This week sees the second of three consecutive ‘special’ editions of Where The Action Is. This week, following our first in October, we have another special show celebrating the songs and music of John Carter. We’ll still have most of our regular features such as two rounds of Connect 3, a Foreign Language track (which country will we visit this week?) and this week’s Two of a Kind. There’s also a Death Disco track and a trip to the Land of 1000 Dances. Double Rubble, Under The Influence and the Half-Time Instrumental are taking a week off.
The Tots – Please Yourself (Philips 1974)
The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
Kentucky Freeway – Take-Off (Penny Farthing 1971)
Ohio Express – Cowboy Convention (Buddah 1970)
Goldie and the Gingerbreads – Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat (Decca 1965)
Shirley Abicair – Am I Losing You? (Piccadilly 1967)
The First Class – Sunday Child (Unreleased 1977) (Connect 3)
Ministry of Sound – Sunday In The Park (Sunny 1966) (Connect 3)
John Carter – Sunday For Tea (Unreleased 1967) (Connect 3)
Manfred Mann – Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James (Fontana 1966)
Brenda Lee – Is It True? (Brunswick 1964)
The Rockin’ Berries – Let’s Try Again (Piccadilly 1965) (Birthday: 16/2/42 Clive Lea)
Fat Man’s Music Festival – Highway of Our Dreams (Specter 1969)
Californians – The Cooks of Cake and Kindness (Fontana 1969)
The Ivy League – Friday (Piccadilly 1966)
John Carter – When I Dance With You (Unreleased 1966)
Nashville Teens – Too Much (London 1964)
Episode Six – Time and Motion Man (Unreleased 66-68)
London Boys – Eyes of Kazan (BASF 1969)
The Ivy League – Dance To The Locomotion (Piccadilly 1965) (Land of 1000 Dances)
Kincade – Get a Proper Job (Global 1980)
Kincade – Jenny Jenny (Penny Farthing 1975) (Foreign Language)
John Carter – She Won’t Show Up Tonight (Unreleased 1965?)
John Carter – Mad (Unreleased 1966?) (Death Disco)
Butterwick – The Thought of Losing You (MAM 1972)
Frogg – Halleuja Roller (Spark 1972)
Running Jumping Standing Still Band – Aye-O (Liberty 1969) (Under The Influence)
South Wheels – Sidewalk Johnny (Epic 1976) (Connect 3)
The Ministry of Sound – Mary, Mary (Sunny 1966) (Connect 3)
The First Class – Bobby Dazzler (UK 1974) (Connect 3)
Tony Jackson and the Vibrations – That’s What I Want (Pye 1965)
The Troggs – Hip Hip Hooray (Page One 1968)
The Flower Pot Men – You Can Never Go Wrong (Deram 1968) (Two of a Kind)
The Flower Pot Men – Say Goodbye to Yesterday (Unreleased 1970) (Two of a Kind)
Thanks, as always, to everyone who tuned in and to those who also joined in on the Facebook page. A very special mention to Maggie, who proposed via my show to John, who, in turn, accepted when he phoned the show. 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 Joe Haining (Milan), Luigi Theodossiou (Milan), Carol-Anne Welch (Glasgow) and Virginia Mills (Indianapolis) 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 23 Feb: Academy Awards – A movie-themed special
Thu 1 Mar: Normal show
Thu 8 Mar: Normal show
That’s it for this week. Until next time, it’s good day/night and good health.