Episode 17 – BBC Sessions (Part 1)

In this episode, we delve into the BBC archive to bring songs and sessions first broadcast live on the Beeb 

Playlist

  • Johnny B. Goode – The Pink Fairies (In Concert 4th November 1971)
  • A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles (Top Gear 16th July 1964)
  • She’s Not There – The Zombies (Saturday Club 3rd October 1964)
  • Good Lovin’ – The Who (Top Gear 19th June 1965)
  • Hey Girl – The Small Faces (Saturday Club 3rd May 1966)
  • Drivin’ South – The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Top Gear 15th October 1967)
  • Steppin’ Out – Cream (Top Gear 14th January 1968)
  • Children Of Tomorrow – The Mike Stuart Span (Top Gear 26th May 1968)
  • Love Me ‘Till The Sun Shines – The Kinks (Top Gear 7th July 1968)
  • Man In Black – Skip Bifferty (Top Gear 14th July 1968)
  • 1941 – Harry Nilsson (Saturday Club 11th September 1968)
  • I’d Rather Go Blind – Chicken Shack (Symonds on Sunday 20th April 1969)
  • The Girl I Love She Got The Long Black Wavy Hair – Led Zeppelin (Chris Grant’s Tasty Pop Sundae Show 22nd June 1969)
  • Painter – Deep Purple (Tony Brandon Show 3rd July 1969)
  • Let Me Sleep Beside You – David Bowie (Dave Lee Travis Show 26th October 1969)
  • Two Of  A Kind – Syd Barrett (Top Gear 14th March 1970)
  • Border Song – Elton John & Hookfoot (Dave Lee Travis Show 12th April 1970)
  • Sandy Mary – Fleetwood Mac (Top Gear 23rd May 1970)
  • Ride On A Pony – Free (Mike Harding Sounds of the Seventies 27th April 1971)
  • Music Weaver – Sandy Denny (Bob Harris Show 20th November 1972)
  • Alethea – Robin Trower (Bob Harris Show 18th March 1974)

Episode 16 – Breaking In The Beats

In this episode we look at some of the songs that have provided the breakbeats to many hits and misses down the years.

Playlist

  • Papa Was, Too – Joe Tex
  • The Champ – The Mohawks
  • Sing A Simple Song – Sly & The Family Stone
  • Amen, Brother – The Winstons. Check out this fantastic YouTube video history of this song at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SaFTm2bcac
  • Funky Drummer – James Brown
  • Hot Pants – I’m Coming, I’m Coming, I’m Coming – Bobby Byrd
  • N.T. (Parts 1 & 2) – Kool & The Gang
  • Blind Alley – The Emotions
  • Think (About It) – Lyn Collins
  • Impeech The President – The Honeydrippers
  • Apache – Incredible Bongo Band
  • It’s A New Day – Skull Snaps
  • Ashley’s Roachclip – The Soul Searchers
  • Flashlight – Parliament
  • The Big Beat – Billy Squire
  • More Bounce To The Ounce – Zapp
  • Atomic Dog – George Clinton

Episode 15 – Unbelievable

In the first of two episodes, we look at some of the sounds of the Indie music scene that were bubbling around in the era before the mid-90’s Britpop explosion.

Playlist 

  • Surfin USM – Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine
  • After All – The Frank & Waters
  • Enjoy The Silence – Depeche Mode
  • Saturn 5 – Inspiral Carpets
  • Shine On – House Of Love
  • Only One I Know – The Charlatans
  • This Is Your Life – Banderas
  • Move Any Mountain – The Shamen
  • Kinky Afro – The Happy Mondays
  • One Way – The Levellers
  • Only Love Can Break Your Heart – St. Etienne
  • Where’s Me Jumper? – Sultans Of Ping F.C.
  • Unfinished Sympathy – Massive Attack
  • Hippy Chick – Soho
  • Ten Years Asleep – Kingmaker
  • All Together Now – The Farm

Episode 14 – Christmas Bursts of the Worst

In this episode, Darryl Bullock of ‘The Worlds Worst Records’ blog fame joins The Squire to talk about some of the not so classic Christmas records that have been released down the years. Check out Darryl’s website for more information on some truly terrible records records. http://www.worldsworstrecords.co.uk/.

Playlist

  • Like A Smurp For Christmas – Father Abraphart & the Smurps
  • All I Want To Ask Santa – Ricky Segall & The Segalls
  • Billy’s Christmas Wish – Red Sovine
  • Santa’s Doing The Horizontal Twist – Kay Martin & Her Bodyguards
  • Christmas Shoes – Newsong
  • White Christmas – Billy Idol
  • I’m Gonna Spend Christmas With A Dalek – The Go-Go’s
  • The Night KITT Saved Christmas – David Hasselhoff
  • R2-D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Jon Bongiovi
  • The Christmas Song – Canned Heat & The Chipmunks
  • Daddy, Is Santa Really Six Feet Four – Kay Brown
  • Jingle Bells – Barbra Streisand
  • Mister Russian, Please Don’t Shoot Santa’s Sleigh – The Sensational Little Shana Lynette
  • Christmas On The Moon – Troy Hess
  • Rockin’ Disco Santa Claus – Sisterhood
  • Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer – Wounded John Scott Cree

Episode 13 – The Flip Side

In this episode, we delve into the murky world of the single B-side. All of the songs in this episode were originally released as B-sides and not album tracks used to fill up the space. They are also taken from the original UK vinyl releases.

Playlist

  • You’re Welcome – The Beach Boys
  • Mean Woman Blues – Jerry Lee Lewis
  • A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues – Arthur Alexander
  • Around & Around – Chuck Berry
  • Steal Your Heart Away – Bobby Parker
  • Claudette – The Everly Brothers
  • Bullmoose – Bobby Darin
  • Rain – The Beatles
  • Stevie’s Blues – The Spencer Davis Group
  • Julia Dream – Pink Floyd
  • Our B Side – Three Dog Night
  • Coming Up (Live) – Paul McCartney & Wings
  • Pink Cadillac – Bruce Springsteen
  • Love Or Money (33rpm Version) – Prince
  • Love Or Money (45rpm Version) – Prince
  • John Cope – Talk Talk
  • All Across The Sand – The Stone Roses
  • My Insatiable One – Suede
  • Oh The Guilt – Nirvana
  • Acquiesce – Oasis
  • Thief – Belly

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)