Episode 92 – It’s All Relative

If one member of your family has found success in the music business, why not have a go yourself. Here we take a look at some of the people who have had a famous relative and have had go at making records of their own. 

  • The Next Time You Feel Important – Freddie Lennon (Father of John Lennon)
  • Leaves – Murry Wilson (Father of The Beach Boys Wilson Brothers)
  • Deep Water (Mono Single Mix) – Grapefruit (Alexander Young, brother of Angus & Malcom from AC/DC) 
  • Some Velvet Morning – Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood (Daughter of Frank Sinatra)
  • Reality – Carolyn Franklin (Sister of Aretha Franklin)
  • Woman – Mike McGear (Brother of Paul McCartney)
  • The Ballad of Bruce Lee – Robert Lee (Brother of Bruce Lee)
  • When I’m A Man – Simon Townshend (Brother of Pete Townshend)
  • If You Ever Believed – Lucy Simon (Sister of Carly Simon)
  • Hey, St. Peter – Flash & The Pan (George Young, brother of Angus & Malcolm from AC/DC)
  • Obscene Phone Caller – Rockwell (Son of Motown Founder Berry Gordy)
  • Dark Sunglasses – Edwina Laurie (Sister of Lulu) 
  • Love Sign – Prince & Nona Gaye (Daughter of Marvin Gaye)
  • Lights Out – Lisa Marie Presley (Daughter of Elvis Presley)
  • Something Good This Way Comes – Jakob Dylan (Son of Bob Dylan)
  • Just Noise – Norah Jones (Daughter of Ravi Shankar)
  • The Duellist – Air feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg & Jarvis Cocker (Daughter of Serge Gainbourg)

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Episode 91 – Label of Love: LHI Records Part 1

The first of two shows looking at the record label owned and run by the legendary Lee Hazelwood.

  • You’ll Be Sorry Someday – The Kitchen Cinq
  • Out Of My Hands – Virgil Warner
  • You Better Go – Raul Danks & Jon Taylor
  • The Lady Barber – Lynn Castle With Last Friday’s Fire
  • Linda Owens – One Night Stand
  • Don’t Stay Long – Barney Carl
  • Something’s Happening – Last Fridays’ Fire
  • California Sunshine Girl – The Shacklefords
  • Every Way But Loose – Don Rollins
  • The Message – Buddy Long
  • Invisible People – Hamilton Streetcar
  • Does Anybody Know – A. Handful
  • Angle Of The Morning – Danny Michaels
  • Lady Bird – Virgil Warner & Suzi Jane Hokom
  • Friday’s Child – Billie Dearborn
  • Pastel Dreams – Michael Gram
  • Monkey’s Uncle – Ray Sharpe
  • It’s A Nice World To Visit (But Not To Live In) – Ann Margret
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Phoenix 70
  • Drowning In A Sea Of Tears – Sandford Clark
  • Free Up (Part 1) – The Surprise Package
  • Hungry Eyes – Jon Christian

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Episode 90 – The Songs Of Laura Nyro

In another of our artist spotlights, we look at the work of songwriter Laura Nyro but playing some of artists who covered her material (along with the lady herself).

  • And When I Die – Peter Paul & Mary
  • Stoney End (Single Version with Alt Lyrics) – Laura Nyro
  • Wedding Bell Blues – Sandra Alexandra
  • Hands Off The Man (Flim Flam Man) – Peggy Lipton
  • Goodbye Joe – Carmen McRae With The Dixie Flyers
  • He’s A Runner – Mam Cass
  • I Never Meant To Hurt You – Barbra Streisand
  • California Shoe-Shine Boys – Karen Wyman
  • Eli’s Coming – Honey Ltd
  • Sweet Blindness – The 5th Dimension
  • Lonely Women – Linda Hoyle
  • Stone Soul Picnic – The Supremes & The Four Tops
  • Emmie – Ronnie Dyson
  • Woman’s Blues – Eternity’s Children
  • Save The Country – The Sugar Shoppe
  • Captain St Lucifer – Melba Moore
  • I Met Him On A Sunday – Laura Nyro & Labelle

Episode 89 – To The Ladies In The Band

For the amount of women who have made it in the music business throughout the years, the all female band it still something of a rarity. In this show, we take a look at some of those groups.

