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Playlist: Listen, my friends! ~ March 2017

March 7, 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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Miriam Makeba ~ Khawuleza (1966)

William Shatner ~ Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (1968)

The Meters ~ Cissy Strut (1969)

Mouth & MacNeal ~ How Do You Do? (1971)

Pop Tops ~ Mamy Blue (1971)

John Denver and Mama Cass ~ Leaving On A Jet Plane (1972)

Lynsey de Paul ~ Sugar Me (1972)

Dooley Silverspoon ~ Bump Me Baby (1975)

Shelby Flint ~ The Journey (1977)¹

Lynda Carter ~  Medley: Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy/
Proud Mary/ I Was Made For Lovin’ You/ Friends
(1980)²

The Hooters ~ All You Zombies (1985)

Jim Diamond ~ Hi Ho Silver (1986)³

Cyndi Lauper ~ I Drove All Night (1989)4

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¹ As featured in Disney’s animated classic The Rescuers (1977)

² From the original Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter’s song-and-dance TV special Encore!, broadcast by US network CBS in September 1980 

³ Memorable as the theme from ITV’s Michael Elphick/ Neil Morrissey-starring, Brum-set drama series Boon (1986-95) 

4 The cracking tune that’s also memorable for Roy Orbison’s slightly later version (although actually recorded before Lauper’s in ’87, it wasn’t released until ’92, its video featuring then hot Hollywood starlets Jason Priestly and Jennifer Connelly); Orbison’s effort didn’t chart in the States while Lauper’s hit #6 there, but did so in the UK where it made it to #7, matching Lauper’s UK chart high.

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