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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 03 November 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 KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall Black Horse & The Cherry Tree

    (CD Single), Relentless Records

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers This Is The Day

    (CD Single), Columbia, 19

  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers I Guess I'll Always Love You

    Heartbeat: Love Me Tender (Various), Global Television

  • Image for UB40

    UB40 Cherry Oh Baby

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

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "HEAVEN" (Epic) out December 5th

    • Image for Rebecca Ferguson

      Rebecca Ferguson Nothing's Real But Love

      Pause For Thought

      (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for The Clash

    The Clash Rock The Casbah

    The Singles, Epic

  • Image for The Mamas & The Papas

    The Mamas & The Papas California Dreamin'

    The Best Of, MCA, 2

  • Image for Lana Del Rey

    Lana Del Rey Video Games

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Sugarhill Gang

    The Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight

    The Seventies: A Very Special Collect, Pickwick

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the LP, "JUKES" (Mercury)

  • Image for Suzanne Vega

    Suzanne Vega and DNA Tom's Diner

    Best Of Suzanne Vega - Tried & True, A&M

  • Image for The Four Tops

    The Four Tops Don't Walk Away

    The Four Tops - The Singles Collectio, Polygram Tv

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Todd Rundgren

      Todd Rundgren I Saw The Light

      My Girl (Original 1992 Film S/Track), Epic

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Super Trouper

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 006

  • Image for Westlife

    Westlife Lighthouse

    Greatest Hits, RCA, 1

  • Image for Albert Hammond

    Albert Hammond Free Electric Band

    The Very Best Of Albert Hammond, CBS, 10

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys If I Ain't Got You

    (CD Single), J

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Any Trouble

    Ghost On The Canvas, Surfdog, 1

  • Image for Ramones

    Ramones Baby I Love You

    The Ramones - End Of The Century, Sire

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley All Shook Up

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston It's Not Right (But It's Okay)

    New Hits 99 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "SUPPER" (Domino) suggested by Dean Mahoney

    • Image for Smog

      Smog Vessel in Vain

      Supper, Domino, 5

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Hollywood

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash A Boy Named Sue

    25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll 1969 (Vol 2), Connoisseur

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Nik Kershaw

      Nik Kershaw The Riddle

      The Essential Nik Kershaw, Spectrum

  • Image for Maria Muldaur

    Maria Muldaur Midnight At The Oasis

    Maria Muldaur, Reprise

  • Image for Nickelback

    Nickelback When We Stand Together

    (CD Single), Roadrunner, 1

  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles Hit The Road Jack

    Ray Charles - The Collection, Castle Communications

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue Real Gone Kid

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton The Sacrifice

    Better Day, Sony, 1

  • Image for Simon & Garfunkel

    Simon & Garfunkel 59th Street Bridge Song

    The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel, Columbia


    • Image for Darren Hayes

      Darren Hayes God Walking Into the Room

      Secret Codes and Battleships, Powdered Sugar Productions, 7

  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White What Am I Gonna Do With You

    Barry White - The Collection, Mercury

  • Image for Bill Haley & His Comets

    Bill Haley & His Comets (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock

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

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl They Don't Know

    Galore - The Best Of Kirsty MacColl, Virgin

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "CLANCY'S TAVERN" (Humphead)

  • Image for Ram Jam

    Ram Jam Black Betty

    25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll: 1977 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection, 2

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Spanish Harlem

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for Musical Youth

    Musical Youth Pass The Dutchie

    Young at Heart (Various Artists), Reader's Digest


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