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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pity about the errors, as the show itself was superb.

Apart from the Beatles tracks, the Gary Lewis and Dorothy Provine ones were my favourites this week. The latter reminds me of watching ITV's Roaring Twenties with my mum when I was 12 or 13.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The stupid thing is that they have got it correct in the tracklist on the website................... Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
The stupid thing is that they have got it correct in the tracklist on the website................... Rolling Eyes


That's easy to edit when nobody's looking!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They obviously don't look here - they're still showing the wrong Peter and Gordon title.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're certainly beating the drum on how to place requests, advertising that they envisage many more in future.

The rumours of a few months ago that the show was about to be pulled may have badly rattled someone in authority.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:23 am    Post subject: Three in a row...... Reply with quote

I enjoyed the 'Three in a row' today, being all songs written by John Stewart. 'July you're a woman' was the song the Elvis often used to 'warm up' with before going onstage, though he never recorded it officially. 'Never going back' by The Loving Spoonful was also played and on John's version he names all of the band who played on the song. 'Daydream Believer' by The Monkees, the third song today, 'Allowed me to live in style for the following three years' to quote John.

Rita and I followed John's career since he was member of The Kingston Trio in the sixties and met him many times over the years when he toured the UK. At the Mathew Street Festival a couple of weeks back, Albert Lee played his version of 'Runaway Train' the song John had a Number One Country hit with by Roseanne Cash. John died last year in the same hospital that he was born in, in San Diego, California which was very apt as another of his best songs is 'California Bloodlines.'
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So who remembers the Old Pull and Push by Terry Lightfoot then? I don't think I watched the TV series but the theme got quite a lot of airplay. It's one of those good heavens, I haven't heard this for decades pieces--as is Eden Kane's I Don't Know Why.

Three in a Row on Good Times was a good idea. Had a fourth track been needed, the Tremeloes' Even the Bad Times Are Good would have fitted the bill.

Days is such a great song and, whilst my affection for the Kinks and indeed Kirsty McColl is unlikely ever to be displaced, I enjoyed Petula Clark's account.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alas, I don't remember the Old Pull and Push - either on TV (we didn't have a set which could receive ITV until about 1962) or radio.

(My mum always relates that dad used to catch the "Push & Pull" train which ran from Harrow & Wealdstone to Belmont and Stanmore, for work. He missed the 1952 disaster by 10 minutes)

That's the second time that he's played André Brasseur's "The Kid", only last time he announced it as "Holiday". There's a certain amount of confusion as to which is correct. It's The Kid on my old LP and the one he used this morning, and Holiday on CD reissues and compilations, which he used last time. He might also have mentioned that Noel Edmonds used it as his radio show theme as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you live and learn..I have always sung .."Why do you do me like you do...I guess it's me" to Baby Love by The Supremes..only to hear quite clearly this morning on SOTS the girls singing...."Why you do me like you do....I get this need"

Could my dab radio be the reason i'm hearing it more clearly after all these years??? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usual splendid start to Saturday.

A lot of B sides today but none the worse for that.

The Fourmost's version of Here, There and Everywhere sounded like the one on their splendid CD set, Best of the Fourmost, which I don't think is the original recording.

Adam Faith's Message to Martha is one of my real weepies.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We were away Friday/Saturday, up in your part of the world Ian, so I missed this week's SOTS. I'll try and listen again time permitting.

I had a look at the playlist but it appeared a bit garbled on my screen (grey bits in the back ground) and it did the same on O/H's laptop as well Sad .

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't record the show this week but I was pleased to hear a track by the shadows which I liked a lot as a kid but couldn't think of the title...
A quick look at the playlist reveals it was "The Breeze and I" which I wouldn't have known anyway!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't get to hear much of it this week. The Breeze and I was on the B-side of Foot Tapper, and at the time seemed to be much more a Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra track than anything else - it's an old Spanish tune.

Funny how the tracklisting on the SOTS page looks as if it has been smudged!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ron,

Just what I said about the tracklisting page. Glad it's not just me, and it's the same on all the pages I've looked at for a few days.

I couldn't remember if it was the B side of Atlantis or Foot Tapper!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely song... Till I Met You....from The Searchers on this week's programme ... I don't remember hearing that before....

Always enjoy hearing Jet Harris and Tony Meehan's Diamonds...saw them a few times back in the day...courtesy of an older sister of mine...

For me, a sublime Gladys Knight song .....she was on Later, this week, looking and sounding fabulous as ever......

I like Jimmy Justice's voice but much prefer Bobby Vee's version of The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

Good programme ..enjoyed it!.....mind I usually do .... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Till I Met You was originally the B side of the Searchers' Top 10 hit from 1965, Goodbye My Love. I first came across the song on a juke box at an ACF Annual Camp and have loved it ever since.

Yes, Diamonds is good but I prefer Scarlett O'Hara.

Apart from these, my two favourites this week were Wayne Fontana's Pamela Pamela (with its infamous high note at the end) and the Folk Singer by Tommy Roe.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only heard the first track and the last half hour this week. In the car for last part and must say wasn't impressed. Husband said, who choses these songs, I've only heard one of them before. I had to agree with him.

