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Playlist: Listen, my friends! ~ January 2012

January 7, 2012

In the words of Moby Grape… listen, my friends! Yes, it’s the (hopefully) monthly playlist presented by George’s Journal just for you good people.

There may be one or two classics to be found here dotted in among different tunes you’re unfamiliar with or have never heard before – or, of course, you may’ve heard them all before. All the same, why not sit back, listen away and enjoy…

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CLICK on the song titles to hear them

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Jimi Hendrix ~ Auld Lang Syne¹

Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston ~ It Takes Two

Fairport Convention (Sandy Denny) ~ Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

Elton John ~ Border Song

Strawbs ~ Lay Down

Maureen McGovern ~ The Morning After²

Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony ~ The Hustle³

Jasper Carrott ~ The Magic Roundabout

Renaissance ~ Northern Lights

Sam Fonteyn ~ Pop Looks Bach

ABBA ~ Happy New Year

Ph.D. ~ I Won’t Let You Down

The Stone Roses ~ I Am The Resurrection

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¹ Performed live at New York City’s legendary Fillmore East  venue on December 31 1969 for the recording of the album Band Of Gypsys (1970)

² The Oscar-winning song from the New Year-themed, legendary disaster movie The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

³ Accompanied in its video clip by dance troupe Pan’s People, in most fetching costumes, performing a routine for it on a 1975 edition of Top Of The Pops

 The bawdy sketch-based B-side (banned by the BBC) to the 1975 comic single Funky Moped, which many believe was a hit actually because of the former

The iconic theme tune to the BBC’s weekly winter sports magazine show Ski Sunday (1978-present)

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  1. January 7, 2012 2:02 pm

    There are some unforgettable classics here. I remember The Strawbs (not only because of their superb keyboards player, Rick Wakeman) and Van Mc Coy.
    However, who could EVER forget Jasper Carrott and The Magic Roundabout?
    THAT song was a bit like the “Carry-On” films, full of suggestion but totally clean… unless you worked for Auntie Beeb… where your mind was set that EVERYTHING was rude!

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