From: Regina Litman <>
Subject: RESULTS and ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 426 (GOLQ426)
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Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2022 01:39:44 -0400 (EDT)

RESULTS & ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #426 (GOLQ426)

Congratulations to NAVAIRHEADS, Tri-State Trivia, and The Village Idiots, who,
with scores of 500++, took first place in this quiz.  Close behind with scores
of 500.+ were The EJ'S & Co. and The Coasters.

GOLQ426's theme was songs by Black artists.  I chose this theme because I
thought I would be doing my next GOLQ in June, which is Black Music Month, also
known as African American Music Appreciation Month.  It was created in 1979 by
President Jimmy Carter.  I kept this theme even after my next quiz was moved to
July (and, by the way, welcome back Mike Weaver as a quizmaster!) because I had
already started to work on it.  Team Teitelbaum, Really Rockin' In Boston, The
EJ'S & Co., and The Coasters identified the general theme.  Other entries
alluded to songs that were remade or covered or are cover versions themselves.

I had a few subthemes for this quiz, including:

* 1950s Black originals that were covered by White artists to make them more
acceptable to mainstream record buyers - #07, #12, #14, #17
* Songs that were remade by British Invasion and/or American rock groups of the
1960s - #01, #02, #03, #05, #06, #08, #13, #16, #19, #21, #23, #24, #T2 (plus
#25 was a remake hit for a White solo artist in the 1970s)
* #1 songs on the Billboard R&B chart (instead of my usual Hot 100 subtheme) in
July 1957, 1962, and 1967 - #04, #22, #24
* Motown - #06, #11, #15, #16, #20, #21 (#13 and #25 also have Motown
* King/Godfather and Queen of Soul - #02, #10

Unintended subtheme that I discovered near the end of putting this quiz
* Remakes by Black artists of songs originally done by White artists - #04, #09
(original version didn't chart), #10

More information appears with the songs below.

GOLQ426's mean score was 461.82, and the median was 480.

My thanks to everyone who participated.

Tom Pillion has posted GOLQ427.

-- Regina Litman <>

Replace all occurrences of "&" in all e-mail addresses with "@".
Tie Breaker Scoring Key
    +  after numeric score below indicates a tie-breaker answered correctly.
    -  indicates partial credit.
    x  indicates a totally incorrect guess.
    .  indicates no guess.

                                                                   # on
Pos Score ID Name and E-mail address                               Team Age(s)
T01 500++ NA NAVAIRHEADS                   <tompillion&>   1   75
T01 500++ TS Tri-State Trivia (Frank Glaz,     <lowtekman5&>   6
                      Dino Dinardo, John Slover, Hattie Winterfeld,
                                           Mike Gessner, Mike Pell)
T01 500++ VI The Village Idiots                   <MrJaded&>   4
                                      (Doug, Michael, Andrew, Andy)
T04 500.+ EJ The EJ'S & Co.               <ellisbromberg&>   8   35+
                                       (Ellis, Kyra, Mitch, Denise,
                                      Norm, Everett, Vinnie, Kevin)
T04 500.+ CO The Coasters (Rick & Kathy Schubert, Magic Marc,         4  69-73
                                      Bigfoot Mae) <rns&>
 06 480.+ RR Really Rockin' In Boston             <rardini&>   6 60s,70s
 07 460++ DT Delphi Trivia Club                   <rcwkid99&>   6   64++
 08 440x+ MW Mike Weaver                   <oldtunes&>   1
T09 420.. WM Will McCorry                   <wmccorry&>   1   64
T09 420.. VS Vito & the Salutations          <baileyl&> 4-5 boomers
 11 360.. TT Team Teitelbaum (Howard & Patty)   <hat_pat&>   2  60-64
Pos Score ID Name and E-mail address                               # on Age(s)

The following table gives the individual scoring breakdown.  A '-' is used to
indicate that no guess was made for a question, whereas a zero indicates that
a completely incorrect response was submitted.

   01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
VI 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
NA 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
TS 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
EJ 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
CO 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
RR 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20
DT 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20
MW 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 10 20 10
WM 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20  - 20  - 20
VS 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20  - 20 20 20
TT 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  -  - 20  - 20  - 20
   01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25


Answers are in the form:
#number) Artist: Title (year[s]) [peak Pop] {peak R&B} <xxx>...<yyy>

[-]   = did not make pop chart
{-}   = did not make R&B chart
{F}   = made R&B chart as a flip side
{n/c} = no Billboard R&B chart published during this recording's period
        of peak popularity
<"xxx">...<"yyy"> = prior GOLQ(s) in which the song appeared, if any.

