Following weather-related problems, Where The Action Is is back with the first of two festive specials. We’ll have the usual alternative tunes from the late 50s through to the early 70s, as well as our regular features and all with a Christmas theme. We’ll play a round of the Connect 3 puzzle (can you guess the link between the three Christmas tracks?), 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. There will be no Death Disco track this week.
Marvin Gaye – Purple Snowflakes (Motown 1964)
Tony Newman – Let The Good Times Roll (Decca 1968) (Show Theme)
Paul Revere and the Raiders – Wear a Smile at Christmas (Columbia 1967)
Valerie Masters – Christmas Calling (RGM 1964)
James Brown – Santa Claus, Go Straight To The Ghetto (King 1969)
Margo Guryan – I Don’t Intend To Spend Christmas Without You (Demo 1967)
Scott Walker – Winter Night (Philips 1969) (Connect 3)
The Settlers – Till Winter Follows The Spring (1966 Pye) (Connect 3)
The Beach Boys – Child of Winter (Christmas Song) (Brother 1974) (Connect 3)
The Ivy League – The Holly and the Ivy League (medley) (Piccadilly 1965)
Connie Francis – I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter (MGM 1962) (Birthday: 12/12/38 Connie Francis)
Morecambe and Wise – Bingle Jells (Pye 1967)
The Searchers – Happiest Christmas of All (Unreleased 1996)
Jan and Dean – Frosty (The Snowman) (Liberty 1962)
Darlene Love – White Christmas (Philles 1963)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Christmas Lullaby (Motown 1968)
Keith West – Sam (Parlophone 1967)
Russ Conway – Snow Coach (Columbia 1959) (Half-Time Instrumental)
The Majority – All Our Christmases (Decca 1968)
Isabelle Aubret – Savez Vous Qu’il Faut Au Sapin de Noel? (Disques Meys 1969) (Foreign Language)
The Flirtations – Christmas Time Is Here Again (Deram 1968)
Bob B Soxx & The Blue Jeans – Here Comes Santa Claus (Philles 1963)
Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run (Chess 1958)
Camera Obscura – The Blizzard (4AD 2009) (Under The Influence)
Attic Lights/Cerys Matthews – Santa’s Girlfriend (Island 2008) (Under The Influence)
The Orchids – Mr Scrooge (Decca 1964)
The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride (Philles 1963) (Two of a Kind)
The Ronettes – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (Philles 1963) (Two of a Kind)
Bryan Taylor – Let It Snow on Christmas Day (Piccadilly 1961)
Stevie Wonder – The Miracles of Christmas (Tamla 1966)
Claudine Longet – Snow (A&M 1967)
The Beatles – Christmas Time Is Here Again (Lyntone 1967)
The Free Design – Close Your Mouth (It’s Christmas) (Project 3 1968)
Joan Regan – Must Be Santa (Pye 1960)
Lonnie Donegan – Virgin Mary (Pye 1960)
Thanks to everyone who tuned in. Your contributions and feedback are always welcomed. I’ll be back next week with another festive show and on 29 December I’ll be playing my favourite tracks from my own shows this year. Tonight’s show included requests for June Taylor (Southport), Mrs Cat (Dunfermline), Phil Jordan (Seattle), Kevin Rowan-Drewett (Blackpool), Joe Haining (Milan), Cally Baldwin (Glenrothes), Sue McGookin, Sandi Richters Moore (Iowa), Sheila Godfrey (East Kilbride), Fay Gray, Robert Cudmore (Dunfermline), Scott Hastie (Glenrothes), Catriona Vernal (Edinburgh), Gary Durkin (Edinburgh), James McLean (Dunfermline) and Lauree McArdle (Arlington, Virginia).
You can tune in every Thursday night between 8.30pm and 10.30pm on 98.8 FM in and around Edinburgh and online via www.leithfm.co.uk or using TuneIn Web Tuner.You can also join in the chat during the show on the “Where The Action Is (Radio Show)” Facebook page. If you’re listening in the USA the show starts at approximately 1230 (PST), 1330 (MST), 1430 (CST) and 1530 (EST).
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.