Playlist for Off The Record – 9 February 2019
  • Rockin’ At Cosmo’s/ThemeLee Allen
  • We’re Gonna Make ItMavis Staples
  • They Don’t Shine (from Signs)Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Had A Good Reason (Patty Griffin)Patty Griffin
  • Shady Grove (from Walk Through Fire)Yola
  • Heads Gonna RollJenny Lewis
  • Taxi (from Taxi, 1993)Bryan Ferry
  • Taxi (1983)J Blackfoot
  • LA Freeway (Guy)Steve Earle & The Dukes
  • Passive Aggressive (from Texas Piano Man)Robert Ellis
  • Jingle & Go (from American Love Song)Ryan Bingham
  • Penduli PendulumBobbie Gentry
  • Ode To Billie Joe (from Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited)Mercury Rev with Lucinda Williams
  • Louisiana Man (from The Delta Sweete)Bobbie Genry
  • Okalona River Bottom Band (from Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited)Mercury Rev wih Norah Jones
  • Get Up Stand Up (from Burnin')Bob Marley & The Wailers (Bob - born Feb 6, 1945)
  • Wednesday's ChildThe Black Sorrows
  • She Ain't A Rose (Live in the studio)Gary Vincent
  • Old & Stiff (Live in the studio)Fiona Boyes
  • New Orleans (G.Vincent/ from Voodoo in The Shadows)Fiona Boyes
  • Greenville (from Psychedelic Country Soul)Long Ryders
  • Sonica USAAlejandro Escovedo with Don Antonio
  • TANYA LEE DAVIES (about The Duetting Damsel)INTERVIEW
  • Going Out With The Tide (from The Duetting Damsel)Tanya Lee Davies with Benny Peters
  • Only Love Can Break Your Heart (David-Bacharach)Tanya Lee Davies with Rob Snarski
  • Mexican Divorce (Bacharach-Hilliard) [from Paradise & Lunch]Ry Cooder
  • Just Someone I Used To Know (written by Jack Clement from The Duetting Damsel)Tanya Lee Davies with Stephen Cummings
  • Excerpt from The Court Jester, 1955 (The vessel with the pestle.......)Danny Kaye

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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