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Helen May



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Eileen, I rarely listen to that slot when he isn't on. It was pure chance I found out about his return as I'd not heard a trailer.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loved hearing Gordon MacRae singing the soliloquy from Carousel on Don's programme....Barry Cryer's favourite song,apparently.

I guessed which actor Don was talking about as soon as he mentioned "beautiful, thick, prematurely grey hair. Very Happy

I've heard Unchained Melody enough times to see me through but I was compelled to stop and to listen to the version by Al Hibbler that was played on the programme...nice. I have heard the name,Al Hibbler, but that's about as far as it goes. Will have to look him up.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly tonight's show is the last of the present series. Hope he will be back later in the year.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news for Don Black fans he is back starting next Sunday.

I tuned in to the last half hour of Moira's show last night and it was good all Frank Sinatra so I think I'll listen back to the first half.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is well worth hearing, Helen. I am very pleased that Don Black is back next Sunday.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a heads up that Don's first show in his latest series was last Sunday.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the version of Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) by Harry Nilsson that Don has just played.

And now he's playing another great favourite of mine...Louis Armstrong - Give Me A Kiss To Build a Dream On...

A lovely way to wind down on a Sunday evening. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto both of those, Becky Smile. I have the LP recorded by Harry Nilsson which contains that song and it is sheer delight throughout.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that from A Little Schmilson in the Night? I think we have it somewhere!

I'll have to listen back to this week's edition.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Helen, that's the one.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Ditto both of those, Becky Smile. I have the LP recorded by Harry Nilsson which contains that song and it is sheer delight throughout.


Helen May wrote:
Is that from A Little Schmilson in the Night? I think we have it somewhere!

I'll have to listen back to this week's edition.

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I have it too! A friend did a copy of it for me.As you said,Eileen, it's a sheer delight throughout.

The playlist doesn't have it on as being played...there are a couple of others missing,too....someone's not doing their job properly!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have it nearly thirty years ago but it was lost and I gradually forgot about it. Can't think why but it came to mind last year and lo and behold, it appeared under the Christmas tree
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a lovely surprise!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don is back tonight with the first of his new series. Looking forward to it!

Enjoyed the trails I've heard during the last week but this was really quite spooky. In the trail Don samples Ella's 'Everytime We Say Goodbye' with a reference to Cole Porter.

Then Friday evening I'm starting the long task of sorting my late father's music collection at his house. I pick up a pile of 10 or so EPs, on the top of the pile is one of Ella Fitzgerald containing the very song 'Everytime We Say Goodbye'......... I've brought it home with me.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is quite a task for you, Helen. It seems that your dad had good taste!

It was great to have Don Black back again. I thought this first programme last night was outstanding with so many of my favourite singers including Matt Monro, Chet Baker, Nat King Cole, Fred Astaire. Wonderful way to finish the weekend.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I listened again to one of Don's programmes this morning and at the outset he said it would be one of songs that had been nominated for an Oscar but had missed out..

There followed a selection of classic songs...great idea for a programme.

Loved it!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that was last week's show Becky? I listened live and then recorded it from iPlayer as the songs were all so good. The anecdotes help make the show as well for me.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I think that was last week's show Becky? I listened live and then recorded it from iPlayer as the songs were all so good. The anecdotes help make the show as well for me.

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I think you're right,Helen,about it being last week's show. And yes, the anecdotes make for entertaining listening..much more so than hearing what listeners are having for tea etc... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don is back tonight at 11 o'clock. I've not heard any trails but I've not listened to R2 much this week.

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