Studio guests over the last few months have picked an eclectic range of music. The show today featured a diversity of tracks they had chosen that helped them talk about the subjects of the conversations. We also hade recordings from bands The Locals and ECHO who both visited the studio to talk about their music. Showblogs with full recordings are available for all the referenced shows.
Guest and the Host – You bring me joy. On the 8th of July Andy Griffiths talked about the help that is available for those hosting a guests from Ukraine. John Horner talked about his experiences as someone providing a property.
Lauren Diagle – You say. 27th of May saw a return visit from guests from the Brentwood Schools Christian Worker Trust. Fiona chose this track as she said that sometime things are tough, but this is a reminder that you are not on your own.
Curtis Mayfield – Move on up. Ian from BSCWT talked about the project thy run in local Primary and Junior schools each year for those in year 6 moving on to Secondary education.
Paul Simon – Call me Al. Ian chose this track for the very good reason that his gran-daughter loves to dance to it and this makes him laugh.
Harry Styles – Treat people with kindness – chosen by Clare Young from the Alzheimer’s Society, who came to the studio on the 22nd of July. She said this track summed up her work in helping develop dementia-friendly communities.
Natasha Bedingfield – Unwritten. Katie, Alison, Natasha and Carol are all members of the creative writing group that meets in Mulberry House, Ongar 10 a.m -12 noon on Thursday mornings. They all expressed how this supportive group had helped them develop their creativity. They felt everyone has creativity as yet unwritten within them.
Alison Wingfield – How can I forget. Alison is a member of the creative writing group. Some years ago she turned this poem into a song and recorded a video.
Sam Smith – You will be found, The Vision – Pocket change. This tracks were chosen by Lynn Dejoodt from CHESS on July 15th. She noted how they applied to the charity and the homeless people of the nine areas of Essex where they work.
Above, Kate Bush in 1978
Below, Kate Bush in 2020.
Kate Bush celebrated her 64th birthday. We hear her 1978 UK no 6, The man with the child in his eyes.
Jimmy Cliff is 82 years old. We heard his 1972 track – The harder they come. This song is number 350 in the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest songs of all time.
Norman Cook, stage name Fatboy Slim, celebrated his 59th birthday. We heard Praise you from 1999. A no 1 in UK and Iceland.
Congratulations to Patrick who was our winner today with just 2 points. Thanks to Chris and Bob in Harlow, Chris in Guildford and Drive presenter Stewart who also took part.
Nat King Cole – Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Competition winner Patrick requested this USA hit from the summer of 1963.
The Locals – How come. Alan Kemp from the band came to the studio on the 22nd of April. He told us that at the time they had 18 gigs booked in local pubs and clubs up to November, playing tracks from the 50s – 00s.
The Plan – Heartbeat, Save me know. Charlotte Ellis and Sophie Rickett from the Christian Young Adults Network, C.Y.A.N. chose these two track from the Sheffield-based band. On their 1st of April visit to the studio they excitedly told us about an event they were organising at Trinity Church in Brentwood, where The Plan would be playing live.
The chart this week in
No 3 Joe Brown – A picture of you. A UK and Ireland no 2. Originally designated to be the B side.
No 13 Elvis Presley – Good luck charm. This track was no 1 in the UK, USA and fifteen more countries.
No 20 Mr. Acker Bilk – Stranger on the shore. A UK and USA no 1. The best selling UK instrumental track. The 95th best selling UK 45rpm single.
Robbie Williams – Feel. On 6th of May Katharine Loveday from Kids Inspire told us about the mental health and trauma recovery activities undertaken with children and families. She chose this track because it is so calming.
Gene Kelly – Singing in the rain. Chosen by Gill Beech on 3rd of June Platinum Jubilee Friday. She went to the cinema in Brentwood in 1952 to see this film. In 1952 Brentwood had two cinemas.
ELO – Telephone Line. On the Jubilee Friday Robert told us about the celebrations for the Silver Jubilee in 1977 in Blackmore, Ingatestone and London. This track was in the chart that week in 1977.
ECHO – You are my Universe. Guitarist Greg and sound-man Tim talked about their latest album, Soul Proprietor. This local Christian band were looking for a new keyboard player.
Join us next week my guest is Julie Bennett from https://www.independentage.org