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Sounds Of The Sixities With Tony Blackburn
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just glanced at the playlists for the last 2 weeks of SOTS and both are good ones so will listen back soon.

Appropriately for today Tony ended this morning's show with Heatwave from Martha and The Vandellas. That was the first Motown song I heard and it still remains one of my all time favourites.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The heatwave was short lived here,Helen - it's quite cool this morning.

I'm finding the playlists are to my tastes most, if not every, weeks.

One of the Magic Moments on Saturday - Might As Well Rain Until September by Carole King - is one of my all time favourite records.

Tony was saying that his Friday programme this week will be a 50's special.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up for this Friday's show Becky!

It's positively freezing here today. We are having a new window fitted in our bedroom. I remember the time it was first done (20+ years ago), it was lashing down with rain and blowing a gale and it was in the summer. At least we have no rain as yet..........

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome,Helen.

Hope you got your window fitted alright - something I'm going to have to be thinking about before long - they don't, unfortunately, last forever.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So much to enjoy (for me) in Tony's programme today including nearly two helpings of Scott Walker's mellifluous voice. Very Happy

I loved hearing the full version of Soul Coaxing by the Raymond Lefèvre orchestra.

Have heard it so often as the theme music to radio stations but never knew what it was called, or who it was by for that matter.

Ironing was quite a pleasant chore as I listened...some time was spent dancing also. Smile
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up Becky, I've not had time to even glance at the playlist today!

Sounds like it will be a good one though.

I too always loved Soul Coaxin and Mum had it on an LP of all kinds of stuff, mostly instrumental I think, not sure if I still have it. I remember Love Is Blue was one of the other tracks.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome,Helen.

With one thing and another I've missed a couple of weeks of Tony's programmes so will try and catch up as I always enjoy them.

Love Is Blue is a lovely tune - there were versions of that with lyrics too I seem to remember. Not sure which came first.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it was the lyrical version Becky. I seem to think it was an entry sung in French for the Eurovision Song Contest. Maybe 1968?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I think it was the lyrical version Becky. I seem to think it was an entry sung in French for the Eurovision Song Contest. Maybe 1968?

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You're right,Helen - vaguely familiar now you've said it. Smile
From Wiki..
"First performed in French by Greek singer Vicky Leandros (appearing as Vicky) as the Luxembourg entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1967"
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Nice tribute to Kenny Lynch on the programme. I knew he had written some hits for other people but don't think I knew he had composed Sha-La-La-La-Lee, with Mort Shuman, for the Small Faces.

I was hoping Tony would choose my favourite Kenny record and he did - You Can Never Stop Me Loving You.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/dec/18/kenny-lynch-obituary

Tony ended the programme with two of the best from that era - Dusty with Some of Your Lovin' and Dionne with Walk On By. Cool
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been catching up on a few recent SOTS.

They haven't been live shows but 4th Apr was a very good one for me. Still time to catch it if you want to.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the Northern Souls classics slot Tony mentioned the Mecca ballroom in Blackpool.
Spent many a happy time there dancing the night away - sadly no longer there. Another casualty of the bulldozer.
Lots of goodies again (imo) on today's programme. Among others I enjoyed hearing African Waltz from Johnny Dankworth - a good while since I've heard that.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got to admit that I'm finding Tony's SOTS so much more enjoyable than the latter Brian Matthew years, the songs played might not always be to my taste but at least I recognise most of them which was something I was having difficulty with in Brian's last year or so. Yes Tony can be a little bit bland at times and there are too many songs which are his "all time favourite" but I do find the time to listen to the show now whether it be live or on catch up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's helped to keep me sane these past weeks. I'm immune to his shortcomings now. Long may be continue to play his all time favourtes. Is it me, or are the jokes getting better? Maybe I should seek a vaccine.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOTS has been the best show on R2 in the recent weeks, like you it has help keep me sane. I've reminisced over the songs and what I was doing at the time and they were lovely memories. Maybe I'm getting old or it's these strange and horrible times we are living through.

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