the Drive did their Album Sides where they played nothing but vinyl, one side of a classic album at a time.

Here is a partial list of albums they played and which side:

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON--  Pink Floyd (2)
HYSTERIA--  Def Leppard (1)
SMASH HITS--  Jimi Hendrix (1)
AEROSMITH--  Aerosmith (1)

VAN HALEN--  Van Halen (1)
DAMN THE TORPEDOES--  Tom Petty & Heartbreakers (1)
BORN TO RUN--  Bruce Springsteen (1)

LED ZEPPELIN IV--  Led Zeppelin (2)
BAND ON THE RUN--  Paul McCartney & Wings (1)

TOYS IN THE ATTIC--  Aerosmith (1)
THE STRANGER--  Billy Joel (1)
10 FROM 6--  Bad Company (1)
IT'S ONLY ROCK 'N ROLL--  Rolling Stones (1)

I Sure Remember Playing a Stack of Albums, Turning Them Over and Then Playing the Other Sides.  --RoadDog

YOUR BANK'S IN TROUBLE WHEN:  Your safety box is a Dunkin' Donuts carton wrapped in tin foil.

Music Deaths: Leon Haywood

LEON HAYWOOD, 74  Died April 5, 2016

Best remembered for his 1975 hit "I Want to Do Something Freaky to You" (#15 Pop, #7 R&B).  Joined Sam Cooke's backup group until Cooke's death in 1964.  He went solo as Leon Haywood.

A staple in R&B charts 1965-1984 with hits like "Come and Get Yourself Some" (#83 pop, #19 R&B).

Also wrote and produced Carl Carlton's "She's a Bad Mama Jama (#22 Pop, #@ R&B-1981).

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WLS Top Ten for April 22, 1966: "Good Lovin'"

1.  KICKS--  Paul Revere & the Raiders
2.  SECRET AGENT MAN--  Johnny Rivers
3.  GOOD LOVIN'--  Young Rascals

4.  TIME WON'T LET ME--  Outsiders
5.  MONDAY, MONDAY-- Mamas & Papas
6.  GLORIA--  Shadows of Knight
7.  RAINY DAY WOMEN 12 & 35--  Bob Dylan  (from #23)

8.  DON'T YOU KNOW--  Keith Everette
9.  BANG BANG-  Cher
10.  SOUL & INSPIRATION--  Righteous Brothers

Name That Tune (from above):  "I Can't Wait Forever, Even Though You Want Me To."  --RoadDog

YOUR BANK'S IN TROUBLE WHEN:  You notice Kato Kaelin is sleeping in the vault.

"Time Won't Let Me"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

We're #2: Songs That Never Hit #1-- Part 5: "Purple Rain"

And the song that kept them from #1.

5.   EXPRESS YOURSELF--  Madonna   "If You Don't Know By Now" by Simply Red

4.  PURPLE RAIN--  Prince   "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"  by Wham!

3.  CHAIN OF FOOLS--  Aretha Franklin    "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" by John Fred & His Playboy Band.

2.  LOUIE, LOUIE--  Kingsmen    "Dominique" by the Singing Nun


Name That Tune (From above):  "Once Upon a Time You Dressed So Fine."  --RoadDog

"Like a Rolling Stone"

We're #2: Songs That Never Hit #1-- Part 4: "Since U Been Gone"

And the song that kept them from #1.

10.  BOOGIE NIGHTS-- Heatwave   "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone was #1 for ten weeks.

9.  MANIC MONDAY--  Bangles   "Kiss" by Prince

8.  BURNING LOVE--  Elvis Presley   "My Ding-A-Ling" by Chuck Berry, his only #1 hit.

7.  SINCE U BEEN GONE-- Kelly Clarkson    "Candy Shop" by 50 Cent, #1 for nine weeks.

6.  NUTHIN' BUY A "G" THING--  Dr. Dre   "Informer" by  Snow  Only #1 hit.

Name That Tune (From above):  "Lord Almighty, I Feel My Temperature Rising."  --RoadDog

"Burning Love"

We're #2: Songs That Never Reached #1-- Part 3: "All I Wanna Do"

And the song that kept them from being #1.

15.  ALL I WANNA DO--  Sheryl Crow  "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men

14.  HURTS SO GOOD--  John Cougar   "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor and "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" by Chicago.

13.  WITHOUT ME--  Eminem   "Hot in Here" by Nelly

12.  SOUL MAN--  Sam and Dave   "To Sir With Love" by Lulu.  Spend five weeks at #1.

11.  THE GIRL IS MINE--  Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney   "Maneater" by Hall & Oates

Name That Tune (From the above songs):"When I Was a Young Boy, Said Put Away Those Young Boy Things."  (Answer below)  --RoadDog

YOUR BANK'S IN TROUBLE WHEN:  You want to make a withdrawal, clerks suddenly don't speak English.

"Hurts So Good"

Monday, April 18, 2016

I Did My Part for Record Store Day

I guess it is not National record Store Day anymore as they also have it in other countries.

I went to The Vinyl Frontier record store in McHenry, Illinois in the afternoon.  The place gets so crowded this day in the morning, I figured I'd miss some of the hub bub.  I didn't. there were 18 people in there and with the record racks being so close together, it was hard to move around.

The owner said that there had been 60 people in the place when he opened.  That had to be chaos.

I looked through most of the album racks.  I can tell you that few things are more fun than flipping through albums and looking for that special treasure.

I bought these albums:

Blue and Gray by Poco
Lady Willpower by Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
Young Girl by Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
Powerslide by New Riders of the Purple Sage
School's Out by Alice Cooper
In One Ear and Gone Tomorrow by the Buckinghams

These were all $3 albums, but for Record Store Day were marked down a dollar.

I also bought the CD Face to Face by the Kinks.

A Pretty Good Haul Even If I Do Say So.  --RoadDog

YOUR BANK'S IN TROUBLE WHEN:  Your monthly statements are handwritten, in crayon.

Music Deaths: Carlo Mastrangelo (Founding Member of the Belmonts)

CARLO MASTRANGELO, 77,  Died April 4, 2016.

Founding member of the Belmonts.  lead singer after Dion left.  Group named for Belmont Avenue in New York City.  he sang bass on tunes like "I Wonder Why" (#22-1958), "A Teenager in Love" (#5-1959), "Where or When" (#3-1960).

After Dion left, he sang lead on "Tell Me Why" (#18-1961) and "Come On Little Angel" (#28-1962)

Friday, April 15, 2016

National Record Store Day Saturday

A favorite time of the year for me.  This is a day to visit your local mom and pop record store and talk with others who are still fans of the vinyl record albums.

I'll be headed over to our local record store, The Vinyl Frontier in McHenry, Illinois, and no doubt will be buying some albums and maybe a CD or two.

Hope you're headed for one as well.

And, we have finally gotten spring with temps today in the 60s and 70s tomorrow.  Tomorrow after the record store, we're heading over to Route 12 Bar and Grill on US-12 (Rand Road) in Fox Lake where they will be having their first outside entertainment of the year.

About Time We Got Some Warm Weather.  --RoadDog