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April’s selections are by Dave King from Upper Brailes who has recently returned from Daytona complete with stories from the backwoods of Florida.

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Everything But The Truth ¬– Lucinda Williams
See You Later Alligator – Bill Haley And His Comets
American Pies – Don McLean
Would I Lie To You – Eurythmics
Meat On The Ledge – Fairport Convention
I’m Gonna Be (5000 Miles) – The Proclaimers
Big White Corvette – Prince
The Great Pretender – Freddie Mercury

It seems that we may have started something with last month’s choice by our local MP. March’s selection was sent to us by Claudio Furet from Sutton-Under-Brailes. Normal service will be resumed in April (possibly).

Tears On My Pilau – Johnny Nash
I Only Have Pies For You – Art Garfunkel
When A Child Is Corn – Johnny Mathis
Poppadom Preach – Madonna
Eclair – Gilbert O’Sullivan
Don’t Cry For Me Semolina – Julie Covington
The Salad Of John And Yoko – The Beatles
Fool On The Hill – The Beatles

This month we are honoured to have local MP & former Cabinet member Nadhim Zahawi contributing to Desert Island Discs.

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Careless Memories – Duran Duran
Money Money Money – Abba
Take The Money And Run – Steve Miller Band
Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
Gibraltar – Beirut
The Settlement Song – Bachdeckel
Give Me Just A Little More Time – Chairman Of The Board
Taxman – The Beatles

January choices are by Caroline Goldsack from Sutton-under-Brailes.

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Spem in Alium – Thomas Tallis (Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips)
Locus Iste – Anton Bruckner (Tenebrae, Nigel Short)
Silent Noon – Ralph Vaughan Williams, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Bryn Terfel, Martin Martineau). God is a DJ – Faithless
String Quartet No 14 in D Minor Death and the Maiden – Franz Schubert (Quartetto Italiano 1965)
Finale from 1st Symphony in D Major – Louis Vierne – Noel Rawsthorne, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral (from Great Cathedral Organs of England)
Don’t you (Forget about Me) – Simple Minds
Book of Golden Stories ¬ Runrig

December choices are by David Willatts from Lower Brailes.

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Imagine – John Lennon
Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart
Go Now – Moody Blues
Coronation Ode – Elgar
Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack
Tannhouser Overture – Wagner
Round Midnight – Miles Davis
Meet On the Ledge – Fairport Convention

November’s choice is by Marianne Brailey from Lower Brailes.

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Aria – Acker Bilk (1976)
Turn Around – Phats and Small (1998)
Oh Carol – Neil Sedaka (1959)
Evergreen – Will Young (2002)
Leather And Lace – Stevie Nicks with Don Henley (1981)
Say A Little Prayer – Bomb the Base (1988)
Unfinished Sympathy – Massive Attack (1991)
Out Of The Frying Pan (and into the fire) – Jim Steinman (1981)

October’s choice is by Lynda Parnell from Lower Brailes.

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Valentine Moon – Jools Holland
I Giorni – Ludovico Einaidi
Canon in D Major – Johann Pachelbel
Bumble Boogie – Jools Holland
Bloodshot Eyes – Pat Benetar
Housework – Robvert Palmer
Dancing wit hthe Devil – Sarah Petrella
All About the Bass – Meghan Trainor

September’s choice is by Alice Allabarton from Lower Brailes.

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My World Is Empty Without You ¬– the Supremes
Galadriel ¬– Barclay James Harvest
Pink Moon – Nick Drake
Meet on the Ledge – Fairport Convention
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
Solid Air – John Martyn
Johnny Got A Boom Boom – Imelda May
Who Knows Where The Time Goes – Sandy Denny

August selection is from Jeremy Dyer in Sutton-under-Brailes.

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Talkin’ ’Bout A Revolution – Tracy Chapman
Seventeen Going Under – Sam Fender
Sometime Around Midnight – The Airborne Toxic Event
Pain – The War On Drugs
All The Wine – The National
Stacks – Bon Ivor
Eskimo – Damian Rice
Little Star – Stina Nordenstam

Celebrating 10 years of running the Feldon News, this months DID are made by co-editor Mark Foster from Lower Brailes.

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Creep – Radiohead
What a Fool Believes – the Doobie Brothers
Rip It Up – Orange Juice
Deepest Shame – Plan B
Gold Dust Woman – Fleetwood Mac
The Working Hour – Tears For Fears
Reward – the Teardrop Explodes
she Sells Sanctuary – the Cult

June selections are by Alan Godson from Upper Brailes. He has retained the full details of the year recorded, the record label, and the issue number.

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Shame, Shame, Shame – Jimmy Reed (1963 Stateside SS330)
Your Good Thing (Is About To End) – Mable John (1966 Stax 192)
Ampleforth / Lay Me Low – The Albion Band (1978 from Rise Up Like The Sun Harvest SHSP4092)
Like Fire – Joan Armatrading (1976 from Joan Armatrading A & M LH 64588)
Mean Disposition – Rory Gallagher (not available on spotify)
Maraba Start 500 – Boyoyo Boys (1987 from Back In Town Rounder 5026)
House On The Hill – Kevin Coyne (1973 from Marjory Razorblade Virgin VD251
Green Onions – Roy Buchanan (1977 from Loading Zone Polydor 2391)

May’s selection is by Beth Porter and daughter Molly. Beth, originally from Brailes, is involved in the Spell Songs project which came out of the Lost Words book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. With husband Ben, she wrote and orchestrated the soundtrack to the new Netflix Christmas animated movie – Robin, Robin.

