Lovin’ & Losin’: Part One

A huge topic. So much so that I decided from the get-go to take it over two shows. Is it possible that all songs somehow are about Lovin’ and/or Losin? Could be, based on the enormous task of choosing songs for these two shows. Mammoth!

The first part of the Lovin’ & Losin’ show, on November 25, introduced a new guest to our listeners. ‘The Captain’ came in to give advice to the lovelorn and proved to be a big hit, even though his advice was unorthodox, to say the least!

My discovery this week was C.W. Stoneking who I saw at the Mullumbimby Music Festival. Incredible. Hard to describe but very influenced by 20’s and 30’s blues. I was knocked out by his album Jungle Blues. I included his song The Love Me or Die in the show. I’ve included here a great little clip from You Tube where C.W. sings Ragged and Dirty and also gives us some insight into what he is about. Enjoy!

We also had lots of other great songs (of course – why play stuff you don’t like when there is such a great amount of fantastic music out there?). I try to give some background info wherever possible,  to help navigate our listeners through the playlist. Here’s an item for you:

Percy Mayfield’s famous recording Please Send Me Someone To Love was a #1 R&B hit single in 1950. It was widely influential and recorded by many other singers. The song is a brilliant combination of sensitivity to wider issues of conflict in the world and the very personal need for love.  A 1952 auto accident left him seriously injured, including a facial disfigurement that limited his performing. However, that did not stop his prolific songwriting. His career continued to flourish with songs like Strange Things Happening, Lost Love, What a Fool I Was, Prayin’ for Your Return, Cry Baby, and Big Question.


Here’s the complete playlist:

Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)  Eartha Kitt lyn-the-captain

I’m in Love Again  Fats Domino 

Singing The Blues  Guy Mitchell 

He Will Break Your Heart   Jerry Butler 

Please Send Me Someone To Love  Percy Mayfield

Sixty Minute Man  Billy Ward & His Dominoes

Fools Fall In Love  The Drifters

Your Cheatin Heart  Hank Williams

I Ain’t Got No Business Doin’ Business Today Razzy Bailey 

Hallelujah I Love Her So  Ray Charles

I’m Gonna Make You Love Me  The Supremes With The Temptations

And I Love Her  The Beatles

Love Is Strange  Mickey & Sylvia

Love potion No. 9  The Clovers

Double Crossing Blues  The Johnny Otis Quintette with Little Esther & The Robins

The Love Me Or Die  C.W. Stoneking

I’ll Never Fall In Love Again  Tom Jones 

How Sweet it is (to be loved by you) – Marvin Gaye

Love the One You’re With  Luther Vandross

Unchained Melody  Al Green

All I Want Is You  Barry Louis Polisar

Never Be Anyone Else But You  Ricky Nelson

Love Hurts  Roy Orbison

Crazy Love  Ray Charles & Van Morrison

Love Is A Losing Game  Amy Winehouse

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted  Jimmy Ruffin 

I Need Love  Little Richard

I’m In The Mood  John Lee Hooker & Bonnie Raitt

Take Another Little Piece of My Heart –  Janis Joplin

Next week: Part Two of Lovin’ & Losin. 

Meanwhile, a couple of love quotes for you:

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet – Plato      

Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life – Lord Byron

Listen to ‘Theme Park’ on BayFM, 99.9 on the dial. Tuesdays 2-4pm Eastern Standard Time. Streaming on http://www.bayfm.org.



About Lyn McCarthy

Lyn presents a weekly radio show at BayFM 99.9 in beautiful Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia

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