It looks like the vote board is starting to catch on a bit as I see consistently higher scores from almost everyone. So the Riverside community must be adjusting to it and having some fun too or they wouldn’t be voting. Glad to see it. I am also really glad to see some of the tunes aren’t known as hits too.
There are obviously some favourites out there as Joe Bonamassa making the list twice and Marc Broussard making it two weeks in a row with “Home” will attest but I also like the fact that three songs I am not familiar with were successful too. There were some old classics charting as well. This is exactly what I hope for when I think about what music is played at Riverside. Some contemporary favourites, some old classics and some lesser known artists getting some exposure. It makes for a good mix.
1. The Chi-Lites – Oh Girl – 280.27 – Raymond65 Docherty
2. Marc Broussard – Home – 227.62 – Mac Ronas
3. Van Morrison – Tupelo Honey – 180.01 – MoonMaiden Horner
4. Ruthie Foster – It Makes No Difference – 149.41 – Raymond65 Docherty
5. Joe Bonamassa – Sloe Gin – 124.72 – Graylon Ash
6. Trampled Under Foot – Heart On The Line – 124.48 – Jordan Morgenrote
7. Joe Bonamassa – Feelin’ Good – 124.07 – Xavia Palmira
8. Roomful Of Blues – Albi’s Boogie – 120.31 – Hy Gynoid
9. Markus James – Need A Believer – 114.99 – Catrin Galaxy
10.Grace Potter and The Nocturnals – Paris (Ooh La La) – 114.84 – Xavia Palmira
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The Riverside’s vote board is certainly garnering a bit of attention. Most of it positive. Some negative. The negative comments are mostly concerned that the DJ’s will use the information to put greatest hits playlists together. Thus, becoming a “Top 40” style club. I am pretty sure that this won’t happen. I can speak for myself and a few other DJ’s in the club in that most of us are constantly looking for new songs and artists. We could pack our sets with Joe Bonamassa and Stevie Ray Vaughan. We don’t though because most of us have played these artists so much we would rather just play them as requests. I believe if the guest is bored with the music then the DJ is probably more so.
The vote board’s intention is only to be some fun for the guests not to decide what the DJ playlists will be. Most of the DJ’s know what is popular. They see it from the reaction in local. Most people will tell you when they like a song but not many will tell you when they don’t enjoy one. This is where the vote board becomes useful I think. It tells us the songs you don’t like or have no reaction too. This is more useful than showing us what song really did well. So instead of putting a bunch of ‘hits’ in our sets which would get really boring for everyone it does allow us to weed out the duds that people don’t like.
Here’s this week’s Top 10.
1. Levon Helm – When I Go Away – Moon – 189.66
2. Isley Brothers – Shout (Parts 1 & 2) – Sherman – 174.59
3. Johnny Sansone – The Lord Is Waiting And The Devil Is Too – Ray – 149.67
4. Leon Russell – Medley: Jumpin’ Jack Flash/Young Blood – BC – 145.68
5. Joe Bonamassa – Sloe Gin – Graylon – 124.72
6. Alvin Lee – I Hear You Knockin’ – Xia – 124.51
7. Jeff Beck – A Day in the Life – Ray – 106.00
8. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Shelter – Mackenzie – 99.34
9. Walter Trout – Apparitions – Westland – 97.06
10. B.B. Chung King & The Buddaheads – Better Day – Falconer – 90.26
Editor’s Note: The vote board was acting up for a couple days again. So if someone’s song was omitted accept my apologies.
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This week’s Top 10 saw the Riverside place one song in the Grid ‘s Top 40 and another one made it to 11. Our highest placings yet. It’s always interesting to see what songs our guests like and I always like to see new DJ’s make the list as well.
There are still issues with the board. If I am online it sends the scores to me in my local window, so if I crash and can’t save it in time or miss it, I apologise. This happened with the score for “In The Midnight Hour” but the fact that it placed at # 7 on the Grid Top 40 means it was easy to place on our list. Same with Sherman’s “Gloria.” I never received the score for the song but it placed just above the Jeff Beck tune on the Grid Top 40 so I made up a score. Now! Why other folks on our list here weren’t also on the Grid Top 40 I have no idea. Far as I can tell we should have had 6 songs make the list. Maybe next week. 🙂
1. Wilson Pickett – In The Midnight Hour – Placed 7th on Grid Top 40 – Ray
2. Marc Broussard – Home – 11th on the Grid Top 40 – Mac
3. Sonny Landreth – Congo Square – 124.41 – Catrin
4. Eric Clapton – Promises – 112.58 – Rinda
5. Van Morrison & John Lee Hooker – Gloria – 107 – Sherman
6. Jeff Beck – A Day in the Life – 106.00 – Ray
7. Joe Bonamassa – Takin’ The Hit – 99.36 – Moonie
8. DreamBoogie – I’m Ready – Crossroads – 99.26 – Stusie
9. Walter Trout – Apparitions – 97.05 – Westland
10. David Gogo – Fine Young Thing – 96.13 – Xavia
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