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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Beatles' Teddy Boy is quite a curio.

Overall, great accompaniment to my Saturday breakfast.

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ian,

Missed the first hour today but will check the playlist and listen again during the week or over the weekend as the schedule doesn't appeal to me very much!

Did you hear the criticism email that Brian read out? I'm sure I've read it word for word somewhere on a board...........

We seem to be getting quite a few of the Hollies tracks just now, no problem for me as I like them so enjoyed We're Through.

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The listener's complaint was that there wasn't enough music from the second half of the 60s, to which the reply came that, today, at least 16 (out of 36) tracks were dated 1966 or later, which seems to be a fair proportion.

I thought the complaint here was that there were too many tracks from the second half of the decade. Certainly my perception was that in Roger Bowman's day there was a lot more from the pre-Beatles era.

I was in-and-out doing various things this morning, but there was nothing that grabbed my attention or made me stop and listen. The fascination with The Hollies (and the same tracks - he's going to wear We're Through and Yes I Will out) is odd.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the mid/late 60's stuff best! By the way, I hadn't known before that Peter Bardens had been in the Love Affair before Shotgun Express (and eventually, Camel).
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three in a row by Cilla Black! No accounting for taste I suppose, but I had to turn the sound down until it was over! Laughing
I noticed that the playlist shows that Bob Dylan sang 'Can you please crawl out your window' when it was Jimi Hendrix's version that was played. Once again a mediocre edition of the show under this producer for my taste, with only a couple of exceptions.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ron,

I'm think what I read may have been on the POV Radio board, but it sounded rather familiar. I meant to listen back to hear the name etc but forgot.

H

PS I after my 3 in a row, someone said it helps to know some people, but I don't know anyone on the SOTS team and I actually sent an email complaining that the show had gone down hill since Phil Swern became the producer. They obviously had forgotten!
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once again a mediocre edition of the show under this producer for my taste, with only a couple of exceptions.
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I agree that it wasn't one of the best today but can't quite put my finger on why not.

But even an average edition is worthwhile for me.

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello H

I'm sorry, I think that piece of Everett-style libel was mine Embarassed
I was only joking, really Wink

There is nothing wrong, as such, with SOTS, and we don't want to prompt them into doing something drastic with it. There always used to be one or two tracks which caught your ear, sometimes triggering a memory, or sometimes a novelty item which made you smile, or cringe; it's that sort of thing that's missing at the moment.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, could be that.

Shall miss a good deal of next Saturday's, as I'm on a course for a day. Listen Again, here I come. Hope it's worth my while.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have caught up with Saturday's edition on Listen Again and was struck by the emphasis that they placed on how to have a request played and the need to give them plenty of notice. Could they be using this to scotch rumours of the axe that were knocking about a few weeks ago?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed that as well Ian.

I wondered if they aren't getting so many requests these days?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Helen.

But, if that's the case, how come none of mine ever get played?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to hear the late John Dunn on the A-Z of the Beatles.

The Highgate song was a rather entertaining curio and I loved the way they rhymed Mr Marples and Ena Sharples.

The Poet and Peasant Overture was composed by Suppe, not Rossini as stated. But good to hear Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:57 am    Post subject: SOTS Reply with quote

Was Shirley Ellis on a mission to document children's games in the US? I remember girls in my junior school singing the Clapping Song rhyme, and a variant on the pig latin used in The Name Game. Even my 9-year-old niece knows The Clapping Song, and she wasn't born when the Belle Stars covered it!

The song this morning, 'Ever See A Diver Kiss His Wife While The Bubbles bounce About Above The Water?' had a British variant I remember hearing in several playgrounds; 'did you ever-ever-ever in your long-legged life/see a long-legged sailor with a long-legged wife?'
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Missed first half but a couple of tracks I'd like to hear so will try to listen again.

Enjoyed hearing Billy Fury's 'In Summer' in the second half though.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:22 pm    Post subject: sots Reply with quote

Hey Joe, despite what was said, was not included on the first Hendrix album in the 60s[/u]
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have heard this in bits over the last two editions, using Listen Again, hence the lack of feedback from me.

The Eden Kane and Billy Fury tracks were my two highlights on Saturday.

Note how hard they're pushing what's coming up in the future. Could this be their way of refuting the rumours of a month or two ago that the programme was getting the chop?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also struck by how he says, at least twice per show, "and this comes from a new CD/compilation released by Ace Records" Laughing

I wasn't able to devote 100% concentration to it on Saturday, but it appeared to be quite a good show.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again this morning, there was immediate emphasis on what's on over coming months. Have happily ill-founded rumours of the show's possible demise spooked them that much?

How did BM ever find time to be in panto in the mid-sixties, when he was working on at least 3 or 4 radio shows per week at that time?

Loved Judith Durham's version of Eriskay Love Lilt and was touched by Brian's comment about this being one of his mother's favourites.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iwarburton wrote:
Again this morning, there was immediate emphasis on what's on over coming months. Have happily ill-founded rumours of the show's possible demise spooked them that much?

How did BM ever find time to be in panto in the mid-sixties, when he was working on at least 3 or 4 radio shows per week at that time?

Loved Judith Durham's version of Eriskay Love Lilt and was touched by Brian's comment about this being one of his mother's favourites.