'Cause they'll be rockin' on "Bandstand"
In Philadelphia, P-A
Deep in the heart of Texas
And 'round the Frisco Bay
#01) Berry, Chuck: "Sweet Little Sixteen" (1958) [2] {1} <2><95><168><350>

Other charting version:
Jerry Lee Lewis - #92, 1965

And of course, there was "Surfin' U.S.A." by the Beach Boys, #3 in 1963, which
used this tune with new lyrics.  As I noted in GOLQ421, in which my main theme
was songs also recorded by the Beach Boys, I almost used this song.  This is
one of two songs that I considered for GOLQ421, didn't use then, but used in
this one.  I wouldn't be surprised if other White groups recorded this song
with the original lyrics.

This song starts out, "They're really rockin' in Boston," which I'm sure has
nothing to do with the name of a regular participating team in these quizzes.
Yeah, right.  My first-ever trip to Boston was in July 1972, 50 years ago! I
have been there many times since, most recently in July 2022.  I will share
some details about this trip along with a summer 1972 memory of hearing a Black
remake of a 1960s hit originally done by a White artist on an r&b station
(there is a connection between this song and my most recent Boston trip) when I
get to #23.  And although I live there now, my first-ever trip to Philadelphia
was not until 1976.

The way you do the thing you do
The way you kiss me too
The way you do the things you do
The way you kiss me too
My heart's delight
That's what you are
#02) Brown, James, and his Orchestra: "Out Of Sight" (1964) [24] {n/c}

I wanted both the King and Queen of Soul to be in this quiz.  Since he had more
than 50 Hot 100 charting songs in the GOLQ era, I had a lot from which to
choose.  I chose this one because it had never been used in a GOLQ before, plus
it was the first James Brown song I ever heard (or at least the first I knew to
be a James Brown song).  In the Beatlemania summer of 1964, I remember sitting
poolside reading 16 magazine for as much information on the Fab Four as I could
find.  One of the articles was called something like, "The Beatles' Favorite
American Singer."  According to the article, it was James Brown.  I could see
by the picture accompanying this article that he was Black, as, I was to learn
eventually, a lot of the other favorite American artists of the Beatles and
other British Invasion groups.  Shortly after that, I heard "Out Of Sight" on
the radio.  Most of Brown's records between 1960 and 1971 were released on the
King label, but this one and a few others in 1964 and 1965 were released on

Paul Revere and the Raiders recorded this song on their 1966 album JUST LIKE
US!  Guitarist Drake Levin sang lead instead of their usual lead vocalist Mark
Lindsay.  Listening to James Brown's version again after 58 years, I solved a
mystery regarding the Raiders' version.  Levin sang the word "out" as "oot"
(rhyming with "boot"), which is how it is sometimes pronounced by Canadians.
Knowing that the group was from close to the Canadian border, I wondered if
this was Levin's normal way of saying this word.  But it turns out that James
Brown, from the Southern U.S., also sang it as "oot."

And if the way I hold you
Can't compare to his caress
No words of consolation
Will make me miss you less
#03) Butler, Jerry: "Make It Easy On Yourself" (1962) [20] {18} <125><308>

Other Hot 100 charting versions:
Walker Bros. - #16, 1965
Dionne Warwick (live version) - #37, #26 r&b, 1970

Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

It's useless to say
So I'll just live my life
In dreams of yesterday
#04) Charles, Ray: "I Can't Stop Loving You" (1962) [1] {1} <40><290><344>

Other charting versions:
Don Gibson (songwriter, original version) - #81, #7 country, 1958
Count Basie - #77, 1963

This record was #1 on the R&B chart for 10 weeks, including all of July, and #1
on the Hot 100 for five weeks, the last of which was the last week in June.
For both charts, Whitburn considers it to be the top hit of the year.  It also
reached #1 on the Easy Listening chart.  It came from Charles' album MODERN
SOUNDS IN COUNTRY AND WESTERN MUSIC, which held down the top spot on the
Billboard Top Albums chart for 14 weeks.  According to the song's Wikipedia
entry, it has been recorded by more than 700 artists.

