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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunday's TOTD was something that Paddy O'Connell played. Cheered me right up!

The Marrow Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXb3sz33Crc
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Association - Cherish on Tony's SOTS- another great show today
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought his SOTS on 2nd January, was one of the best I'd heard. Some cracking singles on there. Unfortunately, the playlist leaves a few out, as usual. About half of them, in this instance. Including these beauties and many more.


A Love Like Yours - Ike and Tina Turner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbKIc9p4CVY

Walk In My Shoes - Gladys Knight and the Pips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx9ZqNuDNzw
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Like Walking In The Rain - The Ronettes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBBys5TLxCI

Goodbye to a horrible man and a pretty good record producer...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny you say some titles left off Raver as I had a look yesterday and thought it seemed somewhat shorter than usual! Sounded like one of the better ones though so will give it a listen.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know they have a habit of leaving some out, because you've mentioned it more than once, H. That one only shows what was played in the first hour, which isn't good enough, is it? My point being, if someone got that page up and saw what was on offer, there's every chance they wouldn't bother, thus Tony B less lower ratings. Which seems to be important these days.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just starting to listen now and noticed right at the top of the show Tony says 'Hope you've an hour to spare', then they only publish half the playlist......

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes! I put that on again this morning and heard him say that. I didn't put two and two together, H. I just thought that being his programmes are pre-recorded these days, that he'd somehow got his shows mixed up and thought he was recording the Friday night one!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul O'Grady played Rita Coolidge's 'I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love' which I can honestly say I've not heard in decades. Lovely track though.

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The Delta Lady has a lovely voice. I remember a Johnnie Walker interview with her a few years ago. Rita is such an interesting woman. Must be the Cherokee blood. At the time, I almost bought her book on the strength of it. She pulled no punches, apparently.

Did you know that she composed the piano outro on the extended version of Layla? And didn't get a penny for it. Stitched up by Robert Stigwood, Clapton and Jim Gordon, who she was living with at the time. She also co-wrote Superstar, later recorded by The Carpenters, with Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell, but didn't get any credit for it until 1992. It's an unscrupulous and mysoginistic business, or was.

Her version of Superstar, on the Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Xi1I78Kms&feature=emb_title
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been hearing this for a few weeks now. It's such a refreshing change to the usual R2 playlist choices. But then it's so classy, that it would stand out anywhere. I think it was Gary Davies standing in for Ken a few weeks ago, who had it as his record of the week. The production reminds me a bit of the Fifth Dimension, but it's really good in it's own right. I love it.

Jessie Ware - Remember Where You Are

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StUYHGDJUbQ
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I heard that Jessie Ware track for the first time at the weekend and it's fabulous. Nice video too!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caught this one last night at the end of Liza's show. Deep joy.

Mariachi La Estrella - Walking On Sunshine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbf3X-G7qN8
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Track from yesterday. Johnnie's SOT 70's featured a telephone call with Graham Nash, to promote CSN&Y's Deja Vu package.

It featured a demo of Birds by Neil Young, which in my humble, is one of the most beautiful songs he's ever written, or anybody has written. It's not on the original album, but is on Neil's After The Goldrush - another must have. I've loved it for almost 50 years, but the demo is something else, mostly due to the harmonies with Nash and the acoustic guitar from Neil. Two different versions of the same wonderful song. I'm moved to tears when I listen to either of them.

Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlPtOB8_aRQ

Neil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqsOFvQslms
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard this before I knew who it was. Miley Cyrus and some legends on this wonderful Metallica cover.

Nothing Else Matters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqoQY9bobow
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed.
I heard Steve Wright play it a few weeks ago and was quite impressed. Features Elton John, Yo Yo Ma, Chad Smith and Robert Trujillo.

It comes from a covers/tribute album called The Metallica Blacklist, due out in September. A four CD set, it will contain, amongst others, six versions of Enter Sandman, seven versions of Sad But True and The Unforgiven, and no less than TWELVE of Nothing Else Matters. Just about everyone has a crack at doing Metallica, except Bill Bailey Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outrageous that the Bailey has been omitted! Do they not know how much of a Rock God he is?

Looking at the track list, there are a few contributors I wouldn't mind listening to - Sam Fender, Royal Blood, The Biff, St Vincent, Imelda, Rodrigo y Gabriella and a few more, maybe.

