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Pepper Duel

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 18 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

41 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Sister Sledge

      Sister Sledge He's The Greatest Dancer

      The Last Days Of Disco (Film Soundtra, Columbia

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red Something Got Me Started

    Simply Red Greatest Hits, East West Records

  • Image for Johnny Hates Jazz

    Johnny Hates Jazz Magnetized

    (CD Single), Nova, 1

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue Spinning Around

    Now 46 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Primal Scream

    Primal Scream It's Alright, It's OK

    (CD Single), Ignition, 1

  • Image for War

    War Low Rider

    Blaxploitation: The Sequel Vol.2, Global Television

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Love Of My Life

    Queen - A Night At The Opera, Parlophone, 9

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

  • Image for George Benson

    George Benson Give Me The Night

    George Benson - The Very Best Of, Warner E.S.P., 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "RKIVES" (Little Record Company) out 6th May

    • Image for Rilo Kiley

      Rilo Kiley Runnin' Around

      RKive, Little Record Company

  • Image for Earth, Wind & Fire

    Earth, Wind & Fire Let's Groove

    15th Anniversary Music Celebration (Various Artists), Rhino

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé It's A Beautiful Day

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Aztec Camera

      Aztec Camera Somewhere In My Heart

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

  • Image for James Brown

    James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good)

    Hits Of ... 65 & 66 (Vol.1), Polydor

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore Love Came Looking For Me

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Image for Dexys Midnight Runners

    Dexys Midnight Runners Geno

    Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various), Disky, 5

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Slow

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Noah and the Whale

    Noah and the Whale There Will Come A Time

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Bananarama

    Bananarama Cruel Summer

    Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for Deep Purple

    Deep Purple Strange Kind Of Woman

    The Greatest Hits Of 1971 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Dido

    Dido End Of Night

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash I Walk The Line

    Johnny Cash - Man In Black, Columbia

  • Image for The Wonder Stuff

    The Wonder Stuff One In Ten

    Oh No...It's The Wonder Stuff, Independent Records Ltd

  • Image for Electronic

    Electronic Getting Away With It...

    (CD Single), Factory Records

  • Image for The Three Degrees

    The Three Degrees When Will I See You Again

    Afrodisiac (Various Artists), Universal Music Tv

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Cheryl Lynn

      Cheryl Lynn Got To Be Real

      The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for R. Dean Taylor

    R. Dean Taylor Gotta See Jane

    Motown - The Hits Collection Vol.2, Motown

  • Image for Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler Believe In Me

    (CD Single), ZYX Music, 2

  • Image for Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car

    Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F, Jive

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield Goin' Back

    Dusty- The Silver Collection, Philips

  • Image for Blue

    Blue Hurt Lovers

    (CD Single), Blueworld, 1

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Ma-Ma-Ma-Belle

    Light Years: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra, Sony, 4

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

    • Image for Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett

      Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett It's 5 'O Clock Somewhere

      American Heartland, Sony Music

  • Image for Lauren Wood

    Lauren Wood Fallen

    Pretty Woman - Soundtrack, EMI

  • Image for Modern Romance

    Modern Romance Best Years Of Our Lives

    The Platinum Collection, Rhino

  • Image for Bruce Channel

    Bruce Channel Hey Baby

    Rediscover The 60's - Sealed With A K, Old Gold

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "THE ASH & CLAY" (Anti) out now

  • Image for Paul Young

    Paul Young Come Back & Stay

    Paul Young - From Time To Time, Columbia

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift 22

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Joni Mitchell

    Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi

    Joni Mitchell, Reprise


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