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JACK BLANCHARD'S COLUMN at Music Charts Magazine®

 

THE CHICKEN COOP.

Here is the way I remember this adventure.

We didn’t think they had rednecks in New Jersey.
We were wrong.

We had just finished a concert at the classy Garden State Art Center,
and were looking on the map for our next booking…
a place called The Chicken Coop, in Vineland, New Jersey.

We pulled into the gravel parking lot
and up to a wooden barn-like building.
The lot was almost full of trucks.
The crowd was there… waiting for us.

We went in and I heard somebody say,
“Get a load of this bunch” about us.
We had longish hair and this was 1970.

The stage had a chicken wire screen
so the patrons could not throw anything solid at us.
I sneaked a glance at the crowd
and told our guitar player, Wayne Bridge,
to get out his steel instead of the lead guitar.

People were all either scowling, laughing, or sneering at us,
or so it seemed in my imagination.
We got plugged in
and opened with a fast country shuffle beat.
The folks were surprised but sort of quiet.
We didn’t now what to expect.

At the end, the applause was deafening!
One gigantic man in bib overalls yelled “SOOEY”
so loudly that I thought the P.A system had shut off.
Nothing hit the screen in front of us.

This bunch was great!
We shook a lot of hands
and they bought up our albums.

The club owner couldn’t have been nicer.
He gave us a couple of cases of beer for the road
as a going away present.

We were hoping to go back some time,
but we never got up that way again.
They learned that you can’t tell a book by its cover,
and we learned the same about them.

Jack Blanchard.
http://jackandmisty.net/

© Copyright 4/21/2015, Jack Blanchard.

 

 

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan… Grammy & CMA Award Finalists. Billboard Duet of the Year. Home Page: www.jackandmisty.net Mastering & restoration studio: 407 330 1611

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan…
Grammy & CMA Award Finalists.
Billboard Duet of the Year.
Home Page: www.jackandmisty.net
Mastering & restoration studio: 407 330 1611

 

 

HOTDISC TOP 40
 
  26 April 2015

 

This is a list of the Top 40 Most Popular Songs released on the Rush Released promotional CD. Each week DJs and media people who receive Rush Released send back their reaction sheets where they are given the chance to rate every song. This chart is exclusively for clients of the Rush Released CD.  The chart is published weekly here, and also in Country Music People, Country Music & Dance, Up Country and Southern Country magazines.

To watch the video for each song (where available) click on the titles.

01

01

Future Ex Boyfriend
ABI ANN

02

03

It’s Gettin’ Old
ALLIE LOUISE

03

04

Me Before You 
MARCUM STEWART 

04

02

Over Getting Over You
JAMES HOUSE featuring NATALIE NOONE

05

06

Summer Fray
DAVID HILGENFELDT PROJECT

06

07

Tomorrow Never Comes
TONY CLARKE

07

05

This Ain’t Right
M CALLAHAN 

08

08

Her Old Stompin’ Grounds
BILLY YATES 

09

11

Thibodeaux And His Cajun Band
FRANK JENNINGS

10

12

Baby’s Got A Banjo
TIA McGRAFF  

 

 

 

 

11 10

After The Fire Is Gone
JEFF BATES featuring LORETTA LYNN

12

14

Dizzy
RHEA FRANCANI

13 09

Raining On The Ocean  
BOB CAMPBELL

14

21

Smile On Mine
JON WOLFE 

15 24

You Wanna Be My Man
HANNAH BETHEL

16

25

Green Light Go
JASON TERRY

17 17

Big Baby Blues
CHRISTINA KULUKUNDIS

18

15

C’est La Vie (You Never Can Tell)
CLAIRE PETRIE

19

22

I Love You To The Moon And Back
DAVE SHERIFF

20 20

Walking With That Girl Of Mine
OWEN MOORE

 

 

 

 

21

23

Empty Bottle
SAMMY HAKIM 

22

16

Bad Habits
C. W. MONTGOMERY

23

26

How Long Will I Love You
VINCE HATFIELD

24

27

Bye Bye
SARAH DUNN BAND

25

13

Do Love Well  
DIANA UPTON-HILL 

26 29

I’ll Be There
MADS T

27

28

Ocean Of Emotion
GORDON JENSEN

28

18

Behind Your Back
JESSIE LEE CATES

29

19

I Will Fall
WILLEMIJN MAY feat. STEF CLASSENS

30

33

When You’re Ready To Fall
D K DAVIS

 

