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Playlist: Listen, my friends! ~ September 2015

September 1, 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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Bobby Vinton ~ Blue Velvet (1963)¹

Barbara Windsor ~ Don’t Dig Twiggy/ Swinging London (1967)

The Mint ~ Luv (By Numbers) (1969)

Eve ~ So Tired (1971)

The Temptations ~ Papa Was A Rolling Stone (1972)

Gong ~ Love Is How You Make It (1973)

Nana Mouskouri and Michel Legrand ~ I Will Wait For You (1973)²

Al Wilson ~ La La Peace Song (1974)

War ~ Why Can’t We Be Friends? (1975)

Cher ~ Take Me Home (1979)

Derdiyoklar İkilisi ~ Disco Folk (1979)

Clannad ~ Robin (The Hooded Man) (1984)³

Isabella Rossellini ~ Blue Velvet/ Blue Star (1986)¹

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¹ As featured, of course, in the classic, surrealistic and visceral thriller Blue Velvet (1986)

² A performance of the English-language version of the central tune from the marvellous Michel Legrand-composed movie musical Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg) (1964) starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo

³ The theme from the unforgettably mystical take on the Robin Hood legend that was ITV’s Saturday teatime drama Robin Of Sherwood (1984-86)

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