The "Insane World Of Mike Sain" airs every Wednesday at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on WPON-AM 1460 Detroit. This morning, Mike interviewed Jeff Mauck of Direct Buy and played songs with either "dream" or "home" in the song title.
- Dream Of A Lifetime - The Flamingos - 1954
- Everybody's Got A Home (But Me) - The Velons - ca. early 1960s
- If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley - 1969
- Look Homeward Angel - The Monarchs - 1964
- California Dreamin' - The Mamas And The Papas - 1966 (by request)
- Dream - Johnny Preston - 1961
- Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke - 1962
- A Time To Dream - Marcie Blane - 1962
- The House That Jack Built - Aretha Franklin - 1968
- All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers - 1958, 1961
- "Dream Of A Lifetime" by the Flamingos is a rare and uncharted song which was first released in 1954 (Parrot 808, b/w "On My Merry Way") then remade several years later (Checker/Chess 915, b/w "Whispering Stars"). The Flamingos, who are best known for their elegant and ethereal "I Only Have Eyes For You" (1959), were formed in Chicago in the early 1950s. Key members included cousins Zeke and Jake Corey, and the group had a number of personnel changes over the years. The Flamingos were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
- The Velons were one of many doo wop groups from around the early 1960s who never charted nationally. Group members included James "Buddy" Owens, Carrie Mingo, Clarence Quick, Gilbert Farrell, and Buddy Horn. "Everybody's Got A Home (But Me)" was written by Rogers & Hammerstein and is from the Broadway musical, "Pipe Dream." "Everybody's Got A Home But Me" was previously a chart hit for Eddie Fisher (1955) and Roy Hamilton (1956).
- "If I Can Dream" was one of many songs in a very long string of hits for Elvis Presley (a.k.a. "King of Rock & Roll"). Presley was the number one artist of the late 1950s and early 1960s. His best known songs include "Heartbreak Hotel" (1956), "Love Me Tender" (1956), and "Jailhouse Rock" (1957). He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
- "Look Homeward Angel" by the Monarchs previously charted for the Four Esquires (1956) and Johnnie Ray (1957). The Monarchs was a nine-man ensemble formed in Louisville, Kentucky, and "Look Homeward Angel" was their only chart hit, making this group a true one hit wonder. "Look Homeward Angel" by the Monarchs is included on the hard-to-find CDs "Hey! Look What I Found (Volume 1)," "Louisville Rock & Roll Re-Mastered, Vol 1," and "14 By Request, Vol 1 & 2."
- "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas and the Papas was this group's chart debut song. The Mamas and the Papas were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
- Johnny Preston's uncharted "Dream" was included on his 1961 album, "Running Bear" (Mercury MG-20592). This song, which was written by Johnny Mercer, previously topped the charts for the Pied Pipers in 1945 and also charted that same year for Frank Sinatra, Freddy Martin, and Jimmy Dorsey. "Dream" later also charted for the Four Aces (1954), Dinah Washington (1954, R&B charts), Betty Johnson (1958), Etta James (1961), Dinah Washington (1962), and Sajid Khan (1969).
- "Bring It On Home To Me" by Sam Cooke later also charted for the Animals (1965), Eddie Floyd (1968), and Lou Rawls (1970). Sam Cooke's best known songs include "You Send Me" (1957) and "Chain Gang" (1960). Cooke was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
- "A Time To Dream" by Marcie Blane was the B-side song of her 1962 hit, "Bobby's Girl," for which she is best remembered.
- "The House That Jack Built" and its flip side song, I Say A Little Prayer," were both hits for Aretha Franklin in 1968. Aretha Franklin's best known songs include "Respect" (1967), "Chain Of Fools" (1968), and "Think" (1968). She also appeared and performed in the 1980 movie, "The Blues Brothers." Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
- "All I Have To Do Is Dream" by the Everly Brothers topped the charts in 1958 and recharted in 1961. This song later charted for Richard Chamberlain (1963), Bobby Gentry & Glen Campbell (1970), the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1975), and Andy Gibb & Victoria Principal (1981). The Everly Brothers (Donald and Philip Everly) charted numerous hits from 1957-1967 on the Pop/Rock charts and also had a string of Country chart hits from 1984-1989. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
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