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. Today's main highlight was an interview with the legendary Spyder Turner, famous singer, mimic, songwriter, and actor. Today's interview was interspersed with songs by artists that Spyder imitates in his well known version of "Stand By My" as first performed in 1966. Each song was preceeded by an appropriate excerpt from the famous Spyder Turner song.
- A Woman, A Lover, A Friend - Jackie Wilson - 1960
- It's A Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown - 1966
- You're My Everything - Eddie Kendricks - 1967
- I've Passed This Way Before - Melvin Franklin - 1967 (?)
- My Girl - David Ruffin - 1965
- Sitting In The Park - Billy Stewart - 1965
- Ooh, Baby Baby - Smokey Robinson - 1965
- I Don't Want To Cry - Chuck Jackson - 1961
- Stand By Me (new version) - Spyder Turner
Next week: Shake, Rattle, & Roll
- "A Woman, A Lover, A Friend" by Jackie Wilson charted on both the R&B (peaking at #1) and the Pop/Rock charts in 1960.
- Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, and David Ruffin of the Temptations are the lead singers in, respectively, "You're My Everything," "I've Passed This Way Before," and "My Girl."
- A chart hit for Jimmy Ruffin in 1967, "I've Passed This Way Before" is one of few Temptations songs featuring the bass vocals of Melvin Franklin.
- The version of "Stand By Me" as aired today was released after 2000 and featured various bands and artists (e.g., Diana Ross & the Supremes) that were not included in the original 1966 version.
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