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Sunday, 1 February 2009
Johnny Moonbase Playlist, 1 February 2009
The Show A recent acquisition, the great reissue of The World of Johnny Howard, prompted us to think just how many "Johnnies" there are in the world of Moonbase music. So on the show this evening, every track was either by a Johnny, written by a Johnny or mentioned a Johnny in the title... The Music 1. The Johnny Johnson Orchestra - Saturday Night 2. Johnny Keating Orchestra - The Clown (The Easy Project - 20 Loungecore Favourites, 1963) 3. Johnny Pearson - Delhi Discotheque (Blow Up Presents Exclusive Blend Volume 1, 1996) 4. Johnny Guitar - Fawn Ngeo (Dance of the Ngeo) (Thai Pop Spectacular 1960s-1980s, 2007) 5. Johnny Howard - Sugar, Sugar (The World Of Johnny Howard/Moonlight Serenades, 1970/2009) 6. Johnny and Charley - Yenka Riketik (7") 7. Johnny Harris - Stepping Stones (Movements, 1970) 8. Johnny Hawksworth - Rhythm Maker (Music for Dancefloors: The Cream of the Chappell Music Library Sessions, 2001) 9. Johnny Scott Band - Race the Sun (Luke Vibert's Further Nuggets, 2002) 10. Johnny Williams - The Time Tunnel (100 Greatest TV Themes, 2005) 11. Dick Hyman - The Legend Of Johnny Pot (Moog, 1969) 12. John Baker - Johnny Johnson Jingles (The John Baker Tapes Volume 2, 2008) 13. Jonny Trunk - Zeus (The Inside Outside, 2004) 14. Johnny Teupen - Minikillers I (Popshopping vol.1, 1968) 15. The Johnny Patrick Sound - Clockwise (Watch With Teacher, 2008) 16. Johnny Howard - Ode To Billy Joe (The World Of Johnny Howard/Moonlight Serenades, 1970/2009) 17. Elmer Bernstein - Johnny Staccato (100 Greatest TV Themes, 2005) 18. Johnny Gregory & His Orchestra - A Man Called Ironside (Six Million Dollar TV Themes, 1972) 19. Johnny Pineapple - Na Ka Pueo (Hawaiian Holiday) To close the show, something a little off the usual Moonbase radar but one of my musical heroes left us far too young this week: the great singer/songwriter and pioneering guitarist, John Martyn. So I felt we should mark his passing. As it happens, he recorded a great tune with the name "Johnny" in the title: 20. John Martyn - Johnny Too Bad (12" Extended Mix) (The Electric John Martyn, 1980/2003) The News