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September choices by 7year old Leo Knight from Upper Brailes – Playlist Link

Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
(I Just Died) In Your Arms Tonight – Cutting Crew
It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
Old Town Road – Lil Nas X
Thunderstruck – AC/DC
Final Countdown – Europe
Whispers In The Dark – Skillet
You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi

August choices are by Marek Poklekowski – Playlist link

Lazy – Deep Purple
In My Time of Dying – Led Zeppelin
Danses des Travers I, II and III – Erik Satie
Sister Morphine – The Rolling Stones
Torito – Rodrigo y Gabriella
Who Do You Want for Your Love – Budgie <<Sadly not on Spotify>>

Jack Orion – Bert Jansch
Excess – Tricky

July’s choices are from Sam Aubrey – Playlist Link:

Voodoo Chile – Jimi Hendrix
Born To Run – Bruce Sprinsteen
2112: Overture / The Temples Of Syrinx – Rush
Play – Dave Grohl
Dear Prudence – The Beatles
Moby Dick – Led Zeppelin
Soulshine – Allman Brothers Band
Overkill – Motorhead

June’s choices are from Susie Medcalf – Playlist Link:

Streets Of London – Ralph McTell
Everlong – Foo Fighters
One Day Like This – Elbow
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Half As Good As You – Tom Odell and Alice Merton
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Whisky In A Jar – Metallica
Brownstone – Guns n Roses

May’s choice is by Upper Brailes rocker Steve Self – Playlist Link:

Rockaria – ELO
Riff Raff – AC/DC
The Wizard – Black Sabbath
Rubber Bullets – 10cc
School – Supertramp
Love Is The Drug – Roxy Music
Now I’m Here – Queen
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs

April’s choice is by David Greenwell – Playlist Link:

Ride a White Swan – T-Rex
Alright Now – Free
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker – The Ramones
Safe European Home – The Clash
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
Starting Something – Michael Jackson

March’s is choice is by Barney Porter – Playlist Link:

Two Shoes – The Cat Empire
Where It’s At – Beck
Castles Made Of Sand – Jimi Hendrix
I Don’t Need No Doctor – John Mayer
Concrete Schoolyard – Jurassic Five
To Build A Home – Cinematic Orchestra
Love Me Or Leave Me – Nina Simone
Don’t Let Me Down – The Beatles

February tracks chosen by Richard Atkinson of Upper Brailes – Playlist Link:

El Cuarto de Tula – Buena Vista Social Club
Ramble On – Led Zeppelin
Pinao Concert No2 – Sergei Rachmaninov
La Partida (Quisiersa Sur Tu Sombra) – Duo Del Mar
Could You be Loved – Bob Marley
Shin Kicker – Rory Gallagher
Asturias – Isaac Albeniz
Layla – Derek and the Dominoes

January tracks from Janette Atkins:

Echo Beach – Martha & the Muffins
Stoney End – Barbara Streisand
Vienna – Ultravox
Someone Like You – Dina Carroll
Night Swimmers – Foals
Hell To The Liars – London
Visions of Gideon – Sufjan Stevens
Lovely – Billie Eilish & Khalid

Decembers tracks are by Solanche Craven from The Royal Oak, Whatcote:

A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
Por Una Cabeza – Fabio Hager Sexteto
Walkin’ Blues (unplugged) – Eric Clapton
I Ain’t Mad At Cha – 2Pac
Surprise Yourself – Jack Garratt
Wait For It – Hamilton
All My Friends – Dermot Kennedy

November choices from Mark Barnes:

Moondance – Van Morrison
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – George Michael and Elton John
Golden Years – David Bowie
My Little Town – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
Mr Bojangles – Sammy Davis Jnr.
Kiss Me – Ben Espin and Catie Barnes (on Sound Cloud)
Don’t Get Me Wrong – Pretenders
Here Comes The Summer – The Undertones

October choices  by Ian Haycock:

