Friday, 27 April 2012

Rodney Collins.







                                                



PLAYLIST FROM DECEMBER 08
Last mile Home/Dick Haymes & the Andrews Sisters (radio recording, 1940's – see below)
HAVE YOU HEARD THIS ONE: Runaway/Rikki Henderson (Embassy, 1961, Woolworth cover version of the Del Shannon hit)
Once in every Lifetime/Ken Dodd (Decca, 1961 see below)
Rubber Ball/Avons (Columbia, 1961)
Ain't that Funny/Jimmy Justice (Pye, 1962 see below)
Big girls don't Cry/4 Seasons (Stateside, 1962)
That's what love will Do/Joe Brown (Piccadilly, 1963)
Little Boxes/Pete Seeger (CBS, 1963)
Wayward Wind/Frank Ifield (Columbia,1963)
TV THEME: Power Game/Cyril Stapleton (Pye, 1964)
Sunday in New York/Mel Torme (Atlantic, 1964 from the LP of the same name)
Hard day's Night/Gary McFarland (Verve, 1964 from the LP 'Soft Samba')
SHOW TUNE: I've grown accustomed to her Face/Bernard Cribbins (date unknown now on the Warner-Parlophone abum 'Best of Bernard Cribbins')
Remember/Shangri-Las (Red Bird, 1964)
This little Bird/Marianne Faithfull (Decca, 1965 see below)
Dedicated follower of Fashion/Kinks (Pye, 1966)
How do they Know/League of Gentlemen (Planet, 1966)
Today/Bobby Goldsboro (UA, 1968 title track of the LP)
Back on my feet Again/Foundations (Pye, 1968)
War Song/Jon Lucien (RCA, 1973 from the LP 'Rashida')
Oldfashioned Song/New Seekers (Polydor, 1974 from the LP 'Farewell')
Try to Remember-Way we Were/Gladys Knight & The Pips (Buddah, 1975)
So you win Again/Hot Chocolate (RAK, 1977)
Southern Nights/Glen Campbell (Capitol, 1977)
Time on my Hands/Bing Crosby (Decca, 1977 from the CD 'Feels Good Feels Right”)
Go my own Way/Fleetwood Mac (Warners, 1977 from 'Rumours')
Message to Rudy/Specials (2-Tone, 1979)
Golden Brown/Strangers (Liberty, 1982)
She's a mystery to Me/Roy Orbison (Virgin, 1989 from the CD 'Mystery Girl')
Love is a Word/Alma Cogan (MFP, 1990 but recorded 1965)
Lately/Vince Hill (President, 2004 from the CD 'Evergreen' but recorded earlier)
Everything Changes/Kev Walford & Kelly Bayfield (from the 2018 CD 'Walkin' – see www.kevwalfordmusic.co.uk )
It's for You/Cilla Black (Warner Parlophone, 2018 from the CD 'Cilla With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' see below)

opening theme is Canadian Sunset by Sounds of Sunset (Crystal Records) ; closing theme is Man of Mystery by Steve Stannard (Embassy Records).


Are you a Gene Pitney fan? - he's in the show most weeks but we have a weekly one-hour programme 'Gene Pitney And Friends' on twelve radio stations(ten in the UK). We started this month on a local station in Gene's home-state of Connecticut - see details below and since then two further stations have joined us - West Norfolk Radio and Serenity Sound Radio. A Facebook page has been set up to support the programme, take requests and for information on the artist you won't find published elsewhere. It's a closed group so you need to apply to join The Gene Pitney Show

From Ace Records comes the best Marianne Faithfull CD for some years - we started plays in November. This contains all the UK singles between 1964 and 1969 (her Decca years) plus tracks from the hard-to-find EP 'Go Away From My World'. 


Jasmine Records have a great new Jimmy Justice CD. Although he only had a handful of UK hits he made some great singles over a four year period for Pye...most of them collected here together with really good album tracks from the day. This week we feature one of his biggest hits.








The early hits from Ken Dodd are featured on a new CD from Jasmine. This contains his Decca releases and some of the early Columbia recordings with Norman Newell...it's on our playlist this week. Also on the show this week -  Cilla Black with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra album that's selling so well right now, entering the charts in the Top 30. This will please old and new fans alike; really excellent production. From the same company comes Cliff Richard's new CD 'RISE UP'. We've already played the title track and more tracks are planned for December. Cliff is doing his usual round of TV appearances to promote this first set of completely new recordings in 14 years. 

