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Handy Cure

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 16 April 2013

Each day Alex will be stretching his vocal chords in unimaginable fashion by attempting to recreate some of the oddest noises ever produced on record in 'Alex Gets Vocal'. Can he 'beatbox' better than Michael Jackson? Can he hit the Minnie Ripperton highnote? Probably not...but he's going to try!

Music Played

38 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Pretenders

      Pretenders Don't Get Me Wrong

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

  • Image for The Lightning Seeds

    The Lightning Seeds Lucky You

    Lightning Seeds - Jollification, Epic

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore Love Came Looking For Me

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Image for Amen Corner

    Amen Corner Bend Me, Shape Me

    Heartbeat 2 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Kid Creole and the Coconuts

    Kid Creole and the Coconuts Stool Pigeon

    Cre-Ole - The Best Of Kid Creole, Island

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "A" (Polydor) out May 13th

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Paper Plane

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Say You Love Me

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 13

  • Image for Dido

    Dido End Of Night

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Argent

    Argent Hold Your Head Up

    (Single), Epic, 2

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "BLOODSPORTS" (Warner)

  • Image for Fontella Bass

    Fontella Bass Rescue Me

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler Believe In Me

    (CD Single), ZYX Music, 2

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Room 5

      Room 5 and Oliver Cheatham Make Luv

      New Woman 2003 (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Jo Jo Gunne

    Jo Jo Gunne Run Run Run

    The Sound Of The Seventies (Various Artists), Warner Music TV

  • Image for Blue

    Blue Hurt Lovers

    (CD Single), Blueworld, 1

  • Image for Randy Crawford

    Randy Crawford You Might Need Somebody

    Ken Bruce At Your Request (Various), BBC

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Lyin' Eyes

    (Single), Asylum

  • Image for Madeleine Peyroux

    Madeleine Peyroux Changing All Those Changes

    The Blue Room (Deluxe Version), Decca, 1

  • Image for Sniff 'n' the Tears

    Sniff 'n' the Tears Driver's Seat

    Various Artists - Top Gear 2, Columbia

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Heart Of Glass

    Billboard Top Hits: 1979 (Various), Rhino, 13

  • Image for Johnny Hates Jazz

    Johnny Hates Jazz Magnetized

    (CD Single), Nova, 1

  • Image for Lene Marlin

    Lene Marlin Sitting Down Here

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE BUFFALO SKINNERS" (EMI) suggested by Keith Harnswell, Glasgow

    • Image for Big Country

      Big Country Ships (Where Were You)

      The Buffalo Skinners, EMI, 8

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    Songs Of The Century (Disc 2), Global Records & Tapes

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Dave Edmunds

      Dave Edmunds Girls Talk

      The Best Of Dave Edmunds, Swansong, 2

  • Image for Change

    Change The Glow Of Love

    The Essential Luther Vandross, Epic

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé It's A Beautiful Day

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for Otis Redding

    Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Eruption

    Eruption I Can't Stand The Rain

    Disco Fever 2 (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Graffiti On The Train

    (CD Single), Stylus Records, 1

  • Image for Red Box

    Red Box For America

    Red Box - The Circle & The Square, Sire

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "AMERICAN HEARTLAND" (Sony) out now

  • Image for Hue And Cry

    Hue And Cry Labour Of Love

    Now 24 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees Night Fever

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Gregory Isaacs

    Gregory Isaacs Night Nurse

    Pure Reggae - Volume 1, Island

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "ALL THIS TIME" (Wrasse) out 20th May

    • Image for The Magnets

      The Magnets A Town Called Malice

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift State Of Grace

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1


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