Jun 28, 2014


We take the theme of yellow this week. Unfortunately, after loosing a bet with Mrs Johns about the release date of the despicable Yellow by the despicable Coldplay, the forfeit was to actually play the song. You may turn off before it comes on.
  1. Yellow Bird Davy Graham The Guitar Player Pye 1963
  2. Yellow Walls Jackson C Frank Jackson C Frank Columbia 1965
  3. Mellow Yellow Donovan Mellow Yellow Epic 1966
  4. Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell Ladies of the Canyon Reprise 1970
  5. Yellow Brick Road Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Safe As Milk Buddah 1967
  6. Don't Eat the Yellow Snow Frank Zappa Apostrophe Diskreet 1974
  7. Tong Poo Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra Alfa 1978
  8. Bostich Yello Solid Pleasure Ralph 1980
  9. My Hands Are Yellow (From the Job That I Do) The Del-Byzanteens Girl's Imagination 12" DFOTM 1981
  10. Why Am I So Short? Soft Machine The Soft Machine ABC/Probe 1968
  11. Entangled Yellow Moon Band Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World Static Caravan 2009
  12. Water Door Yellow Gate Ghost In Stormy Nights Drag City 2007
  13. Melon Yellow Slowdive Souvlaki Track 9 1994
  14. Fiery Yellow Stereolab Mars Audiac Quintet Elektra 1994
  15. Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt Yellowman Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt Greensleeves 1984
  16. Yellow Coldplay Parachutes EMI   2000

Jun 23, 2014

Gerry Goffin

Carole King and Gerry Goffin

We pay tribute to a giant in the world of teen pop song writing, Gerry Goffin, who pass this week aged 75.
  1. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?    The Shirelles    Will You Love Me Tomorrow? 7"    1960    Scepter
  2. Heaven Is Being With You    Jackie DeShannon    Heaven Is Being With You 7"    1961    Liberty
  3. It Might As Well Rain Until September    Carole King    It Might As Well Rain Until September 7"    1962    Dimension
  4. He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)    The Crystals    He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss) 7"    1962    Philles
  5. Don't Bring Me Down    The Animals    Don't Bring Me Down 7"    1966    Decca/MGM
  6. Yours Until Tomorrow    Dee Dee Warwick    Yours Until Tomorrow n7"    1966   
  7. Goin' Back    Dusty Springfield    Goin' Back 7"    1966    Phiips
  8. I Can't Make It Alone    P.J. Proby        1966   
  9. A Man Without A Dream    The Righteous Brothers        1966   
  10. I Don't Have Any Summer Romance    Satisfactions    Yes Sir That's My Baby    1966    Sunset Sound
  11. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman    Aretha Franklin    (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman 7"    1967    Atlantic
  12. Wasn't Born To Follow    The Byrds    The Notorious Byrd Brothers    1968    CBS
  13. That Old Sweet Roll    The City    Now That Everything's Been Said    1968   
  14. Porpoise Song    The Monkees    Head    1968    Colgems
  15. In And Out Of The Shadows    Dion    Born To Be With You    1975    Phil Spector Records
  16. Pleasant Valley Sunday    The Wedding Present    The Hit Parade    1992    RCA

Jun 14, 2014

Flags, war and Justice


Three news events this week to cram in. The taking down of a flag in Lice, the jailing of peaceful protestors and the new war in Iraq. 
  1. Don't Dictate     Penetration    Moving Targets    Virgin    1978
  2. Pink Flag    Wire    Pink Flag    Harvest    1977
  3. Ashes of American Flags    Wilco    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot    Nonesuch    2002
  4. My War    Black Flag    My War    SST    1984
  5. Shot down    The Sonics    7"    Etiquette    1965
  6. Running Gun Blues    David Bowie    The Man Who Sold The World    RCA    1972
  7. Isis    Bob Dylan    Desire    Columbia   
  8. Challenge And Battle    Harry Betts    Black Mama, White Mama        1972
  9. Song for a Warrior (feat. Karen O)    Swans    The Seer    Young Gods    2012
  10. Run    Spiritualized    Lazer Guided Melodies    Dedicated    1992
  11. The Prisoner    Ron Grainer    Circus Days Vol. 3 (CD)        1968
  12. Oswald Defence Lawyer    The Fall    The Frenz Experiment        1988
  13. Life in Prison    The Byrds    Sweetheart of the Rodeo        1997
  14. Distant Hills (theme to Crown Court)    Simon Park Orchestra     

Jun 7, 2014

And the Band

The Magic Band

The theme this week is two-part band names with leaders who get all the credit.
  1. Can't You Hear My Heartbeat?    Goldie & The Gingerbreads    7"    Decca    1965
  2. Steppin' Out    Paul Revere & The Raiders    Steppin' Out 7"    Columbia    1965
  3. You've Got A Habit Of Leaving    Davy Jones & The Lower Third    7"    Parlophone    1965
  4. Breakout    Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels    7"    DynoVoice    1966
  5. Journey To Tyme    Kenny & The Kasuals    Journey To Tyme 7"    United Artists    1966
  6. The New Religion    Jimmy James & The Vagabonds    The New Religion, Marble Arch    1966
  7. What Shall I Do    Frankie & The Classicals    I Only Have Eyes For You 7"    Calla    1966
  8. Can't Satisfy    Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions    7"    ABC    1966
  9. (I'm a) Roadrunner    Jr Walker & The Allstars    7"    Motown    1966
  10. The Philly Freeze    Alvin Cash & The Crawlers    Soul    Eric    1966
  11. Right Track    Billy Butler & the Enchanters    7"    Okeh    
  12. Panic    Reparata & The Delrons    Panic 7"    Mala    1968
  13. Shape Of Things To Come    Max Frost & The Troopers    Shape Of Things To Come 7"    Tower    1968
  14. Stop Sign    Mel Wynn & The Rhythm Aces    Stop Sign 7"    Wand    1969
  15. Just Plain Funk    James Polk & The Brothers    7"    Twink    1969
  16. There's Gonna Be A Showdown    Archie Bell & The Drells    There's Gonna Be A Showdown    Atlantic    1969
  17. Funky Penguin    Dennis Lee & The Notables    Funky Music Machine    Jenmark    
  18. Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache    Johhny Johnson & The Bandwagon    Northern Soul All-Nighter    Direction    1975
  19. Diddy Wah Diddy    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band    A&M Sessions    A&M    1984