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This was... Chris Bent (Summer 1971)

on Radio Seagull online every Friday and Saturday, midday and at midnight
 on 1476Khz and various AM frequencies in Netherlands
on CWR 1476Khz Leicestershire every Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening 6.00-8.00pm
1476 WEBCAST: Carillon Wellbeing Radio

9-11 December 2022

with Pat McManus & Andy Stoddart, St Patrick's Day 2022, Wolverhampton

Hour 1
50 years ago: There were 35 new singles released on Friday 8 December 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 454
Blue Ridge Rangers-Jambalaya (on the bayou)  FANTASY FTC102
Amazing Blondel--Alleluia (Cantus Firmus to Counterpoint  ISLAND WIP6153
Free-Wishing Well  ISLAND WIP6146
Creedence Clearwater Revival-Born On The Bayou/I Put A Spell On You  FANTASY FTC101
Melanie-Christopher Robin  BUDDAH 2011 093
Bongo Herman-S 90 Skank  BLUE MOUNTAIN BM1017
Pretty Things-Over The Moon  WARNER K16225
Melanie-Alexander Beetle  BUDDAH 2011 093
Proffer, Marmelzat (misprinted as Marmazet in New Singles list) and Reed-All Roads Lead Back To You  CBS 1091
Sutherland Brothers-Lady Like You  ISLAND WIP6147
Pete Drummond and the V.H.F Band-Rocking At The B.B.C.  WARNER K16232
Waldo De Los Rios Orchestra-Musical Joke  A&M AMS7044
Steeleye Span-Gaudete  CHRYSALIS CHS2007
Help Yourself-Mommy ('Mummy' printed on picture sleeve) Won't Be Home For Christmas  UNITED ARTISTS UP35466
Desi Young-Don't Know Why I Love You  BLUE MOUNTAIN BM1017
Melanie-Animal Crackers  BUDDAH 2011 093

Pete Drummond and the VHF Band celebrating 50 years of the BBC
Sorry, this video has been deleted at youtube. I was the first one to see it  (number of views showed as zero, on 2nd December 2022) and possibly the last. Obviously the BBC were not happy to see this at you tube... Pete looked fine in his black and white face paint, along with his wife and various BBC producers and staff in the VHF band.
Hour 2
50 years ago: There were 35 new singles released on Friday 8 December 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 454
Proffer, Marmelzat & Reed-Standing In The Middle Of The Road  CBS 1091
Free-Let Me Show You  ISLAND WIP6149
Hackensack-Moving On/Riverboat  ISLAND WIP6149
Family-My Friend The Sun/Glove  REPRISE K14218
Hands Of Time-Prelude  DECCA F13366
Blue Ridge Rangers-Working On A Building  FANTASY FTC102
Caloogie-Bleecker Street  CBS 1095
Sand-Give A Little Bit More  PAGE INTERNATIONAL 6129 004
Dum Dum-Cosa Nostra  PHILIPS 6006 256
Lieutenant Pigeon-Desperate Dan  DECCA F13365
Sparrow-Don't Ask Me/Hiawatha  SPARK SRL1084Rab Noakes-Wait A Minute  A&M AMS7043
Steeleye Span-Holly and the Ivy  CHRYSALIS CHS2007
Caloogie-Benedictus  CBS 1095
Pretty Things-Havana Bound  WARNER K16225
Hour 3
The Proggy (ish) hour

