‘Tis almost August – where did all those months go? It’s almost footy finals time and I am well prepared with a freshly ironed Bulldogs bobble hat and annual leave locked in. Bring it on boys!
This week’s show is one of the stranger mixes – although it does lack opera & Honduran hip-hop. It’ll come.
Well All Right – The Andrews Sisters
Owner Of The Lonely Heart – Yes
Desperate Hours – Marc Almond
Miss Kiss Kiss Bang – Alex Swings, Oscar Sings
Haleliwia – Brigyn
Fyswn I, Fysa Ti ? – Brigyn
The title means “I would, would you?”
Julie Do You Love Me ? – Bobby Sherman
The title means…see above!
Let’s Fall In Love – Stephane Grappelli
Apel Direct – Django Reinhardt
Stephane & Django combined to create one of the few non-American jazz styles when they formed the Quintet Du Hot Club Du France. Grappelli played the violin in a way that milked every ounce of romance out of a tune, while Django’s guitar style came of necessity. His hand was crippled in a fire when he was a teenager. Apart they were fine musicians, together they were blissful. And their style and joie de vivre lives on!
Gay Messiah – Rufus Wainwright
Sincerely – Liberace
He sued a British paper for alluding that he might be gay…he won and he was! Read all about it.
Have a dose of 1960s camp
Stay With The Happy People – The Fraser Hayes Four
There was a time when ALL radio comedy shows had musical interludes. This one is from the outrageous 1960s show on BBC radio called “Round The Horne” which presented two regular gay characters (Julian & Sandy) and a whole host of comic grotesques. Well worth a listen on the link indicated above.
The Alley Cat Song – Peggy Lee
There Won’t Be Trumpets – Mandy Patinkin
If I Only Had A Brain – Abbey Lincoln
Celebrate 70 years of the Wizard of Oz
How Do I Live ? – Debra Michaels
Turn Your Radio On – Grandpa Jones
Yesterdays – Barbra Streisand
Do It Again – Marilyn Monroe
The Heart Of Saturday Night – Tom Waits
The Underwater World Of Jah Custeau – Original Rockers