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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 14 July 2011

Alex is here to keep you entertained with his unique brand of witty chat accompanied by a great selection of tunes.

There is more from Album of the Week, another play of the Record of the Week, two tracks you may not have heard before from Lester's Library, one of your choices from the Listener's Library, Pause for Thought at 3.20am, and the second Half-Time Hooter of the Week. Let the buffoonery begin!

Music Played

40 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for ABC

      ABC When Smokey Sings

  • Image for Odyssey

    Odyssey Native New Yorker

    Million Sellers Vol.17 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Juan Zelada

    Juan Zelada Breakfast In Spitalfields

    High Ceilings & Collarbones, Decca, 1

  • Image for Andreas Johnson

    Andreas Johnson Glorious

    Glorious (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones I Wanna Be Your Man

    Rolling Stones - Singles Collection, Abkco

  • Image for Joss Stone

    Joss Stone Somehow

    (CD Single), Stoned Records, 1

  • Image for King

    King Love & Pride

    The Ultimate Eighties (Various), Hit Records

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell By The Time I Get To Phoenix

    Sixties Legends (Various Artists), Virgin

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK (A&M Records) out on August 15th

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Dean Martin

    Dean Martin Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)

    Best Of The Capitol Years - Dean Mart, Capitol

  • LESTER's LIBRARY from the CD, "STRANGER ME" (Archer) Out Now

  • Image for Johnny Nash

    Johnny Nash There Are More Questions Than Answers

    The Best Of Johnny Nash, Columbia

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Holiday

    (Single), Sire, 34

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Deacon Blue

      Deacon Blue Real Gone Kid

      The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Andrew Gold

    Andrew Gold Lonely Boy

    Drive Time (Various Artists), Dino, 1

  • Image for Miss 600

    Miss 600 Twist

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone Ain't Got No, I Got Life

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for Red Box

    Red Box Lean On Me

    Red Box - The Circle & The Square, Sire

  • Image for Kenny Wayne Shepherd

    Kenny Wayne Shepherd Never Lookin' Back

    (CD Single), Loud & Proud, 1

  • Image for KC and The Sunshine Band

    KC and The Sunshine Band Boogie Shoes

    Very Best Of KC & The Sunshine Band, Chrysalis

  • Image for Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf and Cher Deadringer For Love

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Fleet Foxes

    Fleet Foxes Lorelai

    Helplessness Blues, Bella Union Records, 1


  • Image for Joan Osborne

    Joan Osborne One Of Us

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for The Contours

    The Contours Do You Love Me

    The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sanctuary Records

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for The Clash

      The Clash Rock The Casbah

      The Singles, Epic

  • Image for The Smiths

    The Smiths How Soon Is Now?

    Drive Time 2 (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Stevie Nicks

    Stevie Nicks Secret Love

    In Your Dreams, Reprise, 1

  • Image for The Trammps

    The Trammps Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1974, Connoisseur

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush Wuthering Heights

    Music Of The Millennium (Various), Universal

  • Image for Johnny Tillotson

    Johnny Tillotson Poetry In Motion

    60's Number Ones Vol 1, Old Gold

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "GREATEST HITS" (Sony) out now

    • Image for Ricky Martin

      Ricky Martin Maria

      Huge Hits 1997 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell The Onion Song

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Wallflowers

    The Wallflowers One Headlight

    Wallflowers - Bringing Down The Horse, Interscope

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY suggested by Harry from Wakefield

    • Image for White Plains

      White Plains My Baby Loves Lovin'

      Hits Of ... 69 & 70 (Vol.3), Polydor

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Love How It Hurts

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Am I Forgiven

    Seasons Of My Soul, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson Lonely Teardrops

    (CD Single), Pickwick

  • Image for Imelda May

    Imelda May Inside Out

    (CD Single), Decca, 1


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