2020 Meetings

Thursday 2nd January
Theme: On My Radio - Your radio songs, please.
   1. Spirit of Radio by Rush....................................................................broadcast by Tim
   2. I'm The Pied Piper by The Beach Boys...........................................broadcast by Alan
   3. The Radio Song by Dillard and Clark..............................................broadcast by Dave
   4. Angie Baby performed by Helen Reddy......................................broadcast by Suzanne
   5. Radio Ga Ga by Queen.....................................................................broadcast by Jean
   6. Meet The Boys on the Battlefront by Wild Tchoupitoulas.........broadcast by Philip
   7. This Is Radio Clash by The Clash..............................................................broadcast by John
   8. WOLD by Harry Chapin..................................................................broadcast by Tony
   9. Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison.................................................broadcast by Piers
  10. Almost Saturday Night by John Fogerty.......................................broadcast by Chris
  11. Transmission by Joy Division.........................................................broadcast by Sal
  12. Natures Radio by Mickey Jupp....................................................broadcast by Jayne
  13. Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen..............................broadcast by Jackie

Mystery Album: So What by Joe Walsh selected by Tony
From the album, here's County Fair.

Guest Biscuit: 
                         
                                    Fior de Neve


Tuesday 4th February.
Theme: Waiting For The Weekend - Saturday Night or Sunday Morning....?
   1. My Sunday Feeling by Jethro Tull............................................................................Tim's choice
   2. Blue Monday by Buddy Holly..................................................................................Chris' choice
   3. Rip It Up by Little Richard.......................................................................................Tony's choice
   4. Saturday Night Fish Fry by Louis Jordan...............................................................Alan's choice
   5. Another Saturday Night by Sam Cooke..............................................................Jackie's choice
   6. Saturday's Child by Brendan Perry..........................................................................Sal's choice
   7. Saturday Sun by Nick Drake...................................................................................John's choice
   8. Here Comes The Weekend by The Jam..............................................................Morra's choice
   9. Hello Sunday! Hello Road! by Gil Scott- Heron...................................................Jayne's choice
  10. Saturday Nite by Earth, Wind & Fire....................................................................Jean's choice
  11. Lazy Sunday by The Small Faces..................................................................................Piers' choice
  12. Frenchmen Street by Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band..............................Philip's choice
  13. Rainy Days and Mondays performed by Cracker..............................................Nina's choice

Mystery Album: Talk, Dark and Handsome by Delbert McClinton and Self Made Men and Dana
From the album, here's If I Hock My Guitar.

Guest Biscuit:    
                        
                                Digestive Twists


Tuesday 3rd March.
Theme: Picture This - art and artists in song.
   1. Mona Lisa Smiled by The Quireboys.................................................................Tim's selection
   2. Pablo Picasso by The Modern Lovers.............................................................Jayne's selection
   3. Dalis Car by Dalis Car............................................................................................Sal's selection
   4. Animals and Men by Adam and the Ants......................................................Morra's selection
   5. Send Me Some Lovin' by the Crickets.............................................................Chris's selection
   6. Painter Man by The Creation..............................................................................Piers' selection
   7. Tunic (Song for Karen) by Sonic Youth............................................................Dave's selection
   8. Talkin' Pop Art by Tom Paxton..........................................................................Alan's selection
   9. Kodachrome by Paul Simon.............................................................................Philip's selection
 10. Ok Hieronymus by Grham Parker.....................................................................John's selection
 11. Turbulent Indigo by Joni Mitchell......................................................................Tony's selection
 12. Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones................................................................Jackie's selection
 13. A Picture of You by Joe Brown...........................................................................Jean's selection
 14. Pictures of Matchstick Men by Status Quo.................................................Suzanne's selection

Mystery Album: Bread Winners by Jack Jones chosen by Jean.

The RPM members know that the majority of my collection of music is founded in the 60s and 70s. They like a ‘classic’ album but I don’t suppose that they felt ‘Breadwinners’ fitted that bill. In 1972 this tribute LP to the music of the group ‘Bread’

interpreted and sung by a world-famous artist was unusual. The success that it had resulted in Jack making another such album ‘Sing me a love song Charlie’ featuring the writing of the Frenchman Of Angst - Charles Aznavour.

 

Jack Jones was the only child of Alan Jones who was one of the biggest stars of the American Music scene in the 1940s/50s. However, Jack chose Big Band Jazz to start his career and was successful in concert and with record sales. The big change occurred in the early 60s when he sang some of the iconic film tunes of the time, had small acting roles and became well known. He won 2 Grammys with ‘Lollipops and Roses’ in 1962 and ‘Wives and Lovers’ in 1964. Other top hits were ‘Lady’, ‘Love-boat’ and ‘Impossible Dream’. He continued his concert tours and TV appearances for the next 3 decades and made over 50 albums.

 

In the 2000s Jack decided to take another direction and had great success with roles in musical theatre productions of ‘South Pacific’, ‘Guys and Dolls’ and ‘Don Quixote’.

 

In 2018 he celebrated his 80th year by making his last tour of the UK for his fans – still looking great and sounding marvellous.

 

I have been extremely lucky to have seen Jack in concert several times in the 80s mainly in London Theatres. He was ever the professional performer and was charming and witty. He still loved to jazz up a standard tune but always sang a few of the fans’ favourites too. My favourite was always ‘If’. A beautifully-worded love song from ‘Breadwinners’ which showed his voice was pure and strong and sheer perfection.

 

Jean


Guest Biscuit: 
                        
         Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies