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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 20 April 2013

This week we're honouring listener requests in the form of songs by the likes of James Taylor, Angela and The Fans, Mike Berry, The Beatles and Chris Andrews.

The focus of our 'They Sang It First Feature' is on Marie Knight, who first began recording in 1946 as a member of the The Sunset Four. After a successful recording career with the Millionaires, fast forward to the late fifties and Marie was touring Britain with Humphrey Lyttelton's band after leaving gospel music behind and turning her hand to R&B. In 1961 Marie sang the original version of 'Come Tomorrow', later covered by sixties stalwarts Manfred Mann.

Music Played

38 items
  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Uptight (Everything's Alright)

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Chuck Jackson

    Chuck Jackson Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird)

    The Very Best of 1961-1967, Varese Sarabande, 003

  • Request

    • Image for The Beatles

      The Beatles She Loves You

      The Beatles - 1, Apple, 4

  • Image for John & Paul

    John & Paul I'm Walkin' (All Alone)

    I?m Walkin? All Alone

  • Both Sides Of The Record

    • Image for Adam Faith

      Adam Faith As You Like It

      The Hits Of 1962 (Various Artists), MFP

    • Image for Adam Faith

      Adam Faith Face to Face

      A?s B?s & EP?s Adam Faith, EMI Gold

  • Image for Leapy Lee

    Leapy Lee Here Comes The Rain

    Here Comes The Rain, MCA

  • Request

    • Image for Mike Berry

      Mike Berry It?s Just A Matter Of Time

      Don?t You Think It?s Time, Castle Music

  • Image for Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas and Martha Reeves Jimmy Mack

    Leaders Of The Pack (Various Artists, Polygram Tv

  • Loose Connections

    • Image for Bobby Darin

      Bobby Darin Eighteen Yellow Roses

      The Capitol Years Disc 3, Capitol, 7243 4 97150 2 8

    • Image for The Four Seasons

      The Four Seasons and Frankie Valli Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'bout Me)

      Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 10

    • Image for Kiki Dee

      Kiki Dee I'm Going Out (The Same Way I Came In)

      The Fontana Years 1963 - 1968, RPM Retrodisc

  • Image for Lee Dorsey

    Lee Dorsey Holy Cow

    (CD Single), Charly

  • Image for Lee Dorsey

    Lee Dorsey Holy Cow

    (CD Single), Charly

  • Playing Hard To Get

  • Image for Johnny Rivers

    Johnny Rivers Secret Agent Man

    The Best Of, EMI America, 2

  • Request

    • Image for Del Shannon

      Del Shannon The House Where Nobody Lives

      The Further Adventures of Charles Westover, BGO Records

  • Image for The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience Gypsy Eyes

    Jimi Hendrix The Ultimate Experience, Polydor

  • Image for San Remo Golden Strings

    San Remo Golden Strings Hungry For Love

    25 Popcorn Rarities, CNR Records

  • Image for Paul Anka

    Paul Anka Love Me Warm And Tender

    Paul Anka: 30th Anniversary Collection, Rhino, 2

  • Image for Fats Domino

    Fats Domino Let The Four Winds Blow

    The Best Of Fats Domino, Liberty

  • Request

  • Image for The Seekers

    The Seekers When Will The Good Apples Fall

    The Seekers, EMI

  • They Sang It First

  • Image for Manfred Mann

    Manfred Mann Pretty Flamingo

    Ages Of Mann, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The 'n Betweens

    The 'n Betweens You Better Run

    Brumbeat The Story Of The 60?s Midlands Sound, CASTLE COMMUNICATIONS

  • Request

    • Image for James Taylor

      James Taylor Rainy Day Man

      James Taylor, Apple Records

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley She's Not You

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for Lulu

      Lulu The Trouble With Boys

      Shout: The Complete Decca Recordings, Decca

    • Image for The Avons

      The Avons Alone At Eight

      Rockin The British Aisles, Rockin Records

    • Image for The Tornados

      The Tornados Popeye Twist

      Telstar The Original Sixties Hits of the Tornadoes, Music Club International

  • Image for Anita Harris

    Anita Harris Just Loving You

    (Single), CBS

  • Image for The Graham Bond Organisation

    The Graham Bond Organisation Hoochie Coochie Man

    The Sound of ?65/ There?s A Bond Between Us, BGO

  • Image for Anne Shelton

    Anne Shelton Rome (Wasn't Built In A Day)

    UK Teenage Jamboree Vol. 4, Philips

  • Request

    • Image for Chris Andrews

      Chris Andrews Yesterday Man

      The Songs Of Chris Andrews, Glissando Records

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield All I See Is You

    Dusty- The Silver Collection, Philips

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra That Old Black Magic

    Frank Sinatra - 20 Golden Greats, Capitol

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows Foot Tapper

    The Shadows - First 20 Years At The T, EMI

  • 1965


    Courtesy of Radio Times


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