This was... Chris Bent (Summer 1971)

on Radio Seagull online every Friday and Saturday, midday and at midnight
 on 1476Khz and various AM frequencies in Netherlands
on CWR 1476Khz Leicestershire every Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening 6.00-8.00pm
1476 WEBCAST: Carillon Wellbeing Radio

16-22 October 2021
with Les Newman

Hour 1
50 years ago: There were 55 new singles released on Friday 22 October 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 397 +
Archie Bell and the Drells-Tighten Up  ATLANTIC 2091 156
Wet Willie-Dirty Leg/Rock and Roll Band  2091 155
Inner Circle-Red Cherry  DYAMIC DYN422
Design-Love Is  EPIC EPC7569
Susan Shirley-Jealous Guy  COLUMBIA DB8835
Dennis Alcapone-Ripe Cherry  DYAMIC DYN422
Aces-Call Me Number One  TROJAN TR7838
Bob Andy-One Woman- TROJAN TR7840
Ray Conniff-Tijuana Taxi  CBS 7554
Offside-Match Of The Day  /Small Deal 7N25534
Fields-A Friend Of Mine/Three Minstrels  CBS 7555
Benny Hill-Ernie  COLUMBIA DB8833
Hour 2
50 years ago: There were 55 new singles released on Friday 22 October 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 397 +
Grumbleweeds-Never Before/Fiona McLaughlin  PHILIPS 6006 167
Jonathan Swift-Cleverhead Spell/Blue Eyes  CBS 7560
Galahad-Happy Song  POLYDOR 2058 156
Rainbow-The Way Love Comes And Goes  POLYDOR 2058 164
Galahad-George and the Dragon  POLYDOR 2058 156
Peter Noone-Walnut Whirl/Right On Mother  RAK RAK121
David Bowie-Right On Mother (demo)
Mick Greenwood-Living Game  MCA MKS5074
Craig Scott-Smiley  COLUBIA DB8832
Diana Ross-Surrender  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG792
Rita Wright-I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG791
Flirtations-Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me  POLYDOR 2058 167
Fascinations-I'm So Lucky  MOJO 2092 018
Mixtures-Captain Zero  POLYDOR 2058 165
Hour 3
50 years ago: There were 55 new singles released on Friday 22 October 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 397 +
Staple Singers-Respect Yourself  STAX 2025 068
Johnny Rivers-Think His Name  UNITED ARTISTS UP35285
Pluto-Ragabone Joe  DAWN DNS1017
New Randy Van Horne Singers-Magic Pillow/Secret Places  UPFRONT UPF10
Maytals-Walk With Love  SUMMIT SUM8529
Chi Lites-We Are Neighbours  MCA MU1143
Philip Goodhand Tait-Everyday  DJM DJS261
John Holt-It's A Jam On The Street  JACKPOT JP771
Hard Horse-Let It Ride/Hang Old Freddie  D'ART ART2002
Honey Cone-Deaf Blind Paralyzed  HOT WAX HWX109
Jesses James-Don't Nobody Want To Get Married  MOJO 2092 016
Peter Sarstedt-You're A Lady  UNITED ARTISTS UP35301
Frankie Valli and Four Seasons-Whatever You Say  WARNER K16107 (released 17.09.71)
Gass-Something's Gonna Change Your Ways/Mr Banana  POLYDOR 2058 147 (released 24.09.71)
Rainbow-Say No More  POLYDOR 2058 164**
Hour 4
Bram Stoker-Ballad Of The Bogeyman/Joan Of Arc
Fields-A Friend Of Mine/While The Sun Still Shines/Not So Good/Three Minstrels/Slow Susan
Zombies-Friends Of Mine/A Rose For Emily/Time Of The Season/I'll Call You Mine
Cosmic Sounds: Zodiac
Virgo (the perpetual perfectionist)
Libra (the flower child)
Scorpio (the passionate hero)
Hour 5 PODCAST (r)
Traffic-Giving To You
Slipstream-Thick As A Brick
UK-Nothing To Lose/As Long As You Want Me Here
Rush-Far Cry
Ivor Cutler-Squeeze Bees
Tiny Tim-The Other Side a.k.a. I Am A Fish
(...the serious side of Tiny Tim with his prophetic song about the ice caps melting - written in 1968!)
All aboard the Valley Forge for some Silent Running...with Joan Baez
Doors-Not To Touch The Earth
...Run with me, let's run...
Joan Baez-Rejoice In The Sun
Supertramp-Fools Overture
Hour 6 PODCAST (r)
Neil Young-Sample and Hold
Velvet Belly-The Man With The Child In His Eyes
Golden Earring-Vanilla Queen
The Enid-Golden Earrings
Big Big Train-The Underfall Yard
Neil Young-We R in Control/Transformer Man/SYS Crusher (Computer Cowboy)/Mr Soul
PODCAST for broadcast on Sunday at 1900 on CWR 1476 only
50 years ago: There were 63 new singles released on Friday 15 October 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 396 +
Brave-Please Let Me Love You  POLYDOR 2058 154
Ann Peebles-Slipped Tripped And Fell In Love  LONDON HLU10346
Biggles-Gimme Gimme Some Lovin'  PHILIPS 6006 160
Bert Sommer-She Knows Me Better  BUDDAH 2011 096
Colin Blunstone-Caroline Goodbye  EPIC EPC7520
Tony Christie-Amarillo  MCA MKS5073
Chosen Few-Shaft  SONGBIRD SB1061
Joyce Bond-Help Me Make It Through The Night  TROJAN TR7837
Sydney George & Kackie-Lady Of My Complexion  SUMMIT SUM8528
Pyramids-Can't Leave Now  CREOLE CR1006
Vicki Anderson-I'm Too Tough For Mr Big Suff (hot pants)  MOJO 2093 005
Joe Cocker-Cry Me A River  FLY BUG3
Jeff Smith-Going To A Party  RAK RAK120
Edwin Starr-Agent OO Soul  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG740
Janet Rees-Little Bird  MAM MAM49
Bruce Spelman-29 Years To Doomsday  BEACON BEA183
Wilson Pickett-Call My Name I'll Be There  ATLANTIC 2091 153
Raiders-Birds Of A Feather  CBS 7474
Newcomers-Pin The Tail On The Donkey  STAX 2025 063
New Seekers-Good Old Fashioned Music  POLYDOR 2058 157

Jingles and voiceovers
Amy Bargeron

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(r) = repeat



To paraphrase Eric Morecambe: "We've played all the right songs, but not necessarily in the right order" - Your corrections are always welcome
**extended podcast only

* The New Singles were a weekly listing of 45rpm (and the occasional 33rpm maxi single) recordings published by
Francis Antony Ltd, East Hill, St Austell, Cornwall. They were distributed to the music trade, media, record shops. Further info here:
Our 'sticky thread' video for 2021: The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds

The sleeve advises: MUST BE PLAYED IN THE DARK

1971 Hunstanton/Heacham Beach: Chris Bent (on left wearing a Radio Geronimo t shirt) with Jeremy/Jez/Jerry Bowles

Chris B (with the delightful miss wood), circa 1975. See

picture restored from a damaged slide

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