Monday, June 29, 2009

The Cat on "Where The Action Is" Kirkcaldy VRN 1287 AM - Sunday 28 June 2009

Here are the tracks from last night's show, which I recorded in advance because it clashed with my daughter dancing at the Carnegie Hall. Sadly it was the one in Dunfermline.

Simon Dupree & The Big Sound - Kites (EMI 1967)
The Quik - Bert's Apple Crumble (Decca 1967) (show theme)
Wishful Thinking - VIP (Decca 1966)
Glenda Collins - Something I Got To Tell You (Pye 1966)
The Left Banke - She May Call You Up Tonight (Smash 1967)
Ella Washington - He Called Me Baby (Sound Stage 1968)
The Isley Brothers - Behind A Painted Smile (Motown 1969)
Tony Jackson Group - Fortune Teller (Pye 1965)
Mike Berry & The Outlaws - Tribute To Buddy Holly (HMV 1961) (Connect 3)
Dorothy Berry - You're So Fine (Challenge 1963) (Connect 3)
Dave Berry - Picture Me Gone (Decca 1966) (Connect 3)
The Poets - Baby Don't You Do It (Immediate 1966)
The Spectres - (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet (Piccadilly 1967)
Procol Harum - Shine On Brightly (Birthday: 28/6/45 David Knights, bass player)
The Actions - Shadows and Reflections (BBC 1967)
Norma Tracy & The Cinderella Kids - Skateboard Song (Label and year unknown)
The Searchers - C'est de Notre Age (Vogue 1965) (Foreign Language)
Patsy Ann Noble - Sour Grapes (Columbia 1963)
Jimmy Nicol & The Shubdubs - Night Train (Pye 1964) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Madeline Bell - You Don't Love Me No More (Columbia 1964)
The Stories - Love Is In Motion (Kama Sutra 1973)
Bobby Fuller Four - Let Her Dance (Mustang 1965)
The Velvelettes - Lonely, Lonely Girl Am I (VIP 1965)
Beat Boys - That's My Plan (Decca 1963)
The Bootiques - Did You Get Your Fun (Date 1966)
The Icicle Works - Love Is A Wonderful Colour (Beggars Banquet 1983) (Under The Influence)
Nico - I'm Not Saying (Immediate 1965)
Gene Chandler - Nothing Can Stop Me (Constellation 1965)
The Beach Boys - I Can Hear Music (Capitol 1969)
The Searchers - Love Potion Number Nine (stereo) (Pye 1963) (Connect 3)
The 2 of Clubs - Heart (Fraternity 1966) (Connect 3)
Bella and Me - Whatever Happened To The 7 Day Week (Columbia 1967) (Connect 3)
Jackie Lee - Anything You Want (Any Way You Want) (Unreleased)
Jackie Lee - Love Is A Gamble (Pye 1969)
Walker Brothers - Love Her (Smash 1965) (Two of a Kind)
Walker Brothers - My Ship Is Coming In (Philips 1965) (Two of a Kind)
Emitt Rhodes - Fresh As A Daisy (ABC/Dunhill 1970)
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Transparent Day (Reprise 1967)
Lucas and the Mike Cotton Sound - Step Out of Line (Pye 1967)
The Quik - Bert's Apple Crumble (Decca 1967) (show theme)

This show was a bit of a cop-out because almost all of these tracks had been aired on my show at some point during this year but I didn't have a lot of time to put it together so it's a virtual "greatest hits" of "Where The Action Is" in 2009. Normal service will be resumed next weekend. In fact, the next two shows are already finished.

Feel free to leave a comment or indeed a request or two.

The Cat

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Cat on "Where The Action Is" Kirkcaldy VRN 1287 AM - Sunday 21 Jun 2009

Here are the tracks from last night's Goffin and King special (all tracks marked with an asterisk* are G and K tracks):

