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Playlist for Off The Record – 16 October 2021
  • Rocket Man (E.John) (Seeking Major Tom)William Shatner
  • Mr Spaceman (R.McGuinn) (Seeking Major Tom)William Shatner
  • Irish Heartbeat (Irish Heartbeat)Van Morrison & The Chieftains
  • Star of The County Down (Irish Heartbeat)Van Morrison & The Chieftains
  • Please Don;t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Pour une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone)Meshell Ndgeocello
  • Femme Fatale (I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico) Nico (16.10.1938 - 18.7.1988)Sharon Van Etten (with Angel Olsen)
  • It's A Man's World (James Brown cover) (Georgia Blue)Brittany Spencer with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
  • I"ve Been Loving You Too Long (O.Redding) (Georgia Blue)Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
  • No One Above You (N.Casal) (Highway Buttefly: The Songs of Neal Casal)Marcus King
  • When I Think Of Laura Nyro (Time & Love: The Music of Laura Nyro) (Jane Siberry - October 12, 1955 / Laura Nyro 18.10.1947 – 08.04.1997Jane Siberry
  • The Next Voice You Hear (feat. on Hassell, trumpet) (The Next Voice You Hear: The Best Of)Jackson Browne
  • Marfa LightsLong John Hunter
  • Two Steps Down To Texas (The Marfa Tapes)Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall
  • Amazing Grace (West Texas) (The Marfa Tapes)Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall
  • Paint It Black (1968, SP)Chris Farlowe (Born: October 13, 1940)
  • Out Of Time (1966)Chris Farlowe
  • REVIEW: The Rolling Stones, Nashville, October 9, 2021)ANNE MCUE
  • Street Fighting Man (Orchestral Songs of The Rolling StonesLondon Symphony Orchestra
  • Connection (Vintage Winos)Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos
  • Street Fighting Man (Get Your Ya Yas Out)Rolling Stones
  • Gimme Some Tough (Take 4) (Imagine)John Lennon

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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