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

7-9 January 2022

Les arrives without Gromit

Hour 1
50 years ago: There were 39 new singles released on Friday 7 January 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 406 +
Badfinger-Day After Day  APPLE 40
Stevie Wonder-If You Really Love Me  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG798
Edward & Harding-Blackbird  STATESIDE SS2196
Flaming Ember-Westbound no. 9  HOT WAX HWX101
Cynthia Richards-Place In My Heart  GG GG4528
Exodus-Pharoahs Walk  SIOUX SI001
Stray-Our Song/Mama's Coming Home  TRANSATLANTIC BIG T BIG141
The Rumour-l'Amour Est l'Enfant De La Liberte  POLYDOR 2121 091
White Plains-Julie Anne  DERAM DM348
Tommy James-I'm Coming Home  ROULETTE 2097 005
Twinkle Bros-The Happy Song  SIOUX SI003
Bloomfields-Homing In On The Next Trade Wind  PYE 7N46114
Fortunes-Storm In A Tea Cup  CAPITOL CL15707
(Booker T &) The MG's-Jamaica This Morning  STAX 2025 074
Hour 2
50 years ago: There were 39 new singles released on Friday 7 January 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 406 +

Cat Stevens-Morning Has Broken  ISLAND WIP6121
Cynthia Richards-You've Got A Friend  GG GG4528
Derrick Harriot and the Crystalites-Have You Seen Her  SONG BIRD SB1065
Drafi Deutscher-United  POLYDOR 2058 181
Ocean-We've Got A Dream  KAMA SUTRA 2013 037
Osibisa-Woyaya/Music For Gong Gong  MCA MKS5079
Steve Lawrence with Jerry Goldsmith Orchestra-The Last Run (from film soundtrack)  MGM 2006 091
Melodians-My Love My Life  SUMMIT SUM8532
Edward & Harding-Mr Sunlight  STATESIDE SS2196
(Jerry Goldsmith-Planet Of The Apes film soundrack)
Helen Reddy-No Sad Songs  CAPITOL CL15706
Jackie Brown & Gaytones-One Night Of Sin  HIGH NOTE HS057
Nina-Love Song/Living Free (from film soundtrack)  PYE 7N45116
Michael Jackson-Got To Be There  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG797**
Hour 3
45 years ago: There were 36 new singles released on Friday 7 January 1977
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 655 +
Whirlwind-Full Time Thing  PYE 7N25733
Bar Kays-Shake Your Rump To The Funk  MERCURY 6167 417
Tony Christie-On This Night Of A Thousand Stars (from EVITA soundtrack)  MCA 269
Nazareth-Vancouver Shakedown/Somebody To Roll  MOUNTAIN TOP22
Ginger Baker and friends-Don Dorango  MOUNTAIN TOP23
Santana-Revelations  CBS 4927
Marc Bolan & Gloria Jones-To Know Him Is To Love/City Port  EMI 2572
Santana-Reach Up  CBS 4927
Ginger Baker-Candlestick Taker  MOUNTAIN TOP23
Boz Scaggs-What Can I Say  CBS 4869
Daryl Hall & John Oates-Rich Girl  RCA 2579
Roy Allison-White stockings  PENNY FARTHING PEN927
Rick Dees and his cast of idiots-Dis-Gorilla  RSO 2090 218
Denis King & his orchestra-Regan's Theme (from Sweeney film soundtrack)  EMI 2578
(Klaus Nomi-Total Eclipse)

Also, this weekend on Seagull or CWR1476:
Captain Beefheart from his 1971 album The Spotlight Kid:
I'm Gonna Booglarise You Baby/Click Clack/There Ain't No Santa Claus On The Evening Stage
The Sensations-What Are You Doing Sunday
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires-The Law
Tomorrows Children-Sister Big Stuff
Blood Sweat & Tears-Go Down Gambling
Poppy Family-I'll See You There
Stevie Wonder-Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer
The Who-Let's See Action
Rattles-Devil's On The Loose
Moody Blues-Melancholy Man
Jane Relf-Make My Time Pass By
Hollies-Hey Willy
Fortunes-Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling
Troggs-Let's Pull Together

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

Alice Cooper-Under My Wheels
Big Black and his Congregation-Long Hair
Audience-Indian Summer
Barclay James Harvest-Mockingbird
Clancy Eccles-Power For The People (auld lang syne)
Beggars Opers-Sarabande/Think
Curved Air-Back Street Luv/Everdance
Atomic Rooster-Devils' Answer
Pegasus mystery flexidisc:
Three Man Army-Butter Queen
Big Sleep-Saint and Sceptic
Atomic Rooster-The Rock

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

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
with Les Newman

Jingles and voiceovers
Amy Bargeron

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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:
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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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