Our Guest DJ Doug’s birthday Almanac return was always going to be an immaculately themed banger (‘I need an hour & a half okAy?’) but his A to Z of Pop cocked all hoops, left no gaskets unblown or indeed even 1 single bottle of Tuaca unopened. The afternoon was opened by another extended 90 minutes of delights from Chris & well, ..another full on cavort of Unrestrained chair & bench dancing by all. Bloody lovely to see the return of Almanac founders/ foundlings SallieWendyJoeHuw & Huw, Denise/ Devaki, the Hanoverians Philip & Julie, Bill & MaryEmma & SimonneDavidKatie

Jo Jude, Jo & Dee, Bill & Sian, Big John & Jez, Trisha & Phillip, Andy, Jon & Craig, Damon & Neil, Chris & Nick, Andrew, Vik, Jane & Andy, James, Matthew, Glyn & VaughanLucy, Libby & killer lunches by Tom & all at the George. We’ll be back in but a few days time on Sunday the 9th for our Bonus Almanac it’s not a 50th birthday party Party where Dom won’t be allowed to play any records even if he wants or tries to but until then the records were..

Chris played:

Washed Up – ‘You’ll See It (Midland Edit)’
Elton John & Pnau – ‘Sad’
Elton John – ‘Crazy Water’
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘Black Star Dance’
Neneh Cherry – ‘Kisses On The Wind’
Madonna & Maluma – ‘Medellin’
TLC – ‘Waterfalls’
Lemon Jelly – ‘Soft’
Ace – ‘How Long’
Lana Del Rey – ‘Love’
Al Green – ‘L.O.V.E (Love)’
Soft Cell – ‘Torch’
The Jam – ‘Stoned Out Of My Mind’
Chingiz – ‘Truth’
Bruce Springsteen – ‘Hello Sunshine’
Morrissey – ‘Wedding Bell Blues’
Taron Egerton – ‘I’m Still Standing’
Aviici ft. Aloe Blac – ‘SOS’
Donna Lewis – ‘I Love You Always Forever’
Chic – ‘My Forbidden Lover’
Barry White – ‘You’re The First, The Last, My Everything (Disco Purrfection Mix)’

Dom played:

Mike Post – ‘Theme From Hill Street Blues’
Lana Del Rey – ‘Doin’ Time’
Kd lang – ‘The Consequences Of Falling’
Ryan Playground – ‘The1’
Tears For Fears – ‘Pale Shelter’
Funboy 3 – ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’
The Beloved – ‘Sweet Harmony’
Godley & Crème – ‘Cry’
John Denver – ‘Annie’s Song’
Janet Jackson – ‘When I Think Of You’
David Bowie – ‘TVC15’
Chicago – ‘If You Leave Me Now’
Lynyrd Skynyrd – ‘Sweet Home Alabama’
Madonna – ‘Don’t Tell Me’
Neneh Cherry – ‘Manchild’
Change – ‘Change Of Heart’

Doug played:

Abba – ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) ‘ 
Black Box – ‘Ride On Time ‘ 
Cher – ‘Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves ‘ 
Divine Comedy – ‘National Express ‘ 
Erasure – ‘A Little Respect’ 
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – ‘Beggin’ 
Girls Aloud – ‘The Promise ‘ 
Harry Belafonte – ‘Jump in the Line ‘ 
Idina Menzel – ‘Let It Go’ 
Jackson 5 – ‘I Want You Back ‘ 
Kym Sims – ‘Too Blind to See It ‘ 
Lizzo – ‘Juice ‘ 
M – ‘Pop Muzik ‘ 
Neneh Cherry – ‘Buffalo Stance ‘ 
OutKast – ‘Hey Ya! ‘ 
Prince – ‘Kiss ‘ 
Quincy Jones – ‘Soul Bossa Nova ‘ 
Robin S – ‘Show Me Love ‘ 
Salt-N-Pepa – ‘Push It ‘ 
Talking Heads – ‘Once in a Lifetime’ 
Ultra Nate – ‘Free’ 
Village People – ‘Go West’ 
Weather Girls – ‘It’s Raining Men ‘ 
Xpansions – ‘Move Your Body ‘ 
Yazoo – ‘Don’t Go’ 
David Bowie (AKA Ziggy Stardust) – ‘Starman’

BATTLE:

Bryan Ferry – ‘A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall’
Donna Summer – ‘Love Is In Control’
The Beat – ‘Mirror In The Bathroom’
Double Trouble & The Rebel MC – ‘Street Tuff’
Amii Stewart – ‘Knock On Wood’
Rockers Revenge – ‘Walking on Sunshine’
Pointer Sisters – ‘Automatic’
Lene Lovich – ‘Lucky Number’
Carl Douglas – ‘Kung Fu Fighting’
Madonna – ‘Lucky Star’
Wild Cherry – ‘Play That Funky Music’
Kid Creole & The Coconuts – ‘Annie I’m Not Your Daddy’
Abba – ‘Dancing Queen’
Mantronix – ‘Got To Have Your Love’
Fleetwood Mac – ‘You Make Loving Fun’
Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette – ‘Hello’
Nancy Sinatra – ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’
Reef – ‘Place Your Hands’
Fifth Dimension – ‘Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In’
INXS – ‘Need You Tonight’
Bon Jovi – ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’
Sugababes – ‘Push The Button’
Wham! – ‘Club Tropicana’
Kim Wilde – ‘Kids In America’
Don McLean – ‘American Pie’
Dolly Parton – ‘9-5’
Aretha Franklin – ‘Respect’
Underworld – ‘Born Slippy’
The Prodigy – ‘Firestarter’
A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Can U Dig It?’
Diana Ross & The Supremes – ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’
Diana Ross – ‘Muscles’
Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes – ‘I Wanna Dance With You’
Earth Wind & Fire – ‘September’
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – ‘Relax’
Gwen Guthrie – ‘Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent’
Jocelyn Brown – ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’
Chaka Khan – ‘Like Sugar’
Elton John & Kiki Dee – ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’