This week sees the first of three consecutive ‘special’ editions of Where The Action Is. Today we celebrate the birthdays of two legendary songwriters, both members of successful songwriting partnerships, although they haven’t, to my knowledge, written together: Barry Mann and Carole King. They’re also both from Brooklyn. We’ll still have mostof our regular features such as two rounds of Connect 3, 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, co-written by Barry Mann, and a trip to the Land of 1000 Dances. Double Rubble is taking a couple of weeks off.
Mama Cass – It’s Getting Better (Dunhill 1969)
The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
Dusty Springfield – Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Philips 1964)
The Crystals – He’s Sure The Boy I Love (Philles 1962)
Jan and Dean – Who Put The Bomp (Liberty 1962)
The Animals – Don’t Bring Me Down (MGM 1966)
The Turtles – Glitter and Gold (White Whale 1965) (Connect 3)
Maxine Brown – Oh No, Not My Baby (Wand 1964) (Connect 3)
The Monkees – Shades of Gray (Colgems 1967) (Connect 3)
The Action – Just Once In My Life (Unreleased 1990)
Nino Tempo & April Stevens – The Coldest Night of the Year (Atco 1965)
Carole King – It Started All Over Again (Dimension 1963) (Birthday: 9/2/42 Carole King)
Barry Mann – Looking Through The Eyes of Love (demo) (Unreleased 1965) (Birthday: 9/2/36 Barry Mann)
Fontella Bass – You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling (Chess 1966)
The Tokens – It’s a Happening World (Warner Bros 1967) (Two of a Kind)
The Tokens – He’s in Town (BT Puppy 1964) (Two of a Kind)
Glenda Collins – Find Another Fool (Decca 1961)
Ramona King – Hey Everybody (Warner Bros 1965)
The Chalengers – Kicks (GNP Crescendo 1966) (Half-Time Instrumental)
The Girls – Chico’s Girl (Capitol 1966)
Little Eva – The Loco-motion (Dimension 1962) (Land of 1000 Dances)
Gene McDaniels – Point of No Return (Liberty 1962)
Ria Bartok – Tu La Revois (He’s in Town) (Columbia 1965) (Foreign Language)
Skeeter Davis – Let Me Close to You (RCA 1965)
Dickey Lee – Patches (Smash 1962) (Death Disco)
Marianne Faithfull – Is That What I Get For Loving You Baby? (Decca 1966)
Bertell Dache – Not Just Tomorrow, But Always (mono single) (United Artists 1961)
The Laynes – Wasn’t It You (Two Cat 2011) (Under The Influence)
Peanut – Home of the Brave (Pye 1965) (Connect 3)
The Cookies – Chains (Dimension 1962) (Connect 3)
The Hollies – Honey and Wine (Parlophone 1962) (Connect 3)
Paul Revere & The Raiders – Hungry (Columbia 1966)
Barley-Bree – Sometime in the Morning (Piccadilly 1967)
The Chiffons – He’s a Bad One (Unknown 1970) (Two of a Kind)
The Chiffons – Remember Me Baby (BT Puppy 1969) (Two of a Kind)
The Monkees – Love Is Only Sleeping (Colgems 1967)
Thanks, as always, to everyone who tuned in and to those who also joined in on the Facebook page. Apologies for the slight glitches at the start, both of which were outwith my control. 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 Eve Griffin (Exeter), June Taylor (Southport), Kevin John McGachy (Port Glasgow) and Sheila Godfrey (East Kilbride) 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 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.