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3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 29 June 2010

Alex brings his own combination of music and conversation to early weekday mornings, making this The Best Time of the Day Show. National Shed Week continues with more humorous tributes to "the box for thinking outside the box in". More tales of things you just can't resist doing, including putting your finger in the parrot cage even when the parrot itself warns you that it bites, and we continue to find alternative uses for all of the redundant flags and bunting following the World Cup failure. All of this, plus the doors to the 4.15 One-Off Canteen welcome a new batch of unique individuals.
Lester's Library selections have a theme this morning; one is a new track from Alabama 3, and one is a vintage tune from Alabama. Any ideas? Hear another track from Album of the Week by Kylie Minogue, Record of the Week from The Hoosiers and Pause for Thought with Becky Silver at 3.20am.

Music Played

40 items
  • Image for The Mavericks

    The Mavericks Dance The Night Away

    Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Small Faces

    Small Faces All Or Nothing

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

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald This Pretty Face

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Wild Night

    The Very Best Of Van Morrison, Polydor

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Don't Tell Me

    (CD Single), Maverick, 16

  • Image for I Am Kloot

    I Am Kloot Northern Skies

    (CD Single), Music Services, 1

  • Image for The J. Geils Band

    The J. Geils Band Centrefold

    And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1, Debutante

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "THE ILLUSION OF SAFETY" (RCA) released Monday 16th August

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Young Americans

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "REVOLVER SOUL" (Hostage Music)

  • Image for Alison Krauss

    Alison Krauss Stay

    Alison Krauss - Forget About It, Rounder Records

  • Image for Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga Alejandro

    (CD Single), Streamline Records, 1

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons and Frankie Valli Let's Hang On

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 5

  • Image for Level 42

    Level 42 Running In The Family

    Heaven (Various Artists), Spectrum

  • Image for Dario G

    Dario G Sunchyme

    Huge Hits 1997 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for The Drizabone Soul Family

    The Drizabone Soul Family I Fell Apart

    (CD Single)

  • Image for The Who

    The Who I Can See For Miles

    The Who - Who's Better, Who's Next, Polydor

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Landslide

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 14

  • Image for K'naan

    K'naan Wavin' Flag

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music More Than This

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for Deep Purple

    Deep Purple Smoke On The Water

    Singles A's & B's, EMI, 2

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Famous

    Everybody Wants To Be On TV, Sony, 4

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "SIMPLE THINGS" (Atlantic) suggested by Damian from Northern Ireland

    • Image for Zero 7

      Zero 7 In the Waiting Line

      Simple Things

  • Image for Junior Walker

    Junior Walker and The All-Stars Road Runner

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Gloria Gaynor

    Gloria Gaynor Never Can Say Goodbye

    The Greatest Hits Of 1974 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Johnny Tillotson

    Johnny Tillotson Poetry In Motion

    60's Number Ones Vol 1, Old Gold

  • Image for The Stranglers

    The Stranglers Golden Brown

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Saint Etienne

    Saint Etienne You're In A Bad Way

    True Brit (Various Artists), Polygram Tv, 5

  • Image for Alan Pownall

    Alan Pownall Colourful Day

    (CD Single)

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group Keep On Running

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television, 1

  • Image for Randy Newman

    Randy Newman We Belong Together

    Toy Story 3 (O.S.T.), EMI Records Ltd, 1

  • Image for The Hooters

    The Hooters Satellite

    Hooters - Definitive Collection, Sony

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "APHRODITE" (Parlophone) released 5th July

  • Image for Gary Moore

    Gary Moore Still Got The Blues

    Gary Moore: Ballads & Blues 1982-1994, Virgin

  • Image for Dawn Penn

    Dawn Penn You Don't Love Me (No No No)

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for Katy Perry

    Katy Perry California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)

    Featured Artist: Snoop Dogg.

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1


    • Image for Alabama

      Alabama She Ain't Your Ordinary Girl

  • Image for Shirley & Company

    Shirley & Company Shame Shame Shame

    The Originals (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Lou Reed

    Lou Reed Satellite Of Love

    Lou Reed - NYC Man, BMG

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Guitar Man

    Elvis - The Legend (Vol 3), RCA


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