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The Roger Wright Music Show, broadcast live every Wednesday, 12-2, repeated on Sunday, 1-3, offers you an eclectic mix of music from the past, usually including several singer-songwriters. The shows sometimes have a special theme. Requests are welcome. Playlists will be posted here after every show. I'm also often the presenter in the "Community Hour" slot on Thursdays at 10am, where we talk with interesting people who live on The Wirral (there’s a dedicated page for the Community Hour shows under the “Show stuff” button). .


Playlist 303: Wednesday 19th April 2017, Better

1    Better Days    [Bruce Springsteen]

2    It’s Getting Better     [Mama Cass]

3    Getting Better    [The Beatles]

4    You Just Get Better All The Time    [Tony Joe White]

5    He’s Old Enough To Know Better    [The Crickets]

6    Old Enough To Know Better   [Wynonna Judd]

7    Got To Do Better     [Eric Bibb]

8    Just A Little Bit Better    [Herman’s Hermits]

9    I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better    [The Byrds]

10  Better Off Now That You’re Gone     [Lady Antebellum]

11  Now I’m Gone, Is Your Life Better?    [Marcus Bonfanti]

12  Something Better    [Marianne Faithfull]

13  I Can Love You Better    [The Dixie Chicks]

14  Morning Much Better    [Ten Wheel Drive]

15  It Seemed The Better Way     [Leonard Cohen]

16  A Better Man      [Brian Kennedy]

17  Better Class Of Losers    [Randy Travis]

18  Better Be Good To Me    [Tina Turner]

19  Better Use Your Head    [Little Anthony And The Imperials]

20  You Better Move On     [The Rolling Stones]

21  You Better You Bet      [The Who]

22  You Better Watch Yourself    [Joe Bonamassa]

23  You Better Come Home     [The Isley Brothers]

24  You’d Better Come Home     [Petula Clark]

25  Better Be Home Soon    [Crowded House]

26  Baby, Better Start Turning Them Down   [Rodney Crowell]

27  Better Times Will Come      [Diana Jones]

28  Good Times, Better Times     [Cliff Richard]

29  A Better Life The Weather Man Knows   [The Idle Race]

30  Better Things    [Dar Williams]

31  Better Things     [Karine Polwart]

32  Better Place    [Albert Lee and Peter Asher]

33  The Better To Dream Of You     [Mary Chapin Carpenter]    



Playlist 302: Wednesday 12 April 2017, Wonderful Stuff

1    The Sun, The Moon and Stars    [Nanci Griffith]

2    Hush     [Thea Gilmore]

3    Say No More    [Roy Orbison]

4    Even Trolls Love Rock And Roll (Live)

5    Asturias (Isaac Albéniz)   [John Williams]

6    Ojalá que llueva café en el campo  [Juan Luis Guerra]

7    Can’t Help Forgiving You     [The Searchers]

8    Get Me Through December   [Alison Krauss]

9    Daddy’s Here      [Ralph McTell]

10  Miguel    [Gordon Lightfoot]

11  Sea Of Love    [Del Shannon]

12  Lawdy Miss Clawdy    [Elvis Presley]

13  Mercy Mercy    [The Rolling Stones]

14  Going Home (Mind The Gap)     [Mary Chapin Carpenter]

15  Baby Likes To Rock It Like A Boogie-Woogie Choo-Choo Train [The Tractors]

16  Leave Me Be     [Kate and Anna McGarrigle]

17  The Circle Game    [Tom Rush]

18  Sisotowbell Lane    [Joni Mitchell]

19  The Village Green Preservation Society   [The Kinks]

20  Tearing Up The Town      [Mary Black]

21  Nobody Knows   [Paul Brady]

22  Riding Shotgun Down The Avalanche   [Shawn Colvin]

23  Travelling Man    [Ricky Nelson]

24  The Price Of Love    [The Everly Brothers]

25  Shingle By Shingle (live)      [Eric Bibb]

26  Until We Meet Again     [Dougie MacLean]

27  Guitar Tango   [The Shadows]     



Playlist 301: Wednesday 5 April 2017, Berries

1    Johnny B. Goode   [Bill Black Combo]

2    You Can’t Catch Me    [Chuck Berry]

3    Down The Road Apiece      [The Rolling Stones]

4    Brown-Eyed Handsome Man     [Buddy Holly and The Fireballs]

5    Roll Over Beethoven     [The Electric Light Orchestra]

