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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 6:12 pm    Post subject: Your Track of the Day on R2 Reply with quote

Thought we could have a thread that can be added to when you hear a track that sort of makes your day. You may not hear one everyday but if and when you do, tell us!

Mine for today has been Girl From Ipanema - Astrid Gilberto and Stan Getz which was the jazzy show stopper on Drive tonight. Perfect for a summer's evening.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funnily enough Helen that track was the subject of a question on Eggheads shown this evening - don't know whether anyone saw it - the question was what type of music track was it - the correct answer being 'Bosa Nova' which I'm pleased to say I got right as did the contestant Very Happy

Many years since I've heard the track and not really my bag but it's funny how things stick in the mind Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure about making my day, and I'm going to cheat here, cos I didn't actually hear it at the time (being asleep) but the one track (apart from Gilberto/Getz) which would have made me prick up my ears was the last one played by Vanessa Feltz...
J D McPherson - North Side Girl

I know it's nothing new - he takes great care to record it the old fashioned way (tape) and it all sounds authentically 1950s - and you could say that the rockabilly/swing revival (Imelda May, Caro Emerald) is yesterday's fad, but it sounded good enough to make me investigate his album, Signs and Signifiers.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely excellent Ron... just my sort of thing! didn't they do a piece on him a while back on Radio 2? I'm sure they did..
Is he British or a Sherman?
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he did do something live on the 2Day jamboree.

He's American. Here's an article from the Grauniad
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/feb/22/new-band-jd-mcpherson

and here's another, contrasting, track - A Gentle Awakening
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whisperin Bob played Dimes and Nickels a few weeks back which kicked me off in the direction of Signs and Signifiers as well. Worth the effort.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that JD McPherson track is excellent too, it sounds like a long lost classic to me.
I enjoyed Summer Breeze by Seals and Croft played by Steve Wright today, I'd never heard their version until a couple of years ago but I think it's excellent.
Was going to pick Sister Golden Hair, also played by Wrighty, it was a hard choice.
Not a Radio 2 track but I heard a great little tune on The Sweeney yesterday and found out it was used as the theme tune for Rugby Special on the BBC.
http://www.televisiontunes.com/BBC_Rugby_Special_-_Holy_Mackeral.html
Now I can't get it out of my head!!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gazmando wrote:
I think that JD McPherson track is excellent too, it sounds like a long lost classic to me.


I believe the songs are all his own. Can't tell for certain because there's very little info on the net as yet. I've ordered the CD and will say if they're not.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The radio's on in the office and I must say it's nice to hear Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" on Jeremy Vine's show today.

Imagine that happening on Radio 2 back in the 70s!
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I realise it is his own track Ron, I meant to imply that it just sounds like a long lost classic.
It was nice to hear that Floyd track today, Colin.
Chris Evans played Long Shot Kick De Bucket by The Pioneers today, great to hear that on the radio.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
The radio's on in the office and I must say it's nice to hear Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" on Jeremy Vine's show today.

Imagine that happening on Radio 2 back in the 70s!


I remember him playing that years ago, back in the days when the JV show had its own BBC message board. Everyone thought it great!

Not had the radio on much today so nothing really stood out apart from that one.

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
gazmando wrote:
I think that JD McPherson track is excellent too, it sounds like a long lost classic to me.


I believe the songs are all his own. Can't tell for certain because there's very little info on the net as yet. I've ordered the CD and will say if they're not.


It has just arrived. Only one song is an oldie, and that is "Country Boy", the first success from the pens of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant (who went on to write for the Everlys, and the classic Love Hurts) - it was a country hit in the US in 1948 for Little Jimmy Dickens.

One more song, "Your Love (All That I'm Missing) was written by Joey Simeone of fellow modern rockabilly band The Bellfuries. All the others are originals.
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My track of the day ....What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong...(Tony just played it) always brings back happy memories of my Dad ..he loved this song and was often heard singing and whistling it.

(A close second, Young Girl by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap...love his voice and this song)
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My track of the day has to be 'Baby Come Back' by The Equals just played on POTP

Reminds me of boiling hot days as a child on holiday in Cornwall - even more so with the weather today Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday's top track had to be "Nelly The Elephant" by Toy Dolls, and played on Simon Mayo's Drivetime. Great stuff!
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
My track of the day ....What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong...(Tony just played it) always brings back happy memories of my Dad ..he loved this song and was often heard singing and whistling it.

(A close second, Young Girl by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap...love his voice and this song)

That was the playout track at the end of my mother's funeral service about a year ago (still doesn't seem like it) It was a favourite of hers.
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice idea for a thread Helen.

A song that always makes me feel good is Rainbow Valley by The Love Affair, played of course, like so many mentioned here, on today's POTP from 1968. Its a great song with nice lyrics, good guitar and percussion (probably played by session men and not by the band). The song sort of sums up 1968. What a fabulous chart it was.
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't heard much radio today but for me, the most noted track was "As Long As He Needs Me" by Shirley Bassey on Brians's show this morning...
This is one of those golden songs which reminds me of laying on the carpet pushing my toy cars around at 8 years old when everything in the world was right. Even the shipping forecast was good...
I don't hear Shirley without thinking of my mum too.. she was a great fan of hers and I remember how she seemed a just little shocked at the way she was treated on that Morcambe & Wise show Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
probably played by session men and not by the band

Yes, being in a band at school back then, I clearly remember walking to school and talking about the revelation that Everlasting Love by "Love Affair" was actually played by session musicians! I found it quite shocking... and we were a little smug about it too as we included it in our own "set" Razz
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine for today has been Joanna by Scott Walker. I don't think I really cared much for it when it was released, a bit too slow perhaps, but I just adore it now.

