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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 30 November 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

39 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Bee Gees

      Bee Gees Jive Talkin'

      Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for John Cougar

    John Cougar Jack And Diane

    John Cougar - American Fool, Mercury

  • Image for Katy Perry

    Katy Perry The One That Got Away

    (CD Single), Capitol Records, 1

  • Image for The Shirelles

    The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow

    Memories ... Are Made Of This, Dino

  • Image for Paul Weller

    Paul Weller Broken Stones

    Paul Weller - Stanley Road, Go! Discs

  • Image for Lady Antebellum

    Lady Antebellum We Owned The Night

    Own The Night, Capitol, 1

  • Image for Van Halen

    Van Halen Jump

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Corinne Bailey Rae

    Corinne Bailey Rae Put Your Records On

    (CD Single), EMI

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK (Flat Cap Records)

  • Image for The Foundations

    The Foundations In The Bad Bad Old Days

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

  • Image for Go West

    Go West Call Me

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


  • Image for Marshall Hain

    Marshall Hain Dancing In The City

    (Single), Harvest

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Cher

      Cher Believe

      Love Songs - 39 All Time Love Classic, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Barrett Strong

    Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want)

    Pre-Fab! (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for Beyoncé

    Beyoncé Love On Top

    4, RCA, 1

  • Image for Howard Jones

    Howard Jones What Is Love

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin Ramble On

    Led Zeppelin - Remasters, Atlantic

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield Goin' Back

    Dusty- The Silver Collection, Philips

  • Image for Fatback Band

    Fatback Band I Found Lovin'

    The Greatest 80's Soul W/Ender (Va), Warner Strategic Market

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Better Than That

    Quid Pro Quo, Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • Image for Alannah Myles

    Alannah Myles Black Velvet

    Red Hot Metal (Various Artists), Dover Records

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "TRY MY LOVE" (Sony)

  • Image for Urge Overkill

    Urge Overkill Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon

    Simply The Best Movie Album (Various), Warner Strategic Market

  • Image for Danny & The Juniors

    Danny & The Juniors At The Hop

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

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle Starlight

    Letters, Syco, 1

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Quincy Jones

      Quincy Jones and Dune Ai No Corrida

      Hits Of 1981 & 1982 (Various Artists, Polydor

  • Image for Snow Patrol

    Snow Patrol Chasing Cars

    (CD Single), Fiction

  • Image for James Morrison & Jessie J

    James Morrison & Jessie J Up

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Asia

    Asia Heat Of The Moment

    Various Artists - New Frontiers, Temple Records

  • Image for Deniece Williams

    Deniece Williams Let's Hear It For The Boy

    History Of Dance Music Vol.2 (Variou, Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for The Bachelors

    The Bachelors Diane

    Housewives Choice (Various Artists), Music & Memories, 2

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "LIONESS: HIDDEN TREASURES" (Island) out Dec 5th

    • Image for Amy Winehouse

      Amy Winehouse Half Time

      Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Island, 2

  • Image for Slade

    Slade Cum On Feel The Noize

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Prefab Sprout

    Prefab Sprout When Love Breaks Down

    Prefab Sprout - Two Wheels Good, Epic

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "GREATEST HITS" (Salvo) suggested by Stu-Bo from Aberdeen

    • Image for Nazareth

      Nazareth Holy Roller

      Greatest Hits, SALVO, 2

  • Image for Tony Bennett

    Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga The Lady Is A Tramp

    Duets II, Columbia, 1

  • Image for James Brown

    James Brown Get Up Offa That Thing

    20 All Time Greatest Hits, Polydor, 6

  • Image for The Platters

    The Platters The Great Pretender

    The Platters Golden Hits, Phonogram, 5


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