Playing tracks by
Booker T & MGs, Wet Wet Wet, Diana Krall, Hazel O’Connor, Nilson and more.
The selection tonight included two songs from the new album by Diana Krall called Wallflower. We had a number of requests tonight, including the Woody Guthrie song written in 1941, Pastures of Purity; a piece of real country performed by Alison Krauss on fiddle and sung by Dan Tyminski, guitar and mandolin player in Union Station. We heard that Valentine’s Day is associated with Saint Valentine of Rome who was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians being persecuted by the Roman Empire. According to legend, before his execution he wrote a letter to the daughter of his jailer and signed it “Your Valentine” as a farewell. There was the invitation to Australia to take part in the 60th anniversary Eurovision Song Contest, as the programme in 2014 had over 3 million viewers in Australia. Apparently they will only be allowed to participate in 2016 if they win this year.