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Listen to Off The Record – 24 October 202003:00:0024 October 2020

Brian talks to Ben Harper on his new instrumental album and to Bonnie Whitmore in Austin, Texas.

Playlist for Off The Record – 24 October 2020
  • A Change Is Gonna Come (S.Cooke) (Shagpile album - due soon)Kerryn Tolhurst
  • One Minute You're Here ((Letter To You)Bruce Springsteen
  • Rainmaker (Letter To You)Bruce Springsteen
  • How Long? (Single)Iris DeMent
  • Armageddon #4 (Time Is A Buffalo In The Art of War)Andy White
  • The Loneliness of America (Highway Angels/ Full Moon Rain)Jimmy LaFave
  • To Perth Before The Border ClosesJulia Jacklin
  • All You Facists (Live At The Athenaeum: A Tribute To Woody Guthrie)Bruce Hearn & The Machinists
  • One Voice (LP: One Voice)Garrangali
  • In The Name Of GodThe Mastersons
  • Weather (Shelby Lynne)Shelby Lynne
  • Let It Snow (Single)Valerie June
  • April Showers (April Showers EP)NRBQ
  • I'd Rather Lead A Band (I'd Rather Lead A Band)Loudon Wainwright III
  • A Human Touch (56)Jackson Browne & Leslie Mendleson
  • Time To Shoot (Last Will & Testament)Bonnie Whitmore
  • Flashes & Cables (Last Will & Testament)Bonnie Whitmore
  • None of My Business (Last Will & Testament)Bonnie Whitmore
  • Right/Wrong (Last Will & Testament)Bonnie Whitmore
  • Asked For It (Last Will & Testament)Bonnie Whitmore
  • Fine (Last Will & Testament)Bonnie Whitmore
  • SPENCER DAVIS R.I.P. (17.7.1939-19.10.2020)CELLAR OF SOUND
  • Dimples (John Lee Hooker) Single, April 1964Spencer Davis Group
  • Keep On Running (J.Edwards) Nov, 1965Spencer Davis Group
  • Somebody Help Me (Single, March, 1966)Spencer Davis Group
  • When I Come Home (J.Edwards/S.Winwood) Single, July 1966Spencer Davis Group
  • Gimme Some Lovin' (S&M Winwood & S.Davis) Nov, 1966Spencer Davis Group
  • I'm A ManSpencer Davis Group
  • Don't You Wish It Was TrueFogerty's Factory
  • Little By Little (Just Dropped IN To See What Condition My Rendition Was In)Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
  • Confusion Wheel (Wildflowers, 20th Anniversary)Tom Petty
  • Opaline (Love Is The King)Jeff Tweedy
  • Black Eyed DogBen Harper & Rhiannon Giddens
  • Play With Sky (featuring Ben Harper) (More Family Time)Ziggy Marley
  • New York (Winter Is For Lovers)Ben Harper
  • Heart & Crown (exclusive track)Ben Harper
  • Joshua Tree (Winter Is For Lovers)Ben Harper
  • No.44Rob Snarski
  • Eye Of The TigerA Bluegrass Tribute to Survivor

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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