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Helen May



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tonight's show is focusing on French songs, not all to be sung in French.

Comme D'habitude/My Way opened up the show. I don't think we hear enough continental songs.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a delightful hour of music that was! ...thanks for flagging it up,Helen...I sometimes miss this programme

I would have put money on that Le Mer would have been included ...it was in a way but I would have much preferred the Charles Trenet version.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Tonight's show is focusing on French songs, not all to be sung in French.

Comme D'habitude/My Way opened up the show. I don't think we hear enough continental songs.

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I would agree, H, but in truth, having listened to French radio both while there on holiday and on the internet - French Radio London which plays a mix of French and English language tracks - apart from the period or vintage recordings, continental pop is (some would say depressingly) very similar to our own.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
What a delightful hour of music that was! ...thanks for flagging it up,Helen...I sometimes miss this programme

I would have put money on that Le Mer would have been included ...it was in a way but I would have much preferred the Charles Trenet version.

Thanks Helen, I really enjoyed it tonight - but then I usually do!

Becky, I too would have preferred Charles Trenet's La Mer. By the way, am I alone in always confusing Charles Trenet with Jean Sablon?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
Helen May wrote:
Tonight's show is focusing on French songs, not all to be sung in French.

Comme D'habitude/My Way opened up the show. I don't think we hear enough continental songs.

H


I would agree, H, but in truth, having listened to French radio both while there on holiday and on the internet - French Radio London which plays a mix of French and English language tracks - apart from the period or vintage recordings, continental pop is (some would say depressingly) very similar to our own.


It is now Ron, but back in the 60s and 70s French radio had to play a much larger preportion of French tracks by law than they probably do now. Of course popular songs were covered in French by their own artists. Richard Anthony, Claude Francois just 2 names that come to mind.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desmond did another 50s special last night. I didn't hear it but the playlist looks good, Dickie Valentine was featured Eileen!

Will give it a 'listen back' later on.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard it Helen and it is always so lovely when Desmond plays a Dickie Valentine record.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First up on Desmond's programme last night was Garden Party a song by Rick Nelson which is a personal recollection of an experience he had in 1972.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Party_%28Rick_Nelson_song%29

I was surprised therefore to hear that someone else had made it and that Des chose to play that version over the one by Rick ...I suppose the sentiments heard in the song are not unique to just one rock star,still.....

Nice version of Across The Universe by Barbara Dickson.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tonight's show is a tribute to David Jacobs. Some bits of a joint broadcast from what Desmond has just said.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone listening to Desmo? It's a tribute to David Jacobs when the two of them co-presented a programme 27 years ago to celebrate their 60th birthdays.

They both sound so young and delightfully full of fun - they never changed Smile.

Glad you're listening too, Helen!

Oh, and ending with Flanagan and Allen singing "Let's Be Buddies" Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have just listened to this and what a delight it was from beginning to end...both the music and the reminiscences of these two old friends ...as Eileen said they both sound so young.... what a couple of smoothies they are/were? Very Happy

Lovely story about David, his Mum and the tannoy. Smile

I've never heard of Radio Seac.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Have just listened to this and what a delight it was from beginning to end...both the music and the reminiscences of these two old friends ...as Eileen said they both sound so young.... what a couple of smoothies they are/were? Very Happy

Lovely story about David, his Mum and the tannoy. Smile

I've never heard of Radio Seac.

Here's a very scratchy YouTube of a Radio SEAC broadcast Becky. Desmond is mentioned a couple of times and there is a postal envelope with David's picture in one corner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTATd2G5F4g
... and another interesting link (with a photo of a very young Desmond):
http://walt.radiomensa.net/2013/06/01/517-2-june-2013--radio-ceylon-sri-lanka--seac.aspx
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a delightful programme this was, and so good to hear in full a complete programme from David Jacob's lunchtime show back in 1986. To be honest I had a lump in my throat at the end and so, it seems, did Desmond.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:

Here's a very scratchy YouTube of a Radio SEAC broadcast Becky. Desmond is mentioned a couple of times and there is a postal envelope with David's picture in one corner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTATd2G5F4g
... and another interesting link (with a photo of a very young Desmond):
http://walt.radiomensa.net/2013/06/01/517-2-june-2013--radio-ceylon-sri-lanka--seac.aspx


Thanks for both links,Eileen ......I've bookmarked the Youtube.