 

 

 

31

30

Coming Home With Me
SEAN PATRICK McGRAW  

32 35

No Phone, No Mail, No Internet
ALY COOK

33

31

The Flag’s On Fire
BERTIE HIGGINS

34

32

Too Long In The Country
CHRISTINA KULUKUNDIS

35 34

Politicians
CHARLOTTE BLACK

36

36

No One Is There  
AVRIO

37

38

Dead End Of The Dirt Road
KENNY BUTTERILL

38

37

Country Proud
THE STICKERS

39 40

Good Hearted Woman
LANA WOLF  

40 39

That’s What Patsy Would Do
JOANNE STACEY

THE HOTDISC BRITISH & IRISH INDEPENDENT TOP 10

01

01

Tomorrow Never Comes
TONY CLARKE

02

02

Thibodeaux And His Cajun Band
FRANK JENNINGS

03

03

Big Baby Blues
CHRISTINA KULUKUNDIS

04

05

I Love You To The Moon And Back
DAVE SHERIFF

05

04

Walking With That Girl Of Mine
OWEN MOORE

06

06

Too Long In The Country
CHRISTINA KULUKUNDIS

07

07

Politicians
CHARLOTTE BLACK

08

08

Living In Loving
FRANK JENNINGS

09

09

The Best In Me
ROB ALLEN

10

10

Love Taught Him
MARCIE SUMMERS

The Hotdisc chart is compiled from DJs and industry professionals’ ratings of songs currently being promoted on the Rush Released CD. They are not airplay charts, as airplay charts cannot work in Europe because there are no terrestrial country stations. The hundreds of country programmes on air which we service are likely to play a particular song only twice at most in a three month period, therefore rendering airplay charts insignificant in Europe. It works well in America where there are plenty of non-stop country stations but it does not work here. Any Airplay Chart you may see claiming to provide this service is bogus and Hotdisc does not condone these charts at all. They are misleading at best for the reasons stated.

The Hotdisc charts are put together weekly using ratings supplied by DJs who give scores to every song on the last three months’ editions of Rush Released. The scores are averaged out per week to give an accurate guide to the songs which are being championed by the industry. The aim is to showcase the songs which the industry professionals are flagging up as quality songs. This is a very useful exercise as it is free of politics, hype and rigging and done solely on merit!

Copyright © 2015, Hotdisc, The Old Manse, Hallidays Park, Selkirk, TD7 4LA, Scotland. Used with permission from HotDisk.

HotDisc Top 40 at Music Charts Magazine

 

 

JACK BLANCHARD'S COLUMN at Music Charts Magazine®

 

CHEERING YOU UP AGAIN.

When Tom T. Hall called and asked me to write the liner notes for his new album,
I said “What do you want me to write?”
He said “Just write the way you do.”
I asked “Have you read my stuff?”
He said “Yep. Loretta Lynn lent me a book of yours on a plane.”

Roger Miller had a bunch of country stars in his suite drinking until about 6 AM.
Roger opened the drapes
and sunlight poured in from the East like a nuclear blast.
He said, “God’s coming, and he’s got his brights on.”

Roy said, “Do you want something to eat?”
Trigger said, “No thanks. I’m stuffed.”

I used to be a great whistler, and whistled in some of our records.
I can’t do it anymore.
But I can stillI grip a perch with my feet!

If they make a movie of our life it better be a talkie!

IN THE NEWS…
The Israelis are developing an airport security device that will not X-ray you,
but will detonate any explosive device
you may have on your person.

I asked the guy behind the counter
if he had wild cherry cough drops.
He said yes.
I said “Are they really wild?”
He said “We can hardly keep them in the box.”

In today’s headlines: “A man bit a snake… twice!”
He said he just doesn’t like snakes.
The authorities took him to jail and rushed the snake to a hospital,
where it received numerous stitches on the bites.
The snake had no comment,
but had an expression that said “What the HELL?!”

In my grandmother’s last days I sat by her hospital bed.
We talked and joked a little. She always had a sense of humor.
She said she wasn’t afraid to die, but she just didn’t want to.
Like a young idiot I asked “Why?”
She smiled and said this:
“I’m afraid I might miss something.”

We met two young British songwriters on the street in Nashville.
The song they pitched us was “Let’s Go Out and Kill Something”.

Two words helped to make us famous… or infamous…
“Chirp chirp”.

