66 Songs That Get Under Your Skin

This was an idea I’d been working on for a while, with alternative titles such as ‘Songs I can’t sing’ – because I can’t get through them without choking up.  Eventually we made it to air, but to remember (slightly too late) that May 1st is a holiday throughout Europe and most of our audience could well be in their garden having a barbecue…  Even so we had up to 23 listeners with 17 most of the time, which is very pleasing.

Pre and post-show were thrown together at the last minute from things that had not quite made it into recent shows.

This show was surprisingly hard to present.  As the last track in the postshow says, one of these days I’ll get an early night…

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
I Robot The Alan Parsons Project I Robot 1977
Eve Of The War Richard Burton/Justin Hayward Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds 1978
The Three Fates: Emerson, Like & Palmer Emerson, Like & Palmer 1970
Time Marches On John Scofield Blue Matter 1987

The Show

Indian Reservation John D. Loudermilk The Open Mind of John D. Loudermilk 1969
Cherry Pie Sade Lovers Live 2002
Sunshine Reggae Laid Back Keep Smiling 1983
My Feet Are Set For Dancing Fairport Convention Gladys’ Leap 1985
The Hiring Fair Fairport Convention Gladys’ Leap 1985
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V) Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975
Fantasia Lindum – Celestial Light Amazing Blondel Fantasia Lindum 1971
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX) Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975
Albion Heart The Albion Band The Guv’nor’s Big Birthday Bash 2001
Bayonet Rap Tom Paxton The Compleat Tom Paxton 2002
Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues Tom Paxton The Compleat Tom Paxton 2002
Jimmy Newman Tom Paxton The Compleat Tom Paxton 2002
Made In Freesland Godewind 20 Johr Platt ‘n Roll 1999
Close the Coalhouse Door Alex Glasgow Hi,Canny Man!’ Newcastle Songs 2002
Billie Holiday Live performance 1959
Wind Of Change Scorpions Crazy World 1990
Red Barchetta Rush Moving Pictures 1981

Postshow

The Hiring Fair Fairport Convention Gladys’ Leap 1985
Lost In Kashmir The Hellecasters Escape From Hollywood 1994
Lost In The Snow Bruce Hornsby Halcyon Days 2004
One of These Days I’ll Get an Early Night Camel Rain Dances 1977