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Blue Sandal Tap

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 18 September 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

41 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for ABBA

      ABBA Mamma Mia

      Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 004

  • Image for Bobby Vee

    Bobby Vee The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

    Bobby Vee - The EP Collection, See For Miles

  • Image for Passenger

    Passenger Holes

    (CD Single), Nettwerk Music Group, 1

  • Image for T’Pau

    T’Pau China In Your Hand

    The 80's Love Album (Various Artists, Virgin

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Read My Mind

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for Barenaked Ladies

    Barenaked Ladies Odds Are

    (CD Single), Raisin Records

  • Image for The Crystals

    The Crystals Then He Kissed Me

    The Best Of The Crystals, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for Paul Davidson

    Paul Davidson Midnight Rider

    Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD "NEW" (Virgin) out October 14th

  • Image for Al Jarreau

    Al Jarreau Mornin'

    Best Of Al Jarreau, Warner Bros

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "RARITIES" (Mercury) out now

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Bicycle Race

    Jazz, Island, 4

  • Image for Katy Perry

    Katy Perry Roar

    (CD Single), Capitol, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for The Easybeats

      The Easybeats Friday On My Mind

      Good Morning Vietnam (Film S/Track), Disky

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Telephone Line

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Capital Cities

    Capital Cities Safe And Sound

    (CD Single), Capitol

  • Image for Sheena Easton

    Sheena Easton 9 To 5

    The World Of Sheena Easton, EMI

  • Image for Ketty Lester

    Ketty Lester Love Letters

    Housewives Choice (Various Artists), Music & Memories

  • Image for Hugh Laurie

    Hugh Laurie Junco Partner

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC Highway To Hell

    AC/DC - Highway To Hell, Albert

  • Image for McGuinness Flint

    McGuinness Flint When I'm Dead & Gone

    Heart On My Sleeve, A&M

  • Image for Earth, Wind & Fire

    Earth, Wind & Fire My Promise

    (CD Single), Legacy, 1

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Michael Caine

    Madness - Utter Madness, Zarjazz

  • Image for The Source

    The Source and Candi Staton You Got The Love

    Smash Hits Massive! (Various Artists), Dover Records

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "GREATEST HITS" (Sony) suggested by Tommy Ainsley in Felixstowe

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Little L

    (CD Single), Sony

  • Image for The Style Council

    The Style Council Have You Ever Had It Blue

    Heaven (Various Artists), Spectrum

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for The Four Tops

      The Four Tops I Can't Help Myself

      The Four Tops - The Singles Collectio, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Imagination

    Imagination Just An Illusion

    Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist, Global Television

  • Image for Kathryn Williams

    Kathryn Williams Heart Shaped Stone

    (CD Single), One Little Indian, 1

  • Image for Desmond Dekker

    Desmond Dekker You Can Get It If You Really Want

    Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan

  • Image for Mariah Carey

    Mariah Carey Always Be My Baby

    Mariah #1's - The Best Of Mariah Care, Columbia

  • Image for John Newman

    John Newman Cheating

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Eddie Cochran

    Eddie Cochran Summertime Blues

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin, 1

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "THE DIVING BOARD" (Mercury) out now

    • Image for Elton John

      Elton John Can't Stay Alone Tonight

      The Diving Board, Mercury, 7

  • Image for Sydney Youngblood

    Sydney Youngblood If Only I Could

    Club Classics From The 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Dionne Warwick

    Dionne Warwick Walk On By

    Sweet Talkin' Guy - Sound Of 60's Gal, Old Gold

  • Image for Spandau Ballet

    Spandau Ballet Instinction

    Spandau Ballet - Singles Collection, Chrysalis

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "WE LOOK TO THE STARS" (NS&A Production)

    • Image for Joe Stilgoe

      Joe Stilgoe I Like This One

  • Image for Slade

    Slade Gudbuy T'Jane

    The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Simple Minds

    Simple Minds Blood Diamonds

    (CD Single), Virgin


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