Time for another edition of Where The Action Is and our 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. We have our regular features including two rounds of Connect 3, 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, as well as Double Rubble and a trip to the Land of 1000 Dances.
Robert Parker – Let’s Go Baby (Where The Action Is) (Nola 1967)
The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
Love Affair – A Day Without Love (CBS 1968)
The Action – Hey-Sha-Lo-Ney (Parlophone 1967)
The Thoughts – Call Me Girl (Unreleased 1966)
The Knickerbockers – One Track Mind (Challenge 1966)
Julie Grant – Count On Me (Pye 1963) (Connect 3)
The Count Five – Psychotic Reaction (Pye International 1966) (Connect 3)
Everpresent Fullness – Darlin’ You Can Count On Me (White Whale 1970) (Connect 3)
The Honeys – The One You Can’t Have (Capitol 1963)
Michael & The Messengers – (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet (USA 1967)
The Hollies – Pay You Back With Interest (Parlophone 1966) (Birthday: 2/2/41 Graham Nash)
The Untamed – It’s Not True (Planet 1965)
Mike Stevens & The Shevelles – The Go-Go Train (Pye 1967)
Luv’d Ones – Up Down Sue (White Oak 1966)
The Lemon Tree – William Chalker’s Time Machine (Parlophone 1968) (Double Rubble)
Jason Crest – Here We Go ‘Round The Lemon Tree (Philips 1968) (Double Rubble)
A Wild Uncertainty – Broken Truth (Planet 1966)
The Move – A Walk Upon The Water (Regal Zonophone 1968)
The Jeff Rowena Group – Bullfight (Pye 1961) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Dolly Parton – Don’t Drop Out (Monument 1966)
The Mark IV – (Make With) The Shake (Cosmic 1958) (Land of 1000 Dances)
Madeline Bell – You Don’t Love Me No More (Columbia 1964)
France Gall – Jazz A Gogo (Philips 1964) (Foreign Language)
The Tribe – Gamma Goochie (Planet 1966)
Darwin – Little Gold Locket (Dove 1963) (Death Disco)
Misty Wizards – It’s Love (Reprise 1967)
The Caravelles – Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now (Decca 1964)
Silver Sun – Service (Polydor 1997) (Under The Influence)
The Kinks – Mr Shoemakers Daughter (stereo mix) (Unreleased 1969) (Connect 3)
The Daughters of Eve – Help Me Boy (USA 1967) (Connect 3)
Lita Roza – Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean) (Ember 1962) (Connect 3)
Denise & Company – Boy What’ll You Do Then (Wee 1966)
The Lloyd Alexander Real Estate – Watcha Gonna Do (When Your Baby Leaves You) (President 1967) (Two of a Kind)
The Lloyd Alexander Real Estate – Gonna Live Again (President 1967) (Two of a Kind)
Les Fleur de Lys – Circles (Immediate 1966)
Thanks, as always, to everyone who tuned in and to those who also joined in on the Facebook page. 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 Stuart Cant & Nicky Fox (Edinburgh), John Turnbull (Edinburgh), Eve Griffin (Exeter), June Taylor (Southport), Colin Mason (Kinghorn), Colin Somerville (Edinburgh), Sue McGookin, Cath Evans (Edinburgh), Philip Stout (Edinburgh), Christopher Queen (Glasgow), Ally Gourlay (Glenrothes), Martyn Rollo & Lois Bennie (Kirkcaldy) 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.
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.