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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 14 December 2013

Listener request this week include: Tom Paxton, The Electric Prunes, P. J. Proby, Otis Redding, The Walker Brothers and The Beatles.
The focus of our 'With Words Added' feature is on 'Apache' by Sonny James - a hit back in 1961. After topping the American charts in 1966, Sonny struggled to sustain his success and left Capitol to sign with RCA instead. In his first session for the label, he recorded this vocal version of The Shadows' classic instrumental hit which peaked at no.87 in the Hot 100 chart.
Brian will be playing the hits and the flops, and telling the tales behind the songs.

Music Played

36 items
  • Image for The Who

    The Who Happy Jack

    The Who – Then & Now, Polydor, 1732918

  • Image for The Rivingtons

    The Rivingtons Happy Jack

    Papa Oom Mow Mow, Shout, 35


    • Image for Tom Paxton

      Tom Paxton The Last Thing On My Mind

      Ramblin’ Boy, Elektra Records, EK5 7277


    • Image for The Beach Boys

      The Beach Boys I Get Around

      The Very Best Of, EMI, 7243 5 32615 2 8

    • Image for The Beach Boys

      The Beach Boys Don't Worry Baby

      The Best Of, EMI, 7243 5 32615 2 8

  • Image for Nancy Sinatra

    Nancy Sinatra The Highway Song

    The Greatest Hits Of, Traditional Line, TL 1395


  • Image for King Coleman

    King Coleman Crazy Feelin’

    The History of R ‘n’ B Vol 4 1957 - 1962, History of R n B, RO10


    • Image for Elvis Presley

      Elvis Presley One Broken Heart For Sale

      Hitstory, RCA, 82876739352

    • Image for Cliff Richard

      Cliff Richard On My Word

      The Hitsinbetween, EMI, 7243 4 96915 2 0

    • Image for Adam Faith

      Adam Faith Easy Going Me

      The Adam Faith Collection, HMV Easy, 7243 5 33832 2 0

  • Image for Petula Clark

    Petula Clark This Is My Song

    The Essential Petula Clark, Metro, METRCD115

  • Image for The Majors

    The Majors A Little Bit Now ( A Little Bit Later)

    A Little Bit Now, Imperial, Imperial X 5879

  • Image for Jerry Lee Lewis

    Jerry Lee Lewis I'm On Fire

    True Rock n Roll, Spectrum, 9854 271 -1


    • Image for P.J. Proby

      P.J. Proby Let The Water Run Down

      The Very Best Of, EMI Gold, 7243 4 96179 2 6

  • Image for Nancy Wilson

    Nancy Wilson Can't Take My Eyes Off You

    Son Of A Preacher Man / Hurt So Bad, Soul Music Records, SMCR 25100

  • Image for The Everly Brothers

    The Everly Brothers Lucille

    Lucille, Warner Bros, WB19

  • Image for Al Brisco Clark and His Orchestra

    Al Brisco Clark and His Orchestra Soul Food Pts 1 & 2

    Not Given, Not Given, Not Given

  • Image for Amen Corner

    Amen Corner Bend Me Shape Me

    The Collection, Spectrum, 544 630 2

  • Image for April Young

    April Young Gonna Make Him My Baby

    Looking Good, RPM, rmpbx521/3


    • Image for Otis Redding

      Otis Redding (Sittin On) The Dock Of The Bay

      Otis Redding, Atlantic, 9548 31709 2

  • Image for Buddy Britten & The Regents

    Buddy Britten & The Regents Right Now

    Long Gone Baby, Complete Singles 1962 – 1967


    • Image for Sonny James

      Sonny James Apache

      Sonny Rocks, Bear Family Records, BCD 16679 AR

  • Image for Blood, Sweat & Tears

    Blood, Sweat & Tears You've Made Me So Very Happy

    Greatest Hits, SME Records, SRCS 9490

  • Image for Brenda Holloway

    Brenda Holloway Starting The Hurt All Over Again

    The Artistry of Brenda Holloway, Kent Soul, CDTOP 406


    • Image for The Walker Brothers

      The Walker Brothers My Ship Is Coming In

      My Ship Is Coming In – The Collection, Spectrum Music, 530 683 5

  • Image for The 5 Royales

    The 5 Royales I Got To Know

    The History of R n B Vol 4 1957 - 1962, History of RnB, RO10


    • Image for The Dakotas

      The Dakotas The Cruel Sea

      Hits Of 1963, EMI, CD MFP 6033

    • Image for The Mindbenders

      The Mindbenders A Groovy Kind Of Love

      The Very Best Of, Spectrum, 551 436 2

    • Image for The Tremeloes

      The Tremeloes Silence Is Golden

      The Singles, BR Music, BX 457 2

  • Image for Jimmy Jones

    Jimmy Jones Good Timin’

    Music Of The Year 1960, Spectrum, 544 155 2

  • Image for Neal Ford & The Fanatics

    Neal Ford & The Fanatics I Have Thoughts Of You

    Good Men, Big Beat Records, CDWIKD 317

  • Image for David & Jonathan

    David & Jonathan Lovers Of The World Unite

    David and Jonathan, RPM, 313


    • Image for The Beatles

      The Beatles I Will

      Anthology 3, Apple, 7243 8 34451 2 7

  • Image for Tony Joe White

    Tony Joe White Polk Salad Annie

    Chart Busters USA Vol 2, Ace, CDCHD 832

  • Image for The Serendipity Singers

    The Serendipity Singers Don't Let The Rain Come Down

    The Golden Age Of Popular Music, Ace, CDCHD1175


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