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89 Cat Stevens

Broadcast on April 1st, which also happened to be Easter Sunday, our audience was smaller than usual, which we should have expected if we’d noticed the significance of the date in time.

Preshow contained two Pentangle tracks, one long one to start with so that people had plenty of opportunity to get the channel connected.

The postshow started with a live version of Peace Train, a song which he continues to sing to this day, and one of his most well known.

As promised, I’ve linked to a fansite page with the translation of the Latin lyrics of O Caritas, and include the Greek text, a translation and a transliteration for the Greek verse of Rubylove. Though Cat Stevens has Greek ancestry, he is a Londoner born and bred and lead a cosmopolitan life, He no doubt picked up some Greek from his father, and may have attended Greek Orthodox church with him.

Latin lyrics and translation by Michael R Valenzuela for O Caritas here, along with some notes

Rubylove lyrics in Greek, with a transliteration for those who don’t read Greek text (like me) and an English translation

Ruby γλυκιά
Έλα ξανά,
Έλα ξανά κοντά μου
Έλα πρωί, με την αυγή
Χρυσή σαν ηλιαχτίδα
Ruby μου μικρή

Ruby glikya
Ela xana,
Ela xana konta mou
Ela proi, me tin avgy
Xrisi san iliaktida
Ruby mou mikri

Sweet Ruby
Come by once more
Come once more close to me
Come by at dawn
Golden like a ray of sun
My little Ruby

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Jack Orion The Pentangle Cruel Sister 1970
Train Song The Pentangle Basket of Light 1988
When I Speak to the Flowers Cat Stevens Matthew & Son 1967
Morning Has Broken Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971

The Show

Matthew & Son Cat Stevens Matthew & Son 1967
I Love My Dog Cat Stevens Matthew & Son 1967
The Laughing Apple Cat Stevens New Masters 1967
The First Cut Is the Deepest Cat Stevens New Masters 1967
Lady D’arbanville Cat Stevens Mona Bone Jakon 1970
Katmandu Cat Stevens Mona Bone Jakon 1970
Wild World Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman 1970
Father and Son Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman 1970
Rubylove Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971
How Can I Tell You Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971
Moonshadow Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971
O Caritas Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four 1972
Angelsea Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four 1972
Sweet Scarlet Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four 1972
Later Cat Stevens Foreigner 1973
Music Cat Stevens Buddha and the Chocolate Box 1974
Ready Cat Stevens Buddha and the Chocolate Box 1974
Another Saturday Night Cat Stevens Saturnight 1974
Drywood Cat Stevens Numbers 1975
Old Schoolyard Cat Stevens Izitso 1977
Was Dog a Doughnut ? Cat Stevens Izitso 1977
Last Love Song Cat Stevens Back to Earth 1978
I’ve Got A Thing About Seeing My Grandson Grow Old Cat Stevens Box Set – Cd2 – The Search 2001
Heaven Where True Love Goes Yusuf [Cat Stevens] An Other Cup 2006
Shamsia Yusuf Islam Roadsinger 2009
Editing Floor Blues Yusuf Tell ‘Em I’m Gone 2014
See What Love Did to Me Yusuf / Cat Stevens The Laughing Apple 2017
(I never wanted) to be a star Cat Stevens Izitso 1977

Postshow

Peace Train Cat Stevens Majikat: Earth Tour 1976 1976
Sitting Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four 1972
The Hurt Cat Stevens Foreigner 1973
Oh Very Young Cat Stevens Buddha and the Chocolate Box 1974
Majik Of Majiks Cat Stevens Numbers 1975
Gold Digger Yusuf Tell ‘Em I’m Gone 2014
The Laughing Apple Yusuf / Cat Stevens The Laughing Apple 2017
Grandsons Yusuf / Cat Stevens The Laughing Apple 2017

88 Turn It Up 2 – Hook, Line and Sinker

A second dip into our stash of songs with compelling hooks, memorable music and something that makes you want to Turn It Up.

The show went down well, with an audience of 20 or so. Combining two different presenter’s choices of compelling tracks proved popular once again, and also gave a wide spread of music.

The stash mined for the preshow was Mal’s this time, some choices from compilation albums.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Mademoiselle Ninette The Soulful Dynamics THE BEST OF THE 70s [Disc 1]
All For The Sake Of Love (Alles Aus Liebe) Die Toten Hosen Rock Super Stars, Vol. 3 1997
Shot Down The Night Hawkwind Metallization [Disc 2]
Paranoid Black Sabbath Good Morning Vietnam [Disc 3] 1970
Showdown Electric Light Orchestra Good Morning Vietnam [Disc 3] 1973
Who Do You Love Quicksilver Messenger Service Good Morning Vietnam [Disc 3] 1969
Sleeping For Years Atomic Rooster Metallization [Disc 1]

