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This week the show included a unique version of a much loved standard and Cerys Matthews singing in her own language to mark the week of the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
And talking of the Celts, the show began with a quote of Samuel Beckett which was used by David Norris, who this week pulled out of the race for the Irish presidency.
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better”.
The out gay man and human rights activist was the front runner in the race but events from his past were his undoing.
In his statement of withdrawal from the campaign was elegent, measured &, frankly, remarkable.
The fallout continues, but there can be no doubting his admirable track record.
Get Ready – Temptations
Sunlight – Bag Raiders
The Auctioneer -Leroy van Dyke
Britain Is A Car Park – Eliza Carthy
We Shall All Be Free – Weather Girls
Free, Single & Disengaged – Huey Smith & His Clowns
Help Yourself – Tom Jones
An early hit for Tom Jones. The clip is from 1969 and is a little … camp.
Arglwydd Dyma Fi – Cerys Matthews
CM sings one of the great Welsh hymns. But it is actually from the USA, but those Cymry took the tune and turned it into Gwahoddiad
Kokettier’ Nicht Mit Mir – Gotz Alsmann & Annett Louisan
All I Need Is The Boy – Annie Ross
I’m Beginning To See The Light – Bobby Darin
I’m Beginning To See The Light – Darlene Edwards
Darlene was actually the successful singing star Jo Stafford’s alter ego. What started as a party trick with her hubby eventually turned into a lucrative sideline.
Aussie Alison Jiear is a fan of Darlene and keeps the art of funny bad singing alive and well. It is NOT as easy as it sounds.
Right Here, Right Now – Jesus Jones
“A” You’re Adorable – Perry Como
No Rain –Blind Melon
I Love To Ride – Paula Watson
That’s Love That Is – Blancmange
Conga – Brooke Shields
All God’s Children – Thelma Buckner
Everything – Jehro
Disco Queen – Hot Chocolate
And this weeks blog only special. Click on the Radio Times link below and disacover an absolute gem from NZ. The legendary Billy T James in a TV show all about the wireless.
“Radio Times” is a belter, beyond even choice.