The EJ'S & Co.--Orchestra & Chorus Conducted by Marty Paich

I told her that I was a flop with chicks
I've been this way since 1956
#05) Clovers,  The: "Love Potion No. 9" (1959) [19] {23} <102><215>

Other charting versions:
The Searchers - #3, 1965
The Coasters - #76, 1972

This song was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

Watch me now!
(Work! Work!) Aw work it out, baby
(Work! Work!) Well you drivin' me crazy
(Work! Work!) Just a little bit of soul now
#06) Contours, The: "Do You Love Me" (1962, 1988) [3] {1} <29><320>

Other GOLQ era charting version:
Dave Clark Five - #11, 1964

The Contours' version was featured in the 1987 film DIRTY DANCING.  As a
result, it charted again in 1988 and reached #11.  The Supremes included it on
their 1964 British Invasion tribute album A BIT OF LIVERPOOL as a result of the
Dave Clark Five's hit.  It is one of two songs to come full circle from being a
Motown original hit single, then a hit or popular album cut by a British
Invasion group, and finally a track on this Motown album.  The other one is
also in this quiz.

You broke my heart
When you said we'll part
#07) Domino, Fats: "Ain't It A Shame" (1955) [10] {1} <27><321>

Other GOLQ era charting versions:
Pat Boone - #1, #14 r&b, 1955
4 Seasons - #22, 1963

Both of the White versions are called "Ain't That A Shame."  I accepted both
forms of the title.  I had never knowingly heard Pat Boone's version before I
did this quiz (I may have heard it during its chart run when I was three years
old), but I made myself play it recently.  I hope I never hear it again.  On
the other hand, I have the 4 Seasons' version in my collection and like it a
lot.  Another Fats Domino hit, "I'm Walkin'," was covered by Ricky Nelson (as
"I'm Walking"), whose version I know and like, but I love Fats' version.  It
was actually my first choice to represent Fats in this quiz, since another song
covered by Pat Boone is in this one, but the Nelson version was used too
recently in a GOLQ.  Both versions of that one peaked at #4.

We only talked for a minute or two
And it felt like I knew him my whole life through
I don't know if you could call it love
But he's everything I've been dreaming of
#08) Earl-Jean: "I'm into Somethin' Good" (1964) [38] {n/c} <145><235>

Other charting version:
Herman's Hermits - #13, 1964

This song was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.  Most of the artists in
this quiz are male or are male-female duets or mixed groups.  If I do this
theme again, I will include more women, especially girl groups.  Earl-Jean
(last name McCrea) was in the girl group The Cookies.  This was her only solo

When you hear the beat
You want to pat your feet
And you gotta move
'Cause it's really such a groove
#09) 5th Dimension, The: "California Soul" (1968) [25] {49} <81><332>

Other charting version:
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - #56, 1970

I have to confess that I put the 5th Dimension into this quiz as an example of
a Black artist that I thought was White when I first heard them.  I chose this
song because it is the only one of their 1960s charting hits that was written
by one or more Black songwriters, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson (who are
also represented in this quiz with another song).  When I used this song in my
California-themed GOLQ332 (, I
mentioned a lot of other versions with links to YouTube videos featuring them,
including the original version by the Messengers, a White group.  All of the
links there are still good, so I won't repeat them here.  But I will supply one
to a newer video for Ashford's only version, which I mentioned then was of poor
quality.  This one is better.

Also, I mistakenly referred to Gerald Wilson Orchestra by another name.

I pick up the rice in a church where the weddings have been
#10) Franklin, Aretha: "Eleanor Rigby" (1969/70) [17] {5}

Other GOLQ era charting versions:
The Beatles (original artist) - #11, 1966
Ray Charles - #35, 1968

As I looked over the Queen of Soul's approximately 30 charting hits of the
1960s, I eliminated her pre-Atlantic songs right away.  I wanted her in this
quiz as a SOUL artist.  That left 19 songs.  I noticed that "Eleanor Rigby" was
her last chart entry in the 1960s.  I have it on an album but didn't remember
it being a hit single.  I like it a lot more than the Beatles' version,
especially the way she sings it in the first person as Eleanor herself, so I
thought, "Why not?"  As with most of the Beatles' songs, this one was written
by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

'Cause we
We got the right foundation
And with love and determination
#11) Gaye, Marvin, & Tammi Terrell: "You're All I Need To Get By" (1968) [7] {1}

Other charting versions featuring artists who charted in the GOLQ era:
Aretha Franklin - #19, #3 r&b, 1971
Tony Orlando and Dawn - #34, 1975
Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams - #47, #10 r&b, 1978

This is the other song written by Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson.  I had
regretted not using this song when I did the Motown-themed GOLQ320, so I
decided to use it in this one.

