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That Friday Music Shuffle (15/12)

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That Friday Music Shuffle (15/12)

It’s Friday, it’s freezing and, pop pickers, I am here in my Man Cave, allowing my iPod to randomly select some tunes in order to compile this week’s random shuffle.

Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends!

1. Someday Soon by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. From their highly underrated Looking Forward album. I had this song played at my mum’s funeral, as the coffin departed. Here are some lines from this Graham Nash song which mean so much to me:
Someday soon you will see by the light of day
That someday soon all your worries will fade away
Keep holding on to the love that has made you strong
And someday soon heartache will all be gone

2. Intro (It’s Album Time) by Todd Terje. The intro from the wonderful It’s Album Time record. Continuing the loose family theme, Mr Terje is Norwegian, as per my dad’s side of the family.

3. Do You Like Worms? (Roll Plymouth Rock) by the Beach Boys. An astonishing lyrical and musical journey across the United States from the legendary Smile record, from the founding fathers, through the Red Indians al the way to Hawaii.

4. Walking on the Moon by the Police. Well, it’s brilliant, isn’t it?

5. FDR in Trinidad by Ry Cooder. I take it you have a copy of Into The Purple Valley? If not, why not? Simply magnificent. All about FDR’s trip to Trinidad in 1936.

6. Could Be Love by the Dwight Twilley Band. From his wonderful 1976 record Sincerely, possibly the most underrated rocker America ever produced.

7. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by the Roger Nichols Trio. No, not the Elton song, but instead the vastly superior Burt Bacharach song of the same title.

8. Love Hurts by Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. Yes, that Love Hurts and it’s even more beautiful than you could imagine, taken from his posthumous record Grievous Angel.

9. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) by Harpers Bizarre. A lovely cover of the Paul Simon classic. I didn’t realise the band included Ted Templeman who went on to be a great record producer (Doobies, Van Halen, Van Morrison).

10. New York Mining Disaster 1941 by the Bee Gees. From 1967, their debut American single.

That’s all, folks!

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