Friday Night Extra 291.2.17 Christmas chillout

After all the festive celebrations, tonight it was time to chillout and relax. Our music mix tonight had more than a hint of the Christmas season about it.  Added to this were some other laid back tracks. Feature albums were from Lady Antebellum, Pentatonix and Elvis Presley. We heard from a number of listeners, including the Edwards family listening in Kentucky.

Tonight’s playlist

Shakatak – Christmas song

Beach Boys – Breakaway – for Jonty, not with us tonight and Richard acting as his deputy.

Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas

Laurie Green – Sally free and easy – from his album obtainable from and all profits going to charity.

Lady Antebellum – The first Noel

ECHO – No pain, no gain – from the new album Soul Proprietor

Joe Stilgoe – Rainbow connection

Peter White – What child is this?

Lisa Harman – Missing me under the mistletoe

Emmerson, Lake and Palmer – Footprints in the snow

Kenny Rogers – Kentucky home made Christmas – requested by Phyl for the Edwards family, listening in Kentucky.

Katie Melua – Little swallow

Diana Krall – Christmas time is here

Pentatonix – Mary did you know? Christmas is here

The Temptations – My girl – for John, feeling the cold in Essex.

ECHO – You are the universe

Petula Clark – Downtown – for Richard, taking him back to his youth

Imagine Dragons – On top of the world – requested by the Edwards family

Shakatak – O little town of Bethlehem

Elis Presley – Wonderful world of Christmas

Ella Fitzgerald – What are you doing New Year’s eve?

Dave Koz – What are you doing New Year’s Eve

Twelve days of an Australian Christmas – for our Australian listeners who check out the recording

Jamie Cullum – Let it snow.

Join me next Friday, 8-10 p.m. for our first show of 2018.


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About Patrick Sherring

As a child I listened to the pirate radio ships, particularly Radio London on 266. I loved the romance of the djs playing the latest music for the listeners to hear. After most of the pirate stations closed in August 1967 I used to listen to Fabulous 208 Radio Luxembourg, the continuing Radio Caroline, Radio North Sea International and Radio 1. I particularly enjoyed listening to radio in the evening and at night. One of my favourite shows was Late Night Extra in the early days of Radio 1. All kinds of guests would just turn up and be part of the show. As a listener radio should feel like a friend is talking directly to you. I dreamed of being on the radio for many years. In 1988 I began on Hospital radio with Radio Enfield in north London. I had my own request show and used to commentate from Spurs and Enfield F.C. home games. I was also part of the Radio Enfield Roadshow team, taking part in many outside broadcasts. Now I am delighted to be on Phoenix98FM, where I have had a Friday show since May 2011. On the show there are a mixture of musical genres. Often there are guests giving lengthy interviews on a wide range of topics. There are also some live music performances. The little boy's dream has come true. @RevpatrickS

  • Mr Patrick Hunt

    Dear Patrick,

    If you happen to be reviewing last year on your program tomorrow night, my best memories would not only be the loss of Sir Bruce Forsyth, but also the remarkable achievement of Ed Sheeran. In Sir Bruce’s case, not only did he present Strictly Come Dancing and The Generation Game, he presented other game shows on other channels and I feel very proud of him. In Ed Sheeran’s case, I believe more people have come to respect him as to who he is. If you were to play any request, please would you play any song by him of your choice.