Hey all, hope all is coping okay with the winter weather and so forth. If alright with the mods, I would like to keep this thread for announcing details of up coming programs that I'm hosting on Starter FM, which is an online radio station.
It seems today that either radio stations play mostly new stuff or the same old well trodden classics, so I've been starting a new program called the fresh mix, meaning that every week it goes to air, the mix of songs and concept is completely different.
For most weeks I'll play an entire compilation from the 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s, and sometimes occasionally the 21st century. Many of the shows will be mixed bag specials if I'm not featuring a compilation or album. I've got around 700 albums; around 13,000 tracks in the playlist, remembering many of the comps from the 80s and 90s were double album / double CD sets. This playlist is constantly expanding.
So hope we can join up and have some fun on Saturday arvos, from 3:00 PM Australian Eastern everyweek the show goes to air.
Today, we'll be featuring a mix of oldies from 3PM, we'll play the entirety of 100 percent hits volume one from 4:00, and from around five, a mix of 80s, 90s and some new stuff.
Just a heads up on tomorrows show, which begins on starter fm 3pm Australian Eastern. From around 3:10, will be playing this compilation in it's entirety, most of which featuring new releases from the last two weeks or so.
My favourites seem to be from Weeknd, Izzy Bizu, Pnau, Harry Styles, and Tones and I, but all the way through; a real surprising collection of great songs for 2020.
9710 - 2020 - Various Artists - I love 2020 pop volume two
Artists / Group
Young and reckless (featuring Kyrga) (maori remix)
Intentions (featuring Quavo)
U feel it 2
How it was
Lose somebody (with One Republic)
Be okay (featuring Hrvy)
I leave again (featuring Shallou)
Single saturday night
touch me (am pm)
In your eyes (featuring Doja Cat) (remix)
Tones and I
Lucky (featuring Vlossom)
The truth (with Valerie Broussard)
Surrender (martin jensen remix)
Don't start now
Louis the child
Nobody like you (with Vera Blue)
Supalonely (featuring Gus Dapperton)
I love my friends (featuring Icona Pop)
Energy (radio edit)
Last fair deal (the 301 live session) (with Jonathan Zwartz and Andrew Dickeson)
Just a word up on this weeks show, we'll be highlighting more new releases from Australia's chartifacts, and a jump back to 1999 when we give Hit Machine 24 a spin. In future weeks, we'll be digging further back into the Ktel archives from the 70s and 80s, stayed tuned and check back at our twitter feed: https://twitter.com/thefreshmix. Show goes to air at 3pm Australian Eastern at Starter FM, hope to be syndicating to other stations soon.
9711 - 2020 - Various Artists - I love 2020 pop volume three
Bad boy (with Bbnos and Billy Marchiafava)
Love is all we share (patrick holland remix)
Sending me ur loving (tom trago remix)
I'm on my way (with OMI)
Tones and I
Ur so fxxking coolL
Hello at home
Boyz II Men
Love struck (fron songland)
Deeper down the rabbit hole
Waste my time
Kate Miller Heidke
This is not forever
Everything falls for you
Mourn the living
Tough (with Noah Kahan)
This city (with Anne Marie) (remix)
4180 - 1999 - Various Artists - Hit Machine 24
Thank abba for the music (with Billie and Cleopatra)
A heads up on this weeks show, first up we take a look at one of my own personally curated compilation compiles, "Just a little old time love" which is a two CD set that traces the biggest chart toppers of the 50s. Be warned, they are many many crooners lined up. I guess this one is for all the boomers who thought the world stopped at 1974. Then we go a little country with perhaps Willie Nelson's best efforts with "Stardust", a classic that covers many of his favourite standards, including a rather different version of unchained melody. With the boomer theme this week, we were left wit a little extra time up our sleeve, so I've cleaned the mould off some other rare 45s from the same era, and chucked them in too for good measure. So see you at Starter FM, 3pm Saturday arvo.
