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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 16 September 2010

Tim Smith continues to entertain you through the night while Alex Lester is away. Expect to be entertained with amusing chat and some great music choices. This morning there are tracks from Talking Heads and Everclear from the Smith Family Archive, a Prefab Sprout tune from Listener's Library, Boston are the TV Ad Music choice, a Martha Reeves and the Vandellas track pops up in celebrity birthdays, Record of the Week comes from Michael Buble, plus there is another track from Album of the Week from Robert Plant's Band of Joy.

Music Played

37 items
  • Image for Shirley Bassey

    Shirley Bassey Get The Party Started

    (CD Single), Lock Stock And Barrel Records

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Sympathy For The Devil

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Imelda May

    Imelda May Mayhem

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael Too Funky

    George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen, Epic, 8

  • Image for Joshua Radin

    Joshua Radin Vegetable Car

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "CRAZY LOVE: SPECIAL EDITION" (Warners)

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Every Breath You Take

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • Image for Harper Simon

    Harper Simon Berkeley Girl

    New York, Tulsi Records, 10

  • Image for Martha Reeves

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas Nowhere To Run

    Motown - The Hits Collection Vol.2, Motown

  • Image for INXS

    INXS Need You Tonight

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer

    Going Back


  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Clocks

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue Get Outta My Way

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall (Still A) Weirdo

    (CD Single), Relentless, 1

  • Image for Seals & Crofts

    Seals & Crofts We May Never Pass This Way (Again)

  • Image for Fran Healy

    Fran Healy Buttercups

    (CD Single), Wreckord Label, 1

  • Image for The Ronettes

    The Ronettes Baby I Love You

    The Best Of The Ronettes, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for Primal Scream

    Primal Scream Movin' On Up

    The Best Album In The World Ever!(Va), Virgin

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "FROM LANGLEY PARK TO MEMPHIS" (Sony) suggested by Sue from Glasgow

    • Image for Prefab Sprout

      Prefab Sprout Hey Manhattan!

      The Best Of Prefab Sprout, Columbia

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 Misery

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Boston

    Boston More Than A Feeling

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond Kentucky Woman

    Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio, Columbia/Mca

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Any Which Way

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Swing Out Sister

    Swing Out Sister Breakout

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Robert Palmer

    Robert Palmer I Didn't Mean To Turn You On

    And Then She Kissed Me Vol.1 (Various, Debutante

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love

    (CD Single), Columbia, 16

  • Image for Ike Turner

    Ike Turner and Tina Turner Nutbush City Limits

    The Greatest Hits Of 1973 (Various), EMI

  • Image for Barenaked Ladies and Erin McCarley

    Barenaked Ladies and Erin McCarley Every Subway Car

    All In Good Time

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "BAND OF JOY" (Decca)

  • Image for Babybird

    Babybird Candy Girl

    Babybird - Ugly Beautiful

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

    The Definitive Monkees, Warner Strategic Market, 15


  • Image for a-ha

    a-ha a-ha - Butterfly Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)

    (CD Single), Rhino, 1

  • Image for The Specials

    The Specials and Rico Rodriguez A Message To You Rudy

    Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various), EMI

  • Image for Michelle Shocked

    Michelle Shocked Anchorage

    The No.1 Country Album (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Return To Sender

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA


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