Hosted & posted by Andy “Always In The Archives” Bell
Another two hours of bunting and frolics in the wireless world.
As always a mixture of the profound and the down right silly.
Here’s a story to get your blood rising then to bring a smile. The best & worst of humankind as it tackles homophobia from both ends of the volleyball court.
Next a treasure trove of broadcasting history.
And if you wonder what telly looked like 75 years ago:
Now the latest wonder of the age …
Georgy Girl – The Seekers
What can you say, but bonza. And Jim Dale (of “Carry On” film fame as well as “Barnum”) co-wrote the song
Electric Avenue – Eddy Grant
I’m A Believer – Ed Wilson’s Wacky Big Band
Big Noise From Winnetka – Bob Crosby Orchestra
Under The Milky Way – Jimmy Little, Rebecca Barnard & Paul McDermott
Love Me Or Leave Me – David Campbell
Sugarbush – Doris Day & Frankie Laine
Poppa Don’t Preach To – Dinah Shore
Her golf tournament is a biggy on the US lesbian calendar. Onya Dinah!
Could’ve Been Worse – The Re-Chords
Vi Maler Byen Rød – Birthe Kjael
A ripper of a Eurovision number from way back when. The clip comes from a winning performance in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. Cheesy and totally wonderful. In the 89 ESC Birthe came a noble 3rd.
Treme – John Boutté
The theme from the HBO series of the same name. It was written before David Simon, he of “The Wire”, produced this searing series about post-Katrina New Orleans.
I Know A Place – Petula Clark
Dead Eyes Opened – Severed Head
So wrong, so good.
Here’s A Ho-De-Do – Frankie Howerd
Howerd was a highly closted man who had several careers. A huge star in the 1940s, re-discovered in the 60s as part of the UK satire boom and then a TV ever present. He was bilingual: English & Double-entendre.
Mr Sandman – Combo Fiasco
Weir – Killing Heidi
Break It To Me Gently – Brenda Lee
Tubby The Tuba Part 2 – Victoria Jory
Look So Fine, Feel So Low – Paul Kelly
Waka – Che Fu
Do It Again – Steely Dan
Soul Lover – Loka Nunda