Monday, 30 July 2012

The Christopher Laird Show 30.July.2012

Indietracks 2012 Highlights

THE VASELINES - Sex Sux (Amen)
EVANS THE DEATH – I'm So Unclean
COLOUR ME WEDNESDAY - Purge Your Inner Tory
THE SILVER FACTORY - If Words Could Kill
THE SCHOOL - Where Does Your Heart Belong?
THE JUNE BRIDES - Every Conversation
DARREN HAYMAN – Arthur The Dog
ALLO DARLIN' – Wonderland

Sunday, 29 July 2012

The School - Where Does Your Heart Belong

Hip Auntie 28.July.2012

A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Vs JXL
Let's Turkey Trot – Little Eva
Marie Provost – Nick Lowe
Music To Watch Girls By – Andy Williams
Martian Hop – The Newcomers
Pretty Flamingo – Manfred Mann
3 O'Clock Flamingo Street – David McWilliams
Cross Over The Bridge - The Flamingos
Bottle It Up And Go – Big John Greer
Heatwave – Martha Reeves

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Dérailleur - Thursday 26 July 2012

I Believe In Miracles - The Jackson Sisters (1976)
You Send Me - Melody Enchanters (1966)
The Race Is On Again - Yo La Tengo (2006)
Tale In Hard Time - Fairport Convention (1969)
Curls (Koushik Remix) - Madvillain (2005)
Nwana Wamina - Thomas Chauke and The Shinyori Sisters (1988)
All The Way Down (Beat Version) - The Primitives (1988)
No Time 2 Love - DJ Marky and Bungle (2006)
Free - The Boxettes (2011)
Ode To Soul Man - Syl Johnson (1968)
Taste - Ride (1990)
Sunny - Herbie Mann and Tamiko Jones (1967)
Ay Caramba - John B (2001)
"...Sudden Stars" - Stereolab (2003)
A Kissed Out Red Floatboat - Cocteau Twins (1988)

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Ruby's Chicky Boil-Ups: Moon

Comme La Lune – Joe Dassin
Moontown – Lucia Pamela
Gemini Moon – Bryan Ferry
Blue Moon – Kim Loy Wong
Blue Moon – Nolan Strong & The Diablos
Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
Blue Moon Baby – Dave Diddle Day
By the Light of the Silvery Moon – Etta James
Der Mond ist aufgegangen – Calmus Ensemble Leipzig
Love, Komsomol And The Moon (Любовь, Комсомол и Луна) – РЕВОЛЬВЕР (Revolver) Moonlight Drive – The Doors
Moonraker – Neil Norman
Send You My Love in the Moonlight – Yang Xiaoping
The Cow Jumped Over the Moon – The Isley Brothers
Summer Moon – The Raveonettes
Moon's Rock – Moon Mullican
How High The Moon – Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli
Cow & Moon – The Fragiles
Moon Inside – Robyn Hitchcock
Lord, Blow the Moon Out Please – Hem

Saturday, 21 July 2012

The Doggone History of Country Music 21.July.2012

The Doors – Riders On The Storm
Tom Rush – Galveston Flood
The Grateful Dead – Box Of Rain
Gemma Ray – Flood and a Fire
Bob Dylan – Buckets Of Rain
Richard Hawley – Just Like The Rain
The Tornadoes – The Tornado
The Dustaphonics – Tornado
The Stanley Brothers – The Flood - Single Version
Audrey Williams – Tornado Of Love
Burl Ives – Mule Rain
Gene Autry – If It Wasn't For The Rain
Grandpa Jones – The Rain Is Still Falling
Roy Hall – Flood Of Love
Dale Hawkins – Tornado
Willie Nelson – Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Rainy Day Woman - Waylon Jennings
Michael Rault – The Flood

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Library Of Sound July 18

Hello folks, so our July show is now available... and you'll be wondering about the track list no doubt!
So, this month we've had...
1. The Decemberists - July! July!
2. Robert Ellis – Friends Like Those
3. Channel Cairo - A Year
4. King Charles - Polar Bear
5. Two Gallants - Broken Eyes
6. Boy & Bear – Rabbit Song
7. Holy Vessels - Springtime Bloom
8. Eliza & The Bear – Brother’s Boat
9. Battleships - Collision
10. Late of the Pier - The Bears Are Coming

We've been enjoying a couple of youtube vids of the tracks this month too... like...

Eliza & The Bear

and Late of the Pier.... pretty dark!

