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All Time is Now • Special Guest: Nigel Grainge

The BEST of ALL TIME is NOW
Our playlist from Part Two of Episode #006,
Aug 19th 2011
the third week of August...
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Guest: Nigel Grainge
Special Guest for the full hour is A&R legend, Nigel Grainge. British born Nigel's long career includes his early days at Phonogram in 1970's where his first signing was Thin Lizzy. He went on to sign, 10cc, Steve Miller Band, Eddy Grant, etc. In 1977 formed Ensign Records and signed, Boomtown Rats, Flash & The Pan, Waterboys, World Party, and Sinéad O'Conner. Nigel brought in music that was special to him and connected to this week in time. 
For more info... www.NigelGrainge.com
1. LAST TRAIN TO SAN FERNANDO by Johnny Duncan & the Blue Grass Boys
THIS WEEK in 1982: The track that inspired a hundred British Rock ' n' Roll Bands. The #1 UK hit from Tennessee Hillbilly singer Johnny Duncan.
2. YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY LOOKING AT IT'S COVER by Bo Diddley
THIS WEEK in 1962: Bo covers the Willie Dixon classic. From Bo's 1962 Long Player, Bo Diddley.
3. BABE, I'M GONNA LEAVE YOU by Quicksilver Messenger Service
From the soundtrack to the 1968 film, REVOLUTION. Featuring Nigel's favorite guitarist, Jon Cipollina.
HAPPY 73rd BIRTHDAY to bassist David Freiberg on Aug 24th (1938)
4. MURDER IN MY HEART FOR THE JUDGE by Moby Grape
Robert Plant's favorite, San Francisco band, Moby Grape from their 1968 Long Player, Wow.
5. I'LL BE AROUND by The Spinners
THIS WEEK in 1972: The #1 Classic was actually a B-Side to "How Could I Let You Get Away". Radio DJ's flipped it and a smash hit was born.
6. WILD ONE by Thin Lizzy
THIS WEEK in 2005: A life-size bronze statue of leader Phil Lynott is unveiled on Harry Street in Dublin. Nigel's first signing as an A&R man while at Phonogram Records. From Thin Lizzy's fifth Long Player, Fighting (1975).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Phil Lynott on Aug 20th (1949)
7. HEY ST. PETER by Flash & The Pan
THIS WEEK in 1978: The debut 45 from Australian band Flash & The Pan and the first release from the new Ensign Records.
8. MARY OF THE 4TH FORM by Boomtown Rats
THIS WEEK in 1977: The second Top Ten single from Irish band, Boomtown Rats. From their self titled, debut Long Player in 1977 on Ensign Records.
9. MANDINKA (demo) by Sinéad O'Conner
FIRST TIME HEARD ANYWHERE; The original demo version of the track from Sinéad's debut Long Player, The Lion & The Cobra in 1987.
10. ALL I GAVE by World Party
From their 1993 Long Player, Bang! on Ensign Records
11. JESUS CAME TO MY BIRTHDAY PARTY by The Middle East
NEW MUSIC FOR 2011: The new single from the Australian band The Middle East. From their Long Player, I Want That You Are Always Happy.
12. I WALKED ALONE by Yacht
NEW MUSIC FOR 2011: The new single from their Long Player, Shangri-La
13. SWEET THING by Van Morrison
NIGEL'S FAVE: One of the stand out tracks from Van's second Long Player, Astral Weeks.




Ah, come on in closer baby,
Hear what I gotta say!
You got your radio turned down too low,
Turn it up!
’cause It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll.
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