It’s back to out ‘bread and butter’ menu for Where The Action Is. We have our usual mix of mod, soul, freakbeat, baroque pop, psychedelia, girl groups and much, much more from the late 50s through to the early 1970s. We have all our regular features such as two rounds of Connect 3 (can you guess the link?), a Foreign Language track (which country will we visit this week?) and this week’s Two of a Kind. There’s also a Death Disco track, a trip to the Land of 1000 Dances, Double Rubble, Under The Influence and the Half-Time Instrumental track.
The Monkees – Forget That Girl (Colgems 1967)
The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
The Caravelles – Hey Mama You’ve Been On My Mind (Polydor 1967)
The Liverpool Echo – You Know It Feels Right (Spark 1973)
The Great Scots – I Ain’t No Miracle Worker (Epic 1966)
Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (Reprise 1966)
The Cryan’ Shames – Sugar and Spice (mono) (Destination 1966) (Connect 3)
Mouse and the Traps – Maid of Sugar, Maid of Spice (Fraternity 1966) (Connect 3)
Sugar & The Spice – Boys Can Be Mean (Tolli/Vee Jay 1964) (Connect 3)
James and Bobby Purify – Shake a Tail Feather (Bell 1967)
The Daughters of Eve – Symponhy of My Soul (USA 1967)
The Who – Anyway Anyhow Anywhere (Brunswick 1965) (Birthday: 1/3/44 Roger Daltrey)
The Rockin’ Vickers – I Don’t Need Your Kind (CBS 1966)
The First Class – Too Many Golden Oldies (Epic 1977)
The End – Shades of Orange (Decca 1968) (Double Rubble)
The Orange Machine – You Can All Join In (Pye 1969) (Double Rubble)
The Others – Oh Yeah (Fontana 1964)
Ray Hoff & The Off Beats – My Good Friend Mary Jane (Clarion 1966) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Dana Gillespie – Andy Warhol (RCA 1974)
Annette Funicello – The Wah Watusi (Vista 1964) (Land of 1000 Dances)
The Syndicats – Crawdaddy Simone (Columbia 1965)
Anita Weibel – Was Hab Ich Getan (Electrola 1966) (Foreign Language)
MC5 – Shakin’ Street (Atlantic 1970)
Ronnie Cook – Susie Darling (Dore, Year Unknown) (Death Disco)
Lyn & The Invaders – Boy is Gone (Fenton 1966)
Jimmy Saville – Ahab the Arab (Decca 1962)
The Cheepskates – Run Better Run (Five and Ten 1984) (Under The Influence)
Badfinger – Apple of My Eye (Apple 1973) (Connect 3)
The Applejacks – Tell Me When (Decca 1964) (Connect 3)
The Nice – Diamond Hard Blue Apples of the Moon (Immediate 1968) (Connect 3)
Ann-Margret – The Swinger (Unknown, 1966)
Robert Mitchum – Mama Look a Boo Boo (Capitol 1957)
The Left Banke – She May Call You Up Tonight (Smash 1967) (Two of a Kind)
The Left Banke – Desiree (Smash 1967) (Two of a Kind)
Carl Perkins – Lend Me Your Comb (Sun 1957)
Gloria Edwards – Lonely Girl (Label Unknown, 1968)
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 David Paul (Edinburgh), Joe Haining (Milan), Scott Hastie (Glenrothes), John Paul McGachy (Port Glasgow), June Taylor (Southport), Ross White (Penicuik), Jim Selfridge (Bonnyrigg), Scott Basham (Edinburgh), Catriona Vernal (Edinburgh) and Sheila Godfrey (East Kilbride) amongst others.
Please note that the station will cease to be Leith FM from 11pm on Thursday 22 March 2012 and from 1pm on Friday 23 March 2012 will become 98.8 Castle FM. The schedule will be unaffected.
You can now tune in every Thursday night between 9pm and 11pm on 98.8 FM in and around Edinburgh and online via http://www.leithfm.co.uk (currently undergoing refurbishment) 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.
That’s it for this week. Until next time, it’s good day/night and good health.