Friday, 13 July 2012


The Queen Wants Snow Killed/Alan Menken/Mirror Mirror
Amari A Tutto I Costi/Piero Piccioni/Mimi Metallurgico Ferito Nell 'Onore
I Put A Spell On You/Screamin' Jay Hawkins/Natural Born Killer
The List of Adrian Messenger/Jerry Goldsmith/The Jerry Goldsmith Collection Vol:1 The Rarities
Back To the Future Theme/Alan Silvestri/Back To the Future
Men In Black 3-Main Title Revisited/Danny Elfman/Men In Black 3
Me Ole Bamboo/Sherman Brothers/Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Coconut Water/Traditional-Robert Mitchum/Calypso Is Like So!
The Egg Travels/James Newton Howard/Dinosaur
Wednesdays Child/John Barry/the Quiller Memorandum
Silkwood Main Theme/George Delerue/Silkwood
A Walk Round Ischia/Carol Rustichelli/Avanti
Escape/Craig Armstring/Plunkett & McCleane
South American Getaway/Burt Bacharach/Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Coming Around Again/Carly Simon/Heartburn
The Rampant Huner/Henry Jackman/Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

If you would like me to play your favourite film theme or song, or let me know what your worst or best film remake is, this is how to chat with me:


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Friday, 6 July 2012

Love Action's Friday Fix - 6.07.12

Love Action's Friday Fix

This month I have a very special show, featuring a heap of bands that are performing at this year's Indietracks Festival. I'm one of the lucky people who isn't just going to Indietracks, but I have the honor to perform with my band! The entire lineup is fantastic, so despite the dreary forecast, it should be a great weekend anyways. If you're lucky enough to be heading down, hopefully this hour of music will get you excited, and if you're not able to go... just close your eyes, listen and pretend!

On the show this month:

Never Thought I'd See the Day - The School
Girls With Guns - Tender Trap
Hey Sailor Boy! - Cosines
Scattered Light - The ABC Club
I Don't Wanna Go Out - Sea Lions
Ocean Ghost - Orca Team
Pantry Girl - Joanna Gruesome
Secret Lovers - September Girls
Skisse #3 - Love Dance
Another Day - Echo Lake
A January Moon - The June Brides
Somers Town - Jasmine Minks
How Is This Even A Job? - This Many Boyfriends
Jake Ryan - Summer Camp
Swollen Hearts, Bitten Tongues - Young Romance
Bury Me - Girls Names
Beachy Head - Veronica Falls
And Just Like That - The Hobbes Fanclub
Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam - The Vaselines

Many of the tunes in this month's show can be purchased through the Indietracks Festival Bandcamp page. 50 tracks for only one pound! Can't argue with that! YEOW! Plus backing music is the soundtrack was Frenesi - Twist by Les Elgart & His Orchestra. Enjoy, and please feel free to send on requests - especially your guilty pleasures - for next month's show to:! and of course you can follow me on twitter at

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Jessica 6 in the 1930s

Jessica 6 in the 1930s
3 July 2012

In the Mood – Glenn Miller And His Orchestra (1939)

#1 Billboard Record Buying (Jukebox) Chart for 13 weeks

Bluebird Records

There’s No Anesthetic For Love – Nat King Cole Trio (1939)

Recorded 14 January 1939 in Los Angeles, CA

Davis & Schwegler Records

Tiger Rag – The Mills Brothers (1931)

#1 million-seller

Brunswick Records

Minnie The Moocher – Cab Calloway And His Orchestra (1933)

Inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999

Brunswick Records

A Tisket, A Tasket – Ella Fitzgerald with the Chick Webb Orchestra (1938)

#1 Billboard Sheet Music, Record Buying (Jukebox) and Your Hit Parade Charts

Inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame in 1986

Decca Records

Cheek To Cheek – Fred Astaire with the Leo Reisman Orchestra (1935)

From the film Top Hat

5 weeks at #1 on Your Hit Parade; #1 song of 1935

Inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000

Brunswick Records

Eeny Meeny Miney Mo – Jack Hylton And His Orchestra (1936)


Honeysuckle Rose – McKinney’s Cotton Pickers (1930)

Unissued Victor release recorded in February 1930

I’m A Bear In A Lady’s Boudoir – Cliff Edwards (1933)

Recorded 25 October 1933

Pathe Records (?)

Ich Bin Die Flesche Lola (They Call Me Naughty Lola) – Marlene Dietrich (1930)

From the film The Blue Angel, in which she starred


Young And Healthy – Ben Selvin’s Knickerbockers with Ruth Etting (1932)

Recorded 16 December 1932

Columbia Records

Page Mr Volstead – Bob Miller (1930)

Champion Records

Can The Circle Be Unbroken (Bye And Bye) – The Carter Family (1935)

Recorded on 6 May 1935 in New York

Inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998

Banner Recordings

When Our Lord Shall Come Again – The Monroe Brothers (1938)

Bluebird (Victor)

Honky Tonk Train Blues – Meade Lux Lewis (1935)

Originally recorded in 1927


Cross Road Blues – Robert Johnson (1936)

Recorded on 27 November 1936

Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998

Vocalion Records

Next month I'll be in 1974 - if you would like to request a song or suggest an artist to include in this show, please contact me via Twitter



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