The House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
Barcelona – Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé
Oh Holy Night – St Agnes Fountain
Whiter Shader Of Pale – Procol Harum
1812 Overture – Beethoven
Started Out With Nothing – Seasick Steve
We Are The Champions – Queen
Mr Blue Sky – ELO

September choices by Sue Molyneux Warner:

Get Off Of My Cloud – Rolling Stones
Miserere Mei – Gregorio Allegri Sung by Tallis Singers
Suzanne – Leonard Cohen
Che Faro Senza Euridice Gluck – Sung by Andreas Scholl

Shining Light – Annie Lennox
Horn Concerto in E flat – Mozart
Father And Daughter – Paul Simon
Organ Concerto Opus 7 #1 Handel

August’s choice are from Mick Woods

American Pie – Don McLean
Drink Up Thy Zider – The Wurzels
Cathy’s Clown – Cliff Richard
Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
A Handful Of Songs – Tommy Steele
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
King Of The Road – Boxcar Willie
(Is This The Way To) Amarillo – Tony Christie

July’s choices are by Carolyn Walker from Upper Brailes

Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procul Harum
Radio Gaga – Queen
This Is Your Song – Elton John
Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture – Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in A Minor – J S Bach
Divertimento in F (KV138) – Mozart
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis – Ralph Vaughan-Williams

June’s choice is by musician and illustrator Hannah Porter

Hallelujah I Love Her So – Ray Charles
Wouldn’t It Be Nice – Beach Boys
Concertio de Aranjuez by Rodriguez – Miles Davis
Devil’s Haircut – Beck
Help Me – Joni Mitchell
Below The Bass Line – Ernest Ranglin
Violin Concerto No. 1 – Max Bruch
High Tide Or Low Tide – Bob Marley And The Wailers

May’s choice of records is from Lynda Critclow:

Juliet – Four Pennies
Reach Out (I’ll Be There) – Four Tops
Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
Tiger Feet – Mud
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
Bolero – LSO
Going Home – Lesley Garrett

April’s choice of records is by Upper Brailes beekeeper David Blower:

Starman – David Bowie
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Eric Idle
These Foolish Things – Bryan Ferry
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
Year Of The Cat – Al Stewart
Reelin’ In The Years – Steely Dan
Candy Man – Blind Boy Paxton
Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen’ – (from La Boheme, Puccini), Pavarotti

February’s choice of records is by Lower Brailes resident Architect Renato Lusardi.

The Sound Of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
Judy Blue Eyes – Crosby, Stills and Nash
Itchycoo Park – The Small Faces
Intro & Better Off Without A Wife  – Tom Waits
If I Can’t Sell It I’ll Sit On It – Ruth Brown
Parce Mihi Domine (Officium) – Jan Garbarek
Madstone – Gabriel Rios
If (The Piano Sings) – Michael Nyman

January discs chosen by Toby Hynes from Upper Brailes:

Radio Free Europe – REM
Amateur Hour – Sparks
Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
Everything’s Ruined – Faith No More
Chartered Trips – Hüsker Dü
Song of Life – Leftfield
Metal Mickey – Suede
TV Eye – The Stooges

December discs chosen by Dave King from Upper Brailes:

Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
Wanted Dead Or Alive – Bon Jovi
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns n Roses
Carry Me – The Levellers
Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
Walk On The Wild Side – Lou Reed
The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
Meet On The Ledge – Fairport Convention

November discs chosen by Kate Jervis from Winderton:

The Ying Tong Song – The Goons
These Are The Days Of Our Lives – Queen
This Love – Maroon 5
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
A Little Respect – Erasure
Zadok The Priest – Handel
Misere Mei, Deus – Allegri
Layla – Eric Clapton

October discs are chosen by party diva Lisa Bryan

Evacuate The Dance Floor – Cascada
Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
Sweet Little Mystery – Wet Wet Wet
Chains Of Love – Erasure
Justify My Love – Madonna
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
Get the Party Started – Pink
All I Ever Wanted – Basshunter

