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Playlist for Off The Record – 16 January 2021
  • Larry Williams/Lee AllenTheme
  • Beast of Burden (Jagger-Richards) (LP: Down Home Live!)Buckwheat Zydeco
  • A Change Is Gonna Come )LP: Shagpile)Kerryn Tolhurst
  • Ajmal Ayam (LP: Muslims & Christians: Habibi Funk 008)Kamil Keila
  • Speak To Me (What's Wrong With America?) (LP: The Electric Word)The Relatives
  • Peace In Our HeartsEliza Gilkyson
  • American TuneBetty Soo
  • Power (LP: Heavy Sun)Daniel Lanois
  • Darkness Darkness (Highway Troubadour)Jesse Colin Young
  • Darkness Darkness (I Don't dream Anymore EP)Logan Ledger
  • Reason To Believe (T.Hardin)Karen Dalton
  • Reason To Believe (T.Hardin)Vagabon (with Courtney Barnett)
  • Nashville RisingOld Crow Medicine Show
  • A Letter From This Time Last Year (Imbocl)Joe Pisapia
  • Solar Eclipse (Songs For John Venn)Lou Turner
  • Won't You Call Me (Myopia)Agnes Obel
  • Turn Out My Lights (J.T)Steve Earle & The Dukes
  • Maria (J.T)Steve Earle & The Dukes
  • Burnin' Hell (Hooker 'n Heat)John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat
  • Bottle Up & Go (Hooker 'n Heat)John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat
  • Whiskey & Women (Hooker 'n Heat)John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat
  • Move Over (Pearl)Janis Joplin
  • Lowdown (Chicago III)Chicago
  • Nobody But MeHuman Beinz
  • Living In The Land of OzRoss Wilson

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.

Brian is the Founding & Editor of Rhythms Magazine (which he founded in 1992). You can visit the magazine at and read about what Brian is up to outside Triple R.



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