Welcome to the last Where The Action Is of January. We have the usual mix of mod, girl groups, freakbeat, popsike and the best music you’ve never heard from the late 50s through to the early 70s and all in a new time slot, between 9 and 11pm (UK time). We have our regular features as well as some new ones for 2012, alongside a new theme tune. We’re now playing two rounds of the Connect 3 puzzle, the wordless wonder that is 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’s also a Death Disco track every week and those new features in the shape of Double Rubble and Land of 1000 Dances.
Baker Knight & The Knightmares – Hallucinations (Reprise 1967)
The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
Etta James – Tell Mama (Chess 1967)
Sandy Salisbury – I Just Don’t Know How To Say Goodbye (Together 1969)
The Equals – The Guy Who Made Her a Star (President 1968)
Dave and Ansell Collins – Double Barrel (Techniques 1971)
Simon and Garfunkel – Baby Driver (Columbia 1970) (Connect 3)
Ministry of Sound – Back Seat Driver (Decca 1966) (Connect 3)
Willie Mitchell – That Driving Beat (London 1965) (Connect 3)
The Amboy Dukes – Journey To The Center of the Mind (Mainstream 1968)
The Caravelles – I Was Wrong (Decca 1963)
The Love Affair – One Road (CBS 1969) (Birthday: 26/1/52 Maurice Bacon)
Julie Grant – Don’t Ever Let Me Down (Pye 1963)
Spencer Davis Group – I’m a Man (Fontana 1967)
The Arthur Brown Set – Don’t Tell Me (Barclay 1966)
The Pretty Things – Defecting Grey (Columbia 1967) (Double Rubble)
The Epics – Blue Turns To Grey (Pye 1966) (Double Rubble)
The Tornados – Chasing Moonbeams (Decca 1963) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Jason Eddie & The Centremen – Whatcha Gonna Do (Parlophone 1965)
Johnny Otis – Willie and the Hand Jive (Capitol 1958) (Land of 1000 Dances)
Frankie Avalon – Venus (Chancellor 1959)
Kyu Sakamoto – Sukiyaki (Ue O Muite Aruko) (HMV 1963) (Foreign Language)
John Carter – La La La (Baby Do It) (Piccadilly 1965)
The Shangri-las – Leader of the Pack (Red Bird 1965) (Death Disco)
The Music Machine – People in Me (Original Sound 1967)
Kak – The Lemonaide Kid (Epic 1969)
Secret Affair – Looking Through My Eyes (I-Spy 1980) (Under The Influence)
WC Fields Memorial Electric String Band – Hippy Elevator Operator (Hanna-Barbera 1966) (Connect 3)
13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me (International Artists 1966) (Connect 3)
Tommy Steele & The Steelman – Elevator Rock (Decca 1956) (Connect 3)
The 5th Dimension – Workin’ on a Groovy Thing (Soul City 1969)
The Liverpool Echo – Girl Said To Me (Spark 1973) (Two of a Kind)
The Liverpool Echo – No Not Again (Spark 1973) (Two of a Kind)
The Lovin’ Spoonful – She is Still a Mystery (Kama Sutra 1967)
Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto – In The Basement (Part 1) (Cadet 1966)
Many thanks, as usual, to everyone who tuned in. Your contributions and feedback are always welcomed and if there’s something you want to hear on the show then by all means let me know.
Tonight’s show included requests for Gary Durkin (Edinburgh), Virginia Mills, John Turnbull (Edinburgh), Eve Griffin (Exeter), June Taylor (Southport), Stuart Cant (Edinburgh) and Sheila Godfrey (East Kilbride) amongst others.
You can now tune in every Thursday night between 9pm and 11pm 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 1300 (PST), 1400 (MST), 1500 (CST) and 1600 (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.
Mon 30 Jan: A one-off show called “Planet Pop” on K-Town in association with Adam Smith Radio (1500-1600 UK time)
Wed 1 Feb: A version of “Where The Action Is” on K Town in association with Adam Smith Radio (1300-1500 UK time)
Thu 2 Feb: Normal show
Thu 9 Feb: Barry Mann/Carole King – Celebrating the music of two great songwriters with the same birthday
Thu 16 Feb: John Carter – Second special celebrating the music of legendary singer-songwriter-producer
Thu 23 Feb: Academy Awards – A movie-themed special
Thu 2 Mar: Normal show
That’s it for this week. Until next time, it’s good day/night and good health.