A Taste of Honey

Mondays 1:30pM

Presented by Stuart Rubin

A Taste of Honey explores the great songs of the twentieth century by original and contemporary artists. Stuart Rubin gives listeners something sweet to enjoy their day.

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“A good song is one that really gets inside you, it gets everyone moving and smiling.”

He chooses songs; timeless tunes with rhythm, melody and lyrics from the original version of Sway to recordings – Liz Wright’s cover of Neil Young’s Old Man and Florence and the Machine’s version of  Buddy Holly’s Not Fade Away. And of course all the wonderful music from the Great American Songbook, interpreted by artists from Sinatra to RACHAEL PRICE.

Florence and the Machine performed a cover of Buddy Holly‘s “Not Fade Away“

“I love great songs interpreted by passionate artists whether traditional or 21st century.” says Stuart. He also supports new vocalists and musicians performing well known songs as well as self-penned tracks.

Passionate about music, he loves discovering new arrangements such as Everything But The Girl’s drum and base version of Corcovado and the soon to be released Amy Winehouse duet with Tony Bennett – Body and Soul.

“A great song always remains a great song.”

The previous head of Sony BMG Entertainment-International, marketed artists from John Farnham to Elvis Presley’s remastered greatest hits which sold nine million copies. He made documentaries for television on John Denver and Australia’s Johnny O’Keefe. He has worked with many artists globally from Elton John, Whitney Houston, Tony Bennett and Jimmy Buffet in a career that took him from New Zealand to New York for over 40 years.

His musical tastes were first influenced by the coolness of 50’s music heroes from Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole to Herb Alpert at the start of the 60’s.

“I play music I like in a Taste of Honey to keep listeners coming back because they know they’re going to hear some great songs flowing through the hour and a half and hopefully allowing them to have great memories that the music has bought to their lives.”

Recent Episodes

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 20th March, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 20th March, 2017
Radiohead - Burn the witch
RELEASE: A moon shaped pool - LABEL: XL
The Avalanches - Because I'm me
RELEASE: Wildflower - LABEL: EMI
Pink Floyd - Pigs (three different ones)
RELEASE: Animals - LABEL: EMI
Asgeir - Was there nothing
RELEASE: In the silence - LABEL: Inertia
King Crimson - One Time
RELEASE: Thrak - LABEL: DGM
Arcade fire - We exist
RELEASE: Reflektor
hiatus koyote - breathing underwater
RELEASE: choose your weapon
decoder ring - heidi's theme
RELEASE: somersault
Bjork - bachelorette
RELEASE: homogenic
Captain Beefheart - the dust blows forward and the dust blows back
RELEASE: trout mask replica
The Cranberries - I still do
RELEASE: everybody else is doing it , so why can't we?
King Crimson - Cirkus
RELEASE: Lizard
Gorillaz - Sweepstakes
RELEASE: Plastic Beach
Air - Venus
RELEASE: Talkie Walkie

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 13th March, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 13th March, 2017
The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine
RELEASE: The Best Of The Lemon Pipers - LABEL: (p)2001 Buddha Records
The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind
RELEASE: The Be The Easybeats - LABEL: (p)2013 J Albert & Sons
Michael Holliday - Starry Eyed
RELEASE: The Very Best Crooners - LABEL: (p)2011 T V Music
Eddie Cochrane - Three Steps To Heaven
RELEASE: 12 Of His Biggest Hits - LABEL: (p)EMI Records
Helen Shapiro - Don't Treat Me Like A Child
RELEASE: The Very Best Of Helen Shapiro - LABEL: (p)2005 Parlophone Records Ltd
Gerry & The Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey
RELEASE: The British Invasion - LABEL: (p)1988 Rino Records Group
The Searchers - Needles And Pins
RELEASE: The British Invasion - LABEL: (p)1988 Rhino Records Group
Unit Four Plus Two - Concrete & Clay
RELEASE: The British Invasion - LABEL: (p)1988 Rhino Records Group
Sandie Shaw - Always Something There To Remind Me
RELEASE: The British Invasion - LABEL: (p)1988 Rhino Records Group
Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days
RELEASE: Post Card - LABEL: (p)2010 Apple Corps Ltd
The Amen Corner - (if Paradise Is)Half As Nice
RELEASE: Amen Corner Selected Hits - LABEL: (p)2006 Charly Records
The Beatles - Things We Said Today
RELEASE: A Hard Days Night - LABEL: (p)2009 EMI Records Ltd
Petula Clark - Don't Sleep In The Subway
RELEASE: The Best Of Petula Clark - LABEL: (p)1996 Disques Vogues
Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man
RELEASE: Mad Men: A Musical Companion - LABEL: (p)2011 Universal Special Products
Del Shannon - Runaway
RELEASE: The Very Best Of - LABEL: (p)2010 Mole Hole Records
The Crystals - He's A Rebel
RELEASE: Greatest Hits - LABEL: (p)2010 Classic Music International
Scott McKenzie - San Francisco(Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)
RELEASE: Monterey International Pop festival - LABEL: (p)2007 Razor & Tie
Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense and Peppermints
RELEASE: Incense And Peppermints - LABEL: (p)2014 Geffen Records
The Shirelles - Soldier Boy
RELEASE: 20 Greatest Hits - LABEL: (p)2003 Gusto Records Inc
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Love Child
RELEASE: The No 1's - LABEL: (p)2003 Motown Records
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - This Guy's In Love With You
RELEASE: The Very Best Of - LABEL: (p)2000 Almo Properties LLC
Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra - Something Stupid
RELEASE: Nothing But The Best - LABEL: (p)2000 Frank Sinatra Enterprises LLC
Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson
RELEASE: Old Friends - LABEL: (p)2004 Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
RELEASE: Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best - LABEL: (p)2003 Capitol Records

