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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 28 September 2011

It's Wednesday which means it is time for the first Half-Time Hooter of the Week; with even more inspired daftness and brilliant music from the Dark Lord himself, Alex Lester.

There is more from Album and Record of the Week, two more selections from Alex's personal CD collection, Lester's Library, and one of your chosen tracks from the Listener's Library, plus Pause for Thought. Nobody else, nowhere else.

Music Played

38 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Meat Loaf

      Meat Loaf and Cher Deadringer For Love

      Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Modjo

    Modjo Lady (Hear Me Tonight)

    Now 47 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Lady Antebellum

    Lady Antebellum Just A Kiss

    (CD Single), Capitol, 1

  • Image for Dobie Gray

    Dobie Gray Out On The Floor

    The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter (V, Virgin

  • Image for Joan Armatrading

    Joan Armatrading Drop The Pilot

    The Very Best Of Joan Armatrading, A&M

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "YOU AND I" (Polydor)

    • Image for The Pierces

      The Pierces Kissing You Goodbye

      (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye Got To Give It Up

    Marvin Gaye - The Love Songs, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for The Cure

    The Cure Close To Me

    The Cure - Staring At The Sea, Fiction

  • Image for Darren Hayes

    Darren Hayes Black Out The Sun

    (CD Single), Powdered Sugar Productions, 1

  • Image for Pat Benatar

    Pat Benatar Hit Me With Your Best Shot

    Pat Benatar Greatest Hits, Capitol

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "AB III" (Roadrunner) out now

  • Image for Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston My Love Is Your Love

    (CD Single), Arista

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Street Fighting Man

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for The B-52s

      The B-52s Love Shack

      Now 1990 - The Millennium Series, Now, 3

  • Image for Odyssey

    Odyssey Going Back To My Roots

    Greatest Hits, RCA, 6

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison I Won't Let You Go

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Tequila Sunrise

    The Best Of Eagles, Asylum

  • Image for Boy Meets Girl

    Boy Meets Girl Waiting For A Star To Fall

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds A.K.A... What A Life!

    (CD Single), Sour Mash Records, 1

  • Image for George Benson

    George Benson Give Me The Night

    George Benson - The Very Best Of, Warner E.S.P., 1

  • Image for The Beat

    The Beat Mirror In The Bathroom

    The Beat - Beat This!, Sire

  • Image for Deep Purple

    Deep Purple Hush

    The Very Best Of, EMI, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "PLAYS THE BLUES" (Reprise)

    • Image for Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton

      Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Kidman Blues

  • Image for Carly Simon

    Carly Simon Coming Around Again

    The Very Best Of Carly Simon, Global Television

  • Image for Perry Como

    Perry Como Magic Moments

    50's Number Ones Vol 1, Old Gold

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red A New Flame

    Simply Red Greatest Hits, East West Records

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Paradise

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for The Belle Stars

    The Belle Stars Sign Of The Times

    The Very Best Of The Belle Stars, Hit Label

  • Image for The Everly Brothers

    The Everly Brothers Walk Right Back

    The Everly Brothers - Perfect Harmony, Knight Records

  • Image for Julian Lennon

    Julian Lennon Lookin' 4 Luv

    (CD Single), Conehead, 1

  • Image for Dennis Brown

    Dennis Brown Money In My Pocket

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the 16 CD box-set, "DISCOVERY" (EMI) out now

  • Image for Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Dreams

    Now 1993 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Love Action (I Believe In Love)

    More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various), Disky

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "CRY" (Warner) suggested by Dale in Birmingham

  • Image for Ritchie Valens

    Ritchie Valens La Bamba

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode Everything Counts

    Depeche Mode - The Singles 1981-1985, Mute Records


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