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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 20 October 2012

Continuing our new feature They Sang It First, this week we have Hi-Ho Silver Lining by The Attack - suggested by one of our regular listeners because it is often considered that the track was originally recorded by Jeff Beck. However, it was The Attack who actually recorded the song and released their version 3 weeks ahead of Beck.

Brian will be introducing our listener requests and we'll be Playing Hard To Get with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. The comedic pair are well known for not exactly being PC, and this track is no exception to the rule. Bo Dudley is a song they penned about blind jazz musicians. It is very funny though. Alongside all of this Brian will be sharing his usual anecdotes and unveiling the stories behind some of the songs of the era. Music this week comes from Della Reese, The Yardbirds, a very young Lulu, Jackie Lee, The Spiral Staircase and The Ventures - to name but a few.

Music Played

36 items
  • Image for The Toys

    The Toys A Lovers Concerto

    Sing "A Lover's Concerto" and "Attack!", Sundazed, 6034

  • Image for Twice as Much

    Twice as Much Sitting On A Fence

    That's All, Columbia, 23261

  • Request

    • Image for Them

      Them (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66

      Them First, Polygram, POCD1977

  • Image for Joy Dawn

    Joy Dawn Hang It Up

    Where The Girls Are - Volume 6, Ace, CDCHD 1032

  • Both Sides Of The Record

    • Image for Bobby Darin

      Bobby Darin You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby

      Splish Splash, Atco, 91794

  • Image for Bobby Darin

    Bobby Darin Sorrow Tomorrow

    Bobby Rocks, Bear Family, 16310

  • Image for The Who

    The Who Run, Run, Run

    Quick One (Happy Jack), Polydor, 589800

  • Request

    • Image for Bobby Vinton

      Bobby Vinton There I've Said It Again

      All-Time Greatest Hits, VarŠse Sarabande (USA), 066512

  • Image for The Falcons

    The Falcons The Falcons - You're On My Mind

    You're So Fine: 1956-1961, Jasmine, 2027342

  • Loose Connections

    • Image for Don Partridge

      Don Partridge Rosie

      Don Partridge, Cherry Red, 402

    • Image for Donovan

      Donovan Jennifer Juniper

      Sunshine Superman: Very Best Of, EMI, 5407772

    • Image for Tom Jones

      Tom Jones Delilah

      Greatest Hits, Universal International, 882863

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Dedicated Follower of Fashion

    Greatest Hits, BR Music, 758449

  • Playing Hard To Get

    • Image for Peter Cook & Dudley Moore

      Peter Cook & Dudley Moore Bo Dudley

      Bo Dudley, Polygram, 8427402

  • Image for Della Reese

    Della Reese And Now

    Swing, Slow & Cha Cha Cha, Bmg Ariola, 82183812362

  • Request

    • Image for Noel Harrison

      Noel Harrison The Windmills Of Your Mind

      Life Is A Dream, Rhino Handmade, not given

  • Image for Ramsey Lewis

    Ramsey Lewis Wade In The Water

    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Ramsey Lewis, Chess, 112769

  • Image for The Swinging Blue Jeans

    The Swinging Blue Jeans Good Golly Miss Molly

    Definitive Collection, Bayside, not given

  • Image for Emma Rede

    Emma Rede Just Like A Man

    Town I Live In: The EMI Years 1965-1967, Poker, 113

  • Request

    • Image for The Yardbirds

      The Yardbirds Heart Full Of Soul

      Yardbirds, Wave Imports, not given

  • They Sang It First

    • Image for The Attack

      The Attack Hi-Ho Silver Lining

      About Time! Definitive Mod-Pop Collection 1966-68, RPM Records Uk, 7113375

  • Image for Chubby Checker

    Chubby Checker Lazy Elsie Molly

    Action! The Songs of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, Ace (Label), 6704952

  • Image for Caravan

    Caravan Ride

    Caravan, MGM Records, 2353 058

  • Image for Tommy Roe

    Tommy Roe Dizzy

    Greatest Hits, MCA (USA), 10884

  • Request

    • Image for Spiral Starecase

      Spiral Starecase More Today Than Yesterday

      More Today Than Yesterday: The Complete Columbia Recordings, Taragon, 21100

  • Image for Lulu

    Lulu Leave A Little Love

    The Best Of Lulu , Spectrum Music , 544130

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas

      Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Pride (Is Such A Little Word)

      Little Children/I'll Keep You Satisfied, Collectables, 2785

    • Image for Johnny Rivers

      Johnny Rivers Mountain Of Love

      Anthology 1964-77, Rhino, 70793

    • Image for The Ventures

      The Ventures Walk Don't Run

      U.S.A., Phantom, 568002

  • Image for Sonny & Cher

    Sonny & Cher Little Man

    Beat Goes On: The Best of Sonny & Cher, Rhino, 91796

  • Image for Mary Johnson

    Mary Johnson You Have My Blessings

    You Have My Blessings, not given, not given

  • Image for Marv Johnson

    Marv Johnson You've Got To Move Two Mountains

    Marvelous Marv Johnson/More Marv Johnson, Collectables, 2770

  • Request

    • Image for Gene Pitney

      Gene Pitney I'm Gonna Be Strong

      I'm Gonna Be Strong/Looking Through The Eyes Of Love, Sequel, 891

  • Image for The Zombies

    The Zombies Time Of The Season

    Zombie Heaven, Big Beat Records, 7

  • Image for Danny Williams

    Danny Williams In Love For The Very First Time

    Moon River/Swinging For You , EMI Gold, not given

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows Foot Tapper

    More Hits, EMI, 744 744

  • 1966


    Courtesty of Radio Times


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