Another week and another crackin’ episode of Where The Action Is. There’s the usual mix of mod, girl groups, freakbeat, popsike and the best music you’ve never heard from the late 50s through to the early 70s and all in a new time slot, between 9 and 11pm (UK time). We have our regular features as well as some new ones for 2012. alongside a new theme tune. We’re now playing two rounds of the Connect 3 puzzle (subject to change), the wordless wonder that is 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. There’s also a Death Disco track every week and those new features in the shape of Double Rubble and Land of 1000 Dances.
The Byrds – You Movin’ (Unreleased 1964)
The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
The Midnights – Show Me Around (Ember 1965)
Billy Fury – Things Are Changing (Parlophone 1967)
Twinkle – Micky (Instant 1969)
John Lee’s Groundhogs – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again Planet 1966)
The Merseys – The Cat (Fontana 1967) (Connect 3)
Fanny – Cat Fever (Reprise 1971) (Connect 3)
Gordon Lightfoot – Pussywillow Cat-Tails (United Artists 1968) (Connect 3)
The Cryan’ Shames – I Wanna Meet You (Columbia 1966)
The Quiet Five – Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone (Parlophone 1965)
Big Star – The Ballad of El Goodo (Ardent/Stax 1972) (Birthday: 12/1/51 Chris Bell)
The Searchers – It’s Time (mono) (Pye 1965)
Dusty Springfield – Goin’ Back (Philips 1966)
The Spencer Davis Group – Lookin’ Back (United Artists 1968)
Sons of Fred – Sweet Love (Columbia 1965) (Double Rubble)
The Attack – Created By Clive (Decca 1967) (Double Rubble)
Billie Davis – Nobody’s Home To Go Home To (Decca 1969)
Roger Lavern & the Microns – Jackson’s Jump (Unreleased 1963) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Francoise Hardy – Find Me a Boy (Pye 1964)
Alvin Cash – Twine Time (Mar-V-Lus 1965) (Land of 1000 Dances)
Bobby Fuller Four – Don’t Ever Let Me Know (Mustang 1966)
Alicia Granados – Batiendo Palmas (Regal 1964) (Foreign Language)
Kenny Lynch – Movin’ Away (HMV 1967)
Thomas Wayne & The DeLons – Tragedy (Fernwood 1958) (Death Disco)
The Rev-lons – Boy Trouble (Garpax 1962)
The Sea Urchins – Day Into Day (Sarah 1989) (Under The Influence)
The Ministry of Sound – Magic People (Spark 1966) (Connect 3)
The Vogues – Magic Town (Co & Ce 1966) (Connect 3)
Timi Yuro – Could This Be Magic? (Mercury 1965) (Connect 3)
The Couriers – Done Me Wrong (Ember 1965)
The Chordettes – Pink Shoelaces (London 1959)
Big Star – When My Baby’s Beside Me (Ardent/Stax 1972) (Two of a Kind)
Big Star – Watch The Sunrise (Ardent/Stax 1972) (Two of a Kind)
The Liverpool Echo – Girl Said To Me (Spark 1973)
The Caravelles – You Don’t Have To Be a Baby To Cry (Decca 1963)
Many thanks, as usual, to everyone who tuned in. Your contributions and feedback are always welcomed and if there’s something you want to hear on the show then by all means let me know.
Tonight’s show included requests for Sandi Richters Moore (Davenport, Iowa), Fay Gray (Holytown), Gary Durkin (Edinburgh), Stuart Cant (Edinburgh), Eve Griffin (Exeter), Lauree McArdle (Arlington, Virginia), Kevin John McGachy (Port Glasgow), Joe Haining (Milan), David Paul (Edinburgh), Catriona Vernal (Edinburgh), June Taylor (Southport), Sheila Godfrey (East Kilbride), Scott Basham (Edinburgh) and Simon Goddard (London) amongst others.
You can now tune in every Thursday night between 9pm and 11pm 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 1300 (PST), 1400 (MST), 1500 (CST) and 1600 (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.
Thu 19 Jan: “Gone But Not Forgotten” – Celebrating the music of those who died in 2011
Thu 26 Jan: Normal show
Thu 2 Feb: Normal show
Thu 9 Feb: Barry Mann/Carole King – Celebrating the music of two great songwriters with the same birthday
Thu 16 Feb: John Carter – Second special celebrating the music of legendary singer-songwriter-producer
Thu 23 Feb: Academy Awards – A movie-themed special
Thu 1 Mar: Normal show
That’s it for this week. Until next time, it’s good day/night and good health.