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Playlist: Listen, my friends! ~ January 2017

January 25, 2017

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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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Larry Kert ~ Something’s Coming (1957)¹

Burt Bacharach ~ The Look Of Love (Instrumental)  (1967)

Children ~ Girl Of Tender Means (1971)

The Rolling Stones featuring Eric Clapton ~ Brown Sugar (1971) 

Shirley Bassey ~ Bridge Over Troubled Water (1971)

Art Garfunkel ~ 99 Miles From L.A. (1975)

John Belushi ~ With A Little Help From My Friends (1975)²

Rita Moreno and Animal ~ Fever (1976)³

Jon and Vangelis ~ I Hear You Now (1979)

Meco Monardo ~ Empire Strikes Back (Medley) (1980)

ABBA ~ The Piper (1980)

Phil Lynott ~ Yellow Pearl (Remix) (1981)4

The Doug Wood Band ~ Drag Racer (Theme to BBC Snooker) (1982)

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¹ From the original cast recording of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s classic revolutionary musical West Side Story – this year marks the 60th anniversary of its debut on the Broadway stage

² A classic moment from the legendary Saturday Night Live satire show par excellence (in fact, from just its third ever episode, which originally aired on October 25 1975) – the late, great John Belushi impersonating his soul singing idol Joe Cocker’s unmistakeable take on The Fabs’ Sgt. Pepper hit

³ A truly marvellous musical skit from the first episode of The Muppet Show, first broadcast in the US in September 1976

4 This version of the Japanese digital technology-referencing tune from the Thin Lizzy frontman (co-written by Midge Ure) featured over the chart rundown on Top Of The Pops from 1981-86

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