The Nightfly On Demand+

Join Scoddy Bywater and witness a variety of musical styles and forms threaded through a weekly thematic needle. In search of the forgotten, half remembered, unknown and the occasional well-worn favourite.

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The Nightfly On Demand

The Nightfly 27 13-Oct-20
This week the theme is Jackson.  You’ll hear Joe, Janet, Lucious and Browne, Johhny and June, Lee and Nancy, the Modern Jazz Quartet and much more.
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The Nightfly 26 6-Oct-20
This week the theme is books and writing.  You’ll hear Mary Chapin Carpenter, Edgar Winter Group, Motorhead, Jackson Browne, Peter Sarstedt, Steppenwolf and much more.
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The Nightfly 25 29-Sep-20
This week the theme is bells. You’ll hear LaBelle, Cher, Gillian Welch, Fallingwater Trio, Johnny Winter, the Bangles and much more.
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The Nightfly 24 22-Sep-20
The theme is friends.  You’ll hear Todd Rundgren, The Angels, Steve Earle, Orla Gartland, Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton and much more.
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The Nightfly 23 15-Sep-20
The theme is…. themes! You’ll hear Deodato, Tom Waits, The Eagles, Duane Eddy, Emerson Lake & Palmer, and much more.
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The Nightfly 22 08-Sep-20
The theme is furniture. You’ll hear Frank Zappa, Fox, Neil Finn, Fiona Apple, Prince, and much more.
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The Nightfly 21 01-Sep-20
We’re delving into the world of Ancient Egypt. You’ll hear Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Madness, Heart, Willie Nile and much more.
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The Nightfly 20 25-Aug-20
The theme is all the best finds that I’ve discovered while making the programme so far.  You’ll hear Betteye Lavette, Bo Diddley, Ian Dury, Rosanne Cash, Prince, John Martyn and much more
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The Nightfly 19 18-Aug-20
The theme is card games, and you’ll hear The Carpenters, 10cc, Jerry Garcia, Thelonious Monk, Dean Martin and much more.
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The Nightfly 18 11-Aug-20
Terms of endearment. You’ll hear The Beach Boys, Madison Avenue, Cambodian Space Project, XTC and much more.
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The Nightfly 17 4-Aug-20
A trip around the zodiac.  You’ll hear Norah Jones, Kool & the Gang, Ian Dury and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy and much more!
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The Nightfly 16 28-Jul-20
Is all about reflective. 2 hours of mirrors and looking glasses.  You’ll hear Spooky Tooth, The Human League, The Kinks, Marmalade and much more.
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The Nightfly 15 21-Jul-20
A tribute to keys.   You’ll hear Melanie Safka, Buddy Guy, Warren Zevon, REO Speedwagon and much more.
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The Nightfly 14 14-Jul-20
Theme is a guesser – but you’ll hear Cold Chisel, Lonnie Donegan, Nina Simone, Black Oak Arkansas and much more.
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The Nightfly 13 7-Jul-20
The theme is crime and punishment. You’ll hear Imogen Heap, Solomon Burke, Gomez, Wanda Jackson and much more.
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The Nightfly 12 30-Jun-20
What state are you in? To mark the 4th of July, a trip around the United States of America. You’ll hear Shocking Blue, Johnny Winter, Marty Robbins, Serge Gainsbourg and much more.
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The Nightfly 11 23-Jun-20
All about Great Inventions. You’ll hear Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Monkees, Flanders & Swann, Bob Seger and much more.
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The Nightfly 10 09-Jun-20
A theme for you to guess – a little harder than the last episode. You’ll hear Dolly Parton, Donald Fagen, Supertramp, Blondie, Tom Waits and much more.
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The Nightfly 9 02-Jun-20
A theme for you to guess, but it’s easy. You’ll hear Steely Dan, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Shocking Blue, Dr Feelgood, Jefferson Airplane and much more.
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The Nightfly 8 26-May-20
Inspired by MFSB, the backing band for the Philly Sound of Gamble and Huff, and plays songs of mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers. You’ll hear The Staple Singers, JJ Cale, Lonnie Donnegan, the Pointer Sisters and the Ryan Brothers and much more.
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The Nightfly 7 19-May-20
Celebrates the 79th birthday of Bob Dylan with a wide variety of Dylan covers. You’ll hear Patti Labelle, Sheryl Crow, Leon Russell, Stan Ridgeway, Rage Against The Machine and much more.
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The Nightfly 6 12-May-20
A theme that is yours to guess for the first half hour.  You’ll hear Wishbone Ash, Cake, Grace Jones, Del Amitri, the Radiators from Space and much more.
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The Nightfly 5 05-May-20
A theme that is yours to guess for the first half hour.  You’ll hear Tony Joe White, Roy Buchanan, Rita Coolidge, the Toy Dolls and much more.
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The Nightfly 4 28-Apr-20
All about strange and strangers, the weird and bizarre.  You’ll hear Andy Summers with Debbie Harry, Leon Russell, Icehouse, Patsy Cline, Ray Charles and much more.
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The Nightfly 3 21-Apr-20
A theme that is yours to guess for the first half hour.  You’ll hear the Black Sorrows, Billy Preston, Stevie Nicks, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Sister Sledge and many more.
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The Nightfly 2 14-Apr-20
Theme is towns:  uptowns, downtowns, ghost towns and Townes Van Zandt… and much more.
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The Nightfly 1 07-Apr-20
Freeform, the only theme being Scoddy’s taste.  You’ll hear Fischer Z, Suzanne Vega, electric Miles, Frank Zappa, Les McCann with Eddie Harris and much more.
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