6    Too Much Monkey Business    [Sleepy LaBeef]

7    Memphis Tennessee     [The Animals]

8    Little Queenie   [Tom Jones and Brooke Shields]

9    You Never Can Tell     [Emmylou Harris]

10  Hollywood Nights    [Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band]

11  Heartache Tonight     [The Eagles]

12  I Ain’t Gonna Drag My Feet No More     [Richard Thompson]

13  Fall At Your Feet    [Mary Black]

14  Take A Load Off Your Feet    [The Beach Boys]

15  I Vibrate From My Head To My Feet    [Conway Twitty]

16  Tiger Feet     [Mud]

17  The Eye Of The Tiger     [Gloria Gaynor]

18  Paper Tiger    [Sue Thompson]

19  Tiger Rag    [Django Reinhardt]

20  Aida, The Triumphal March    [Giuseppe Verdi)

21  Il Cielo In Una Stanza    [Gino Paoli]

22  Goodnight    [Roy Orbison]

23  Blackberry Wine     [Gordon Lightfoot]

24  Elderberry Wine    [Elton John]

25  Nettle Wine    [Ralph McTell]

26  Lilac Wine    [Elkie Brooks]

27  Delaney’s Gone Back On The Wine   [Mary Coughlan]

28  Water With The Wine   [Joan Armatrading]

29  Water To Wine    [Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker]

30  Water Works Fine     [Eric Bibb]

31  Cool Clear Water     [Bonnie Raitt]

32  Jailer Bring Me Water     [Bobby Darin]

33  NaCl  (Sodium Chloride)    [Kate and Anna McGarrigle]

34  Mean Mr Mustard    [The Beatles]

35  Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Reprise  [The Beatles]

36  Pepper Box    [The Peppers]



Playlist 300: Wednesday 29 March 2017, “If ….”  

1    If I Could    [Gordon Lightfoot]

2    If I Thought You’d Ever Change Your Mind   [Cilla Black]

3    If I Were A Carpenter    [Bobby Darin]

4    If I Could Only Win Your Love   [Emmylou Harris]

5    If Wishes Were Changes   [Nanci Griffith]

6    If It Doesn’t Come Naturally, Leave It   [Al Stewart]

7    If You Can’t Say Something Nice      [Roy Orbison]

8    If   [Bread]

9    If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody    [Aretha Franklin]

10  If I Had A Ribbon Bow   [Fairport Convention]

11  If This Is It    [Huey Lewis And The News]

12  If You Don’t Know Me By Now   [Simply Red]

13  If I Wrote You    [Dar Williams]

14  If I Had A Girl    [Jerry Keller]

15  If No One Ever Marries Me    [Natalie Merchant]

16  If I Didn’t Have Your Love    [Leonard Cohen]

17  If It Wasnae For Your Wellies     [Billy Connolly]

18  If I Ever Saw A Good Thing    [Tony Joe White]

19  If Not For You    [Bob Dylan]

20  If I Could Build My Whole World Around You [Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell]

21  If You’re Looking For A Way Out   [Odyssey]

22  If I Could Only Flag Her Down    [Z Z Top]

23  If You Were A Woman And I Was A Man   [Bonnie Tyler]

24  If You Leave Her    [J. J. Cale]

25  If I Can Dream     [Elvis Presley]

26  If I Fell    [The Beatles]

27  If He Tells You   [Adam Faith and The Roulettes]

28  If I Had A Hammer    [Peter Paul and Mary]

29  If These Walls Could Talk     [Lee Ann Womack]

30  If You Go Away   [Barbara Dickson]

31  If You Could See Me Now    [Devonsquare]

32  If I Needed Someone    [Show Of Hands]

33  If This Is Goodbye   [Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris]



Playlist 299: Wednesday 22 March 2017

1    Don’t Start Crying Now    [Them]

2    I Thought I Told You Not To Tell Them   [Marie Knight]

3    Don’t Let Them Grind You Down   [The Blues Band]

4    Us And Them     [Pink Floyd]

5    From Us To You    [The Beatles]

6    From Me To You    [The Beatles]

7    We Love You      [The Rolling Stones]

8    You And I      [Fleetwood Mac]

9    You Got Me And I Got You   [Rocking Jimmy And The Brothers Of The Night]

10  You And Me      [The Cranberries]

11  Him Or Me    [Paul Revere And The Raiders]

12  Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?  [She And Him]