Nice picture of a young Desmond in the second link!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely loved listening to this at the weekend. Long may Desmond enjoy good health and continue to frustrate the powers that be.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very nice tribute to David Jacobs from a very sad Desmond at the beginning of tonight's programme.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was near to tears Helen, and so was I. It was a lovely tribute and very touching.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes,that was heartfelt from Desmond ...you could hear the pain in his voice for his departed friend. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoying tonight's show so far.

The first track he played was 'So What's New' by Herb Alpert as it was apparently the theme for Album Time. I never heard that show but I do remember hearing it as the theme for a tea time show in the 60s. I'd hear it almost daily at home as Mum always had the radio on. Anyone else recall that show? I suppose it was the forerunner to today's 'Drive Time'.

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I hope someone does remember what other shows used that tune as the signature tune. I am now wondering.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange thing was that I'd no idea of its title until my Mum got a Herb Alpert album that had the track on it. Of course I recognised the tune immediately!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wunderbar to hear again "There's a Lighthouse 'Cross the Bay" from Conrad Weidt and his "Lessie, stare-gazing". Laughing

Great memories of the Wake up to Wogan days!
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Just the programme to listen again to on a lazy Sunday,with it's theme of rest,repose and quiet.

Some lovely songs played including Skylark by Marion Montgomery . My favourite version of this is by k.d. lang. that I heard for the first time on the soundtrack of the film Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-o92_OI5OU

First up was It's Oh So Quiet,which is very much associated with Bjork,of course .... I was surprised a while back to discover this was a cover from back in the fifties sung by Betty Hutton, which was the one that Desmond played...not a lot of difference between the two!

Heard somewhere (can't rememember where Confused ) the other day that Desmond celebrates his 89th birthday on the 23rd of this month.
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I heard the first part as it went out on Friday Becky and you're correct that it will be Desmond's birthday on 23rd May.

He mentioned it on last week's show and that he would be 89. It's remarkable that he is able to continue broadcasting from his home in Scotland. I don't listen everyweek but when I do there is always something good to hear!

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I seem to remember it was someone talking about Desmond rather than him saying it himself,Helen, so I don't think it was on his programme that I heard it.
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Tonight's programme had a long feature about Val Doonican which included several songs and excerpts from an interview which Desmond did with Val about 8 or 9 years ago. It is well worth a listen and comes in the second half of the programme.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes.....I listened tonight.
More high quality broadcast from Mr Carrington.
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I only heard the last few minutes so I'll try and listen back.

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I record this programme but I have a(nother) busy week coming up so what with one thing and another I hope I remember to listen to it! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm hearing from a source, who knows producer Dave Aylott, that Desmond Carrington is very unwell, so soon after his retirement from Radio Two. We might have a sad Christmas.

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I do hope not John, but I share your thoughts. Even the BBC statement when he was leaving, to me, hinted of that.

As I say I hope we are wrong.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish Desmond well.
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becky sharp wrote:
I wish Desmond well.

I do too, also Brian Matthew. Hope he's soon back doing Sounds Of The 60s.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
I wish Desmond well.
I do too. He is such a lovely broadcaster and I have been listening to him since the Movie-Go-Round days.
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Just a heads up about a show next Wednesday Feb 1st 2200 about Desmond.

Presented by Clare Teal it's called a 'Celebration of Desmond Carrington All Time Great'

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Thank you for that, Helen. Clare Teal was given a lot of help and encouragement by Desmond when she was starting up as a presenter. Should be a great programme.
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I felt a sense of foreboding when I saw a new post on this thread...

Relieved to see,when I scrolled down,it was this news..thanks Helen!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too, when I saw it earlier, Becky!

Thanks for the scare, H..... Confused

I do miss Desmo. I don't listen to Friday evening radio now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to cause anxiety and I actually I did wonder if you all would think the worst! I'm just glad that they are going to do this show while Desmond is still alive. So often tributes come too late to show how much the person was loved and appreciated by so many listeners.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Sorry to cause anxiety and I actually I did wonder if you all would think the worst! I'm just glad that they are going to do this show while Desmond is still alive. So often tributes come too late to show how much the person was loved and appreciated by so many listeners.

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Very true,Helen.
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