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The Full Catastrophe Playlist 3rd July 2010

In TFC on July 3, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Presented by Tim Harrison & Andy Bell

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Lollipops & Roses – Jack Jones

Lovely tune sung by a smooth crooner whose dad wasn’t a band singer either, he was Alan Jones.

How Shall I Thank You Through My Tears – Sasha Allen

Nowhere To Run – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Precious Injury – The On Fires

Dreamin’ – Johnny Burnette

Attention Must Be Paid – Madness

Madness were an extraordinarily popular 8os group.  They spent 214 weeks in the charts during the decade.  Madness was  and still is a pop/ska band, which we called “teo tone” at the time.  One of the reasons Madness did so well was they got played on radio so much because their tracks DIDN’T count towards “needle-time”. Needle time limited the amount of recorded music that could be played per day, so any genre which eschewed needle time (two-tone, soundtrack) was played and played.  Commercial radio expanded in the UK in the 80s (it only started in 1973) so Madness can thank broadcasting legislation as well as their own talents. They were pretty damn fine, finagling radio stations not withstanding. Go here for more on the music that was 2-tone

House Of Fun

One’s Second Thoughtlessness

Driving In My Car

Waltzing Matilda – Ed Wilson’s Wacky Big Band

Jake The Peg – Rolf Harris

It Wasn’t God Who Made The Honky Tonk Angels – Kitty Wells

It’s De-Lovely – Robbie Williams

It’s De-Lovely – Mabel Mercer

El Chumbanchero – Desi Arnaz Orchestra

Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown

Shadows – Rufus Wainwright

Fenwyck Farfel – Vince Guaraldi

Play A Simple Melody – Jonathan & Darlene Edwards
What started an a skit at parties launched the terrific vocalist Jo Stafford and her husband Paul Weston onto a weird and wonderful career path. While Jo as Darlene approached notes from a distance, Paul as Jonathan had the kind of rhythmn method that would never do in a old-style catholic relationship. They ended up winning a Grammy in 1960.

Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly Found Of Each Other – Pansy Division

They don’t write titles like that any more. 

Welcome To Tomorrow – Miss Peppermint

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