Friday, 27 April 2012

Rodney Collins.







                                                



PLAYLIST FROM MARCH 16: 
Singing the Blues/Tommy Steele (Decca, 1956)
One last Kiss/Bobby Vee (Liberty-US, 1959)
Only Sixteen/Rikki Henderson (Embassy, 1959)
Moving Away/Ricky Valance (Columbia, 1960)
The Skirl/Harry Robinson String Band (Top Rank, 1960)
Secret life of Anthony Hancock/Tony Hancock, Sid James etc (Pye, 1960)
I Understand/Freddie & The Dreamers (Columbia, 1964)
You're no Good/Swinging Blue Jeans (HMV, 1964)
Just one Look/Hollies (Parlophone, 1964)
I go to Pieces/Peter & Gordon (Columbia, 1964)
I struck it Rich/Len Barry (Decca-US,1966)
Canadian Sunset/Symbols (President, 1966)
It's the little Things/Sonny & Cher (Atco-US, 1967)
Is this what I get for lovin you Baby/Twice as Much (Immediate, 1967)
Angel of the Morning/Merrilee Rush (Arista, 1968)
Need your love so Bad/Fleetwood Mac (Blue Horizon, 1968)
Jennifer Juniper/Donovan (Pye, 1968)
Durham Town/Roger Whittaker (Columbia, 1969)
Windmills of your Mind/Vanilla Fudge (Atlantic, 1969)
HAVE YOU HEARD THIS ONE: Going Back/Jackie Trent (Pye, 1969 a big hit for Dusty Springfield)
Breakaway/Beach Boys (Capitol, 1969)
The Immigrant/Neil Sedaka (Polydor, 1974)
So sad the Song/Gladys Knight & The Pips (Buddah, 1976 see below)
Lean on Me/Mud (Private Stock, 1976)
Hold On/Stevie Winwood (Island, 1977 from the LP 'Stevie Winwood')
Reggae for it Now/Bill Lovelady (Charisma, 1979)
Goodbye/Linda Rostadt (Asylum, 1984 from the album 'What's New')
Heaven is a place on Earth/Belinda Carlisle (Virgin, 1987)
Chasing Dreams/Willie Campbell & Open Day Rotation (from the CD 'New Clouds in Motion' – see williecampbell.co.uk )
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 - see the list below).  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 a CD tribute to Mickie Most who, together with his brother Dave was responsible for so many hit acts in the 60s, 70's and 80's. You will find The Animals, Donovan, Herman's Hermits and Hot Chocolate here - great music!

The Cherry Red group have a new release from Gladys Knight & The Pips showcasing their best recordings for the US Buddah and Columbia labels. Plenty of UK hits here and hard-to-find album tracks, too. 








The early hits from Ken Dodd are featured on a new CD from Jasmine. This contains his Decca releases and some of the early 60's Columbia recordings with Norman Newell - Ken really was a good singer as this CD shows. 

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. 

Ace Records cover the 60's decade with a number of different CD's from Jon Savage - going year by year between 1965 and 1967 so far.....and all these double CD releases contain interesting tracks, not just the usual chart-toppers; worth checking out.

                                                            







Our show is broadcast (GMT except where shown until March 31 when we move to BSThere on  ABC Oldies on Saturdays at 0700, Sundays at Midday, Wednesdays at 1300 and Thursdays at 0200 & 2000. Then we are on Isles FM - http://www.islesfm.com/- 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  on Saturday at 1000, Tuesday at 0600, Wednesday at 1600 and Friday at 1300 and on Saturday morning at 0200.  Now to  Wigan FM  - go to http://wiganfm.com/ -  this station broadcasts the programme  on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2000.  WNR - West Norfolk Radio  play the show on Mondays at 1900, Tuesday at 0100 and on Thursdays at 1300.  Find them at http://www,westnorfolkradio.co.uk . Then we have Serenity Sound Radio on Sundays at 1000 -  https://serenitysoundradio.yolasite.com/ and Vulcan Sound Radio on Wednesdays at 1900 - http://www.vulcansoundradio.com/.  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 as follows - 
www.replayradio.org at Saturday at 0900, Wednesday at 1800 and Saturday at 0400. 
https://www.perfectunefm.com/ on Saturday 2100 local time in Connecticut 
http://www.abcoldiesradio.uk/listen-live/ Monday night into Tuesday morning Midnight until 0100 and 0300 Friday
http://www.islesfm.com/   at 2100 on Tuesday & 2300 Friday
 https://serenitysoundradio.yolasite.com/ on Saturday at 1700
http://www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk/  on Tuesday at 1500 & Wednesday at 0100  
http://wiganfm.com/ on Monday at 2300. You can also hear GENE PITNEY - FROM THE ARCHIVES on Wednesday at Midday and Saturday at 1900. 




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