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Playlist: Listen, my friends! ~ April 2017

April 10, 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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Françoise Hardy ~ Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles (1962)

The Kinks ~ Dandy (1966)

Hugo Montenegró and his Orchestra ~ Our Man Flint (1966)

Davy Graham ~ Getting Better (1968)

Manfred Hübler and Siegfried Schwab ~ The Lions And The Cucumber (1971)¹

The Hollies ~ Jesus Was A Crossmaker (1972)

Carly Simon ~ Night Owl (1972)²

George Harrison ~ Give Me Love (Give Me Peace) (1973)

Deodato ~ Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) (1973)³

Tom Robinson ~ War Baby (1983)

Bernard Hoffer ~ Theme from Thundercats (1985)

Eurhythmics ~ There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) (1985)4

The Style Council ~ The Gardener Of Eden (A Three Piece Suite): I In The Beginning;
II The Gardener Of Eden; III Mourning The Passing of Time
 (1988)

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¹ From the soundtracks of the classic, racy Jess Franco horror Vampyros Lesbos (1971) and, later, Quentin Tarantino’s crime heist favourite Jackie Brown (1997)

² An awesome bluesy version of the James Taylor tune performed by his then girlfriend Carly Simon, on which both Paul and Linda McCartney provide backing vocals, frequent Rolling Stones collaborator Nicky Hopkins plays piano and Beatles musical associate Klaus Voorman also appears (probably on bass) – the latter had designed the cover of Fabs album Revolver back in 1966 

³ The legendary Brazilian jazz-crossover artist’s disco-friendly take on Richard Strauss’s 1896 tone poem, the classical version of which is instantly recognisable from the soundtrack of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); this recording can be briefly heard in the masterful Peter Sellers big-screen satire Being There (1979)

4 The iconic 18th Century opera-themed music video to this, Eurhythmics’ so far only – but truly glorious – UK #1, which features a stand-out harmonica solo from one Stevie Wonder.

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