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09/03/2011

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 09 March 2011

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. This morning, Alex is inventing new collectables to buy at the concert in "Merchandise Mischief"; mind you don't sit in the fresh bird droppings, and don't stand on the jellyfish, it's "Step, Toe and Dung"; and new for today, beware of the crazy horse-sized dog and avert your eyes from the couple getting steamy on the grass - we are painting a "Park Portrait".
From Lester's Library there is a heavy rock Sinatra tribute from Jani Lane with Ritchie Kotzen, and something new from ex-Speedway singer, Jill Jackson, while your choice from the Listener's Library comes from Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich. Plus, there is another track from Album of the Week by REM and Record of the Week from Taylor Swift.
Nobody else, nowhere else.

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins Sussudio

    Phil Collins ...Hits, Virgin

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Mamma Mia

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 004

  • Image for Noah and the Whale

    Noah and the Whale L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Ohio Players

    Ohio Players Love Rollercoaster

    Supafunky II (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi You Give Love A Bad Name

    Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet, Mercury, 2

  • Image for Asa

    Asa Be My Man

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)

    The Stranger, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Toots & The Maytals

    Toots & The Maytals Pressure Drop

    The Very Best Of, Island, 12

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "SPEAK NOW" (Mercury)

  • Image for Lorraine Ellison

    Lorraine Ellison Stay With Me Baby

    Mad About The Boy: Ladies Sing The Bl, Crimson

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the various artists CD, "SIN-ATRA" (Armoury Records) Out on March 28th

    • Image for Jani Lane & Ritchie Kotzen

      Jani Lane & Ritchie Kotzen That's Life

  • Image for Kid Creole and the Coconuts

    Kid Creole and the Coconuts I'm A Wonderful Thing Baby

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

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces You'll Be Mine

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town

    (Single), Vertigo, 10

  • Image for Nanci Griffith

    Nanci Griffith and Jimmy Buffett I Love This Town

    Nanci Griffith - Hearts In Mind, Universal Music TV

  • Image for Wonderland

    Wonderland Not A Love Song

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for War

    War Low Rider

    Blaxploitation: The Sequel Vol.2, Global Television

  • Image for The Dream Academy

    The Dream Academy Life In A Northern Town

    Blast From The Past (Various Artists, Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for Loleatta Holloway

    Loleatta Holloway Love Sensation

    The Best Disco Album In The World...Ever!, Virgin, 3

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Starman

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Julian Velard

    Julian Velard Love Again For The First Time

    (CD Single), Planteer Records, 1

  • Image for Macy Gray

    Macy Gray I Try

    The 2000 Brit Awards (Various Artist, Columbia

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE BEST OF..." (Spectrum) suggested by Elliot from Coventry

  • Image for Dennis Brown

    Dennis Brown Money In My Pocket

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for Shakespears Sister

    Shakespears Sister You're History

    The Awards 1990 (Disc 1) (Various), Telstar

  • Image for Dion

    Dion Runaround Sue

    The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sequel Records

  • Image for Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean Red Light Spells Danger

    Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F, Jive

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Come Dancing

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Michael Jackson - Hollywood Tonight

    Michael, Sony, 1

  • Image for Natalie Cole

    Natalie Cole This Will Be

    Women In Love (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Andy Williams

    Andy Williams Can't Get Used To Losing You

    The Best Love Songs...Ever! (Various), Virgin

  • Image for Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Reelin' In The Years

    A Decade Of Steely Dan, MCA

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "COLLAPSE INTO NOW" (Warner) Out now

    • Image for R.E.M.

      R.E.M. It Happened Today

      Collapse Into Now, Warner, 5

  • Image for Change

    Change A Lover's Holiday

    (Single), WEA

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Price Tag (feat. B.o.B)

    Featured Artist: B.o.B.

    (CD Single), Lava Records, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "BACK TO ZERO" (Ridge)

  • Image for The Who

    The Who Who Are You

    CSI: O.S.T. (Various Artists), Hip-O-Records, 9

  • Image for Archie Bell & The Drells

    Archie Bell & The Drells Soul City Walk

    Midnight Soul (Various Artists), Music Club

  • Image for Kim Wilde

    Kim Wilde Kids In America

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

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