Ian.
Lovely version...she has a lovely voice....my favourite this week, Del Shannon's The Answer To Everything.....an all time favourite of mine.. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do believe I spotted an error in this week's show. Brian played a track from Cat Stevens called "Twinky".

He went on to say the track was part of the soundtrack to an unreleased film called "All Neat in Black Stockings"

Well that's not correct.. I remember seeing the film which starred Susan George.

I remember three things from the film in particular...

1. the smashing of an aquarium at a party and feeling sorry about the poor fish..

2. somebody laying flat eating an egg and dipping it in a salt pile in his belly button.. Confused

3. the phrase " I didn't mean it Ginge" after being asked to "take care of" his mate's girlfriend ( Ms George ) a line which me and my mates quickly adopted.. Laughing

Apart from this, an excellent show with many favourites for me! Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't catch the last part of the show, but enjoyed the first hour or so. Seems to me that Sandie Shaw gets played almost every week - and this week's I'll Stop at Nothing reminded me how she used to frequently hit a bum note. Still it probably adds to the charm of it!

Heard the Kathy Kirby song - what an incredible voice she had. Not to my taste, but certainly a unique sound.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've a feeling Kathy Kirby had some classical voice training.

Much as I love the show, I wouldn't say that exact factual accuracy is always its forte!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really enjoyed this week's show.. in fact I listened to it 3 times!

I'd say the most enjoyable tracks for me were PJ Proby Razz , closely followed by Cash, Sandie, Mindbenders and the Chiffons...
Always did like "My Boyfriend's Back" and enjoyed their cover version!

Both the Cash and Proby tracks make me want to hear more from them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like I'll have to listen again to the first hour! PJ Proby has made some good records.

I saw him live on that infamous 'boiler suit' tour after he had split his trousers. The Mindbenders were also on the same bill I think!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, he had a super voice and I think underrated.. "Hold Me" was an incredible single for the time imo..
Brian said he split his trousers on several occasions and was dropped by his record label as a result! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really enjoyed this week's show.. in fact I listened to it 3 times!
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Blimey. Mrs W thinks I'm obsessed with it if I catch it on Listen Again at all.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the joys in owning my new DAB radio with a recordable card slot thingy... I can easily listen to programmes I enjoy several times - particularly SOTS!
I have about four of Brian's shows recorded for emegencies!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I be nosy and ask which one you have SantaFe?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certainly Helen, it's a Roberts RD-41.. silver in colour with a large blue centre display on top.
In fact, I was so pleased with it, I bought another one which was on offer as an ex-display model.
I like it because you can easily set it to record using the Electronic Programme Guide even though it's "switched off", so it's good for shows like R & M during the evening...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks SantaFe I'll check them out. I remember there was a Pure one a while back but I decided to get an internet radio instead at the time.

Now I want to change the kitchen radio so it could fit the bill. Does it have a remote control by any chance?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I bought the Pure version myself but took it back as I didn't like the FM reception quality but, that was before I could receive BBC stations on DAB!
No, the Roberts doesn't come with a remote..
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:23 pm    Post subject: SOTS Reply with quote

Santa Fe, I was thinking the 'Twinky' movie, starring Susan George, came out on video in the 80's.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:41 pm    Post subject: SOTS Reply with quote

Was the previous week's episode (when it should have been the 11/07/09 one)on the I-player? I recalled Oliver's version of 'Jean' being played, and The Archies' 'Sugar Sugar'.

Does anyone else think the song 'Jean' was written about Robert Burns's love Jean Armour rather than a prim schoolmistress? Brian Matthew referred to the film as 'The PRIDE of Miss Jean Brodie', which makes me think more of her class than her.

A Burns documentary referred to a poem called 'Bonnie Jean', and this made me think of the song.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing I love is when they play tracks that aren't quite obscure but are rarely heard anywhere else today. Blue Girl by the Bruisers is a perfect available. I was singing along with it!

Good to hear the original Bobby Vinton version of Roses Are Red which, as they said, was slightly pipped in UK sales by Ronnie Carroll's account. A third version, by Geordie lad David MacBeth, achieved pretty respectable sales, too.

Never knew that there was such a scandalous story behind the Mamas and Papas' I Saw Her Again.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ian,

I recently saw the Mamas and Papas documentary on BBC 4 where Michelle Phillips told the story behind the song, amazing!

Must listen back to hear Brian's mention of the Kestrels and who they were. They were well known artists but I can't remember who, ........ Burrows ( having a senior moment as Terry would say!) was one. I'm sure I've got a compilation LP with something by the Kestrels on it, must check that out too.

I remember do David McBeth, he had a night club up in Newcastle in the 70s.

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One thing I love is when they play tracks that aren't quite obscure but are rarely heard anywhere else today. Blue Girl by the Bruisers is a perfect available. I was singing along with it!
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Are there any AC/DC fans who heard 'Treat Her Right' and thought it started like 'Whole Lotta Rosie'? I noticed this when the song was in The Commitments.

Thanks for the explanation of 'Google Eye' also - it's nothing to do with surfing the internet! A fishing net, definitely.
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I was looking at the SOTS site this morning and I noticed that it said 'previous programmes'=98, and 'coming up=2. I hope this is not telling us that when 100 is reached that will be the last? Or more hopefully there will be a special 100th edition.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hopefully the A - Z of the Beatles will have to be completed first... didn't somebody work it'll take Brian another umpteen years to do it? Laughing
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