The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 25/7/2015

July 25, 2017

Episode 135: Summertime Special

Tonight, for the final show before the summer recess, we are delighted by joined by acclaimed sports writer and singer-songwriter, Joe Devine. One half of the best band you've never heard of, the Dragon Eats, Joe also was a much-tipped performer in the late 00s, before he ventured into journalism. 

Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman

Kraftwerk - Pocket Calculator/Dentaku

Paul Draper – Things People Want

Bob Dylan – Maggie’s Farm

Elton John – Madman Across The Water

John & Beverly Martyn – Primrose Hill

John And Beverley Martyn – Primose Hill

Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Owen Williams - The Man Who Ate A Hurricane

The Scarletts - In The Mirror

Joe Devine – The Blood

Marc Almond – Not For Me

The Flys – Love And A Molotov Cocktail

Homer Banks – Sixty Minutes Of Your Love

Jean Knight – Do Me

Earl Jackson – Soul Self Satisfaction

Cat Stevens – Foreigner Suite

Darts - Naff Off

Dragon Eats - The Dove

Joe Devine – Fields And Vessels

Prince – Diamonds And Pearls

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 11/7/2017

July 11, 2017

Episode 134: The Soul Of My Suit

We are delighted tonight to be joined by tailor to the stars, David Stevens. Trained at St Martin's, where he ran with the Pistols crowd, David went on to be head tailor at Burberry before branching out to his own Fusion Tailoring in the 00s. Hear some of his favourite tunes by people he's dressed, a couple of his own, great anecdotes as well as some couture tips for Mr Easlea.

Beck – Deborah
Mary Epworth – Me Swimming
Jack Bruce - Never Tell Your Mother She is Out Of Tune
T Rex- The Soul Of My Suit
Wire – Mr Suit
Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant
Public Image Ltd – Warrior
Nick Cave – The Weeping Song
David Stevens – Calling Out Your Name
TLC – It’s Sunny
Homer Banks – Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Cissy Houston – When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
Brenda Holloway – Every Little Bit Hurts
Roxy Music – In Every Dream Home A Heartache
Fango – Rectum
David Bowie – Lazarus
David Stevens – Cold Rain
Leonard Cohen – That’s No Way To Say Goodbye

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 27/6/2017

June 27, 2017

Episode 133: 2017 HOW ARE YOU?

Taking a break from out fabulous guest list this year tonight, we are all here and looking at the finest tunes of 2017 so far according to Mr E, plus a few fine oldies that rose to the top.

PLUS AN EXCLUSIVE PLAY OF A NEW MIX OF TESTIFY by great friend of show, HiFi Sean and a new track by The Dove (ft show fave Joe Devine). Graham and Sion and Sue and Al too. 8pm!

Freelance Hellraiser - Nelly Vs Grange Hill
Flo Morrissey and Matthew E White - Grease
Lorde - Green Light
Carla Bruni - Miss You
Girl Ray - Stupid Things
Meat Raffle – Brother
Thundercat – Inferno
Pharrell – Yellow Light
Morton Valance – Das Modell
Yorkston Thorne Khan - False True Piya
Cherryade - Get By
Harry Styles – Ever Since New York
Homer Banks – Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Prince – The Dance Electric
Roger Waters – The Most Beautiful Girl
The Dragon Eats – The Blood
Hi Fi Sean – Testify (OPOLOPO Remix)
Thievery Corporation - Strike The Root
Ishawna – Shape Of You
Bod MArley - Turn Your Lights Down Low

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 13/6/2017

June 13, 2017

Episode 132: A Touch Of Class

Tonight, contemporary classical composer Jan Harris (ex-Red Sonnet) joins us in the studio. We'll be playing a couple of his recent compositions as well as having a piano in the studio for a little live tinklage (as we believe it is said in posh circles). Mr Easlea is playing a selection of piano-related material.

