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October’s discs are chosen by Thom Yorke, Radiohead frontman.
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Maurice Ravel ‘Le jardin féerique’
Scott Walker ‘It’s Raining Today’
Talking Heads ‘Born Under Punches’
Squarepusher ‘Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid’
Neil Young ‘After the Gold Rush’
R.E.M. ‘Talk About the Passion’
Sidney Bechet ‘Blue Horizon’
Nina simone ‘Lilac Wine’

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