My dear
I need you
To call my own
And never do wrong
To hold in mine
Your little hand
#12) Gladiolas, The: "Little Darlin" (1957) [41] {11} <183>

Other charting version:
The Diamonds - #2, #2 r&b, 1957

For many years, the version by the Diamonds was the only one I knew.  I didn't
know that it was a cover of a song originally done by a Black group.  Now that
I have heard the Gladiolas' version, I have to say that I like both versions

Now when you're near me, ooo-wee!
My head goes around and around
And when you kiss me, oh yeah!
My love comes tumblin' down
You send me!
#13) Johnson, Marv: "You Got What It Takes" (1959/60) [10] {2} <33><262><368>

Other charting or significant versions:
Bobby Parker (original version) - did not chart, 1958
Dave Clark Five - #7, 1967

Parker claimed to have written this song, and he is the only songwriter listed
on the original recording.  However, later versions credit Berry Gordy, Gwen
Gordy, Billy Davis, and sometimes Marv Johnson himself, according to the song's
Wikipedia entry (  Gordy,
the founder of Motown, produced the Johnson version.  The Dave Clark Five Epic
45 version shows the two Gordys plus T. Carlo.

The EJ'S & Co.--Vocal Accompaniment by the Rayber Voices

I got a girl named Sue
She knows just what to do
She rocked to the east
She rocked to the west
But she's the gal that I love best
#14) Little Richard and His Band: "Tutti-Frutti" (1956) [17] {2} <18><185><306>

Other charting version:
Pat Boone - #12, 1956 (with a stray apostrophe as "Tutti' Frutti")

As with his version of "Ain't It/That A Shame," I hope I never hear Pat Boone's
version of "Tutti-Frutti" again.  I think I looked for it and played it once
before when it was used in a GOLQ, to verify my hunch.  Many of Little
Richard's songs were remade by 1960s groups, which is how I first got to know

It's not love that I'm runnin' from
It's the heartbreak I know will come
'Cause I know you're no good for me
But you've become a part of me
#15) Martha & the Vandellas: "Nowhere To Run" (1965) [8] {5} <36><90>

My favorite memory of this song is seeing them on a 1965 TV special, IT'S
WHAT'S HAPPENING, BABY hosted by Murray the K, running through a Mustang
assembly line in Detroit lip-synching this song.  You can see it at:

Though you do me wrong now
My love is strong now
#16) Miracles, The: "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" 1962/63) [8] {1}

Other significant version:
The Beatles - 1963 (as "You Really Got A Hold On Me")

The Beatles' version was released on their U.K. album WITH THE BEATLES and
their U.S. album THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM.  It is one of three Motown
originals on these two albums.  This is the second GOLQ I have done in which I
wanted to include all three of these songs, along with GOLQ221, but each time,
one or more of these songs had been used too recently to be included.  In
GOLQ221, both of the other ones were ineligible.  In this one, "Please Mr.
Postman" by the Marvelettes was ineligible again, but the other song is
included here.  When I did my Motown-themed GOLQ320, I wanted to use a
different Marvelettes song, so I didn't consider doing all three at once, but I
see that I used this one then, too.  This is the other song that came full
circle on the Supremes' A BIT OF LIVERPOOL album.

'Cause I love you so dearly
Please say you'll be mine
#17) Moonglows, The: "Sincerely" (1955) [20] {1} <22><214><290>

Other charting versions:
The McGuire Sisters - #1, 1955
The Tokens - #120 Bubbling Under, 1961
The Four Seasons - #75 1964
Paul Anka - #80, 1969
The Moonglows - #43 r&b, 1972 (new version)

This song is one of the reasons I did the Black artists theme, after feeling
guilty about using White covers or remakes of songs originally done by Black
artists in recent GOLQs.  I used the McGuire Sisters' version of this song in
GOLQ398 in March 2020 because I wanted a #1 song from March 1955.  Ironically,
my first choice song for that month was not eligible because a lesser-known
version had been used too recently.  I had actually used the Moonglows' version
in GOLQ290, but I got some criticism for using the McGuire Sisters' version in
GOLQ398.  Within a year of using that version of "Sincerely," I used White
remakes of "Piece Of My Heart" and "Hearts Of Stone," and would have used the
Black versions by Erma Franklin and the Charms, respectively, in this quiz, but
they weren't eligible for reuse yet.

