WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - Cartoons - October 20, 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. Today, Mike played oldies and theme songs with a cartoon show theme.

Notes:

  • In Huey "Piano" Smith's 1962 chart hit, "Pop-Eye," whistling can be heard throughout in the refrain.
  • Gary Paxton recorded "Alley-Oop" solo under the Hollywood Argyles name. This song, which topped the charts in 1960, was the Hollywood Argyles' only Billboard Hot 100 hit. "Alley Oop" also charted for Dante And The Evergreens and the Dyna-Sores that same year.
  • "(Meet) The Flintstones" by Cub Koda is a more laid-back version of the zippier title theme from the 1960s weekly cartoon series. Michael "Cub" Koda was the guitarist for the Ann Arbor-based group, Brownsville Station, and he also recorded several solo albums. Koda's "Meet The Flintstones" is included on his 1994 CD Abba Dabba Dabba: A Bananza of Hits. The B.C. 52's also recorded "(Meet) The Flintstones," and their version, which charted in 1994, was from the movie, "The Flintstones," starring John Goodman.
  • "Woody Woodpecker" charted for Mel Blanc & the Sportsmen in 1948 and also charted for the Andrew Sisters & Danny Kaye and topped the charts for Kay Kyser that same year. In this song, which is based on the title theme from the cartoon show, the famous Woody Woodpecker chatter can be heard throughout. The song played today is from the hard-to-find compilation CD, "The Wild And Wacky Years."
  • The "Mouseketeer Closing Theme" was always the last song heard on the Mickey Mouse Show. Annette Funicello was a Mouseketeer and co-starred with Frankie Avalon in a number of early 1960s beach movies. She also had several chart hits including "Tall Paul" (1959) and "O Dio Mio" (1960). The song played today is from the hard-to-find CD, "The Best Of Annette." "The Mouseketeer Closing Theme" was also included on Funicello's 1962 album, "The Story Of My Teens" (Buena Vista, BV-3312).
  • "Batman" was a chart hit in 1966 for both the Marketts and Neal Hefti. Link Wray's version, which also dates from around 1966, starts off with dialog between Batman and Robin, which is also interspersed throughout this mostly instrumental song. Link Wray is a highly acclaimed guitarist whose best known songs include "Rumble" (1958) amd "Raw-Hide" (1959).
  • "Daisy Mae" by Jody Reynolds was the B-side song of his 1958 hit, "Fire Of Love." Oklahoma-born Jody Reynolds was a rockabilly singer from the late 1950s whose best known songs include "Endless Sleep" (1958).
  • The toe-tapping "Sweetwater Jones" by Barry Manilow was included on his 1973 album, "Barry Manilow" (Bell 1129), which was re-released in 1975 as Barry Manilow I after the success of "Mandy." "Sweetwater Jones" was featured on American Bandstand's Rate-A-Record (Action '73).
  • "Gasoline Alley" was the B-side song of the 1993 hit, "Have I Told You Lately." It was originally released on the 1970 Rod Stewart album, "Gasoline Alley" (Mercury SR-61264).
  • "Speedy Gonzales" by Pat Boone features the voice of the "Speedy Gonzales" cartoon character.
  • The Classics' "Cinderella" starts off with that famous call to the fairy princess by her name. The Classics were a Brooklyn-based doo wop group.
  • In the mostly-spoken song, "Yogi," by the Ivy Three, the voice of Yogi Bear can be heard throughout. "Yogi," which peaked at #8, was the only Billboard Hot 100 hit for the Ivy Three.
  • "Alice In Wonderland" by Neil Sedaka is one of many chart hits for this famed singer-songwriter.
  • Jay and the Techniques were a late 1960s R&B-rock group with a number of delectable hits including "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" (1967) and "Strawberry Shortcake" (1968) as was played today.
  • "Sweet Pea" by Tommy Roe is one of a long string of hits from ca. late 1960s-early 1970s.

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