#US CH - US chart entry date #UK CH - UK chart entry date #US RE - date when single was released in US #UK RE - date when single was released in UK #AU CH or CH - Australian chart entry date #AU RE or RE - date when single was released in Australia #AP - date when single first received airplay #ES - failing the finding of any documented chart or release info, this is an estimated release date
0002 - 2002 - Various Artists - Just a little old time love (Swaps Greenline)
01 - Perry Como - Don't let the stars get in your eyes (29th Nov 1952) (US CH) 02 - Dean Martin - That's amore (7th Nov 1953) (US CH) 03 - Georgia Gibbs - Tweedlee dee (12th Jan 1955) (US CH) 04 - Dave King - Memories are made of this (23rd Feb 1956) (UK CH) 05 - Platters - Only you (and you alone) (14th Sep 1955) (US CH) 06 - The Turbans - When you dance (26th Oct 1955) (US CH) 07 - Dream Weavers - It's almost tomorrow (2nd Nov 1955) (US CH) 08 - Frank Sinatra - Love and marriage (5th Nov 1955) (US CH) 09 - Georgia Gibbs - Goodbye to rome (16th Nov 1955) (US CH) 10 - Eddie Fisher - Dungaree doll (30th Nov 1955) (US CH) 11 - Platters - I'm just a dancing partner (enhanced audio) (25th Jan 1956) (US CH) 12 - Dean Martin - Innamorata (29th Feb 1956) (US CH) 13 - Perry Como - Hot diggity (dog ziggity boom) (10th Mar 1956) (US CH) 14 - Vic Damone - On the street where you live (4th Apr 1956) (US CH) 15 - Platters - My prayer (20th Jun 1956) (US CH) 16 - Bing Crosby - True love (with grace kelly) (21st Jul 1956) (US RE) 17 - Pat Boone - Friendly persuasion (30th Aug 1956) (US CH) 18 - Harry Belafonte - Jamaican farewell (3rd Oct 1956) (US CH) 19 - Ivory Joe Hunter - Since I met you babe (31st Oct 1956) (US CH) 20 - Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders - Marianne (16th Jan 1957) (US CH) 21 - Pat Boone - Love letters in the sand (24th Apr 1957) (US CH) 22 - Nat King Cole - Stardust (24th Apr 1957) (US CH) 23 - The Five Satins - To the aisle (6th Jul 1957) (US CH) 24 - Jimmie Rodgers - Honeycombe (27th Jul 1957)
25 - Pat Boone - Remember you're mine (27th Jul 1957) (US CH) 26 - Buddy Knox - Hula love (17th Aug 1957) (US CH) 27 - The Ames Brothers - Melodie d'amour (21st Sep 1957) 28 - Johnny Mathis - Chances are (31st Aug 1957) (US CH) 29 - Pat Boone - April love (19th Oct 1957) (US CH) 30 - Billy Vaughn - Sail along silv'ry moon (14th Dec 1957) (US CH) 31 - Perry Como - Catch a falling star (4h Jan 1958) (US CH) 32 - Bonnie Guitar - Mister fire eyes (4th Jan 1958) (US CH) 33 - Perry Como - Magic moments (4th Jan 1958) (US CH) 34 - Michael Holliday - Story of my life (23rd Jan 1958) (UK CH) 35 - Frank Sinatra - The lady is a tramp (19th Apr 1958) (US ES)
36 - Danleers - One summer night (14th Jun 1958) (US CH)
37 - Billy Vaughn - Cimarron (26th Oct 1958) (US CH) 38 - Bing Crosby - It happened in monterey (with Rosemary Clooney) (16th Aug 1958) (US ES) 39 - Billy Vaughn - Blue hawaii (4th Jan 1959) (US CH) 40 - Platters - Enchanted (enhanced audio) (16th Mar 1959) (US CH) 41 - Bobby Darin - Dream lover (26th Apr 1959) (US CH) 42 - Col Joye and the Joy Boys - Bye bye baby (2nd May 1959) (AU CH) 43 - The Browns - The three bells (18th Jul 1959) (US CH) 44 - Johnny Mathis - Misty (14th Sep 1959) (US CH) 45 - Guy Mitchell - Heartaches by the number (21st Sep 1959) (US CH) 46 - Col Joye and the Joy Boys - Oh yeah uh huh (26th Sep 1959) (AU CH) 47 - Vic Damone - Angela mia (6th Dec 1959) (AU ES) 48 - Platters - Smoke gets in your eyes (10th Nov 1959) (US CH)
It's our tenth show this week, and out of the hat and randomly out of the blue, we've decided to do a show on 1991.
First cab off the rank is the BMG RCA Australia comp, Wiggle n Sweat '91, released around early April of that year, it features perhaps the years either most loved or hated song from London beat. Personally one of the years favourites, reaching number one on my personal chart in December 1990 into January 1991. Other highlights include Southern Sons "heart in danger", and the floor shaking "Gonna make you sweat" from C&C Music Factory. Let me say, that got played on my philips boombox and my father's bose system heaps that summer, and the video clip itself was just pure late 80s eye candy.
On the flipside however, was the atrociously remixed version of "throw your arms around me", it made me cringe, particularly when it was heard on Barry Bissells Take 40, and it also got a good run for it's money on 2Day FM. This was also perhaps Kylie Minogues brief but horrid dip into, god I don't know.... "Step back into what", but we all suffered, and suffered hard through that one Minogue song fart, thankfully she regained her song queen status with "What do I have to do", which appeared a few comps later on "Here we go 91" released by Sony Columbia.
