The Full “Independent” Catastrophe – August 28th 2010

In Uncategorized on August 28, 2010 at 10:52 pm
Presented by Tim Harrison & Andy Bell
The preferences are flowing like a torrent and the quotas are at full capacity.  It’s time for the music to speak.  Gee a fortnight is a long time in radio and we were ready to bust with this week’s show.  Was it a bust or just a flush ??
Twisted – Blossom Dearie
A wonderful jazz and standard chanteuse.  She had a wicked sense of humour and she gets the ball rolling with a song dedicated to the democratic process!
Try A Little Tenderness – Percy Sledge
Perfect Day – Lou Reed
Come Rain Or Come Shine – Anne Runolfsson
A Johnny Mercer number.  JM was one of those clever types who wrote music AND words. And on top of that he was quite the smooth performer of his own & other dudes’ gear.
Walter, Walter – Gracie Fields
Paris Sera Toujours Paris – Maurice Chevalier
A pre-invasion song from WW2.  ‘Paris will always be Paris’ warbles Maurice Chevalier, a French superstar who is widely believed to have been a full throated collaborator when the Nazi takeover did finally happen. Post-war Chevalier became Hollywood’s idea of the perfect Frenchman.  The truth was somewhat more complex. 
Video – Ben Folds Five
Attention Must Be Paid – Barbara Cook
She’s been “done” before on TFC, but back when this item was called ‘Musical Cabbage’.  I (AB) won’t resile from another trinity of songs from one of the great voices of the last half century.  She is still banging them out at the age of 82 or 83.  Not bad at all.
Till There Was You (With Robert Preston)
Glad Rag Ball
It’s Not Where You Start
Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
You Rascal You – Louis Armstrong & Louis Jordan
Don’t Stop The Music – Jamie Cullen
Natural State – Topp Twins
Even The Odd – Trashcan Sinatras
Lily The Pink – The Scaffold
The Scaffold were part of the Merseyside invasion of popular culture in the 60s and 70s.  Indeed one of the group bas Paul McCartney’s bro !  They combined song and poetry with a healthy dollop of comedy. 
Elusive Butterfly – Bobby Lind
I’ve Got You To Lean On – Anyone Can Whistle (Cast)
This musical ran for only 9 performances when it debuted on Broadway.  Melbourne audiences will soon get the chance to see and here it when it is staged at the Recital Hall.
Little Kings – Paul Kelly
Such A Night – Johnnie Ray
A rock and roll belter. And here’s how it really sounded!

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