September discs are cosen by Mari Rimmel

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – Van Morrison
The Rose – Shirley Bassey
Myfanwy – Rhydian
Chi Mai (From the Life And Times Of Lloyd George) – Geoff Lowe and Orchestra
Dylan Thomas -” The Sunset Prayer Of Eli Jenkins” (from Under Milk Wood) sung by the Treorci Male Voice Choir
I Who Have Nothing – Tom Jones
On My Own From Les Miserables (movie) – sung by Samantha Barks
Walking to New Orleans – Fats Domino

August discs are chosen by singer-guitarist the Reverend Robert (Bobby Reynolds) who lives in Charleston, Illinois, USA. He is in the UK for a 3 week tour and using Brailes as his base.

Down In Mississippi – Ry Cooder
Maa- Debashish Bhattacharya
Little Brown Dog – Bill Staines (sorry couldn’t find Taj Mahal version)
Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am – Fela Kuti
Talking Parrot – Count Lasher
Mai Kai No Kauai – Tau Moe
Screaming And Hollering The Blues – Bob Long ( sorry couldn’t find Charley Patton version)
Waiting In Vain – Bob Marley
Luxury: A guitar
Book: Vagabonding – Rolf Potts

July tracks chosen by Tim Porter:

She belongs To Me – Bob Dylan
Born In Chicago – Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Such A Night – Dr John
Hey Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams
Before I Grow Too Old – Geraint Watkins (could only find Tommy McLain version)
Up On Cripple Creek – The Band
Elgar Cello Concerto (1st Movement) – Jacqueline du Pre
Jazz, Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold – Bonzo Dog Doo Da Band

June tracks chosen by Ness Boyce:

December 63 (0h What A Night) – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
In The Army Now (Acoustic) – Status Quo
I Want To Break Free – Queen
Sylvia – Focus
All I Have To Do Is Dream – Everley Brothers
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Bus Stop – Hollies
Invisible Touch – Genesis

May tracks chosen by Gary Gray:

Sam Cooke – Twistin’ the Night Away
AC/DC – If you Want Blood
Bruce Springsteen – Hungry Heart
MeatLoaf – For Crying Out Loud
The Rolling Stones – Tumblin’ Dice
Billy Ocean – Red Light Spells Danger
Albert Hammond – It Never Rains in Southern California
Buddy Holly – It Doesn’t Matter Anymore

April tracks chosen by Peter Jordan:

The Laughing Policeman – Charles Penrose
Waterloo Sunset – Kinks
Penny Lane – The Beatles
Sittin’On the Dock of the Bay – Otis Reading
Meet on the Ledge – Fairport Convention (with Sandy Denny)
Sally Free and Easy – Pentangle
Snow Falls – John Tams (from Lark Rise to Candleford)
Dust Bowl Dance – Mumford & Sons

March tracks chosen by Alison Willatts:

Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly
Edward Elgar – Spirit of England
Dire Straits – Walk of Life
Rolling Stones – Mother’s Little Helper
Handel – Messiah (Harry Christopher and the Sixteen)
‘The Lion and Albert’ narrated by Stanley Holloway
Charles-Marie Widor – Symphony for Organ movement V ‘Toccata’
Hubert Parry – I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me Kings College Choir

February’s tracks chosen by Father Brian:

Allegri – Miserere
Elgar – Dream of Gerontius
Vivaldi – Gloria
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
Holst – Planets Suite
Walton – Crown Imperial
Acker Bilk – Stranger on the Shore

January tracks chosen by Helen Porter:

J. S. Bach – Double Violin Concerto
Franz Schubert – Fantasie in F minor. Opus 103
Herbie Hancock on ‘Gershwin’s World’ – Piano Concerto in G; 2nd Movement
Astor Piazzolla – Oblivion
Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me
Sinead O’Connor – (Nothing Compares 2 U not available on spotify) Mandinka
Thunderclap Newman – Something In The Air
Joni Mitchell – A Case Of You

