When WBZ played covers instead of hits

Paul B Currier PaulBCurrier@comcast.net
Tue Jun 19 11:28:39 EDT 2007

.....As I recall Joe Smith on WVDA playing "Stranded in the Jungle" by the
Jayhawks when everyone else was airing the Cadets' version. I've wondered
about that one also....

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Vahey" <kvahey@gmail.com>
To: <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.bostonradio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 9:48 AM
Subject: When WBZ played covers instead of hits

> When WBZ ruled the roost as a Top 40 station they once in awhile would
> play a cover of a known national hit instead of the original artist.
> 2 of these records I can remember.
> Gimme Some Lovin which was a huge hit by Spencer Davis never aired on
> WBZ, instead they used a group called "The Jordan Brothers"
> The other was "Winchester Cathedral" which was a hit by the The New
> Vaudeville Band but WBZ played a version by "The New Happiness"
> Now I assume they did this to test their clout at area record stores.
> Were there any other songs they covered?
> This has bothered me for 40 years.

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