If you need a little huggin'
Call on me
That's all you got to do now
And if you want some kissin'
Call on me, baby
#18) Pickett, Wilson: "634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)" (1966) [13] {1} <61><203>

After I inserted "Eleanor Rigby" by Aretha Franklin into this quiz, I gave some
thought to using Wilson Pickett's version of "Hey Jude" (#23, #13 r&b in 1969).
But I noticed that 1966, one of my favorite years in soul music and all music,
had, so far, been unrepresented in this quiz.  So I went with this one instead.

Now I hear this sound everywhere I go
On records, TV, and radio
And now it's spreadin' out over the land
I still can't seem to understand
#19) Rivingtons: "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" (1962) [48] {-} <143><299>

Other significant versions:
The Beach Boys, 1964, on the album THE BEACH BOYS IN CONCERT (live)
The Beach Boys, 1965, on the album THE BEACH BOYS PARTY! (studio)

In addition to the two Beach Boys remakes, the Trashmen, a White group,
borrowed from both this song and the Rivingtons' 1963 #52, #27 r&b song "The
Bird's the Word" for their hit song "Surfin' Bird," #4 in 1963.  The Trashmen
also used part of this song in another hit song, "Bird Dance Beat," which
peaked at #30 in 1964.  This is the other song in this quiz that I had
considered using in GOLQ421.

I will bring you a flower from the floor of the sea [Yeah!]
To wear in your hair
[Thank you]
I'll do anything and every little thing to make you happy, boy
To show you that I care
#20) Ross, Diana, and the Supremes & the Temptations: "I'll Try Something New"
     (1969) [25] {8}

Other GOLQ era charting version:
The Miracles - #39, #11 r&b in 1962

I first became familiar with a portion of this song when it was sung in
imitation of Smokey Robinson by Spyder Turner in his 1966 hit "Stand By Me,"
which was also the first version of that much-recorded song.  Even when the
Supremes and Temptations released their version a few years later, I had still
never heard the Miracles' version.  Eventually, I did hear it.  I chose this
record for this quiz to be able to use two different Motown artists at a time.
I didn't consciously do that with the Marvin and Tammi song, but it worked out
that way also.

Your love give me such a thrill
But your love don't pay my bills
#21) Strong, Barrett: "Money (That's What I Want)" (1960) [23] {2}

Other GOLQ era charting and significant versions:
Jennell Hawkins - #17 r&b, 1962
The Beatles - 1963
The Kingsmen - #16, 1964
Jr. Walker & the All Stars - #52, #35 r&b 1966

This is the other Motown song done by the Beatles on their U.K. album WITH THE
BEATLES and their U.S. album THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM in this quiz.

What you need
Baby I've got it
What you've got
I'm just-a crazy about it
If you're lookin' for a love
That you'll never get tired of
#22) Swann, Bettye: "Make Me Yours" (1967) [21] {1} <76><158><263>

This song was #1 on the r&b chart the last two weeks of July 1967.  I listened
constantly to Top 40 radio in the Washington, DC, market (WPGC, WEAM, and WINX)
that summer and indeed all of 1967 when I wasn't in school or sleeping, and
while I heard a lot of crossover hits, I never heard or even heard of this song
until I put this quiz together.  Of the 14 #1 r&b hits that year, this is one
of only three that I am not familiar with.  One is "Cold Sweat - Part 1" by
James Brown and the Famous Flames.  I think I may have heard it on the radio
but tuned it out.  The other is "Are You Lonely For Me" by Freddy Scott, but I
have heard that one in later years.  I probably would have liked this song back
then.  It may have been overlooked by the Top 40 stations because it sounded
too like the recent Aretha Franklin hit "Respect."  "Respect" was #1 on the r&b
chart the first two weeks of July, and then a song I just used in my last GOLQ,
"I Was Made to Love Her" by Stevie Wonder, was #1 for the third week.  (July
had five Saturdays that year.)  "Respect" was #1 on the Hot 100 for all four
weeks in June that year, but "Windy" by the Association and "Light My Fire" by
the Doors were the Hot 100 #1's in July.

