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Aloe Blacc picks the Tracks of My Years

Aloe Blacc, the Grammy and two-time BRIT-nominated singer-songwriter picks the Tracks of My Years. Plus Ken has another round of the PopMaster music quiz.

Aloe Blacc, the Grammy and two-time BRIT-nominated singer-songwriter from California picks the Tracks of My Years with songs from Sam Cooke and Les McCann. Aloe released his debut major-label album ‘Lift Your Spirit’ in 2014 to huge acclaim, where it hit the top five on the UK and US charts. It followed the incredible success of singles’ ‘I Need A Dollar’ and ‘Wake Me Up’, his collaboration with the late DJ/Producer Avicii which became the fastest-selling single that year and a chart-topper in 100 countries. His last album also featured the number one record ‘The Man’, which reached the top 10 in the US, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. His new album includes the latest single 'Brooklyn In The Summer' which Aloe says is 'electric with all kinds of energy' as he looks to celebrate the love in his life with the new music.

Plus Ken has another round of the PopMaster music quiz, the daily love song and record and album of the week. Plus if you want to contact the show, just email -

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Maroon 5

    Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera)

    • (CD Single).
    • A&M.
    • 1.
  • Mary J. Blige

    Only Love

    • (CD Single).
    • Republic Records.
  • Empire of the Sun

    We Are The People

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin.
    • 1.
  • Craig David


    • The Time Is Now.
    • Insanity Records.
  • Tina Turner

    When The Heartache Is Over

    • (CD Single).
    • EMI.
  • Kylie Minogue

    A Lifetime To Repair

    • Golden.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Bobby Brown

    Two Can Play That Game

    • Now 30 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Dire Straits

    Lady Writer

    • Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits.
    • Vertigo.
  • Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand

    No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)

    • Barbra Streisand - Duets.
    • Columbia.
  • Andrew Gold

    That's Why I Love You

    • Never Let Her Slip Away.
    • Elektra.
  • Record of the Week

    • Cher

      Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

      • Dancing Queen.
      • Warner Bros.
  • The Cardigans

    My Favourite Game

    • Q The Album (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • Alan Price

    The Jarrow Song

    • In The Summertime-Sound Of 70's, Part.
    • Old Gold.
  • Lisa Stansfield

    Never Ever

    • (CD Single).
    • Edel.
  • Boz Scaggs

    What Can I Say

    • Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees.
    • CBS.
  • ZZ Top


    • Rancho Texicano: The Very Best Of ZZ Top.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Muse

    Something Human

    • Something Human.
    • Warner Bros.
  • America

    Ventura Highway

    • Country Roads (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Supergrass


    • The Best Pub Jukebox In The World (V).
    • Virgin.
  • Album of the Week

    • Passenger

      Eagle Bear Buffalo

      • Runaway.
      • Cooking Vinyl.
  • Ten Sharp


    • Ten Sharp.
    • Columbia.
  • Rod Stewart

    Didn't I (feat. Bridget Cady)

    • Blood Red Roses.
    • Decca.
  • Carole King

    I Feel The Earth Move

    • The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Tracks of My Years

    • Les McCann

      Compared To What

      • Talkin' Verve.
      • Virgin Records Ltd.
    • Sam Cooke

      A Change Is Gonna Come

      • Sam Cooke - The Man & His Music.
      • RCA.
  • Manic Street Preachers

    People Give In

    • Resistance Is Futile.
    • Columbia.
  • Huey Lewis and the News & Huey Lewis

    If This Is It

    • Huey Lewis & The News - Sports.
    • Chrysalis.


  • Tue 28 Aug 2018 09:30



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