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Listen to Off The Record – 27 June 202003:00:0027 June 2020

Brian talks to the legendary Dion and violinist Scarlet Rivera about their new recordings.

Playlist for Off The Record – 27 June 2020
  • INTRO THEMELee Allen/Rolling Stones
  • We Shall Overcome (Valentine)Bill Frisell
  • Uncivil WarShemekiah Copeland
  • Isolation Boredom Syndrome (Folk 'n' Roll Vol.1 - Tales of Isolation)JS Ondara
  • Freeze Tag (featuring Phoelix)Dinner Party (Robert Glasper/Kamasi Washington et al)
  • Keep On Smiling' (Wet Willie, 1974) (Live At Capricorn Studios)Blackberry Smoke
  • Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)Valerie June
  • In The Sun (Come to Where I'm From, 20th Anniversary)Joseph Arthur
  • Ola, Let's Dance (The Ridge)Julian Taylor
  • Perfect Girls of PopElizabeth Cook
  • The Overthrow (Tiny Little Movies)Will Hoge
  • Another Man In Me (Thomas Csorba)Thomas Csorba
  • Running Water (Acoustic) (Good Bones)Cat Clyde
  • Tied Down (Back Till I'm Gone)Leon Majcen
  • Strong Enough (Monovision)Ray La Montagne
  • All Of Me (Title track, EP)Scarlet Rivera
  • Hurricane (Desire)Bob Dylan
  • Dust Bowl (All of Me EP)Scarlet Rivera
  • 50-50 (All of Me EP)Scarlet Rivera
  • Songbird (All of Me EP)Scarlet Rivera
  • Dark End of The Street (Moman-Penn) (This Girl's In Love With You)Aretha Franklin
  • Eleanor Rigby (This Girl's In Love With You)Aretha Franklin
  • One Night As I lay On My Bed (Hark! The Village Wait)Steeleye Span
  • Wondrous Love (LP - Wondrous Love)Shirley Collins
  • New Speedway Boogie (Workingman's Dead, Released June 14, 1970)Grateful Dead
  • Ball of Confusion (Released by Temptaions in May 1970) (From The Get Down ST)Leon Bridges
  • Village Green Preservation Society (Rarities)Natalie Merchant
  • Let Me Love You Baby (Riding With The King)Eric Clapton & BB King
  • Kansas City (1957)Dion & The Belmonts
  • Crossroads (R.Johnson) (Bronx In Blue)Dion
  • My Baby Loves Top Boogie (with John Hammond Jr) (Blues With Friends)Dion
  • Can't Start Over Again (with Jeff Beck) (Blues With Friends)Dion
  • Uptown No.7 (with Brian Setzer) (Blues With Friends)Dion
  • Bam Bang Boom (with Billy Gibbons) (Blues With Friends)Dion
  • Kickin' Child (with Joe Menza) (Blues With Friends)Dion
  • Reckless Abandon (Reckless Abandon)Dirty Knobs
  • The Times They Are A Changin' (B.Dylan) (Live)Todd Snider
  • To Be Alone With You (B.Dylan) (Need A Ride)Wagons
  • Uncle John's Band (Grateful Dead/Workingman's dead)Sean McMahon & Friends
  • No Depression (title track) (Released June 21, 1990)Uncle Tupelo
  • I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty)The Reset Players
  • You Don't Know What It's Like (Demo)Tom Petty

About this program

'More old-fashioned than ever before.' John Cooper Clarke 2007

'The older I get, the better I was!' Van Dyke Parks

A music program featuring a weekly special with news, interviews, reviews and regular local and overseas correspondents including Billy Pinnell.

Off The Record won the InPress Writers' Poll for Best Radio Program in Melbourne for 2011 and 2005 and was runner-up for 2006 and 2008!! Off The Record also won the PPCA Award for Excellence In Music Programming at the 2005 National Conference of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia for a Ry Cooder interview special about his album Chavez Ravine. The program was also a finalist in the category in 2012. A weekly one hour version of the program is broadcast on the satellite network of the CBAA to more than 45 stations across Australia.

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