Welcome to Connections, the programme that brings music together like a game of dominoes. The simple rule is that each song played on the show has to 'connect' to the next one in some way...The science stops there...

You can listen to the programme LIVE at and on good old fashioned radio on 94.9FM in the Istanbul area at 17:00 Istanbul time every Saturday. (That's 15:00 GMT, 10:00 EST (Where it's a sort of breakfast show) and 03:00 Sunday NZST (Where it's a through night jam) In addition, I'm steadily adding the archived programmes that date back to October 2009, so there's plenty to keep you going...

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Connections 125 28/4/2012 (4/28/2012 US)

Hello and welcome to show 126, which featured Syreeta! Firstly, you can listen to the show here:-

Connections 126 28th April 2012

...and so to the music...
I Don't Know by Syreeta (Tamla Records 1976)
Teach Me How To Fly by Rotary Connection (Cadet Records 1968)

Free by Deniece Williams (Columbia Records 1976)

 Too Much, Too Little, Too Late by Silver Sun (Polydor Records 1998)

 In The City by The Jam (Polydor records 1977)

 The Kid by Andre Brasseur (CBS Records 1967)

 I Ih By Cici Kizlar (CBS Records 1976)

Cities On Flame With Rock n Roll (Columbia Records 1972)

Walk On Gilded Splinters by Marsha Hunt (Polydor/ Track Records 1969)

Sisters O Sisters by Yoko Ono and The Plastic Ono Elephants Memory Band (Apple Records 1972)

Silly Games by Janet Kay (Atlantic Records 1979)

Spinnin' and Spinnin' by Syreeta (Tamla Motown Records 1974)

...and that's the end of another show! Hope you enjoyed!


Monday, 28 May 2012

Connections 124 21/4/2012 (4/21/2012 US)

Hello and welcome to show 124, which was dedicated to the memory of Levon Helm. Firstly, you can listen to the show here:-

Connections 124 21st April 2012

and so, on to the music...

Rag Mama Rag by The Band (Capitol Records 1969)

 The Night They Drove old Dixie Down by Joan Baez (A&M Records 1971)

Machine Gun by The Commodores (Motown Records 1974)

Tainted Love by Gloria Jones (Champion Records 1964)

Sliced Tomatoes by The Just Brothers (A variety of labels Released 1965 &1972)

Reggae's On Broadway by Johnny Nash (Columbia Records 1972)

 N.I.B. by Black Sabbath (Vertigo Records 1970)

 Clair by Gilbert O'Sullivan (MAM Records 1972)

 The Days Of Pearly Spencer by David MacWilliams (Major Minor Records 1967)

 Your Eyes Are Like A Cup Of Tea (Remix) by The Master Musicians of Jou Jouka (Originally from the album Brian Jones Presents The Master Musicians Of Jou Jouka Rolling Stones Records 1971)

There's Got To Be More by Mary Hopkin (Apple Records 1971)

 Up On Cripple Creek by The Band (Capitol Records 1969)

...And that's all...Hope you enjoyed!! Keep Connected!!



Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Connections 123 14/4/2012 (4/14/2012 US)

Hello and welcome to show 123...slowly but surely playing catch up!! You can listen to the show here:-
Connections 123 14th April 2012

So...on with the music....

Eli's Coming by Laura Nyro (Columbia Records 1968)

 You Turn Me On by Labelle (Epic Records 1974)
Morning Much Better by Ten Wheel Drive (Polydor Records 1969) Yee hah!

Can't Find My Way Home by Blind Faith (Polydor Records 1969)

Gimme Some Lovin' by The Spencer Davis Group (Fontana Records (UK) 1966)
Fisherman's Blues by The Waterboys (Chrysalis Records 1988)

Here Come The Fleas by White Noise (Island Records 1969)

Live With Me by The Rolling Stones (Decca Records 1969)

Train Leaves Here This Morning by Dillard and Clark (A&M Records 1968)

Cowboy Movie by David Crosby (Atlantic Records 1971)

Woman's Blues by Laura Nyro (Columbia Records 1968)

...and that's the end of another show!! Hope you enjoyed...spread the love!


Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Connections 122 7/4/12 (4/7/12 US)

Hello and welcome to show 122! First things first, you can listen to the show here:-

Connections 122 7th April 2012

Again, I'm playing 'catch up' as there's quite a back log of shows to put on here, so I'm going to add notes later! This show featured Elvis Presley and an old take of a more recent standard! Enjoy!!

 A Little Less Conversation by Elvis Presley (RCA Records 1968)

 Funky Broadway by Wilson Pickett (Stax Records 1967)

 Fanfare by MFSB (Philadelphia International Records 1975)

Do It Any Way You Wanna by The People's Choice (Philadelphia International Records 1975)

Fly On A Windshield/ Broadway Melody 1974 by Genesis (The Famous Charisma Records 1974)

The Crunch by The RAH Band (RCA Records 1977)
Love Hangover by Diana Ross (Tamla Motown Records 1976)

La Vie En Rose by Grace Jones (Island Records 1977)

Do It 'Til You're Satisfied by B.T. Express (Pye Records 1973)

American Woman by The Guess Who (RCA Records 1970)

The Resurrection Shuffle by Ashton, Gardner and Dyke (Capitol Records 1971)

Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley (RCA Records 1969)

...and that brings us to the end of yet another show. Keep connected!!