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Here is the playlist for this week’s edition of Where The Action Is on K107FM.

We have another mix of mod, soul, beat groups, popsike, sunshine pop, freakbeat, ye-ye and a weird and wonderful concoction from the late 50s through to the early 70s. We had three games of Connect 3 (did you get the link between the three tracks?), two Birthday tracks (for stars born on the day of broadcast), a Foreign Language track (from Germany this week) and Two of a Kind from the kinks. We enjoyed a last kiss at the Death Disco and performed some magic with this week’s Double Rubble feature. We did the pop-eye in the Land of 1000 Dances and featured a track from the new album from Withered Hand in our Under The Influence spot. We had two more Wordless Wonders, we inducted an Edinburgh glam rock group into our Jocknroll Hall of Fame and once agian we picked out a couple of gems from John Carter’s extensive back catalogue in our Get Carter feature.

Ministry of Sound - White Collar Worker
1. Julie Grant – Lonely Sixteen (Pye 1962)
2. The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
3. The Action – Something Has Hit Me (Parlophone 1967)
4. The Grateful Dead – The Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion (Warner Bros 1967)
5. The Fire – Father’s Name is Dad (Decca 1968)
6. Bobby Fuller Four – Love’s Made a Fool of You (Mustang 1966)
7. David McWilliams – Three O’Clock Flamingo Street (Major Minor 1967) (Connect 3)
8. The Vogues – Five O’Clock World (Co and Ce 1965) (Connect 3)
9. The Feminine Complex – Six O’Clock in the Morning (Athena 1968) (Connect 3)
10. The Shirelles – Baby It’s You (Scepter 1961)
11. Jacki Bond – Don’t You Worry (‘Bout Me) (Strike 1966)
12. Bobby Curola – Hitchhiker (Tartan 1961) (Birthday: Bobby Curtola 17/4/43)
13. Billy Fury – Do You Really Love Me Too? (Fool’s Errand) (Decca 1963) (Birthday: Billy Fury 17/4/41)
14. The Kirkbys – It’s a Crime (RCA 1966)
15. Chris Farlowe – Yesterday’s Papers (Immediate 1967)
16. Open Mind – Magic Potion (Philips 1969) (Double Rubble)
17. Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours – Magic Rocking Horse (Decca 1966) (Double Rubble)
18. Bobby Kingdom and His Blue Beats – Baby What You Done Me Is Wrong ( Blue Beat 1960)
19. Tony Newman – Let The Good Times Roll (Decca 1968) (Wordless Wonder 1)
20. Kris Ife – Hush (MGM 1967)
21. Huey Smith and His Clowns – Pop Eye (Ace 1962) (Land of 1000 Dances)
22. Sky – The Weather Forecast (United Artists 1968)
23. Pat Simon – Small Town (Vogue Schallplatten1967) (Foreign Language)
24. Donna Loren – Beach Blanket Bingo (Capitol 1965)
25. J Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers – Last Kiss (Tamara/Josie 1964) (Death Disco)
26. Bobby “Blue” Bland – I’ll Take Care of You (Duke 1959)
27. Watson T Browne and the Explosive – Cryin’ All Night (President 1969)
28. Withered Hand – Black Tambourine (Fortuna Pop 2014) (Under The Influence)
29. The Moody Blue – Ride My See-Saw (Deram 1968) (Connect 3)
30. The Merry-Go-Round – Time Will Show The Wiser (A&M 1967)  (Connect 3)
31. Herman’s Hermits – The Door Swings Both Ways (Columbia 1966) (Connect 3)
32. Marmalade – Radancer (Decca 1972)
33. The Kinks – God’s Children (Pye 1971) (Two of a Kind)
34. The Kinks – I’m Not Like Everybody Else (Pye 1966) (Two of a Kind)
35. Samantha Jones – Go Ahead (Ford 1968)
36. Moby Grape – Omaha (Columbia 1967)
36. Freddie King – Hide Away (Federal 1967) (Wordless Wonder 2)
38. Bernadette Castro – A Girl in Love Forgives (Colpix 1964)
39. Iron Virgin – Rebels Rule (Deram 1974) (Jocknroll Hall of Fame)
40. Iron Virgin – Teenage Love Affair (Unreleased 1974) (Jocknroll Hall of Fame)
41. The Mamas and the Papas – Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) (Dunhill 1967)
42. The Orlons – Surfin’ (Parkway 1963)
43. Ministry of Sound – White Collar Worker (Decca 1966) (Get Carter)
44. The First Class – Coney Island (Unreleased 1977) (Get Carter)
45. Twinkle – Micky (Instant 1969)
46. The Iveys – How Does It Feel (Demo) (Unreleased 1968)
47. The Express – Wastin’ My Time (Unreleased) (Connect 3)
48. Love – The Daily Planet (Elektra 1967) (Connect 3)
49. The Misunderstood – Children of the Sun (Fontana 1969) (Connect 3)
50. The Superiors – I’d Rather Die (Sue 1969)
51. Peanut – Come Tomorrow (Columbia 1967)
52. Dusty Springfield – Sweet Ride (20th Century Fox 1968)

Thanks to everyone for tuning in again to me live on K107FM. For those who were unable to tune in live here’s the link to the show, which I’ve put up on Mixcloud.