  • Ina Ray Hutton & Her Melodears – Doin’ The Suzie Q
  • If I Had My Way – Ivy Benson’s All Girl Band
  • Can’t Your Hear My heartbeat – Goldie & The Gingerbreads
  • Never Thought You’d Leave Me – The Pleasure Seekers
  • Six O’clock In The Morning – The Feminine Complex
  • Come & Hold Me – Fanny
  • High Flying Woman – The Deadly Nightshade
  • April Fool – Isis
  • I Love Playin’ With Fire – The Runaways
  • Icarus – Sweet Jayne
  • Never Underestimate The Power Of A Woman – Klymaxx
  • Demolition Boys – Girlschool
  • Cactus – Shonen Knife
  • Vacaton – The Go-Go’s
  • Getting Out Of Hand – The Bangs
  • Edge Of A Broken Heart – Vixen
  • Shove – L7
  • Hanky Panky – The 5, 6, 7, 8’s.
  • Con Man – the Tuts
  • Bender – Chastity Belt

Episode 88 – Before They Were Famous Part 2

We once again take a look at the song released by artists who became famous later on.

  • Lovingly Yours – Mockingbirds (Graham Gouldman/Kevin Godley)
  • London Is Behind Me – Justin Hayward
  • Till You Say You’ll Be Mine – Olivia Newton-John
  • How Long Must I Be Made To Wait, Wait – Giorgio & The Morodians (Giorgio Moroder)
  • You Never Wanted Me – Alex Campbell & Friends (Sandy Denny)
  • Say Those Magic Words – The Birds, Birds (Ronnie Wood)
  • Pulsar – Flaming Youth (Phil Collins)
  • Don’t Go Way Little Girl – Shame (Greg Lake)
  • Mr Poem – Mike Batt
  • Digger – A New Generation (Sutherland Brothers)
  • I Can Hear Raindrops – The Valentines (Bon Scott)
  • Who Has Seen The Wind – Simon Sisters (Carly Simon)
  • Amsterdam, The First Days – Brainbox (Jan Akkerman)
  • Silver Forest – Organisation (Kraftwerk)
  • Rocking Chair Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues – Elf (Ronnie James Dio)
  • Last Saturday – Pat Benatar
  • It’s A Happy Day – Ellen Amos (Tori Amos)
  • Arabadrengurinn (The Arab Boy) – Bjork
  • Never Grow Old – Aretha Franklin

Episode 87 – The Songs Of David Bowie

Before he became a household name and even into his early years of stardom, David Bowie released a good number of singles in his own name, bands he was then working with or songs he had placed with other artists. In this show we take a look at those songs.   

  • Good Morning Girl – David Bowie
  • Take My Tip – Kenny Miller
  • And I Say To Myself – David Bowie & Lower Third
  • I Dig Everything – David Bowie
  • Over The Wall We Go – Oscar
  • Silver Tree Top School For Boys – The Slender Plenty
  • Little Toy Soldier – The Riot Squad
  • Laughing Gnome – Ronnie Hilton
  • Silly Boy Blue – Billy Fury
  • Ragazzo Solo, Ragazzo Sala – Computers
  • Right On Mother – Peter Noone
  • Moonage Daydream – Arnold Corns
  • Andy Warhol – Dana Gillespie
  • Man Who Sold The World – Lulu
  • Life On Mars – Barbra Streisend
  • Growing Up, I’m Fine – Mick Ronson
  • All The Young Dudes – Mott The Hoople

Episode 86 – Talkin’ About The Good Times

Once again I am joined by Darryl Bullock to talk about some of our favourite records of all time.  

  • I’ll Be Back (Mono Mix) – The Beatles
  • Good Vibrations (Mono Single Mix) – The Beach Boys
  • Alone Again Or (Mono Single Mix) – Love
  • Pleasant Valley Sunday (Mono Mix) – The Monkees
  • I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
  • The Village Green Preservation Society (Mono Mix) – The Kinks
  • Because (Mono Mix) – The Beatles
  • Bell Bottom Blues – Derek & The Dominos
  • Going To California – Led Zeppelin
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
  • The Great Gig In The Sky – Pink Floyd
  • Teenage Kicks (Vinyl) – The Undertones
  • Love Will tear Us Apart – Joy Division
  • O Elbereth Gilthoniel – Stephen Oliver
  • Waves – Blancmange (Original Version)
  • Love Is (Dance Mix) – Troy Tate
  • Blind – Talking Heads
  • Dalliance – The Wedding Present
  • Mary Jo – Belle & Sebastian
  • All I Need – Air
  • Do You Realize? – The Flaming Lips
  • A Lady Of A Certain Age – The Divine Comedy

Episode 85  – Label of Love: Now Sounds

In another in our record label spotlight series, we take at reissue label Now Sounds, a label dedicated to dedicated to exploring the untrodden sonic avenues of the creatively fertile West Coast music scene and beyond.

