The show must go on! Despite a battle with a sore throat this week I recovered enough to bring you this week’s edition of Where The Action Is on Leith FM 98.8 , on www.leithfm.co.uk and via any number of radio apps for your mobile phone of choice.
Our usual mix of mod, soul, girl groups and less well-known tunes from the late 50s through to the early 70s, with all the usual features thrown in for good measure: Connect 3, the Birthday track, Half-Time Instrumental, Foreign Language, Death Disco, Under the Influence and Two of a Kind.
The Byrds – So You Want To Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star (Columbia 1967)
Tony Newman – Let The Good Times Roll (Decca 1968) (show theme)
Twinkle – What Am I Doing Here With You (Decca 1966)
Little Gigi – Take The Bitter With The Sweet (Select 1964)
St. Louis Union – East Side Story (Decca 1966)
The Isley Brothers – Behind a Painted Smile (Motown 1968)
First Crew To The Moon – The Sun Lights Up The Shadows of Your Mind (Roulette 1967) (Connect 3)
Tammy St. John – Dark Shadows and Empty Hallways (Pye 1965) (Connect 3)
The Action – Shadows and Reflections (Parlophone 1967) (Connect 3)
The Shadows – Round and Round (Columbia 1963)
The Searchers – Each Time (Pye 1966)
Jan and Dean – Freeway Flyer (Liberty 1965) (Birthday: 10/3/40 Dean Torrence)
Caesar and Cleo – Love is Strange (Reprise 1964)
Linda Cumbo – Did You Ever Lose Your Mind (Over a Boy) (Select 1965)
David Ede & The Rabin Rock Band – No Hats on Ilkley (Pye 1961) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Barry and Paul Ryan – There You Go (Decca 1966)
France Gall – Le Temps De La Rentrée (Philips 1965) (Foreign Language)
13th Floor Elevators – (I’ve Got) Levitation (International Artists 1967)
Scott Walker – Mathilde (Philips 1967)
Mark Dinning – Teen Angel (MGM 1959) (Death Disco)
The Young Swingers – Let’s Take Our Love (Portafino 1965)
Rote Kapelle – Jellystone Park (In-Tape 1987) (Under The Influence)
The Four Tops – Simple Game (Motown 1972)
Jimmy Winston & His Reflections – It’s Not What You Do (Decca 1967)
Nico – I’m Not Saying (Immediate 1965)
Mary Wells – Bye Bye Baby (Motown 1960) (Two of a Kind)
Mary Wells – One Block From Heaven (Motown 1966) (Two of a Kind)
The Cryan Shames – Greenburg, Glickstein, Charles, David Smith and Jones (Columbia 1968)
The Kinks – I’m Not Like Everybody Else (Pye 1966)
Tony Newman – Let The Good Times Roll (show theme)
You can tune in every Thursday night between 8.30pm and 10pm on 98.8 FM in and around Edinburgh and online via www.leithfm.co.uk. You can also join in the chat during the show on the “Where The Action Is (Radio Show)” Facebook page.
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.
Next week is another themed show as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a show full of Irish acts, although many of the regular features will be non-Irish.
That’s it for this week. Until next time, it’s good day and good health.