I thank you, as always, for your support and your comments on the show’s Facebook page are very much appreciated. Don’t forget, if there’s anything you’d like to hear then by all means get in touch via jocknroll [at] gmail [dot] com or studio [at] k107 [do] co [dot] uk (use the header “Where The Action Is”). Tonight’s show featured requests/selections for Simon Goddard, Lawrence McCluskey, Ally Gourlay, Phil Jordan, Lynn Elliot, David Paul, Philip Stout, Linda Grierson, Martyn Rollo, Eve Griffin,  Sheila Godfrey, Roy Moller, Brian Barry, Stuart Cant, Ian Addey and Kevin Birchall amongst others.
The points in our Connect 3 competition were shared out evenly tonight between John Murray and Lawrence McCluskey with no-one guessing the first one and the overall standings are currently as follows:
1st Lawrence McCluskey 6.5 points
2nd John Murray 2 points
3rd= Martyn Rollo 1 point
3rd= Ally Gourlay 1 point
5th Sheila Godfrey 0.5 point
You can tune in LIVE every Thursday between 8pm and 11pm (UK time) on K107FM via http://www.k107.co.uk. 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 1200 (PST), 1300 (MST), 1400 (CST) and 1500 (EST). The show starts at 0900 in New Zealand.Requests are always 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, see you again next week.

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One of the highlights of Record Store Day for me is the release of Simon Goddard’s latest musical tome. Following on from two books on the The Smiths – Songs That Saved Your Life – The Art of The Smiths 1982-1987 and Mozipedia: The Encyclopaedia of Morrissey and The Smiths – and the excellent Ziggyology comes a long overdue look at the influential, if somewhat short-lived, life of Postcard Records. Simply Thrilled: The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records (Ebury Press) will be launched in Glasgow on Friday at an invite-only book launch before it’s official release on Saturday 19 April 2014 as part of Record Store Day.

You can catch a Q&A between Simon and Ian Rankin at noon on Saturday at The Antiquary – just along from VoxBox Music – on St Stephen Street in Edinburgh and on Sunday at Hyndland Books (143 Hyndland Road, Glasgow  G12 9JA)  from 2pm when journalist and writer Sylvia Patterson will be on hosting duties.

A free Postcard map picture will be available at a number Scottish outlets (only) including Monorail, Trongate 103, Waterstone’s (both branches) and HMV in Glasgow. In the capital you should be able to pick it up at VoxBox Music and HMV (Princes Street).

LINK: Simon’s interview with Phill Jupitus on Radio Scotland’s Culture Studio (Tuesday 15 April 2014) – it’s the last 25 minutes.

LINK: Glasgow Herald interview (Sunday 13 April 2014)

LINK: Simon Goddard’s Tumblr

Postcard book

 

Here is the playlist for this week’s edition of Where The Action Is on K107FM.

After two special editions – Mother’s Day and Joe Meek – it’s back to the bread and butter of a heady mix of mod, soul, beat groups, popsike, sunshine pop, ye-ye and a veritable cornucopia of classic cuts from the late 50s through to the early 70s. We had three games of Connect 3 (did you get the link between the three tracks?), two Birthday tracks (for stars born on the day of broadcast), a Foreign Language track (from Mexico via Spain this week) and Two of a Kind from Julie Grant. We head off to The Prom for our Death Disco choice and we go all silvery in this week’s Double Rubble feature. We shagged in the Land of 1000 Dances and had the brand new single from Lenzie Moss in our Under The Influence spot. We had two more Wordless Wonders, we inducted an Edinburgh r’n’b group into our new Jocknroll Hall of Fame and we dipped once more into John Carter’s extensive back catalogue in our Get Carter feature.

