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3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 14 August 2009

The week's final instalment of random daftness and planned oddities from the Dark Lord.

Includes two hourly visits to the extensive music archive known as Lester's Library, and your musical contribution in the Listeners' Library. Submit your own choices by going to Alex's pages at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Music Played

41 items
  • Image for Foreigner

    Foreigner Cold As Ice

    It's Only Rock 'n' Roll... (Various), Fragile, 3

  • Image for Sniff 'n' the Tears

    Sniff 'n' the Tears Driver's Seat

    Various Artists - Top Gear 2, Columbia

  • Image for Pixie Lott

    Pixie Lott Boys And Girls

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Stranglers

    The Stranglers No More Heroes

    The Greatest Hits Of 1977 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for a-ha

    a-ha a-ha - Riding The Crest

    Foot Of The Mountain

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Flash

    Queen - Greatest Hits, Parlophone

  • Image for The Bees

    The Bees Listening Man

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Jocelyn Brown

    Jocelyn Brown Somebody Else's Guy

    Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist, Global Television

  • Image for Texas

    Texas Inner Smile

    (CD Single), Mercury


    • Image for McInToshRoss

      McInToshRoss All My Trust I Place In You

  • Image for Donald Fagen

    Donald Fagen The Nightfly

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience Crosstown Traffic

    The Jimi Hendrix Collection, Universal

  • Image for Blur

    Blur Parklife

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow Here Comes The Sun (Live - Great British Songbook)

  • Image for Athlete

    Athlete Superhuman Touch

    (CD Single)

  • Image for The Pioneers

    The Pioneers Let Your Yeah Be Yeah

    Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Strange Magic

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Ben's Brother

    Ben's Brother Questions & Answers

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

    Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Circle

    Shooting Rubber Bands At The Stars

  • Image for KC and The Sunshine Band

    KC and The Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight

    Billboard Top Hits 1975, Rhino

  • Image for The Duckworth Lewis Method

    The Duckworth Lewis Method Meeting Mr Miandad

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Sade

    Sade Your Love Is King

    The Greatest Love Vol.2 (Various), Telstar, 1

  • Image for The Electric Flag

    The Electric Flag Killing Floor

    A Long Time Coming

  • Image for Judy Clay

    Judy Clay and William Bell Private Number

    Heartbeat: Love Me Tender (Various), Global Television

  • Image for Elviin

    Elviin In Colour

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode Enjoy The Silence

    (CD Single), Mute Records

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Heart Of Glass

    Billboard Top Hits: 1979 (Various), Rhino, 13

  • Image for Tom Petty

    Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers American Girl

    Greatest Hits, MCA

  • Image for Frankmusik

    Frankmusik Confusion Girl (Shame Shame Shame)

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Travis

    Travis Why Does It Always Rain On Me?

    (CD Single), Independiente

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz It Ain't Over 'til It's Over

    Awesome 2 - Various Artists, EMI

  • Image for Ruby Turner

    Ruby Turner This Train

    (CD Single), RTR Productions, 1

  • Image for The Bar-Kays

    The Bar-Kays Soul Finger

    Where It's At (Various Artists), Kent

  • Image for Quincy Jones

    Quincy Jones and Dune Ai No Corrida

    Hits Of 1981 & 1982 (Various Artists, Polydor

  • Image for Daniel Merriweather

    Daniel Merriweather Impossible

    Love And War

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Lola

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Aswad

    Aswad Give A Little Love

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini Coming Up Easy

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Supertramp

    Supertramp Breakfast In America

    The Very Best Of Supertramp, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Kooks

    The Kooks She Moves In Her Own Way

    (CD Single), Virgin


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