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 6th March, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 6th March, 2017
Dean Martin - Memories Are Made Of This
RELEASE: The Best Of The Capitol Years - LABEL: (p)1989 Capitol Records Inc
Dean Martin - Innamorata
RELEASE: The Best Of The Capitol Years - LABEL: (p)1989 Capitol Records Inc
Adam Faith - What Do You Want?
RELEASE: The Best Of The EMI Years - LABEL: (p)1994 Parlophone Records Ltd
Adam Faith - When Johnny Comes Marching Home
RELEASE: The Best Of The EMI Years - LABEL: (p)1994 Parlophone Records Ltd
Bobby Rydell - Wild One
RELEASE: Cameo Parkway 1959-1964 :The Best Of Bobby Rydell - LABEL: (p)2006 ABKCO Records
Bobby Rydell - Little Bitty Girl
RELEASE: Cameo Parkway 1959-1964: The Best Of Bobby Rydell - LABEL: (p)2006 ABKCO Records
Paul Anka - Put Your Head On my Shoulder
RELEASE: My Way:Classic Songs - LABEL: (p)2007 Paul Anka Productions Inc
Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
RELEASE: My Way : Classic Songs - LABEL: (p)2007 Paul Anka Productions Inc
Emile Ford And The Checkmates - What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For
RELEASE: Counting Teardrops- The Pie Piccadilly Anthology - LABEL: (p)2000 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd
Emile Ford And The Checkmates - On A Slow Boat To China
RELEASE: The E.P.'s :Emile Forde & The Emile Forde Hit Parade - LABEL: (p)Six Week Smile
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
RELEASE: The 30 #No 1 Hits - LABEL: (p)2002 Sony Music Entertainment
Elvis Presley - Flaming Star
RELEASE: Elvis At The Movies - LABEL: (p)2007 SonyBMG Music Entertainment
Cliff Richard - Theme For A Dream
RELEASE: 75 from 75 - LABEL: (p)2015 Warner Music UK Ltd
Cliff Richard - When The Girl In Your Arms
RELEASE: 75 from 75 - LABEL: (p)2015 Warner Music UK Ltd
The Shadows - Apache
RELEASE: Platinum Collection - LABEL: (p)2005 Parlophone Records Ltd
The Shadows - Wonderful Land
RELEASE: The Platinum Collection - LABEL: (p)2005 Parlophone Records Ltd
Pat Boone - Friendly Persuasion
RELEASE: Love Letters In The Sand - LABEL: (p)2011 TV Music
Vic Damone - On The Street Where You Live
RELEASE: On The Street Where You Live - LABEL: (p)2006 The Copyright Group
Frank Sinatra - I Could Have Danced All Night
RELEASE: Live In Paris:Frank Sinatra and The Sextet - LABEL: (p)2010 Frank Sinatra Enterprises Inc
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons
RELEASE: Greatest Hits - LABEL: (p)2008 Great America Music Company
Lonnie Donegan - My Old Man's A Dustman
RELEASE: The Collection - LABEL: (p)1989 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd
Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line
RELEASE: The Collection - LABEL: (p)1989 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd
Pat Boone - Love Letters In The Sand
RELEASE: The Very Best Crooners - LABEL: (p)2009 MD Music Company
The Platters - Only You
RELEASE: The Doo Top Collection - LABEL: (p)2005 Madacy Special Products
Bill Haley and The Comets - See You Later Alligator
RELEASE: Bill Haley's Greatest Hits - LABEL: (p)1991 Geffen Records