Verdelle Smith - Tar and Cement1. The Real McCoy – Round The Gum Tree (Target 1969)
2. The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
3. The Kane Triplets – Mission Impossible (Theme) (United Artists 1968)
4. Stacey Cane – Funny Face (Jubilee 1965)
5. Roger Earl Okin – Yellow Petals (Parlophone 1967)
6. Peter Fenton – Small Town (Fontana 1966)
7. Richard Berry and the Pharoahs – Have Love Will Travel (Flip 1960) (Connect 3)
8. Chris Farlowe – Air Travel (Decca 1962) (Connect 3)
9. Brian Connell – Mr Travel Company (Philips 1968) (Connect 3)
10. Verdelle Smith – Tar and Cement (Capitol 1966)
11. Jackie Lee – The Town I Live In (Columbia 1966)
12. Funkadelic – Funky Dollar Bill (Westbound 1971) (Birthday: Eddie Hazel 10/4/50)
13. Ricky Valance – Don’t Play Number 9 (Columbia 1962) (Birthday: Ricky Valance 10/4/39)
14. John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers – Crawling Up a Hill (Decca 1964)
15. Susan Barnett – Chico’s Girl (Philips 1963)
16. Nicky James – Silver Butterfly (Philips 1968) (Double Rubble)
17. The Beatstalkers – Silver Treetop School for Boys (CBS 1967) (Double Rubble)
18. Nevada Sound – Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’ (Unknown 1969)
19. Johnny Dankworth – African Waltz (Columbia 1961) (Wordless Wonder 1)
20. The In Crowd – Finger Poppin’ (Unreleased 1965)
21. Billy Graves – The Shag (Is Really Cool) (Monument 1959) (Land of 1000 Dances)
22. Tim Andrews – (Something About) Suburbia (Parlophone 1968)
23. Pili Y Mili – Un Chico Moderno (Capitol 1968) (Foreign Language)
24. The Outsiders – Time Won’t Let Me (Capitol 1966)
25. Del Shannon – The Prom (Big Top 1961) (Death Disco)
26. Pete Tierney and the Nighthawks – That’s Too Bad (Fontana 1965)
27. The Crystals – He’s a Rebel (Philles 1962)
28. Lenzie Moss – Let’s Take The Day Off (Newtown 2014) (Under The Influence)
29. Mark Wirtz – He’s Our Dear Old Weatherman (Parlophone 1968) (Connect 3)
30. The Ivy League – When You’re Young (Piccadilly 1968)  (Connect 3)
31. Keith West – Excerpt from a Teenage Opera (Parlophone 1967) (Connect 3)
32. Marmalade – Radancer (Decca 1972)
33. Julie Grant – Don’t Ever Let Me Down (Pye 1963) (Two of a Kind)
34. Julie Grant – Somebody Tell Him (Pye 1962) (Two of a Kind)
35. Diane Renay – The Company You Keep (New Voice 1965)
36. The Knickerbockers – Lies (Are Breaking My Heart) (Challenge 1965)
37. David Ede and the Rabin Rock Group – Easy Go (Pye 1960) (Wordless Wonder 2)
38. The 23rd Turnoff – Michael Angelo (Deram 1967)
39. The Boston Dexters – I’ve Got Something To Tell You Baby (Columbia 1965) (Jocknroll Hall of Fame)
40. The Boston Dexters – Nothing’s Gonna Change Me (Contemporary 1964) (Jocknroll Hall of Fame)
41. Billie Davis – Billie Sunshine (Decca 1970)
42. The Riot Squad – Nevertheless (I Love You) (Pye 1965)
43. Sagittarius – My World Fell Down (Columbia 1967) (Get Carter)
44. Airchords – Piccolo Man (Pye 1968) (Get Carter)
45. Gary Benson – Help Me Catch The Morning Breeze (Columbia 1968)
46. David Bowie – I’m Not Losing Sleep (Pye 1966)
47. Chuck Jackson – I Keep Forgettin’ (Wand 1962)
48. The Paper Dolls – Something Hear In My Heart (Keep A-Tellin’ Me No) (Pye 1968) (Connect 3)
49. Pattie Lane – Paper Dreams (Polydor 1968) (Connect 3)
50. The Murmaids – Paper Sun (Liberty 1968) (Connect 3)
51. The Carnaby – Jump and Dance (Piccadilly 1965)
52. Karmello Brooks – Tell Me Baby (Unknown) (Soul O’Clock)
53. The Continetnal Showstoppers – Never Set Me Free (Seventy 7 1972) (Soul O’Clock)

Thanks to everyone for tuning in again to me live on K107FM. Usually the show would be available on Mixcloud but the same technical issue as last week means that there won’t be a “Listen Again” facility again this week. Hopefully normal service will be resumed next week. It’s as frustrating for me as it is for those of you who can’t listen live due to other commitments or because you’re far away round the globe and sensibly tucked up in bed.

I thank you, as always, for your support and your comments on the show’s Facebook page are very much appreciated. Don’t forget, if there’s anything you’d like to hear then by all means get in touch via jocknroll [at] gmail [dot] com or studio [at] k107 [do] co [dot] uk (use the header “Where The Action Is”). Tonight’s show featured requests/selections for David Paul, Jim selfridge (listening in from his holiday in Kos!), Eve Griffin, Kieran Stephan, Keith Poole, Lawrence McCluskey, Scott Basham, Martyn Rollo, Kevin Birchall, Scott Hastie, Even Davies, Ginny Mills, Phil Jordan, Sheila Godfrey, Simon Goddard and Sue McGookin amongst others.
The points in our Connect 3 competition were shared out evenly tonight between John Murray, Martyn Rollo and Lawrence McCluskey and the overall standings are currently as follows:
Lawrence McCluskey 5.5 points
John Murray 1
Martyn Rollo 1
Ally Gourlay 1
Sheila Godfrey 0.5
You can tune in LIVE every Thursday between 8pm and 11pm (UK time) on K107FM via http://www.k107.co.uk. 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 1200 (PST), 1300 (MST), 1400 (CST) and 1500 (EST). The show starts at 0900 in New Zealand.Requests are always 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, see you again next week.

