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Shoestring Hunt

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 11 July 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 Los Lobos

      Los Lobos La Bamba

      Hits Of '87 & '88 Vol.12 (Various), Polydor

  • Image for KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall Black Horse & The Cherry Tree

    (CD Single), Relentless Records

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore Start As We Mean To Go On

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys In My Room

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 1), EMI

  • Image for Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson I Got You

    (CD Single), Brushfire Records, 1

  • Image for Def Leppard

    Def Leppard Animal

    Def Leppard - Hysteria, Phonogram

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "BACK TO FOREVER" (Sony) out 30th July

    • Image for Lissie

      Lissie Further Away (Romance Police)

      (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow My Favourite Mistake

    (CD Single), A&M

  • Image for Santana

    Santana Let The Children Play

    The Ultimate Collection, Columbia

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "NO JIVE - THE VERY BEST OF JOSE FELICIANO 1964 - 75" (Salvi) out now

    • Image for José Feliciano

      José Feliciano Light My Fire

      No Jive - The Very Best of Jose Feliciano 1964 - 75, Salvo

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Looking Out For Caroline

    Bula Quo, Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • Image for The Corrs

    The Corrs Summer Sunshine

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for Chris Montez

    Chris Montez Let's Dance

    And The Beat Goes On Vol 3 (Various), Debutante

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for The O'Jays

      The O'Jays Love Train

      Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Wham!

    Wham! Club Tropicana

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum Edge Of Something

    Momentum, Island, 1

  • Image for Boyzone

    Boyzone Picture Of You

    Hits Zone - The Best Of 97 (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Gloria Estefan

    Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine Dr Beat

    Gloria Estefan - Greatest Hits, Epic

  • Image for Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean Having A Party

    (CD Single), Aqua Music, 1

  • Image for Deep Purple

    Deep Purple Hush

    The Very Best Of, EMI, 1

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Love Story

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Court Yard Hounds

    Court Yard Hounds Sunshine

    (CD Single), Sony Music, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the "CRICKLEWOOD GREEN" (Deram) suggested by Big Sean in the East Midlands

    • Image for Ten Years After

      Ten Years After Love Like A Man

      And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1, Debutante

  • Image for Mike + The Mechanics

    Mike + The Mechanics Another Cup Of Coffee

    Mike & The Mechanics Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Chairmen of the Board

    Chairmen of the Board You've Got Me Dangling On A String

    Chairmen Of The Board - Soul Agenda, Holland-Dozier-Holland

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Texas

      Texas Summer Son

      Texas - The Greatest Hits, Mercury

  • Image for Matthew Wilder

    Matthew Wilder Break My Stride

    Love & Pride - A Kick Up The 80's: Vo, Old Gold

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Big When I Was Little

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Brandon Flowers

    Brandon Flowers Crossfire

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Sam Cooke

    Sam Cooke Cupid

    Sam Cooke - The Man & His Music, RCA

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban False Alarms

    All That Echoes, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for The S.O.S. Band

    The S.O.S. Band Just Be Good To Me

    The History Of Dance Vol. 2 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Thursday

    Electric, x2, 9

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Southern Nights

    That's Country (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for The Style Council

    The Style Council You're The Best Thing

    Classic, Universal, 6

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD Single (Rising Tide Music) out 19th August

    • Image for Emma Stevens

      Emma Stevens A Place Called You

      CD Single, Rising Tide

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Heroes

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for P!nk & Lily Allen

    P!nk & Lily Allen True Love

    (CD Single), RCA, 1


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