No guests tonight so we played lots of good music. We featured the new Christmas album from John Legend. Also charity tracks from Fakefleet Primary School and The Fire Tones. Listeners loved these tracks. We remembered the career of Nancy Wilson. Our lost classic was from Fleetwood Mac, which had brought a lot of response on Facebook when I wrote I would be playing it this week. Our feature chart was this week in 1970. No 1 was Dave Edmunds – I hear you knocking – the best seller in the county for six weeks. There were three birthdays, with some unusual tracks. We also sneaked in some Christmas tracks as well.
John legend – Bring me love
Johnny Mathis – When a child is born – requested by Patrick
Pentatonix – Mary did you know – requested by Phyl
Ingatestone & Fryerning C of E Junior school Years 3 & 4 – Everybody sing along. A song from It’s Christmas, publishers Edgy production and written by Andrew Oxspring and Ian Faraday. One of the four tracks to be featured on the Boxing Day live show.
Fakefleet Primary School – Light up – a track you can buy to support the Alzheimer Society
The Fire Tones – Do they know its Christmas – A track you can buy to support the Fire Fighter’s charity and the Band Aid Charity Trust.
Chart from 14th of December 1970
No 1 Dave Edmunds – I hear you knocking
No 8 Chairman of the Board – You got me dangling on a string
Jojo Wilson – Silent night – just sublime
Fleetwood Mac – Man of the world – tonight’s lost classic
John Legend – What Christmas means to me
Ingatestone & Fryerning C of E Junior school choir – Away in a manger
Michael Buble – Love you anymore, Cold Christmas night – a track from each of the albums he has in the charts this week.
The Strangers – Paperback writer – remembering Freddy Wieland who had been a member of this Australian group and also the Mixtures. Can you believe they changed a line in this Beatles classic to make it more Australian?! Daily Mail became Daily Mirror. So wrong! And it did not scan.
Lisa Harman – No mistletoe – a poignant song about missing a loved one at Christmas.
Tori Kelly – Hallelujah – one of the birthdays today. She had changed the words of this song!
Searchers – When you walk into the room – birthday today for bassist Frank Allen, still playing live with the band at 75 years of age.
Pogues & Dubliners _ Irish Rover – celebrating the birthday of Peter Richard “Spider” Stacey – tin whistle player with the Pogues. He now lives in New Orleans.
Lady Antebellum – I’ll be home for Christmas
Sophie Griffiths – Maybe – check out next weeks Brentwood Gazette to see all the Presenter Picks for 2018. This is my track of the year.
The Roches – Joy to the world
Carrie Underwood – The first Noel
Queen & David Bowie – Under pressure – requested by Chris who still has a week of school lessons to plan and family coming home for Christmas.
Post Modern Juke Box – Last Christmas – in the style of the Andrews Sisters – honestly!
Join me next week when friend of the show Tom Page returns. He will be bringing his ukulele and singing carols.