Here is the playlist for this week’s Joe Meek special edition of Where The Action Is on K107FM.

We had three games of Connect 3 (did you get the link between the three Joe Meek-related tracks?), two Birthday tracks (for stars born on the day of broadcast), two Foreign Language tracks from Joe Meek stars and Two of a Kind from Gunilla Thorn and Glenda Collins. We heard My Friend Bobby in our Death Disco spot, we did the Can Can in the Land of 1000 Dances and Man or Astroman were our guests in our Under The Influence spot. We had two more Wordless Wonders, we inducted The Buzz into our new Jocknroll Hall of Fame and we found a couple of Joe Meek-related tracks in the back catalogue of John Carter for our Get Carter feature. No Double Rubble or Soul O’Clock features this week.

David John & The Mood - Digging for Gold
1. The Tornados – Telstar (Decca 1962)
2. The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
3. Mike Berry and the Outlaws – Tribute to Buddy Holly (HMV 1961)
4. Iain Gregory – Can’t You Hear The Beat of a Heart (Pye 1961)
5. Heinz – Just Like Eddie (Decca 1963)
6. Charles Kingsley Creation – Summer Without Sun (Columbia 1965)
7. The Dowlands – Lucky Johnny (Oriole 1963) (Connect 3)
8. Andy Cavell – Andy (Pye 1963) (Connect 3)
9. Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages – Jack The Ripper (Decca 1963) (Connect 3)
10. Geoff Goddard – Girl Bride (HMV 1961)
11. Sharades – Dumb Head (Decca 1964)
12. John Leyton – Tell Laura I Love Her (Top Rank 1960) (Birthday: Jeff Barry 3/4/39)
13. The Caravelles – New York (Polydor 1967) (Birthday: Lois Wilkinson/Lane 3/4/44)
14. Jenny Moss – Hobbies (Columbia 1963)
15. The Impac – Too Far Out (CBS 1966)
16. Gunilla Thorn – Merry-Go-Round (HMV 1963) (Two of a Kind)
17. Gunilla Thorn – Go On Then (HMV 1963) (Two of a Kind)
18. The Cryan Shames – Please Stay (Decca 1966)
19. The Tornados – Globetrotter (Decca 1963) (Wordless Wonder 1)
20. Gerry Temple – Since You Went Away (HMV 1963)
21. Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers – Can Can ’62 (Decca 1962) (Land of 1000 Dances)
22. The Puppets – Shake With Me (Pye 1964)
23. John Leyton – John, C’est L’Amour (Unknown 1961) (Foreign Language)
24. The Honeycombs – Hab’ Ich das Richt (Vogue 1964) (Foreign Language)
25. Pamela Blue – My Friend Bobby (Decca 1963) (Death Disco)
26. George Chakiris – The Heart of a Teenage Girl (Triumph 1960)
27. Diane Dee – Cry My Heart (Unreleased ?)
28. Man or Astroman – Taxidermist Surf (Estrus 1993) (Under The Influence)
29. Colorados – Lips Were Redder On You (Unreleased ?) (Connect 3)
30. Blue Rondos – Little Baby (Pye 1964)  (Connect 3)
31. The Fabulous Flee-rakkers – Green Jeans (Triumph 1960) (Connect 3)
32. Kim Roberts – Love Can Wait (Unreleased ?)
33. Glenda Collins – I Lost My Heart at the Fairground (HMV 1963) (Two of a Kind)
34. Glenda Collins – If You Gotta Pick a Baby (HMV 1963) (Two of a Kind)
35. Neil Christian – The Big Beat Drum (Columbia 1962)
36. Valerie Masters – He Didn’t Fool Me (Columbia 1964)
37. David John and the Mood – Diggin’ For Gold (Parlophone 1965)
38. The Packabeats – Theme from The Traitors (Pye 1962) (Wordless Wonder 2)
39. Geoff Goddard – Sky Men (HMV 1963)
40. The Buzz – You’re Holding Me Down (Columbia 1966) (Jocknroll Hall of Fame)
41. The Buzz – I Got Buzz (Columbia 1966) (Jocknroll Hall of Fame)
42. The Riot Squad – I Take It We’re Through (Pye 1966)
43. The Checkmates – You’ve Got To Have a Gimmick Today (Decca 1963)
44. The Hotrods – I Don’t Love Her No More (Columbia 1965) (Get Carter)
45. Carter-Lewis and the Southerners – Two-Timing Baby (Ember 1961) (Get Carter)
46. Gene Vincent – Temptation Baby (Unreleased ?)
47. Kenny Hollywood – Magic Star (Decca 1962)
48. Johnny Duncan and the Bluegrass Boys – Last Train to San Fernando (Columbia 1957) (Connect 3)
49. Gary Miller – The Yellow Rose of Texas (Pye 1955) (Connect 3)
50. Houston Wells and the Marksmen – North Wind (Parlophone 1962) (Connect 3)
51. Ricky Wayne – Muscles (Unreleased ?)
52. The Honeycombs – That’s The Way (Pye 1965)
53. Carter-Lewis and the Southerners – Tell Me (Ember 1962)
54. Billie Dean – Live It Up (Unreleased 1963)
55. John Leyton – The Great Escape (HMV 1963)
56. The Tornados – Robot (Decca 1963)
57. Joe Meek’s Meeksville Answering Machine Message