Glen Campbell – Jesus
Roger Waters – Bird In A Gale
Pete Townsend – Arpeggio Piano
Underworld Live - Piano Model
Alexis Taylor – Piano Ducks
Beastie Boys – Piano Jam
Spike Milligan – The Q5 Piano
Indian Rope Man – The Dog Is In The Piano
Sun Ra – Plutonian Nights
Jan Harris – Sonnet
Jan Harris – Across The Bridge
Al Walton Trio – Al’s Thing
Frankie Valli And the Four Seasons – The Night
Meat Raffle – The Horseshoe
Homer Banks – Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
James Carr – The Dark End Of the Street
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - The Tracks Of My Tears
Jan Harris – Exile
Genesis – Supper’s Ready
Sugababes – Freak Like Me
Miles Davis – Blue And Green
EriK Satie - Gymnopédie No 1

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 30/05/17

May 30, 2017

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular

Episode 131: ROCK ON TOMMY

Tonight Troubadour Tom Burgess rejoins us for his occaiaisonal Tom On TheSpot  Feature

Hear him play CLEAN BANDIT! and some fabulous tunes including a suite from the new The Beatles Sgt Pepper

Just When You're Thinking Things Over - The Charlatans
Brother - Meat Raffle
Kooks - David Bowie
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Stay Up Late - Talking Heads
Stupid Things - Girl Ray Symphony - Tom Burgess
Symphony (feat. Zara Larson) - Clean Bandit
Chartjunk - Stephen Malkmus and the Jinks
What You Want - DarkGlobes
Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
60 Minutes Of Your Love - Homer Banks
Itch And Scratch Pt. 1 - Rufus Thomas
Popcorn With A Feeling - James Brown
Lovely Rita/Good Morning, Good Morning / Sgt Pepper (Reprise) / A Day In The Life (out-takes) - all in THE LONG ONE @thebeatles
Her Hair Is Growing Long - Jonathon Wilson
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Cinnamon and Lesbians - Stephen Malkmas

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 16/5/2017

May 16, 2017

Episode 130: Practice Makes Perfect

What a whopper we have tonight. On the eve of his new album View-Master, we are delighted to have Practice in the studio talking us through some of its highlights.

Sammy Davis Jr – I’m Over 25 But You Can Trust Me
Gorillaz – We Got The Power
The Moon Landingz – Black Hanz
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Hollywood (Africa)
Sparks – Academy Award Performance
The Kinks – Celluloid Heroes
DJ Format - Behind The Scenes
Harry Styles – Ever Since New York
Paul Weller – She Moves With The Fayre
Practice – Iota
Practice – Vantablack
Homer Banks – Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Thin Lizzy – Don’t Believe A Word
Alice Coltrane – Keshava Murahara
Robert Fripp – Exposure
Sparks – What The Hell Is It This Time?
Practice – To The Point
Janet Jackson – Miss You Much
Hazel O’Connor – Will You

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 2/5/2017

May 2, 2017

Episode 139: Excursion On The Version

Mr Easlea is delighted to welcome back HiFi Sean to the studio tonight. Since he last appeared on the Spectacular in November, he's had a BBC Radio 2 Playlist smash, Ft has been loved by many and his own super-limited remix album Ft Excursions for Record Store Day. To celebrate that, we're going to play lots of remixes, samples and covers, and Sean, as well as our own in-house remixer Alastair the Alien, are going to talk top remix tips. Got some BEAUTIES / plus Another Star by Stevie Wonder for dear Ruben; my current superjam from Cherryade, and beauties from Soft Cell, Talking Heads (official), Beastie Boys, Donnie Hathaway, etc! SEAN WILL ALSO REVEAL THE NEW MAS VENUE at 9:40!! Sion is going to doing a poem in the Burroughs cut up style of Bowie lyrics; graham on vibes and Susan with her legendary fact.

