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Playlist: Listen, my friends! ~ June 2012

June 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


Frank Sinatra ~ Moonlight Serenade

Elvis Presley ~ Guitar Man1

Sacha Distel ~ La Belle Vie2

Michael Crawford, Barbra Streisand and Cast ~ Put On Your Sunday Clothes3

Bob Seger ~ 2 + 2 = ?

King Crimson ~ 21st Century Schizoid Man

Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell ~ Dida

Kool & The Gang ~ Summer Madness

Dire Straits ~ Lady Writer

Olivia Newton-John ~ Physical4

Alessi Brothers ~ Savin’ The Day5

The Human League ~ Human

Howard Shore ~ Moonlight Serenade (from the 1988 film Big)


1 This unique performance is from Elvis’s televised Comeback Special (1968)

2 The master crooner’s French-language take on the ‘Great American Songbook’ standard The Good Life, as featured on a Brigitte Bardot-hosted TV show from 1968

3 From the Hollywood adaptation of the musical Hello, Dolly! (1969) and memorably featured in the Pixar modern classic WALL-E (2008)

4 Owing to the homosexual-inferred twist at the end of this video, it was originally cut by MTV and banned by broadcasters in the UK and Canada

5 From the soundtrack of the brilliant ’80s blockbuster that is Ghostbusters (1984)

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  1. June 8, 2012 2:17 pm

    I was only just a teenager when my elder brother played a cheap compilation album. It contained “21st Century schizoid man”… and I was hooked!
    When the singer left he, with a crazy but extremely talented keyboards player and a young wild drummer, formed the first real “Supergroup”. Yes, ELP.
    This was the start of the progressive rock era! Fantastic!

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