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All Time is Now • Episode #025 - Hour One with Nigel Grainge

I N D I E 1 0 3 1 • ALL TIME is NOW
  Our playlist from hour one of Episode #025,
Jan 1st 2012
the first day of the year...

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 (among others), 10cc, Steve Miller Band, Eddy Grant, etc. In 1977 formed Ensign Records and signed, Boomtown Rats, Flash & The Pan, Waterboys, World Party, and SinĂ©ad O'Conner. Nigel brought in music that was special to him and connected to this week in time. 
Sadly, we lost Nigel in 2017, he is greatly missed. Enjoy these stories and songs.
For more info...
LA Times obituary

1. COUNTRY GIRL by The Johnny Otis Show
The Godfather of R&B. And father of Shuggie Otis. From the 1969 Long Player, Cold Shot!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Johnny on Dec 28th (1921)
2. DO I LOVE YOU? by The Ronettes
From the Ronettes 1964 debut Long Player, Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica.
HAPPY 72nd BIRTHDAY to Phil Spector on Dec 26th
• SONIC HISTORY LESSON: The debut of TOP of the POPS
THIS WEEK in 1964: The long running weekly chart show, every Thursday from Jan 1st 1964 to July 2006. The debut show was hosted by DJ's Jimmy Savile & Alan Freeman. The #1 Topermost of the Popermost was... 

3. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND (Mono) by The Beatles
THIS WEEK in 1964: The Beatles 2nd single and their first number one!.
4. SHE LOVES YOU by Prince Buster
THIS WEEK in 1964: Influenced, shall we say by the fab four. This was the B-Side to the single "Healing".
5. BANANA REPUBLIC (7" edit) by Boomtown Rats
THIS WEEK in 1981: 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).
6. THE BED'S TOO BIG (WITHOUT YOU) (45 version) by The Police
The rare alternate demo version of The Police hit.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Andy Summers on Dec 31st
7. ROLL 'EM PETE by Big Joe Turner and Pete Johnson
THIS WEEK in 1938: The R&B Race record classic. Recorded this week in Chicago, IL.
8. ARE YOU HEP TO THE JIVE? by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra
The Original

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Cab Calloway on Dec 25th (1907)
9. TUPOLO (Parts 1 and 2) by Steve Cropper, Pop Staples & Albert King
From their 1993 Long Player, Bang!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to "Pop" Staple on Dec 28th (1949)
10. NO TIME by The Guess Who
THIS WEEK in 1970: From their Long Player, American Woman.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Burton Cummings on Dec 31st

THIS WEEK in 1968: Thee new single from the Long Player, John Wesley Harding.
12. LISTEN TO THE BAND by The Monkees
From their Long Player, The Monkees Present. The band continued as a threesome after the departure of Peter Tork.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Michael Nesmith on Dec 30th
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to David Jones on Dec 30th

13. DANCING BAREFOOT by Pattie Smith
New single from their Long Player, Dancing Barefoot.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Patti on Dec 30th
14. ROCKESTRA THEME (Live) by Wing's Rockestra
THIS WEEK in 1981: The end of the 70's and the last gig of Paul McCartney & Wings. This was the end of the three day event known as the Concerts For Kampuchea. The Rockestra consisted of members of Led Zeppelin, Pretenders, Rockpile, The Attractions, Faces, and The Who. New Years Eve 1979. 

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