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

21-23 January 2022

Les arrives without Gromit

Hour 1
50 years ago: There were 55 new singles released on Friday 21 January 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 408 +
Fickle Pickle-American Pie  B&C CB177
Doors-Tightrope Ride  ELEKTRA K12036
Don McLean--American Pie  UNITED ARTISTS UP35325
Christyan-Nursery Lane  DECCA F13275
Bullet-White Lies Blue Eyes  PHILIPS 6073 805
Honeybus-She Is The Female To My Soul  BELL 1205
Chakachas-Jungle Fever  POLYDOR 2121 093
Barbra Streisand-Space Captain  CBS 7687
Horizontal-Jennifer Generator  RCA 2140
Sutherland Brothers Band-Long Long Day/Pie  ISLAND WIP6120
Freshmen-Swanee River  CBS 7694
William Truckaway-Bluegreens (on the wing)  REPRISE K14012
Nigel Watson & Peter Green-Beasts Of Burden/Uganda Woman  REPRISE K14012
Hour 2
50 years ago: There were 55 new singles released on Friday 21 January 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 408 +
Rick Nelson- and the Stone Canyon Band-Love Minus Zero/No Limit  MCA MU1147
Apollo 100-Joy  YOUNGBLOOD YB1034
SAFT-People In Motion/Albertine Hall  POLYDOR 2121 093
St Cecelia-Don't Want Women Don't Want Wine  POLYDOR 2058 193
Twiggy and Christopher Gable-The Boyfriend soundtrack-You Are My Lucky Star/Room In Bloomsbury  COLUMBIA DB8853
Jonathan King-Flirt  DECCA F13276
Flirtations-Need Your Loving  DERAM DM351
Pagliaro-Loving You Ain't Easy  PYE 7N45111
Others-Happy Am I  M&M FFMS 10014
William Rushton & John Wells-Neasden  SPARK SRL1059
Rare Earth-Hey Big Brother  RARE EARTH RES104
Nilsson-Without You  RCA 2165
Claire Hamill-When I Was A Child/Alice In The Streets Of Darlington  ISLAND WIP6122
Claire Hamill-Meet Me On The Corner (unreleased)
Hour 3
45 years ago: There were 63 new singles released on Friday 21 January 1977
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 407 +
Sutherland Brothers and Quiver-If I Could Have Your Loving  CBS 4934
Alice Street Band-Baia  CONTEMPO CS2106
Slade-Gypsy Roadhog  BARN 2014 105
W McCall-Round The World With Rubber Duck  POLYDOR 2066 760
Kiki Dee-First Thing In The Morning  ROCKET ROKN520
JJ Cale-Cocaine/Travelli' Light  ISLAND WIP6366
Jabberwock (a.k.a. Disturbance)-Sneakin' Snaky  MCA 264
Bobby Pickett & Peter Ferrara-King Kong  POLYDOR 2066 754
Sally and the Sultans-Shake Sheik Shake (the Arab Hustle)  DJM DJS10741
Dennis Waterman-Hooray For Curly Woolf  DJM DJS10740
Heavy Water-Hole In The Roof  STATE STAT34
Ronnie Lane and Slim Chance-How Come  GM GMS9044
Redbone-Witch Queen of New Orleans  EPIC EPC4894
Chicago-Wishing You Were Here  CBS4940
Hughie Green-Stand Up And Be Counted  PHILIPS GB001
Hour 4
Phenomenal Handclap Band-Following
Tom Tom Club-On The Line Again
Phenomenal Handclap Band-The Unknown Faces At Father James Park
Credo-From The Cradle to the Grave
Zodiac/Cosmic Sounds-Capricorn & Aquarius
Hour 5

Plastic Penny-Your Way To Tell Me Go
The Damn Truth-This Is Who We Are Now
Black Bonzo-Zephyr
Madonna-Mer Girl
Black Bonzo-Nest Of Vipers
Pink Floyd-Dark Side Of The Moon side two
Spooky Tooth-I Am The Walrus (Bumpers mix)
Hour 6

Tiny Tim-The Other Side
Bad Company-Seagull/Can't Get Enough
Nasty Pop-Side One of their 1975 LP on Island Records (never issued on CD)
Difford & Tillbrook-The Apple Tree
King Crimson-Easy Money
Wishbone Ash-Blowin' Free

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:
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

Interested in the Mellotron? Want to check whether any of the songs played feature a Mellotron? Visit:  
The Ultimate Recordings List (probably)

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