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3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 05 March 2010

Start the weekend with Alex because it is Feelgood Friday time. Roll up, roll up, it is the final day of The Last Bargain on Earth. Hear those tales of those of fantastic freebies and beating the system with a BOGOF. There are still animals needing rehousing from the recently-closed Buffoon Town zoo, in From Zoo to the Loo; if you want to make yourself look really good on a night out, why not take a giant, sweaty gap-toothed hippo with you? That should improve your chances! Thus, the slate is clean for an All-New Monday.

From Lester's Library there is a classic feelgood track from The Contours, and a gentle song from Marcus Hummon also. There is a Bee Gees live track from the Listener's Library, a final track from our Album of the Week from Amy MacDonald and another spin of Record of the Week from Harper Simon. Pause for Thought with Becky Lively features also.

As if all of that wasn't enough Feelgood-ery to start your weekend, The Dark Lord has a new sound effect. Joining the Drums of Pun and the Trumpet of Shame, he now gives you...The Mallet of Stupidity. Nobody Else. Nowhere Else.

Music Played

38 items
  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Do I Do

    Stevie Wonder - The Definitive Collec, Universal

  • Image for Tina Turner

    Tina Turner Steamy Windows

    Tina Turner - Simply The Best, Capitol

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher

    Soulbook, RCA, 1

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Prove It All Night

    Darkness On The Edge Of Town, CBS

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming album, "HARPER SIMON" (Pias)

    • Image for Harper Simon

      Harper Simon Shooting Star

      (CD Single), Tulsi Records, 1

  • Image for The Drifters

    The Drifters Dance With Me

    The Definitive Drifters Anthology Thr, Sequel Records

  • Image for Boston

    Boston More Than A Feeling

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Nerina Pallot

    Nerina Pallot I Don't Want To Go Out

    (CD Single), Idaho Records, 1

  • Image for Eric Clapton

    Eric Clapton Change The World

    Pause For Thought

    (CD Single), Reprise

  • Image for Big Brother & The Holding Company

    Big Brother & The Holding Company and Janis Joplin Take A Little Piece Of My Heart

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia


  • Image for David Gray

    David Gray Babylon

    (CD Single), Iht Records

  • Image for Sophie Ellis-Bextor

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor Murder On The Dancefloor

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for The Waterboys

    The Waterboys The Whole Of The Moon

    Now 1991 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for Estelle

    Estelle American Boy

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 3

  • Image for Mamas Gun

    Mamas Gun Wishing

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Mötley Crüe

    Mötley Crüe Girls Girls Girls

    Monsters Of Rock (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush King Of The Mountain

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Peter Frampton

    Peter Frampton Show Me The Way

    And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1, Debutante

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red Beside You

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Deep Blue Something

    Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany's

    This Year's Love (Various Artists) C, Global Television

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ALL IN GOOD TIME" (Columbia)

  • Image for Heaven 17

    Heaven 17 Temptation

    Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry You Never Can Tell (C'est La Vie)

    The Best Of Chuck Berry, MCA

  • Image for Bananarama

    Bananarama Venus

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons Who Loves You

    The Very Best Of, Polygram Tv, 1

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Cry Me A River

    Crazy Love, Reprise, 1

  • Image for Noisettes

    Noisettes Never Forget You

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Redbone

    Redbone The Witch Queen Of New Orleans

    The Greatest Hits Of 1971 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Goldfrapp

    Goldfrapp Rocket

    (CD Single), Mute, 1

  • Image for Amen Corner

    Amen Corner If Paradise Is Half As Nice

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

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "A CURIOUS THING" (Mercury) out on Monday 8th March

  • Image for Alice Cooper

    Alice Cooper School's Out

    Sounds Of The 70's (Various Artists), Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for Maxi Priest

    Maxi Priest Close To You

    The Best Reggae Album In The World..., Virgin

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "LOVE SONGS" (Warners) suggested by "Honest Mike" of Somerset

  • Image for Gary Moore

    Gary Moore Still Got The Blues

    Gary Moore: Ballads & Blues 1982-1994, Virgin

  • Image for The Animals

    The Animals Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

    The Hits Of 1965 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Roberta Flack

    Roberta Flack Feel Like Making Love

    The Best Of Roberta Flack, Atlantic, 5


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