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Playlist: Listen, my friends! ~ October 2012

October 2, 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


Mireille Mathieu ~ Le Derniere Valse

Marvin Hamlisch ~ Theme from The Swimmer (1968) (Send For Me In Summer)

Fapardokly ~ Mr Clock

Jefferson Airplane ~ Volunteers1

The Troggs ~ The Raver

Al Green ~ Let’s Stay Together2

Lulu ~ The Man Who Sold The World

Van McCoy ~ The Shuffle

Boz Scaggs ~ Lowdown

Marvin Gaye ~ Got To Give It Up

Nick Lowe ~ I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass3

Big Audio Dynamite ~ E=MC2 4

Mike Batt ~ Better Than A Dream5


1 Performed at the Woodstock Festival, August 1969 in Bethel, New York

2 Performed  in 1972 on the legendary US TV music show Soul Train (1971-2006)

3 This was pub rock, punk and New Wave mover-and-shaker Lowe’s biggest hit in the UK, where it peaked at #7 in 1978; by sheer coincidence, his follow-up single Cruel To Be Kind peaked at exactly the same chart position – #12 – in the UK, the US, Australia and Canada

4 This 1985 UK #11 hit’s seemingly indecipherable lyrics actually refer to the Nicholas Roeg films Performance (1970), Walkabout (1971), Don’t Look Now (1973), The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976) and Insignificance (1985) and features dialogue from Performance throughout 

5 The unforgettable ballad that opened the ITV cartoon series The Dreamstone (1990-95)


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