Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Another great Cafe Americaine - with Terry Mackley - is almost upon us.
This week, songs about June and Food and Drink. Lots of Louis Jordan, Glenn Miller and a Robert Johnson track. Or so Tel tells me!
Don't miss it. The fun starts on Wednesday at 2pm and lasts for two hours on ICR 105.7 FM!
You can also listen to Tel via the ICR website http://www.icrfm.co.uk/
Monday, 30 May 2011
The lovely Spice Girls and a strange man at the end!
Released as the group's debut single in July 1996, "Wannabe" topped the UK Singles Chart for seven weeks. In January 1997 it was released in the United States topping the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks, becoming the group's only number-one single in that country. By the end of 1996, "Wannabe" had topped the charts in twenty-two nations,and by March 1997 this number had climbed to thirty-one. It has become the best-selling single by a female group, selling over six million copies worldwide.
Posted by John West at Monday, May 30, 2011
Saturday, 28 May 2011
"Starman" is a single by David Bowie, released in April 1972. The single remained in the UK charts for 11 weeks, peaking at Number 10.
This performance is from Top of the Pops. Check out the kid at the back (the one in the tank top) trying to get into every shot!
Posted by John West at Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, 27 May 2011
Why not check out Tel and the band? They will be playing tonite at the Brasilia Cafe, 22 Falcon Street, IP1 1SL from 8pm.
Tel and Andy Spall
Posted by John West at Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, 26 May 2011
John West seeking to Go West
Eight months doing a breakfast show is such a long time!
All the usual stuff. Music, cheese section, Reg Dwight, chat, guests from the RSPB and Ipswich Museum, birthdays, requests and maybe even the odd gagging order.
Clint Eastwood will not be attending but he has the right idea when it comes to boots
Tune in at 7am on ICR 105.7 FM. We're there for three hours - give or take a few seconds. You can also listen to the show thru the ICR website http://www.icrfm.co.uk/
And who is after us? The Vinyl Club with Ozzie, Gary and me. Last week, I presented it all my own as Ozzie and Gary couldn't make it.
Posted by John West at Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Another great dance routine from Pans People. This week, they are dancing to Homely Girl by The Chi-Lites.
The Chi-Lites were a Chicago-based soul quartet. Homely Girl was a hit in 1974, reaching Number 5 in the UK charts.
So tune in at 2pm with Mr Tel Mackley for two hours of classic songs from the 30's and 30's. You can hear the show on 105. 7 FM or via the ICR website http://www.icrfm.co.uk/
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Monday, 23 May 2011
"Torn" is a song by the band Ednaswap from their debut album Ednaswap (1995).
In 1997, Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia recorded the song for her debut album Left of the Middle. Released as a single, Imbruglia's version became a worldwide hit.
Posted by John West at Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday, 21 May 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
The Princess never misses a Breakfast Show. Just ask Buck Rogers
Tel & John relaxing after another show. But which is which? Only joking Tel!
Steve Austin ready for Action!
Seven days is a long time in radio. And here we are again. We have Luke Wheeler, Fundraising Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support. He will be telling us about fundraising activities in their centenary year. He should be with us around 8.05am.
We have all the usual stuff. Great music, birthdays, messages, requests, Reg Dwight, our cheese counter and the Hoff Spot. We may even have Pete and Dud joining us again!
And don't forget that The Monkees are touring the UK this month!
So tune in at 7am with Tel and John on ICR 105.7 FM. And I will be staying on for The Vinyl Club at 10.00.
You can hear the Friday Breakfast Show & The Vinyl Club thru the ICR website: http://www.icrfm.co.uk/
Posted by John West at Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
And Terry is back with another edition of Cafe Americiane. This is what Tel had to say about today's show.
'Got a little feature on Billy May plus a complete Benny Goodman Camel Caravan show from 1939'.
So tune in at 2pm on ICR 105.7 FM for two hours of classic tunes from the golden age of music.
You can also listen via the ICR website: http://www.icrfm.co.uk/
A repeat of Terry's last show is available on the 'listen again' facility via the ICR website. It can be found in the top right corner of the main web page. Just scroll down until you reach Cafe Americaine.
Posted by John West at Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Sunday, 15 May 2011
"Girlfriend" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. The song was written by Lavigne with her producer Dr. Luke for her album, The Best Damn Thing. "Girlfriend" was released as a single on 27 February 2007
In the UK Singles Chart, "Girlfriend" reached number two.
Posted by John West at Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, 14 May 2011
I couldn't post anything yesterday as blogger was down. Sorry about that!
Did another stint on Ozzie and Gary's Vinyl Club. Great fun. And the Breakfast Show with Tel was another blend of anarchy and weirdness. But you all expect that by now!
Me, Ozzie and a slightly worried looking Gary. Pic taken by TC Brown.
Posted by John West at Saturday, May 14, 2011
Thursday, 12 May 2011
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Cafe Americaine has tracks by Lena Horne who died a year ago this week and lots of the usual suspects including Harry James, Glenn Miller and Noel Coward -- also Gus Viseur, French Accordion player whose birthday would have been this week.
So tune in to ICR 105.7 FM at 2pm for two hours of classic 30's and 40's music with the Master of Swing himself!
You can also listen to the show on http://www.icrfm.co.uk/
Posted by John West at Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Thursday, 5 May 2011
And soooooooooo we're back after a hiatus of at least seven days. And what have we got for you apart from our Fab selves live in Studio 1?
8.25. Jean Austin on gardening.
9.05. Alistair Dick-Cleland, Landmark Trust, on the folly at Freston.
And all the usual madness from the presenters who are now credited with being almost as popular as Neil Armstrong's left toenail. Requests, messages to the blog, birthday songs, a poem, a tribute to Napoleon and taking about Clint Eastwood's massive 44 magnum.
And will I go over the top as some fear? Wait and see.
And don't forget Ozzie's Vinyl Club at 10am with Ozzie, Gary and me.
It all starts at 7am on ICR 105.7 FM.
Posted by John West at Thursday, May 05, 2011
Monday, 2 May 2011
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Terry Mackley, Andy Spall, Celia Bird, Nancy Paul, Speakeasy & John West at St Thomas' Church, Ipswich
A great gig. Fantastic songs and a fab audience. And Tel and me even did a five minute version of the Friday Breakfast Show. Here are are few pics. Videos to follow!
Nancy in mid-song
Posted by John West at Sunday, May 01, 2011