Misty’s running the vacuum cleaner around my desk.
Why am I afraid of it?

I’m gaining weight.
I’m going to have to do a sit-up.

Misty just came from Publix.
She told me a guy said this to her:
“I saw you over there giving the bananas a dirty look.”

The Sound of Music came on and Misty was singing along in a high soprano range.
When the song ended she said:
“OH, CRAP! MY SOUP! IT’S ALL OVER THE STOVE!”

I had a chance to go straight, but I went into music instead.

Jack Blanchard.
www.jackandmisty.net

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan… Grammy & CMA Award Finalists. Billboard Duet of the Year. Home Page: www.jackandmisty.net Mastering & restoration studio: 407 330 1611

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan…
Grammy & CMA Award Finalists.
Billboard Duet of the Year.
Home Page: www.jackandmisty.net
Mastering & restoration studio: 407 330 1611

 

 

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JACK BLANCHARD'S COLUMN at Music Charts Magazine®

 

RAILROAD DAYS.

A long time ago…
we were on our way to do a national television show
from the PBS studio in Pittsburgh,
and then to a Nashville recording session.
Sometimes life can be good.

The porter showed us to our compartment and stowed our luggage.
Orlando was sliding away past our windows,
so we settled down, propped our feet on our suitcases,
and waited for snow.

An official voice over the PA system:
“You’re invited to the dining car for the hospitality hour”,
Free coffee and orange juice”.
Misty said, “Let’s live a little”,
and we staggered forward with the sway of the train.
Passing through the club car, the train rounded a curve,
and Misty sat on an elderly man’s lap.
His wife said, “Well, I never” and glared out the window at nothing.
She failed to see the humor in it.

The best part of the dining car
is watching the scenery fly by in sunset colors.
Telephone poles tick away the time,
and up ahead the train whistle adds to the adventure.
At every road and city street, cars are lined up waiting for us to pass by.
Make way for the train,
the biggest thing that moves on land!

We stayed awake most of that night
wiping our breath steam from the train window,
and watching the sparkling towns and moonlit woodlands
fall away behind us.

Washington DC was having a brisk morning
as we left our luxury train and boarded a coach bound for Pittsburgh,
which wove slowly through the gray land Appalachia.
There were untidy traces of leftover winter,
dingy crusts of snow and slush.

Smoky air had left its film on town and country alike, dulling the colors.
Trees, houses, factories, cars, dogs, cats, grass, and people
all blend to a drab tannish gray.

Men in work clothes stand in the cold rain
waiting for the train to take them home after another hard day.

A pregnant woman
struggles to get a baby carriage over the curbside slush pile
without dropping her bag of groceries.
Clothes are functional.
No time for style.

A gang of workmen lined up in the aisle waiting to get off,
whisper and snicker at our haircut and clothes.
We must seem outlandish to them.
Misty and I smile at each other, taking no offense.
The train stops and they file off,
lunch boxes under their arms,
heads bowed against the gray rain,
each seeking out the dreary street that leads home.

The train was owned by The Baltimore and Ohio/Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad,
and the train staff was proud of it:
R.G. Whitling, Conductor; L. Boone, Flagman,  and E.A. Popp, Baggageman.
Their hospitality brought color back to this leg of the journey.
Nature soon followed suit, producing a beautiful rocky river
that wandered for miles through scenic hill country.

Journeys can remain
after destinations fade from memory.

Jack Blanchard

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan… Grammy & CMA Award Finalists. Billboard Duet of the Year. Home Page: www.jackandmisty.net Mastering & restoration studio: 407 330 1611

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan…
Grammy & CMA Award Finalists.
Billboard Duet of the Year.
Home Page: www.jackandmisty.net
Mastering & restoration studio: 407 330 1611

 

 

HOTDISC TOP 40
 
  12 April 2015

 

This is a list of the Top 40 Most Popular Songs released on the Rush Released promotional CD. Each week DJs and media people who receive Rush Released send back their reaction sheets where they are given the chance to rate every song. This chart is exclusively for clients of the Rush Released CD.  The chart is published weekly here, and also in Country Music People, Country Music & Dance, Up Country and Southern Country magazines.

To watch the video for each song (where available) click on the titles.

