Welcome back after the Easter break to another fun-filled edition of Where The Action Is, brought to you by Paul “The Cat” Johnston via K-Town FM and Mixcloud. As usual we had a mix of mod, soul, girl groups, freakbeat, sunshine pop and other weird and wonderful genres from the late 50s through to the early 70s. We had two rounds of Connect 3 (did you get the link between the three tracks?), a Foreign Language track from two French legends and Two of a Kind from The Hollies. We headed off to the Death Disco and did some fractions during our Double Rubble feature. We did the Wah Watusi in the Land of 1000 Dances, and we heard another track from the new single from Dunfermline’s Middleton Hall in our Under The Influence slot and, as ever, we had our half-time instrumental in the form of our Wordless Wonder. We also marked the passing of the fabulous Annette Funicello.
Annette Funicello – Train of Love (Buena Vista 1959)
The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
Boyce and Hart – Two For The Price of One (A&M 1968)
Twinkle – Tommy (Decca 1965)
Sugar Pie DeSanto – Soulful Dress (Checker 1964)
The Flower Pot Men – You Can Never Be Wrong (Deram 1968)
Just Two Guys – Eyes (Swan 1965) (Connect 3)
The Soul Vendors – Get Out of My Eye (Unreleased 65/66) (Connect 3)
Nick Garrie – Ink Pot Eyes (DiscAZ 68/69) (Connect 3)
Small Faces – Lazy Sunday (Immediate 1968)
The Towaway Zone – Away Girl (Unreleased 1967)
Dusty Springfield – Goin’ Back (Philips 1967) (Birthday: 16/4/39)
Bobby Vinton – P.S. I Love You (Epic 1967) (Birthday: 16/4/35)
Annette with the Afterbeats – Pineapple Princess (Buena Vista 1960)
Kevin Ayers – Song for Insane Times (Harvest 1959)
The Elastic Band – 8 1/2 Hours to Paradise (Decca 1968) (Double Rubble)
Two and a Half – Suburban Early Morning Station (Decca 1967) (Double Rubble)
The Baytovens – Such a Fool (Belfast 1967)
Rockin’ Red Price – Weekend (Pye Nixa 1958) (Wordless Wonder)
The Ivy League – My World Fell Down (Piccadilly 1966)
Annette – The Wah Watusi (Buena Vista 1964) (Land of 1000 Dances)
The Immeditae Family – You’re Takin’ Hold of Me (Unreleased 1966)
Serge Gainsbourg – Pauvre Lola (Fontana 1968) (Foreign Language)
The Epics – Humpty Dumpty (Love 1967)
Johnny Cash – Don’t Take Your Guns To Town (Columbia 1958) (Death Disco)
Annette – Muscle Beach Party (Buena Vista 1964)
Marmalade – Is Your Life Your Own (CBS 1971)
Middleton Hall – A Cold Hard Wind (Twin City 2013) (Under The Influence)
The Cameos – Pretty Shade of Blue (Toast 1968) (Connect 3)
The Blue Lite Conspiracy – Her Heart Said No (Unreleased 1967) (Connect 3)
Donna Douglas – Blue Star (Pye 1964) (Connect 3)
Annette Funicello – First Name Initial (Buena Vista 1959)
The Hollies – Baby That’s All (Parlophone 1964) (Two of a Kind)
The Hollies – All The World is Love (Parlophone 1967) (Two of a Kind)
Annette Funicello/The Beach Boys – Monkey’s Uncle (Buena Vista 1965)
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