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James Stirling (6 Music) James Stirling (6 Music) | 12:00 UK time, Sunday, 11 April 2010



Adam Buxton's Big Mixtape this week, could also appeal to little people. It's called Toddler Tunes and features great music that babies and young children may enjoy. Adam will be joined by Gaz Coombes & Danny Goffey from Supergrass, a.k.a. The Hot Rats.


You can download the podcast here and as always you can get in touch.




All Together Now - The Beatles

Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellenbogen By The Sea - Max Bygraves (1954)

Bad Guys - Paul Williams (Bugsy Malone OST)


The Man Who Invented Himself - Robyn Hitchcock (from Black Snake Diamond Role, 1981)

Mobile Phone - Kevin Eldon & The Cassettes

Baggy Trousers - Madness (Absolutely, 1980)

Tell All The People - The Doors (Soft Parade, 1969

Out Of Space - The Prodigy (Experience, 1993)

Theme from 'I Dream of Jeannie'

Hawaiian War Chant - Spike Jones and his City Slickers (1964)

Ocean Man - Ween (Mollusk, 1997)

Dancin' - by Gaz's daughter

Seems To Be On My Mind - Suburban Kids With Biblical Names

Steady As She Goes - by Danny's son Alfie

Playground Love - Air

Me and My Arrow -Nillson


Make Up - Lou Reed (Transformer, 1972)


Fingerbib - Aphex Twin (Richard D James Album, 1996) Not Yet 3 - Jonathan Richman (Jonathan Sings!, 1983) When The Fields Were On Fire - Virginia Astley Summer Of Their Dreams - Virginia Astley I've Just Seen a Face - The Ukulele Beatles




  • Comment number 1.

    Adam, that was stunningly glorious. I do hope you've familiarised yourself with The Point by now. The album is wonderful and the film is charm on a stick.

    Just in case you weren't ego surfing at the right time, you'll be cheered to know that you (Adam Buxton) were coming in at number 8 in trending topics on the UK Twitter list. That is really, really special and so well deserved.

    That's the most fun Sunday lunchtime I've had without eating. Bless you (just in case you sneezed, there).

  • Comment number 2.

    Ahaha! My question (baaaddad) got read out! Cheers for making my day Adam!

  • Comment number 3.

    Great show! Where can one download / purchase tracks from The Ukulele Beatles? I'm not really a fan of The Beatles but the track that ended the show was fantastic.

  • Comment number 4.

    Hoorah for Count Buckules - just found the podcast on iTunes and you're top of the pods (...podcasts). Well done!

    Love the new show. I hope you keep this format going in parallel to the A+J show when Torpedo-Commander Cornish comes back on shore leave from his manoeuvres in Movieland.

  • Comment number 5.

    I was gonna say Noah & The Whale's 'Five years time' would have been good. But then on second thought maybe the constant mentioning of wine and cigarettes is not something for the toddies. However they do point out that wine is stupid.

    Really liking this new show Adam!

    Hugs and a slice of the summer berry mousse cake I made today - Laura xxx

  • Comment number 6.

    Another splendid Mixtape, Adam!

    A further Toddler Tunes recommend: Kimya Dawson's 'Alphabutt' is a fun album specifically aimed at tinies. Twee but not remotely saccharine.

  • Comment number 7.

    Congrats Buckles, I agree with the earlier comments on the point, fantastic record, keep up the good work and well done on reaching number one in the pod charts

  • Comment number 8.

    I was listening to this podcast while mowing the lawn, what a great surprise to hear a track from The Point! Shame the whole song doesn't make it onto the podcast.

    I'd like to encourage everyone to check out the album (I've never seen the movie), my parents had it on vinyl when I was little, and I've loved it since then. Now that I have a daughter it was one of the first things that I sought out to play for her, along with Peter and the Wolf.

  • Comment number 9.

    I listened to this today via BBC iPlayer. And what should I see on the BBC News site at the same time...

    Natalie Merchant's done an album of nursery rhymes and lullabies
    and Supergrass are splitting

    Which makes me wonder what on earth's going to happen after next weeks show!

  • Comment number 10.

    Good show, man.

  • Comment number 11.

    As the owner of a toddler I really look forward to hearing this.

    However, I've considered the tracklisting and can't help but think it was remiss of you to fail to feature a Rolf Harris track. Was this the result of some historical antipathy to the bearded antipodean entertainer?

  • Comment number 12.

    Awesome show Adam! At one point I almost got emotional thinking about what lovely dads you all are. One small niggle - that bloody mobile phone song is stuck in my head and has been for a day now! Keep up the good work.

  • Comment number 13.

    Another excellent show... also, in case you were hankering after some lullaby music of rock bands: http://rockabyebabymusic.com/

    They have a good Radiohead one and I think there's a Pixies one somewhere. Radiohead is strangely suited to lullaby arrangement!

    Yo Gabba Gabba is also a good source of quality kiddie tuneage:

    Help for Parents! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymlNZh0Zw70
    Rhys Darby! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4lVKbXQ0KI


  • Comment number 14.

    Interestingly Huey's "I'm here to save you..." slam on the excellent Ukulele Beatles track (album now out of print, £50 on Amazon 2nd hand) was edited out of his Listen Again show.

    Is this down to some famous Buxton muscle-throwing? I hope you gave him a right seeing to.

  • Comment number 15.

    Nailed it again Ad...great stuff! Keep it coming!!!

    Save 6 Music

    Love you bye!

  • Comment number 16.

    Excellent show, Commodore Buxton (of the good ship Big Mixtape), though I'm shocked that there was no Fleetwood Mac on here!

