Friday, March 23, 2018

Midnight Hour #37 - Smack Dab In The Middle: Songs of Jesse Stone

This song writing giant of the 20th Century took lessons from Cole Porter and wrote Blues, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Rock and Roll and Soul standards.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Midnight Hour #36 - Earl King's Bag of Tricks: 1955-1986

More tunes from an ace songwriter, this time from legendary New Orleans artist Earl King.




Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Midnight Hour #35 - Mighty Mighty Curtis Mayfield: Songwriter 1961-1970

Following our recent Van McCoy post, here's another selection of tunes from a legendary soul artist, performed by others.


Monday, January 15, 2018

Midnight Hour #34 - Sweet Bitter Love: More From The Van McCoy Songbook 1961-1969

There are some excellent CDs featured in Ace Records songwriters series, none better then the Van McCoy set issued in 2010.  We've put a further selection together to demonstrate what a superb craftsman Van McCoy was when it came to a tune. We've also added playlists featuring songs from the original Ace set for trying before buying.





Thursday, March 24, 2016

Midnight Hour #33 - Fat Stuff Boogie


Back on Mixcloud after a spell away on Spotify, here's an hour to spend with the unashamedly large that will leave you wanting more and more.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Midnight Hour #32 - Prettiest Stars

Seems like as good a time as any to be star gazing...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Happy Christmas - 2015

Hope all our readers / listeners make it through with Merle this year and especially that the 25th is a good one. To help the long, cold winter days hurry by, we've compiled our annual list of Christmas tunes right here, one for each day up to the 25th as usual...

 

As stocking fillers, we've also uploaded two mixcloud Christmas specials broadcast by Mark, more than a few years ago now...





Monday, October 19, 2015

Midnight Hour #31 - Size really doesn't matter

And to prove it, here's 60 minutes of tiny tunes we think you'll massively enjoy


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Midnight Hour #30 - James Bond Special

We've been digging around and unearthed enough worthwhile covers of Bond movie tunes to fill an hour...almost.  There really aren't that many.