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2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 24 January 2010

Add Motown to Northern Soul, mix in a dash of country and big band, not forgetting some new releases and some forgotten gems, and you have Paul O'Grady on the wireless! And this week's cocktail hour offering is from the great Les Baxter. Email: paulogrady@bbc.co.uk.

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for Ronan Keating

    Ronan Keating I Love It When We Do

    Cd Single, POLYDOR

  • Image for Maureen McGovern

    Maureen McGovern The Continental

    18 Original Smash Hits (Various Art, Pye

  • Image for Frank Ifield

    Frank Ifield Lovesick Blues

    The Complete A Sides and B Sides, EMI GOLD

  • Image for Hardage

    Hardage Beautiful Day

    Jocelyn Brown, CD Single

  • Image for Lita Roza

    Lita Roza Meet Me On The Corner

    Ted Heath, N/A

  • Northern Soul Triple - 1

  • Northern Soul Triple - 2

    • Image for Willie Mitchell

      Willie Mitchell The Champion

      The Wigan Casino Story Continues..., Goldmine

  • Northern Soul Triple - 3

  • Image for Kiki Dee

    Kiki Dee Star

    Young At Heart (Various Artists), Reader's Digest

  • Image for Gilmer, Jimmy & The Fireballs

    Gilmer, Jimmy & The Fireballs Sugar Shack

    The Best Of The Fireballs' Vocals, ACE

  • Image for Peter Grant

    Peter Grant The Fool On The Hill

    New Vintage, GLOBE

  • Image for Neil Sedaka

    Neil Sedaka Calendar Girl

    Neil Sedaka 16 Top Tracks, RCA

  • Image for Earth, Wind & Fire

    Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove

    The Essential Earth Wind & Fire, COLUMBIA

  • Image for Sailor

    Sailor Girls Girls Girls

    25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll 1976 Volume, CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

  • Cocktail Hour

    • Image for Les Baxter

      Les Baxter Atlantis

      Ultra Lounge Volume 1: Mondo Exotica, Capitol

  • Motown Triple - 1

    • Image for Jimmy Ruffin

      Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted

      Motown Around The World, MOTOWN

  • Motown Triple - 2

    • Image for Jimmy Ruffin

      Jimmy Ruffin It's Wonderful

      Motown's Greatest Love Songs (Vario, Motown

  • Motown Triple - 3

    • Image for Jimmy Ruffin

      Jimmy Ruffin Farewell Is A Lonely Sound

      Motown Heartbreakers, TELSTAR

  • Image for Nat King Cole

    Nat King Cole Brazilian Love Song

    Greatest Love Songs, EMI

  • Image for Benny Goodman

    Benny Goodman Big John's Special

    Benny Goodman In Hi Fi, CAPITOL

  • Image for The Toys

    The Toys A Lovers Concerto

    Bob Crewe Presents The Dynovoice Story, WESTSIDE

  • Image for Tina Charles

    Tina Charles I Love To Love

    Freak Out, COLUMBIA

  • Image for Seventh Avenue

    Seventh Avenue Love's Gone Mad

    N/A, DRG

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me



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