Album of the Week: O’Jays – Back Stabbers

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Although we usually highlight new albums in the Album of the Week slot, this year we head back 50 years to the release of the O’Jays breakthrough album. The group had been around since the late 1950s, but it was Back Stabbers that took them to the big time, particularly with the single “Love Train” which was their biggest and best known hit. This album belongs in any serious soul collection and has been described as “the Pinnacle of Philly soul”.

Album of the Week: Elton John – Diamonds

New Zealand Net Radio plays a song from our irregularly updated #albumoftheweek every hour from 9am to 12pm Monday to Friday. Listen in @tunein at

We usually highlight new music in our Album of the Week slot, but Elton John just turned 75, and he’s an absolute legend! So this week we’ll enjoy some selections from his latest greatest hits package, Diamonds (the 3CD Deluxe edition). The first CD I bought back in 1994 was “The Very Best of Elton John” but this latest package was worth getting with a really comprehensive selection of great music.

Rock ‘n Roll Jukebox

Tomorrow at 10am (and for the next few weeks) we’re going to throw some coins in the jukebox and checkout some early Rock’n’Roll history. A groovin’ time is guaranteed for all!

Listen on @tunein or Apple Music

Classic Gold Track: The Rolling Stones – I’m a King Bee

Fifty four years ago the legendary Rolling Stones released their very first album. It is filled with the R&B beloved of the band, with one composition by Jaggers/Richard (Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)). Listen after 2 for a #classicgoldtrack, the Stones cover of “I’m A King Bee” in glorious mono! Listen on @tunein

Classic Album: Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline

We’ll be playing some tracks from this #classicalbum this afternoon to celebrate 49 (yes 49!) years since its release. This album marked yet another phase in Bob Dylan’s career as he fully immersed himself in Country music. Surprisingly perhaps, unlike his transition to electric instruments the shift was welcomed. The album was one of his best sellers of all time and the three singles from the album achieved significant airplay – I Threw It All Away, Lay Lady Lay and Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With you. We’ll play all three this afternoon between 12 and 3pm as Classic Gold tracks. Listen on @tunein

Now Playing Highlight – Just Like A Woman

One distinctive feature of our music blend is the mix of old and new. Every now and then we engage in a bit of nostalgia and press play on a Classic Gold Track. This song is absolutely outstanding, Classic Gold in every possible sense.
Written by the legendary Bob Dylan it was first heard on his 1966 album Blonde on Blonde, an album often rated as one of the greatest albums of all time. Although this original version by Dylan is great, look out for the cover by UK 60s band Manfred Mann. Their version features German artist and musician Klaus Voormann playing the flute (better known for his association with The Beatles and his photography and design of their Revolver album cover). The 60s cover is the classic although a later variant of the band (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band) also covered it.