50 Gold

We had a great 50th show, with a Golden theme that produced a lot of favourites, both ours and yours. I managed to get the notes finished just in time, and the show was a hit, with 19 listeners for most of the time and a peak of 25. We’re working on improving that, not sure if sending out scantily-clad tempters (of all sexes – we are an equal-opportunity team) or waiting in dark alleys to, ahem, persuade passers-by will work best.

Our thanks to Ainia who rebroadcast the show for us in real time in TJ’s Dance Hall in Second Life.  I have plans afoot to include Ainia in our commentary team, and she is also hoping to widen the scope of our advertising in SL.  Never a dull moment here on RFD.

We are still coming up with ideas that interest us, and I think will interest you as well. Next time we have picked Electric Folk as a theme, but will eschew the best known (who we’ve already featured quite heavily) to concentrate on some of the lesser-known champions of the genre. And believe me, there are a lot to choose from.

The Golden playlist is below, and we will be back in two weeks with some killer Electric Folk. See you then.


101 When Blue Turns Gold Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu 1984
102 Golden Dilemma Gong Expresso II 1978
103 A Golden Age Rupert Hine The Wildest Wish To Fly 1983
104 Golden Birdies Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Clear Spot 1972
105 Fool’s Gold Procol Harum Ninth 1975
106 Fools Gold Blondel The Amazing Elsie Emerald 2010
107 Golden Rings Godley – Creme Goodbye Blue Sky 1988
108 Greenfields, Golden Sands Yusuf [Cat Stevens] An Other Cup 2006

The Show

201 The Gold Bug The Alan Parsons Project The Tun of a Friendly Card 1979
202 The Gold It’s In The . . . Pink Floyd Obscured by Clouds 1972
203 Goldrush Supertramp Slow Motion 2002
204 Burnin’ (Molten Gold) (Alternative Take) Free Free at Last (reissue) 2002
205 Fools Gold Poco Crazy Eyes 1973
206 Golden Notebooks Gerry Mulligan The Age Of Steam 1971
207 Golden Strings Link Wray Link Wray & The Raymen 1960
208 Book Of Golden Stories Runrig The Stamping Ground 2001
209 City Of Gold BBM Around The Next Dream 1994
210 Cold Gold Larry Carlton With Special Guest Robben Ford – Live In Tokyo 2007
211 Gold Dust Woman Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
212 Golden Earth Girl Paul McCartney Off The Ground 1993
213 Golden Brown Stranglers La Folie 1981
214 GoldenEye Wise Guys LIVE 1999
215 Blood and Gold/Mohacs Maddy Prior/June Tabor No More to the Dance 1988
216 Love Over Gold Dire Straits Love Over Gold 1982
217 Golden Years David Bowie Changes 1990
218 Heart of Gold Neil Young Harvest 1972
219 Pocketful Of Golden Robert Plant Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar 2014
220 Your Gold Teeth Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy 1973
221 14 Karat Gold Gordon Lightfoot Shadows 1982
222 Golden Slumbers The Beatles Abbey Road 1969
223 Golden Slumbers The  Jazz Crusaders Old Socks, New Shoes…New Socks, Old Shoes 1970


301 Gold-Tipped Boots, Black Jacket And Tie Jethro Tull Catfish Rising 1991
302 A Golden Handshake For Every Daughter China Crisis Diary – A Collection 1992
303 Band of Gold Freda Payne single 1970

Ed’s ISP suffered a catastrophic failure, and he dropped out after just three of the postshow tracks. We breathed a collective sigh of relief that it had not happened earlier.  I took over, and about 16 listeners stayed with me as we went through a great dance set, and also managed to incorportate the missing bits of the postshow, later on.  From the Mixxx logs, I can give you a rundown.

1 Lawyers, Guns and Money Warren Zevon Stand in the Fire 1980
2 Put The Money Down The Who Odds And Sods 1974
3 All Right Now Free The Free Story 1989
4 Big Money Rush Power Windows 1985
5 Billie Jean Michael Jackson single, from Thriller 1983
6 Black Horse And The Cherry Tree K.T. Tunstall Eye To The Telescope 2004
7 Breadfan Budgie Never Turn Your Back on a Friend 1973
8 Can’t Get Enough Bad Company Bad Company 1974
9 Cherry Pie Sade Lovers Live 2002
10 Dancing Decameron Tomorrow’s Pantomime 1976
11 Let’s Dance Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987
12 Money, Money, Money ABBA single, from Arrival 1976
13 Nutbush City Limits Ike & Tina Turner single 1973
14 Put It Where You Want It The Crusaders The Best Of The Crusaders 1976
15 Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum single 1969
16 Take Me to the River Andrew Strong The Commitments 1991
17 The Ability To Swing Thomas Dolby Aliens Ate My Buick 1988
18 Three Button Hand Me Down Faces First Step 1970
19 Whatever You Want Status Quo Whatever You Want 1979
20 You Never Give Me Your Money The Beatles Abbey Road 1969
21 Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash Steve Miller Band The Joker 1973
22 Golden Hours Brian Eno Another Green World 1975
23 Red And Gold Fairport Convention Red & Gold
24 Rhythm in Gold Jethro Tull 20 Years of Jethro Tull (Disc 2) – Flawed gems and the other sides of Tull 1988
25 Silver Threads And Golden Needles Fotheringay Wild Mountain Thyme 1970
26 The Golden Glove Fairport Convention Wishfulness Waltz 2000
27 Golden Mile Caravan The Album 1980
28 Solid Gold Easy Action T.Rex single 1972
29 Your Gold Teeth II Steely Dan Katy Lied 1975
30 Moonlight And Gold Gerry Rafferty One More Dream 1995
31 Life In The Air Age Be Bop Deluxe Tremulous Antenna
32 Natural Thing The Doobie Brothers The Captain and Me
33 Walk Like An Egyptian The Bangles The Best Of 1980-1990 Vol. 4 2004
34 The Girl From Ipanema Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto  Getz/Gilberto 1964

About three hours of good golden dance tracks and other nice music – well I think so, and I hope you liked it too.

Reviewing this, I’ve been reminded of just how influential Jobim’s ‘Girl from Ipanema’ was – I wonder if we can put together a set of ‘influential songs’.  It would be pretty impressive listening, I think.  What do you think?  Let us know by commenting below.