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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to hear Ken play Jethro Tull's Ring out Solstice Bells this morning. Haven't heard it for years.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.... as opposed to that awful "Wish I was at home this Christmas" song which I've now heard several times in the last few days, in addition to that equally awful "I believe in Father Christmas" by Greg Lake.

10/10 for originality, Radio 2.

I'm staying away from the shops for fear of hearing them even more.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Hurts - All I want for Christmas Is New Years Day', apart from Annie Lennox new Christmas album - has been my favourite new festive music radio 2 have played this year.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
'Hurts - All I want for Christmas Is New Years Day'

Mark - I downloaded this for free on iTunes today.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard this one on Sounds of the Sixties...don't remember hearing it before on Radio 2 but someone might...it's a nice one from Marvin Gaye

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQVeKb0ywOw
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy W wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
'Hurts - All I want for Christmas Is New Years Day'

Mark - I downloaded this for free on iTunes today.


I never heard of them before since I heard there Christmas song. They would have had a number one years ago, but as the Charts are full of a lot of rubbish it's impossible.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fcd954c7-f327-446f-87a3-2c4b242c6f38#p00chqrb
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My current favourite is "Caroline, No" by The Beach Boys.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Christmas music night on Bob Harris' show. There is one nod to the standard radio Christmas fare! http://www.bobharris.info/pages/playlist.asp?progcode=u19122010
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:39 am    Post subject: Christmas songs on 2 Reply with quote

Big up to Bob for including Fotheringay's Winter Winds and Tori Amos's Winter.

It was his show that also introduced me to Grandaddy's 'Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland' after Trigger Happy TV also used their 'He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's The Pilot'!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avid: Bob Harris also played the Fleet Foxes' White Winter Hymnal last night.

Colin: is Caroline No a Christmas song though?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Colin: is Caroline No a Christmas song though?


It is for me! I dislike the usual Christmas fodder - so it's really an antidote. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more like it today

Caught a bit of Craig Charles on for SW
He played a Prince Xmas song i'd never heard before followed by James Brown Soul Christmas then what I'd say by Ray Charles. That is good radio even with christmas songs in the schedule
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I like Craig Charles, and it's good to hear some rarities.

Until, that is, Simon Mayo at 5pm plays I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day!!! Oh well, it was good whilst it lasted.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Yes, I like Craig Charles, and it's good to hear some rarities.

Until, that is, Simon Mayo at 5pm plays I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day!!! Oh well, it was good whilst it lasted.


That's precisely why I'm now avoiding R2 and other stations for most of the time. I just can't bear the predictability of all.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:18 pm    Post subject: Christmas songs on 2 Reply with quote

Schizoid, Colin B: James Warren (Stackridge/Korgis) does a version of Caroline, No on the 'Jim's Easy Listening Christmas Album'!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
It's Christmas music night on Bob Harris' show. There is one nod to the standard radio Christmas fare! http://www.bobharris.info/pages/playlist.asp?progcode=u19122010


One of the daytime producers should be really brave and play something from Sufjan Stevens' Christmas album - Bob has played tracks from it in previous years as well as this one.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
It's Christmas music night on Bob Harris' show. There is one nod to the standard radio Christmas fare! http://www.bobharris.info/pages/playlist.asp?progcode=u19122010


One of the daytime producers should be really brave and play something from Sufjan Stevens' Christmas album - Bob has played tracks from it in previous years as well as this one.
This is a favourite of mine and I love his version of it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UGaDcQcFKk
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:30 pm    Post subject: Christmas songs on 2 Reply with quote

Johnnie Walker's played Jethro Tull's Ring Out Solstice Bells too.

Vintage TV also ran 'This Is Jethro Tull' last night!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Christmas songs on 2 Reply with quote

aviddiva wrote:
It was his show that also introduced me to Grandaddy's 'Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland' after Trigger Happy TV also used their 'He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's The Pilot'!

It's worth listening to tonight's Bob Harris show. According to the playlist on his site, he's due to give the Grandaddy track another airing: http://www.bobharris.info/pages/playlist.asp?progcode=u26122010
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