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Listen to Off The Record – 7 August 202103:00:007 August 2021

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and soul singer Yola discuss their new solo albums.

Playlist for Off The Record – 7 August 2021
  • The World Is A Ghetto (Native Sons)Los Lobos
  • Tokyo Bay (Single)Nick Lowe
  • Nagasaki (Kicks)Rickie Lee Jones
  • Fujiyama MamaWanda Jackson
  • Big In Japan (Mule Variations)Tom Waits
  • Tokyo Storm Warning (Blood & Chocolate)Elvis Costello
  • Blue Mesas (Goldiggers Sound)Leon Bridges
  • Fisikerman's Blues (Mike Scott) (Single at Bandcamp)Dawes
  • Walls (Tom Petty) (Petty Rips EP)Dawes
  • Fujiyama Mama (Single)Wanda Jackson
  • Roses In The Snow (Roses In The Snow Live)Emmylou Harris
  • Stand For MyselfYola
  • Barely Alive (Stand For Myself)Yola
  • Strange Things Happening Every Day (Best Of)Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  • Diamond Studded Shoes (Stand For Myself)Yola
  • Baby, I Love You (The Genius of Aretha Franklin)Aretha Franklin
  • Raise Your Hand (Single)Vika & Linda
  • Monty Python + August 1971CELLAR OF SOUND
  • Philosophy FootballMonty Python
  • Worried About My Baby (The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions)Howlin' Wolf
  • My Brother Jake (Single) (GoSet Top 50 chart, August 7, 1971)Free
  • Double Barrel (GoSet Top 50 chart, August 7, 1971)Dave & Ansel Collins
  • I Wish I Knew The Man I Thought You Were (with Cass McCoombs) (Dreaming of You 1971-1976)Karen Black
  • Good Lover (Mr Luck: A Tribute To Jimmy Reed)Ronnie Wood (with Mick Taylor)
  • Vagabond Man (Hardware)Billy Gibbons
  • (I Am) Levitation (May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute to Roky Erickson)Billy Gibbons
  • Hey Baby, Que Paso? (Hardware)Billy Gibbons
  • West Coast Junkie (Hardware)Billy Gibbons
  • I Was A Highway (Hardware)Billy Gibbons
  • You're Gonna Miss MeLucinda Williams
  • Can't Let Go (Randy Weeks)Robert Plant & Allison Krauss
  • Beware of Darkness (G. Harrison) (Music From Yikesville 2020)Shane O'Mara & Friends
  • And Your Bird Can Sing (Lennon-McCartney) (Down The Shops)Even
  • St George's Road (St George's Road)Black Sorrows
  • Ten Mysterious Photos That Can't Be Explained (Single)Billy Bragg
  • TumbleweedsSherry Rich

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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