Here we go again for another pop-mungous edition of Where The Action Is. We have the best music you’ve never heard from the late 50s through to the early 70s, including mod, soul, freakbeat, girl groups, baroque pop, folk and best groups. There’s also our regular features, which include the Connect 3 puzzle (can you guess the link between the three tracks?), the Birthday track, the Half-Time Instrumental, a Foreign Language track (which country will we visit this week?), the Under the Influence choice and this week’s Two of a Kind as well as our weekly visit to the Death Disco.
Diane Renay – Dynamite (United Artists 1966)
Tony Newman – Let The Good Times Roll (Decca 1968) (Show Theme)
Nick Garrie – David’s Prayer (AZ 1969)
The Valentinos – Sweeter Than The Day Before (Chess 1966)
Verdelle Smith – Tar and Cement (Capitol 1966)
Pinkerton – Duke’s Jetty (Pye 1968)
Herman’s Hermits – No Milk Today (Columbia 1966) (Connect 3)
The Mockingbiords – You Stole My Love (Immediate 1965) (Connect 3)
The Liverbirds – For Your Love (Star-Club 1966) (Connect 3)
The Birds – No Good Without You Baby (Decca 1965)
The Standells – Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White (Tower 1966)
The Box Tops – Cry Like a Baby (Mala 1968) (Birthday: 25/8/48 Danny Smythe)
David Bowie – I’m Not Losing Sleep (Pye 1966)
Paul & Ritchie & The Cryin’ Shames – Come On Back (Decca 1966)
Sonny Burgess – Itchy (Sun 1958) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Loose Ends – Tax Man (Decca 1966)
The Hollies – You Know He Did (French version) (Unreleased 1966) (Foreign Language)
The Alan Bown Set – Baby Don’t Push Me (Pye 1966)
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Scuse Me Miss Rose (Reprise 1967)
Ferlin Husky – The Drunken Driver (Captiol 1954) (Death Disco)
The Raspberries – Come Around and See Me (Captiol 1972)
The Dukes of Stratosphear – Vanishing Girl (Virgin 1987) (Under The Influence)
Nick Drake – Hazey Jane II (Island 1970)
Sugar Pie DeSanto – Soulful Dress (Chess 1964)
Jackie DeShannon – Over You (Liberty 1964) (Two of a Kind)
Jackei DeShannon – Till You Say You’ll Be Mine (Liberty 1963) (Two of a Kind)
Petula Clark – Don’t Give Up (Warner Bros 1968)
The Searchers – Goodnight Baby (Mono) (Pye 1965)
Thanks, as ever, to everyone who tuned in. I’ll be back next week with more goodies. Your contributions are always appreciated and very much welcomed. Tonight’s show included requests for Catriona Vernal (Edinburgh) and Phil Cruickshank (Edinburgh).
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That’s it for this week. Until next time, it’s good day and good health.