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Playlist: Listen, my friends! ~ August 2015

August 3, 2015

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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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The Walker Brothers ~ Summertime (1966)

Cilla Black ~ Alfie (1966)¹

Kenneth Williams ~ Above All Else (1967)

B. J. Thomas ~ On A Bicycle Built For Joy (1969)²

Kim Weston ~ Eleanor Rigby (1970)

John Barry ~ Main Theme from Walkabout (1971)

John Lennon ~ Oh My Love (1971)

Shirley Bassey ~ This Is My Life (Meco Monardo Disco Remix) (1979)

Jerry Garcia Band featuring Phil Lesh ~ Dear Prudence (1981)

Paul Nicholas ~ Mr Mistoffelees (1981)

Alan Hawkshaw ~ Best Endeavours (1982)³

Paul McCartney ~ Tug Of War (1982)

Jack Nitzsche ~ Starman Leaves (1984)

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¹ The one, the only Priscilla White passed away yesterday at the age of 72 years young. RIP, Cilla…

² The version of the unforgettable, unbeatable Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head as it appears on the soundtrack of the all-time cinematic classic Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)

³ The king of ‘library’ music’s cracking composition that’s instantly recognisable to teatime current affairs viewers up and down Blighty as the iconic theme to ITN’s Channel 4 News

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