Episode 12 – Months & Seasons

A full year after our first show, we present a show with a episode dedicated to each month and season.

Playlist

  • January Girl – The Pope Dream
  • February Sunshine – Giant Sunflower
  • Melancholy March – Julie London
  • Springtime Girl – The Yellow Balloon
  • April – Deep Purple
  • First of May – The Bee Gees
  • Royal Blue Summer Sunshine – Bystanders
  • June Bride Baby – Goldebriars
  • 4th of July – The Beach Boys
  • August Mademoiselle – Children of the Mushroom
  • Autumn Afternoon – The Association
  • September in the Rain – Dinah Washington
  • October Country – The Smoke (US Band)
  • It’s Now a Winter’s Day – Tommy Roe
  • November Night – Peter Fonda
  • December Dream – The Stone Poneys

Episode 11 – The Legendary London Records Label

Once again we delve into the archive at Squire Towers to bring you some classics from the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. All of the records were released on the legendary London Record label and each song has been copied from the original UK vinyl release.

Playlist

  • 20 Flight Rock – Eddie Cochran
  • Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
  • My Babe – Ricky Nelson
  • To Know Him is to Love Him – The Teddy Bears
  • Dream Lover – Bobby Darin
  • I’m Ready – Fats Domino
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon – Little Richard
  • Shazam! – Duane Eddy
  • When Will I be Loved – The Everly Brothers
  • Rocking Goose – Johnny & the Hurricanes
  • What I’d Say – Ray Charles
  • Perfidia – The Ventures
  • Stand By Me – Ben E King
  • Watch Your Step – Bobby Parker
  • Love’s Made a Fool of You – Bobby Vee
  • Running Scared – Roy Orbison
  • You Better Move On – Arthur Alexander
  • It Might as Well Rain Until September – Carol King
  • Love Letters – Ketty Lester

Episode 10 – The Sunday Supplement

With the summer months still upon us, we present a show to play on those lazy Sunday afternoons (no Small Faces included though).

Playlist

  • Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon – Queen
  • Sunday Barbeque – Tennessee Ernie Ford
  • Never on Sunday – The Chordettes
  • A Sunday Kind of Love – Dion
  • Any Day’s a Sunday Afternoon – The Collage
  • Polly Sunday – Jon
  • Love is a Rainy Sunday – The Love Generation
  • Tracy had a Hard Day Sunday – West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
  • Sunday Will Never be the Same – Spanky & Our Gang
  • Sunday’s Best – Bobbie Gentry –
  • Sunday’s Leaving – State of Mickey & Tommy
  • Sunday Sun – Neil Diamond
  • Sunday Morning Six O’clock – The Camel Drivers
  • Gloomy Sunday – Anna Black
  • I Met Him on a Sunday – Laura Nyro & Labelle
  • Seagull Sunday – Bridget St. John
  • Sugar on Sunday – The Clique
  • Will You Be Staying on Sunday – Peppermint Rainbow
  • A Sunday Kind of Love – The Harptones

Episode 09 – The Demon Drink

Alcohol and music seem to go hand in hand, so here we present a show dedicated to the demon drink.

Playlist

  • It Was a Very Good Beer – The Simpsons
  • I Keep on Drinkin’ – Blind Willie McTell
  • One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer – Amos Milburn
  • Drinkin’ Whiskey – Laurel Aitkin
  • In Heaven There is no Beer – Sisters of Saint Francis with Lenny Rich
  • Drinkin’ Daddy – Anna Black
  • What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (has made a fool out of me) – Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Switch Out the Sun – Bread, Love and Dreams
  • One More Drink – Tudor Lodge
  • Alcohol – The Kinks
  • Newcastle Brown – High Street East
  • The Bottle – Gil Scott-Heron – and Brian Jackson
  • Drinking Wine Spo-De-O-Dee – The Pirates
  • Tequila – Terrorvision
  • Drinking in L.A. – Bran Van 3000
  • Have a Drink on me – Hayseed Dixie
  • A Pub with no Beer – Slim Dusty
  • Drink up thy Zider – Adge Cutler & the Wurzel’s

Episode 08 – The Language of Rock n Roll

English may well be the dominant language when it comes to popular music, but occasionally another will stake a claim. In this episode, we look at foreign language versions of popular songs, non-English hits and one where the lyrics were changed so as not to offend the American market.

Playlist

  • Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto (Japanese)
  • Sib Liebt Dich – The Beatles (German)
  • Con Le Mie Lacrime – The Rolling Stones (Italian)
  • Det War In Schoneberg – The Spencer Davis Group (German)
  • Guantanamera – The Sandpipers (Spanish)
  • Substitute – The Who
  • Green Circles – The Small Faces (Italian)
  • Que Tiempo Tan Feliz – Mary Hopkin (Spanish)
  • Il Tuo Diamante – Procul Harem (Italian)
  • Tema Dei Monkees – The Monkees (Italian)
  • Dimenticari Non Potrei – Englebert Humperdinck (Italian)
  • Si Tu Dois Partir – Fairport Convention (French)
  • Per Chi – Harry Nilsson (Italian)
  • Gaudette – Steeleye Span (Latin)
  • Fernando – ABBA (Spanish)
  • Mundzumundbeatmung – Peter Gabriel (German)
  • Night Games – Thy Kiu (Japanese)

Episode 07 – Before They Were Famous

In this episode, we look at some of the biggest names in music before they became house hold names.

