Kenny Everett's WWWS :: The Bottom 30 (Show #5)
Saturday 14th May 1977
Between 12:00 to 14:00 hrs
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"The Puppet Song"
7" on Decca Records (45-F 11317), UK from 1961
Written by Marcucci & De Angelis with accompanyment directed by Ian Fraser. B-Side: "The Valley of Peppermint Springs" (Sheridan & Callander).
"Hey Little Girl"
7" on United Artists
"My Feet Start Tappin'"
7" on Halmark Records from 1970's. Record was performed by Jack and Mary Kimmel (although uncredited). No other details known.
Halmark song-poem releases frequently only credited the songwriter and not always the artist.
"Made You"
7" on Embassy Records (45-WB 402), UK from 1960.
This flip side was "Please Don't Tease". "Made You" was originally recorded by Adam Faith for the film Beat Girl. Don released around 19 7" singles & EP's for Embassy (Woolworth's own label). He also recorded under the name "Dick Jordan" (also for Embassy and a number of other UK labels in 1960's).
"Going Out Of My Head"
Format and label unknown.
The version that appeared (as number 20) on the tie-in K-Tel LP (under the one-off Yuk! label) "OK Folks, This Is It ... Kenny Everett's Worlds Worst Wireless Show" is taken from the Raphael album "Live At The Talk Of The Town" (recorded in 1970). Raphael's real neame is Rafael Mortos and was born in Linares, Jaen, Spain and has recorded over 56 albums in Spanish alone!
7" on United Artists (XW751), USA.
No other details known.
"My Girl"
7" on RCA (47-7529), USA from 1959 and on RCA (45-RCA 1146) in the UK
Produced by Chet Atkins. B-side was "Makin' Love"
"The Shifting Whispering Sands"
78 rpm record on Parlophone (R 4106), UK, January 1956
Reached number 18 in the charts (where it stayed for 3 weeks). B-side is simply part 2.
"Kinky Boots"
7" on Decca Records (F 11843), UK, February 1964.
Song written by Kretzmer & Lee, produced by Marcel Stellman, arranged & conducted by Ivor Raymonde. B-side: "Let's Keep It Freindly". The song was also featured on the Decca LP "Everything I've Got" (LK/SKL 4642), UK, November 1964 (re-issued in 1983 on Cherry Red). The song re-surfaced in the UK charts in November 1990 after being plugged on Radio 1.
7" on Decca (F11040), UK from 1958
Credited to "The Most Brothers" (Mickie Most and Alex Murray). This was the B-side to their 3rd 7" 'Don't Go Home'
"Cherry Pie"
From the Decca Records LP "Jess For You" (LK 4390), UK
Also released in 1960 as a 7" on Decca Records, UK (DRF 26983). The song was originally released by "Skip And Flip" in USA.
"The Big Architect"
7" on Spark Records (SRL.1002) from February 1968.
B-side: "Memories of a Boy".
"I'm Going To Spain"
7" on Bradley's (BRAD 7607), UK.
Steve (or Stephen) Bent also appeared on a couple of charity LP's by the "Showbiz XI" football team. Click in the link (left) to find out more and see images.
"The Mechanical Man"
7" on MGM (K 13635), USA
Written by C.Astone, C. Mastren, L.Burgio, M.Gartman, produced by C.L.C.L. Productions for Teddy Randazzo Productions. b/w "Sweet and Sour" (Alessandro Mentrasti). A few copies were released in a picture cover.
"Let's Get Together"
7" on Decca Records (F-21396), UK from 1961.
B-side: "Cobbler Cobbler". Songs taken from the Walt Disney film "The Parent Trap" (which was released in its own right on LP). Also released in USA on Buena Vista Records (F 385). Song written by Sherman & Sherman (of "The King and I" fame).
"Surfin' Bird"
7" on Garrett (GA-4002), USA from 1963
B-side: "King Of The Surf"
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"29th September"
7" on Major Minor Records (MM517/D419), UK from 1967.
