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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 07 April 2012

This week you can find out what the connection was between Little Richard and The Beatles - in fact there was quite a close connection with one of his releases - Get Down With It. There is also a live performance from Saturday Club by Steve Marriott and the Small Faces.

And there is the story of how Clive Powell became Georgie and his connection with Billy. Listen out for the rarely heard but anthemic instrumental by Mason Williams - Classical Gas. That wasn't the original title - it was to have been called Classical Gasoline but was mis-copied onto the score, which was arranged by Mike Post who was responsible for many top tv themes.

Also included is one of our favourite soul tracks by Doris Troy - I'll Do Anything. It was later covered by Tony Blackburn - but don't worry - Brian plays the Doris Troy version.

Music Played

36 items
  • Image for Cilla Black

    Cilla Black Surround Yourself With Sorrow

    The Cilla Black Collection, HMV, 7243 5 2233 2 9

  • Image for Little Richard

    Little Richard Get Down With It

    The Explosive Little Richard, Edsel, EDSS 1016

  • Request

    • Image for Kris Ife

      Kris Ife This Woman's Love

      Composer: John Pantry

      The Huish, RPM, 318

  • The BBC Sessions

    • Image for Small Faces

      Small Faces Baby Don't You Do It

      The BBC Sessions, BBC, SFRSCD087

  • Image for Gary

    Gary "U.S." Bonds Quarter To Three

    The Very Best Of Gary U.S. Bonds, Varese Vintage, VSD-5938

  • Image for Shelby Flint

    Shelby Flint Wonderland

    The Complete Valiant Singles, Real Gone Music, RGM-0008

  • Request

    • Image for The Tremeloes

      The Tremeloes Someone, Someone

      The Very Best Of Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, Spectrum, 551 321-2

  • Image for Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames

    Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames Yeh Yeh

    The Very Best Of…, Spectrum, 550 015-2

  • Loose Connections

    • Image for Françoise Hardy

      Françoise Hardy Et Meme

      Francois Hardy, La Mejor Musica, CD 50571

    • Image for Nana Mouskouri

      Nana Mouskouri The White Rose Of Athens

      The Universal Masters Collection, Universal, 546 801-2

    • Image for Esther & Abi Ofarim

      Esther & Abi Ofarim Cinderella Rockafella

      True Sixties Love, Spectrum, 984 272-8

  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes You Keep Me Hanging On

    Diana Ross & The Supremes, Tamla Motown, 530 792-2

  • Playing Hard To Get

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons Big Girls Don't Cry

    The Very Best Of The Four Seasons, Music Club, MCCD 211

  • Request

    • Image for Manfred Mann

      Manfred Mann I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man

      The Manfred Mann Album, Collectables, COL-CD-2786

  • Image for The Art Movement

    The Art Movement Loving Touch

    White Label Release, Decca, F 12836

  • Image for Mason Williams

    Mason Williams Classical Gas

    The Mason Williams Phonograph Collection, Warner Bros, 1729-2

  • Image for Freddy Cannon

    Freddy Cannon Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

    Palisades Park, Varese Sarabande, 302 066 111 2

  • Image for Johnnie & Joe

    Johnnie & Joe Let Your Mind Do The Talking

    J&S Harlem Soul, Kent Soul, CDKEND 306

  • Request

    • Image for The Vee Gees

      The Vee Gees Don't Forget To Remember

      The Record: Bee Gees Their Greatest Hits, Polydor, 589 449-2

  • Image for Doris Troy

    Doris Troy I'll Do Anything

    Talcum Soul, Stateside, 7243 4 95636 2 9

  • Answers & Sequels

    • Image for Linda Laurie & The Del Satins

      Linda Laurie & The Del Satins Stay At Home Sue

      White Label Release, Rust Records, 5042

  • Image for Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River

    Bad Moon Rising, Fantasy, CDFE 500

  • Image for Bettye Swann

    Bettye Swann Make Me Yours

    Kent’s Cellar of Soul, Kent Soul, CDKEND 198

  • Request

    • Image for Robert Horton

      Robert Horton Shenandoah

      Live At The London Palladium, Castle Pulse Records, PLSCD 822

  • Image for Keith

    Keith 98.6

    Ain’t Gonna Lie, RPM, 273

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for Arthur Alexander

      Arthur Alexander You Better Move On

      You Better Move On, MCA, MCD 30493

    • Image for Jessie Hill

      Jessie Hill Ooh Poo Pah Doo Pt 1

      The Golden Age of American Rock n Roll, Ace Records, CDCHD 800

    • Image for Mel Turner & The Mohicans

      Mel Turner & The Mohicans I Can't Stand Up Alone

      White Label Release, Columbia, DB 7076

  • Image for Bruce Channel

    Bruce Channel Keep On

    Keep On, Repertoire, REP 4963

  • Image for John Sebastian

    John Sebastian She's A Lady

    The Lovin’ Spoonful: Summer In The City, Magic Records, 5262072

  • Image for The Pretty Things

    The Pretty Things Honey I Need

    The Pretty Things, Snapper Classics, SDPCD115

  • Request

    • Image for Haystack

      Haystack Tahiti Farewell

      Measure For Measure: The John Carter Anthology 1961 – 1977, RPM, D268

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - Girl Of My Best Friend

    The 50- Greatest Love Songs, RCA, 07863 68026-2

  • Image for Chris Farlowe

    Chris Farlowe My Way Of Giving

    The Best Of…, Repertoire, REP 5151

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows The Shadows - Foot Tapper

    More Hits!, EMI, 744 744

  • 1963


    Courtesy Of Radio Times


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