If the lack of Top 40 airplay in the Washington area reflected what was
happening in the rest of the country, it's no surprise that this song scored
the lowest of all the regular songs, even ranking lower than one of the tie-

Well she used to run around
With every man in town
She spent all my money
Tryin' to play her high class game
#23) Valentinos, The: "It's All Over Now" (1964) [94] {n/c} <68><307>

Other charting versions:
The Rolling Stones - #26 in 1964
Rod Stewart - #126 bubbling under in 1970
Bobby Womack & Bill Withers - #68 r&b in 1975

I would consider The Rolling Stones' version of this song and Herman's Hermits'
version of "I'm Into Something Good" to be covers rather than remakes because
they were released less than a year after the originals.

The Valentinos, also known as the Womack Brothers, was an American family r&b
group from Cleveland, OH.  The brothers were Friendly, Curtis, Bobby, Harry,
and Cecil Womack.  Bobby and Cecil went on to have solo careers.  This song was
written by Bobby and his sister-in-law Shirley Womack.  The record was produced
by Sam Cooke.

Bobby Womack first came to my attention in the summer of 1972.  The people in
the office next to mine listened to one of the DC soul stations.  One song I
heard as I passed by this office was a version of Neil Diamond's 1969 hit
"Sweet Caroline" sung by a Black man.  Eventually, I learned that the singer
was Bobby Womack.  His version peaked at #51 on the Hot 100 and #16 on the r&b
chart.  And I actually like it more than Neil Diamond's version!  I think he
sounds like Rod Stewart on "Sweet Caroline," so I'm not surprised to see that
Rod recorded one of his other songs.  Oh, and while Rod Stewart has never
recorded "Sweet Caroline," he performed it at the recent Queen Elizabeth
Platinum Jubilee.  I don't think it's one of the better versions I've ever
heard of this song.  The reason I went to Boston this July was to see a new
musical about Neil Diamond called A BEAUTIFUL NOISE.  It is headed to Broadway
later this year.  I considered it to be an enjoyable 2 1/2 hours.  (Bill
Withers, Womack's duet partner on his 1975 remake, is another Black artist that
I thought was White when I first heard him.  There aren't that many such
artists, but there are a lot more White artists I originally thought were

The moon is shinin' bright
If I could just walk with you
Everything will be all right
#24) Willis, Chuck: "C. C. Rider" (1957) [12] {1} <45>

Other charting and significant versions:
Bea Booze - #1 r&b, 1943 (as "See See Rider Blues")
LaVern Baker - #34, #9 r&b, 1963
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels - #10, 1966
The Animals - #10, 1966
Bobby Powell - #76, #12 r&b, 1966
Elvis Presley - considered by Whitburn to be a classic non-Hot 100 song, 1970

The Baker, Animals, and Presley versions are titled "See See Rider."  The Mitch
Ryder version is in a medley called "Jenny Take A Ride!" with Little Richard's
"Jenny, Jenny."  The song was originally recorded by Ma Rainey in 1924, but it
may have originated long before that.  The Chuck Willis version was #1 on the
r&b chart for two non-consecutive weeks in June and July 1957.  Other r&b #1's
that month were "Searchin'" by the Coasters and "Short Fat Fannie" by Larry

The EJ'S & Co.--Orch. and Chorus directed by Jesse Stone

So keep it up
Quench my desire
And I'll be at your side
Forever more
#25) Wilson, Jackie: "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher" (1967)
     [6] {1} <31><212><389>

Other Hot 100 charting version:
Rita Coolidge - #2, 1977

This is an all-time favorite of mine that I have always wanted to use in a
GOLQ, but either it didn't fit what I wanted to do or was used too recently in
another GOLQ.  Although this song was recorded in Chicago, it used musicians
who were members of Motown's house band The Funk Brothers.

The EJ'S & Co.--Vocal With Chorus And Instrumental Accompaniment Directed By
Gerald Sims


You and Latin rhythm burst my thermostat
I go flying down to Rio just like that
Though the language could be wrong
I shout, "Encore!"
#T1) Cole, Nat "King": "More And More Of Your Amor" (1964) [102] {n/c}

I came across this Bubbling Under entry when I was looking for his song
"Marnie" in the GOLQ I did after Sean Connery died.  I discovered that "Marnie"
was the non-charting B-side of "More And More Of Your Amor."  I don't know if I
ever heard "Marnie" on the radio, but I do remember this one.  Nat "King" Cole
was one of my mother's favorite singers, so I decided to use this song in
memory of her.

