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Thelma Podcasts THELMA Podcasts showcases a mixture of records and reminiscence from the The Living Memory Association, featuring our regular podcasts Lifestory, The THELMA Tapes, Leith Lives, ARTB, Forgotten Songs From the Broom Cupboard & shows previously on Thelma FM!
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Forgotten Songs from the Broom podacast 52 is a sort of  Christmas special but not really. Just warm, comforting and fun...
28/12/2020
Forgotten songs from the broom cupboard

Forgotten Songs from the Broom podacast 52 is a sort of Christmas special but not really. Just warm, comforting and fun music. We hear from Fats Domino- La, La, Tommy Dorsey- I'm getting sentimental over you, Harry Parry and his Radio Rhythm Club Sextet- Dim Blues, Nat King Cole- My Flaming Heart, Eartha Kitt- African Lullaby, Perry Como- Magic Moments, Flanagan and Allen- Sending out an SOS for you and Hometown, John Kirkby- Only a paper moon, Harry Parry with vocals by Doreen Villiers- Don't be that way and Bounce me brother me a solid four, Mel Torme- Mountain Greenery and Hal McIntyre and South Bayou Shuffle. Stay safe and have fun.
Listen here : https://forgottensongs.libsyn.com/

A musical journey through our collection of 78, 45 and 33rpm records, with a definite bias for 78s. The only theme being songs and artists that have been forgotten or are rarely played. We also find out some history behind the record or artist. Forgotten songs from the broom cupboard is a weekly liv...

Living Memory Association
22/12/2020
Living Memory Association

Living Memory Association

Volume 2 of our Christmas podcast was recorded early in December 2018 at The Little Shop of Memory (as it was known then), with memories of Christmas from as far back as the 1930s from two of our lovely guests who were in their 90s. The City Mission Xmas party, eating chicken instead of turkey, getting your first fort, and receiving an IOU from Santa are amongst the many wonderful stories of Festive times in days gone by, just click on the picture to listen..
https://thelivingmemoryassociation.libsyn.com/ghosts-of-christmas-past-volume-2

#christmasiscoming #Christmas #thepast #xmas #memories

22/12/2020

Analog Rory's Jukebox : Analog Rory's Jukebox 14

21/12/2020
Living Memory Association

Our brand new episode of 'The THELMA Tapes' celebrates music memories from the 1950s to the 1980s, just click on the picture to listen and watch the slideshow...

The 33rd episode of The Thelma Tapes takes us ambling down a musical memory lane, with recollections from the 1950s to the 1980s of acts such as The Beatles, Bowie, Generation X, The Specials, The Cramps, Val Doonican and many more! Just click on the picture to hear tales of meeting Tom Waits on the street and getting free concert tickets, of sheltering Robert Smith under an umbrella, of punk attitudes, homemade fanzines, gigs galore and cherished vinyl records.

Thanks to Lost Edinburgh for this great image of Fairley's Pub in the 1960s.

#music #memories

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21/12/2020

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We officially launch this festive week with the King's version of 'Blue Christmas' from his '68 comeback special...https...
21/12/2020
Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas ('68 Comeback Special 50th Anniversary HD Remaster)

We officially launch this festive week with the King's version of 'Blue Christmas' from his '68 comeback special...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwdI-gbm5kE

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#xmas #Christmas #christmasiscoming

"Blue Christmas" performed by Elvis Presley from 68 Comeback Special 50th Anniversary HD RemasterListen to Elvis Presley: https://Elvis.lnk.to/_listenYDSubsc...

Cake anyone?
21/12/2020

Cake anyone?

After being one of the first museums to open back in July we have decided to close The Wee Museum of Memory today. We will wait for further instruction from the Scottish Government to when we can reopen.
We'd like to wish you all a happy christmas and festive period. Stay safe and well. Lets look forward to a better and brighter 2021 for us all.
From the early 1960s we have a wonderful Martin's the Bakers trade display.

Brand new episode of Analog Rory's Jukebox out now, don't miss lucky episode 13!
15/12/2020
Analog Rory's Jukebox: Lucky 13

Brand new episode of Analog Rory's Jukebox out now, don't miss lucky episode 13!

