Testify! 100th Episode!
Love – My Little Red Book (Elektra)
The Love Affair – Please Stay (Muza)
Alohe Burke and the Five Stairsteps – The Look of Love (Cobblestone)
Alan Lorber Orchestra – The Look of Love (Verve)
Dionne Warwick – Promises Promises (Scepter)
Cher – Alfie (Imperial)
Marva Whitney – This Girl’s In Love With You (King)
Lou Johnson – Kentucky Bluebird (A Message to Martha) (Big Hill)
Lou Johnson – Walk On By (Big Top)
Dionne Warwick – This Empty Place (Scepter)
Dobby Dobson – Don’t Make Me Over (Pama Supreme)
Ian and the Zodiacs – This Empty Place (Philips)
Gloria Loring – I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself (Evolution)
The Tangeers – This Empty Place (Scepter)
The Free Design – Windows of the World (Project 3)
Tina Mason – Are You There With Another Girl (Capitol)
Tony Orlando – To Wait For Love (Epic)
Ben E King – They Don’t Give Medals To Yesterday’s Heroes (Atco)
Jackie DeShannon – Come and Get Me (Imperial)
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass – Casino Royale Theme (Colgems)
Cal Tjader – Moneypenny (Skye)
Burt Bacharach – The Little French Boy (Colgems)
Enoch Light and the Light Brigade – Bond Street (Project 3)
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass – The Big Cowboy and Indian Fight (Colgems)
Tony Mottola and the Groovies – Do You know the Way To San Jose (Project 3)
Burt Bacharach Orchestra and Chorus – Nikki (A&M)
Burt Bacharach – Pacific Coast Highway (A&M)
Shirelles – Baby It’s You (Scepter)
Manfred Mann – My Little Red Book (Ascot)
Brook Benton – A House Is Not a Home (Mercury)
Patti Labelle and the Bluebelles – There’s Always Something There To Remind Me (Atlantic)
Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (A&M)
The Four King Cousins – This Girl’s In Love With You (Capitol)
Dionne Warwick – Here I Am (Scepter)
The Drifters – Mexican Divorce (Atlantic)
Oscar Toney Jr – Any Day Now (Bell)
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers – I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor) (Like)
Since WFMU is in the midst of it’s 2019 fundraising marathon, and Testify! is part of that effort, I thought that this week, I would use Iron Leg and Funky16Corners to push some traffic in that direction.
This particular episode of Testify! was a major labor of love, something that I’d wanted to do for a long time, and the assembly of which underwent many revisions over the course of several weeks (in an attempt to get it just right).
There are some faves here, but also a very large helping of deep cuts, from the worlds of rock, pop and soul, all in service of paying tribute to one of the all time great songwriters and record makers.
So, give it a listen, and if you dig it, and/or WFMU, click on this link (or on the WFMU logo above), DONATE and send some money their way to keep the greatest station in the nation up and running for another year.
That said, I will see you all next week.