Now people came from miles around
And just to hear my little guitar sound
Now some of 'em said I had what it takes
If I'd keep on practice I'd be famous one day
#T2) Diddley, Bo: "The Story Of Bo Diddley" (1959) [-] {-}

In another recent GOLQ, one of my tie-breakers was the Buddy Holly version of
the song "Bo Diddley."  Similar to using "Sincerely" by the Moonglows in this
GOLQ, I decided to use a similarly-titled Bo Diddley song as a tie-breaker in
this one.  I am familiar with a version by the Animals, which pokes fun at some
of the White music produced by songwriters such as Gerry Goffin and Carole
King, overlooking the fact that they wrote songs for many Black artists,
including one in this GOLQ, not just White singers such as Bobby Vee.  Mike
Weaver also mentioned the version by the Animals.  By the way, I used Bo
Diddley songs for tie-breakers in GOLQ312 and GOLQ403 and as a regular song in


This chart ranks the songs/artists from most to least recognized.  The second
number on the line denotes the average number of points scored on that song
(total points divided by number of entrants, to 2 decimal places).  For
comparison purposes, tie-breakers are scored here on the usual 20-point scale.

Because most of this songs on this quiz are well-known hits by either the
artists used here, remake or cover artists, or both, I was not surprised that
14 songs scored a perfect 20.00.  On the other hand, two of the three #1 R&B
songs from July in a multiple of 5 years ago are the two lowest-ranking regular
songs.  One of them even ranked below one of the tie-breakers, while the other
one tied with that tie-breaker.

There are a lot of ties in the rankings because I did not deduct points for
missing orchestras or bands from the artist names or parenthetical portions of
titles (or in one case, a parenthetical portion that was added where it doesn't

19.09 - All 11 entries identified the song, but one entry each got either the
        artist or title wrong (but not both).
18.18 - 10 of 11 entries identified the song.
16.36 - 9 of 11 entries identified the song.
14.55 - 8 of 11 entries identified the song.
10.91 - 6 of 11 entries identified the song.
 7.27 - 4 of 11 entries identified the song.

Rank Avg. Song
T01 20.00 #01) Berry, Chuck: "Sweet Little Sixteen"
T01 20.00 #03) Butler, Jerry: "Make It Easy On Yourself"
T01 20.00 #04) Charles, Ray: "I Can't Stop Loving You"
T01 20.00 #05) Clovers,  The: "Love Potion No. 9"
T01 20.00 #06) Contours, The: "Do You Love Me"
T01 20.00 #07) Domino, Fats: "Ain't It A Shame"
T01 20.00 #10) Franklin, Aretha: "Eleanor Rigby"
T01 20.00 #12) Gladiolas, The: "Little Darlin"
T01 20.00 #14) Little Richard and His Band: "Tutti-Frutti"
T01 20.00 #15) Martha & the Vandellas: "Nowhere To Run"
T01 20.00 #16) Miracles, The: "You've Really Got A Hold On Me"
T01 20.00 #17) Moonglows, The: "Sincerely"
T01 20.00 #21) Strong, Barrett: "Money (That's What I Want)"
T01 20.00 #21) Sly and the Family Stone: "Hot Fun In The Summertime"
T15 19.09 #23) Valentinos, The: "It's All Over Now"
T15 19.09 #25) Wilson, Jackie: "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher"
T17 18.18 #08) Earl-Jean: "I'm into Somethin' Good"
T17 18.18 #13) Johnson, Marv: "You Got What It Takes"
T19 16.36 #02) Brown, James, and his Orchestra: "Out Of Sight"
T19 16.36 #09) 5th Dimension, The: "California Soul"
T19 16.36 #11) Gaye, Marvin, & Tammi Terrell: "You're All I Need To Get By"
T19 16.36 #19) Rivingtons: "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow"
T19 16.36 #20) Ross, Diana/Supremes/Temptations: "I'll Try Something New"
T24 14.55 #24) Willis, Chuck: "C. C. Rider"
T24 14.55 #T2) Diddley, Bo: "The Story Of Bo Diddley"
 26 10.91 #22) Swann, Bettye: "Make Me Yours"
 27  7.27 #T1) Cole, Nat "King": "More And More Of Your Amor"

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