Sunday, December 27, 2009




If you were a listener to WARM's Harry West in the 60s, 70, and 80s, you'd hear him pronounce "The Harry West Kiss of Death Record". West described it as "a song destined to go nowhere because I like it". Sometimes Harry was right but more times than not he was wrong. Here are three songs from three different decades that Harry liked....and they became hits.
From the 60s, The Turtles, "She'd Rather Be With Me".

In the 70s, it was this ballad by Englebert Humperdink.

And in the 80s it was "That's Love" by Jim Capaldi.


Vince Sweeney said...

Hey, Yonk, the guy in the Capaldi vid is Eric Bogosian. He spent several years as a major player on L&O Criminal Intent. I wouldn't Capaldi if he were here this moment, Bogosian I spotted in a second.

Happy New Year! Lunch one of these days?

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Good call on Bogosian. Remember "Talk Radio"? Great, creepy film. Capaldi himself pops up a few times here - most notably in the final "stare". I recognize his face from an album cover - as I was spending lots of time in record stores. "That's Love" - had former Traffic bandmate Steve Winwood's synth and stamp all over it - and should have been a bigger hit - despite the cheesy video.

If I'm not mistaken - another Harry "Kiss of Death" record was Delbert McClinton's "Givin' It Up For Your Love" - which did crack the top ten in the early 80's.

I had the distinction of being the Final Music Director of WARM from 1990 (full service AC) through the return of George Gilbert and the short-lived oldies format in 1994 or so. When I began, Magic had given WARM virtually all of its carts - and Paul Ciliberto, Ron Allen (once again named the new WARM PD) and I revamped the music. The WARM library was ridiculously tight at this time - so these stacks of carts from across the hall were welcomed with open arms. Some of these titles were added to the full-time playlist - but we also aimed for uptempo oldies that Magic (still quite soft at the time) wouldn't touch. I remember Harry pushing hard for Prince's "Raspberry Beret" - a song that in many ways was vintage WARM - classic 60's pop revamped, catchy, great melody. Prince was still taboo for AC's at the time - so we passed - but when we finally added the song as a gold title on Magic in the 90's - I sent it out to "Harry in Kingston".

In the early 90's, we relished in adding a few currents on WARM that Magic wouldn't touch. It drove Chris and Norm (Magic's PD & MD) crazy - as Magic was "soft rock" (with an emphasis on rock - and not pop or dance/pop) and WARM was trying to be "pop". The most notable of these songs was Madonna's "Vogue", but I also recall Janet Jackson's "Escapade" and DNA/Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner" --- though the final two were pulled before a corporate visit - never to return.

Dave, thanks for the memories, the site and LuLac. I'm on vacation - couldn't fall back to sleep - and this was a great early morning treat. Happy New Year!

Stan Phillips

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