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Playlist: Listen, my friends ~ March 2012

March 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…


CLICK on the song titles to hear them


The Dave Brubek Quartet ~ Blue Rondo À La Turk

Manfred Mann ~ 5-4-3-2-11

Erroll Garner ~ On The Street Where You Live/ I Could Have Danced All Night2

Judy Collins ~ In My Life

Marvin Gaye ~ Abraham, Martin And John

Leon Russell ~ Jumpin’ Jack Flash/ Young Blood3

Uriah Heep ~ Look At Yourself

The Hues Corporation ~ Rock The Boat

Sarah Vaughan ~ Fool On The Hill

Rondò Veneziano ~ La Serenissima4

The Pretenders ~ I Go To Sleep5

Mike Post ~ Theme from L.A. Law

The Adventures ~ Broken Land


1 Written for and featured over the opening titles of ITV’s ‘Beat music’-driven early Friday evening show Ready Steady Go! (1963-66)

2 Originally from the stage and film versions of the Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady

3 From the George Harrison-organised Concert For Bangladesh (1971) – accompanying Russell on stage here are performers Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Billy Preston, Ringo Starr and Harrison himself

4 The Baroque-costumed chamber orchestra’s classic pop-cum-classical hit, which headlined the Venice In Peril album, itself a driving force behind the campaign to prevent the sinking of Venice in the 1980s

5 The even-better-than-the-original cover of The Kinks’ song from their second album Kinda Kinks (1965)

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