01

01

Over Getting Over You
JAMES HOUSE featuring NATALIE NOONE

02

03

Future Ex Boyfriend
ABI ANN

03

02

This Ain’t Right
M CALLAHAN 

04

NE

It’s Gettin’ Old
ALLIE LOUISE

05 05

Raining On The Ocean  
BOB CAMPBELL

06

06

Summer Fray
DAVID HILGENFELDT PROJECT

07

08

Me Before You 
MARCUM STEWART 

08

04

Her Old Stompin’ Grounds
BILLY YATES 

09 09

After The Fire Is Gone
JEFF BATES featuring LORETTA LYNN

10

10

Do Love Well  
DIANA UPTON-HILL 

 

 

 

 

11

NE

Tomorrow Never Comes
TONY CLARKE

12

07

Bad Habits
C. W. MONTGOMERY

13

NE

Thibodeaux And His Cajun Band
FRANK JENNINGS

14

NE

Baby’s Got A Banjo
TIA McGRAFF  

15

13

C’est La Vie (You Never Can Tell)
CLAIRE PETRIE

16

NE

Dizzy
RHEA FRANCANI

17

14

Behind Your Back
JESSIE LEE CATES

18

16

I Will Fall
WILLEMIJN MAY feat. STEF CLASSENS

19 NE

Big Baby Blues
CHRISTINA KULUKUNDIS

20

11

Coming Home With Me
SEAN PATRICK McGRAW  

 

 

 

 

21 NE

Walking With That Girl Of Mine
OWEN MOORE

22

12

The Flag’s On Fire
BERTIE HIGGINS

23

15

When You’re Ready To Fall
D K DAVIS

24

18

Too Long In The Country
CHRISTINA KULUKUNDIS

25

NE

I Love You To The Moon And Back
DAVE SHERIFF

26

NE

Empty Bottle
SAMMY HAKIM 

27

NE

Smile On Mine
JON WOLFE 

28 19

Politicians
CHARLOTTE BLACK

29 24

No Phone, No Mail, No Internet
ALY COOK

30

NE

Ocean Of Emotion
GORDON JENSEN

 

 

 

 

31 17

That’s What Patsy Would Do
JOANNE STACEY

32 NE

You Wanna Be My Man
HANNAH BETHEL

33

NE

Green Light Go
JASON TERRY

34 NE

I’ll Be There
MADS T

35

NE

Bye Bye
SARAH DUNN BAND

36

NE

How Long Will I Love You
VINCE HATFIELD

37

21

Country Proud
THE STICKERS

38

22

Dead End Of The Dirt Road
KENNY BUTTERILL

39

20

No One Is There  
AVRIO

40 23

Good Hearted Woman
LANA WOLF  

THE HOTDISC BRITISH & IRISH INDEPENDENT TOP 10

01

NE

Tomorrow Never Comes
TONY CLARKE

02

NE

Thibodeaux And His Cajun Band
FRANK JENNINGS

03

NE

Big Baby Blues
CHRISTINA KULUKUNDIS

04

NE

Walking With That Girl Of Mine
OWEN MOORE

05

01

Too Long In The Country
CHRISTINA KULUKUNDIS

06

NE

I Love You To The Moon And Back
DAVE SHERIFF

07

02

Politicians
CHARLOTTE BLACK

08

03

Living In Loving
FRANK JENNINGS

09

04

The Best In Me
ROB ALLEN

10

06

Gypsy Lover
SARAH ANN JONES

The Hotdisc chart is compiled from DJs and industry professionals’ ratings of songs currently being promoted on the Rush Released CD. They are not airplay charts, as airplay charts cannot work in Europe because there are no terrestrial country stations. The hundreds of country programmes on air which we service are likely to play a particular song only twice at most in a three month period, therefore rendering airplay charts insignificant in Europe. It works well in America where there are plenty of non-stop country stations but it does not work here. Any Airplay Chart you may see claiming to provide this service is bogus and Hotdisc does not condone these charts at all. They are misleading at best for the reasons stated.

The Hotdisc charts are put together weekly using ratings supplied by DJs who give scores to every song on the last three months’ editions of Rush Released. The scores are averaged out per week to give an accurate guide to the songs which are being championed by the industry. The aim is to showcase the songs which the industry professionals are flagging up as quality songs. This is a very useful exercise as it is free of politics, hype and rigging and done solely on merit!

Copyright © 2015, Hotdisc, The Old Manse, Hallidays Park, Selkirk, TD7 4LA, Scotland. Used with permission from HotDisk.

HotDisc Top 40 at Music Charts Magazine

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