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Dark Skies – Emma Pollock
Rain On The Woodpile / Terminus – Leveret
Souter Creek – Lau
Where’s Me Jumper? – The Sultans Of Ping FC
Dream Angus – Jackie Oates
Jack Can I Ride – Laura Veirs
Dance To Your Daddy (Live) – Nancy Kerr and James Fagan
Lola – The Kinks

Who would have known that Ben Bennett from Lower Brailes is a fan of country music? We know he likes Bob Dylan, Gregorian chants, and the poetry of Robert Browning, but after years of asking, we finally got 8 records out of him that he’d like to be marooned with on a desert island.

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How Can I Miss You If You Won’t Go Away? – Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks
How Come Your Dog Don’t Bite Nobody But Me? – Mel Tillis
If Your Phone Don’t Ring You’ll Know It’s Me – Rusty Ford
I Keep Forgettin’ I Forgot About You – Wynn Stewart
Her Only Bad Habit Is Me – George Strait
I’m So Miserable Without You, It’s Just Like Having You Around – Billy Walker
She Got The Ring And I Got The Finger – Chuck Mead
Who’s Gonna Take The Garbage Out When I’m Dead And Gone? – Loretta Lynn and Ernest Tubb

March selections are by Peter and Marie Jinks from Lower Brailes
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Music – John Miles
At The River – Groove Armada
Lilac Wine – Elkie Broooks
Prayer – Hayley Westernra
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
I Will Find You –Clannad
Private Investigations – Dire Straits
Barcelona – Freddie Mercury and Monserrat Caballé

February’s selection is by JoJo Hynes from Upper Brailes.
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Never Fight A Man With A Perm – Idles
Elephant – Tame Impala
Dare – Gorillaz
Silver Screen – Felix da Housecat
Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops – Cocteau Twins
Rock The Casbah – The Clash
Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure
Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode

December’s choices are by Ashley Frieze from Brailes.
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Mr Blue Sky – ELO
A Design For Life – Manic Street Preachers
Hello! – Book of Mormon
Hello – Lionel Richie
Hello – Adele
Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles
Shine on You Crazy Diamond – Pink Floyd
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley

November’s choice is by Elaine Cook from Upper Brailes.
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Hans Zimmer – Interstellar
Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open
Maroon 5 – One More Night
Alan Parsons Project – Eye in the Sky
Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
Squeeze – Take Me I’m Yours
Alfie Boe – Bring Him Home
OMD – Souvenir

September’s choice of discs is by Eliza Self from Upper Brailes.
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Lux Aeterna – Requiem – Mozart
For The Beauty of The Earth – John Rutter
Soundcheck – Catfish and the Bottlemen
Second Hand News – Fleetwood Mac
How Did We Get So Dark? – Royal Blood
I Don’t Know Why – Imagine Dragons
Style – Taylor Swift
She – Harry Styles

August choices are from Tracey Thorne at The George Inn
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Top of the World – The Carpenters
My Life – Billy Joel
This Is The Life – Amy McDonald
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Come on Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
More than Words – Extreme

July choices have been sent in to us by ex-Guide Leader Tracy King
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Place Your Hands – Reef
Mr. Blue Sky – ELO
The Model – Kraftwerk
In The Mood – Glenn Miller
Temptation – Heaven 17
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Daddy Was A Bankrobber – The Clash
Right Here, Right Now – Fatboy Slim

June choices have been sent in to us by Reverend Heather Parbury. She describes it as a personal choice beginning with early listening to Worldwide Family Favourites, and ending with lockdown in 2020.
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A Scottish Soldier – Andy Stewart
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
Variations for Cello (played by Julian Lloyd Webber) – Andrew Lloyd Webber
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes – Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Fields of Gold – Sting
The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite – Paul Reade
Inspector Morse Theme – Barrington Pheloung
Final Countdown – Pangbourne College Marching Band

May’s choices have been sent in to us by Marianne Ballantyne.
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Salut d’Amour – Edward Elgar
The Joker – The Steve Miller Band
Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue – Crystal Gayle
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves Ave Maria – Schubert (version sung by Hayley Westenra)
Brothers in Arms – Dire Straits

April’s selection is courtesy of Sheila Russell from Lower Brailes.
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The Mad Scene from Lucia di Lammermoor – Donizetti
Peterloo Overture arranged for brass band – Malcolm Arnold
Carmen Suite, Ballet for strings and percussion – Shchnedrin Janacek Sinfonie
Kyrie Call to Prayer from African Sanctus – David Fanshawe Libera Me from Verdi’s Requiem
Bohemian Rhapsody – sung by Mnozil Brass
Death of the Maiden Schubert – performed by the Takacs String Quartet