Welcome to another fun-filled edition of 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 – P.O. Box 9847 (Colgems 1968)
The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
Bobby Johnson & The Atoms – Tramp (Ember 1967)
Ray Singer – Ah Oop (Ember 1966)
Kathy Lynn & The Playboys – I Got a Guy (Swan 1964)
The Manish Boys – Take My Tip (Parlophone 1965)
Truly Smith – The Girl From Chelsea (Decca 1967) (Connect 3)
Barbara Ruskin – Euston Station (Parlophone 1967) (Connect 3)
The Marquis of Kensington – The Changing of the Guard (Immediate 1967) (Connect 3)
The Kool – Step Out of Your Mind (CBS 1967)
Young Idea – Games Men Play (Columbia 1966)
The Artwoods – I Take What I Want (Decca 1966) (Birthday: 8/3/43 Keef Hartley)
The Trekkas – Please Go (Planet 1966)
The Righteous Brothers – My Tears Will Go Away (Moonglow 1964)
The Flying Machine – Flying Machine (Pye 1970) (Double Rubble)
Serendipity – I’m Flying (CBS 1968) (Double Rubble)
Marmalade – Lovin’ Things CBS 1968)
The Mood-Mosaic – Bond Street PM (Columbia 1966) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Antoinette – Jenny Let Him Go (Decca 1964)
Laurel Aitken – Bongo Jerk (Blue Beat 1966) (Land of 1000 Dances)
Shapes and Sizes – Rain On My Face (Decca 1966)
Monique & The Lions – Er Sah Mich Im Regen (CCA 1966) (Foreign Language)
The Puppets – Shake With Me (Pye 1964)
Bob Fryfogle – Six Feet Under (Wedge 1964) (Death Disco)
The Mirage – You Can’t Be Serious (Philips 1964)
The Percells – Hully Gully Guitar (ABC Paramount 1964)
The Cathode Ray – Train (Stereogram 2011) (Under The Influence)
Heinz and The Wild Boys – Big Fat Spider (Columbia 1965) (Connect 3)
Lindsay Muir’s Untamed – Daddy Long Legs (Planet 1966) (Connect 3)
K G Young – Spider (CBS 1969) (Connect 3)
Johnny Caswell – My Girl (Smash 1964)
The Sorrows – Ypotron (Unreleased 1966)
Cher – Come and Stay With Me (Imperial 1965) (Two of a Kind)
Cher – Dream Baby (Imperial 1965) (Two of a Kind)
The Beach Boys – Heroes and Villains (Capitol 1967)
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 Scott Hastie (Glenrothes), Scott Basham (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.