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Music For Pleasure // 1200-1300 11.10.08

this one's an oldie... but a newie

The first of a four part series on the history of popular music, as available in your second hand record shop of choice; this week Music for Pleasure is stating at the beginning - which is a very sensible place to start.

Whether or not the Beatles actually changed everything, we've taken 1963 as the start of modern music, we're going to spend an hour looking at what was there before. You can expect large doses of crooning, big bands, children's songs and a little bit of rock and roll along with a 50p single of the week, a song from our youth and of course the Mystery Bag Mega Mix

Posted at 12:34, 10th October 2008


Sun Arise
Rolf Harris Columbia
Struttin' With Some Barbeque
Louis Armstrong and The Hot Five Columbia
Lullaby of Birdland
George Shearing Quintet MGM
I Love to Love
Nina Simone Marble Arch
It's A Long Way to Tipperary
Concert Band and Chorus of the R.A.A.F Crest
A Song From My Youth
Pennsiylvania Six-Five Thousand
Glenn Millar And His Orchestra RCA
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Nat King Cole World Record Club
Please Don't Talk About me When I'm Gone
Sammy Davis Jr Music for Pleasure
Something Stupid
Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra Reprise
La Vie En Rose
De Arabier Fontana
La Vie En Rose
Edith Piaf EMI
Don't Be A Do-badder
Bing Crosby and kids Reprise
The next track is in Chinese...
Track 4
unknown artist Leico
Comedy Oxfam Megamix Time
I'll See You Again
Noel Coward Parlophone
Many A New Day
The Cast of Oklahoma and The Broadway Theatre Orchestra and Chorus Associated
King Herod's Song
The Original London Cast of Jesus Christ Superstar MCA
The Right Thing
Simply Red WEA
There's A Small Hotel
The Silver Strings Deacon
Who Will Buy
Barbara Streisand CBS
..and back to normal
Blue Moon
Elvis Presley Old Gold
Chain Gang
Sam Cooke RCA
Hit The Road Jack
Ray Charles and His Orchestra Gramophone
In The Mood
Ernie Fields and Orchestra London
Long Tall Sally
Little Richard Contour
Johnny B Goode
Bill Haley and The Comets Pickwick

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