This wouldn’t have been possible a few years ago, putting all your music on a small but powerful computer, calling it a telephone and then pressing ‘shuffle’ to allow it to play songs in whichever order it likes. Especially down here, just off Africa, where of course I blessed the rains.
Anyway, on our last full day under the Canarian sun, here is my weekly music shuffle.
- What Kind Of Fool Am I? by Sammy Davis Jnr. Co-written by the great Anthony Newley who still, to my mind, does the best version, but this is still lovely.
- The Meadow by Laura Veirs. Absolutely beautiful from her 2018 album The LookOut.
- Purple Rain by Prince. Need I say more?
- Tu Amor Ya Sabe by Fonseca. Some Colombian pop from the lad’s album Illusion.
- She’s Gone by Hall and Oates. Classic blue-eye soul from Dazza and John.
- I Got A Rock by Graham Nash. Not Graham’s finest hour, this. Generic 1980s mush.
- October Road by James Taylor. From his October Road album, oddly enough. And lovely.
- Cafe Del Mar by Domination. If anyone asks you what the Cafe Del Mar feels like after sunset, play them this.
- Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens. Lovely cover of an old hymn from Cat’s 1971 long player Teaser and the Firecat. An uncredited Rick Wakeman plays piano.
- Intuition by Hall and Oates. And finally, it’s those blue-eyes again, this time from their Do It For Love album. Such class.
That’s all, folks!