Friday Night Extra 5th June 2020 with guest Sam Reck from the band ‘The Goodbye Look’.

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with guest Sam Reck
Friday Night Extra
Patrick Sherring

Sam Reck from the band The Goodbye Look joined me tonight.  We heard about how the band had been formed. Sam chatted about the band’s wide range of musical influences. These included music of his Dad’s that he had listen to as a child, including the track we heard from the Doobie Brothers. Sam also cited contemporary artist Theo Katzman. He said he had seen Prince and Stevie Wonder live, but Theo was the standout live artist. The new track, ‘I can’t stop’ had been in development for a long time. His band colleague, another Sam, had worked on the arrangement for the horns, a distinctive feature of the track. The final mix final for the track had happened during lock-down.  Sam said they planned to release a new track every 6-8 weeks until they had an equivalent of an album release.

Tonight’s playlist

Paul Carrick – Sleep on it

Acker Bilk – Stranger on the shore – requested by Phyl as the perfect relaxing track for lock-down.

Doobie Brothers – What a fool believes – chosen by Sam

The Goodbye Look – I can’t stop

Theo Katzman – Hard work – chosen by Sam

The Searchers – Four strong winds – requested by Patrick. This is the un-official anthem for the Canadian state of Alberta, which is mentioned in the lyrics.

The week’s birthdays.

Rembrants – I’ll be there for you – singer and guitarist Danny Wide 61 years old.

Wham – Club Tropicana – backing singer D.C. Lee 59 years old.

Freddie Stone – Sly & the Family Stone – Everyday people – guitarist in the band and now a church leader, 73 years old.

Chris was the champion this week, easily beating the other contestants in guessing the ages.

Marvin Gaye – What’s going on?

Coldplay – Fix you

Chart this week in 1976

No1. Abba – Fernando – No 1 in 15 countries. One of only a small number of tracks to sell over ten million physical singles world-wide. Six million of those were in the U.K.

No 14 Hank Mizell – Jungle rock. Originally released in 1958. Hank gave up music in 1962 and became a preacher. He was 53 years old when the song became in hit in 1976. He was tracked down in Tennessee and eventually convinced to make a video to play on Top of the Pops.

No 18 Glady’s Knight & the Pips – Midnight train to Georgia. This song had originally been titled Midnight plane to Houston. It was clearly a wise move to have the title changed. A USA No 1 in 1973 and Grammy award winning vocal performance in 1974.

Rey Cooder – Everybody ought to treat a stranger right – from his latest album, Prodigal Son.

Ry Cooder & Manuel Galbin – Patricia

U2 – Beautiful day

Journey – Don’t stop believing

Hilary Scott – Still

Diana Ross & Lionel Ritchie – Endless love.

Join next week when my guest is Ollie Lincoln, keyboard player in the best selling U.K. Christian band ECHO. Ollie is third from the left in the photo.


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