'No Reply' by The Beatles 'You Didn't Try to Call Me' by The Mothers of Invention 'Operator' by Mary Wells (or Brenda Holloway) 'Tell Him I'm Not Home' by Chuck Jackson (or Tell Her.... by Ike & Tina Turner).
Splendid stuff, chaps and chapesses, almost enough for a triple CD compilation already!
One I'd forgotten was the great Al Green song Call Me, though there are at least two other distinct songs with that title, one of which has already been mentioned in an Aretha version (the one done in this country by Petula Clark I guess), and the other, another Blondie hit.
A couple of calls to radio stations: Roll Over Beethoven Mr Record Man (posted here recently by John) A conversation: As soon As I Hang Up the Phone - Conway & Loretta A number: Lonesome 7-7203 - Webb Pierce and others Another Chuck Berry Song that ends with a phone call is The Promised Land. A few years ago, Andy Kershaw tried calling Tidewater 4-10-09 from LA, without success.
Error report: Beethoven was, of course, requested to roll over by letter, not by phone.
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Well stap me... on my desk for the last 6 months has been this very project, purely for a home made CD when I got the time. Artwork's almost done as well. After some research and on the basis that it has to be a listenable item rather than a list of disparate recordings that just mention the phone (first rule was that it didn't include Blondie's 'Call Me') I arrived at:
1 - Tell Her I'm Not Home - Ike & Tina - (better than Chuck J's & unbeatable intro) 2 - Telephone Baby - Johnny Otis 3 - Don't call Us - Sugarloaf (CBS records number is the dialtone) 4 - Operator - Mary Wells 5 - Don't Hang Up - Orlons 6 - As soon as I hang up the Phone - Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn 7 - Off The Hook - Stones 8 - Little Marie - Chuck Berry 9 - He'll Have To Go - Ry Cooder & Flaco 10 - He'll Have To Stay - Jeanne Black's answer record 11- Beechwood 45789 - Marvellettes 12 - Memphis Tennessee - Lonnie Mac's instrumental version
Under consideration; Loan Me A Dime- Boz Scaggs Carole Coby - Memphis Calling New York City Hand of Dimes - The Great Terry Reid (is he on tour this year?) Woman To Woman - Shirley Brown Peggy Scott - Mr Right or Mr Wrong Stan Moseley - Your Wife Is My Woman (some title) Under My Wheels - Alice Cooper Telephone Blues- John Mayall & Eric Clapton
That's a whole Theme Time Radio Show ready for Bob. Except he's already done one.