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Tim Smith Sits In

3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 04 March 2011

It's the best way to start your weekend by tuning into Tim Smith who rounds off his week sitting in for Alex. Every Friday is a feelgood Friday which means even more great tunes and lively chat to keep you happy through the night. There is a final track from the Album of the Week, another spin of Record of the Week, more unexpected song selections from the Smith Family Archive and the Listener's Library and Pause for Thought at 3.20am.

Music Played

37 items
  • Image for The Emotions

    The Emotions and Earth, Wind & Fire Boogie Wonderland

    The Best Seventies Album In The World.. Ever!, Virgin, 2

  • Image for Cornershop

    Cornershop Brimful Of Asha (Remix)

    The 1999 Brit Awards (Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for R.E.M.

    R.E.M. UBerlin

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald It's All Right With Me

    Essential Ella, Verve

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "TRI-POLAR" (Virgin) out on April 4th

  • Image for Norman Greenbaum

    Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky

    Million Sellers Vol.18 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer State Of Independence

    Club Tropicana (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Wonderland

    Wonderland Not A Love Song

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1


    • Image for Nick Drake

      Nick Drake One Of These Things First

      Bryter Layter, Island

  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Someone Like You

    21, XL, 1

  • Image for Shakin' Stevens

    Shakin' Stevens This Ole House

    The 80's Collection: 1981 (Various), Time Life

  • Image for Kaiser Chiefs

    Kaiser Chiefs I Predict A Riot

    (CD Single), B-Unique

  • Image for The Moments

    The Moments Jack In The Box

    The Greatest Hits Of 1977 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Belle and Sebastian

    Belle and Sebastian I Want The World To Stop

    (CD Single), Rough Trade, 1

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Mr Blue Sky

    ELO - Out Of The Blue, Jet

  • Image for Yes

    Yes Owner Of A Lonely Heart

    Top Gear 2 - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for Asa

    Asa Be My Man

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for The Steve Gibbons Band

    The Steve Gibbons Band Tulane

    Rockin' Seventies (Various Artists), Trax, 14

  • Image for The Commodores

    The Commodores Brick House

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers Postcards From A Young Man

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION" (Sanctuary) suggested by Mike in Birmingham

    • Image for Small Faces

      Small Faces Small Faces - Here Come the Nice

      The Ultimate Collection, Sanctuary, 1 (disc 2)

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart You Wear It Well

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Connie Francis

    Connie Francis Lipstick On Your Collar

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Bananarama

    Bananarama Robert De Niro's Waiting

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

  • Image for Eternal

    Eternal and BeBe Winans I Wanna Be The Only One

    Eternal - Greatest Hits, EMI

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Michael Jackson - Hollywood Tonight

    Michael, Sony, 1

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen Smile

    (CD Single), Regal

  • Image for Jasper Carrott

    Jasper Carrott Funky Moped

    Hits Of The 60s, 70s & 80s (Various), Kenwest

  • Image for Tavares

    Tavares More Than A Woman

    Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for In-Flight Safety

    In-Flight Safety Model Homes

    (CD Single), Conehead UK, 1

  • Image for Betty Everett

    Betty Everett It's In His Kiss

    Unchained Melodies II (Various Artis, Telstar


    • Image for Beady Eye

      Beady Eye The Roller

      (CD Single), Beady Eye Records, 1

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes

    The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 2), Warner Bros, 2


  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Never Let Me Go

    (CD Single), Wall Of Sound, 3

  • Image for Village People

    Village People In The Navy

    The 70's: Back In The Groove - 1979, Time Life


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