Playlist for Off The Record – 12 January 2019
  • Eternal Caravan of Reincarnation (from Caravanserai)Santana
  • Rockn' At Cosmo's/2120 South Michigan AvenueTHEME (Lee Allen & The Rolling Stones)
  • Lenox Avenue BreakdownArthur Blythe
  • Loan Me A Dime (from Boz Scaggs, 1969)Boz Scaggs (with Duane Allman on lead guitar)
  • I Don't Want To Talk About It (Danny Whitten)Pegi Young (Died January 1, 2019)
  • Ode To Billie JoeBobbie Gentry
  • Niki Hoeky (from The Girl from Chickasaw County)Bobbie Gentry
  • Sermon (from The Delta Suite Revisited, a tribute to Bobbie Gentry)Mercury Rev with Margo Price
  • Whitey On The Moon (from First Man ST)Leon Bridges
  • Don't Call Me Nigger Whitey (from Stand!, 1968)Sly & The Family Stone
  • Somebody's Watching You (from Stand!)Sly & The Family Stone
  • Spring (from Sculptor)Luluc
  • House of Lost Things (from The Thoughts of Chairman Jim)Woodland Hunters
  • IlluminationsSantana & Alice Coltrane
  • Song of The Wind (Caravanserai)Santana
  • Who Knows Where The Time Goes (with Fairport Convention)Sandy Denny (January 6, 1947 - April 21, 1978)
  • Just One Look (1963)Doris Troy (January 6, 1937 - February 2, 2004)
  • The Night They Drove Old Dixie DownJoan Baez
  • Goin' Back (Goffin-King, from The Notorious Byrd Brothers, 1968)The Byrds
  • Silver RavenGene Clark
  • The Honeydripper (Live At San Remo - NYE 1976)Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons
  • Walkkin' Bues (R.Johnson from East West, 1966)Butterfield Blues Band
  • Parchman Farm (from Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton)John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
  • Old Man (from Help Yourself, 1971)Help Yourself
  • Old Laughing Lady (from Songs for Judy)Neil Young
  • Slow Rinse (single)Tess McKenna
  • 16 Years (from Genuine)Shaky Stills
  • Totem PoleThe Honeycombs (R.I.P Honey Lantree)

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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