Sunday, August 6, 2017

August 6th

The Cryan' Shames begin their four week run at the top of the Chicagoland Charts this week with "It Could Be We're In Love", a record that never even broke The Top 50 nationally.  

Now that's a cryan' shame ... because this is a GREAT record!  (These guys were denied their rightful spot on the national scene ... there wasn't anybody out there making records better than this one.)  In all, The Cryan' Shames scored seven hits in the Chicagoland Top 20 between 1966 and 1968 ... and they were one of the most respected groups about town.

Local acts The Flock, The Mauds, The Buckinghams and The New Colony Six also hold down spots on this week's WLS Super Summer Survey.

"Take Me Back" by The Flock is another one of those records that should have been a HUGE national hit ... instead "bubbled under" at #131 in Cash Box ... and didn't even do that in the other trades.

Another one of my all-time favorites films (from this year and any other) tops the Box Office this week as "In The Heat Of The Night" (starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger) becomes the #1 movie in America.