Welcome to another edition of Where The Action Is. We have our usual mix of mod, soul, freakbeat, baroque pop, psychedelia, girl groups and much, much more from the late 50s through to the early 1970s. We have all our regular features such as two rounds of Connect 3 (can you guess the link?), 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, a trip to the Land of 1000 Dances, Double Rubble, Under The Influence and the Half-Time Instrumental track. We also have a world exclusive!
Petula Clark – Where Am I Going? (Pye 1966)
The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
The Creation – Try and Stop Me (Planet 1966)
The Velvelettes – He Was Really Saying Something (Motown 1964)
Annette Funicello and The Afterbeats – Tall Paul (Disneyland 1958)
The Corduroys – Too Much of a Woman (Planet 1966)
The Kinks – Some Mother’s Son (Pye 1969) (Connect 3)
Mother Trucker – Tonight (Ember 1974) (Connect 3)
The McCoys – Don’t Worry Mother, Your Son’s Heart Is Pure (Immediate 1966) (Connect 3)
The Birds – You’re On My Mind (Decca 1964)
Mally Page – You Can Be Wrong About Boys (Pye 1966)
The Beach Boys – Help Me, Rhonda (alternate single version) (Capitol 1965) (Birthday: 15/3/41 Mike Love)
Rodney Bewes – Dear Mother Loves Albert (Revolution Pop 1970)
Tony Rivers & The Castaways – The Girl from Salt Lake City (Immediate 1966)
Mike Stuart Span – Workout (Unreleased, Year Unknown)
Groep 1850 – Mother No Head (Philips 1967) (Double Rubble)
Gene Latter – Mother’s Little Helper (Decca 1966) (Double Rubble)
Billie Davis – Love to Love (Decca 1970)
The Pete Chester Group – Three Old Maids (Pye International 1961) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Maxine Darren – Don’t You Know (Pye 1966)
The Rivingtons – The Bird’s the Word (Liberty 1963) (Land of 1000 Dances)
2 of Clubs – Walk Tall (Like a Man) (Fraternity 1966)
Dorthe – Darauf Fall Ich Nicht Rein (Philips 1966) (Foreign Language)
The Outlaws – Shake With Me (HMV 1964)
The Cadets – Car Crash (Jan-Lar/Firefly 1960) (Death Disco)
The Iveys (Badfinger) – Maybe Tomorrow (Apple 1968)
Marmalade – Mama (Decca 1971)
Dean Ford and Joe Tansin – Glasgow Road (Unreleased 2012) (Under The Influence)
Mama Cass – A Song That Never Comes (Dunhill 1970) (Connect 3)
Michelle Phillips – The Achin’ Kind (A&M 1977) (Connect 3)
John Phillips – Mississippi (Warlock-Dunhill 1970) (Connect 3)
Brian Diamond & The Cutters – Shake, Shout and Go (Fontana 1964)
The Breakaways – He Doesn’t Love Me (Pye 1964)
The Mamas and the Papas – Straight Shooter (Dunhill 1966) (Two of a Kind)
The Mamas and the Papas – Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) (Dunhill 1967) (Two of a Kind)
Thanks, as always, to everyone who tuned in and to those who also joined in on the Facebook page. 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 Tammy Parker (Boulder, Colorado), Eve Griffin (Extere), Fay Gray (Holytown), Katie Shevlin (Luxembourg), Scott Hastie (Glenrothes), Jami McKay (Lincoln), Joe Haining (Milan), Nicola McIntosh (Glenrothes), Kevin Rowan-Drewitt (Blackpool), Philip Stout (Edinburgh), Simon Goddard (London) and Sheila Godfrey (East Kilbride) amongst others.
Please note that the station will cease to be Leith FM from 11pm on Thursday 22 March 2012 and from 1pm on Friday 23 March 2012 will become 98.8 Castle FM. The schedule will be unaffected.
You can now tune in every Thursday night between 9pm and 11pm on 98.8 FM in and around Edinburgh and online via http://www.leithfm.co.uk (currently undergoing refurbishment) 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.
That’s it for this week. Until next time, it’s good day/night and good health.