Yoko Ono – Telephone Piece
Stevie Wonder – Another Star
Cherryade– Get by
Black Oak Arkansas – Hot And Nasty
Sly and the Family Stone – Loose Booty
Beastie Boys – Shadrach
Hi Fi Sean ft Crystal Waters– Testify
The Bit A’ Sweet – Is It On Is it Off
Mark Ronson - Most likely You Go Your Way And I’ll Go Mine
B52s - Give Me Back My Man
Homer Banks - Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Roger Waters – Smell The Roses
Soft Cell (Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing Version) - Memorabilia
Hi Fi Sean Ft Billie Rae Martin - Heavy Game
Hi Fi Sean Ft Billie Rae Martin (Night Excursion) – Heavy Game
Amerie– 1 Thing
Human League - Love Action
Hi Fi Sean ft Jean Honeymoon (Sunset Dub) – Monday Morning Sunshine
Donny Hathaway - Misty



The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 18/4/2017

April 18, 2017

Episode 128: A Song For Europe

We are absolutely thrilled to have Morton Valence live in the studio tonight playing tracks from their new album Europa. Rob and Anne from the group have chosen some tunes too. Also, Mr Easlea will be paying tribute to Bernard Edwards from CHIC, who left us 21 years ago. And, he'll be previewing this year's Record Store Day.

Barney Wilen - Zombizar
Morton Valence – Sailors
Chic for Bernard Edwards - When You Love Someone
Chic – You Can’t Do It Alone
Chic – Flashback
Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times
Morton Valence – The Model
Morton Valence – Vem Kan Segla Forutan Vind?
Little Dragon – Sweet
Michael Chapman – Soulful Lady
Homer Banks – Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Too Much Time
Trevor Dandy – Is There Any Love?
Traffic – The Low Spark Of The High Heeled Boys
UK – In The Dead Of Night
Yorkson, Thorne and Khan - Bales
Morton Valence – Sailor’s Return
Cleavland Eaton - Bama Boogie Woogie
Morton Valence – Mr Whippy
Pallindromes – Rabbit Screaming
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - The Break Of Day

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 4/4/2017

April 4, 2017

Episode 128: Aah, the name is Boosey, Baby

We are delighted tonight to welcome Graham Boosey, who as Pancake Promises has just released the album Advert Songs - he will be in the studios talking about it in our new feature 'The Stories Behind The Song'.

Bob Dylan – These Foolish Things
Goldfrapp – Systemagic
Beatles – Please Please Me
Sparks – I Want To Hold Your Hand
Peter Sellers – She Loves Me
Isley Brothers – Twist and Shout
Beatles – Can’t Buy Me Love
Yorkston Thorne Khan - False True Piya
Chris Difford – Fat As A Fiddle
Pancake Promises – Start Up
Pancake Promises – Meat Nappy
Pancake Promises – Animal Garden Ornaments
Pancake Promises – Toilet Seat Cover
Pancake Promises – Matching Bath and Toilet Mat Set
Joe Goddard – Home
Slade – Pouk Hill
Homer Banks – Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Erma Franklin - Sweetest Feeling
Wilson Pickett – Sugar Sugar
Max Richter – Tuesday
Thunder Cat – Uh Uh
Guide You – Ibibio Sound Machine
Pancake Promises – Coathanger
Pancake Promises – Turnip
Pancake Promises - Pegs
Pancake Promises – Psychedelic Radiator
Pancake Promises – Power Down
Paul Weller – Long Long Road

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 21/3/2017

March 21, 2017

Episode 126: Let's go to the Pictures

Delighted tonight to have Paul Cotgrove, the director of Southend Film Festival coming along to offer a sneak preview of what's coming up at this year's festival in May. Expect lots of film tunes too, and all the usuals with Sion, Graham and Susan. We'll also be previewing the Indie Night Out on at the Railway on Friday and a generous raise of the fedora to dear Ruben.

Squeeze - Tempted
Elvis Costello - King of America
The Who - Squeeze Box
Depeche Mode - Going Backwards
Johnny Carroll - Hot Rock
Johnny Burnette - Rockabilly Boogie
Jack Earls - Let's Bop
Kasabian - You're In Love With A Psycho
Anton Karas - The Harry Lime Theme
Dr Feelgood - Going Back Home
Blue Aeroplanes - Bright Star Catalogue
Homer Banks - 60 Minutes Of Your Love
Solomon Burke - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
David Essex - So Called Loving
Laurel & Hardy - The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
Underworld - Long Slow Slippy
Shadows - The Thunderbirds Theme
Sparks - Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth
Sly and the Family Stone - I Want To Take You Higher
Stylistics - People Make the World Go Round