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Playlist: Listen, my friends! ~ January 2016

January 3, 2016

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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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Bing Crosby ~ Let’s Start The New Year Right (1942)¹

Sonny and Cher ~ Little Man (1966)

Joni Mitchell ~ Little Green (1967)²

Fenwyck ~ Mindrocker (1967)

Spirit ~ Life Has Just Begun (1970)

Junior Parker ~ Taxman (1971)

Stelvio Cipriani ~ La Polizia Chiede Aiuto (1974)³

UFO ~ Let It Roll (1975)

Kansas ~ Dust In The Wind (1978)

Joan Armatrading ~ Flight Of The Wild Geese (1978)4

Musique ~ In The Bush (1978)

Aztec Camera ~ Walk Out To Winter (1983)

Kate Bush ~ Under The Ivy (1985)

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¹ As featured in the musical movie hit Holiday Inn (1942), which was effectively remade 12 years later as White Christmas; the song of the same name also first appeared in the former film

² Mitchell’s terribly moving song written for the daughter she put up for adoption when a struggling singer in 1965, here performed at New York City’s Café Au Go Go two years later; the tune would later be included on her seminal album Blue (1971)

³ The wonderfully idiosyncratic title track from the score of the 1974 Italian giallo/ poliziottesco movie (English translation: What Have They Done To Your Daughters?), which was also used to unforgettable effect in the pyschological-cum-comic thriller Amer (2009)

4 From the Richard Burton, Roger Moore and Richard Harris-toting, mercenaries-on-a-mission pseudo-classic The Wild Geese (1978)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Simon permalink
    January 4, 2016 3:42 pm

    ‘Pseudo-Classic’ as a description for the Wild Geese, surely it is a classic! So much star power and you forgot Van Der Velk…… (Did I spell that right?)

    No arguments regarding the credits tune as sung by Joan Armatrading, it is a classic song in its own write and started my love of her songs a vocal style.

    Quiz round, who’s apartment/car park on the Thames was used to represent Roger Moore’s character’s gaff?

    • January 5, 2016 4:19 pm

      Pretty sure I included Eye Level (the Van Der Valk theme) in a Playlist back in the day, to be fair. But great shout, obviously. 🙂

      Nice to hear that Joan Armatrading track got you into her music – I wasn’t even aware of the song until fairly recently, must admit.

      And, off the top of my head, could it have been Michael Caine’s house on the Thames, perhaps…?

      • Simon permalink
        January 5, 2016 6:54 pm

        Straight in with the top points in the quiz round! Well done sir!

      • January 5, 2016 11:28 pm

        Haha, really? That was a total guess as well. Nice. 🙂

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