'LATIN FOR LOVERS' is the title of a new CD set from Doris Day. This largely showcases her 1964 album and contains some of her best recordings - the album being made around the time of the success of 'Move Over Darling'. This comes from SFE Records. 

                                                            







Our show is now broadcast (GMT except where shown) here on  ABC Oldies on Saturdays at 0700, Sundays at Midday, Wednesdays at 1300 and Thursdays at 2000. Then we are on Isles FM - www.isles.fm - on Monday mornings at 1000 and Thursday afternoons and there's a mid-week overnight broadcast as well.You can hear the programme on Miskin Radio - http://www.miskinradio.co.uk/ - each Saturday at 1800. There is then Soul Beat Radio - after 0900 Tuesdays, see http://www.soulbeat-radio.com/ for more about the station.  The show is also broadcast on Replay Radio - http://www.replayradio.org Sunday at 0900, Tuesday at 0600, Wednesday at 1600 and Friday at 1300;we also have Replay Radio Plus - a new station for us -  on Tuesday at 0800 and Thursday at 2100 - http://replayradiorock.net/  .The programme is also heard on WRFN UK GOLD  -  go to  http://www.wrfn-uk-gold.uk/ at Midday on Mondays and repeated on Sundays at 1600. WRFN broadcast the show on Sundays at 0900, Tuesdays at Midday and overnight Thursdays at Midnight at http:///www,wrfn1025.org .   Now to  Wigan FM  - go to http://wiganfm.com/ -  this station broadcasts the programme  on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2000, but from September 19 the Tuesday evening broadcast moves to Wednesday at Midday.  WNR - West Norfolk Radio  play the show on Mondays at 1900 and on Thursdays at 1300.  Find them at http://www,westnorfolkradio.co.uk . Then we have Serenity Sound Radio on Sundays at 1000 -  http://www.serenitysoundradio.com/ and Vulcan Sound Radio on Wednesdays at 1900 -http://www.vulcansoundradio.co.uk/.  Bullseye Radio based in Texas, US play the programme on Fridays local time at 1900 - http://bullseyeradio.com/tune. This station is licensed in the US by BMI-ASCAP. 


The Gene Pitney Show is broadcast (GMT except where shown) as follows - 
www.replayradio.org at Sunday at 0800 and Wednesday at 1800
https://www.perfectunefm.com/ on Saturday 2100 local time in Connecticut **NEW**
http://www.wrfn-uk-gold.uk/  on Monday at 0600, Tuesday at 1900 and Thursday at 2000. Also, the Archive show is broadcast Saturday at 2000 and Tuesday at Midday
http://www.abcoldies.com Monday night into Tuesday morning Midnight until 0100
http://www.isles.fm/ at 2100 on Tuesday & 2300 Friday
http://www.serenitysoundradio.com/ on Saturday at 1600
www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk on Wednesday at 0100
http://www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk/  on Wednesday at 0100
https://replayradiorock.net/ REPLAY PLUS **NEW* STATION on Tuesday at 1000 and Thursday at 2300
http://wiganfm.com/ on Monday at 2300




All of these programmes are produced on a free-to-air basis. For more information please contact Radio Services by e-mail - rodneyrs@btinternet.com or send a message to our Radio Services Page on Facebook. Same address please for enquiries about RADIO OUTREACH. For requests for our shows  - rodney.collins@gmail.com

I have been in the media business now for 50 years starting out with local newspapers in Surrey and then Record Mirror and Music Week, part of the Billboard group. I then joined Pye Records/ATV and Stoll-Moss Theatres at the end of the 60’s. In 1971 I moved to BBC Radios 1 & 2 in the early 70’s and then worked for Radio Luxembourg/Atlantic 252 in a management capacity and then ran local commercial stations in Glasgow, London and the Isles of Man and Lewis. My programme is currently broadcast by a mix of FM and internet stations and I am on the Board of Directors of one FM station and a Board consultant to another. In 2002 we had a world exclusive on Frank Sinatra on Isles FM - see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/1790935.stm or http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/sinatras-carousel-song-gets-airplay-after-14-years-671738.html