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Playlist: Listen, my friends! ~ July 2017

July 13, 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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The Standells ~ Batman Theme (1966)¹

Hljómar ~ Sveitapiltsins Draumur (1967)²

Maggie Smith ~ I’ll Make A Man Of You (1969)³

John Shakespeare ~ Bell Hop (1970)4

Candi Staton ~ In The Ghetto (1972)

Albert Hammond ~ It Never Rains In Southern California (1973)

Peter Reno ~ Silver Thrust (1973)

Fela Kuti ~ Water No Get Enemy (1975)

Marvin Hamlisch ~ Bond 77 (1977)5

Elkie Brooks ~ Fool (If You Think It’s Over) (1981)

Električni Orgazam ~ Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! (1983)

Nik Kershaw ~ Wide Boy (1985)

Madonna and Mandy Patinkin ~ What Can You Lose (1990)6

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¹ Adam West, star of the classic kitsch Batman TV series (1966-68) passed on June 9, aged 89

² An Icelandic-language version of the utterly iconic hippiedom and Vietnam War-era track from The Mamas & The Papas, California Dreamin’ (1966)

³ As featured in the First World War film satire Oh! What A Lovely War (1969), itself adapted from Joan Littlewood’s musical stage show

4 The ‘music library’ track that years later was chosen as the theme to the loveable, middle-of-the-road BBC sitcom Terry And June (1979-87)

5 From the soundtrack of the awesome, still enormously popular disco-era Bond epic The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), which was released 40 years ago this month – specifically on July 7 1977 (yes, 7/7/77)

6 Written by musical theatre maestro Stepehn Sondheim and from the big screen comic book-inspired gangster caper Dick Tracy (1990) 

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