Session #8 – at Radio 5KIxFM KI – 5.May.2017

This was my pre-written script for this morning. I didn’t say it word-for-word, but I did try. Never a good idea.

Good morning to everyone on Kangaroo Island, in Adelaide, and around the world!

The 1960’s, as some may remember, had a lot of newcomer’s putting amazing vocals, guitar-riffs and diverse lyrics into their music. Yet SO many of these people were producing hit tunes that told us what the decade was going through, and how they hoped it all worked out.

Today I have collected music for only one year that decade – 1967. Two years before I was born, 1967 was the year many amazing songs were released. Baby-boomers (my parents generation!) would have had many of them on vinyl records and in their staple radio diet.

Enjoy my playlist. May it bring back memories of your youth, or make you want to sing along, or strum along on your air-guitar!

  • The Young Rascals – Groovin
  • Lulu – To Sir With Love
  • The Box Tops – The Letter
  • The Association – Windy
  • The Doors – Light My Fire
  • The Turtles – Happy Together

Happy now? Did that selection light your fire? Or was it too windy? Did you see what I did there? Maybe not. The FIRST SIX songs today were: (AS ABOVE). Now do you see what I did there. Never mind.

<station advert>. Let’s get groovy…

  • The Music Explosion – Little Bit O’ Soul
  • Tommy James & The Shondells – I Think We’re Alone Now
    NOTE: Recognise that tune? Yes, Tiffany did an interesting rendition way back in 1987. I’ll save it for that collection!
  • Stevie Wonder – I Was Made To Love Her (Extended Version)
    NOTE: Stevie was 16 when he recorded this. MoTown signed him when he was 11 years old!

The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE).
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  • Arthur Conley – Sweet Soul Music
  • The Soul Survivors – Expressway To Your Heart
  • The Rolling Stones – Ruby Tuesday
  • Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth

The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE).
<station advert>
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  • Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love
  • Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
  • The Happenings – I Got Rhythm
    FYI: I asked on Facebook if anyone knew this 1977 version. Appeared not. But one friend got the tune stuck in her head for the rest of the day!)
  • Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
    NOTE: “We skipped the light fandango, turned cartwheels ‘cross the floor” … Lyrics like this come once in a lifetime. Oh, The band name ‘Procol Harum’ was named after a breed of cat.
  • The Hollies – On A Carousel
  • The 5th Dimension – Up, Up And Away
    Q: Who can remember which Australian airline used this song in their television advertising?
    A: TAA, a long gone Australian airline that I remember flying on in my youth. Listen here

<NEWS AND WEATHER>

The LAST SIX songs were: (AS ABOVE).
<station advert>

  • The Cowsills – The Rain, The Park & Other Things
  • The Buckinghams – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  • The Seekers – Georgy Girl
  • The Monkees – A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You
  • The Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’

Wow, you know we are getting old when Georgy Girl is now fifty years old!
The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE).
<station advert>

  • The Grass Roots – Let’s Live For Today
  • Booker T & The MG’s – Groovin’
    NOTE: Recognise the tune? Yep, this was the first song in my playlist today, by The Young Rascals. Sounds a lot different without any lyrics!
  • Wilson Pickett – Funky Broadway
  • Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit

The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE).
<station advert>

  • Sonny and Cher – The Beat Goes On
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • Peter Paul & Mary — I Dig Rock And Roll Music
  • The Five Americans – Western Union

I had no more songs in my playlist after this, my timing was out by 10minutes. No matter, I winged it from here … and it worked out perfectly!

Wow, what an eclectic mix of music I have played for you today! The LAST FOUR songs today were: (AS ABOVE).

As it is Friday, the last few songs are apt – yet not from 1977. I am sure you can pick them…

  • The Chiffons – One Fine Day
  • The EasyBeats – Friday on My Mind
  • Stevie Wright – Friday on My Mind
  • Wendy Matthews – Friday’s Child

SESSION OUTRO and station advert:
Thanks for listening to Radio 5KIX, FM 90.7, Kangaroo Island Community Radio this Friday morning from wherever you are in the world.

See you next Friday, 10.00am till midday – playing songs from 1977!

Session #7 at Radio 5KIxFM KI – 28.April.2017

This was my intro, playlist, and outro today. I was a lot more organised thanks to mentors and family giving me sound advice since last Friday.


Good morning Kingscote, Good Morning Adelaide, Good Morning to Everyone Listening from around the World! This is Stephen Mitchell, at Radio Station 5 KIX FM, Kangaroo Island Community Radio, 10 AM till Midday.

