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Teary Showmen

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 24 May 2013

There's only one way to get through the night with a smile and that's with Alex, AKA the Dark Lord, on the Best Time of the Day Show.

There will be another track from the Album of the Week, another spin of Record of the Week, two more tracks from Alex's eclectic CD collection in the Lester's Library, a selection from you from the Listener's Library and Pause for Thought.

Alex is armed with the Drums of Pun, the Mallet of Stupidity and the Squeal of Campery; you won't get the chance to even think about sleeping!

Music Played

39 items
  • HOUR 1

  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics Right By Your Side

    Eurythmics - Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Daft Punk

    Daft Punk Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)

    Featured Artist: Pharrell Williams.

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for U2

    U2 Desire

    U2 - The Best Of 1980-1990, Island

  • Image for The Righteous Brothers

    The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody

    Rediscover The 60's - With A Little H, Old Gold

  • Image for Black Star Riders

    Black Star Riders Bound For Glory

    (CD Single), Nuclear Blast, 1

  • Image for Shania Twain

    Shania Twain That Don't Impress Me Much

    Now 44 (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Sweet Talkin' Woman

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "LEANNE MITCHELL" (Decca) out 17th June

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin'

    Fontana: Chapter 1. The Birth (60's), Fontana, 3

  • Image for Passenger

    Passenger Let Her Go

    (CD Single), Nettwerk, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "KEEP MOVING EP" (Island) out 10th June

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for The Trammps

      The Trammps Disco Inferno

      More Monty (Various Artists), Rca Victor

  • Image for Karen Ramirez

    Karen Ramirez Looking For Love

    (CD Single), Manifesto

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi What About Now

    What About Now, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Player

    Player Baby Come Back

    Soul Years 1977 (Various Artists), Knight Records

  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles I Got A Woman

    Best Of The 50's (Various Artists), Disky

  • Image for Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode Soothe My Soul

    Delta Machine, Columbia, 1

  • Image for LeAnn Rimes

    LeAnn Rimes Can't Fight The Moonlight

    (CD Single), London/Curb Records

  • Image for The Undertones

    The Undertones Teenage Kicks

    Beautiful Game (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Dresden

    English Electric, 100% Records, 1

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Domino

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD "DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME" (Cooking Vinyl) suggested by Andrew in Lichfield

    • Image for Billy Bragg

      Billy Bragg Cindy Of 1000 Lives

      Don't Try This At Home, Cooking Vinyl

  • Image for Shirley & Company

    Shirley & Company Shame Shame Shame

    The Originals (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Elvis Ain't Dead

    (CD Single), Epic

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for The Whispers

      The Whispers And The Beat Goes On

      Time For Love (Various Artists), Truetrax

  • Image for The Beloved

    The Beloved Sweet Harmony

    Now 24 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Phillip Phillips

    Phillip Phillips Home

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Chrissie Hynde

    Chrissie Hynde and UB40 I Got You Babe

    Dancing On Sunshine - 22 Reggae Hits, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Space Cowboy

    (CD Single), Sony Soho Square

  • Image for The Band Perry

    The Band Perry Done

    Pioneer, Decca, 1

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles I Saw Her Standing There

    The Beatles - Please Please Me, Parlophone, 1


    • Image for Texas

      Texas The Conversation

      (CD Single), PIAS UK, 1

  • Image for Robbie Nevil

    Robbie Nevil C'est La Vie

    Various Artists - New Frontiers, Temple Records

  • Image for Chicago

    Chicago 25 Or 6 To 4

    (Single), CBS

  • Image for Aloe Blacc

    Aloe Blacc I Need A Dollar

    Good Things, Stones Throw Records, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "SEESAW" (Provogue) out now

    • Image for Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa

      Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Them There Eyes

      SeeSaw, Provogue

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Bula Bula Quo

    (CD Single), Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • Image for Martika

    Martika I Feel The Earth Move

    Monster Hits (Various Artists), BMG


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