Playlist for Off The Record – 27 April 2019
  • Soul Firelittle steven
  • Sweet Soul Music (1967)Arthur Conley
  • Sweet Soul MusicTina Turner
  • Picture ShowJohn Prine
  • Lakey MarieJohn Prine
  • Don't KnockMavis Staples
  • You Gotta Serve SomebodyPops Staples
  • Bring It On Home To MeSam Cooke
  • Nothing Can Change This LoveSam Cooke
  • DeathShelley Short
  • In a Perfect WorldMick Thomas
  • Perry KeyesLou Reed & Robert Quine
  • Knuckles MurnaneGerald Murnane
  • Stumble in the DarkSal Kimber & The Rolling Wheel
  • Santa FeEileen Jewell
  • Wrong NumbersLucinda Williams
  • Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday MorningCowboy Junkies
  • The Things We Do To Each OtherCowboy Junkies
  • Cause Cheap is How I FeelCowboy Junkies
  • Circle In The SandRicki Lee Jones
  • Inferno (Brisbane In Summer)Robert Forster
  • Number 44Rob Snarski
  • You JaneStephen Cummings
  • Melancholy HourStephen Cummings
  • Walk Softly But Carry a Big StickStephen Cummings
  • Happy HomeChrissy Amphlett & Charlie Owen
  • Bush CadillacMaurice Frawley
  • TravelogueJimmy Williams Experience
  • Archie RoachF Troop
  • ParadiseSkegss

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.

Brian is the Founding & Editor of Rhythms Magazine (which he founded in 1992). You can visit the magazine at and read about what Brian is up to outside Triple R.



Each April/May there is an Off The Record trip to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. What could be better than travelling to the world's best music festival and enjoying music with like-minded people? The 2019 tour to Jazz Fest is BOOKED OUT. If you wish to go on the 2020 tour please email your interest:

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