WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - Money And Interview With Jeff Mauck (Part 2) - February 23, 2005


The "Insane World Of Mike Sain" airs every Wednesday at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on WPON-AM 1460 Detroit. This morning, Mike continued his interview from last week with Jeff Mauck of Direct Buy and played songs with a "money" theme.

Notes:

  • The early, rare, and uncharted "(I Need Some) Money" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles was originally recorded in 1958 as a single (End 1029 b/w "I Cry") before they had their first chart hit in 1959 with "Bad Girl." "(I Need Some) Money" was later included on their 1965 album, "The Miracles Greatest Hits From The Beginning" (Tamla TS-2254). "(I Need Some) Money" was written by Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy. This and other hard-to-find early Miracles songs can be found on the CD 1958-64 - Along Came Love.
  • "If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time" as covered by Connie Francis and Hank Williams, Jr. previously topped the Country charts for both Lefty Frizzell (1950) and Willie Nelson (1976). This country classic was also a pop hit for Jo Stafford in 1950. The Connie Francis/Hank Williams, Jr. version of "If You've Got The Money, Honey, I've Got The Time" was included on their 1964 album, "Connie Francis & Hank Williams, Jr. Sing Great Country Favorites" (MGM SE-4251).
  • The Beatles famous cover of "Money (That's What I Want)" was first recorded in England in 1963 on their album, "With The Beatles" (Parlophone PCS-3045). "Money (That's What I Want)" was previously a chart hit for Barrett Strong in 1960 and later also charted for the Kingsmen (1964), Jr. Walker and the All Stars (1966), and the Flying Lizards (1980).
  • Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is best known for the original version of "Money (That's What I Want)." He also co-wrote many of the Temptations hit songs.
  • Famed singer-songwriter-rocker Chuck Berry had a long string of hits on both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts with many crossover classics including "Maybelline" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958). The bluesy "No Money Down" was one of several Chuck Berry songs that made the R&B charts but not the Pop/Rock charts. Of all the early breakthrough rock and roll artists, Chuck Berry is considered by many to be the most influential. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
  • The Penguins were formed in LA in 1954 and are best remembered for their classic "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine" (1955) which was their one and only Pop/Rock chart hit. Their uncharted "Money Talks" was included on their 1957 album, "The Cool Cool Penguins" (Dootone DTL 242).
  • Shirley and Lee were R&B duo Shirley Goodman and Leonard Lee from New Orleans who are best remembered for their 1956 hit, "Let The Good Times Roll" (which topped the R&B charts and was their Pop/Rock chart debut song). Shirley Goodman later became a member of Shirley (And Company). This duo was known as the "Sweethearts of the Blues" because of their continuing saga of songs from the early-mid 1950s that played out a tumultuous make-believe romance. The noncharting "Takes Money" was among the last in this series.
  • "Money's My Problem" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs was the B-side of "Banned In Boston" which was a minor hit for this Dallas-based frat rock group, peaking at only #117 in 1967. Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs best known songs include "Wooly Bully" (1965) and "Lil' Red Riding Hood" (1966).
  • The Pipes were a lesser known and noncharting doo wop group (one of many heard on this show) from the West Coast founded in in the early 1950s. Group members included Louis Candys, Harold Foreman, Huey Roundtree, Leevern Ball, and Ed Kelly. "Let Me Give You Money" was released as a single in 1956 (Dootone 388 b/w "Be Fair"). This song is included on the CD Dootone Doo-Wop, Vol. 1.
  • The uncharted "Lovin' For Money" by Jay and the Techniques was included on their 1967 album, "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" (Smash SRS-67095). Jay and the Techniques was a late 1960s R&B-rock group led by Jay Proctor who were best known for the 1967 hit, "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie."
  • "Jan and Arnie" were actually Jan Berry, Dean Torrance, and Arnie Ginsburg, all of whom were members of the Barons, a group founded by Jan and Dean while in high school. This group's first charting songs, "Jennie Lee" and "Gas Money," were both recorded in 1958 on the Arwin label. As the story goes, these songs were billed as being by "Jan and Arnie" because after "Jennie Lee" was recorded Dean left for a six month stint in the Army and Jan signed up with Arwin records and released the record as being by "Jan and Arnie." Upon Dean's return, Arnie joined the Navy and Jan and Dean then signed up with the Dore label and thereafter remained a duo.

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