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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Bit late with this but just have to mention Do I Love You by The Ronettes (played on SOTS) as my Track of the Day for yesterday! Hope the neighbours are fans as it was turned up loud! Very Happy


Becky thanks for the reminder that I hadn't listened or looked at the playlist for SOTS yesterday!

I too Love that Ronettes' track and there are a lot of other favourites so I'll listen back during the week.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
Bit late with this but just have to mention Do I Love You by The Ronettes (played on SOTS) as my Track of the Day for yesterday! Hope the neighbours are fans as it was turned up loud! Very Happy


Becky thanks for the reminder that I hadn't listened or looked at the playlist for SOTS yesterday!

I too Love that Ronettes' track and there are a lot of other favourites so I'll listen back during the week.

H

I find that every week,Helen. Lots to enjoy. Tony played Waterloo Sunset a couple of records after The Ronettes...another record worthy of Track of the Day but I chose Do I Love You because you don't hear it that often...not knowing (as Schiz said) Tony had played it on Friday. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My track of the day today....the lovely That'll Do by Peter Gabriel. Listened to it with a tear in my eye remembering Terry Wogan,who Ken mentioned before he played it. Terry would have been 80 today.

That’ll Do, written by Randy Newman and originally recorded for the film Babe: Pig in the City, was one of Sir Terry’s favourite songs. In fact, when Sir Terry was a castaway on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on New Year’s Day 2012 it was That’ll Do that he chose as his favourite song, saying; “It kind of epitomises my attitude, which is that the only thing that really matters in the world is kindness”.

http://petergabriel.com/news/wogan-memorial/
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Becky, I'll listen back. I remember that Terry loved the track, he's still sorely missed.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stevie Wonder's 'Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing' on Steve Wright this afternoon. Not heard in years.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My track of the day today was played on Jeremy's programme. I Saw The Light by Todd Rundgren...love it! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that song too Becky but I missed it. Sad

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Wright usually has the best playlist and today was no exception. Macca's Another Day and the Bee Gees Morning Of My Life, being the stand outs for me.


Bee Gees
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqP7GZHfMkg
Macca
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH6v9JS26xc

..and congrats to Paul, for getting his first No 1 US album for 36 years.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I much prefer Steve Wright's show to anything else on R2. At least he plays a few classic oldies. If only he didn't talk over all the songs.

By contrast, Ken Bruce is utterly unlistenable. Too many new songs, all utterly bland.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've gotten used to it, after a few years of avoiding him, Schiz, apart from the 3 o'clock oldies. But my 11 year old Grandaughter gets quite irritated by him talking over records!

Spot on about Ken's show. Whoever compiles, if that's the right word, the playlist, needs stringing up. It's all so banal and meaningless. It's not even bland! It's beyond all those things. That said, today's was pretty good, from what I can remember. A good set from Sophie Ellis-Bextor and an interesting Tracks of my Years. But I do think, that if it wasn't for the abilities of Mr Bruce, along with loyalty to him, people would leave the station in their millions.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree about Ken's playlist being not that good and that is putting it mildly. I realised the other day that I don't listen to Ken that much these days unless I'm driving.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
I've gotten used to it, after a few years of avoiding him, Schiz, apart from the 3 o'clock oldies. But my 11 year old Grandaughter gets quite irritated by him talking over records!

Spot on about Ken's show. Whoever compiles, if that's the right word, the playlist, needs stringing up. It's all so banal and meaningless. It's not even bland! It's beyond all those things. That said, today's was pretty good, from what I can remember. A good set from Sophie Ellis-Bextor and an interesting Tracks of my Years. But I do think, that if it wasn't for the abilities of Mr Bruce, along with loyalty to him, people would leave the station in their millions.


I've said this before but when Ken Phillips was producing it was the best mainstream show on the station - you never knew what you were going to get and new music and artists would get a chance. Then Gary Bones was brought in with the specific remit of making the music more homogenised and bland, and that's what happened. Ratings have gone up, but it feels like a waste of Mr Bruce's talents.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My track for today has to be Gilbert Becaud's 'A Little Love And Understanding' on Gaby Roslin this evening. I can't remember when I last heard it.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely song,Helen.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today's track for me so far is Gordon Haskell's 'How Wonderful You Are' (Harry's Bar) heard just now on Steve Wright's oldies. I remember JW playing it so much on his Drivetime days at the time of it's release. Haven't heard it literally in years.

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PS Steve hadn't heard in years either and added it was a Christmas hit in 2001
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Listening again,earlier,to Bruno Tonioli this is my track of the day today - the sublime Nuns' Chorus sung by Joan Sutherland. A strong contender for one of my desert island discs. Cool
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