Once more into the breach dear friends as we crash headlong into another edition of 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 – we’ll have all of our regular features. We’ll play a round of the Connect 3 puzzle (can you guess the link between the three tracks?), have a Birthday track for a singer born on this day, 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.
Nick Garrie-Hamilton – Close Your Eyes (Disc AV 1968)
Tony Newman – Let The Good Times Roll (Decca 1968) (Show Theme)
The Monkees – The Girl I Knew Somewhere (alternate mix) (Colgems 1967)
Simon Dupree and The Big Sound – Reservations (Parlophone 1967)
The Beatstalkers – You Better Get a Better Hold On (Decca 1966)
October Country – Cowboys and Indians (Epic 1968)
The Poets – Miss Queen Bee (Demo 1963-1964) (Connect 3)
The Hollies – Fifi the Flea (EMI 1966) (Connect 3)
Marmalade – Butterfly (CBS 1969) (Connect 3)
Dawn – Sandy (Laurie 1968)
The Outsiders – You Mistreat Me (Muziek Express 1965)
Boyce and Hart – I’m Digging You Digging Me (A&M 1968) (Birthday: 29/9/43 Tommy Boyce)
Kiki Dee – Miracles (Fontana 1964)
Jimmy Winston & His Reflections – Sorry She’s Mine (Decca 1966)
Tom Cats – Tom Tom Cat (Starlite 1961) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Eddie Holland – Leaving Here (Motown 1963)
Alma Cogan – Itte Kudes (Tell Him) (Unknown 1963) (Foreign Language)
Outer Limits – Just Help Me Please (Deram 1967)
Tracy Rogers – Baby (Polydor 1966)
Estelle – The Year 2000 (Laurie 1968) (Death Disco)
The Velvelettes – Lonely, Lonely Girl Am I (Motown 1965)
BMX Bandits – I Wanna Fall in Love (version 2) (Unreleased 1996) (Under The Influence)
Danielle – I’m Gonna Marry The Boy (Philips 1966)
Blue Stars – I Can Take It (Decca 1965)
The Knickerbockers – One Track Mind (Challenge 1966) (Two of a Kind)
The Knickerbockers – They Ran For Their Lives (Challenge 1968) (Two of a Kind)
The Supremes – Run Run Run (Motown 1964)
Tony Rich – Save Your Love (Pye 1966)
Emitt Rhodes – You Should Be Ashamed (Dunhill 1970)
The Creation – Life Is Just Beginning (Polydor 1967)
Thanks, as ever, to everyone who tuned in. No technical problems this week! I’ll be back next week with more pop-tastic tunes. Your contributions are always appreciated and very much welcomed. Tonight’s show included requests for David Paul (Edinburgh), Joe Haining (Milan), Simon Goddard (London), John Turnbull (Edinburgh), Sheila Godfrey (East Kilbride), Phil Jordan (Seattle), Virgina Henning Mill (Indianapolis), Gary Durkin (Edinburgh), Sue McGookin, Martyn Rollo (Kirkcaldy), Alison Crow (Linlithgow) and Michael Pedersen (Edinburgh).
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 approximately 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.