Podcast 373 – a guided tour chez Dolly Parton!

In the event of the temporary indisposition of Mr Mark Henry Ellen his part is taken for today’s podcast by Mr Alexander Karl Gold and he and David Hepworth talk on the subject of which other songwriter-band leaders might arguably give Ray Davies a run for his money when it comes to sustained creation of brilliant singles, what it’s like to go to Dolly Parton’s home town and the contrasting accounts of the popular song experience which are available in the films “Framing Britney” and “Travelling For A Living” (https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-travelling-for-a-living-1966-online), a 1966 film of life with the Watersons. Plus, of course, the Stackwaddy Game.

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Podcast 372 – the Greatest Love Songs Ever Written

… a Valentine’s Day Special (which naturally involves Jackie DeShannon and Lucinda Williams), the curious case of Bruce Springsteen, the Jeep ad and the shot of tequila, and the 50th birthday of Tapestry. Plus Stack Waddy: ‘leafy English village or colourful minor celebrity?’ and ‘Tom Waits track or story by Damon Runyon?’

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Podcast 371 – Tom Lehrer, payola and the Midnight Train to Georgia

In which we navigate by way of pay-for-play bribery, Elvis Costello’s mum, the songs the Bonzos taught us, the man who helped cook the Beatles’ books, the eternal trials of posh pop stars, and Farrah Fawcett-Majors and the story of the Midnight Plane To Houston. And play ‘Pulp song or episode of Are You Being Served?’

The Bee Gees record a message for Pete Paphides’ ansaphone in 1997 …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcKi3-pYutQ&lc=UgwqHWpFK3w9utgLeH54AaABAg&feature=em-comments

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Podcast 370 – the story about Phil Collins, George Harrison and the congas …

In which the conversational spotlight alights upon the great Hilton Valentine (RIP), adventures with the KLF, Phil Collins’ disastrous session for All Things Must Pass, DJ EZ’s marathon, Clare Torry on the Great Gig In The Sky, Carey Mulligan v Variety magazine and John Otway’s version of House of the Rising Sun. Plus be prepared to play … “Rave DJ or Household Cleaning Product?” and “Queen track or fantasy novel by George RR ‘Games Of Thrones’ Martin?”.

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