The Show

Do It Again The Beach Boys 20/20 1969
The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
Trampled Under Foot Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (1 of 2) 1975
Walk This Way Aerosmith Toys in the Attic 1975
Spoonful Cream Fresh Cream 1966
Golden Years David Bowie Station to Station 1976
Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones single 1969
Legs ZZ Top Eliminator 1983
Let’s Dance Chris Rea New Light Through Old Windows 1987
Nutbush City Limits Ike & Tina Turner Single 1973
Road Runner Bo Diddley single 1960
No Way David Gilmour David Gilmour 1978
Pretending Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Born on the Bayou Creedence Clearwater Revival The Concert 1980
9 To 5 Dolly Parton 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs 1980
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 1973
Sylvia Focus Focus III 1973
Take It Off Kiss Revenge 1992
Baker Street Gerry Rafferty City to City 1978
Werewolves of London Warren Zevon Stand in the Fire 1980
25 or 6 to 4 Chicago Chicago II 1970
Iron Lion Zion Bob Marley Natural Mystic 1992
White Room Cream Wheels of Fire 1998
Ziggy Stardust David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars 1972

Postshow

Rock ‘N Roll Dream AC/DC Black Ice 2008
Vivaldi Sky Music Club Sampler
Rama Lama Ding Dong Rocky Sharpe & The Replays School´s Out Hits [Disc 2]
It Hit Me Like A Hammer Huey Lewis & The News Rock Super Stars, Vol. 3 1997
Back In Black AC/DC AC/DC Live 1992
Riff Raff AC/DC If You Want Blood, You’ve Got It (Live) 1978
School’s Out Alice Cooper School´s Out Hits [Disc 2] 1972

 

86 Valentine’s Day

A fine romantic evening’s entertainment was shared with up to 29 listeners at one point.

Preshow from my stash again, some Little Feat, Swarbrick/Carthy, The Melrose Quartet with a fine piece of anti-war sentiment, composed by Carthy, and after that some Michael Chapman, with added Mick Ronson and Rick Kemp.

The show walked the listener through an affair, from first meeting to a Valentine, a slow dance, and a look at the future.

Postshow we had some of the tracks that just didn’t quite make the cut, from Bryan Ferry’s Slave To Love (another meet-up and falling in love song), Under The Boardwalk and Wouldn’t It Be Nice (getting to know each other) and some steamy stuff, Body Talk and Feel Like Makin’ Love. Finally, Paxton’s Outward Bound sees the couple heading off on a life’s voyage.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Teenage Warrior Little Feat Representing the Mambo 1990
Representing the Mambo Little Feat Representing the Mambo 1990
Carthy’s March – The Lemon Tree Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick Life and Limb 1990
Dominion of the Sword Melrose Quartet Dominion 2017
Rainmaker Michael Chapman Rainmaker 1969
Naked Ladies & Electric Ragtime Michael Chapman Fully Qualified Survivor 1970
Stranger In The Room Michael Chapman Fully Qualified Survivor 1970

The Show

Meeting Up

           Meeting Up
Dancing in the City Marshall Hain Free Ride 1978
           Getting to know them
Groovin’ Rascals Groovin’ 1967
          Falling for them
Close To You The Carpenters Close To You 1970
Baby Blue The Beach Boys L.A. (Light Album) 1979
Man in Love Eric Clapton Money and Cigarettes 1983
You Got It Roy Orbison Mystery Girl 1989
          This could be love
In My Life The Beatles Rubber Soul 1965
When A Man Loves A Woman Percy Sledge single 1966
Your Love Is King Sade Diamond Life 1984
Cuddle Up The Beach Boys Carl & The Passions – So Tough 1972
Feeling In Love J.J. Cale Number 10 1992
Slip On Through The Beach Boys Sunflower 1970
          Valentine’s Day
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley Elvis 1956
Harvest Moon Neil Young Harvest Moon 1992
Hello Lionel Richie Can’t Slow Down 1983
How Can I Tell You Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971
Sunny Georgie Fame Sound Venture 1966
I Just Wanna Be With You Chris Rea The Road To Hell 1989
More Than Anything In This World Lenny Kravitz Mama Said 1991
You Matter To Me Peter Criss Peter Criss 1978
Love On the Air David Gilmour About Face 1984
          Slow dance together
Albatross Fleetwood Mac single 1968
Hip Hug-Her Booker T. and the M.G.’s Hip Hug-Her 1967
I’m Not In Love 10cc The Original Soundtrack 1975
Nights In White Satin The Moody Blues single 1967
          and what may come next
Midnight at the Oasis Maria Muldaur Maria Muldaur 1973
Kissin’ And A Huggin’ Joan Armatrading Show Some Emotion 1977
          Facing the future together
We’ve Only Just Begun The Carpenters Close To You 1970

Postshow

Slave To Love Bryan Ferry Boys and Girls 1985
No More Lonely Nights Paul McCartney Give My Regards to Broad Street 1984
Under the Boardwalk The Drifters The Drifters 1964
Wouldn’t It Be Nice The Beach Boys The Beach Boys In Concert 1973
My Kind Of Lady Supertramp Famous Last Words 1982
Body Talk Imagination Body Talk 1981
Feel Like Makin’ Love Bad Company Straight Shooter 1975
Outward Bound Tom Paxton Outward Bound 1966

A V-Day Show!

Yes, yes, it’s a few days late, but we will have our Valentine’s Day show on Sunday at the usual time, at the usual place.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse