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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 23 April 2009

Witty conversation and music in the early morning. Also on the Best Time of the Day Show, Alex delves into his own record collection to pick something new or obscure from "Lester's Library" and your contributions from your own personal music archives in the Listeners' Library.

Music Played

40 items
  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins Sussudio

  • Image for The Brand New Heavies

    The Brand New Heavies Dream On Dreamer

    Now 28 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison Please Don't Stop The Rain

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Love Story

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Des’ree

    Des’ree You Gotta Be

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • Image for Gary Go

    Gary Go Open Arms

  • Image for Harold Melvin

    Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes If You Don't Know Me By Now

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Feist

    Feist 1234

    (CD Single), Polydor


  • Image for The Pretenders

    The Pretenders Stop Your Sobbing

  • Image for Duke Special

    Duke Special Sweet Sweet Kisses

    (CD Single), V2, 1

  • Image for Earth, Wind & Fire

    Earth, Wind & Fire September

    Greatest Hits Of 1978 (Various Artis, Premier, 3

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Galveston

    Country Roads (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Take Your Mama

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Honey Ryder

    Honey Ryder Choices

    (CD Single)

  • Image for The Move

    The Move Flowers In The Rain

    Sunny Afternoon - Sound Of The 60's,V, Old Gold

  • Image for Alison Moyet

    Alison Moyet Love Resurrection

    Alison Moyet Singles, Columbia

  • Image for Yusuf

    Yusuf Thinking 'Bout You

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Glenn Frey

    Glenn Frey The Heat Is On

    Beverly Hills Cop (S/Track), MCA

  • Image for Bob Marley

    Bob Marley and The Wailers Band One Love / People Get Ready

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island

  • Image for Al Green

    Al Green Just For Me

    Lay It Down

  • Image for Mica Paris

    Mica Paris My One Temptation

    Heart & Soul - 40 Smooth Soul Grooves, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Ben's Brother

    Ben's Brother Apologise

    (CD Single), Reverb Music, 1

  • Image for Graham Bond

    Graham Bond Harmonica

  • Image for Joss Stone

    Joss Stone Super Duper Love

    (CD Single), Relentless Records

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al

    The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 2), Warner Bros, 4

  • Image for The Mavericks

    The Mavericks Dance The Night Away

    Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald Mr Rock & Roll

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for Alex Cornish

    Alex Cornish My Word What A Mess

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Debbie Harry

    Debbie Harry French Kissing In The USA

    Now 8 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Calling Elvis

    Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits, Vertigo

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen Not Fair

    (CD Single), Regal, 1

  • Image for Whitesnake

    Whitesnake Here I Go Again (Remix)

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Gary Moore

    Gary Moore Still Got The Blues

    Gary Moore: Ballads & Blues 1982-1994, Virgin

  • Image for Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz Make It Mine

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Small Faces

    Small Faces All Or Nothing

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Days Like This

    Van Morrison - Days Like This, Exil

  • Image for A. R. Rahman

    A. R. Rahman and Pussycat Dolls Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Daryl Hall

    Daryl Hall and John Oates Rich Girl

    Looking Back - The Best Of Hall & Oat, BMG

  • Lester's Library Tracks: 23rd April 2009

    Steadlur: 'Bumpin'
    Taken from the album 'Steadlur' on Road Runner records

    Graham Bond: 'Harmonica'
    Taken from the album 'Gonks Go Beat/I've Gotta Horse' on Cherry Red/RPM records

    Small Faces: 'All Or Nothing'
    Taken from the compilation album 'Fifty Number One's of the 60's' on Global Television
    Suggested by Daz The Trucker


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