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Playlist: Listen, my friends! ~ June 2014

June 1, 2014

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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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England World Cup Squad ’70 ~ Back Home (1970)

PP Arnold ~ The First Cut Is The Deepest (1967)

Kay Reynolds, Robert Morse and Michele Lee ~ Been A Long Day (1967)1

The Don Ellis Orchestra ~ Turkish Bath (1967)

Derek and the Dominos ~ I Looked Away (1970)

Can ~ Spoon (1972)

Klaus Wunderlich ~ A Spoonful Of Sugar (1974)

Jimmy Helms ~ Gold (1974)2

Zoot and Mahna Mahna ~ Sax And Violence (1976)3

David Bowie ~ Always Crashing In The Same Car (1977)

The Human League ~ Mirror Man (1982)

Godley & Creme ~ Cry (1985)

New Order ~ World In Motion (1990)

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1 From the underrated cinematic adaptation of Frank Loesser’s office-satire musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (1967); Morse won a Tony award for originating the musical’s original lead role on Broadway and nowadays can be seen as Bertram Cooper in Mad Men (2007-present)

2 The theme from the Roger Moore/ Susannah York-starring gold-mine-themed movie, er, Gold (1974)

3 This musical skit appeared on the second episode of The Muppet Show (1976-81); accompanying – or should that be annoying? – Zoot the saxophonist on the bell is Mahna Mahna, whom is best remembered, of course, for this

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