So, now we get up to a rare find. We all know of EMI Warner's Yo! Let's go, but being in the radio industry, I got a copy of a short run of "Yo! Let's Go.. the Megamixes", but look, don't be jumping and wanting a copy of this, I myself found it less then stella, but decided to play it anyway for something different. I'll say on the straight up that I'm not a big fan of 12 inch mixes, however the 1980s did have a good amount of them.
As per this compilation though, the extended mixes of Seal's "Crazy", E M F's "Unbelievable", Vanilla Ice's "Play that funky music", and Soup Dragon's "I'm free" are hidiously drawn out and somewhat of a snooze fest. My main reason for chucking this in is the album's oddity, Go West's "King of wishful thinking" which actually appeared on Festival's "The Gun Hits '91", but to what I can ascertain, there was no megamix of that particular comp. This is why I'm surmising that's what they've put in on here, and rightfully so, it's a damn good remix and I love it. Like wise with Cathy Dennis's "Just another dream, and the rather surprisingly good dance mix of MC Hammer's "Pray", which despite it being late 1990, still sounds so 1988'ish. And the albums last great gem, the extended version of "So hard", well, it least made my radio sound like a 1978 space invader machine for the duration of the song, but still, it got me up and dancing.
And to finish off, another rare find / short run compilation, BMG's Total Hit Power '91 Volume three. The highlight of this gem was Girl Overboard's "Who'll stop the rain"; Lisa Schouw's voice just shines with that brush drum, which sets the entire nuance of the song. Think if it played on a saultry summer's night, and you get the idea. Michael W Smith was someone who never really made Australia, but hearing this track on Shadoe Stevens edition of American Top 40 made this curious christian track grow on me, it's also one of the comps stronger songs, but in saying that, this Total Hit Power set is quite a strong set of tracks, including the legendary "learning to fly" from Tom Petty, and Ian Moss's "Slip Away". Like the Chisels, Hoodoogurus are generally one of Australia's great "pub scene" groups, but like Kylie Minogue earlier on that year, they also had somewhat of a song fart, and "A place in the sun" unfortunately was it, a rather disappointing follow up to Miss Free love 69 from "Wiggle n Sweat 91". Lisa Lisa and Cult Jams "Let the beat hit 'em" is just one beautiful piece of early 90s "sampling" dance pop, and as far as hard rock in 1991, guns and roses were all over the place, but still, they had a little competition from Firehouse with their short lived "Don't treat me bad" which reached #2 on my personal charts in July 1991.
On finishing off my little blurb regarding this comp, the album's highlight however was the amazingly great cover of Marvin Gaye's, later done in 1981 by Dave Stewart, "What becomes of the broken hearted". Again, you'd think this was recorded in 1985, but during this time, it was still refreshing to hear Paul Young hit that mid eighties sound one more time, before adopting a more nineties sound of Crowded Houses "Don't dream", and then going somewhat bilingual with Italian performaer Zucchero with "Senza una donna" in mid 1992.
Well, that's what I think. Listen and see what you think from this Sunday from Midday on starter FM, it's gonna be fun, playing some comps that have never seen the light for years.
2460 - 1991 - Various Artists - Wiggle n Sweat '91 (BMG RCA Records Australia)
I've been thinking about you (video mix)
2 In A Room
Always and ever.
Lock it (I really like you).
Because I love you
Step back in time
C&C Music Factory
Gonna make you sweat.
Where are you baby
Burn For You.
Mary had a little boy
Hunters and Collectors
Throw your arms around me (1990 remix)
Watcha do to my body
Miss freelove 69
New Kids on the Block
2481 - 1991 - Various Artists - Yo! Let's Go '91 (the megamixes) (EMI Warner Australia)
Program 11 of the fresh mix goes to air tomorrow (sunday 28th) from midday, highlighting more of today's fresh new music, including the smooth dancer from Harry Styles "adore you", and the upgrooved "miscommunication" from chart new comer; Ant Saunders. One of my favourites; Be Charlotte "lights off" makes an appearance with the similar sounding "Complicated from Eves Karydas. The finger clicking "Savage love" from Jason Derulo seems to be this weeks best pick with Daryl Braithwaite's new "Love songs"; for someone whose been in the industry for over 50 years, this guy still kicks a good tune.
One of the most amazing pieces of music to come out of this weeks picks is the rather exotic sounding "Dreaming of the kelly pool", by Mary Lattimore with Paul Sukeena. Inspired by her memories of her childhood and the times she enjoyed during past Philadelphia summers at one of her favourite pools, this absolute gem is a relaxing psychedelic acoustic masterpiece that will leave you with a sense of mystic awe.
For the last few hours of the show will then be a mixed bag special, featuring tracks from our deep musical archive from the 60's 70s 80's and 90's.
9714 - 2020 - Various Artists - I love 2020 pop Volume Four