    Incidentally, my mum reliably informs me (she's a primary school teacher) that children go bananas for Rusted Root's "Send Me On My Way", and that it actually causes them to occasionally turn to violence and argue about whether it was on the Ice Age or the Matilda soundtrack, when in fact it was on both!

  • Comment number 17.

    Flippin' heck, (most of) Supergrass get interviewed by Bucker and then promptly split up! Was it that impertinent question about Bad Dad supposedly calling them 'ugly' back in the day I wonder? Personally I wouldn't be convinced that Buckaroo Senior would say something so ungracious without supporting documentary evidence. Otherwise, this was another charming show, and almost made the idea of having children seem pleasant. Good luck to the pair of them in their new career in a new town.

    Over in Radio 2 land, the radio-meltdown of 'Weller-gate' shook up the nation. I could almost hear Liz furiously kicking Adam's shins under the desk to stop the digging of an even deeper hole between him and the widely revered king of blue-eyed soul. Maybe if she hadn't been there, the potential kerfuffle would've been splashed all over the papers on the morrow. I fear the twain shall never be drinking buddies now, and probably won't be high-fiving each other on the streets of London. Was funny though.

  • Comment number 18.

    Nice mix tape Ad-Man. As a father of a three year old the title intrigued me but didn't get chance for a listen live due to a combination of the above mentioned three year old, the sunny weather and an adventure playground. Caught it on the iPlayer though and throroughly enjoyed.

    My little un, when he was under one, was a bass-junkie, particularly loving The Prodigy's Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned album, so I am with you on your Prodigy selection.

    Now he's grown up a little he seems to be big into anything resembling barbershop quartet music or the likes. The (Stand By Me) Lollipop song featured on an advert for something last year and I remember he and all his similar aged cousins were loving that. Also if anyone's seen Pixar's Cars (which surely anyone with a small child will have - A MILLION TIMES!!) the section where McQueen lights up the town plays a peice of music (Life Should be sweet) that he used to send my lad hypnotically into a little jig/head bop

  • Comment number 19.

    I have a bonus child (stepson!) so all the fun for free for me! I am sure we are not the only grown ups currently being serenaded by ENDLESS singing of the Pete Burns classic 'You Spin Me Round Like A Record' or whatever the heck it is called, THANKS VERY MUCH ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKWAL.

    Other more enjoyable (for me) things he likes are Madness (Baggy Trousers in fact), Lily Allen, Artic Monkeys and the Text the Nation jingle!

  • Comment number 20.

    Very much enjoyed the show, and am eagerly awaiting the next one :)

    (Any chance we can get some more Song Wars downloads from the Easter Eggs?)

  • Comment number 21.

    Oops, thanks to the magic of cookies, signed in with another account used on this computer and ended up writing as 'Tiak'. Oh Weller, the world probably won't cave in.

    Speaking of the Modfather, here's his ahem, 'surprising' encounter with Bombardier Bucker dropping a faux pas bomb to end pretty much all others:


    About 2 hours 30 mins in IT happens. 2 days left on the clock - better look lively squadron!

  • Comment number 22.

    Oh Weller Weller Weller uh! Tell me more! Tell me more!

    It's a classic. A stone cold CLASSIC.

  • Comment number 23.

    Adam went straight in there with 'Jedward?'
    i can't believe he decided to use it on Weller. ha ha ha
    well done

  • Comment number 24.

    No TMBG?

    Great show otherwise :)

  • Comment number 25.

    I really really really really loved this show Adam. As well as the lovely mix of music (particularly 'Not Yet 3') it was wonderful to hear men talk so openly and sweetly about their children and the joys of fatherhood. It's something I rarely ever hear in the media.

    Just about to start Tanned Aid next. Looking forward to it!

  • Comment number 26.

    my daughters always appreciate the aphex twin and have done since they were bubs. There is already a great kids comp' of extremely decent music called "for the kids". terrible title of course, hate the reference to juvenile goats, but some hugely enjoyable tunes on it (actually i think they have a second album now) such as bare naked ladies and tom waits. cannot recommend it enough. i don't mention this with the aim of raining on your parade mr. buxton, i am a committed fan of both your solo career and your other work paired with mr. cornish. greatly enjoyed, please don't stop.

  • Comment number 27.

    Re: Weller-gate - I want to know what was written on the mysterious sinister note left outside the studio by the Well-meister after his band stormed off!!

    The Bux may have alienated a whole swathe of unamused hardcore Mods, but I feel sure he's ticked off one of his 'to do before I die' boxes. Even after it was obvious the jape had gone over like a Led Zeppelin, he was still chuckling like a Wizard of Oz munchkin.

    I think the fill-ins for whatshisface went pretty well overall, and as long as it didn't hamper any 6 Music arsing about, I'd be amenable to seeing the Brigadier in that seat again when the Tarbster takes over the spot permanently. Marvelling at just how uber sociable/chatty she is, I mused to myself, "Do you know, I think even if the lady were asked to spout forth on atomic physics she would have a flippin' solid crack at it.", and just a little later she references the Hadron collider in Switzerland like it was nuthin'. Gave me chills!

  • Comment number 28.

    I also enjoyed Buckules and Tarbuckules. I really want to like Paul Weller because I do admire his politics...but I could see his grumpy face through the radio waves and it wasn't endearing. Cheer up!

  • Comment number 29.

    Who woulda thunk it though, huh? Not I!

    The Modfather is a tricky one to please under most circumstances I suspect. If anyone can produce a pic of him beaming like he got the cream (or even not mildly annoyed), I'll be Weller impressed with your Googlin' skills!

    'No tears to cry' is a proper corker though, so perhaps he saves up all his joie de vivre til he writes his songs an' ting.


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