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).
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
In this episode, we take a look at the original versions of songs that are better known for the covers performed by other people.
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
In this episode, we delve into the BBC archive to bring songs and sessions first broadcast live on the Beeb.
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 Sunday 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)
In this episode we look at some of the songs that have provided the breakbeats to many hits and misses down the years.
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
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.
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
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/ .
Lick 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
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.
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
A full year after our first show, we present a show with an episode dedicated to each month and season.
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 4 th 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
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.
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
With the summer months still upon us, we present a show to play on those lazy Sunday afternoons (No Small Faces included though. That would be a bit too obvious).
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