Playlist

  • Our Song – Tom & Jerry (Simon & Garfunkel)
  • Come On Baby – Tommy Fogerty & the Blue Velvets (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  • My Bonnie – Tony Sheridan & the Beat Boys (The Beatles)
  • Please Let Me Love You – The Beefeaters (The Byrds)
  • Dream Baby – Cherilyn (Cher)
  • Zoot Suit – The High Numbers (The Who)
  • Testify (Parts 1 & 2) – The Isley Brothers (featuring Jimi Hendrix)
  • You Do Something To Me – The Kinks
  • Good Morning Little School Girl – Rod Stewart
  • The New Recruit – Michael Blessing (Michael Naismith of The Monkees)
  • Money, Money – The Moments (featuring Steve Marriott, later of the Small Faces)
  • When I Needed You – Chain Reaction (featuring Steve Tyler, later of Aerosmith)
  • Put Yourself in my Place – Episode Six (featuring Ian Gillan & Roger Glover, later of Deep Purple)
  • Sunny Girl – Hep Stars (featuring Benny Anderson, later of ABBA)
  • Candy Man – Rising Sons
  • The Silent Sun – Genesis
  • Digiging My Lawn – Giles, Giles & Fripp (featuring Robert Fripp, later of King Crimson)
  • Hole in my Pocket – Rockets (Crazy Horse)
  • Djini Judy – Wind in the Willows (featuring Debbie Harry, later of Blondie)
  • Imagine – Argosy (featuring Elton John and Roger Hodgeson of Supetramp)

Episode 06 – The Songs of Harry Nilsson

In this episode, we look at the songs of Harry Nilsson as covered by other people, including rarities from his pre fame days.

Playlist

  • (Intro) Mournin’ Glory Story – Harry Nilsson & Kenny Everett
  • A Travelin’ Man – The New Christy Minstrels
  • All For The Beatles (Stand Up & Holler) – The Originals
  • I’d So It All Again – Dore Alpert (A.K.A. Herb Alpert)
  • Super-Duper Man – Jimmie Cross
  • This Could Be The Night – Modern Folk Quartet
  • So Proud Of You – Vivian Roberts
  • Paradise – The Ronettes
  • Cuddly Toy (Mix #2) – The Monkees
  • Ten Little Indians – The Yardbirds
  • Story Of Rock & Roll – The Collage
  • It’s Been So Long – Kenny Everette
  • One – Three Dog Night
  • The Battle Of The Bands – The Turtles
  • Mournin’ Glory Story – Al Kooper
  • Open Your Window – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Best Friend – Puppet
  • Waiting – George Tipton
  • Without Her – Telly Savalas
  • Coconut – The Muppets

Episode 05 – Twenty Bursts of the Worst

In a special show, the Squire talks to Darryl Bullock who runs the website World’s Worst Records to talk about why he likes bad records so much and to play some of his favourites from his blog. 

Playlist

  • You’re The Only One For Me – Hank & Jimmy
  • Moon Crazy – The Planets
  • Der Holler Rache (Queen Of The Night Aria) – Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Downtown – Mrs. Miller
  • Yodel Blues – Sam Sacks
  • Sweet Angelina – Mister “G”
  • Jenny Beloved – Dick Kent
  • How Long Are You Staying – Bill Joy
  • Portland Rose Song – Bert Lowry
  • Prends Moi – Mme St. Onge
  • I Love Little Pussy – Little Macy
  • Jesus Loves Me – Baby Lulu
  • Phase “1 2 3” – Ken ‘Nevada’ Maines
  • Marinella – Larry London
  • Cousin Mosquito – Congress-Woman Malinda Jackson Parker
  • Fluffy – Gloria Balsam
  • It’s All Rite… – Barbara Markay
  • Mr. Tambourine Man – William Shatner
  • Paralyzed – The Legendary Stardust Cowboy
  • I Want My Baby Back – Jimmy Cross

Episode 04 – The Supergrass Story

In this month’s podcast, we take a look at Britpop band Supergrass including some rarities, pre-fame songs and solo material. All songs are by Supergrass (except where noted) and as far as possible, taken from glorious vinyl. 

Playlist

  • Tomorrow’s Rain – The Jennifers
  • Mansize Rooster (Backbeat 7” Version)
  • Wait For The Sun
  • Stone Free
  • Sun Hits The Sky (Radio Edit)
  • Pumping On Your Stereo (Single Edit)
  • Grace (Live)
  • Lady Jane & John Coltrane
  • Tell Me What To Say – Van Goffey
  • Consequences – Crisis
  • Car Crash
  • I Can’t Stand It – The Hot Rats
  • Dr. Strangelove – Beat Seeking Missiles
  • Simulator – Gaz Coombes
  • Fin (Dave Eringa Alt. Mix)

Episode 03 – Anthems in Eden

In this month’s episode, we take a look at the mid 60’s to late 70’s Folk-Rock scene.

Playlist

  • A Calling-On Song – Steeleye Span
  • Walk Awhile – Fairport Convention
  • Little Sadie – Trees
  • My Dixie Darling – Humblebums
  • Sally Free & Easy – Owen Hand
  • Bonny River – Sunforest
  • Corn Riggs – Magnet
  • Our Love – Tir Na Nog
  • All Around My Hat – Steeleye Span
  • Aslan – Caedmon
  • Lord Of The Ringside – Clown
  • The Bells Of Dunwich – Stone Angel
  • Son Of God – Parchment
  • The Summer Day Reflection Song – Donovan
  • Blackwater Side – Bert Jansch
  • Dirty Old Town – The Ian Campbell Folk Group
  • Been On The Road So Long – Alex Campbell
  • Travelling’s Easy – Anne Briggs
  • A Heart Needs A Home – Richard & Linda Thompson
  • Forest & The Shore – Keith Christmas
  • Part Of The Union – The Strawbs