Spring has sprung and April brings forth four more editions of Where The Action Is, starting with tonight’s extravaganza. Our usual mix of mod, soul, Motown, girl groups and alternative sounds from the late 50s through to the early 70s, as well as all the usual features: Connect 3, the Birthday track, Half-Time Instrumental, Foreign Language, Death Disco, Under the Influence and Two of a Kind.
The Left Banke – She May Call You Up Tonight (Smash 1967)
Tony Newman – Let The Good Times Roll (Decca 1968) (show theme)
The Flirtations – Nothing But a Heartache (Deram 1968)
Dusty Springfield – Little By Little (Mercury 1966)
The Chiffons – I Have a Boyfriend (Laurie 1963)
The Troggs – Hi Hi Hazel (Page One 1967)
The Orchids – That Boy Is Messin’ Up My Mind (Columbia 1963) (Connect 3)
Dee King – Sally Go Round The Roses (Piccadilly 1966) (Connect 3)
Emitt Rhodes – Fresh as a Daisy (ABC/Dunhill 1970) (Connect 3)
Billie Davis – Billy Sunshine (Decca 1969)
PP Arnold – (If You Think You’re) Groovy (Immediate 1968)
Love Affair – Bringing On Back The Good Times ) (Birthday: 7/4/50 Steve Ellis)
The Move – Message From The Country (Harvest 1971)
The Beach Boys – I Can Hear Music (Capitol 1969)
The Sunsets – Mountain King (Ember 1963) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Margo Guryan – Sun (Bell 1968)
The Hollies – Regardez Par Des Fenetres (Look Through Any Window) (Unreleased 1968) (Foreign Language)
Tony Rich – Don’t Mention Her Name (Piccadilly 1966)
David Bowie & The Lower Third – Can’t Help Thinking About Me (Pye 1965)
J Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers – The Last Kiss (Josie 1964) (Death Disco)
The Kinks – Where Have All The Good Times Gone (BBC session) (1965 Pye)
The Thanes – Gone Away Girl (Rev-ola 2008) (Under The Influence)
Silver Apples – Oscillations (KAPP 1968)
Karen Verros – Little Boy (Dot 1965)
Petula Clark – Colour My World (Pye 1966) (Two of a Kind)
Petula Clark – Don’t Sleep in the Subway (Pye 1967) (Two of a Kind)
John Mayall – Crawling Up a Hill (Decca 1964)
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.