This morning I am giving you a WHOLE HOST OF AMAZING songs. As I said on Facebook last night, I am playing an ENTIRE album from one particular artist whose album was produced in 1957. Wow!

What I need you to do is tell me who the Artist is … But I am not making it that easy for you!

I’ll still be playing a LOT of songs from the last SIXTY years of Pop Rock! All of them aimed at keeping you awake, on your toes and working hard, wherever you are.

When you think you know WHO the artist is, leave a message …
~ on our Facebook Page ( https://www.facebook.com/5KIxFM90.7 )
~ or on your own Facebook page, and hashtag it with #5KIXFM90.7

This is just for fun, and to find out who is awake!

So… Kangaroo Island… Adelaide… and ALL my online friends around the Planet … Are you Ready? Let’s do this!

  • TubThumping – Chumbawaba (1997)
  • Beautiful Girl – INXS (1992)
  • Freedom – Noiseworks (1990)
  • Baby Face – Little Richard (1957)
  • Better Days – Robbie Williams (1997)
  • Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners (1982)
  • Prisoner of Society – The Living End (1997)
  • Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard (1957)

Wow, another interesting line-up of Artists. Yep, music for every generation to bop along to. Just don’t let the boss catch you singing of those lyrics!

  • Forgotten Years – Midnight Oil (1990)
  • Eagle Rock – Daddy Cool (1971; 1981)
  • Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden (1997)
  • Tutti Frutti – Little Richard (1957)
  • Celebration – Dragon (1987) (Cover, Originally by Kook and the Gang)
  • One Summer – Daryl Braithwaite (1989)
  • Down Under – Men at Work (1980)
  • Lucille – Little Richard (1957)
  • Better – Screaming Jets (1991)
  • Don’t Bring Me Down – Electric Light Orchestra (1979)
  • To The Moon and Back– Savage Garden (1996)
  • Slippin’ and Sliding – Little Richard (1957)

Listening in? Figured out who the mystery Artist is from 1957?
Again, leave a comment on our Facebook page if you are sure you know!

  • Howzat – Sherbert (Spent 2 weeks at #1 in Australia in 1976) (1976)
  • Power and the Passion – Midnight Oil (1983)
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones (1968)
  • Rip It Up – Little Richard (1957)

I am mixing up the years again, giving a whole heap from the last 60 years! Surely someone has worked it out … I will tell you soon … or will you tell me?

  • Old Before I Die – Robbie Williams (1997)
  • Mystify Me – INXS (1987)
  • Break Me Shake Me – Savage Garden (1997)
  • Talkin’ About Soul – Little Richard (1957)

Wow, that was a MASSIVE list of Artists across 60 years of Rock and Roll – but we are not finished yet. Maybe 1 or 2 more songs by Little … ha, nearly got me!

Have you worked out who my artist from 1957 is yet? Call 5KIxFM on ________ to tell me, or leave a comment on our Facebook page and use the hashtag #5KIXfm907

Ok, here are just a few more to liven up your morning. It’s getting close to midday, so my last song will be by my mystery artist!

  • Jump In My Car – Ted Mulry Gang (1975)
  • You’re The Voice – John Farnham (1986)
  • Keep A’Knocking – Little Richard (1957)

So there you have it, 30+ songs from 1957 onwards, 60 years of popular rock’n’roll! Did you work it out? Who was it?

  • Artist: Little Richard
  • Album: Tutti Frutti

Thanks for listening, wherever you are in the world. You’ve been listening to Stephen Mitchell on Radio Station 5 KIX FM, Kangaroo Island Community Radio, this fine Friday morning, 10 AM till Midday. Have a good Friday!

Theme of Session #3

I hope people notice that I theme each weekly session. Whilst it is nearly always pop-rock, I choose a theme that makes it more interesting.
i.e. All-Female, All-Male, Guitar, Power, etc.

Last week’s selection was: All-Australian

Yes, some were actually New Zealand. But it appears that Australia happily adopted New Zealand musicians back in the 1980’s as many of them had to visit our shores to find producers and management.

I hope you are all enjoying my weekly musical line-up. I aim to provide an interesting and diverse range each week.

Keep listening in, 5KIxFM is here to serve the Kangaroo Island community!

BTW: Check out my photographs of Australian musicians at the 1992 Adelaide Grand Prix.

Jimmy and Johnny Rocking Hard, Adelaide GrandPrix Concert

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