The DJ's Picks
Updated November 5, 2008
(Thanks to Harry Anchan of Calgary, Canada
for updated Wolfman Jack lyrics!)
We asked the WIEL dj's their
favorite discs spun during their time at 14WIEL.
We happily share them with their listeners/our viewers right here on
This page, we hope, will be updated frequently as we are able to
contact 'our' jocks!
It Never Rains In California - Albert
I still get a charge out of
that one, the original single was mixed to sound good on AM radio, and
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
I Ain't Never Seen A White Man-Wolfman Jack
had a weekly radio show on WIEL and that was his current release, we
didn't have the record so someone apparently dubbed it to cart from his
radio show.) Not only did we count Wolfman as one of our own, he had a
large following in this area because of the military that heard him
daily when they were stationed overseas on American Forces Radio. Yes
we did get requests for it too. This song was out in late 1972 just
before the release of American
Graffiti in August
1973, so Wolfman was not the household name that he would be later when
he was featured on records by The
and Stampeders. This song also predated his beginning on the Midnight
Special TV series in February 1973. So I guess we had Wolfman before he
Here are some of the very timely lyrics, at least for
Ask a child what's white he's gonna
tell you snow.
Ask a child what's black, he's gonna tell you coal.
Ask a child what's red, he's gonna tell you fire.
Ask a child what's yellow, he's gonna tell you the sun.
He ain't never seen a white man.
He ain't never seen a black man.
He ain't never seen a red man.
He ain't never seen a yellow man.
Only man I ever saw looks just like
you and me.
I ain't never met a man as pure as the
I ain't never known a man as hard as West Virginia coal.
I ain't never seen a man as warm as a winter fire.
And there ain't never been a man as bright as a the golden sun.
I ain't never seen a white man.
I ain't never seen a black man.
I ain't never seen a red man.
I ain't never seen a yellow man.
Only man I ever saw looks just like you and me.
Every man who loses his skin shows his
snow white bones
Every man who goes to ash accepts the cold black fate
Every man who lies dead in the mud shows his fire red blood
Every man every once in a while turns and runs yellow and scared
Every man is a white man.
Every man is a black man.
Every man is a red man.
Every man is a yellow man.
Every man I ever saw looks just like you and me
(The self titled LP
'Wolfman Jack' this single appeared on)
Rockin Pneumonia Boogie Woogie Flu - Johnny Rivers
(Again we played the original hit
version off the single, seldom heard
on oldies radio today. It had about 30 seconds of instrumental
introduction before Johnny Rivers
started singing, and you could do a whole weather forecast during that
time. That was in the day before music pads for everything.)
yes, though there were a lot of tunes that I did not like at all, there
were quite a few that I did like in the year and a half that I was at
WIEL. Here are a couple:
of Her Heart-Double
About You-Level 42
Most of all, I always preferred oldies
over anything current. My faves were and are still The Beatles,
Elvis Presley, The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Rare Earth, CCR, Blood
Sweat & Tears, Three Dog Night, Steppenwolf, The Moody Blues, and
more from the 1960's-1970's era.
Marty Fulkerson used to accuse me of
playing this song every day. I did NOT...I played it every other day!
Even Now-Barry Manilow
Simply a classic
Anything by the
Things We Said Today
If I Fell
I Am the Walrus
MacArthur Park-Richard Harris
One of the 2 most powerful and
significant songs ever recorded. The Other One...
Society's Child-Janis Ian
Little Bitty Pretty
My favorite song at
WIEL-ask Scott (Goettel) about that one---he told me I was going to
wear that 45 out!
Harry Harrison/Michael Marvin
Knowing Me, Knowing
Popsicles & Icicles-The Murmaids
Baker Street-Gerry Rafferty
You Could Have Been With Me-Sheena Easton
One of the first songs I played at WIEL was "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
by Abba. One of my favorite oldies that I played at WIEL was "Popsicles
& Icicles" by the Murmaids. Now if anyone thinks I'm a whimp
because I like that song, I also liked Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street",
the first "adult contemporary" song to feature a real heavy guitar solo
towards the end. I remembered WIEL played the single version that ran
about four minutes and eight seconds. The record also sounds it was
speeded up a bit. Another song I
liked was "You Could Have Been With Me" by Sheena Easton
in late 1981 into early 1982.
Mark Isham/David Diamond
(Mark today in 2008)
Eileen-Dixie's Midnight Runner
Kommissar-After The Fire
If This Is
It-Huey Lewis & the News
Out of Touch-Hall & Oates
L.A. Is My Lady-Frank Sinatra
I'd put off writing this because I
played so many songs while I
was there. And what might have been my favorite last month may
my favorite now. For instance, I just heard the song Emotion by Barbra
for the first time in about twenty years and I loved it --
forgotten how much I loved that song and how much I must have played it
back then. I also loved just about anything from the Double
album. As the host of Rock And Roll Night-time, I got to play
stuff that others may not have. The Streets of Fire sound track
some play from me. Some young lady used to call in every evening
dedicate "I Can Dream About You" to me .
I liked Come On Eilene and Der Kommisar; Hot for Teacher and If This Is
It (Huey Lewis and The News). I even remember whenFrank Sinatra
tried to break into current music with L. A Is My Lady. I liked
lot (the music she moves to is music that makes me a dancer . . .
used to love Come Dancing by The Kinks and Run Run away by Slade.
about Cum On Feel the Noize by Quiet Riot?? I liked Out Of Touch
by Hall and Oates and Hungry Like The Wolf.
Good Heavens, I could go on and
on and on. Or not. These were but a few.
Then there was The Martian Hop
[Some of the songs Mark listed were not normally in WIEL's
rotation but were, rather, records played during his "Rock and Roll
...more to come!