Presented by Tim Harrison
Somewhat auspiciously, the night I decide to explore the silliness behind Internet censorship, I arrived at the Joy 94.9 studios to find no Internet and all the computer screens blank. Thinking The Government had intervened, I was relieved to discover it was actually a crack team of volunteers who were upgrading the central nexus/brain/server/communication hub/room with whirring lights. There were also a handful people huddling in a support group called “TFAA” (Twitter and Facebook Addicts Anon) who were going through withdrawals. With no SMS or email and no news feed, I relied on a paper copy of the Internet called, somewhat oddly, a news-pap-er.
So, I hope all of you who were attempting to commune with TFC didn’t get all discombobulated and instead relaxed with a warm bevvie and enjoyed the trip down the cheeky side streets of musical mayhem. Onto the playlist…
I bet you they won’t play this song on the radio – Eric Idle
Sexcrime (1984) – Eurythmics
You’d be so Nice to Come Home to – Anne Shelton
A song that features an oft neglected lyric/vegetable… asparagus.
Call Me – Blondie
Sugartime – The McGuire Sisters
Is ‘e an Aussie, Lizzie, is ‘e? – Flotsam & Jetsam
Mr Flotsam was known by his folks as Bentley Collingwood Hilliam and Mr Jetsam’s real name was Malcolm McEachern. The duo were often considered a preview of things to come from the likes of Flanders and Swann.
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music) – Joe “King of the Strings” Maphis & Rose Lee
Attention must be paid… Nina Simone
An extraordinary voice from a woman who lived a troubled and passionate life. Well worth a listen. Be warned, she’s an addictive artist who’ll leave you wanting more. Also recommend the film The Assassin (aka The Point of No Return) for a showcase of her music – bit of an emotional roller-coaster but worth every minute.
Here Comes the Sun – Nina Simone
I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl – Nina Simone
My Baby Just Cares for Me – Nina Simone
She’s Madonna – Robbie Williams
Lola – Marlene Dietrich
Recorded live during a 1972 televised evening with Marlene Dietrich – Burt Bacharach on the conductor’s podium.
A Pretty Girl (A Cadillac And Some Money) – Buddy Johnson (Ricky Harper on vocals)
It Takes Two to Tango – Louis Armstrong
Otto Titsling – Bette Midler
Theme from Shaft – Isaac Hayes
When I’m Cleaning Windows – George Formby
Runaround Sue – Doug Sheldon
Love Letters – Julie London
Love for Sale – Billie Holliday
The clip’s not much chop, but it’s good to hear her wonderful vibrato…
Ain’t got the money to pay for this drink – George Zimmerman & The Thrills
Besame Mucho (Kiss Me) – Jet Harris
Let’s Have a Party – Wanda Jackson
Down Yonder – Joe “Fingers” Carr
The Dark End of the Street – Percy Sledge
Yo Te Voy A Amar (I’ll Make Love to You) – Blake
It’s not naughty if it’s in another language…
I Lost my Sugar in Salt Lake City – Johnny Mercer
Rehab – Amy Winehouse