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12:12 to 5pm, Labour Day afternoon

Phil and Simon present an idiosyncratic afternoon of music and entertainment, including:

3:06 pm Music and the Labour Movement

What is May Day in many other countries is Labour Day in New Zealand. Music has been an essential morale booster for the international workers’ movement. From the early twentieth century, there’s been a rich crop of worker music, mostly stemming from the United States, but widely circulated and translated. A few of the songs became great hits, without the wider public fully grasping the intention of the lyrics. Music and the Labour Movement looks at the music of Joe Hill, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and come closer to home with a Bill Taylor song ‘151 Days’ about the 1951 Waterfront Dispute.

Produced by Radio New Zealand

Music played in this show

12pm - 1pm

Title: Cancer
Artist: Joe Jackson

Title: My Happiness
Artist: Powderfinger

Title: The Claw
Artist: Joe Donahue

Title: Plastic People
Aritst: The Mothers of Invention

Title: Always on My Mind
Artist: Brenda Lee

Title: Come Rain or Come Shine
Artist: Hope Waits

Title: I Can Hear the Grass Grow
Artist: The Move

Title: Go Now
Artist: The Happening Thang

Title: Dear Mr President
Artist: John C. Reilly

1pm - 2pm

Title: Johnny Got a Boom Boom
Artist: Imelda May

Title: Lump
Artist: The Presidents of the United States of America

Title: The Moonbeam Song
Artist: Steve Forbert

Title: The Great Richard Nixon
Artist: Gene Marshall

Title: In Another Land
Artist: The Rolling Stones

Title: Nucular
Artist: The George W. Bush Singers

Title: Motor Marriage
Artist: The Newz

Title: My Love For Evermore
Artist: Hillbilly Moon Explosion

Title: Woo Hoo
Artist: The 5,6,7,8's

Title: Solsbury Hill
Artist: Peter Gabriel

2pm - 3pm

Title: Can't Take My Eyes off You
Artist: Jamie Kennedy

Title: Love Will Keep Us Together
Artist: The Tubes

Title: Steamboat Row
Artist: The Humblebums

Title: UFO's, Big Rigs and Barbeque
Artist: Mojo Nixon

Title: Get Free
Artist: Major Lazer

Title: A Most Disgusting Song
Artist: Rodriguez

Title: My Baby Sure Can Shag
Artist: The Tams

Title: The Bloody Verdict of Verden
Artist: Christopher Lee

Title: Crapa Pelada
Artist: Quartetto Cetra

Title: The Look
Artist: Metronomy

3pm - 4pm

Title: The Day I Saw Bo Diddley in Washington Square
Artist: Willie Nile

Title: Here Comes My Wife
Artist: Cat Stevens

Title: Those Were the Days (Quelli Erano Giorni)
Artist: Mary Hopkin

Title: Lets Talk Dirty in Hawaiian
Artist: John Prine

Title: Apache
Artist: Danny Gatton

4pm - 5pm

Title: Great Balls of Fire
Artist: 5,6,7,8's

Title: When I'm President
Artist: Ian Hunter

Title: Hard Day's Night
Artist: Ali Campbell

Title: Blind Boy
Artist: Lydia Cole

Title: Here Comes Terry
Artist: NRBQ

Title: Superman
Artist: The Kinks

Title: K
Artist: The Tutts

Title: Hoedown
Artist: ELP

Title: The Heart of Life
Artist: John Mayer