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Friday Night Extra 13.12.19 Driving home for Christmas.

Tonight we featured a new recording from local Band ‘The Goodbye Look’ of their version of Driving home for Christmas. Listeners who responded were 4-1 in preferring the new version. It is only available to view on You tube and the band say that it is a Christmas gift to everyone who likes their music. We also featured a newly re-released Christmas album, ‘Emmanuel’ by Vivienne Neville and Liz Clark. This is available directly from Plankton Records. There was a  scattering of Christmas tracks as well as a wide selection of music.

Tonight’s playlist

Rocket man – Taron Egerton – from the film soundtrack

The Goodbye Look – Driving home for Christmas

Chris Rea – Driving home for Christmas

Maddie Prior & The Carnival band – God rest you Merry Gentlemen – requested by Phyl.

Kate Bush & Larry Adler – The man I love

Birthdays on this day

Taylor Swift – Out of the woods. Taylor is 30 years old today.

Mick McCarthy from the band Franz Ferdinand, 45 today. Track – Take me out.

Annie Lennox – In the bleak midwinter – requested by Patrick.

Heatherlynn – Winter cardinal

Lady Antebellum – The thing that wrecks you – loved by Rene listening as she finally had a “normal Friday”.

Moody Blues – Blue guitar

Vivien Neville & Liz Clarke – O come o come Emmanuel.

The David Pickthall Big Band – Birdland – Chris listening in Harlow said the brass band she is a member of plays this tune, though she added, “nowhere nearly as well”.

Shakattack – Living in the UK – we heard of dancing to this track by listeners in Ingatestone and Harlow. Particularly loved by Bob.

Chart this week in 1978

No 1 Boney M – Mary’s Boy child. O my Lord.

No 2. Village People – YMCA

No 22 – Elton John – Song for Guy

Cee Lo Green – What Christmas means to me – the first song for the playlist on the live Boxing Day morning show, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Vivienne Neville & Liz Clark – Mary did you know. Listeners loved this version of a modern Christmas classic.

Lady Antebellum – One great mystery – from their album – ‘On a winter’s night’.


Join me next week for live music from Tom Page/ He will be singing carols and Christmas songs, accompanying himself on his ukulele.



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