December tracks chosen by Chris Thorogood

Pavan – Faure
Bizet – Pearl Fishers Duet
Michael Nyman – Chasing sheep is best left to shepherds
Leonard Cohen – A thousand Kisses Deep
Elvin Bishop – Devils Slide
Dave Gilmour – Comfortably Numb (Live in Gdansk)
Darude – Sandstorm
Kavinsky – Nightcall

October tracks chosen by Roger Kirk

So Bad – the Blues Band
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Nathan Jones – Bananarama
I’ll Follow The Sun – the Beatles
Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
Dirty Old Town – Ewan MacColl
Hi Ho Silver Lining – Jeff Beck

September tracks chosen by Algernon

We plough the fields and scatter the good seeds on the land – Matthius Cladius
Windmill in Old Amsterdam – Ronnie Hilton
(Everything I do) I do it for you – Bryan Adams
Ben – Michael Jackson
Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Do-Re-Mi – Sound of Music
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
I’ve got a brand new Combine Harvester – the Worzels

July tracks chosen by George Locke

Everybody Needs Somebody – The Blues Brothers
Roll It Up – Electrasy (Sorry George, the track Morning Afterglow not available)
Valentine Moon – Jools Holland
Bluegrass Song in A#b – Gentlemen Of Few
Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi
A Drop Of Nelson’s Blood – The Fisherman’s Friends
Remember? – Tom Rush
Pirates of the Caribbean – Epica

June tracks chosen by Paddock Farm Butchery

Thank God I’m A Country Boy – John Denver
All that Meat and No Potatoes – Louis Armstrong
The Boys are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy
Work – Rihanna
Cheeseburger in Paradise – Jimmy Buffett
Frim Fram Sauce – Nat King Cole
Eat to the Beat – Blondie
I Would Do Anything for Love – Meatloaf

May chosen by Mark ‘Jerv’ Jervis

The Beatles – And I Love Her
Stevie Wonder – Living For The City
The Beach Boys – I Get Around
Sam And Dave – Hold On I’m Comin’
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under The Bridge
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Ben Folds Five – Army
The Police – Message In A Bottle

April chosen by Emily Bowes

Life On Mars – David Bowie
Karma Police – Radiohead
Mardi Bum – Arctic Monkeys
Strangers – The Kinks
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Do You Remember The First Time – Pulp
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
What Became Of The Likely Lads – The Libertines

March 2016: Chosen by Sue Gilkes

Pearl Fishers’ Duet – Georges Bizet
Annie’s Song – John Denver
Stars – Les Misérables, sung by Philip Quast
Bring Him Home – Les Misérables, sung by Colm Wilkinson
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Jupiter from The Planets – Gustav Holst
Calon Lân – Only Boys Aloud
Land Of My Fathers – Llanelli Male Voice Choir

February 2016: Chosen by Phil Morris

The Royal Air Force March Past – Band of the Royal Air Force
Imagine – John Lennon
Pretty Woman- Roy Orbison
Apache – Shadows
Highway To Hell – AC/DC
Combined Harvester – The Wurzels
I am a Cider Drinker – The Wurzels
White Cliffs of Dover – Vera Lynn

January 2016: Chosen by Craig Wiggins

The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
The Who – Baba O’Riley
David Bowie – Sound and Vision
The Jam – That’s Entertainment
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Jamie T – Sticks ‘n’ Stones
The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

December 2015: Chosen by John Greaves.

Bob Dylan – Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
Van Morrison – Madame George
Crosby, Stills Nash & Young – Helpless
The Beatles – Don’t Let Me Down
The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter
Traffic – John barleycorn (Must Die)
K D Lang – Hallelujah
Humprey Lyttelton – Bad Penny Blues

November 2015: Chosen by Ian Merrivale of the Gate Inn, Upper Brailes

Khachaturian – Adagio from Spartacus and Phrygia
Nat King Cole – Let There Be Love
New Radicals – You Get What You Give
Hazel O’Connor – Will You
Sophie Ellis-Bexter – Young Blood
Mike Oldfield – Portsmouth (Pompey)
Count Basie – Splanky (1994 Remix)
Bob Marley and The Wailers – No Woman No Cry