13  She      [Roy Orbison]

14  Him   [Rupert Holmes]

15  Liza Jane          [Vince Gill]

16  Little Lisa Jane   [Huey Piano Smith and The Rhythm Aces]

17  Carol Jane    [The Everly Brothers]

18  Mary Jane     [Del Shannon]

19  The Thoughts Of Mary Jane   [Nick Drake]

20  Mary Jane’s Last Dance   [Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers]

21  Walk Beside Me    [Elbow Jane]

22  Queen Jane Approximately    [Bob Dylan]

23  Gotta See Jane      [R. Dean Taylor]

24  Everybody’s Gotta Walk     [Kevin Welch]

25  If You Gotta Go, Go Now      [Manfred Mann]

26  I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying    [Smokey Robinson and The Miracles]

27  Loving You’s A Dirty Job, But Somebody’s Gotta Do It  [Bonnie Tyler]

28  A Band’s Gotta Do What A Band’s Gotta Do  [The Refreshments]

29  Do What You Gotta Do    [The Four Tops]

30  That’s All You Gotta Do     [Brenda Lee]

31  Clap Trap [The Vampires]

32  Wipeout    [The Surfaris]

33  Bust Out   [The Busters]



Playlist 298: Wednesday 15th March 2017, Roses

1    Mon amie la rose     [Françoise Hardy]

2    Rose    [Eileen Rose]

3    I Wish My Love Was A Red Red Rose   [Altan]     

4    My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose    [Eddi Reader]

5    Like Red On A Rose    [Robert Lee Castleman]

6    Twelve Red Roses    [Betty Harris]

7    Eighteen Yellow Roses    [Bobby Darin]

8    Bright Blue Rose     [Mary Black]

9    Roses Blue    [Joni Mitchell]

10  Blue Roses     [Peter Bellamy]

11  Bed Of Roses    [Little Feat]

12  Room Full Of Roses    [Damita Jo]

13  Bonny Bunch Of Roses     [June Tabor and The Oyster Band]

14  Sally Go Round The Roses     [The Jaynettes]

15  Paper Roses   [The Kaye Sisters]

16  It Would Not Be A Rose  [Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker]

17  I’ll Pick A Rose For My Rose    [Marv Johnson]

18  Rose Garden     [Lynn Anderson]

19  Rambling Rose   [Nat King Cole]

20  My Sister Rose   [Natalie Merchant and The Ten Thousand Maniacs]

21  Danny Rose      [Lal and Mike Waterson]

22  Dream Street Rose   [Gordon Lightfoot]

23  Sweet Kentucky Rose      [Gene Pitney]

24  Give My Love To Rose    [Johnny Cash]

25  Kiss From A Rose   [Seal]

26  Second Hand Rose    [Barbra Streisand]

27  If I Were A Bramble And You Were A Rose  [The Long Ryders]

28  Sweet Rose Of Allendale    [John Tams]

29  Trampled Rose     [Robert Plant and Alison Krauss]

30  A Rose For Emily    [The Zombies]

31  Crackling Rosie   [Neil Diamond]

32  Rosie, Won’t You Please Come Home   [The Kinks]

33  Cosy With Rosie      [Dave Rich]

34  Rosie    [Don Partridge]

35  San Antonio Rose   [Floyd Cramer]


Playlist 297: Wednesday 8th March 2017, Any theme

1    Any Way, Any How, Anywhere    [The Who]

2    Any Way The Wind Blows      [J. J. Cale and Eric Clapton]

3    Any Way You Want Me     [Bread]

4    Any Way That You Want Me    [The Troggs]

5    I Would’ve Loved You Anyway    [Trisha Yearwood]

6    You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice   [The Loving Spoonful]

7    I Never Loved You Anyway   [The Corrs]

8    Do It Anyway    [The Ben Folds Five]

9    Anyhow    [Leonard Cohen]

10  Destination Anywhere    [The Marvelettes]

11  Any Time At All     [The Beatles]

12  Come Up And See Me Any Time   [Albert Lee]

13  Anything For Love       [Gordon Lightfoot]

14  I’d Do Anything For Love, But I Won’t Do That  [Meat Loaf]

15  Anything You Need But Me    [Nanci Griffith]

16  Anything Like Me    [Brad Paisley]

17  Anything That’s Part Of You    [Elvis Presley]

18  Do Anything You Want To   [Thin Lizzy]

19  I Can’t Ask For Anything More Than You   [Cliff Richard]

