Sunday, 25 April 2010

The Cat on "Where The Action Is" Kirkcaldy VRN 1287 AM - Sunday 25 April 2010

The sun has well and truly got its hat on, as well as the rest of its holiday clothes, and toddled off somewhere else. Still I'll try and bring some musical sunshine in the shape of "Where the action Is". As usual we'll play two rounds of the Connect 3 game, we'll celebrate the birthday of songwriter Michael Brown and this week's foreign language track comes from Gillian Hills. There's also the half-time instrumental, the Trojan Mod Reggae track (still no suggestions for a groovy name for this feature?) and there's Two of a Kind from Nino Tempo and April Stevens. I'll also be playing another track from the brand new Jackie Leven album, "Gothic Road". For the last time we'll feature tracks from the Sunshine Pop edition of the Chartbusters USA series, "The Laurie Records Story" and "Phil's Spectre II: Another Wall of Soundalikes". Here are this week's dishes - tuck in:

The Beach Boys - Darlin' (Capitol 1967)
Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound (RCA 1961) (show theme)
Mary Wells - One Block From Heaven (Motown 1966)
Ella Washington - Too Weak To Fight (Sound Stage 7 1972)
The Del-Rons - Your Big Mistake (Laurie 1964)
Bobby Vee & The Strangers - Look At Me Girl (Liberty 1966)
Gloria Dennis - How Can I Be Sure (That It's Love) (Laurie 1965)
Bobby Coleman - (Baby) You Don't Have To Tell Me (Bounty 1965)
Gemini - Sunshine River (Clarion 1969) (Connect 3)
The Sunshine Company - Back On The Street Again (Imperial 1967) (Connect 3)
The Box Tops - I Only See Sunshine (Mala 1969) (Connect 3)
The Charmers - Shy Guy (Laurie 1963)
Kane and Abel - Break Down and Cry (Destination 1965)
The Left Banke - She May Call You Up Tonight (Smash 1967) (Birthday: 25/4/49 Michael Brown)
The Cheese Cakes - Heading for a Heartbreak (Laurie 1966)
Noreen Corcoran - Dreamin' of You (Vee-Jay 1964)
Gillian Hills - Maintenant Il Telephone (Barclay 1963) (Foreign Language)
Mamas and the Papas - I Saw Her Again (Dunhill 1966)
The Small Faces - Own Up Time (Decca 1966) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Bernadette Carroll - Circus Girl (Laurie 1965)
Spanky & Our Gang - Lazy Day (Mercury 1967)
Owen Gray - Running Around (Blue Beat 1960) (Trojan Mod Reggae)
Willie Hobbs - Where Did I Go Wrong? (Sound Stage 7 1970)
Joe South - Don't Be Ashamed (Capitol 1969)
Beverly Warren - Let Me Get Close To You (Rust 1965)
Jackie Leven - John Paul Getty's Silver Cadillac (Cooking Vinyl 2010) (Under The Influence)
The Forum - The River Is Wide (Mira 1966)
Connie Stevens - A Girl Never Knows (Warner Bros 1964)
Brenda Lee Jones - You're The Love of My Life (Rust 1966)
The Peppermint Rainbow - Don't Wake Me Up In The Morning, Michael (Decca 1969) (Connect 3)
Jackie Lee - End of a Rainbow (LP version) (Pye 1971) (Connect 3)
The Rainbow People - Rainbows (Pye 1968) (Connect 3)
The Chiffons - Keep The Boy Happy (Laurie 1967)
Marcy - Love (Can Make You Happy) (Sundi 1969)
Nino Tempo & April Stevens - The Habit of Lovin' You Baby (White Whale 1966) (Two of a Kind)
Nino Tempo & April Stevens - All Strung Out (White Whale 1966) (Two of a Kind)
Harpers Bizarre - Anything Goes (Warner Bros 1967)
The Righteous Brothers - Nite Owl (Moonglow 1964)
The Association - Time for Livin' (Warner Bros 1968)
Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound (RCA 1961) (show theme)

If you're in the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, you can tune in on channel 3 on your hospital bedside or on 1287AM on the Medium Wave.

That's it for this week. Next week will be a self-indulgent Birthday special as it's the day before my big day. I'll be playing tracks by artists who have Paul in their name, or songs/artists about cats (because I'm "The Cat") and a few birthday/party tracks. Until then, it's good day and good health.

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