Thanks to everyone for tuning in to the Joe Meek special live on K107FM. Unfortunately due to more technical issues outwith my control I am unable to bring you a “listen again” copy of the show. Fingers crossed for next week.

I’ve now turned the Connect 3 spots into a proper competition. If you’re first through with the correct answer (via the Facebook page or email) you get 1 point. Whoever is leading by the end of the year will win a prize, which will be, at the very least, a CD of their choice but I may add other bits and pieces. I am the sole judge and my decision is final. Here are the current scores after this week’s show:
Lawrence McCluskey 4.5 points,
Ally Gourlay 1 point.
Sheila Godfrey 0.5 points.

I thank you, as always, for your support and your comments on the show’s Facebook page are very much appreciated. Don’t forget, if there’s anything you’d like to hear then by all means get in touch via jocknroll [at] gmail [dot] com or studio [at] k107 [dot] co [dot] uk (use the header “Where The Action Is”). Tonight’s show featured requests/selections for John Cavanagh, Lauree McArdle, Lynn Elliott, Lawrence McCluskey, Stuart Cant, Alan Godsell, David Paul, Duglas T Stewart, Ally Gourlay, Scott Basham, Sue McGookin, Kevin Birchall, Phil Jordan, Sheila Godfrey, John and Faith Husband, Eve Griffin and Mrs Cat.

You can tune in LIVE every Thursday between 8pm and 11pm (UK time) on K107FM via http://www.k107.co.uk. 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 1200 (PST), 1300 (MST), 1400 (CST) and 1500 (EST). The show starts at 0900 in New Zealand. Requests are always 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, see you again next week when we get back to our normal shows.

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The Birthday Suit, featuring Idlewild’s Rod Jones, return to Fife – Dunfermline to be precise – on Friday 18 April 2014 for at the Voice of Scotland weekend festival at PJ Molloys to promote All of This Everything, the second single from their third album A Hollow Whole of Riches.

Then they off in a southerly direction for some more shows:

Monday 21 April – Gullivers, Manchester
Tuesday 22 April – The Black Heart, London
Wednesday 23 April – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
Thursday 24 April – The Railway, Winchester
Friday 23 May – Dirty Weekender Festival, Kilmarnock

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Scotland’s best-kept secret Roy Møller makes a long overdue return to the musical arena with a brand new single and album.

One Domino is Roy’s fourth solo album will be available on CD and download from 26 May on Stereogram and will proceeded by the download single Street Oblique on 5 May.

This great album dips a toe in many musical seas and washes up a heady mix of angular pop, electro vibes, baroque folk, country twang and ready wit aplenty to come up with a wonderful collection which doffs its cap to Edinburgh, Berlin and the world beyond. A mighty fine album by any standards.

 

Let's Take the Day Off cover art

Lenzie Moss‘s wonderful new single “Let’s Take The Day Off” is out today. The sound of summer has arrived early in the shape of the latest sunshine single from the later ego of Finlay MacDonald.
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Scottish cult-pop raconteur Aidan Moffat and award-winning film-maker Paul Fegan embark on their tour of Scotland later this month, on a road trip whose footage will provide the cornerstone of a feature documentary. Entitled Where You’re Meant To Be, the project is an exploration and celebration of Scotland’s musical and storytelling traditions. It will see the acclaimed Glasgow-based artists traverse the length and breadth of the country, encountering locals, gathering tales and collaborating along their way.

Where You’re Meant To Be is part of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme, and the ensuing film is set to premiere after the close of the Games, in late August.

Their spring tour (details below) will see Moffat debut a new body of work (some original songs; some traditional re-workings) as inspired by our oral tradition – from folk sagas to drinking songs; from bawdy ballads to bruised laments – and as defined by contemporary Scotland. Moffat will perform these stories and songs at free concerts (replete with free drams) in villages, cities and towns, backed by an all-star band comprising The Twilight Sad’s James Graham (vocals), Bdy_Prts’ Jenny Reeve (violin, vocals) and Stevie Jones (double-bass, guitar).

