The Full Catastrophe May 2nd 2009 – Playlist

In TFC on May 2, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Kaloo, kalaay and all that stuff.  It’s May and time to bring out the scarves, heavy boots and any dead cow you choose.  Heaven on a stick.  Which has got absolutely nothing to do with the content of this week’s show! By the way, the next two will be Eurovisiony….OMG! Two more weeks, be still my fluttering heart.


Shut Up & Dance – The Commodores

Prisoners Of Society – Living End

Secret Love – Doris Day

Morena – Vodka

Another painful reminder of last year’s Eurovision.  Have a look and wonder about the fate of music

Here Come The Martian Martians – Jonathan Richman


Musical Cabbage – This week THREE versions of the same song!!

How High the Moon” is a jazz standard with lyrics by Nancy Hamilton and music by Morgan Lewis.  It was first heard in 1940. There’s not much to it, apart from the idea of elation amid romance 

How High The Moon – Les Paul & Mary Ford

Pioneers in recording technology and performance. This is the version that is widely agreed to be THE classic “How High The Moon”. The link gives a clue of the recording technique.

How High The Moon – Dianne Reeves

I played the performance from the movie “Good Night & Good Luck” on the show, the link will take you to the same singer but a very different version.

How High The Moon – Slim Gaillard

The link is, unfortunately, not to the song.  It does, however, give you a glimpse of a remarkable performer. For more click here!

What Do I Have To Do? – Kylie Minogue

Nobody Else – Take That

Kids – Paul Lynde (Cast – Bye Bye Birdie)

The younger generation lamented…40-odd years ago! Paul Lynde was a early camp icon.  You may recognice the voice as belonging to Dick Dastardly from Whacky Races.  Seth Macfarlane modelled his “Roger the Alien” voice in American Dad on Lynde.

Rumba En Swing – Chano Pozo & Orchestra

Love Is Back To Stay – Frank Bennett

Music Is The Victim – Scissor Sisters

Accountancy Shanty – Monty Python

Buttons & Bows – Bob Hope


Send In The Clowns – Los Angeles Gay Men’s Chorus

I’m Blue – The Ikettes

Communion – Swing Out Sister

Chulu Chululu – Mila with Eddie Lund & His Tahitians

Just A Little Misunderstanding – The Contours

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