My guilty pleasure which I know will get you all groaning with despair Embarassed was Hallelujah which Graham Norton played this morning. I just wanted to sing along............... not suprised it won Eurovision that year!

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Santa, you're right about Everlasting Love! I too was a little shocked at the time when I learnt that the song was recorded by session men (except Steve Ellis' vocals).

I like to think I'm less shockable these days.
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen, me too! Joanna is a wonderful song and Scott is a great singer. I can't remember if I liked it at the time. I was probably pretending to be a Cream / Hendrix fan.
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My reasons were probably very similar Schidzoid!

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have very mixed feelings about that song - it's a good track but it reminds me of a former girlfriend who back in 1991 dumped me the night before I was going to propose and I had a nightmare about it only for my dream to come true the following lunchtime - Sad
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Santa, you're right about Everlasting Love! I too was a little shocked at the time when I learnt that the song was recorded by session men (except Steve Ellis' vocals).


That was common practice for so many acts in the late 60s and early 70s chart acts though. You can tell by the huge production that went into the song that there were lots of session musicians - big orchestra, singers, etc - which would all have been laid down before the main vocal.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me track of the day on Radio 2 has to be 'Buck Rogers' by that great Welsh band Feeder played on the JV Show as part of his Welsh orientated programme today

I never felt that Feeder ever got the recognition they deserved - they got rather drowned out in the Oasis, Blur, Pulp Britpop culture of the mid to late 90's

One of the greatest rock tracks of the last twenty years in my view Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
For me track of the day on Radio 2 has to be 'Buck Rogers' by that great Welsh band Feeder played on the JV Show as part of his Welsh orientated programme today

I never felt that Feeder ever got the recognition they deserved - they got rather drowned out in the Oasis, Blur, Pulp Britpop culture of the mid to late 90's

One of the greatest rock tracks of the last twenty years in my view Very Happy

Have to agree - that was a cracking blast from the past!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Early yet to be voting for track of the day Smile but Graham has just played In And Out Of Love by The Supremes ...a lovely sound by Diana and the girls...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over on Radio Caroline, Pete Anthony has just played a track called "Analogue Man", from Joe Walsh's new album, which is just fabulous. I guarantee you won't hear that on daytime R2 unless Johnnie Walker plays it. It was preceded by the full-length version of Joe's eqrly 1970s hit "Life's Been Good To Me". That's my Track of The Day! Who needs bland old R2 on Saturday mornings?

Wow! Stop press! He's now playing Joe Cocker's "Delta Lady"!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually Joe Walsh was on Steve Wright the other afternoon and Steve played 2 tracks can't remember which they were but they were from the new album.

Johnnie won't play it as it's not 70s.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Actually Joe Walsh was on Steve Wright the other afternoon and Steve played 2 tracks can't remember which they were but they were from the new album.


They were only played because Joe was doing the PR round and was "interviewed" (I use the term loosely when applied to Wright) on the show. The tracks were played simply because they came with the package. There's no way Wright would ever bother otherwise.

Helen May wrote:
Johnnie won't play it as it's not 70s.


"Life's Been Good To Me" Is from the early 70s - and still sounds as good today as it did then.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah but you were referring to his new album Colin, and unless it was originally recorded in the 70s Johnnie won't play it.

He got away with a Bruce Springsteen one last year as it was recorded in the 70s but never released.

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Helen May wrote:
Yeah but you were referring to his new album Colin, and unless it was originally recorded in the 70s Johnnie won't play it.


No I wasn't, Helen. This is what I wrote:

ColinB wrote:
It was preceded by the full-length version of Joe's eqrly 1970s hit "Life's Been Good To Me". That's my Track of The Day! Who needs bland old R2 on Saturday mornings?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Over on Radio Caroline, Pete Anthony has just played a track called "Analogue Man", from Joe Walsh's new album, which is just fabulous. I guarantee you won't hear that on daytime R2 unless Johnnie Walker plays it. It was preceded by the full-length version of Joe's eqrly 1970s hit "Life's Been Good To Me". That's my Track of The Day! Who needs bland old R2 on Saturday mornings?

Wow! Stop press! He's now playing Joe Cocker's "Delta Lady"!!!


Okay this is what I said in response:-

Actually Joe Walsh was on Steve Wright the other afternoon and Steve played 2 tracks can't remember which they were but they were from the new album.

Johnnie won't play it as it's not 70s.


The new album is what I was referring by 'it' in the last sentence, not Life's Been Good To Me.....................

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting back to the thrust of this thread for me really only one candidate for today's track

'Time for Living' by The Association played on SOTS this morning - one of the most underrated groups of that era - reminds me of some great days in the late 60's

And 'Never My Love' and 'Windy' to me rank not far behind Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will agree there Ruddles. I remember buying the single when I was still at school!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a terrible way, I "enjoyed" the Bucks Fizz and Kate Robbins tracks on POTP. Pity they missed out Tenpole Tudor though!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
The new album is what I was referring by 'it' in the last sentence, not Life's Been Good To Me.....................


Now you're just being picky, Helen!

(OK, you win. However, I was forgetting that JW's show was 70s orientated. I often forget to listen to his show at 3.00pm because the rest of Sunday R2 is so bad that I just don't listen any more).
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was forgetting that JW's show was 70s orientated.


Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the 70s. Clue's in the name, Colin. Clue's in the name. Wink
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Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the 70s. Clue's in the name, Colin. Clue's in the name. Wink


All very well, but it wasn't at the forefront of my mind when pulling up Johnnie's name when posting. As I said, I barely to listen on Sunday at all - and that includes Johnnie's restrictive (in my opinion) format.
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