People Sure Act Funny – Arthur Conley

Chart Position: NR

  • Originally recorded by Titus Turner (1962)
  • Written by James McDougal and Titus Turner
  • Produced by Tom Dowd
  • Recorded in Memphis TN
  • Also recorded by Steve Alaimo (1965), Don Garner & Dee Dee Ford (1963),  Shorty Long (1968), Lonnie Smith (1969), Baby Washington (1968), Duke & the Drivers (1976), Les Carlton (1973) and Big Bill Morganfield (2001)

 

Time for Livin’ – Association

Chart Position: 39

  • Written by Don and Dick Addrissi
  • Lead vocals: Larry Ramos, Russ Gugierre
  • Backing vocals: Terry Kirkman, Brian Cole, Jim Yester and Ted Bluechel
  • Produced by Bones Howe
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA

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Whiskey on a Sunday – Irish Rovers

Chart Position: NR

  • Originally recorded by Danny Doyle (1968)
  • Written by Glen Hughes
  • Vocals: Will, Joe and George Millar and Jimmy Ferguson
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Later recorded by Dubliners (1969)

Love in the First Degree – Alabama

Chart Position: 15

  • Written by Jim Hurt and Tim Dubois
  • Lead vocals: Randy Owen
  • Guitar: Randy Owen, Jeff Cook, Fred Newell, Billy Reynolds
  • Backing vocals: Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Billy Reynolds
  • Produced by Harold Shedd and Alabama
  • Recorded in Nashville TN
  • The 1981 LP ‘Mountain Music’ won Best country performance- group Grammy award
  • This is Alabamas biggest hit single

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Destroyer – Kinks

Chart Position: NR

  • Lead vocals: Ray Davies
  • Written and produced by Ray Davies
  • Guitar: Ray and Dave Davies
  • Keyboards: Ian Gibbons, Ray Davies
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • This song continues the saga of Lola the transvestite from ‘Lola’ (1970)

Never Too Much – Luther Vandross

Chart Position: NR

  • Written and produced by Luther Vandross
  • Keyboards: Nat Adderley Jr and Ed Walsh
  • Guitar: Steve Love, Georg Wadenius
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • Luther Vandross is from New York City NY
  • Later recorded by Craig T. Cooper (1996), Paul Jackson Jr (2004), Richard Smith (1997) and Mary J. Blige (2005)

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Turn Your Love Around – George Benson

Chart Position: 5

  • #27 bestseller for 1982
  • Won Best R&B song Grammy award
  • Written by Bill Champlin, Steve Lukather and Jay Graydon
  • Guitar: George Benson
  • Produced by Jay Graydon
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Roger

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
  • Originally recorded by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (1966)
  • Guitar: Roger Troutman
  • Keyboards: Roger Troutman
  • Produced by Roger Troutman
  • Roger is Roger Troutman
  • Roger is from Dayton OH
  • Six different artists have had Hot 100 hits with this song
  • Roger Troutman died in Apr 1999
  • Also recorded by Gladys Knight and the Pips (1967), King Curtis (1968), Bobby Taylor & Vancouvers (1968), Ike and Tina Turner & Ikettes (1969), Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970), Chi-lites (1969), Young-Holt Unlimited (1969), Ella Fitzgerald (1970), Earl Klugh (1976), Albino Gorilla (1971), Panhandle (1972), Slits (1979), Undisputed Truth (1971), Average White Band (1976), Flying Pickets (1984), Joe Cocker (1978), Riff Burglars (1983), Marisa Monte (1988), California Raisins (1988), BJ Scott & Doug Duffy (1994), Soultans (1997), Crust Brothers (1998), King (1998), Dynamo’s Rhythm Aces (1999), Ben Harper (2002), Human Nature (2005), Gilbert Montagne (2006) and many others

Steal the Night – Stevie Woods

Chart Position: 25

  • Written by Bill Bowerstock, Trevor Veitch and Matt Vernon
  • Stevie Woods is from Chatham VA
  • This is Stevie Woods’ biggest hit single
  • Stevie Woods died in Jan 2014

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Walking Into Sunshine – Central Line

Chart Position: NR

  • Vocals: Steve Salvari
  • Guitar: Henry Defoe
  • Keyboards: Steve Salvari
  • Central Line is from London U.K.
  • This is Central line’s only U.S. hit single