Big Jim Cartwright - Stone Born Country Boy Booker T & The MGs - Green Onions Houston Stackhouse - Big Road Blues Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love The Gories - On The Run The Maytals - Walk With Love Carlton & Leroy - Not Responsible Horace Andy - For You Vaudou Game - Tata Fatiguee Ann Sexton -...

15/12/2020

Analog Rory's Jukebox : Lucky 13

A fabulous photo of Madness in Edinburgh in 1979, and a great cause, full info below...
14/12/2020

A fabulous photo of Madness in Edinburgh in 1979, and a great cause, full info below...

All aboard the Nutty Train...

Madness and some baggy-trousered friends in Edinburgh, November 1979.

A fine capture by music photographer @VictoriaTurbettPhotography, who until 21 December is donating 100% of proceeds from this image to printsformusic.com In aid of Stagehand’s Covid-19 Crew Relief Fund.

Picture: Copyright https://www.facebook.com/virginiaturbettphotography

14/12/2020
Music Memories

Brand new episode of 'The Thelma Tapes', packed with memories of the music scene from the 1950s to the 1980s...

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14/12/2020

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Living Memory Association
08/12/2020
Living Memory Association

Living Memory Association

Back into the podcast archives today to revisit episode 6 which is jam packed with #memories of Portobello from a time when the open air pool and beach were packed with visitors soaking up the occasional sun then cooling down at high speed in the water.
https://thelivingmemoryassociation.libsyn.com/the-thelma-tapes-episode-6-portobello-memories

What are your favourite memories of trips to Porty?

#porty #portobello Porty People Porty

Back into the podcast archives today to revisit Episode 27, a show celebrating memories of the clothes we have worn and ...
08/12/2020
The Living Memory Association Podcast: Dressed To Kill - Fabulous Fashions and Cool Clothes

Back into the podcast archives today to revisit Episode 27, a show celebrating memories of the clothes we have worn and fashions we have followed from the 1960s to the 1990s. We hear wonderful stories of loon pants, patent leather boots, Beetle Suits, abysmal hats and tight perms from the people who proudly or reluctantly sported them in days gone by.
https://thelivingmemoryassociation.libsyn.com/dressed-to-kill-fabulous-fashions-and-cool-clothes

#memories #fashion #fashionstyle #fashionblogger Fashion Style FashionTV Fashion Amazon Fashion Fashion Style Style Seconds
Clothes #clothes #clothesshopping

The 27th edition of The Thelma Tapes takes us back in time to look at the clothes we have worn and fashions we have followed from the 1960s to the 1990s.  We hear wonderful stories of loon pants, patent leather boots, Beetle Suits, abysmal hats and tight perms from the people who proudly or rel...

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08/12/2020

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Living Memory Association
07/12/2020
Living Memory Association

Living Memory Association

Into the Thelma FM archives we go today to revisit an unearthed gem from the early 1990s. Just click on the picture to listen. The 'Early Bird Show' was originally broadcast from Wester Hailes and is packed full of great memories from visitors to the The Dove Centre and Dove Transport alongside music from the mists of time. DJ Heather is on the wheels of steel...
https://www.mixcloud.com/Thelma1986/unknown-early-bird-show/

#memories #memoriesforlife #memoriesmade #westerhailes

The weekend can now officially begin.  George Reid’s amazing disco evolution journey hits April 1974...
04/12/2020
Soulville - Disco Evolution - Show 56 - Thelma Podcast _ 3_12_20

The weekend can now officially begin. George Reid’s amazing disco evolution journey hits April 1974...

The weekend starts here. We have reached April 1974 on our Disco Evolution journey. Rebels seize control of Portugal Army rebels are in control of Portugal tonight after an almost bloodless dawn coup ended nearly 50 years of dictatorship. The Intruders” I’ll always love my mama” and in the US ...

03/12/2020
The Whaling Song

An amazing glimpse into the long forgotten life path that took the citizens of Leith in Edinburgh to the far off whaling port of Port Leith in South Georgia.

The voices you hear on this video are that of Bill Scott and George Hackland...

George Hackland (1920-2016) was a font of knowledge on many subjects but the sea and Newhaven were particular favourites. George was a Newhavener through and through. An engineer by trade and had served in the Merchant Navy in the North Atlantic Fleet during World War Two. He was vice chair of the The Living Memory Association for many years.
Bill Scott wandered into our Leith premises in 2013 and told us some stories of the Whaling and sung us this great wee song. Complete with the reference to Bernard Street and the strategically placed self censoring. Wonderful.

