Episode 21 – Unbelievable Too

In the second of two episodes, we take another 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

  • Born Of Frustration – James
  • Good Morning Britain – Aztec Camera
  • Ain’t No Love, Ain’t No Use – Sub Sub (feat. Melanie Williams)
  • Far Out & Gone – The Jesus & Mary Chain
  • Lenny Valentino – The Auterus
  • Sweet Harmony – The Beloved
  • Welcome To The Cheap Seats – The Wonder Stuff
  • For Love – Lush
  • Movin’ On Up – Primal Scream
  • Motorcycle Emptiness – Manic Street Preachers
  • Alice, What’s The Matter – Terrorvision
  • Time For The Rest Of Your Lives – Strangelove
  • Lucky You – Lightning Seeds
  • Creep – Radiohead
  • Babies – Pulp
  • So Glad – Thrum
  • Creation – Stereo MC’s
  • Sing – Blur

Episode 20 – Along Came Jones

In our latest episode, we take a look at songs which all mention the name Jones in their titles.

Playlist

  • Kassie Jones (Part 1) – Fury Lewis
  • Southern Casey Jones – Jesse James
  • Along Came Jones – The Coasters
  • Mr Jones (Ballad of a Thin Man) – The Grass Roots
  • The Heart of Juliet Jones – Gary Bonner
  • Miss Amanda Jones – The Rolling Stones
  • Miss Jones – The Herd
  • Willie & Laura Mae Jones – Tony Joe White
  • Mr Jones – Apple
  • Councilman Jones – Jimmy Drulett & Music Fair
  • John Jones – Rudy Mills
  • Nathan Jones – The Supremes
  • Me & Mrs Jones – Billy Paul
  • Miss Jones – Stretch
  • Janie Jones – The Clash
  • Mr Jones – Talking Heads
  • Crackity Jones – The Pixies
  • Mr Jones – Red Chair Fadeaway
  • Mr Jones – Counting Crows
  • Me & Mr Jones – Amy Winehouse
  • Ballad of Mr Jones – Jake Bugg

Episode 19 – Now That’s What I Call A Bit Rude

In this episode, we look at songs that are about sex but from before the sexual revolution. WARNING – this podcast contains words and lyrics that could cause offense (to some).

Playlist

  • Organ Grinder Blues – Clarence Williams
  • He Hadn’t Up Till Yesterday – Sophie Tucker
  • My Daddy Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll) – Tampa Red’s Hokum Band With Frankie Halfpint Jaxon
  • Fish House Blues – Kansas City Kitty & Georgia Tom
  • I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl – Bessie Smith
  • Bananas In Your Fruit Basket – Bo Carter
  • Wet It (Let The Good Work Go On) – Frankie Halfpint Jaxon & The Harlem Hamfats
  • You Put It In, I’ll Take It Out – Papa Charlie Jackson
  • You Can’t Tell The Difference After Dark – Alberta Hunter
  • Press My Button, Ring My Bell – Lil Johnson & Black Bob
  • Shave ‘Em Dry – Lucille Bogan
  • Sweet Honey Hole – Blind Boy Fuller
  • Don’t Tear My Clothes No.2 –State Street Swingers
  • Fishin’ Pole – Tom Archia & His All Stars
  • I Want A Bowlegged Woman – Bull Moose Jackson
  • Long John Blues –Dinah Washington
  • I Want My Fanny Brown – Wynonie Harris
  • Ride Daddy Ride – Fats Noel
  • It Ain’t The Meat It’s The Motion – The Swallows
  • Poon-Tang! – The Treniers
  • The Walkin’ Blues (Walk Right In, Walk Right Out) – Jesse Powell & His Orchestra With Fluffy Hunter
  • Laundromat Blues – The “5” Royals With Charlie ‘Little Jazz’ Ferguson & His Orchestra
  • (I Love To Play Your Piano) Let Me Bang Your Box – The Toppers
  • Little Girl Sing Ding-a-Ling – David Bartholomew

Episode 18 – You Heard It Here First

In this episode, we take a look at the original versions of songs that are better known for the covers performed by other people.

Playlist

  • Hound Dog – Big Mama Thornton
  • Rock Around The Clock – Sunny Dae & The Knights
  • My Boy Lollipop – Barbie Gaye
  • Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  • Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
  • Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go? – The Leaves
  • Come To The Sunshine – Van Dyke Parks
  • Hush – Billy Joe Royal
  • All Along The Watchtower – Bob Dylan
  • Everybody’s Talkin’ – Fred Neil
  • Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon – Neil Diamond
  • Groupie (Superstar) – Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
  • Without You – Badfinger
  • Bad Side Of The Moon – Elton John
  • Help Me Make It Through The Night – Kris Kristofferson
  • Oh You Pretty Things – Peter Noone
  • Summer Breeze – Seals & Croft
  • Forever Autumn – Vigrass & Osborne
  • Motorhead – Hawkwind
  • Baby, I Love Your Way – Peter Frampton

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