Welcome to another edition of the pop-tastic Where The Action Is. We have the best music you’ve never heard from the late 50s through to the early 70s, including mod, soul, freakbeat, girl groups, baroque pop, folk and beat groups. There’s also our regular features, which include the Connect 3 puzzle (can you guess the link between the three tracks?), the Birthday track, the Half-Time Instrumental, a Foreign Language track (which country will we visit this week?), the Under the Influence choice and this week’s Two of a Kind as well as our weekly visit to the Death Disco.
The Searchers – Love Potion Number 9 (Pye 1963) RIP JERRY LEIBER
Tony Newman – Let The Good Times Roll (Decca 1968) (Show Theme)
The Lollipops – Lies (Polydor 1967)
Jimmy Radcliffe – (There Goes) The Forgotten Man (Musicor 1962)
The Hollies – Pay You Back With Interest (Imperial 1967)
Betty Everett – Hound Dog (Vee-Jay 1963) RIP JERRY LEIBER
Ginger & The Snaps – Seven Days in September (MGM 1965) (Connect 3)
Paul & Ritchie & The Cryin’ Shames – September in the Rain (Decca 1966) (Connect 3)
Big Star – September Gurls (Ardent 1974) (Connect 3)
Timebox – Poor Little Heartbreaker (Decca 1969)
The Cyrkle – The Visit (She Was Here) (Columbia 1967)
Diane Ray – Please Don’t Talk To the Lifeguard (Mercury 1963) (Birthday: 1/9/42 Diane Ray)
The Shangri-las – Bulldog (Red Bird 1965) RIP JERRY LEIBER
The Attack – Anymore Than I Do (Decca 1967)
The Jeff Rowena Group – Peanut Vendor (Pye 1961) (Half-Time Instrumental)
The Riot Squad – Nevertheless (Pye 1965)
Jackie Lee – Rupert der Bar (Pye 1970) (Foreign Language)
Lulu – I Keep Forgettin’ (Columbia 1969) RIP JERRY LEIBER
Glenda Collins – In The First Place (HMV 1963)
The Everley Brothers – Ebony Eyes (Warner Bros 1961) (Death Disco)
Keith Shields – Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness) (Decca 1967)
The Smithereens – Behind The Wall of Sleep (Enigma 1987) (Under The Influence)
Nick Garrie – Bungles Tours (AZ 1969)
The Soul Agents – Don’t Break It Up (Pye 1965)
Kim Weston – Helpless (Motown 1966) (Two of a Kind)
Kim Weston – Another Train Coming (Motown 1964) (Two of a Kind)
Tippie & The Clovers – The Bossa Nova (My Heart Said) (Tiger 1962) RIP JERRY LEIBER
The 5th Dimension – Another Day, Another Heartache (Soul City 1967)
Helen Shapiro – It Might As Well Rain Until September (EMI 1964)
Tony Newman – Let The Good Times Roll (Decca 1968)
Thanks, as ever, to everyone who tuned in. I’ll be back next week with more goodies. Your contributions are always appreciated and very much welcomed. Tonight’s show included requests for Joe Haining (Milan), Gary Durkin (Edinburgh), David Paul (Edinburgh), Catriona Vernal (Edinburgh), Jim Selfridge (Bonnyrigg), Steven Birrell (Manchester Airport Departure Lounge!!) and Don McKinzie (Atlanta, Georgia).
You can tune in every Thursday night between 8.30pm and 10pm on 98.8 FM in and around Edinburgh and online via www.leithfm.co.uk or using TuneIn Web Tuner.You can also join in the chat during the show on the “Where The Action Is (Radio Show)” Facebook page. If you’re listening in the USA the show starts at 1230 (PST), 1330 (MST), 1430 (CST) and 1530 (EST).
Requests are welcome for the show, including the features, and I’ll try and accommodate them all, although it may take a couple of weeks to slot them all in.
That’s it for this week. Until next time, it’s good day and good health.