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Playlist: Listen, my friends! ~ November/ December 2012

October 31, 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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Peter Sellers ~ A Hard Day’s Night

Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood ~ Some Velvet Morning1

Mina ~ Quelli Che Hanno Un Cuor2

The Gun ~ Race With The Devil

Sarah Vaughan ~ Fly Me To The Moon

The Commodores ~ Machine Gun

Gloria Gaynor ~ (Reach Out) I’ll Be There

Eddie & The Hot Rods ~ Do Anything You Wanna Do

Graham De Wilde ~ Newsweek (Theme from Whicker’s World – 1980 onwards)

Cliff Richard ~ Wired For Sound3

The Lotus Eaters ~ The First Picture Of You

Jesus And The Mary Chain ~ Just Like Honey4

Chesney Hawkes ~ The One And Only5

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1 An on-location performance filmed for the 1967 NBC TV special Movin’ With Nancy

2 Legendary Italian chanteuse Mina’s cover of the Burt Bacharach/ Hal David standard Anyone Who Had A Heart

This video of the pop ‘classic’ features the unforgettable vision of Cliff roller-skating around the concrete centre of Milton Keynes while listening to a walkman – it truly has to be seen (and heard) to be believed 

4 As featured in the closing scene of the film Lost In Translation (2003)

5 Arguably one of the all-time classic one-hit wonders (it was #1 in the UK for five weeks), this Nik Kershaw-penned tune appeared both in the Chesney Hawkes-starring film drama Buddy’s Song and over the ending credits of the Michael J Fox comedy Doc Hollywood (both 1991)

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