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Playlist: Listen, my friends! ~ November/ December 2014

November 1, 2014


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


Sally Ann Howes ~ Lovely Lonely Man (1968)¹

Van Morrison ~ Sweet Thing (1968)

Michael J Lewis ~ Opening Titles from The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)

Dennis Coffey ~ Scorpio (1971)

Kiki Dee ~ Amoureuse (1973)²

The Marshall Tucker Band ~ Can’t You See (1973)

Janis Ian ~ Water Colors (1975)

Robert Palmer ~ Every Kinda People (1978)

Ferrara ~ Love Attack (1979)

Suzanne Vega ~ Tom’s Diner (1987)³

Hans Zimmer and Sandy McLelland ~ Theme from Going For Gold (1987-96) 

Deacon Blue ~ Real Gone Kid (1988)

Aztec Camera and Mick Jones ~ Good Morning Britain (1990)


¹ From the soundtrack of the classic 1968 family fantasy movie musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, whose source novel by Bond author Ian Fleming celebrates its 50th anniversary this autumn

² The English language version of the tune released the previous year by chanteuse Véronique Sanson, which proved a huge hit in her native France

³ The alt-rock songstress’s classic effort, whose 1990 remix by the British dance group DNA many may better recognise; technology enthusiasts may also be aware that Tom’s Diner was the track used by the marvellously monikered engineer Karlheinz Brandenburg as the test subject for the digital audio  compression format MPG, ensuring the song ranks alongside other legendary ‘standard test items’ such as ‘Test Card F’ (BBC TV signal), the ‘Cornell box’ (3D computer design) and ‘Lorem ipsum’ (typography)




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