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

17-19 December 2021
THE NEW SINGLES -our festive 50 best and worst single releases of 1971
 Hour 1
Jack Bruce-Consul At Sunset
Sakkarin-What You Think Is Just A Joke Is America Today
Ace-Speed Freak
Raw Holly-Well Alright
Steeleye Span-Rave On
Steve Gibbons-Alright Now
Trevor Burton's Balls-Fight For My Country
Free-Wishing Well
Arthur's Mother-On The Dole
Doors-Love Her Madly
Cat Stevens-Tuesday's Dead
Linda Lewis-Hampstead Way
Yoko Ono-Mrs Lennon
Oz Elastic Band-God Save Us (Oz)
Plastic Ono Band-Open Your Box
The Two Cousins-Hot Pants
 Hour 2
RB Greaves-Paperback Writer
Jeannie C Riley-Good Enough To Be Your Wife
Jonathan King-I Don't Want To Be Gay
IMPI-Herd Boy
Jungle Jim-Big Fat Oranguman
Herman Chin Loy-Funky Trip
Settlers-Lightning Tree (Follyfoot)
Laurie Johnson Orchestra-Jason King
The Flower Travelling Band-Satori Enlightenment
Ken Lazarus-Girl
Charmers-Skinhead Train
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity-Road To Cairo
T Rex-Hot Love
Judy Woodworth-A Silent Spring
Tim Mycroft-Shadra
Nemo-The Sun Has Got His Hat On
IF-Forgotten Roads
John Barry Orchestra-The Persuaders tv theme/Silvikrin advert theme
 Hour 3
Hollingworth-This Town
Helen Reddy-Our House/Crazy Love
Kevin Ayers-Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes
Wishbone Ash-Blind Eye
Wilson Pickett-Fire And Water
Manfred Mann-Living Without You
Warhorse-St Louis
Warm Dust-It's A Beautiful Day/Worm Dance
Wilfred Brambell-The Decimal Song
Velvelettes-These Things Will Keep Me Loving You
Wei Wei Wong-Ping Pong Song
Unity-We've Got To Get In To Get On (this was a pro Common Market song)
Tracy-Strange Love (from movie: Lust For A Vampire)
 Hour 4
Avalanche-Finding My Way Home
Norman Haines Band-Everything You See
Locomotive-You Must Be Joking
Elton John-Annabella Umbrella
Brian Keith-Softly Whispering I Love You (cheap 'Top Pops' remake featuring the original singer on the Congregation version)
Congregation-When Susie Takes The Plane (with Brian Keith making this sound like a Plastic Penny outttake)
Chicago-Beginnings (single mix with different take from LP)
Clancy Eccles-John Crow Skank
Budgie-Crash Course In Brain Surgery
Captain Skidmark-Chick A Boom
Daddy Dewdrop-Chick A Boom
Dave and Ansell Collins-Monkey Spanner
Dave Clark and friends-Southern Man
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express-Marai's Wedding
Garricks Fairground-Epiphany
Gerry Rafferty-Can I Have My Money Back
Frankie Howerd-Up Pompeii
 Hour 5
Grand Funk Railroad-Gimme Shelter
Vivian Stanshall and Gargantuan Chums-Suspicion
Genesis-The Knife parts 1 and 2
Humble Pie-Shine On
Marmalade-Cousin Norman
House-Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
Luv Machine-Witches Wand
Hermits-Gold Mandela
Peter Noone-Walnut Whirl
Lloyd Charmers-Reggae In Wonderland
Brent Dowe-Knock Three Times
Les Humphries singers-We'll Fly You To The Promised Land
Jack Warner-You Have Got The Gear
Jenny One Shot-Double Barrel
 Hour 6
Argent-Hold Your Head Up (long version on early singles only)
Susan Shirley-True Love and Apple Pie/Jealous Guy
Sandy Coast-True Love That's A Wonder
Earth & Fire-Wild and Exciting/Invitation
Mogul Thrash-St Peter
Fields-A Friend Of Mine

Mogul Thrash-Sleeping In The Kitchen
Ayshea Brough-Both Sides Now
Joni Mitchell-Carey 

THE NEW SINGLES on CWR 1476Khz this weekend:
Hour 1
50 years ago: There were only 26 new singles released on Friday 17 December 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 404 +
Bob Dylan-George Jackson (big band version)  CBS S7688
Chamers Brothers-(by the hair) On My Chinny Chin Chin  CBS 7689
Mark Lindsay-Something big  CBS 7690
Ebonys-Determination  CBS 7691
Rufus Thomas-Do The Funky Penguin  STAX 2025 080
Jackie Lee-Peter Pan  PYE 7N45113
Sweat Hog-Still On The Road/Hellelujah  CBS 7669
ZZ Hil-Faithful and True  MOJO 2092 019
The Hillside Singers-I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (in perfect harmony)  CBS 7705
New Seekers-I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (in perfect harmony)  POLYDOR 2058 184
Rock 'n' Roll All Stars-Let's Work Together/Bye Bye Love  B&C CB171
Chilites-Have You Seen Her  MCA MU1146
Donnie Elbert-Where Did Our Love Go LONDON HLU10352
Cissy Houston-Darling Take Me Back  JANUS 6146 003
Hour 2
50 years ago: There were only 26 new singles released on Friday 17 December 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 404 +
Bob Dylan-George Jackson (acoustic version)  CBS S7688
Greyhound-Moon River  TROJAN TR7848
Kool and the Gang-Love The Life You Live  MOJO 2027 006
Funkadelic-Can You Get To That/Back In Our Minds  JANUS 6146 001
John Keating and London Symphony Orchestra-Onedin Line (theme tune)  FLY BUG17
Chris and Les now set sail for the new lands of Christmas 1976 and find safe harbour in Boston, where there is more than a feeling that...
50 years ago: There were 35 new singles released on Friday 31 December 1976
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 654 +
Boston-More Than a Feeling/Smokin'  EPIC EPC4658
Eagles-Victim Of Love/New Kid In Town  ASYLUM K13069
Roy Hudd-The Hole In The Elephant's Bottom  PYE 7N45666
Al Stewart-Year Of The Cat  RCA 2771
Leon Russell-Slipping In To Christmas/Christmas In Chicago  ISLAND WIP6365
Hour 3
50 years ago: There were only 35 new singles released on Friday 31 December 1976
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 654 +
Marshall Tucker Band-Long Hard Ride  CAPRICORN 2089 038
Al Stewart-Broadway Hotel  RCA 2771
Gary Shearston-Whiter Shade Of Pale  TRANSATLANTIC BIG559
Heptones-Party Time  ISLAND WIP6364
Sharon Whitbread-Why Don't You Do It  PYE 7N45635
Graffiti-Dear Prudence/Come Together  BEEB 019
5000 Volts-Take Me Back  PHILIPS 6006 560
Glyder-In Love With Cherie  WARNER K16848
Joan Armatrading-Alice  CUBE BUG74
David Parton-Isn't She Lovely  PYE 7N45663
Water Pistols-Soft Punk/Gimme That Punk Junk  STATE STAT38 (rumoured to be Charlie Drake...which is strange because in the same week:)
Charlie Drake-Superpunk  PYE/SOLDOON SDR024
with Les Newman

Jingles and voiceovers
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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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