Two days ago I was recording a TV programme and now I’m on the radio. Is there no beginning to my multi-media talents? Shaking off the jet lag from, er, Cardiff, here’s another 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.
A grab-bag of mod, soul, girl groups and less well-known alternative sounds from the late 50s through to the early 70s, with all the usual features: Connect 3, the Birthday track, Half-Time Instrumental, Foreign Language, Death Disco, Under the Influence and an extended Two of a Kind, which, for one week only, has become a Three of a Kind.
Bobby Womack and Peace – Across 110th Street (Unuited Artists 1973)
Tony Newman – Let The Good Times Roll (Decca 1968) (show theme)
Glenda Collins – I Lost My Heart at the Fairground (HMV 1963)
Michael Leslie – Make Up or Break Up (Pye 1965)
Heinz & The Wild Boys – Questions I Can’t Answer (Columbia 1964)
The Walker Brothers – My Ship Is Coming In (Philips 1965)
Chris Farlowe – North South East West (Immediate 1966) (Connect 3)
Dodie West – In The Deep of the Night (Piccadilly 1965) (Connect 3)
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – If You Want This Love (Reprise 1967) (Connect 3)
The Casuals – Jesamine (Decca 1968)
Beverley Noble – Better Off Without You (Rally 1965)
Billy Stewart – Secret Love (Chess 1967) (Birthday: 24/3/37)
Gary Benson – That Man’s Got No Luck (Pye 1966)
Simon and Garfunkel – The Only Living Boy in New York (Columbia 1970)
Jet Harris & Tony Meehan – Applejack (Decca 1963) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Jenny Moss – Big Boys (Columbia 1963)
Jacqueline Taïeb – 7 Heures du Matin (Impact 1967) (Foreign Language)
The Stories – Love Is In Motion (Kama Sutra 1973)
The Wackers – The Girl Who Wanted Fame (Piccadilly 1965)
Jan and Dean – A Beginning From An End (Liberty 1966) (Death Disco)
Evie Sands – Picture Me Gone (Cameo-Parkway 1966)
Camera Obscura – French Navy (4AD 2009) (Under The Influence)
The Kinks – So Mystifying (Pye 1964) (Three of a Kind)
The Kinks – Tired of Waiting for You (Pye 1965) (Three of a Kind)
The Kinks – Gotta Get The First Plane Home (Pye 1965) (Three of a Kind)
Sonny and Cher – It’s Gonna Rain (Atco 1965)
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.
That’s it for this week. Until next time, it’s good day and good health.