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Radio M: Oldies Night!

It's oldies night on Radio M! One of the great turns in global music in the last few years are the numerous re-issues of wonderful sounds from the past thanks to all those crate diggers around the world. This week on the show I'll dip into my bag of tunes from days gone by- not going beyond the 1970's. I know, that may seem like a random decade to end on but for me personally, as an 'oldies' yardstick the music has to be at least thirty years old to qualify.

So this week, 1970's rule but that doesn't mean the decades before are excluded. You'll hear sounds from 1940's Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), 1950's doo-wop from Cuba, Romanian cabaret from the '60's and so much more from the 1970's.

Hey, why not pick a fashion style from one of those decades and throw a Radio M flashback party?!


Radio M Playlist 5-17


  1. Annisteen Allen- Take a Chance on Me- Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-60
  2. Derrick Morgan- You Never Miss Your Water- Moon Hop: The Best of the Early Years 1960-69
  3. Los Zafiros- Bossa Cubana- Bossa Cubana
  4. Petalouda- What You Can Do in Your Life- Psych Funk 101
  5. Barrabas- Chicco- Musica Caliente
  6. Sonny Okosuns & paperback Limited- Ohomi- The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970’s Nigeria
  7. Shamaizedeh- Hard Groove- Persian Funk
  8. The Son of P.M.- Hey Klong Yao- Hey Klong Yao


  1. The Cold Storage Commission- Skokiaan- Rocket Infinity: The Global Rise of Rocking Music 1942-62
  2. Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet – Mambo Bounce – Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet
  3. Noor Jehan- Noor Jehan- Yeh Raat Jane Keya Keya- The Sound of Wonder
  4. The Beginning of the End- Pretty Girl- Funky Nassau
  5. Manito- Sock it to ‘Em JB- Soul Brazza: Brazilian 60’s & 70’s Soul Psych Vol.1
  6. Derrick Morgan –Fat Man- Moon Hop: The Best of the Early Years 1960-69
  7. Na Hawa Doumbia- Danaya- La Grande Cantatrice Malienne


  1. Odilo Gonzalez – Sacude Zapato Viejo- Saoco!
  2. Etoile 2000 – Diamono Tey- Dakar Sound 5th Volume
  3. The Flowers- Meekshi Manoo- Raks Raks Raks: 27 Golden Garage Psych Nuggets from the Iranian 60’s Scene
  4. The Commandos- Penyselan – Intercontinental Transmissions Volume 1
  5. Peregoyo Y Su Combo Vacana- Descarga Vacana- The Afrosound of Colombia Volume 1
  6. Cumbia en Moog- Cumbia de Sal- The Afrosound of Colombia Volume 1
  7. Fruko Y Sus Tesos- La Caminante- The Afrosound of Colombia Volume 1


  1. Toni Iordache- Tinerete Tinerete- Music from a Bygone Age Vol.4
  2. Dorothy Ashby- The Moving Finger- The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby
  3. George Danquah- Just For a moment- Hot & Jumpy
  4. Sevil & Ayla- Bebek- Turkish Freakout: Psych-Folk Singles 1969-80
  5. Sexteto Electronico Moderno – Comin’ Home Baby- Sounds from the Elegant World: Groovy Night Club Music from Uruguay 1968-71


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