Friday 12th February 2021 with guest Tim Goodbody telling us about his appreciation of the music of the Rolling Stones.

P H O E N I X   P L A Y E R
with guest Tim Goodbody.
Friday Night Extra
Patrick Sherring

The Rolling Stones performs during a free concert in Havana, Cuba, 25 March 2016. Tens of thousands of people gathered for the free concert, which was held days after an historic visit to the island by US President Barack Obama. EPA/Alejandro Ernesto

Tim told us that he began listening to the music of the Rolling Stones in the 1980s. This led him to exploring their back catalogue and also their musical influences, in particular the blues. There are now over 400 recordings of songs by the band, so he said this made his selection of three tracks very difficult. He chose Angie as it is a song of lament over the breakup of a relationship. He aid we all need to mourn over things we miss. He chose Its only Rock & Roll because it the Rolling Stones reminding us that their music is meant to be entertainment, not to be taken too seriously. He saw them live some years ago and was just astounded by their energy. The epic Sympathy for the Devil really needs to be listened to as the words are about the way we often blame the devil or God when bad things happen, when actually it is the fault of humanity.

Tonight’s playlist.

Huey Lewis & the News – Heart of Rock and Roll

Billy Fury – Halfway to paradise – this 1961 UK no3 was requested by Phyl.

Rolling Stones – Angie, Its only rock and roll, Sympathy for the Devil – chosen by Tim

Birthday’s quiz.

Natalie Cole RIP, would have been 71 years old this week. We heard This will be from 1975.

Bob Marley RIP, would have been 76 this week. We heard One love.

Rick Astley celebrated his 55th birthday this week. We heard Keep singing from 2016.

Rene, Patrick, Sarah, Bob, Chris, Henry and Tim all took part this week. There was a stunning victory by Henry in France with two of the three artists with the correct age. He could not believe he has won two weeks in a row.

Michael Kiwanuka – Tell me a tale

Pink Martini – Hang on little tomato. A track intorduced to us by Henry last week when he talked about his new book Alongside. 

Kate Bush – King of the mountain. Patrick requested any track by Kate. This 2005 track from the album Aerial  and a UK no 4 was much appreciated by listeners.

Tribute to Mary Wilson.

We lost founder member of the Supremes Mary Wilson this week. We heard Stop in the name of love from 1965 when Diana Ross was still in the group and Nathan Jones from 1971 from after her departure.

Chart this week from

No 1 Love affair – Everlasting love

No 7 Georgie Fame – The ballad of Bonnie & Clyde

No 18 The Beatles – Magical mystery tour

Red House Rhythm & Blues Duo – Transformation – exclusive recording for the show.

Mike a& the Mechanics – Don’t know what came over me – from their 2017 album Let me fly.

Carole King – Beautiful – from Tapestry, one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Yusuf Cat Stevens – See what love did for me.

Join me next week when my guest on the phone is Tom Page, telling us about his favourite artist, folk singer Jim Moray.  Tom Page seen here singing live in the studio on a Friday evening in 2019.


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