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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: Paranoid, moi? Reply with quote

Briant wrote:
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.


Hi Briant,

I think it's something to do with the new fangled website, I noticed it on another site.

On Suzi Quatro's page it only gives 1 but next week is not the last in the series.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:58 am    Post subject: One hundred-Not out? Reply with quote

Hello Santa and H. Maybe it means that the current producer/collector's contract is up! Cue 'Don't be cruel' by Elvis Presley! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We can live in hope Briant!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much as I love SOTS, the programme does get its facts wrong so often. This morning's error : Eric Clapton didn't leave the Yardbirds straight after Shapes Of Things ; he left the group straight after its first hit, For Your Love.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pleased to say that I'm sure the show's staying put for the time being. They've recently been pushing the boat out to get requests etc.

No special comment re this morning's show, except that Perry Como's Delaware is so bad, it's good!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

During the Brand/Ross fall out, Gambo publicly criticised Radio 2 for the use of celebs grown in other media. He commented that the Radio 2 show with the largest reach in terms of audience share (rather than listener numbers) was Sounds of the Sixties. His point was that a radio veteran gets the largest share of the available audience each week.

My point is that SOTS is, by this measure, the most successful programme on Radio 2. While the Radio 2 management might want to tinker with the production, removing the programme (or even moving it from this slot) would be a huge risk to the ratings, including those for Jonathan Ross.

So long as Brian Matthew is fit enough to present SOTS and continues to pull in the listeners, I don't see the programme shifting or changing much.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Paranoid, moi? Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I think it's something to do with the new fangled website, I noticed it on another site.


Got it in 1 sentence Helen! The 'BBC Programmes' site only shows schedules up to 7 days in advance. The number of upcoming episodes refers to how many there are in the next 7 days.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to Rob for his comments, which help to set all this into context. And I must say that our old mate BM is sounding very fit and well for his age--long may he continue.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the SOTS Show still worthy of its slot 8-10am on a Saturday morning.

I think it may well be moved to an evening/night time slot sooner rather than later-just a thought.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like in its current slot. I just wish the production was better!

It's one of the very few things I listen to on R2 at the weekends (or anytime, for that matter). Still, Wakeman and Jeevesy are on Planet Rock when SOTS finishes, so all is not lost!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Is the SOTS Show still worthy of its slot 8-10am on a Saturday morning.

I think it may well be moved to an evening/night time slot sooner rather than later-just a thought.


Of course it's still worthy! it's one of the best shows on Radio 2 and I think it's "slot" is fine where it is... starts my weekend off a treat.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a little oasis in a desert of banality. That's a very profound statement even if I say so myself.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hear, hear. Hands off SOTS!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did I hear right this morning?

Did Brian say that Karl Denver had a bigger hit with Still than Ken Dodd?

I don't remember the Karl Denver version at all Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As soon as I heard Brian say 'Shelley Fabares' for the 3 in a row, I said to my wife, that'll be John H's request, and I was correct! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Did I hear right this morning?

Did Brian say that Karl Denver had a bigger hit with Still than Ken Dodd?

I don't remember the Karl Denver version at all Confused


Same here Becky! KD sounded quite a lot like Willie Nelson to me.

I loved the Cleo Lane (Love Him Long) song though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Briant wrote:
As soon as I heard Brian say 'Shelley Fabares' for the 3 in a row, I said to my wife, that'll be John H's request, and I was correct! Laughing



Yay!! Very Happy Great to hear it! I sent that back in April!

If I say so myself I thought that was a great 3 in a Row, Very Unlikely always puts a smile on my face.Nice to hearThe Symbols in the first hour and then a version-by Shelley of course-of one of their best songs, I'll See You In September in hour 2! I love Paul's version of You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, but the alternative track I suggested, Mama Your Little Boy Fell might have been equally good.

Just love Very Unlikely though."A hat tryin on a head...a pair of pants tryin' on a man!" Very Happy

Pure class.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, you! Yes, I heard the whole show and liked your choice.

In amswer to another posting, I remember both the Karl and Ken versions of Still and, yes, Karl Denver had the bigger hit. It was a bit before Doddy really hit the muscial big time.

What a pleasure to hear Cleo Laine and You'll Answer to Me. We went to hear Mr and Mrs Dankworth at the Gateshead Sage last year and they're still sounding marvellous.

My listening to the show will be a bit fragmented for the next three Saturdays because of my holiday. Do you think I'll be able to get the show on Orkney on an ordinary domestic radio? I might record as well, just in case.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minx wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
Did I hear right this morning?

Did Brian say that Karl Denver had a bigger hit with Still than Ken Dodd?

I don't remember the Karl Denver version at all Confused


Same here Becky! KD sounded quite a lot like Willie Nelson to me.


