Playlist for Off The Record – 26 January 2019
  • Rockin' At Cosmo's Lee Allen
  • TreatyMidnight Oil (with Yirrimal)
  • Don't Give Up On UsShane Howard
  • Angel (J.Hendrix)Lucinda Williams
  • Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie FluHuey Piano Smith & The Clowns
  • There's Good Rockin' TonightRoy Brown
  • I Like It Like ThatChris Kenner
  • Reelin' & Rockin' (Berry)Dave Clark Five
  • RockariaELO
  • Ready TeddyLittle Richard
  • Dead DadDave Edmunds
  • Call Me The BreezeJJ Cale
  • Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad (from Motel Shot)Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
  • When You Walk in the RoomThe Sports
  • Death Letter (from New Moon Daughter and now the opening theme of True Detective)Cassandra Wilson
  • Give Me A Pigfoot & A Bottle of BeerNina Simone
  • My Sweet Love Ain't Around (H.Williams) (From The Duetting Damsel)Tanya Lee Davies with Andy Baylor
  • Chain Reaction (Single)Martin Frawley
  • Don't Tell Me (SP)Beasts of Bourbon
  • Chelsea Hotel (Cohen) from WeatherMeshell Ndgeocello
  • The Militant Ecologist (from Songs of Resistance 1942-2018)Marc Ribot with Meshell Ndgeocello
  • WeAre Soldiers In The Army (from Songs of Resistance 1942-2018)Marc Ribot with Fay Victor
  • This LandGary Clark Jr
  • I'd Rather Go Blind (Greatest Hits)Etta James
  • Walk & Don't Look BackPeter Tosh
  • Pennyslvania 6 6666 (from Why R U Still Here?)Ceramic Dog
  • We'll Never Turn Back (from Songs of Resistance 1942-2018)Marc Ribot with Vivien Bond & Domenica Fossati
  • TSOP (from Live In Tokyo)The Young Philadelphians
  • When I Get To Heaven (from The Tree of Forgiveness)John Prine
  • Rome Wasn't Built In A DaySam Cooke (born January 22, 1931 d. Dec 11, 1964)
  • Rome Wasn't Built In A Day (from At My Age)Nick Lowe
  • The Town & Miss Lorraine (from The Thread That Keeps Us)Calexico (at Recital Centre, Thursday Jan 24 & Friday Jan 25)
  • GIG GUIDE (dedicated to Timothy Foster Thorpe OAM)KEN MCLEISH
  • Retirement SpeechBob Newhart

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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