  • Come To The Sunshine (Instrumental Mix) – Harpers Bizarre
  • Windy (Acoustic Demo) – Ruth Friedman
  • You (In My Mind) – The Cowsills
  • Enter The Young – The Association (Withdrawn 45 Mix)
  • Easy To Be Hard (Acetate) – The Sugar Shoppe
  • To Put Up With You (Non LP 45)– The Holy Mackerel
  • Little Girl – Tiny Tim
  • Leave Him To Me – Donna Loren (Previously Unreleased)
  • Young Birds Fly – The Cryan’ Shames
  • Legend Of Paul Revere (Unedited Version) – Paul Revere & The Raiders
  • Illusions – The Serendipity Singers
  • Silently (Philippines 45 Version) – Del Shannon
  • I’m Aware (Alt. Mix) – The Knack
  • Fantastic Four (Session Outtake)– The Mamas & The Papas
  • Strawberry Jam Man (Alt Version) – Jamme
  • No One Knows (Mono 45) – Every Mothers’ Son
  • Time Will Equalize – MC Squared
  • Lisa, But Not The Same – The Critters
  • New In Town (Non LP B-Side) – Gary Lewis
  • Mary – Twinn Connexion
  • Right Or Wrong (Demo) – Colours
  • Smokey Joe’s – Tina & The Mustangs
  • Frog Prince (Alt. Mix) – the Parade

Episode 84 – D Is For Demo: Part 2

In the second of our two shows, we take another look at the world of the demo recording. 

  • Quicksand – David Bowie
  • Nobody’s Fool – The Kinks
  • Symphony – Marvin Gaye
  • Behind Blue Eyes – Pete Townshend
  • Ghetto Child – Curtis Mayfield
  • The Pearl – Judee Sill
  • Out In The Streets – Blondie
  • Collections – Anthony Phillips
  • Second Hand News – Fleetwood Mac
  • Interzone – Joy Division
  • The Doctor (Comfortably Numb) – Pink Floyd
  • Lime Time – The Cure
  • Dignity – Bob Dylan
  • Bye Bye Badman – The Stone Roses
  • Just A Girl – Suede
  • Carousel – Sun Dial
  • It’s Not Me – Supergrass
  • Kelly Watch The Stars – Air
  • Love Like Laughter – Beth Orton
  • I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother’s Heart – The White Stripes
  • Love Is A Losing Game – Amy Whitehouse
  • Storm Song – Smoke Fairies
  • Candy – Talk Talk
  • Free Bird – Lynyrd Sknyrd

Episode 83 – D Is For Demo: Part 1

Before a tune becomes a finished song, they tend to have a demonstration version made. With the advent of the deluxe edition of albums and career overviews of artists, some of these demos have come to light so in the first of two episodes, we take a look at these recordings. 

  • Along Comes Mary – Curt Boettcher
  • My Mind – The Misunderstood
  • Another Day, Another Heartache – P. F. Sloan
  • Rose Of Aberdeen – Simon & Garfunkel
  • Prominent Men – Velvet Underground
  • One Day I’ll Say Goodbye – The Zombies
  • Hey Now Princess – Cream
  • Second Generation Woman – The Factory
  • She Is Beautiful – Genesis
  • She Sleeps Alone – The Parade
  • My Friend Jack – The Smoke
  • Wee Wee Baby – Taste
  • Pawnbroker – Barbara Ruskin
  • Lamplight – The Bee Gees
  • Portobello Road – Billy Nicholls
  • Both Sides Now – Fairport Convention
  • Love Makes The World Go Round – Jamme
  • Everything’s Changing – Kak
  • No Matter What – Badfinger
  • The Pond & The Stream – Forthingaye
  • Love Story – Harry Nilsson
  • Chimacum Rain – Linda Perhacs
  • This Time Tomorrow – The Move
  • Surf’s Up – The Beach Boy