Here’s the runners and riders for this week’s fun-filled edition of Where The Action Is, which was jam-packed full of mod, soul, surf, sunshine pop, psych pop and all manner of alternative 60s tunes. We had the usual features, including the Connect 3, the Birthday track, the Half-Time Instrumental, a Foreign Language track, the Under the Influence choice, this week’s Two of a Kind as well as our weekly visit to the Death Disco.
The Soul Survivors – Can’t Stand To Be In Love With You (Dot 1966)
Tony Newman – Let The Good Times Roll (Decca 1968) (Show Theme)
The Jam – Something’s Gone (Sire 1971)
Jan and Dean – Folk City (Liberty 1965)
The Grass Roots – Midnight Confessions (Dunhill-ABC 1968) RIP ROB GRILL
The Beatstalkers – Ain’t No Soul (Left In These Ole Shoes) (CBS 1967)
Simon Dupree & The Big Sound – Laughing Boy From Nowhere (Unreleased 1968) (Connect 3)
The Byrds – You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (CBS 1968) (Connect 3)
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – Nowhere to Run (Gordy 1965) (Connect 3)
The Poets – I Love Her Still (Decca 1965)
The Hollies – Whole World Over (Parlophone 1963)
Vince Taylor – Move Over Tiger (Palette 1961) (Birthday: 14/7/39 Vince Taylor)
Gary and the Hornets – Patty Girl (Smash 1967)
The Velvelettes – Stop Beating Around The Bush (Unreleased 1964)
Duane Eddy – Primeval (Mad Monkey 2011) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Nancy Priddy – You’ve Come This Way Before (Dot 1968)
Thành Mái – Tóc Mai Sợi Vắn Sợi Dài (Long, Uneven Hair) (Sublime 2010) (Foreign Language)
Sharon Tandy – You’ve Gotta Believe It (Atlantic 1968)
Idalia Boyd – Hula Hoppin’ (Dimension 1963)
Robert Mitchum – The Ballad of Thunder Road (Capitol 1957) (Death Disco)
The Kinks – This Man He Weeps Tonight (Mono) (Pye 1969)
Fabienne DelSol – I’m Not a Bad Girl (Damaged Goods 2010) (Under The Influence)
The Ronettes – He Did It (Dimension 1965)
The Monotones – Something’s Hurtin’ Me (Pye 1965)
Bobby Fuller Four – Love’s Made a Fool of You (Mustang 1966) (Two of a Kind)
Bobby Fuller Four – Let Her Dance (Liberty/Mustang 1965) (Two of a Kind)
The New Breed – Friends and Lovers Forever (Decca 1965)
Little Eva – Keep Your Hands Off My Baby (Dimension 1962)
Thanks, as ever, to everyone who tuned in and took part in the show via text, phone, email, Twitter or Facebook. Your contributions are always appreciated and very much welcomed. Tonight’s show included requests for Mrs Cat and her knitting girls (Mairi, Rachel and Laura), Simon Goddard (London), Stuart Cant (Edinburgh), Joe Haining (Milan), John Turnbull (Edinburgh) and John Cavanagh (Glasgow) amongst others.
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’s show is an all-request special and promises to be an even more eclectic show than normal, if that’s possible.
That’s it for this week. Until next time, it’s good day and good health.