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 27th February, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 27th February, 2017
Rufus Wainwright - Montauk
RELEASE: Out Of The Game - LABEL: (p)2012 Decca Label Group
Cilla Black - Anyone Who Had A Heart
RELEASE: The Very Best Of Cilla Black - LABEL: (p)2013 Parlophone Records Ltd
Cilla Black - Its For You
RELEASE: The Best Of 1963-1978 - LABEL: (p)2003 Parlophone Records Ltd
Dusty Springfield - I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
RELEASE: The Very Best Of Dusty Springfield - LABEL: (p)2006 Mercury Records Ltd
Dusty Springfield - Breakfast In Bed
RELEASE: Dusty In Memphis - LABEL: (p)2002 Mercury Records Ltd
Rupert Holmes - Escape(The Pina Colada Song)
RELEASE: '70's Pop No #1s - LABEL: (p)2007 Universal International B.V.
Stan Kenton - The Lady In Red
RELEASE: Portraits On Standards - LABEL: (p)2013 Jazz Cutter
Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues
RELEASE: 16 Most Requested Songs - LABEL: (p)1995 Pickwick Group Ltd
Guy Mitchell - The Roving Kind
RELEASE: 16 Most Requested Songs - LABEL: (p)1995 Pickwick Group Ltd
guy mitchell - truly truly fair
RELEASE: 16 most requested songs - LABEL: (p)1995 pickwick Group
Rumer - Goodbye Girl
RELEASE: Seasons Of My Soul - LABEL: (p)2010 Warner Music UK Ltd
Bread - Everything I Own
RELEASE: The Best Of Bread - LABEL: (p)2001 Elektra Entertainment
Bread - Diary
RELEASE: The Best Of Bread - LABEL: (p)2001 Elektra Entertainment
Rumer - What The World Needs Now
RELEASE: This Girls In Love(A Bacharach & David Songbook) - LABEL: (p)2016 East West Records
Rufus Wainwright - Out Of The Game
RELEASE: Out Of The Game - LABEL: (p)2012 Decca Label Group
Billy May & His Orchestra - Moanin'
RELEASE: HiFi Hits - LABEL: (p)HiFi Hits
The Pogues - Dirty Old Town
RELEASE: The Very Best Of - LABEL: (p)2006 Warner Bros Uk Ltd
Ewen McColl & Peggy Seeger - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
RELEASE: New Briton Gazzette - LABEL: (p)2135 Smith & Co
Herb Alpert - Rise
RELEASE: The Very Best Of - LABEL: (p)2002 Almo Properties LLC
Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song
RELEASE: Softly With These Songs_The Best Of Roberta Flack - LABEL: (p)2006 Atlantic Recording Corporation
Don McClean - Somewhere Over The Rainbow/Brother Can You Spare Me A Dime
RELEASE: For The Memories - LABEL: (p)1992 Capitol Records

A Taste of Honey - 01:30pm - Monday 20th February, 2017

Playlist
A Taste of Honey - 12:00am Monday 20th February, 2017
Adele - Hello
RELEASE: 25
Steely Dan - Fm
RELEASE: A Decade Of Steely Dan - LABEL: (p)1985 Geffen Records
Steely Dan - Do It Again
RELEASE: Can't Buy A Thrill - LABEL: (p)1972 UMG Recordings Inc
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Up Where We Belong
RELEASE: Up Where We Belong - LABEL: (p)2011 Shock Entertainment
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Until Its Time For You To Go
RELEASE: Up Where We Belong - LABEL: (p)2011 Shock Entertainment
Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together
RELEASE: Love Songs - LABEL: (p)20011 Universal Music Enterprises/UMG
Al Jarreau - Midnight Sun
RELEASE: Accentuate The Positive - LABEL: (p)2011 Universal Music Enterprises/UMG
Al Jarreau - (Round Round Round)0Blue Rondo A La Turk
RELEASE: The Very Best Of Al Jarreau - LABEL: (p)1981 Warner Bros Records
Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Minnie Ripperton & Leon Ware) - If I Ever I Lose This Heaven
RELEASE: Quincy Jones: The Ultimate Collection - LABEL: (p)2007 Sony Music Entertainment
Nancy Wilson - The Very Thought Of You
RELEASE: Love Songs - LABEL: (p)1997 EMI Records Ltd
Nancy Wilson - You've Got Your Troubles
RELEASE: Today Tomorrow,Forever - LABEL: (p)2004 Capitol Catalog
Blood Sweat And Tears - And When I Die
RELEASE: The Best Of - LABEL: (p)2007 SonyBMG Music Entertainment
Blood Sweat & Tears - Sometimes In Winter
RELEASE: The Best Of- What Goes Up - LABEL: (p)1972 -1995 Sony Music Entertainment
Bebel Gilberto - Novas Ideias
RELEASE: Tudo ! - LABEL: (p)2014 Sony Music entertainment
Bebel Gilberto - Harvest Moon
RELEASE: Tudo ! - LABEL: (p)2014 Sony Music Entertainment
Rhiannon Giddens - Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind
RELEASE: Tomorrow Is My Turn - LABEL: (p)2014 Nonesuch Records
Rhiannon Giddens - Better Get It Right The First Time
RELEASE: Freedom Road - LABEL: (p)2017 Nonesuch Records
Lukas Graham - 7 Years
RELEASE: Single Only - LABEL: (p)2015 Warner Bros Inc