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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 May 2012

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

40 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Ricky Martin

      Ricky Martin Livin' La Vida Loca

      (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Gwen Guthrie

    Gwen Guthrie Ain't Nothing Going On But The Rent

    Now 1986 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Hit Or Miss

    (CD Single), Gut Records, 5

  • Image for Frankie Lymon

    Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall In Love

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

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long

    AC/DC - Back In Black, EMI

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer P.F. Sloan

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Three Dog Night

    Three Dog Night Mama Told Me Not To Come

    25 Years Of No.1 Hits - Vol.1 (Vario, Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson Reet Petite

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


  • Image for Babybird

    Babybird You're Gorgeous

    This Year's Love (Various Artists), Global Television

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "BANGA" (Sony) out June 4th

  • Image for Gloria Gaynor

    Gloria Gaynor Never Can Say Goodbye

    The Greatest Hits Of 1974 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Toots & The Maytals

    Toots & The Maytals 54-46 Was My Number

    Run Fatboy Run O.S.T. (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for Melody Gardot

    Melody Gardot Amalia

    The Absence, Decca

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for M People

      M People Moving On Up

      The Best Of M People, BMG

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees Last Train To Clarksville

    Delilah - Jukebox 60's Hits, Old Gold, 2

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Picking Up The Pieces

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for The Divine Comedy

    The Divine Comedy Something For The Weekend

    Fresh Hits 96 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself

    Dusty- The Silver Collection, Philips

  • Image for Paul Weller

    Paul Weller When Your Garden's Overgrown

    Sonik Kicks, Island, 9

  • Image for Shalamar

    Shalamar There It Is

    Friends - Deluxe Edition, Big Break Records, 6

  • Image for Talking Heads

    Talking Heads And She Was

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

  • Image for Gotye

    Gotye Eyes Wide Open

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Freddie McGregor

    Freddie McGregor Just Don't Want To Be Lonely

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "RUN FOR COVER" (Virgin) suggested by Milkman Pete in Cambridgeshire

    • Image for Gary Moore & Phil Lynott

      Gary Moore & Phil Lynott Out in the Fields

      Out In The Fields: Very Best Of, Virgin, 1

  • Image for The Trammps

    The Trammps Disco Inferno

    More Monty (Various Artists), Rca Victor

  • Image for Little Big Town

    Little Big Town Fine Line

    A Place To Land, Humphead Records, 1

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Level 42

      Level 42 Running In The Family

      Heaven (Various Artists), Spectrum

  • Image for Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth

    The Very Best Of Meatloaf, Virgin

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Stand Up

    Who You Are, Island

  • Image for Prefab Sprout

    Prefab Sprout The King Of Rock 'n' Roll

    Hits Album 8, Part 2 (Various Artist, Hits Album

  • Image for Laura Nyro

    Laura Nyro Stoney End

    The Best Of, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Michael Kiwanuka

    Michael Kiwanuka I'll Get Along

    (CD Single), Polydor, 3

  • Image for The Clash

    The Clash Should I Stay Or Should I Go

    Now 19 (Various Artists), Now

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "OUT OF MY HANDS" (Wrasse) out now

    • Image for Morten Harket

      Morten Harket Lightning

      Out of My Hands, Compass Point AS, 003

  • Image for The Pointer Sisters

    The Pointer Sisters I'm So Excited

    The Best Of The Pointer Sisters, RCA

  • Image for Love Affair

    Love Affair Everlasting Love

    Heartbeat - Forever Yours, Sony

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "HEROES" (Sony) out now

  • Image for Mariah Carey

    Mariah Carey Always Be My Baby

    Mariah #1's - The Best Of Mariah Care, Columbia

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel My Life

    Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Vol.2, CBS


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