Black Stallion-Crazy Horses
Pat McManus-Letting Go/Bubble
Celtus-Bubble (BK Street Edit)
Pretty Maids-Crazy Horses
King Crimson-The Great Deceiver
Pentangle-Willy O'Winsbury (will you marry my daughter Janet)
Christine Perfect-When You Say
Fleetwood Mac-Did You Ever Love Me
Christine Perfect-No Road Is The Right Road/For You
Fleetwood Mac-Come A Little Bit Closer
Franck Carducci and the Fantastic Squad-Alice's Eerie Dream
Trash Palace-Mary
Jackson Heights-Chorale (from the Five Bridges suite)
Hour 1
50 years ago: There were 51 new singles released on Friday 01 December 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 453
T Rex-Xmas Riff/Born To Boogie  T REX MARC3
10cc-4% of Something  UK 22
T Rex-Solid Gold Easy Action  T REX MARC3
10cc-Johnny Don't Do It  UK 22
Niney & Reggaematics-Observer/International Pum  SONG BIRD SB1083
OFO The Black Company-Allah Wakbarr/Beautiful Daddy  DECCA F13361
O Jays-992 Arguments  CBS 1014
London String Chorale-Galloping Home (theme to tv series Black Beauty)  POLYDOR 2058 280
SallyAngie-Child Of Allah  PHILIPS 6006 259
David Bowie-Jean Genie/Ziggy Stardust  RCA 2302
Hot Hits cover version of Jean Genie
Ellis-El Doomo (single edit, only on some copies)/Your Game  EPIC EPC 1052
Hour 2
50 years ago: There were 51 new singles released on Friday 01 December 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 453
John & Yoko, Plastic Ono Band, with the Harlem Community Choir-Happy Christmas (war is over)/Listen The Snow Is Falling  APPLE R5970:

Wings-Hi Hi Hi/C Moon  PARLOPHONE R5973
Carly Simon-You're So Vain  ELEKTRA K12077
Patti Page-How Much Is That Doggie In The Window  MERCURY 6052 197
George Formby-Cleaning Windows  COLUMBIA DB8959
Clancy Eccles and Dynamites-Ganja Free  ATTACK ATT8037
Shenley Duffus and the Soul Avengers-Peace  DYNAMIC DYN451
Clangers-Dance of the Clangers  BEACON BEA111
Electric Light Orchestra-Roll Over Beethoven  HARVEST HAR5063
Flaming Groovies-Married Woman  UNITED ARTISTS UP35464
Ellis-El Doomo (LP version, on some copies of single)  EPIC 1052
Skip Battin-Central Park  SIGNPOST SGP 756
Hour 3
50 years ago: There were 51 new singles released on Friday 01 December 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 453
Bryan Chalker's New Frontier-Eskimo Song  CHAPTER ONE SCH179
Stavely Makepeace-Edna  CONCORD CON008
Count Prince Miller-Rupert The Bear  PENNY FARTHING PEN799
Jackie Lee-African Boo-Ga-Loo  Jay Boy BOY76
Johnny Osborne & Technique All Stars-Rema Skank/See and Blind  TECHNIQUE TE916
String Driven Thing-Eddie  CHARISMA CB195
Secrets-Runaway Runaway  SPARK SRL1084
Debbie and the Dreamboats-Donny Donny  BELL 1277
Improvisors-Loch Ness Nessie  INDIGO GOPOP3
Galahad-Rocket Summer  BELL 1273

... the complete Beckies LP from 1976:
Right By My Side (etude)
River Bayou
Midnight and You
Other Side Of Town
Song Called Love
Can't Be Alone
River Song
On The Morning That She Came
One Of These Days
Run Jenny Run

Released in 1976, The Beckies only LP, featuring Michael Browne ex Left Banke
On CWR 1476 only:
Hour 1
51 years ago: There were 44 new singles released on Friday 3 December 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 403 + www.45cat.com
Strawbs-Benedictus  A&M AMS874
Brinsley Schwartz-Funky Angel  LIBERTY LBF15419
Strawbs-Keep The Devil Outside  A&M AMS874
Al Green-Let's Stay Together  LONDON HLU10348
Faces-Stay With Me  WARNER K16136
Don Harper-World Of Sport March  COLUMBIA DB8843 (+ same tune released later by Don Harper's Homo Electronicus)
Frijid Pink-I Lover Her  DERAM DM347
Mary Hopkin-Jefferson/Water Paper and Clay  APPLE 39
Melanie-Some Say (I Got Devil)/Brand New Key  BUDDAH 2011 105
Middle Of The Road-Soley Soley/To Remind Me  RCA 2151
Jose Feliciano-California Dreamin'   RCA 2123
Hour 2
51 years ago: There were 44 new singles released on Friday 3 December 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 403 + www.45cat.com
 PODCAST   uncensored
Jose Feliciano-Hi Heel Sneakers   RCA 2123
Ponderosa Twins plus One-You Send Me MOJO 2092 027
The Sensations-Oh My Eli  MCA MK5078
Nancy Sinatra-Flowers In The Rain  REPRISE K14138
Redbone-Maggie  EPIC EPC5326
Poppy Family-No Good To Cry/I'll See You There  DECCA F13258
Carpenters-Ticket To Ride/Saturday  A&M AME601
Coasters-Love Potion no. 9  PARLOPHONE R5931
Dave Dee-Swingy  PHILIPS 6006 180
Flying Banana Band-Mando  CHAPTER ONE CH157
Fresh Maggots-Car Song  FCA 2150
Johnny Rivers-Sea Cruise  UNITED ARTISTS UP35212
Frank Zappa-What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning/Daddy Daddy Daddy  UNITED ARTISTS UP35319
 PODCAST   sanitised for broadcast (Frank Zappa single only)
same playlist as above

