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


The LAST SIX songs were: (AS ABOVE).
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  • 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).
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  • 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).
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  • 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 ( )
~ 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!

Session #6 – 21 April 2017

After a two week absence, I went in with a 8GB flash drive loaded with only my last five playlists – yet still managed to play a lot of stuff I hadn’t actually played before. This is because I always included at least 60 songs each week, but only about 40 get used. Handy, because some songs don’t always turn out to be good for radio – as I have discovered a few times!

So here they are, again in order on my playlist. I bet you enjoyed them!

  • What you Need – INXS
  • We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
  • Heroes – David Bowie
  • Juxebox in Siberia – Skyhooks
  • One Way or Another – Blondie
  • In My Youth – Noiseworks
  • Out of Mind, Out of Sight – The Models
  • Run to Paradise – The Choir Boys
  • Somebody that I used to Know – Goyte
  • UFO – Sneaky Sound System
  • Frente – Accidently Kelly Street
  • Let the Good Times Roll – The Animals
  • Who’ll Stop the Rain – Creedance Clearwater Revival
  • You’re So Van – Chocolate Starfish
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl? – Jet
  • Blow Up the Pokies – The Whitlams
  • Voodoo Child – Rogue Traders
  • Rain – Dragon
  • Boys in Town – The Divinyls
  • Help is on it’s Way – Little River Band
  • Chains – Tina Arena
  • My Happiness – Powder Finger
  • Bow River – Cold Chisel
  • Rolling in the Deep – Adele
  • Funky Town – Pseudo Echo
  • Janie’s Got a Gun – Aerosmith
  • Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  • Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
  • We Built this City – Star Ship

Session #5 – 7.April.2017

Another great morning with a wide array of hits. This is what you listened to, in order on my playlist:

  1. Let’s Get it Started – Black Eyed Peas
  2. Crazy Lil Thing Called Love – Queen
  3. Better Be Home Soon – Crowded House
  4. Funky Town – Pseudo Echo
  5. Fun House – Pink
  6. The Power of Love – Huey Lewis
  7. Small Town – John Mellencamp
  8. Beds are Burning – Midnight Oil
  9. In My Youth – Noiseworks
  10. Mustang Sally – The Commitments
  11. Sabotage – Beastie Boys
  12. Catch My Disease – Ben Lee
  13. Angel of Harlem – U2
  14. Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue
  15. People Have the Power – Patti Smith
  16. Material Girl – Madonna
  17. Man in the Mirror – Micheal Jackson
  18. Rolling in the Deep – Adele
  19. Black Velvet – Alannah Miles
  20. Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
  21. Sweet Dreams are Made of These – Eurythmics
  22. Chains – Tina Arena
  23. River Deep Mountain High – Ike and Tina Turner
  24. Electric Blue – Icehouse
  25. Don’t Go Crazy Tonight – U2
  26. Gypsy Girl – Wet Wet Wet
  27. Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
  28. Like It Like that – Guy Sebastian
  29. My Island Home – Christine Anu

Wow, that was a good mix. I play at least 2 U2 songs every time – as they are still my favourite band in the world! And I like to close off with ‘My Island Home’ by Christine Anu, but only if it’s sunny. Just an egocentric thing, nothing more.

Anyhow, hope you all enjoyed my playlist. Until next time, have a good weekend!

Session #4 – 17.March.2017

Today’s lineup was fun to create — because I wanted to ensure it included people who would most certainly celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of… Wooh, almost gave the theme away! Yet I bet you have already worked out what it is.

So here is most of the list I played. A few were not what I expected, yet still were amazing to listen to on air. I feel like the list is missing a few. Again, I plan to rectify this issue very soon.

  • Accidentally Kelly Street – Frente
  • All Fired Up – Pat Benatar
  • Angel – Annie Lennox
  • Angels Would Fall – Melissa Etheridge
  • Beautiful – Killing Heidi
  • Black Velvet – Alannah Miles
  • Call Me – Blondie
  • Call Off the Search – Katie Melua
  • Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue
  • Dancing In the Streets – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
  • Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
  • Got You Babe – Sonny and Cher
  • Heart of Glass – Blondie
  • I Love Rock-N-Roll – Joan Jett
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  • I’ll Fly Away – Aretha Franklin
  • Jolene – Dolly Parton
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack
  • Lady Marmalade – Labelle
  • Love Is – Alannah Miles
  • Me and Bobbie McGee – Janis Joplin
  • Miss Sarajevo – Luciano Pavarotti and the Passengers
  • No Doubt – Just a Girl
  • Nothing Compares to You – Sinead Oconnor
  • Nowhere to Run – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
  • One Way or Another – Blondie
  • Push It – Salt-N-Peppa
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics
  • Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Taylor

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