Our memory obviously isn't as good as that of iwarburton,Minx.... Very Happy

Thanks for that,iwarburton...Very Happy

I love Seven Golden Daffodils but prefer the version by Lonnie Donegan.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, there you are. I'd forgotten Lonnie Donegan's version of Seven Daffodils.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great show again this morning. Some classics in there. "Three Steps to Heaven" "Run to Him" etc. There was one song, "I Don't Want to Know" by Shirley and Johnny, a pair I never heard of. Yet I found myself singing along word perfect. Can't think who else might have recorded it for me to know it so well. Have done some searching but haven't found any familiar names yet.

I don't recall the singer Greta Ann either, but that's no hardship, having listened to the performance! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Switched on just before Sylvie Vartan's Irrestiblement and was transported back to the 3 weeks I spent in the French speaking part of Belgium the summer of 68. The song was on the radio a lot and on the juke boxes in the cafes.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minx wrote:
There was one song, "I Don't Want to Know" by Shirley and Johnny, a pair I never heard of. Yet I found myself singing along word perfect. Can't think who else might have recorded it for me to know it so well. Have done some searching but haven't found any familiar names yet.


Have just listened again and although parts of the song sounded familiar I wonder if the tune was very similar to something else? I don't remember the artists at all.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a comprehensive website - everything you never needed to know, but no facility for buying any of the music.
http://www.shirleyandjohnny.co.uk/
The song plays behind page 3.

The song was written by Shirley's father, Richard, and the producer was Ron Richards, more famous for his work with The Hollies.

I must say I know neither them nor the song.
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Curiouser and curioser. Thanks for the link Ron, looks like that song only made it to 47 in the Melody Maker charts, doesn't appear to have been covered by anyone and yet I knew it word for word. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were more I didn't know, on this weeks show, than ones I do..but that's not a complaint..I'd rather hear new ones...to me ...than the same old ones week after week.

Had never heard ( I don't think) the Shirley and Johnny one or the Sylvie Vartan.

Can never hear Run To Him too many times,though.....a great favourite... Smile
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I love You Better Move On but not the cover version played today by The Hollies...their harmonies semed to be sadly lacking on it....awful version!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listening to SOTS in the car this morning, my wife (who doesn't normally listen to the show despite growing up in the 60s and loving the classics of the period) remarked "I never realised how much crappy music was released in the 60s".

I had to agree she was right. It's easy to forget that whilst the charts and the clubs were full of really fab stuff from the "name" performers, there was a huge amount of dross making its way out on vinyl too. Brian Mathew seems to play an increasing amount of it each week!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But one person's dross is another person's delight!

Have heard the show in bits for the last 3 weeks because of holiday. Shall catch up with the rest of today's on Listen Again if I can find the time. Looking forward to hearing a whole show next Saturday!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But one person's dross is another person's delight!


I agree. I like listening to it all, regardless. Some of it is bad though.... Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoyed it this week, lots I liked, Adam Faith, Bobby Rydell, Bob Dylan to name a few.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But one person's dross is another person's delight!
Ian.


Absolutely! The naffness of some of the tracks, and there were more than a few this week, is part of its attraction.

Considering the dross that fills most of today's albums (and it seems they now feel obliged to pad out most of a 79 minute CD, whereas they only needed half that for an LP) nothing has changed.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The version of The Beatles' I Call Your Name..by someone called Donny Brooks, I think...was surprisingly similar to the version by The Mamas & Papas. Some unoriginality going on there !
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tremendous show today but again let down by some bizarre research. Did they really say that the Kinks had no hits for 4 years after Days? I must have dreamt about Lola, then!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the Sundays said that SOTS is having a partial Beatles special this Saturday and the paper also made some complimentary remarks re BM.

But guess what--there's not a word about this in the SOTS listing in the new RT and, as usual, BM isn't even named as presenter.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re my last post, I stand corrected. There is a brief reference to this in the Today's Choices column next to the schedule.

But who is Brian MatthewS? Is he a new presenter? Our old mate doesn't have a final S.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, dear. Have now just found a reference to this in Stuart Maconie's column, too.

If you're going to drop a clanger, you may as well make it a worthwhile one!

Sorry, RT!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 glaring errors on the '4 by the Beatles' from Brian today.....

You Really Got A Hold On Me and Roll Over Beethoven were never on the album Beatles For Sale. They were both on With The Beatles!

Get your facts right Phil Swern. Heaven know what else has been incorrect.....

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
2 glaring errors on the '4 by the Beatles' from Brian today.....

You Really Got A Hold On Me and Roll Over Beethoven were never on the album Beatles For Sale. They were both on With The Beatles!

Get your facts right Phil Swern. Heaven know what else has been incorrect.....


Yes, I had to think about that one when he mentioned it, Helen. Standards really are slipping!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised Brian didn't pick up on it.

The tracklisting on the show page is down to its usual standard as well - the wrong Peter and Gordon song is listed.
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