1971-12-15 — WMAK 1300 AM ( Nashville, Tennessee )


December 15, 1971

11 MelanieBrand New Key5There has to be more to this song than the obvious. (cont in Goodies)
24 Sly & The Family StoneFamily Affair7
35 Jonathan EdwardsSunshine6
42 Three Dog NightAn Old Fashioned Love Song7
57 The Chi-LitesHave You Seen Her7Chart movement: 11-9-7-5
66 Michael JacksonGot To Be There8
73 David CassidyCherish8
812 Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar BandScorpio6
910 BulletWhite Lies, Blue Eyes7
1016 Don McLeanAmerican Pie - Part I4
118 Donny OsmondHey Girl4Well, obviously both weren't #8 lw. But i can't tell which was.
1211 Van MorrisonWild Night8
138 Peter NeroTheme From "Summer Of '42"9(see note #11)
1414 The Staple SingersRespect Yourself5
159 BreadBaby I'm - A Want You10
1632 CarpentersMerry Christmas Darling2Originally recorded + released Dec. ’70. One of those Christmas tunes that will haunt us for years to come
1724 The New SeekersI'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)3My late friend Pat McGeachy attended an international (cont in Goodies)
1828 Beverly BremersDon't Say You Don't Remember
1923 Donnie ElbertWhere Did Our Love GoHolland-Dozier-Holland song originally recorded by the Supremes
2020 Lee MichaelsCan I Get A Witness
2115 Mickey NewburyAn American Trilogy
2218 Aretha FranklinRock Steady
2326 SweathogHallelujah
2435 ClimaxPrecious And FewLead singer: Sonny Geraci, formerly of The Outsiders
2519 Sonny & CherAll I Ever Need Is You
2627 The StylisticsYou Are Everything
2729 Tommy JamesNothing To Hide
2817 Isaac HayesTheme From Shaft
2934 Rare EarthHey Big Brother
3038 BadfingerDay After Day
3125 Freddie NorthShe's All I Got
3239 Betty WrightClean Up Woman
3322 CherGypsys, Tramps & ThievesWell, it IS spelled “gypsies” in every other case except the record label
3437 Helen ReddyNo Sad Song
3540 Joe SimonDrowning In The Sea Of Love
36-- The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones; Featuring David Cassidy)It's One Of Those Nights (Yes Love)LW: HB?
37-- The Honey ConeOne Monkey Don't Stop No Show Part ILW: HB?
38-- John & Yoko And The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community ChoirHappy Xmas (War Is Over)LW: HB?; (artist) … & a partridge…?
39-- Al GreenLet's Stay TogetherLW: HB?
40-- RedboneThe Witch Queen Of New OrleansLW: HB?
HB Charley PrideKiss An Angel Good Mornin'
HB Dave PrinceThe Greatest Man Who Ever Lived
HB The Undisputed TruthYou Make Your Own Heaven And Hell Right Here On Earth


 Red, Wilder, BlueRed-Wilder-Blue

Close-up toothpaste for the close-up smile.

Led by 54-year old Pop, and his daughters Mavis,
Cleo, and Yvonne, the Staple Singers have a hit
with “Respect Yourself”.

Song note cont:
1. If she’d written this when she was 15, ok.I mean this is
Melanie Safka. But compare “Candles in the Rain” -> “Lay Down”.
Maybe it is a euphemism for sex. My theory is that the key is
for a car. (1) You buy a new set of skates, the key is included.
(2) “Don’t drive no car…”; “… who don’t drive…” [a car?]
17. Presbyterian gathering. The only 2 songs that everybody knew were:
(1) Amazing Grace” and (2) I’d Like to Teach the World…”

Album note cont:
FA. Apparently had a song included in Ssn 1, ep. 9 of “Bracken’s World” starring
Leslie Nielson:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063877/?ref_=nm_flmg_msdp_1