Hour 3
51 years ago: There were 44 new singles released on Friday 3 December 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 403 + www.45cat.com
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra-Onedin Line  DECCA F13259
Grand Funk Railroad-People Let's Stop The War  CAPITOL CL15705
Bell and Arc-She Belongs To Me/Dawn  CHARISMA CB170
Grand Funk Railroad-Save The Land  CAPITOL CL15705
Jigsaw-Keeping My Head Above Water  PHILIPS 6006 182
Poco-Just For Me And You/Ol' Forgiver  EPIC EPC7631
Brinsley Schwartz-Country Girl  LIBERTY LBF15419
Alvin and the Cash Registers-Twine Time/Twine Awhile  PRESIDENT PT351
Don Nix-Olena  ELEKTRA K12028
Faces-Debris  WARNER K16136
Redbone-New Blue Sermonade  EPIC EPC5326
James Royal-Carolina  CARNABY 6151 002
Fresh Maggots-What Would You Do  RCA 2150
Jack Wild-Punch and Judy  BUDDAH 2011 109

Nothing on the radio?
Try our 'Way To Blue' mixtape - non stop music, with no chat (2 hours 14minutes)
featuring, not necessarily in this order:
UFO-Treacle People
May Blitz-Smoking The Day Away
Nick Nicely-Hilly Fields 1892
Senor Coconut y su conjunto-Smoke On The Water
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band-Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Rush-One Little Victory/Ceiling Unlimited
U2-Night and Day
Marillion-Market Square Heroes/Three Boats Down From The Candy
Svensk-Dream Magazine
Nick Nicely-49 Cigars
Nick Drake-Way To Blue
Helen Reddy-Angie Baby
Van Halen-Fire In The Hole
Aphrodites Child-Day Of The Fool
Neil Young-A Piece Of Crap
Led Zeppelin-Dancing Days
T Rex-The Motivator (Demo)
The Nice-Azrial revisited/Hang On To a Dream
Emerson Lake & Palmer-Trilogy/Still... You Turn Me On
The Nice-Azrial/Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack
McDonald & Giles-Is She Waiting

**extended podcast only

Giants of Rock, Butlins, Minehead - Sunday 23rd January 2022
Felix Rabin (centre) with (from left) Andy, Vincenzo Capodivento, Chris B and Kathy 
with Les Newman

Jingles and voiceovers
Amy Bargeron

Visit Amy's Studio

(r) = repeat

To paraphrase Eric Morecambe: "We've played all the right songs, but not necessarily in the right order" - Your corrections are always welcome

* The New Singles were a weekly listing of 45rpm (and the occasional 33rpm maxi single) recordings published by
Francis Antony Ltd, East Hill, St Austell, Cornwall. They were distributed to the music trade, media, record shops. Further info here:
Our 'sticky thread' video for 2022: The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds

The sleeve advises: MUST BE PLAYED IN THE DARK

1971 Hunstanton/Heacham Beach: Chris Bent (on left wearing a Radio Geronimo t shirt) with Jeremy/Jez/Jerry Bowles

Chris B (with the delightful miss wood), circa 1975. See https://www.facebook.com/chris.bent.319

picture restored from a damaged slide


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