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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

16-18 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 33 new singles released on Friday 15 December 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 455
Elephants Memory-Liberation Special  APPLE 45
Exuma-Brown Girl  2013 051
Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over/Do You Love Me/Bits And Pieces (medley)  COLUMBIA DB8963
Sweet-Block Buster/Need A Lot Of Loving  RCA 2305 (to be released on 5 Jan 1973)
Union Express-Shoo Be Doo Be Doo  DECCA F13364
The Maytals-Christmas Song  BLUE MOUNTAIN BM1019
Niney and Ken Elliott-Honey Baby  GREEN DOOR GD4048
Cats-Knees Up Mother Brown  PHOENIX NIX139
Big Youth-Ace 90 (S90 skank)  DOWN TOWN DT492
Jay Boys-Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep  EXPLOSION EX2073
Leon Russell-Slipping Into Christmas  A&M AMS7045
National Shinguard Co-Here Come The Fleet  PHILIPS 6006 267
Hour 2
50 years ago: There were 33 new singles released on Friday 15 December 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 455
Leon Russell-Christmas In Chicago  A&M AMS7045
Tony Osbourne Sound-Shepherds Song (Dubonnet TV Advert)  PHILIPS 6006 266
Keith Hudson-True To My Heart  DOWN TOWN DT492
Plain Song-Yo Yo Man  ELEKTRA K12076
Peter Henn-Ballad Of Death Valley  WARNER K16229
Plain Song-Even The Guiding Light  ELEKTRA K12076
Elephants Memory-Power Boogie  APPLE 45
Dennis Alcapone-Look Into Yourself  TECHNIQUE TE918
Bob Andy-Life  GREEN DOOR GD4047
Carole King-Bitter With The Sweet/Been To Canaaan  ODE ODS66031
Union Express-Oh Baby Don't Make Me Wait  DECCA F13364
Dandy Livingstone-Big City/Think About That  HORSE HOSS25
Mac Davis-Everybody Loves A Love Song  CBS 1081
Exuma-Rushing Through The Crowd  KAMA SUTRA 2013 051
Jackie Edwards-White Christmas  CRYSTAL CR7883 (reissue of a 1966 ISLAND red/white label)
Carpenters-Merry Christmas Darling  A&M AME601
Rolf Harris-Six White Boomers  MUSIC FOR PLEASURE FP10008*
Hour 3
8 bit Depeche Mode-Strangelove
8 bit Doors-Roadhouse Blues
8 bit Yes-Yours Is No Disgrace
Franck Carducci-The Carpet Crawlers
8 bit Genesis-Jesus He Knows Me
Franck Carducci-Alice's Eeerie Dream
Utopia-Set Me Free
Trash Palace-Venus In Furs
Strawberry Switchblade-Jolene
Iain Cuthbertson-Don't Tell Me/Mack The Knife
8 bit Sweet-The Ballroom Blitz
On CWR 1476 on SUNDAY only:
Hour 1
51 years ago: There were only 26 new singles released on Friday 17 December 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 404 + www.45cat.com
Bob Dylan-George Jackson (big band version)  CBS S7688
Chambers Brothers-(by the hair) On My Chinny Chin Chin  CBS 7689
Mark Lindsay-Something Big  CBS 7690
Ebonys-Determination  CBS 7691
Rufus Thomas-Do The Funky Penguin  STAX 2025 080
Jackie Lee-Peter Pan  PYE 7N45113
Sweat Hog-Still On The Road/Hellelujah  CBS 7669
ZZ Hil-Faithful and True  MOJO 2092 019
The Hillside Singers-I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (in perfect harmony)  CBS 7705
New Seekers-I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (in perfect harmony)  POLYDOR 2058 184
Rock 'n' Roll All Stars-Let's Work Together/Bye Bye Love  B&C CB171
Chilites-Have You Seen Her  MCA MU1146
Donnie Elbert-Where Did Our Love Go LONDON HLU10352
Cissy Houston-Darling Take Me Back  JANUS 6146 003
Hour 2
51 years ago: There were only 26 new singles released on Friday 17 December 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 404 + www.45cat.com
Bob Dylan-George Jackson (acoustic version)  CBS S7688
Greyhound-Moon River  TROJAN TR7848
Kool and the Gang-Love The Life You Live  MOJO 2027 006
Funkadelic-Can You Get To That/Back In Our Minds  JANUS 6146 001
John Keating and London Symphony Orchestra-Onedin Line (theme tune)  FLY BUG17
Chris and Les now set sail for the new lands of Christmas 1976 and find safe harbour in Boston, where there is more than a feeling that...
46 years ago: There were 35 new singles released on Friday 31 December 1976
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 654 + www.45cat.com
Boston-More Than a Feeling/Smokin'  EPIC EPC4658
Eagles-Victim Of Love/New Kid In Town  ASYLUM K13069
Roy Hudd-The Hole In The Elephant's Bottom  PYE 7N45666
Al Stewart-Year Of The Cat  RCA 2771
Leon Russell-Slipping In To Christmas/Christmas In Chicago  ISLAND WIP6365

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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

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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

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(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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