Welcome to another edition of Where The Action Is. This week we look back to 2011 by celebrating the music of those who passed away last year. this show was originally scheduled for 8 December 2011 but Hurrican Bawbag put paid to that! It’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 our 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, although there’s no Foreign Language or Birthday track this week. We’ll have Under the Influence, Two of a Kind and not one, but wo Death Disco tracks. Double Rubble takes a week off but we will visit the Land of 1000 Dances.
? and the Mysterians – 96 Tears (Cameo-Parkway 1966)
The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
Kathy Kirby – Dance On (Decca 1963)
Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Flying Dutchman 1971)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Zig Zag Wanderer (Buddah 1967)
Dobie Gray – No Time To Cry (Charger 1966)
Madeline Bell – I Can’t Wait Until I See My Baby’s Face (Philips 1965) (Connect 3)
Marmalade – Stay With Me Baby (Unreleased 1969) (Connect 3)
The Rolling Stones – Time Is On My Side (London 1964) (Connect 3)
The Marvelettes – Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers (Motown 1964)
The Electric Prunes – I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) (Reprise 1966)
The Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine (Buddah 1967)
Benny Spellman – Fortune Teller (Minit 1965)
The Attack – Fel Like Flying (Making It) (Unreleased 1968)
The Outsiders – Time Won’t Let Me (Capitol 1966)
The Poets – Baby Don’t You Do It (Immediate 1966)
Jackie Leven – Another Man’s Rain (Cooking Vinyl)
John Barry and his Orchestra – Fancy Dance (stereo mix) (Ember 1963) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps – Rollin’ Danny (Capitol 1958)
The Miracles – Mickey’s Monkey (Tamla 1963) (Land of 1000 Dances)
Walker Brothers – I Can’t Let That Happen To You (Philips 1967)
The Love Affair – A Day Without Love (CBS 1968)
The Grass Roots – Where Were You When I Need You (Dunhill 1966)
Johnny Preston – Running Bear (Mercury 1959) (Death Disco)
The Cheers – Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots (Capitol 1955) (Death Disco)
Amy Winehouse – Love is a Losing Game (Universal 2006) (Under The Influence)
Simon Dupree & The Big Sound – Kites (Parlophone 1967) (Connect 3)
Verdelle Smith – Tar and Cement (Capitol 1966) (Connect 3)
Shelley Fabares – Johnny Angel (Pye International 1962) (Connect 3)
Jet Harris & Tony Meehan – Scarlett O’Hara (Decca 1963)
Strawberry Alarm Clock – Incense and Peppermint (Uni 1967)
Fontella Bass – I’m a Woman (Chess 1965) (Two of a Kind)
The Mamas and the Papas – Spanish Harlem (Dunhill 1966) (Two of a Kind)
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 Gary Durkin (Edinburgh), Eve Griffin (Exeter), Joe Haining (Milan), Catriona Vernal (Edinburgh), 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 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 2 Mar: Normal show
That’s it for this week. Until next time, it’s good day/night and good health.