A song from the project, ‘Jock McGraw’, is available to hear below. It features the above musical cast, and sees Moffat update a traditional Scottish ballad of a wounded soldier.

https://soundcloud.com/aidan-john-moffat/jock-mcgraw

The upcoming live shows, which are all sold out, will be loosely based around traditional ceilidh gatherings, with poems recited, tales recounted, songs sung and carousal had. Along with local musicians and storytellers, the tour welcomes the likes of championship bothy balladeers Geordie Murison and Joe Aitken, folk-punk dissident Wounded Knee, and national folk treasure Sheila Stewart, who has been enticed out of retirement to duet with Moffat.

Exploring themes of community, travel, culture and sense of place, Where You’re Meant To Be promises an entertaining, life-affirming, intimate and irreverent tribute to Scotland, its stories, its songs and its people – and it offers a modern, vital take on an oral tradition that has endured for centuries, and which continues to influence our national identity. Moffat and Fegan’s folkloric pop voyage also pays homage to some of the country’s most resonant spaces – from Glasgow Barrowland to Faslane Peace Camp; from Edinburgh catacombs to Loch Ness.

Aidan Moffat is one of Scotland’s most distinctive musical and literary voices. A compelling performer, lyricist and storyteller, the former Arab Strap singer won 2012′s Scottish Album of the Year Award for his collaboration with Bill Wells, Everything’s Getting Older.

Paul Fegan’s debut short documentary, Pouters (2012), won countless awards including Best Documentary (Jury Award) at London Short Film Festival, Best Film (Audience Award) at Hamburg International Short Film Festival and Best Scottish Short Film (Jury Award) at the Glasgow Short Film Festival. He also directed Moffat and Wells’ promo video for The Copper Top.

2014 Tour Dates (NB: all are sold out)

19 April Port of Ness (Lewis) Ness Social Club 9pm
23 April Faslane Peace Camp 7pm
25 April Aberdeen Blue Lamp 8pm
26 April Cullerlie Farm Park 7.30pm
27 April Edinburgh Caves 7.30pm
9 May Drumnadrochit Village Hall 7.30pm
10 May Lerags Kilbride Church Yard 7.30pm
17 May Glasgow Barrowland 7pm

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Doune The Rabbit Hole

August 22-24 2014

The Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire, FK8 3JY

http://dounetherabbithole.co.uk/

The Peatbog Faeries are set to headline Friday night at Doune the Rabbit Hole festival which is back in Stirlingshire for 2014! Held at the beautiful Cardross Estate near Doune it returns for the 5th year running on August 22-24th.

Doune the Rabbit Hole is a small-scale music and art festival that aims to offer a friendlier alternative to larger events by creating a fantastically unique atmosphere and offering visitors the chance to take part in a variety of activities and workshops that will appeal to the whole family.

This year the festival is excited to welcome the Scottish folk-electro players; Peatbog Faeries; Japanese Psych-Rockers Acid Mother’s Temple and American DIY hero Jeffrey Lewis, as well as the massively popular Balkanarama Klub who will present several hours of arts and crafts workshops followed by the kind of party that only the Balkans can produce!

With RockNess, The Insider and The Big Tent Festivals all being cancelled; Doune The Rabbit Hole offers a chance to relax, have fun and discover some amazing new music whilst basking in the glorious Stirlingshire countryside for a whole weekend.

Many of the artists will be hosting workshops or master-classes at the event with the focus of the festival angled towards getting people involved. From weird and wonderful instruments including Synths, Theremins and The Musical Saw, through to more traditional Fiddle, Keyboard and Drums; there will be a chance for everyone to pick up a new skill. It’s not all music: pottery, knitting, crocheting and a variety of other workshops will be on offer. Not to mention the Spoken Word tent which will host poetry, stand-up and storytelling and the Cinema which will show a range of films from family friendly flicks through to life-changing documentaries and even a late-night horror session.

The festival organisers say there are still more acts to be announced so keep your ears to the ground for the next few weeks!

Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival takes place at Cardross Estate near Port of Menteith not too far from its original home in Doune on the weekend of August 22-24 2014. Tickets are £90 for full weekend adult camping but significant early-bird discounts are available until June 1st! Under 12s go free.

Tickets from dounetherabbithole.co.uk

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Camera Obscura are heading back onto the roads of the UK and USA in May and June ths year.

They’re also releasing an exclusive session EP, recorded in Glasgow, on 4AD in time for Record Store Day.