A little known fact is that a 17 years old Lars Ulrich came all over way over to humble Woolwich Odeon, as his favourite band, Diamond Head (I'd have money on it that they got their name from Phil Manzanera's solo album) were playing there. After that, the rest is hysterical...

https://www.villagevoice.com/2013/04/12/without-british-metal-legends-diamond-head-thered-be-no-metallica/

Sadly, Woolwich Odeon no longer exists, though the beautiful Art Deco building is now The New Wine Church. There's progress for you.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Track of the day for me is Elvis Costello's 'Everyday I Write The Book' played on Liza T's show a few minutes ago. Not heard it in ages and I love the track!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
I heard this before I knew who it was. Miley Cyrus and some legends on this wonderful Metallica cover.

Nothing Else Matters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqoQY9bobow


There's two orchestral adaptations of this song in the new Disney film Jungle Cruise (I'm not sure why)
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May I suggest that it may well have been due to a huge pile of cocaine on the boardroom table...
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Caught up with last week's Pick of the Pops this morning and the number 3 on the 1966 chart is my Track of the Day - Roy Orbison's Too Soon To Know - he didn't half sing some beautiful songs beautifully.

Looking on Wiki to see who composed it (Don Gibson ) I read ....Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson - a tribute album recorded by Roy Orbison for MGM Records, A few of the songs were recorded before his first wife Claudette's death in a motor-bike accident in June 1966. The album was put on hold as Orbison was filming The Fastest Guitar Alive. "Too Soon To Know" was banned by the BBC as they felt it was too personal about Claudette's death.

Seems a a strange reason..
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My Track of the Day today is from Kiki Dee on Pick of the Pops with the rather beautiful Loving and Free. A song she composed herself.

Can't say I'm that familiar with it but have heard it a couple of times recently. It was on Boom Radio last week.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2022 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have Kiki's LP of the same name. Criminally underrated singer. Now I have no 'vinyl' at all.

Anyway, the reason I'm posting is a song I heard on Boom earlier. Never heard it before by him and absolutely loved it.

Marvin Gaye - Unforgettable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsDUpV_B_RU&list=OLAK5uy_kpWs_-lPrL_nPhV_FiEkqkKhz0yxfQZ2M&index=7
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken played Stay With Me - The Faces, after Popmaster. Always a favourite.

A bit mysoginistic, but still a great rocker! I played a fair bit of air guitar to it back in the day!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Alexander Armstrong's Classic FM show this morning, but hey...it's one of my Desert Island Discs that reminds me of being about 2-3 years old, sitting on the floor while my Mum did the ironing with this playing on the radiogram.

Elizabethan Serenade.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm no classical Music buff, but I've always liked Waltz From Masquerade by Aram Khachaturian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPp3Qh-GRqs
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey. I've heard that countless times over the years and never knew what it was and who wrote it. The only Khachaturian piece i know (or knew) was Sabre Dance.

I bought the Love Sculpture version, with Dave Edmunds on guitar, back in 1968 I think it was. Brilliant guitar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-bmJ2AYZK4
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
I'm no classical Music buff, but I've always liked Waltz From Masquerade by Aram Khachaturian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPp3Qh-GRqs


Don't think you have to be,LEE, to appreciate good music, wherever it comes from, and this is a beauty.

A favourite of mine and my Mum.

Thanks for posting.
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My pleasure Becky. And, Raver, I'd forgotten about 'Sabre Dance', even when it's not played at breakneck speed by Dave Edmunds / Love Sculpture!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
Blimey. I've heard that countless times over the years and never knew what it was and who wrote it. The only Khachaturian piece i know (or knew) was Sabre Dance.

Surely the Khachaturian piece everyone knows is Adagio from Spartacus aka Theme from The Onedin Line?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd forgotten about that. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2022 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'd forgotten about that. Embarassed
You wouldn't if you listened to Classic FM! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2022 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oi! I resemble that remark! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2022 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday, they played Waltz From Masquerade and this morning, Spartacus was played. So if you're reading this, Alexander, could you play Prince Igor by Borodin?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw1weml0-r0
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2022 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the gems from JW's show yesterday. They don't come any better.

Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
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I enjoyed that too Raver! I have a CD of my Dad playing that song, it just goes on and on......

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How lovely H!

There was a really good documentary on Roberta a while back. Until then, I hadn't realised just how good she was,

I loved the story that Clint Eastwood heard it on his car radio. It'd been on her LP a couple of years previously and that was it. So he managed to contact her, asking if he could use it for a film he was making..Play Misty For Me.

The rest is history. Quite a scene too, as I remember...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listened to Pick of The Pops this morning and the first track from 1976 is my Track of the Day. The very sad but beautiful So Sad The Song by Gladys Knight and The Pips.

In the rundown Paul mentioned Hurt by The Manhattans, which he didn't play.
Was miffed about that as that would have been a contender too!
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Track of the day yesterday, was on Boom. Twiggy Day played Burlesque, by Family. Brilliant!
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