As of Thursday 3 February I shall be broadcasting on Leith FM 98.8 and online to the world via www.leithfm.co.uk between 8.30pm and 10pm, sandwiched between Momo’s excellent Imurig (North African Sounds) and the best of UK grime and hip-hop courtesy of Jay, Mica and crew with Music Always Comes First.
There will only be time for one game of Connect 3, where you can guess the link between three tracks (give your answer on the show’s dedicated Facebook page), a birthday track and a Foreign Language track. We’ll still have the Half-Time Instrumental and Two of a Kind but the Trojan Mod Reggae track has made way for Death Disco, which, as you can appreciate, wasn’t a suitable feature for hospital radio.
The Tremeloes – Hello World (CBS 1969)
Tony Newman – Let The Good Times Roll (Decca 1968) (show theme)
Dino, Desi and Billy – Not The Lovin’ Kind (Reprise 1965)
Billie Davis – Billie Sunshine (Decca 1969)
The Marvelettes – I’ll Keep On Holding On (Motown 1965)
The Shondells – Wonderful One (King 1962)
The Liverpool Five – I Can Only Give You Everything (TK 1965) (Connect 3)
Billy Nichols – London Social Degree (Immediate 1968) (Connect 3)
John Carter and Ken Lewis – Birmingham Brass Band (Demo 1968) (Connect 3)
Sanford Clark – Houston (Warner Bros 1965)
A Wild Uncertainty – A Man With Money (Planet 1966)
Patsy Ann Noble – Sour Grapes (Columbia 1963) (Birthday: 3/2/44)
The Dee-Tees – Got Love If You Want It (Philips 1965)
John Carter – She Won’t Show Up Tonight (Demo 1967)
Small Faces – Own Up Time (Decca 1966) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Lesley Gore – My Gu y, My Town and Me (Mercury 1965)
Peggy March – Das Ist Zauberi (Decca 1970) (Foreign Language)
Jackie Wilson – The Who Who Song (Brunswick 1967)
The Times – Tomorrow Night (Columbia 1966)
The Shangri-las – Give Us Your Blessings (Red Bird 1964) (Death Disco)
The Rockin’ Vickers – It’s Alright (CBS 1965)
The Thrills – Santa Cruz (You’re Not That Far) (Virgin 2002) (Under the Influence)
Mary Wells – You Beat Me To The Punch (Motown 1962)
Guy Darrell & Wind of Change – Stupidity (CBS 1965)
Sir Douglas Quintet – She’s a Mover (London 1965)
Billy Fury – Things are Changing (Parlophone 1967) (Two of a Kind)
Billy Fury – Colette (Decca 1959) (Two of a Kind)
The Small Faces – I Feel Much Better (Immediate 1967)
I shall continue to provide an extended version of this show on Kirkcaldy VRN 1287AM for the rest of February but to avoid confusion between the two I’ll only post the Leith FM playlist here. I’m looking to do a different type of show on VRN from March onwards. Watch this space.
So a lot has happened in a short space of time. Once I’ve settled into Leith FM I’ll be looking at listeners making requests, especially for the features.
Don’t forget you can hear me, The Cat, on Leith FM 98.8 or online every Thursday between 8.30pm and 10pm or, if you’re in the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, you can hear an extended version of Where The Action Is on Channel 3 on your bedside headphones or on 1287AM on the Medium Wave between 1702 and 1900 every Sunday.
A big thanks for Momo, John and Ally for all their assistance and to all of you who tuned into the first show. There are already requests coming in for show 2. Keep ’em coming.
That’s it for this week. Until next time, it’s good day and good health.