WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - Dedication To Hisashi Nakamura - March 3, 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's show was dedicated to long-time listener Hisashi Nakamura.

Notes:

  • The country classic, "Detroit City," written by Mel Tillis and Danny Dill, was a pop chart hit for both Tom Jones (1967) and Bobby Bare (1963). Ben Colder released a parody version in 1963, "Detroit City No. 2."
  • "I Will Follow Him" by Little Peggy March, which topped both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts in 1963, was an upbeat adaptation of the slower and more soulful French song "Chariot" previously recorded by Petula Clark. Over a period of about 1-2 years, March re-recorded "I Will Follow Him" in Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and German, and the song then went on to top the charts in many foreign countries. Since the mid 1960s, Peggy March has enjoyed a long career as a major international recording star, especially in Germany. The Japanese version of "I Will Follow Him" is included on the Peggy March CDs Sings in Japanese [IMPORT] and The Very Best of Little Peggy March.
  • "More" was a chart hit in 1963 for both Kai Winding (instrumental version) and Vic Dana, and over the years, it has been covered by numerous artists including Frank Sinatra. The song's romantic lyrics belie its rather unusual and bizarre origin. "More" (full title: Ti Guardero' Nel Cuore (More)) was the theme song for the disturbing and still-controversial 1963 Italian documentary "Mondo Cane" ("Dog's World") which was a graphic and factual account of various unusual customs and rituals from around the world, many too grizzly to mention here. The movie soundtrack is on the CD Mondo Cane (Score) [IMPORT].
  • Mrs. Elva Miller was a tone deaf "singer" who performed parodies of various well-known songs, her best known number being the chart hit "Downtown/A Lover's Concerto" (1966). "Moon River" was included on her 1966 album "Will Success Spoil Mrs. Miller?" (Capitol T-2579).
  • Kyu Sakamoto's "Sukiyaki," sung entirely in Japanese, was released in Japan as "Ue O Muite Aruko" (I Look Up When I Walk).

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