May

25th – The Empire, Belfast
26th – Vicar Street, Dublin
28th – Leadmill, Sheffield
29th – The Forum, London
30th – The Library, Birmingham
31st – ABC, Glasgow

July

15th – Le Poisson Rouge, New York NY*
16th – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY*
18th – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
19th – World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA*
20th – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA*
22nd – The Opera House, Toronto ON*
23rd – Mr Smalls Theatre, Millvale PA*
24th – The Loving Touch, Ferndale MI*
25th – TBA, Chicago IL*
26th – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN*

*Laura Cantrell opens all North American dates

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A Band Called Quinn - Forget About It

A Band Called Quinn release a new single, Forget About it, on Tremelo Records to celebrate their forthcoming tour of Biding Time (remix), details of which can be found at http://www.bidingtimeremix.com

The tour is as follows:
7th May – CCA (Glasgow) 
Buy tickets here.
8th May – CCA (Glasgow)  Buy tickets here.

9th May – Eden Court (Inverness) Buy tickets here.
12th May – The Beacon (Greenock) Buy tickets here.
14th May – Arcola Tent (London)
 Buy tickets here.
15th May – The Warren (Brighton Fringe)

Buy tickets here.
17th May – Woodend Barn (Banchory) Buy tickets here.
22nd May – Adam Smith (Kirkcaldy)
 Buy tickets here.
24th May – Summerhall (Edinburgh)
Buy tickets here.

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Benthic Lines cover art

Dan Lyth (and the Euphrates) returns after a long absence.

“For the last few years my band and I have been lugging instruments from place to place across four continents, recording an album entirely outdoors.

I’m delighted to announce that this album, entitled ‘Benthic Lines’ will be released by Armellodie Records on the 12th of May.

It’s available to pre-order right now and those who do so will receive a copy of the album before the official release date and will also get an immediate download of the song, ‘Earth Broke Its Vow’ to whet their appetite.

We decided to make a book rather than a regular CD and if you fancy reading more about that head over to danlyth.com. There’s also this lovely album trailer that my friend Fraser put together.”

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Homeward Cover Art

Dropkick return with Homeward, their umpteenth album of wonderful alt. country powerpop.

The songs were recorded in late 2013 and featured a line up of Alastair Taylor, Andrew Taylor, Scott Tobin, Ian grier and Mike Foy, with a guest appearance on pedal steel by Attic Light’s Tim Davidson.

To promote the band are playing a number of gigs around Scotland in April.
Fri 11th – 8.30pm – Twa Tams, Perth – www.twatamsmusic.co.uk
Thu 17th – 8.00pm – Clarks, Dundee - www.clarksonlindsaystreet.com
Fri 18th – 7.00pm- Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh - www.sneakypetes.co.uk
Sat 19th – 1pm – The Tea Posy, Dingwall - www.thegreenhousedingwall.co.uk
Sat 19th – 9.30pm – Mad Hatters at Hootananny, Inverness - www.hootanannyinverness.co.uk

Here is the playlist for this week’s special Mother’s Day edition of Where The Action Is on K107FM.

As usual we brought you a mix of mod, soul, beat groups, popsike, sunshine pop, ye-ye and a veritable cornucopia of classic cuts from the late 50s through to the early 70s, but mainly focussing on the 1960s and all with a maternal twist. We had three games of Connect 3 (did you get the link between the three tracks?), two Birthday tracks (for stars born on the day of broadcast), a Foreign Language track from France and Two of a Kind from Gene Vincent. We heard from a girl who cried wolf one last time in our Death Disco spot and we celebrated mothers in our Double Rubble feature. We did the Twist in the Land of 1000 Dances and the BMX Bandits featured in our Under The Influence spot. We had two more Wordless Wonders, we inducted Marmalade into our new Jocknroll Hall of Fame, we delved deep into John Carter’s huge back catalogue in our Get Carter feature and had a bit Northern and Southern soul in our Soul O’Clock feature.

