Too Much Heaven . . .

Posted: September 11, 2019 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s edition of Through To Midnight:

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The weather may have been a bit unpredictable, the news may have been a bit unsettling, but all of that faded away as the time arrived for this week’s Through To Midnight. As always, it brought another musical adventure through the ‘good stuff’ that you don’t get to hear on ‘ordinary radio’. There was a slew of new releases from the likes TTMof The Brand New Heavies, Nine Below Zero, Arsen Shomakhov, Status Quo, Robbie Robertson, Eva Carboni, Jesse Malin, Big James and The Achievers. There were gems from Dr John, Georgie Fame, James Brown and others too.

Our Under The Covers feature brought three covers of songs made famous by Dusty Springfield. Delivering those songs, but in their own way, we heard from Carla Thomas, Phil Collins and Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes.

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J&B – Brian Auger & Jeff Golub
Little Dancer – The Brand New Heavies
Just Say Nothing – Incognito
It’s Time To Love – James Brown
Listen To The Music – Candi Staton
Don’t Lay Your Funky Trip On Me – Senor Soul
I Drink But I Don’t Get Drunk – Nine Below Zero
Sunset Beach – Arsen Shomakhov

Under The Covers
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – Carla Thomas
Some Of Your Lovin’ – Phil Collins
I Only Want To Be You – Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes

All For You
Too Much Heaven Last Night – Big James
Meet Me At The End Of The World Again – Jesse Malin
Your Mind Is On Vacation – Asleep At The Wheel
All For You – Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers

Life & Love
I Wanna Run Away – Status Quo
You Make Me Want To Dance – Robert Finlay
Weight Of The World – Marc Broussard
Ever Loving Mess – The Achievers
Life & Love – Buddy Miles

Girls & Guitars
Queen of Hearts – Juice Newton

Looked Away
Italia Square – Eva Carboni
That’s My Home – Dr John
Once Were Brothers – Robbie Robertson
I Looked Away – Kevin Roth
Castles Made Of Sand /Little Wing – Tuck & Patti

Doo Wop Delight
Forever – The Vidaltones

Wide Eyed & Legless
Wide Eyed & Legless – Georgie Fame
Sincerely – Johnny Jenkins

Our Girls & Guitars feature focused in on Juice Newton, who was born on February 18, 1952, in Lakehurst, New Jersey, and during her high school years, learned to play guitar. After graduating from high school, she played folk music in local coffeehouses, then formed a folk-rock band called Juice Newton & Silver Spur and released three albums, after which Juice went solo and had an international hit with her version of ‘Queen of Hearts’.

We heard some familiar songs, like ‘I Looked Away’, ‘Castles Made Of Sand’, ‘Little Wing’ and Wide Eyed & Legless, but not as we know them. Meanwhile, this week’s Doo Wop Delight, focused in on New York vocal group The Vidaltones, who were a great harmony group and very popular in and around New York back in the day. They only had two releases for the Josie label and I played one of those . . . their 1961 single ‘Forever’.

Sadly, all too soon, our time together started ebbing away and tomorrow was on the doorstep ready to take us ‘who knows where’, but before that there was time to thank you for your good company this week and hope that we will meet again, same time, same place next week to go Through To Midnight. Until then . . . remember . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Maritime Radio 96.5fm
on 11 September 2019

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