Tuesday, 17 May 2016

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right then...

13. a song not in the english language... the thing is i do like to know what folk are singing and what with not knowing any other flipping languages i'm buggered... so it's rhythms and intituition and ignorance...

14. a song from the 80s that would NEVER feature on 'Now That's What I Call The 80s'... oh if only if only... a million telstar forever bescrawlled hands flung in the air...

15. a song for a compilation entitled 'Seminal Songs For Modern Teenagers'... cos your modern youth still needs to know vile evils are vile evils

bonus songs...

joyce - clareana (visions of dawn version)

kalima - sparkle

sergio mendes & brasil 66 - what the world needs now

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Thursday, 12 May 2016

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11. a song that you associate with your parents... orange cassette case i've still got with that orange juice peel session with holiday hymn on that long ago housed the soundtrack to stuck in traffic all the way days and days and days journeys to devon and cornwall and wales john denver carly simon tom paxton seekers searchers feliciano when my dad was teaching guitar and learning flamenco (stupid stupid hormone raging me spurning those skills)a bit of rod to placate our mother all on the portable cassette player devouring batteries wedged between the front seats denver always with that tear so close...

12. a song with an iconic sleeve... company sleeves always and that philips one wraps up so many of my favourite things this one the b-side of i will come to you a goddam strange choice of single amongst a whole bunch of strange choices of dusty singles sad bad choices for poor old dusty when you look at a list (go on have a look at a list)...

bonus songs...

jose feliciano - (there's) always something there to remind me 

dusty springfield - i will come to you

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

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gawd help us we'll finish these eventually... for anyone just passing by these are rattling on about the songs on my go at the cooking up a quiet storm 15 songs whatsit...

9. an original song from a film soundtrack... i've never seen across 110th street or superfly or shaft even for that matter...shaft in africa is bloody hilarious mainly ladies on a boat swooning 'oh my god' when your shaft gets his unmentionables out... are they films that come anywhere near to matching their soundtracks?

10. a song released by a solo artist better known for being part of a group... lani hall lani hall lani hall...as sergio veered off into brasil 77 lani went and made two follow ups to stillness which are oh unimaginably beautiful...carole king's own go is bloomin lovely but lani hall is lani hall...

bonus songs...

staple singers & curtis mayfield - let's do it again 

slim smith - everybody needs love

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Monday, 9 May 2016

Thursday, 5 May 2016

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oh my.. now where was i...

7. an instrumental... it would've been a jazz thing what with liking jazz things and all but studio one rockers had just got played and it's a hell of thing a wonderful wonderful compilation and it headed me off jackie mitoowards first then lennie hibbert just sort of fitted nicer like some things do...i don't know where i'd be without those soul jazz folk song providers i really don't

8. a song that's 'easy on a sunday morning'... as a sunday morning... and it can't not be sergio... made for sunday mornings is sergio... and a yoooohooooo wave to the soul jazzers again for reissueing the record this is off of  the very super stillness

bonus songs...

pharoah sanders - thembi

jon lucien - lady love

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

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5. a cover version... talking of reading the list all the way down the marine girls's silent red was a thought for the colours one before it wasn't and i do love those marine girls so they had to be here somewhere and the peel session this is from is a pure punk riot...

6. a duet or a song by a duo... oh alton oh phyllis together at last...

bonus songs...

the dells - wichita lineman/by the time i get to phoenix

barbara & ernie - do you know

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

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3. a song with a colour in the title... as much the greatest thing i've only got as a thing on the machine that i'd adore and hold ever so tender in real life as anything i can think of well this and guess i'm dumb (oh for a record of guess i'm dumb) the horace silver version is a marvel the horace silver version with bill henderson singing is nearly as marvelous but i love the horace version so bill sort of gets in the way for me... the  rose hardaway came from the ever giving office naps and there's wonderful stuff from rose's grandson and one of her neighbours in the comments bit so troll over there dears do you'll find the bill henderson there too

4. a b-side you played as much as, if not more than, the a-side... i wish i'd never loved you armagideon time liza radley get up and move stand down margaret the corrupt ones on my mind if the papes come heck this was nearly city hobgoblins which'd bounced me round the kitchen in a handful of singles play it as it lays afternoon just a while ago... the deee lite has been a today tomorrow and always presence in the going out record box and was going to be the under 2.30 choice till i read down the list the whole way

bonus songs...

blossom dearie - long daddy green

the byrds - she don't care about time

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i know everyone knows the byrds but there are never too many times to play a b-side of of all b-sides

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