WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - Little Known Record Labels - February 25, 2004


The "Insane World Of Mike Sain" airs every Wednesday at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on WPON-AM 1460 Detroit both on the air and on the Internet. This morning, Mike played an interesting mix of songs, both well-known and obscure, from lesser-known record labels.

  • Annette - Beach Party - Buena Vista Records (LP: Buena Vista BV-3316) - 1963
  • Angels - Cry Baby Cry - Caprice Records (Caprice 112) - 1962
  • Dee Dee Sharp - Do The Bird - Cameo Records (Cameo 244) - 1963
  • Ray Stevens - Popeye & Olive - Barnaby Records - 1962
  • Richie Valens - Bony Maronie - Del-Fi (LP: Del-Fi 1201) - 1959
  • Boyd Bennett - Seventeen - King Records (King 1470) - 1955
  • Otis Redding - Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa - Volt Records (Volt 138) - 1966
  • Trashmen - Surfin' Bird - Garrett Records (Garrett 4002) - 1964
  • Barry & Tamerlanes - I Wonder What She's Doin' Tonight - Valiant Records (Valiant 6034) - 1963
  • Donnie Brooks - Doll House - Era Records (Era 3028) - 1960
  • Cathy Jean & Roomates - Please Love Me Forever - Valmor Records (Valmor 007) - 1961
  • Marcels - Blue Moon - Colpix Records (Colpix 186) - 1961
  • Alan Dale - Sweet & Gentle - Coral Records (Coral 61435) - 1955
  • Regents - Laura - Gee Records (Gee 1071) - 1961
  • Velvets - Tell Her - Monument Records - 1954
  • Roger Williams - Born Free - Kapp Records (Kapp 767) - 1966
  • Everly Brothers - Let It Be Me - Cadence Records (Cadence 1376) - 1960

Notes:

  • "Beach Party" by famous ex-Mouseketeer Annette Funicello was on her 1963 album "Annette's Beach Party" (Buena Vista BV-3316) which includes songs from the 1963 Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello movie "Beach Party." "Beach Party" is included on the CD 25 All-Time Greatest Summer Songs.
  • "Popeye And Olive Oil" by Ray Stevens was included on his 1962 album "1,837 Seconds Of Humor" (Mercury MG-20732). "Popeye And Olive Oil" was also included on Steven's 1971 LP "Ray Stevens Rock & Roll Show" (Pickwick/Mercury SPC-3266).
  • "Bony Maronie" was written by Larry Williams and made into a hit in 1957. This song (alternate spelling: "Boney Maronie") was recorded by Ritchie Valens on his 1959 album "Ritchie Valens" (Del-Fi 1201).
  • "Blue Moon" by the Marcels topped both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts in 1961. The Marcels "Blue Moon" is an upbeat doo wop version of a melodic ballad by Rogers and Hart which had three versions that charted in the Top 10 in 1935, including one by Glen Gray.
  • "Tell Her" by the Velvets was the B-side song of "I Cried" (Red Robin 127). "Tell Her" is included on the CD Golden Era Of Doo-Wops: Red Robin Records, Pt. 1.
  • "Born Free" by Roger Williams is a majestic piano-orchestral version of the heartwarming title song from the famous 1966 movie starring Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers and Elsa the lioness.
  • "Laura My Darling" by the Regents was the B-side song of the 1961 hit "Runaround." "Laura My Darling" is included on the CDs Spotlite on Gee Records, Vol. 3 and Spotlight on Gee, Vol.1-4: R&B Classics.
  • "Sweet And Gentle" by Alan Dale was adapted from a Cuban song "Me Lo Dijo Adela." Born Aldo Sigiamundi in Brooklyn, Alan Dale was a highly popular baritone singer who hosted his own TV show in 1951.

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