This track is the B-side. The A-side, "Auschwitz," is what Kenny actually wanted to play, but he understandably just couldn't. Equipe 84 formed in 1963, were very famous in Italy and continued to play until mid 1992. 29th September (29 Settembre) written by Battisti/Mogol/T.Scott.
"Why Am I Living"
From the Decca Records LP "Jess For You" (LK 4390), UK
Also released as a 7" on Decca Records, UK.
"Runk Bunk"
7" on Top Rank (JAR 126), UK, April 1959.
Produced by Tony Hatch. B-Side "Ah! Poor Little Baby". This was his third single and the only one for Top Rank.
"The Drunken Diver"
7" on Capital Records (F2835), USA from June 1954.
B-side was "Homesick". Ferlin had a string of Top 40 country hits late 1950's early 1960's.
"I Get So Lonely"
7" on Polydor (NH 52331), Germany from 1964
Also released in Canada (Allied AR-6335). This song was the B-side and credited to "Tanya Day & The Somebody's (MG-3169)". The A-side ("His Lips Get In The Way") is credited to "Tanya Day with orchestral accompaniment (Screen gems Columbia BHI MG-3168)". Tanya was German: no other details known. Ritchie Blackmore played guitar on this track.
"A Lover's Concerto"
From the album "Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits" on Capitol Records (S/T-2494), USA.
Produced by Lex De Azevedo. This was also released as a limited edition open-ended gate-fold radio-only promo 7" E.P. (Capitol Records, PRO 4086) also featuring "Downtown" and "The Shadow Of Your Smile" (from the same LP) plus an exclusive version of "Happy Birthday". The LP was released in both mono and stereo formats.
"Laurie (Strange Things Happen)"
7" on 20th Century Fox Records (TCF102), USA, July 1965.
This song reached #14 in the USA charts. Also released in UK on Stateside (433) at around the same time. B-side: "Party Doll"
"Spinning Wheel"
7" on Upsetter Records (US330), UK from 1970.
B-side was "The Wheel Version 2". Produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry (of all people!). "Mel & Dave" were actually Melanie Jonas and Dave Barker. Upsetter was a subsidiary of Trojan records.
"This Pullover"
7" on Decca Records, UK.
7" on Dot Records (15470) on both 78 and 45 rpm formats, USA from 1959.
B-side: "Dig". "Nervous Norvus" (b. 1912 James Drake, d. 1968) often went under the name "Singing Jimmy Drake".
"The Deal"
7" on Major Minor, UK
B-side: "The Last Goodbye". Also on an LP in the UK "Just A Quiet Conversation" released in 1970 by Starline (MRS 5162, an EMI budget offshoot). Both sides written by Miles, Herston & Prather. Musical direction Nicky Welsh and produced by Tommy Scott.
7" on Psycho-Sauvé (PS-1033), USA
The original issue was limited to around 500 copies (most probably less). It was later released on Mercury (72862). B-side: "Who's That Knocking On My Door". The Legendary Stardust Cowboy (a.k.a. "The Ledge") is really Normal Carl Odam. T-Bone Burnett provided the drumming. A brilliant record!
7" E.P. "Besuch bei Zarah Leander" on Elite Special/Austroton Records (45-EPA-1077), Austria/Switzerland from 1952
Wunderbar was written by Cole Porter. Credits on sleeve state: "Das grosse WIENER TANZORCHESTER und das Orchester LARK LOUBE". Label credits: "Ltg.: Erwin Halletz". The tracks featured on the E.P., side 1: 1.1 "Servus" sagt die schöne Stadt der Lieder Langs. 1.2 "Wunderbar". Side 2: Potpourri der beliebtesten Zarah Leander-Lieder (a medly of 7 songs).
"I Want My Baby Back"
7" on Tollie (T-9039), USA from 1965.
Reached #92 in the billboard chart (it was not limited to just one copy as Kenny claimed on the show). B-side: "Play The Other Side" (instrumental version). Both side written by Botkin & Garfield. This classic was unofficially reissued in 1978 in 2 different b&w picture covers (Wanted Records CULT 45-101). Jimmy died in 1978.
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