On the eve on ANZAC Day we celebrated the power of music.
Music connects. Music stills. Music distracts. Music concentrates. Music is universal. Music offers individual solace.
The show is the usual mix of the expected and unexpected, no “songs from the Blitz”. But it dips its lid to those young men and women who’ve faced the ultimate peril in times of war and to whom music was as important as it is to us.
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
Queen was on Rage this morning and the whole office stopped to wonder at Freddie Mercury and his mates.
For The Longest Time – Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir
Bank Holiday – Blur
The Last Blues – Melba Joyce
Caught In The Zipper – Kim Salmon
The Cautious Love Song – Marty Feldman
Another comic take on a musical genre by a writer, performer and loon!
Attention Must Be Paid – Ed Sullivan
Ed Sullivan dominated Sunday nights on CBS Television in the USA from 1949 to 1971. This ordinary looking bloke was at the centre of poular culture. TFC featured the live performances on the Ed Sullivan Show by Broadway performers, but the program is also notable for showcasing “pop” and african-american performers. In the latter case, Sullivan stood up to CBS affiliates in the southern states who didn’t want black faces on their TV stations.
Hymn For Sunday Evening – Bye Bye Birdie (Cast)
A song from a musical about a rock and roll star which reflects just how important the Ed Sullivan Show was.
Climb Every Mountain -Patricia Neway
June Is Bustin’ Out All Over – Celeste Holm
You may remember Ms Holm from “All ABout Eve” or “High Society”. This track is from the musical Oklahoma.
I Enjoy Being A Girl – Pat Suzuki
From a barely remembered musical Flower Drum Song
Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend – Carol Channing
From another musical, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Put On A Happy Face – Dick Van Dyke
Back to Bye Bye Birdie to say bye bye to Ed.
Love Me Do – The Beatles
Love Me Do – Auscultate
Sorry Now – (formerly Asleep At The Wheel)
L’Amour Est Bleu – Vicky Leandros
This week’s Eurovision thing.
All You Want – Dido
Autumn Leaves – Paula Cole
Louisiana – Cerys Matthews
Jackson Cannery – Ben Folds Five