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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 29 December 2010

It's Wednesday which means it is time for the first Half-Time Hooter of the Week; even more inspired daftness and brilliant music from the Dark Lord himself, Alex Lester. We continue to shake the cobwebs from some of the best threads from 2010; more mix n' match mischief with movies in 'When Harry Potter Met Sally'; bring whatever is in your van, lorry or spare room to the 'Pallet Party'; and what is the strangest thing you ever did see in 'I Ain't Ever Seen an Elephant Fly'. Pause for Thought at 3.20 with Michael McMahon.
From Lester's Library there are tracks from Bo Diddley and Linda Ronstadt, while the Listener's Library is a recent undiscovered gem from The Ironweed Project. Record of the Week is from Rumer. Nobody else, nowhere else.

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Waterloo

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 019

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Isn't She Lovely

    Songs In The Key Of Life Vol.2, Hitsville

  • Image for Plain White T's

    Plain White T's Rhythm Of Love

    (CD Single), Hollywood Records, 1

  • Image for The Cardigans

    The Cardigans My Favourite Game

    Q The Album (Various Artists), Virgin

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "SEASONS OF MY SOUL" (Atlantic) Out Now

    • Image for Rumer

      Rumer Am I Forgiven

      Seasons Of My Soul, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Frankie Valli

    Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons The Night

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 9

  • Image for Fiction Factory

    Fiction Factory (Feels Like) Heaven

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

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Michael Jackson - Hollywood Tonight

    Michael, Sony, 1

  • Image for Beth Nielsen Chapman

    Beth Nielsen Chapman Free

    (CD Single), Sanctuary

  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers I Guess I'll Always Love You

    Heartbeat: Love Me Tender (Various), Global Television

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "HEY BO DIDDLEY!" (Not Now Music)

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Rolling In The Deep

    (CD Single), XL, 1

  • Image for Andy Kim

    Andy Kim Rock Me Gently

    Super Hits Of The 70's (Various Artis, Rhino

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Denis

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for The Four Tops

    The Four Tops I Can't Help Myself

    The Four Tops - The Singles Collectio, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Diane Birch

    Diane Birch Fools

    Bible Belt, S-Curve, 1

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers Long Train Runnin'

    The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers, Warner Bros

  • Image for Ugly Kid Joe

    Ugly Kid Joe Cat's In The Cradle

    (CD Single), Mercury

  • Image for Cheryl Cole

    Cheryl Cole Cheryl Cole - The Flood

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Knack

    The Knack My Sharona

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

  • Image for Percy Sledge

    Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Ain't Good Enough For You

    The Promise, Columbia, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "DUST BOWL" (Fat Northerner) suggseted by Steve in Yeovil

    • Image for Ironweed Project

      Ironweed Project Get a Little Dirty

      Dust Bowl, Fat Northerner, 12

  • Image for Annie Lennox

    Annie Lennox Walking On Broken Glass

    Now 1992 (Various Artists), Now, 2

  • Image for Free

    Free All Right Now

    Back To The 70's (CD1) (Various), EMI, 15

  • Image for Starship

    Starship We Built This City

    Knee Deep In The Hoopla, Grunt

  • Image for Sparks

    Sparks This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us

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

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Riviera Life

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Uncle Kracker

    Uncle Kracker Follow Me

    (CD Single), Lava/Atlantic

  • Image for Belinda Carlisle

    Belinda Carlisle We Want The Same Thing

    A Place On Earth - Greatest Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Paul Carrack and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Paul Carrack and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra It Ain't Over ('til It's Over...)

    (CD Single), Absolute, 1

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Good Vibrations

    Smiley Smile (Stereo Version), EMI

  • Image for Soul II Soul

    Soul II Soul and Caron Wheeler Keep On Moving

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

    Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and Steve Harley Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me)

    20 Number 1's Of The 70's (Various), MFP

  • Image for Pato Banton

    Pato Banton, Robin Campbell and Ali Campbell Baby Come Back

    Now 29 (Various Artists), Now

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "GREATEST HITS I & II" (Rhino)

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 Misery

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl A New England

    The Best Of The 80's Vol.II (Various), Crimson


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