The Retro Mix Playlist for 1/3/15: People We Lost in 2014

Note: The name in parentheses denotes the person being honored 

6 pm hour
 
It Takes Two- Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock (DJ EZ Rock)
Soul Shake- Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson (Jo Jo Benson)
Bird Dog- The Everly Bros. (Phil Everly)
Cathy's Clown- The Everly Bros.
Love or Let Me Be Lonely- The Friends of Distinction (Jessica Cleaves)
Key Largo- Bertie Higgins (Lauren Bacall)
High on You- Survivor (Jimi Jamison)
Is This Love- Survivor
Everything's Alright- The Newbeats (Larry Henley)
Kiss and Say Goodbye- The Manhattans (Winfred "Blue" Lovett)
Stomp and Buck Dance- The Crusaders (Wayne Henderson and Joe Sample)
Creole- The Crusaders
Whip It- Devo (Bob Casale)
Sheena Is a Punk Rocker- The Ramones (Tommy Ramone)
Your Love- The Outfield (John Spinks)
Bar-B-Q- Wendy Rene
 
7 pm
 
If You Think You're Lonely Now- Bobby Womack
Lookin' for a Love- Bobby Womack
Sunshine- The Frost (Dick Wagner)
Kicks- Paul Revere & the Raiders (Paul Revere)
Just Like Me- Paul Revere & the Raiders
Peas and Rice- Maya Angelou
See You Later, Alligator- Bill Haley & his Comets (Franny Beecher)
Trickle Trickle- The Manhattan Transfer (Tim Hauser)
Love Makes the World Go Round- Deon Jackson
Animal Crackers in My Soup- Shirley Temple
Waist Deep in the Big Muddy- Pete Seeger
Windy- The Association (Larry Ramos)
Stay with Me- The Faces (Ian McLagan)
Night Owl- Carly Simon (sax player Bobby Keys)
The Locomotion- Little Eva (songwriter Gerry Goffin)
Try Jah Love- Third World (Bunny Rugs)
Sense of Purpose- Third World
 
8 pm hour
 
White Room- Cream (Jack Bruce)
SWLABR- Cream
Rapper's Delight- The Sugarhill Gang (Big Bank Hank)
Say What- Jesse Winchester
Rock and Roll People- Johnny Winter
Theme from the Rockford Files- Mike Post (James Garner)
Baker Street- Gerry Rafferty (sax player Raphael Ravenscroft)
Sick of You- GWAR (Dave Brockie)
Self-Analysis- Marcia Strassman
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted- Jimmy Ruffin
Gonna Give Her All the Love I Got- Jimmy Ruffin
You You You- Alvin Stardust
The Dating Game theme
Whipped Cream- Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (the last 2 in honor of the host of The Dating Game, Jim Lange)
What a Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong (Robin Williams)
Delta Lady- Joe Cocker
Feelin' Alright- Joe Cocker
 
The Retro Mix Video of the Week:
 

Tom Sumner Interviews the Former Bodyguard for Redd Foxx

On the 12/26/14 installment of The Tom Sumner Program, Tom (right) interviewed Flint native and former Redd Foxx bodyguard Ken Jordan. In addition to recalling his days serving as the bodyguard for Foxx, Ken also discussed such topics as his work as a stuntman and his quest to break the world record for catching arrows. You can view the interview in the clips below.

The Retro Mix Playlist for 12/20/14: Otis Redding

6 pm hour
 
I Can't Turn You Loose- Otis Redding
Woman Love- Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
Da Doo Ron Ron- The Crystals
Mr. Pitiful- Otis Redding
Baby Let Me Take You Home- The Animals
Rock Around the Clock- Bill Haley & His Comets
These Arms of Mine- Otis Redding
Goodbye, So Long- Ike & Tina Turner
Good Thing- Paul Revere & the Raiders
Security- Otis Redding
Bo Diddley- Bo Diddley
Magic Garden- Dusty Springfield
It's Growing- Otis Redding
Teen Angel- Mark Dinning
Mustang Sally- Wilson Pickett
Shout Bamalama- Otis Redding & the Pinetoppers
Jenny, Jenny- Little Richard
Justine- The Righteous Brothers
Sweet Lorene- Otis Redding
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away- The Beatles
Crown of Creation- Jefferson Airplane
 
7 pm
 
Respect- Otis Redding
Green'ich Grendel- Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
Run Rudolph Run- Chuck Berry
Chain Gang- Otis Redding
Footsteps on the Roof- The Shangri-Las
For Pete's Sake- The Monkees
I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)- Otis Redding
Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey- Brenda Lee
Simon Says- The 1910 Fruitgum Co. 
I'm Depending on You- Otis Redding
Tramp- Otis & Carla
 
Tribute to Larry Henley (who died on 12/18/14)
Bread and Butter- The Newbeats
Run, Baby Run (Back Into My Arms)- The Newbeats
Groovin' (Out on Life)- The Newbeats
 
Day Tripper- Otis Redding
What's Easy for Two Is So Hard for One- Mary Wells
Don't Be Angry- Nappy Brown
Scratch My Back- Otis Redding
Mendocino- Sir Douglas Quintet
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)- Otis Redding
I Adore Him- The Angels
 
8 pm hour
 
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay- Otis Redding
How Does That Grab You, Darlin'- Nancy Sinatra
Heavy Music- Bob Seger & the Last Heard
Hard to Handle- Otis Redding
Fujiyama Mama- Wanda Jackson
I'm in Love Again- Fats Domino
Cigarettes and Coffee- Otis Redding
Let the Good Times Roll/Feel So Good- Bunny Sigler
(I Wanna) Testify- The Parliaments
You're the One- Petula Clark
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (live)- Otis Redding
Hide and Go Seek- Bunker Hill
Splish Splash- Bobby Darin
I've Got Dreams to Remember- Otis Redding
I Can't Help Myself- The Four Tops
Love Man- Otis Redding
Straight Shooter- The Mamas & the Papas
Try a Little Tenderness- Otis Redding
 
The Retro Mix Video of the Week:
 
 

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