Helen Shapiro - It Might As Well Rain Until September (EMI 1964)*
The Quik - Bert's Apple Crumble (Decca 1967) (show theme)
The Action - Just Once In My Life (Unreleased)*
Lee Starr & The Astrals - Walkin' With My Angel (Unreleased)*
The Chiffons - The First and Last (BT Puppy 1970)*
Truly Smith - The Boy From Chelsea (Decca 1967)*
Bobby Vee - The Idol (Liberty 1962)*
Gene McDaniels - The Point of No Return (Liberty 1962)*
Donna Loren - Just A Little Girl (Capitol 1964)* (Connect 3)
Bobby Vee - Go Away Little Girl (Liberty 1963)* (Connect 3)
Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Atlantic 1967)* (Connect 3)
Carole King - He's A Bad Boy (Dimension 1963)*
Richard "Popcorn" Wylie - Brand New Man (Epic 1963)*
The Kinks - God's Children (Pye 1971) (Birthday: 21/6/44 Ray Davies)
Barbara Ruskin - Halfway To Paradise (Piccadilly 1965)*
Jackie DeShannon - Heaven Is Being With You (Liberty 1961)*
Lulu - Wenn Du Da Bist (Decca 1964) (Foreign Language)
Lulu - Can't Hear You No More (Decca 1964)
The Kinks - Lola (Pye 1971) (Half-Time Instrumental)
The Satisfactions - I Didn't Have Any Summer Romance (Unreleased 1966)*
Barry St. John - Hey Boy (Decca 1965)*
Billie Davis - Wasn't It You? (Decca 1967)*
Herman's Hermits - Show Me Girl (Columbia 1965)*
Cher - Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Imperial 1966)*
Bertell Dache - Not Just Tomorrow, But Always (United Artists 1961)*
The Thanes - You Shouldn't Be Sad (Rev-ola 2004) (Under The Influence)
The Honey Bees - Some of Your Lovin' (Fontana 1965)*
Connie Stevens - They're Jealous of Me (Warner Bros 1964)*
Marianne Faithfull - Is This What I Get For Loving You Baby (Decca 1967)
The Turtles - So Goes Love (White Whale 1967)* (Connect 3)
Jill Jackson - I'll Love You For A While (Reprise 1965)* (Connect 3)
Arlene Smith - He Knows I Love Him Too Much (Big Top 1961)* (Connect 3)
The Everly Brothers - You're Just What I Was Looking For Today (Unreleased 1967)*
The Hollies - Honey and Wine (Parlophone 1965)*
The Monkees - Take A Giant Step (Colgems 1966)* (Two of a Kind)
The Monkees - Pleasant Valley Sunday (Colgems 1967) (Two of a Kind)
The Animals - Don't Bring Me Down (MGM 1966)*
Little Eva - Keep Your Hands Off My Baby (Dimension 1962)*
The Quik - Bert's Apple Crumble (Decca 1967) (show theme)

Most of the tracks from last night's show came from the two CDs pictured, which I purchased with some birthday vouchers. Money well spent.

It was also Ray Davies' birthday so there were three Kinks tracks, including The Thanes' excellent cover.

Next week's show has already been recorded so I'll post that tracklist next Sunday.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Cat on "Where The Action Is" Kirkcaldy VRN 1287AM - Sunday 7 June 2009

Another afternoon/early evening spent in the studios of Victoria Radio Network as everyone else enjoys the good weather and loads of live sport on the telly:

The Foundations - Baby Now That I've Found You (Pye 1967)
The Quik - Bert's Apple Crumble (Decca 1967) (show theme)
Felder's Orioles - Backstreet (Piccadilly 1966)
Barbara Pennington - 24 Hours A Day (Label Unknown 1976)
Maxine Darren - How Can I Hide It From My Heart (Pye 1965)
The Searchers - Second Hand Dealer (Pye 1967)
Mel Wynn & The Rhythm Aces - Stop Sign (Label Unknown 1868)
The Alan Bown Set - Headline News (Pye 1966)
The Byrds - So You Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (Columbia 1967) (Connect 3)
Herman's Hermits - Here Comes The Star (Columbia 1969) (Connect 3)
Don Charles - Lucky Star (Decca 1963) (Connect 3)
Billie Davis - No Other Baby (Piccadilly 1965)
Tony Jordan - The Wind Calls (Pye 1967)
Billy Butler & The Enchanters - The Right Track (Okeh 1966) (Birthday: 7/6/45 Billy Butler)
The Four Vandals - The Wrong Side of Town (Label Unknown 1999)
Eddie Cave & The Fyx - Fresh Out of Tears (Pye 1966)
Les Roche Martin - Les Mains dans Les Roches (EMI 1967) (Foreign Language)
Sarah Jane - Listen People (Pye 1966)
The Tornados - The Ice Cream Man (Decca 1968) (Half-Time Instrumental)
The Ivy League - That's Why I'm Crying (Piccadilly 1965)
Kim D - Come On Baby (Pye 1965)
Father's Angels - Bok To Bach (Label Unknown 1967)
Julie Grant - Come To Me (Pye 1964)
Petula Clark - Don't Sleep On The Subway (Pye 1967)
Neo Maya - I Won't Hurt You (Pye 1967)
Secret Affair - My World (US Remix) (I-Spy 1979) (Under The Influence)
The Exotics - I Don't Want Nobody (To Lean Me On) (Pye 1970)
Lavern Baker - Wrapped, Tied and Tangled (Label Unknown 1967)
Tammy St. John - Dark Shadows and Empty Hallways (Pye 1964)
Just Brothers - Sliced Tomatoes (Lupine 1965) (Connect 3)
The Sweetcorn - Sunshine Follows The Rain (Pye 1970) (Connect 3)
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - The Onion Song (Tamla Motown 1969) (Connect 3)
The Loving Kind - Ain't That Peculiar (Pye 1966)
Lorraine Silver - Happy Faces (Pye 1966)
Jackie Wilson - I've Lost You (Brunswick 1967) (Two of a Kind)
Jackie Wilson - The Who Who Song (Brunswick 1967) (Two of a Kind)
Anita Harris - Something Must Be Done (Pye 1966)
Jack Montgomery - Dearly Beloved (Label Unknown 1966)
The Quik - Bert's Apple Crumble (Decca 1967) (show theme)