Leith Harbour (54.141°S 36.688°W), also known as Port Leith, was a whaling station on the northeast coast of South Georgia (once the world's largest whaling centre), established and operated by Christian Salvesen Ltd, Edinburgh. The station was in operation from 1909 until 1965. It was the largest of seven whaling stations, situated near the mouth of Stromness Bay. One man prominently involved in setting up Leith Harbour was William Storm Harrison.
It is named after Leith, the harbour area of Edinburgh, Christian Salvesen's home town. In the 19th century, fleets of whalers left ports all along the east coast of Scotland, bound for the Arctic.

It is over 50 years since the Edinburgh-based company Christian Salvesen ceased whaling operations, with the sale of its last two vessels. It marked the end of a controversial trade which had once been a vital part of Scottish industry.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uZfvihc-7c&t=20s

An amazing glimpse into the long forgotten life path that took the citizens of Leith in Edinburgh to the far off whaling port of Port Leith in South Georgia....

Living Memory Association
03/12/2020

Living Memory Association

Josh White recorded several tracks in London in 1950, while on a European tour. His output covered blues, folk and protest material. His voice is not typical of those genres. I'd best describe it as well mannered. He faced similar problems to Paul Robson in his native US because of his views on race and politics.
Listen to Josh White in podcast 43 and 26. Link at top of page to Forgotten Songs podcasts.

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30/11/2020

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George Reid hits March 1974 with his tremendous celebration of soul and disco history...
28/11/2020
Soulville - Disco Evolution - Show 55 - Thelma Podcast _27_11_20

George Reid hits March 1974 with his tremendous celebration of soul and disco history...

We have reached March 1974 on our Disco Evolution journey. Love Unlimited top the UK singles chart with “Love’s theme ” and in the US it’s “The Soul Children with “I’ll be the other woman”. Frank Elson’s readers pick Robert Knight and Rotary Connection. Barry White gig at the Londo...

Living Memory Association
26/11/2020

Living Memory Association

Taking a short break from podcasts but second week of December back with Forgotten Songs podcast 50. I'm going to be playing my Bob Skyles and his Skyrockets 78s. I have five now. Love the Kendrick Bros Western Swing fun and madness.
Check out Duncan McLean's journey round Texas in the 1990s.. Great chapter on Cliff Kendrick. Delighted to say I'm also in contact with the granddaughter and neice of the Kendrick. A double thrill when I play them over here in Edinburgh.

Living Memory Association
24/11/2020

Living Memory Association

Three humerous British 78s for the price of one if you follow the link below. Comic or novelty records that have great social history attached. Phyllis Robins from 1934 sings about collecting wedding gifts. Tom Wright about food, drink and feasting in the North East of Scotland. Harry Torrani relates a lovely song, My Yodelling Lancashire Lass in 1935
https://youtu.be/IzIKX7rUXcs

22/11/2020
Phyllis Robins, Tom Wright and Harry Torrani on 78rpm

Phyllis Robins, Tom Wright and Harry Torrani on 78rpm

Three humorous songs by forgotten British artists direct from 78rpm records. Each is a real time piece of social history. All have been played on the regular...

George Reid’s magnificent soul and disco journey reaches February 1974,let the weekend begin!
20/11/2020
Soulville - Disco Evolution - Show 54 - Thelma Podcast _20_11_20

George Reid’s magnificent soul and disco journey reaches February 1974,let the weekend begin!

We have reached February 1974 on our Disco Evolution journey. Russian author charged with treason.The Sytlistics top the UK singles chart with “ Rockin Roll Baby” and in the US it’s The Soul Children with “I’ll be the other woman”. Frank Elson talks to Ian Levine who has just bought is t...