Brian starts to talk about Jefferson and his one hit Colour of Her Love, a great track which is not exactly played every 5 minutes, but then goes on to play one that IMHO was not very good but was a hit in the US.

I would far rather have heard Colour Of My Love, having had my appetite wetted and then dashed!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iwarburton wrote:
Till I Met You was originally the B side of the Searchers' Top 10 hit from 1965, Goodbye My Love. I first came across the song on a juke box at an ACF Annual Camp and have loved it ever since.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
having had my appetite wetted and then dashed!

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He does that quite a lot,H....he mentions one and you think "Oh good" and then he goes on to play another.... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mentions the one everyone knows, then plays a less familiar track.

There was a slightly lower percentage of UK chart hits in this week's show.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iwarburton wrote:
Till I Met You was originally the B side of the Searchers' Top 10 hit from 1965, Goodbye My Love. I first came across the song on a juke box at an ACF Annual Camp and have loved it ever since.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much better than Diamonds, in my opinion, and even better than Scarlett O'Hara, was the third hit by Jet Harris and Tony Meehan : Applejack.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take your point on this. I feel that Applejack might have been a no 1 if it hadn't been quite similar to the two which preceded it.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great 3 in a row today, of follow-up discs which weren't as successful as their predecessors. Hadn't heard the Mindbenders one since it was out.

The little allusion to Barwick Green (the Archers theme) in the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band's Jollity Farm made me smile.

Steve Race's Pied Piper is one of those tunes which everyone knows but not so many can name. BM's commentary was clearly very affectionate, especially the reference to SR persuading him to stop smoking.

A very happy way to spend two hours, as ever.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to see Brian take that stupid "Highway Code" record and burn it... I hate it... and why have I heard it about 3 times this year??
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to hear Suite Judy Blue Eyes from CSN, I always remember Stuart Henry playing it on his R1 show.

Another fave of mine 98.6 by Keith, second time I've heard it this week! That one reminds me of Simon Dee.

Must admit I don't like that Higway Code song either SanteFe!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
I'd like to see Brian take that stupid "Highway Code" record and burn it... I hate it... and why have I heard it about 3 times this year??

It really jars doesn't it? Evil or Very Mad ...it's a monotonous boring record.

A less well known one ..to me ...from Cliff this morning....celebrated his 69th birthday last week... and the fabulous Little Town Flirt....one of my son's favourite songs from that era!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I quite like the Highway Code! It takes all sorts, no doubt.

As usual a nice, well-balanced selection and a great start to Saturday.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Highlight of the show for me was Bob Lind's "Elusive Butterfly" which I don't hear enough of of Radio 2.... I was surprised to hear he didn't want it released!
A close second would be the Beach Boys' "I Just Wasn't Made For These Days". ( I know the feeling... Razz )
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loved the off key version of Eleanor Rigby by Doodles Weaver......Laughing .....can't remember hearing it before.....according to Wiki he's Sigourney Weaver's uncle.
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I've got a couple of Bob Lind CDs and he is a quality songwriter. He has been in the UK a couple of times recently. Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley being two of his champions and getting up onstage with him too!

Speaking of that, one of my musical favourites Willie Nile joined Bruce Springsteen onstage for his most recent tour. Willie has been described a 'One Man Clash!'
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't quite get away with the Doodles Weaver one, which was new to me.

Excellent show but still one or two irritating errors, such as attributing Sonny and Cher's Little Man to 64 rather than 66.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Otis Reddings's version of Cupid should have stayed in the vaults.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No particular comment on this week's show in terms of its musical content but I enjoyed Brian's reminiscences about his old Coventry school pal.

Funnily enough, when I lived in Coventry in the 70s I made friends with a lad who'd been to Bablake School, as mentioned by Brian, and he is one of the few from those days with whom I've stayed in touch.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Panic stations this morning when I woke up and found our power off! Happily it was restored by 8:05 and I was rewarded with a show well up to standard.

Unusual not to go up to the 9 news with an instrumental.

Lovely to hear the Seekers but are the team sure that I'll Never Find Another You was the biggest-selling single of 1965? I'd have thought that Ken Dodd's Tears well outsold it. Cam anyone clarify?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Ian

Ken Dodd's "Tears" sold 1,521,000 and was the biggest selling single released in 1965; The Seekers' "The Carnival Is Over" was a close second, with 1,400,000.

"I'll Never Find Another You" didn't sell a million, so yes, you're right, they're wrong, send them a raspberry!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:27 pm    Post subject: SOTS Reply with quote

Did anyone else think 'Too loud, man' (etc.) when Gary US Bond's cover of The Banana Boat Song was on?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, yes. I'm afraid that Stan Freberg's spoof effaces all other versions for me.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stan Freberg's 'The Old Payola Roll Blues' (both parts) is also very funny, dealing as it does with payola for plugging records (surely a thing of the past Rolling Eyes ) and the 'Teenage Idol' type of singer. I think of Fabian when I hear the song.
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Yes, SOTS played each side of the payola one on successive Saturdays a while ago.

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