20  Just Like Anything     [Jackson C. Frank]

21  Anyone Who Had A Heart    [Cilla Black]

22  Anyone For Tennis    [Cream]

23  If Anyone Falls In Love     [Stevie Nicks]

24  I’m Bluer Than Anyone Can Be    [Carl Mann]

25  Never Be Anyone Else But You    [Ricky Nelson]

26  Anybody Seen My Baby?      [The Rolling Stones]

27  Ask Anybody     [Christine McVie]

28  I Don’t Care Any More    [Del Shannon]

29  The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Any More   [The Walker Brothers]

30  It Doesn’t Matter Any More    [Buddy Holly]

31  You’re Not Alone Any More    [The Travelling Wilburys]

32  The L And N Don’t Stop Here Any More   [Michelle Shocked]

33  Any Time     [Duane Eddy]


Playlist 296: Tuesday 7th March  2017, Roy and Ray

1    Treat Her Right     [Roy Head]

2    Going Down The Road    [Roy Wood]

3    Love In Time     [Roy Orbison]

4    When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease  [Roy Harper]

5    Takes What It Takes    [Lee Roy Parnell]

6    Smoky Mountain Memories   [Roy Acuff and The Smoky Mountain Boys]

7    Please Mr Mayor      [Roy Clark]

8    Shotgun Wedding    [Roy C]

9    Green Onions     [Roy Buchanan]

10  Rapid Roy The Stock Car Boy       [Jim Croce]

11  Roy Rogers     [Elton John]

12  Roy Rogers    [Dr Strangely Strange]

13  Rob Roy Reels    [Capercaillie]

14  Daddy Cool    [The Rays]

15  Lonesome Baby Blues    [David Ray]

16  Linda-Lu     [Ray Sharpe]

17  Greenback Dollar Watch And Chain    [Ray Harris]

18  Mary Had A Little Lamb   [Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble]

19  Rocking Robin     [Ray Smith]

20  Corrina Corrina   [Ray Peterson]

21  Everything Is Beautiful    [Ray Stevens]

22  Sunny Afternoon     [The Kinks]

23  Dear Diary     [The Moody Blues]

24  Just Walking In The Rain    [Johnny Ray]

25  Rumble   [Link Wray]

26  Busted        [Ray Charles]

27  Thank You Brother Ray     [The Blues Band]

28  Vic And Ray    [Mark Knopfler]

29  Sting Ray     [The Routers]

30  Peter Gunn    [Ray Anthony]



Playlist 295: Wednesday 1st March  2017

1    Lovely To See You     [The Moody Blues]

2    Judy Don’t Be Moody     [Bobby Darin]

3    I’m A Moody Guy    [Shane Fenton and The Fentones]

4    Moody River    [Pat Boone]

5    Paris Mood Tonight      [Tony Joe White]

6    Dangerous Mood    [Keb Mo]

7    Sad Mood    [Sam Cooke]

8    Cleo’s Mood    [Junior Walker and The All-Stars]

9    I’m In The Mood    [John Lee Hooker]

10  I’m In A Blue Blue Mood   [Roy Orbison]

11  In The Mood    [Glenn Miller and his Orchestra]

12  King Of The Road    [Roger Miller]

13  Bertha Lou     [Clint Miller]

14  Everybody’s Got A Baby But Me      [Warren Miller]

15  Nothing Can Stop Me     [Buddy Miller]

16  From A Jack To A King    [Ned Miller]

17  Feel So Glad      [The Steve Miller Band]

18  Baby’s Back Home    [Adam Miller]

19  Miller’s Song   (Manuel de Falla)  [John Williams]

20  Who Are You?       [The Who]

21  Who Loves You?     [The Four Seasons]

22  Somebody Who Loves You      [Joan Armatrading]

23  Guess Who Loves You    [Eddie Day and The Four Bars]

24  Remember Me, I’m The One Who Loves You   [Johnny Cash]

25  The One Who Loves You     [The Divine Comedy]

26  Ride Of The Valkyries    (Wagner)

27  What’s Your Name?     [The Valkyries]

28  Rip It Up    [The Valkyries]

29  Mystery Train     [Elvis Presley]

30  Spanish Harlem    [Jimmy Justice]

31  Breathe  [No Justice]

32  The Air That I Breathe     [The Hollies]

33  Air     [The Incredible String Band]

34  Something In The Air    [Thunderclap Newman]

(35  Fugitive    [The Thunderbolts])