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Sounds Of The 50s With Leo Green

 
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:26 pm    Post subject: Sounds Of The 50s With Leo Green Reply with quote

This new series starts tomorrow (Mon 8th June) at 10pm.

I first heard about this a few months ago but couldn't find anything about it until I heard several trailers during the past week so I hope that it lives up to them!

I was born at the start of the decade and music was very prevalent in our house as Dad had a small dance band at the time, so a lot of the music sort of became engrained in me!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking forward to this, Helen. He was the guest on Clare Teal's show last Sunday. I was 8 in 1950 and already absorbing popular music of all types as the radio was on constantly in our house. Some non-rock items will go down well with me!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Helen! ...didn't know it was on.

Will set it to record.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone remember the previous Sounds Of The 50s that was presented by Ronnie Hilton? I remember hearing it on a Saturday afternoon in the early-mid 1990s.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can vaguely remember it LEE, not sure if I listened or just heard trails for it though.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very much enjoyed the first programme in this series. Leo has a very easy going manner that is nice to listen to plus, despite his age, he appears to have a great knowledge (and love) of this era of music.

He has made some great choices in his top ten of the fifties...
His verdict on the No 6 on his list...Tutti Frutti by Little Richard "I remember the first time I heard this record as a 12-year-old this is one of the most exciting sounds known to man!"

No arguing with that! Very Happy

LEE...I have seen mention of Ronnie Hilton's programme elsewhere but I don't remember it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just hanging on waiting for the next new show 'Sounds Of The Nineteenth Century' on Radio 2

I just love a spot of Elgar Delius and the like Laughing

As for Sounds Of The Fifties - I think I'll give it a miss Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I'm just hanging on waiting for the next new show 'Sounds Of The Nineteenth Century' on Radio 2

That'll probably be on Radio 3!
What next for Radio 2? Probably 'Sounds of the 90s'!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very belatedly catching up with this just now and enjoying the first episode! I heard some of the 2nd as it went out live. Wish it was on at 11pm as I'd catch it live most weeks then!

Like you Becky I like his broadcasting style.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has been a good mix of music so far and I too like his presenting style which is very reminiscent of his dad!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He sounds very like his Dad Eileen!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And he even looks like him, Helen, and he is a sax player too just like Benny was!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep forgetting to listen to this which is a shame as I know that I'd like it.
I was born in 67 but I've always had a soft spot for older music.
Glad you are all enjoying it (apart from Ruddlescat)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are still several weeks of it still on the iPlayer Gazmando so you've time to catch up, if you have the time!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Helen, I will definitely try to.
May listen to one tonight when I go to bed but no doubt I'll be asleep 5 minutes into the show Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have talked of covers on another thread. Leo played the original version of Dedicated To The One I Love, by The "5" Royales, on his last programme. I'd forgotten that The Shirelles had also recorded it but for my money you can't beat the version by The Mamas and the Papas.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry that these programmes have come to an end. I caught up with the last one the other day and again there were some wonderful songs including Stardust and When I Fall In Love.
Leo said there were no plans for any more programmes but did say there would be a Christmas special so hopefully that might mean that 'they' are thinking of doing another series.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listening to Leo just now I find out that Frank Sinatra said on one occasion that he would like to be Mayor of Blackpool. Cool Laughing

The Music Played is a bit all over the place...they've missed out the first records played.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listening to one of my recordings of Leo's programmes,the other day,brought up a real blast from the past...Cuddly Dudley! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just been listening to Leo's Christmas special and he played some of my favorites from that decade!

Christmas Alphabet by Dickie Valentine come near the top of the list!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dickie Valentine was my first big heart throb and I still love his records. I am just listening on catch-up. A nice collection from Leo.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Dickie Valentine was my first big heart throb and I still love his records. I am just listening on catch-up. A nice collection from Leo.

He was a heart throb of my eldest sister. She went to see him once and he threw a handkerchief,he been wiping the perspiration from his brow with,into the audience and she caught it. Nearly fainted I think. Very Happy It had stage make up on it, I remember.

Hopefully will catch up with this programme before it disappears
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great anecdote, Becky!

It's a pity that Leo's show was only temporary. His knowledge and little stories, as well as his choices of music, were a great listen. They should have given Tony B his old POTP programme back and let Leo have Friday evenings. Gambo isn't suited at all, to the Saturday POTP.
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