- Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
- Me And You And A Dog Named Boo – Lobo
- My Baby Loves Lovin’ – White Plains
- Jam Up And Jelly Tight – Tommy Roe
- There’s A Kind Of Hush – Hermans Hermits
- Jingle Jangle – The Archies
- Telstar – The Tornados
- I Just Can’t Help Believing – BJ Thomas
- Hawaii Five-O – The Ventures
- Son Of My Father – Chicory Tip
- Rock Your Baby – George McCrae
- Pied Piper – Crispian St. Peters
- Doctor’s Orders – Carol Douglas
- Sunshine Superman – Donovan
- Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) – Edison Lighthouse
- What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted – Jimmy Ruffin
- Make Me An Island – Joe Dolan
- Games People Play – Joe South
- Indian Reservation – Paul Revere & The Raiders
- Warm & Tender Love – Percy Sledge
- Feel Like A Woman – The Troggs
- I Heard It Through The Grapevine (live) – Marvin Gaye
- Hitchin’ A Ride – Vanity Fare
- Come And Get It – Badfinger
- Band Of Gold – Freda Payne
- Reflections Of My Life – The Marmalade
- Tears Of A Clown – The Miracles
- Yellow River – Christie
- If I Had A Hammer – Trini Lopez
- Beautiful Sunday – Daniel Boone
- I’m Telling You Now – Freddie & The Dreamers
- Fery Cross The Mersey – Gerry & The Pacemaker
- Just Like Eddie – Heinz
- Judy In Disguise – John Fred & The Playboys
- Arizona – Mark Lindsay
- Windy – The Association
- Hang On Sloopy – The McCoys
- Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart – The Trammps
- In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry
- He’s So Fine – The Chiffons
- The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace
- Midnight Confessions – The Grass Roots
- Save The Last Dance For Me – The Drifters
- Moody River – Pat Boone
- Nice To Be With You – Gallery
Do you remember a time in South Africa when there was no TV and no internet? Hard to believe that there ever was such a time, and that listening to the radio was actually one of the best ways to discover the latest and greatest music. The DJ’s cared about the music and they even had theme tunes. Springbok Radio was OK, but the station that teenagers really embraced with enthusiasm was LM Radio, based out of Lourenco Marques in neighbouring Mozambique.
LM Radio was privately owned and operated, and served a vast audience of young people by transmitting pop and rock music which was not heard on the state-controlled SABC stations. The music was everything and DJs like David Gresham, Darryl Jooste, Long John Berks, Peter De Nobrega (and many, many more), were real personalities who played music that they really liked and the fans appreciated it.
The radio station in Lourenco Marques first started broadcasting in the 1930s, but it was in the late 1950s that it underwent a major format change to cater for the younger generation.
The LMRadio.org website says it best; “LM Radio, as it was popularly known, was renowned for its Top Twenty chart show, the LM Hit Parade, and played a major role in promoting South African artists and their music.”
In 1975 LM Radio became Radio 5, and then 5FM, but the spark of independence was no longer there and whole generations have grown up in South Africa without hearing music radio at its best.
This CD will go a long way in helping you to remember when radio was a way of life and a place for really great music.
Sleeve notes by Brian Currin, July 2009
Released by PT Music, September 2009
Available to download at RhythmMusicStore.com
Very cool to hear LM Radio again. I was 13 in 1973, and could hum the tunes to at least half of all the songs on the list. It took a visit to Australia and a braai at a cousin’s home in Brisbane to get introduced to TuneIn radio and connect to LM Radio (thanks Ivor!). It makes me happy every time when I hear music from the time when music was music.
Good memories from the past are definitely worth reminiscing just like old time radio music (OTR music). During the 1930s when listening to the radio was the most popular form of leisure; classical, church, and country songs were being played over the air. There are also singers who became popular during this time and dominated the music industry.
I grow up listening to LM Radio since the early 60s. What a great surprise we had to hear that LM Radio is back on the air and we can also listen to it in the Free State area. It is just a pleasure listening to the music while traveling along the Free State roads. I think some people may think that i am crazy singing along to some of the old known songs.The music out of the, late 50s to the 70s era, was the best ever.
Brian,thanx for bringing back good memories
Your the greatest
Hi there, Well what a small world, a friend of mine asked me, this morning, to look up if I could find anything on CD from LM radio. I typed in LM radio and guess what, right here in my back yard, Somerset West, I find the LM guru. Is this CD available for sale. She has a very good friend, in Australia, who has very fond memories of LM. My friend does not have internet and therefore I am the go-between at the moment.
Thank You so Much
Dianne du Preez.
ph 021 8512429
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