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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 16 June 2012

Requests this week include Jimmy Ruffin, Eddie Cochran's ironic Three Steps To Heaven, The Crickets, Prince Buster, Marmalade, Jay & The Americans and Ike & Tina's majestic River Deep - Mountain High. But where was Ike on the session and how was the final mix created?

This week's BBC session is a track from David Bowie for Top Gear which instigated the producer being taken off the show for spending too much money and time on the sessions. Loose Connections features Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon and their songs which have something in common - can you spot it? And if you like weird listen out for Gary 'Spider' Webb and The Cave...weird is the word!

Music Played

36 items
  • Image for The Foundations

    The Foundations Back On My Feet Again

    Dedicated Follower of Fashion: Hits of the 60’s, St Claire, 7182

  • Image for Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs

    Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs Sugar Shack

    The Definitive Collection, Ace Records, CDCHD 1112

  • Request

    • Image for Jimmy Ruffin

      Jimmy Ruffin I’ve Passed This Way Before

      Big Hits & Hard To Find Classics, Tamla Motown

  • Dickie Rock & The Miami Sound Machine Round and Round

    The Best of Dickie Rock and the Miami Showband, Pulse, PLS CD 291

  • The BBC Sessions

    • Image for David Bowie

      David Bowie Karma Man

      Bowie at the Beeb, BBC, 7243 528629 2 4

  • Request

    • Image for Eddie Cochran

      Eddie Cochran Three Steps To Heaven

      The Best of Eddie Cochran, Music For Pleasure, 7243 8 54028 2 1

  • Image for The King-Pins

    The King-Pins Two Hearts

    New Breed R&B, Kent Dance, CDKEND 373

  • Image for Cilla Black

    Cilla Black Only Forever Will Do

    Completely Cilla: 1963 – 1973, EMI, 50999 6 02832 2 1

  • Image for Georgie Fame

    Georgie Fame Peaceful

    Somebody Stole My Thunder, Sony, 88697106802

  • Loose Connections

    • Image for Leonard Cohen

      Leonard Cohen Suzanne

      The Essential Leonard Cohen, Columbia, 497995 2

    • Image for Bob Dylan

      Bob Dylan You’re No Good

      Bob Dylan, Columbia, 519891

    • Image for Paul Simon

      Paul Simon I Am A Rock

      The Paul Simon Songbook, Columbia/Legacy, 515421 2

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Tired of Waiting For You

    The Singles Collection, Sanctuary Records, SMRCD024

  • Playing Hard To Get

    • Image for The Crickets

      The Crickets My Little Girl

      Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Something Else!, BGO Records, BGOCD242

  • Image for The Balloon Farm

    The Balloon Farm A Question of Temperature

    Ah Feel Like Ahcid, Zonophone, 00946 397088 2 6

  • Image for Mel Carter

    Mel Carter Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,

    Teenage Crush, Ace, CDCHD 640

  • Request

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys I Get Around

    Sounds of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, Capitol, 82710

  • Image for Connie Francis

    Connie Francis Don’t Ever Leave Me

    Da Doo Ron Ron – more from the Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry Songbook, Ace, CDCHD 1340

  • Request

    • Image for Marmalade

      Marmalade Lovin’ Things

      There’s A Lot Of It About, Airmail, AIRAC-1240

  • Image for The Everly Brothers

    The Everly Brothers Why Not

    The Songs of John D Loudermilk, Jasmine, JASCD 699

  • Answers & Sequels

  • Image for Percy Sledge

    Percy Sledge When A Man Loves a Woman

    R&B 1965 – 1967, Atlantic, unknown

  • Image for Gary

    Gary "Spider" Webb The Cave (Pt 1)

    Smell of The Cramps: More Songs from the Vault of Lux and Ivy, Righteous, Righteous Psalm 23.62

  • Request

    • Image for Jay & The Americans

      Jay & The Americans Living Above You

      The Best of Jay and the Americans, Legendary Masters Series, CDP 7 93448 2

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles And I Love Her

    A Hard Day’s Night, Apple, 0946 3 82413 2 4

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas

      Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Bad To Me

      Billy J Kramer with The Dakotas, See For Miles Records, SEECD 422

    • Image for Mary Hopkin

      Mary Hopkin Goodbye

      Those Were The Days, Apple, 7243 8 30197 2 4

    • Image for P.J. Proby

      P.J. Proby That Means A Lot

      The Very Best of P.J Proby, EMI Gold, 7243 4 96179 2 6

  • Image for The Yardbirds

    The Yardbirds For Your Love

    The Very Best of The Yardbirds, Summit Records, SUMCD4115

  • Image for Bobby Sherman

    Bobby Sherman Little Woman

    Bobby Sherman / Portrait of Bobby, Collectables, 6859

  • The Stylos Head Over Heels

    Rainy City Blues, JungFRAU Records, unknown

  • Request

    • Image for Ike & Tina Turner

      Ike & Tina Turner River Deep – Mountain High

      River Deep – Mountain High, A&M Records, A&M 393 179-2

  • Image for Bruce Channel

    Bruce Channel Come On Baby

    Keep On, Repertoire, REP 4963

  • Image for Tony Bennett

    Tony Bennett My Favourite Things

    The Essential, RPM/Columbia/Legacy, 510782 2

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows Foot Tapper

    More Hits!, EMI, 744 744

  • 1966


    Courtesy of Radio Times


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