Twelve Days of Greats 2021: No. 98


Each day leading up to the unveiling of the tenth annual Grooveyard Great 88, we’ll share a video of one song that just missed the survey.  Hear the full Great 88 on a special five hour edition of “The Grooveyard” on a special day–Sunday, December 26 from 7 PM to midnightCheck out the complete year-end schedule here.

#98

“The Wallflower” by Etta James (1955)

This was Etta James’ first hit, topping the US R&B chart for 4 weeks. Originally the name of the song was “Roll With Me, Henry” but it was changed to “The Wallflower” to avoid censorship. The track is also known as “Dance With Me, Henry.”
2020:  not on survey, Highest Ranking:  first time on survey

Come back each day as we unwrap another song that just missed the Great 88. You can also check out first round results here.   Then join host Alan Seltzer on”The Grooveyard” for the Great 88 countdown at a special day and time, Sunday, December 26 at 7 PM until midnight. 

Listen to “The Grooveyard” following “Rick’s Redneck Ranch” each Saturday night at 7 PM on 88.1 FM on Long Island or by clicking the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org, via the TuneIn app. or the  WCWP app on your iPhone or Android device.  You can also follow us on Twitter. and on the Facebook groups for the show and WCWP.

Happy holidays from. . .

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