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    S D F Top 40 Countdown for Casey

    Let's do a Top 40 Countdown For the great Casey Kasem
    and our own member the great Jimmy Scott

    THE ONLY RULE IS that it has to be a positive song,
    and about the love of a human being.

    Each SDF'er can nominate 1 song.

    I will start it off.

    At # 40 You Made Me Feel Brand New
    by our member Russell Thompkins Jr. and the New Stylistics

    It is O K if you want to play the 1974 version

    # 40 starts it off


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    At # 39 "Just the Two of Us" - Grover Washington [[Bill Withers vocal)

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    #38 - "Shining Star" by the Manhattans.


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    #37 My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration - Teddy Pendergrass

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    For me it would have to be this one ...
    #36

    I've always considered that this is where Mr Kasem got his catchphrase "keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars" from, as there is a similar line in the song ...



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    Last edited by roger; 06-16-2014 at 05:07 AM. Reason: Forgot the number ... oops

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    #35-One Nation Under A Groove-Funkadelic

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    I'll always remember Casey for some of his warm responses to listeners who contacted his AT40 show. On one occassion I think the listener wanted to get in contact with someone they'd lost touch with and he dedicated this song to them. I found it very moving:

    #34 Somewhere Out There - Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram

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    #33 Lean On Me - Bill Withers

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    The Greatest Love Of All---- Whitney Houston

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    #31 Tonight, I Celebrate My Love For You.... Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson

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    30 - Heaven Must Be Like This - Ohio Players

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    # 29 Heaven Must Have Sent You-The Elgins

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    Just my imagination-the temptations

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    #27. Touch Me In The Morning - Diana Ross

    I used to listen to Casey in the wee small hours here in the UK.

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    It looks like we have stalled a little bit.

    SDF'ers can nominate a second song

    #26 My Girl by the Temptations

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    # 25 OF COURSE Martha and the girls qualify with Bless You, not to mention a number of their others, but I will stick to the rules and name only one at a time.

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    #24 Could It Be I'm Falling in Love -- Spinners

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    23. You've Got A Friend - Carole King

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    22. Lean On Me - Bill Withers

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    #21 Lean On Me - Terry Callier
    Last edited by mr soul; 06-21-2014 at 08:07 AM. Reason: missed # off

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr soul View Post
    #21 Lean On Me - Terry Callier
    o k Same title different song and artist

    Lean On Me by Bill Withers is # 33
    Last edited by edafan; 06-22-2014 at 12:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulster View Post
    22. Lean On Me - Bill Withers
    Lean On Me Bill Withers is #33

    please pick another #22

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    22. Enjoy Yourself - The Jacksons

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    21 Dionne Warwick's "Do You Believe in Love at First Sight", a totally hot song from an amazing album that somehow just got lost in the shuffle.

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    edafan...Although "Lean On Me" by Terry Callier shares the same title as the Bill Withers song it is not the same song. The song comes from TC's excellent "Occasional Rain" album & was written by him.

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    20. No Night So Long. Dionne Warwick

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    19. Your Love is King. Sade
    Great thread..thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr soul View Post
    edafan...Although "Lean On Me" by Terry Callier shares the same title as the Bill Withers song it is not the same song. The song comes from TC's excellent "Occasional Rain" album & was written by him.
    I believe Melba Moore also had an outstanding song of the same title that was popular arou nd 1976.

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    18 So far I have picked songs because they were among my favorites, but this time trying to fit the spirit of the thread, how about "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" by Gladys Knight and the Pips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddesper View Post
    18 So far I have picked songs because they were among my favorites, but this time trying to fit the spirit of the thread, how about "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" by Gladys Knight and the Pips?
    Just to let you know,
    These were the last words my late great wife, an English teacher, said to me before she passed away on April 16, 2012

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    Let's keep it there....
    #17..."Neither one of us" by Gladys Knight and the Pips

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    Although this is just in fun, wouldn't that song sort of go against the grain of the rest of them? The OP said that we should pick songs that are positive in their message and exhibit happiness or excitement. This one, although one of Glady's all-time greats, is definitely a sad song of regret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddesper View Post
    Although this is just in fun, wouldn't that song sort of go against the grain of the rest of them? The OP said that we should pick songs that are positive in their message and exhibit happiness or excitement. This one, although one of Glady's all-time greats, is definitely a sad song of regret.
    david you may be correct, but that song has so much soul and so much meaning I am going to allow it be in here.

    When I hear that song it reminds me of the last few minutes with my late great wife.
    Neither one of us wants to be the first to say goodbye. We didn't say goodbye. When she could only hear, and not speak, I said to my son,"Go save those lives of those children with your work at Genzyme", and we were each holding her hand, and she nodded in agreement, and she passed away.

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    The Impossible Dream - Florence Ballard


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    We seem to be stuck.

    I will give # 16 [[ my softball number when we won the championship in Lynn MA 1962 )

    Traces by Dennis Yost & the Classics IV

    dedicated to Cecilia Rose and Nancy Lee [[ wives who have passed )

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    At #15 The Staple Singers with "I'll Take You There".

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    #14. I Hadn't Anyone Till You - Ella, Judy, Frank, Billie, et al.

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    # 13 Since we are stuck, I will do my part to finish the thread.........as we all know, the incomparable Phyllis Hyman sang primarily about pain and heartbreak. But she did the occasional upbeat, celebratory song. So for this thread, I would nominate "You Sure Look Good to Me."

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    #12. These Things Will Keep Me Loving You - The Velvelettes

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    #11. "Oh How Happy" - EDWIN STARR & BLINKY

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    and at #10 we have "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams.

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    Just to let everyone know.

    The # 1 slot is reserved for our member

    Jimmy Scott

    We will let our member Soul Sister give us the song,
    when she is ready.

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    Dead Skunk In the Middle of the Road ----- # 16 March 1973

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    Can we have another one at #9

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    Here is one :Loving You - Minnie Riperton

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    #8 We'll Be Together Again - Lena Horne

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    # 7 - For Your Precious Love by Oscar Toney Jr.

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    at # 6 - Luther Vandross - Power of Love [[Love Power)

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    For about a year, my girls and I used to listen to Jimmy Scott at dinner time. One of their fave cuts was "Someone to Watch Over Me" on the All The Way cd.

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    #4 When The Day Comes Every Night - Scherrie & Susaye

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