Back into the Thelma FM archives to revisit an edition of 'Me and My Heroes' (which will return like a phoenix from the ...
19/11/2020
Graham Thomson of The Years - Me and My Heroes 03-09 - Graham Thomson of The Years

Back into the Thelma FM archives to revisit an edition of 'Me and My Heroes' (which will return like a phoenix from the flames!) starring the magnificent Graham Thomson, lead singer of The Years discussing his influences, his life in music and playing vinyl and live tunes in our studio with Steven Davidson. First album from The Years in 10 years expected in 2021 barring more pandemics!
https://www.mixcloud.com/Thelma1986/graham-thomson-of-the-years-me-and-my-heroes-03-09-graham-thomson-of-the-years/

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Graham Thomson of The Years in conversation with Steven & Barry Davidson about his life in music, choosing his favourite tracks and playing live for the first time in 10 years in the Broom Cupboard Studio at Thelma FM.

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19/11/2020

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So, the playlist for today's show - in the new Tuesday 15:00-17:00 slot - includes 17 Top 10 Hits and artists as diverse as Jackie Wilson, Frank Sinatra and The Kinks. And The Beatles… of course! https://www.facebook.com/Rememberingthe60s https://streams.radio.co/s646f82568/listen
Tune in today from 3-5 for some magical memories from the '60s.
Your photos takes me back to a play I was in in North Wales at theatre Clwyd, Give a Little Love by Alan Stockdill (I'm the one with the red/pink hair!
Hey Thelma! I'm really enjoying the Soulville Evolution of Disco show on Friday afternoons. Brill that you understand just how much music is a part of our culture, and include such programming. George Reid certainly knows his Black Music history. Great DJ find. Great variety of music rarely heard on the airwaves. Well done all.
The Weekend Starts Here ! For Show 2 of Soulville’s Disco Evolution I have used B&S issue 24 -26 as my starting point (many thanks to Peter Mattock for sending me images of issue 24). I have dug out the tunes of the day as you would have read about them in the magazines, heard them on the radio or in a club and that is how I will present the show from now on. The show will include album and singles charts from the day mixing up the classics and the not so well known. So step back in time to January – February 1970. Holland Dozier Holland had left Motown and started up Invictus. Syl Johnson, The Impressions, Nina Simone and Robert Flack more were serving up socially conscious soul. Meanwhile over in New York David Mancuso and Francis Grasso where seeding the roots of disco from a variety of sources including Soul, Funk, Gospel, Rock, African and Brazilian rhythms. Join me on Soulville’s Disco Evolution at 1.30 – 3.30pm on Thelma FM. Click the Thelma FM Logo banner at the bottom of the page www.livingmemory.org.uk , or download the simple radio app from the google playstore to listen live. The sjow will also be available on https://www.mixcloud.com/soulville/ on the download later. It will also be repeated on Thelma FM on Saturday evening. I’ll let you know when. Big love to all who have liked, posted, listened, downloaded. It’s all about the music. Peace & Love x.
Love the shows keep up the good work guys ❤
All set for my trip in the time machine on Thelma FM at 1.30 today. Looking back at the old Blues & Soul magazines 1970 was a real turning point so as good a point as any to begin the journey. Albums that have gone on to become classics from Gil, Curtis, Donny and in 71 Marvin gave us What's going on and changed the game. In the US clubs 60s Motown was giving way to psychedelic soul, funk and the emergence of African music. all that and the new shoots in Philadelphia were about to emerge with a new sound. DJ's such as Francis Grasso was experimenting with "blends" between records. I have his setlist from the Sanctuary in 71 and I will be playing some of the tunes to take you back , if you were there, or just enjoy if, like me, you were too young. Hope you can join me.
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Here is Friday 10th June's line up on Thelma FM. Largely a Leith theme to tie in with the fab Leith Festival. Give us a listen, its a new venture for us. Share if you can. 10am to midday: Evelyn Whitfield with a variety of Leith memories from our library of books and newspapers. Midday to 1pm: Stan Eadie and growing up in Leith. 2pm to 3pm Maureen Sweeney and Leith memories from the 1950s and 60s. 3pm to 4pm: Tim Bell from Leith walking tours 4pm to 5pm: Liz Hare Citadel Arts Group and their latest production 'Sea Changes.' 5pm to 6pm Andrew Grant, Leith and World War One. Andrew talks about his extensive research into the Leithers who fought and died in WW1. 8pm to 9pm: Analogue Rory's blues show 9pm to 10pm Soul Elevator with Barry Davidson and Super John Living Memory Association The Spirit of Leithers Spirit of Leithers Group Lost Edinburgh
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