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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 27 January 2010

An early morning mix of music & conversation, including the first Half-Time Hooter of The Week. Also on the Best Time of the Day Show, Alex dips into his own record collection and pulls out The Strawbs and Marcus Bonfanti for Lester's Library - and The Yardbirds feature on Listeners' Library, and there's also the Record and Album of the Week.

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for Chic

    Chic My Forbidden Lover

    Love On The Dance Floor (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection, 2

  • Image for Mika

    Mika Blame It On The Girls

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Rick Springfield

    Rick Springfield Jessie's Girl

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen Not Fair

    (CD Single), Regal, 1

  • Image for Four Tops

    Four Tops Bernadette

    The Four Tops - The Singles Collectio, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis I Got You

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Calling Elvis

    Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits, Vertigo

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Last Train To London

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Nell Bryden - Not Like Loving You

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY as featured on the CD, "WHAT GOOD AM I TO YOU?" (P3 MUSIC)

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna What It Feels Like For A Girl

    (CD Single), Maverick

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK From the album 'A CURIOUS THING" (Vertigo) Released Monday 8th March

    • Image for Amy Macdonald

      Amy Macdonald Don't Tell Me That It's Over

      (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Franz Ferdinand

    Franz Ferdinand Walk Away

    (CD Single), Domino

  • Image for Wilson Pickett

    Wilson Pickett Land Of 1000 Dances

    Where It's At (Various Artists), Kent

  • Image for Little Big Town

    Little Big Town Fine Line

    A Place To Land, Humphead Records, 1

  • Image for The Brand New Heavies

    The Brand New Heavies Dream On Dreamer

    Now 28 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Daniel Merriweather

    Daniel Merriweather Water & A Flame (feat. Adele)

    Love And War, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum Don't Stop The Music

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Lene Lovich

    Lene Lovich Lucky Number

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for R.E.M.

    R.E.M. Everybody Hurts

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Timothy B. Schmit

    Timothy B. Schmit Parachute


  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY as suggested by Reuben Toy from the North-East

    • Image for The Yardbirds

      The Yardbirds For Your Love

      25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll - 1965 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection, 9

  • Image for The Fratellis

    The Fratellis Whistle For The Choir

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Divinyls

    Divinyls I Touch Myself

    Hard 2 Get Hits - Various Artists, Disky

  • Image for Boz Scaggs

    Boz Scaggs What Can I Say

    Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees, CBS

  • Image for Dodgy

    Dodgy Good Enough

    Now 34 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 014

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini 10/10

    Sunny Side Up, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Python Lee Jackson

    Python Lee Jackson In A Broken Dream

    Hot Love - Sounds Of The 70's, Part 1, Old Gold

  • Image for Nelly Furtado

    Nelly Furtado I'm Like A Bird

    (CD Single), Skg, 1

  • Image for The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience Crosstown Traffic

    The Jimi Hendrix Collection, Universal

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK Taken from the CD, "THE SEA" (EMI) Released Monday 1st February

  • Image for Hockey

    Hockey Song Away

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Julie Driscoll

    Julie Driscoll and Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity This Wheel's On Fire

    The Greatest Hits Of 1968, Premier

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY as featured on the CD, "BURSTING AT THE SEAMS" (A&M)

  • Image for Biffy Clyro

    Biffy Clyro Many Of Horror (When We Collide)

    (CD Single), 14th Floor, 1

  • Image for Percy Sledge

    Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for The Magic Numbers

    The Magic Numbers Forever Lost

    (CD Single), Heavenly

  • Image for James Taylor

    James Taylor Your Smiling Face

    James Taylor - Classic Songs, CBS


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The A-Z of Alex Lester

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