Black American music (45rpm records) that Black New Yorkers actually bought, danced and listened to, aside from the more commercially known mainstream Top 40 stuff. Songs are compiled with the help of New York City AM radio station WWRL DJ playlists from the 1960s. Enjoy!
The following information is from: http://www.las-solanas.com/arsa/surveys_item.php?svid=7912 WWRL - RADIO 1600 ON YOUR DIAL SOUL 16 WEEK BEGINNING MARCH 16, 1967 NUMBER ONE SONG IN SOUL LAND: Jimmy Mack - Martha & The Vandellas 2. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You - Aretha Franklin 3. Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley 4. Bernadette - The Four Tops 5. I've Been Lonely Too Long - The Young Rascals 6. Dry Your Eyes - Brenda & The Tabulations 7. Close Your Eyes - Peaches & Herb 8. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby - Sam & Dave 9. The Girl Don't Care - Gene Chandler 10. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - "Cannonball" Adderley 11. The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage - The Miracles 12. Funky Broadway - Dyke & The Blazers 13. Hold On, I'm Coming - Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown 14. Cry To Me - Freddie Scott 15. Do The Thing - Lou Courtney 16. Love Is Here And Now You're Gone - The Supremes NEW SOUNDS Ain't Gonna Rest - The Five Stairsteps Tears, Tears, Tears - Ben E. King Everybody Needs Help - Jimmy Holiday Slow Freight - Ray Bryant Everybody Loves A Winner - William Bell Get In My Bag - Curtis Lee The Oogum Boogum Song - Brenton Wood Daydream - Louis Armstrong Can You Dig It - Ural Thomas Have You Seen My Baby - Marvin L. Simms ON THE MOVE I'm A Fool I Must Love You - The Falcons Make Love To Me - Johnny Thunder & Ruby Winters It Seems I've Been Here Before - J.J. Jackson Good Goodness - Johnny Nash A Rather Hip Shing - The Millionaires I'll Always Love You - The Festivals Play It Cool - Hector Rivera Hip Hug-Her - Booker T. & The MG's Set My Soul On Fire - Mary Wells I Don't Want To Lose You - Jackie Wilson My Special Prayer - Joe Simon Warning - Pat Lewis Soul Time - Shirley Ellis Show Me - Joe Tex Kansas City - James Brown Girl I Need You - The Artistics Precious Memories - The Romeos Get Yourself Together - The Caesars Boo-Ga-Loo Blues - Johnny Colon Nothing Takes The Place Of You - Toussaint McCall I Like It Like That - Pete Rodriguez River Deep, Mountain High - Dobie Gray Walkin' Together - Bobby Mac Day And Night - Nina Simone Dead End Street - Lou Rawls I Want To Be Back There Again - Chris Clark I Love You More - Lee Williams 1-2-3 - Ramsey Lewis Speak Her Name - Walter Jackson The Jungle - B.B. King The Whole World Is A Stage - The Fantastic Four THE WWRL SOUL BROTHERS (pictured) Gregory (Dixie Drifter) Hal Atkins Bob T. Rocky G. Frankie Crocker NOTE: The song titles and artists shown above are presented exactly as they are shown on the printed survey. Any typos, spelling errors and/or other anomalies are as they appear on the printed sheet.
Contributed by: Gary Pfeifer (Saturday, March 15, 2008)