The Caravelles - Hey Mama You've Been On Your Mind1. Etta James – Tell Mama (Cadet 1967)
2. The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
3. The Moon – Mothers and Fathers (Imperial 1968)
4. The Byrds – Lady Friend (Columbia 1967)
5. The Caravelles – Hey Mama You’ve Been On My Mind (Polydor 1967)
6. Flip with the Dateliners – Mama Didn’t Lie (Unreleased 1964)
7. Dee King – Sally Go Round The Roses (Piccadilly 1966) (Connect 3)
8. The Poppy Family – Free To The City (London (Canada) 1968) (Connect 3)
9. Emitt Rhodes – Fresh as a Daisy (Dunhill 1970) (Connect 3)
10. The Raspberries – Rock and Roll Mama (Capitol 1972)
11. G L Crockett – Look Out Mabel (Chief 1958)
12. Unit 4+2 – I Will (Fontana 1969) (Birthday: Rod Garwood 27/3/44)
13. Gloria Hunniford – Are You Ready For Love? (Tangerine 1969) (Birthday: Alan Hawkshaw 27/3/37)
14. Rodney Bewes – Dear Mother Loves Albert (Revolution Pop 1970)
15. American Spring – Mama Said (United Artists 1972)
16. Gene Latter – Mother’s Little Helper (Decca 1966) (Double Rubble)
17. Group 1850 – Mother No Head (Philips 1967) (Double Rubble)
18. Leonard Whiting – That’s What Mama Say (Pye 1965)
19. The Ravens Rock Group – Career Girl (Pye International 1961) (Wordless Wonder 1)
20. The Kinks – Mindless Child of Motherhood (Pye 1969)
21. Susan Maughan – Mama Do The Twist (Philips 1962) (Land of 1000 Dances)
22. Eartha Kitt – Wear Your Love Like Heaven (Spark 1970)
23. Christie Laume – L’adorable Femmes de Neige (Odeon 1967) (Foreign Language)
24. Barbara Carr – My Mama Told Me (Chess 1966)
25. Martin Sisters – Mother Mother (I Feel Sick) (Barry 1966) (Death Disco)
26. Kelli and the Kittens – What Mama Don’t Know (Sound Stage 7 1964)
27. The Id – Boil The Kettle, Mother (RCA Victor 1967)
28. BMX Bandits – Let Mother Nature Be Your Guide (Click 1989) (Under The Influence)
29. Mama Cass – It’s Getting Better (Dunhill 1969) (Connect 3)
30. John Philips – Mississippi (Dunhill 1970)  (Connect 3)
31. Denny Doherty – What’cha Gonna Do? (Dunhill 1971) (Connect 3)
32. Evie Sands – Run Home To Your Mama (Blue Cat 1965)
33. Gene Vincent and the Beat Boys – Pistol Packin’ Mama (Capitol 1960) (Two of a Kind)
34. Gene Vincent and the Bluecaps – Say Mama (Capitol 1959) (Two of a Kind)
35. The Scorpions – Gone Mama (CNR 1965)
36. Terry and Jerry – Mama Julie (Class 1958)
37. Billy Fury – Lady (Parlophone 1968)
38. The Checkmates – Interpol (Unreleased 1963) (Wordless Wonder 2)
39. The Mamas and the Papas – Creeque Alley (Dunhill 1967)
40. Marmalade – Wait For Me Marianne (CBS 1968) (Jocknroll Hall of Fame)
41. Marmalade – Mama (Decca 1971) (Jocknroll Hall of Fame)
42. Fanny – Lady’s Choice (Reprise 1970)
43. Barbara Ruskin – At Times Like These (Piccadilly 1966)
44. Red Line Explosion – Sweet Talkin’ Mama (Penny Farthing 1971) (Get Carter)
45. Kincade – Shine On Me Woman (Penny Farthing 1973) (Get Carter)
46. Mother Trucker – Tonight (Ember 1974)
47. Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood – Lady Bird (Reprise 1967)
48. Troy Hess – Please Don’t Go Topless, Mother (Showland 1972)
49. The Angelos – Just Like Taking Candy From a Baby (Vee-Jay 1963) (Connect 3)
50. Ella Washington – Sweet Talking Candy Man (Sound Stage 7 1969) (Connect 3)
51. The Presidents – The Candy Man (Decca 1964) (Connect 3)
52. Ruby Sherry – Feminine Ingenuity (Take 6 1967) (Soul O’Clock)
53. Don Varner – Mojo Mama (Quinvy 1967) (Soul O’Clock)
54. The Vernon Girls – Be Nice To Him Mama (Decca 1962)

Thanks to everyone for tuning in again to me live on K107FM. For those who were unable to tune in live here’s the link to the show, which I’ve put up on Mixcloud.

I’ve now turned the Connect 3 spots into a proper competition. If you’re first through with the correct answer you get 1 point. Whoever is leading by the end of the year will win a prize., which will be, at the very least, a CD of their choice but I may add other bits and pieces. I am the sole judge and my decision is final. Here are the current scores after this week’s show: Lawrence McCluskey 2.5 points, Sheila Godfrey 0.5 points. Laz and Sheila were given half a point each for being close but not close enough to the answer for the second Connect 3.

I thank you, as always, for your support and your comments on the show’s Facebook page are very much appreciated. Don’t forget, if there’s anything you’d like to hear then by all means get in touch via jocknroll [at] gmail [dot] com or studio [at] k107 [dot] co [dot] uk (use the header “Where The Action Is”). Tonight’s show featured requests/selections for Lawrence McCluskey, David Paul, Lynn Elliott, Duglas T Stewart, Scott Basham, Sue McGookin, Mrs Cat, Sheila Godfrey, Eve Griffin, Catriona Vernal, Phil Jordan , Lauree McArdle and Scott Lawrie.

You can tune in LIVE every Thursday between 8pm and 11pm (UK time) on K107FM via http://www.k107.co.uk. 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 1200 (PST), 1300 (MST), 1400 (CST) and 1500 (EST). The show starts at 0900 in New Zealand. Requests are always 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, see you again next week for our Joe Meek special.

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