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Playlist: Listen, my friends! ~ September 2017

September 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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Mason Williams ~ Classical Gas (1968)

Tammi Terrell ~ Memory Chest (1968)

Johnny Harris ~ Footprints On The Moon (1969)¹

Mouth & MacNeal ~ Hello-A (1972)

The Love Unlimited Orchestra ~ Love’s Theme (1973)

Slade ~ Far Far Away (1974)

David Shire ~ CREEP List/ Sequence (1976)²

Roy Wood ~ Lovely Rita/ Polythene Pam (1976)

Linda Ronstadt ~ Ooh Baby Baby (1978)

Lindisfarne ~ Run For Home (1978)

Huey Lewis and The News ~ Heart And Soul (1983)

The Bangles ~ Walk Like An Egyptian (Live) (1986)³

Jean-Claude Petit ~ Theme from Jean de Florette (1986)4

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¹ The awesomely atmospheric instrumental that was used by the UK’s ITV terrestrial channel for its coverage of the Apollo space programme’s moon shots and landings between 1969 and ’72; Johnny Harris was musical director for Shirley Bassey throughout the early and mid-’70s, a particularly buoyant era in her decades-long career

² From the score of the unparalleled journalists-on-the-job-thriller and timeless Watergate cover-up exposé-explaining All The Presidents Men (1976)

³ Performed live at Philadelphia’s Syria Mosque Arena sometime in 1986

4 Effectively an adaptation of the music from the aria Invano, Alvaro from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Forza del Destino (1862), this oh-so evocative theme from the French film industry-reviving heritage cinema classic (along with its back-to-back-released sequel Manon des Sources) lived on in the consciousness of UK TV viewers for many years, soundtracking as it did commercials for the Stella Artois lager brand, all of which borrowed the look, style and tone of the aforementioned flicks

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