The Friday Music Shuffle (1.12.23)

Winter special

by Rick Johansen

Good afternoon grapple fans and welcome to the Friday Music Shuffle. It’s the first day of the meteorological winter today and it’s suitably cold and grey, as doubtless it will be for the next three months plus. But fear not. Here is some music.

My music machine chooses ten random tunes from my collection and I tell you what it’s chosen. Then, if you want to listen or even sing along, just click on the titles.

I hope you enjoy it and find some music you like.

  1. Harvest by Neil Young. Title track of Neil’s great 1972 long player. Perfect.
  2. Hot Shot by Shaggy. Another title track, in this case the title track of Orville Burrell’s 2000 LP.
  3. Keep On by Michael Nesmith. Old Woolhat from the Monkees with a lovely joint from 1972’s And The Hits Just Keep On Comin‘.
  4. Working Family by Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band. Some gorgeous jingle jangle guitar from the brilliant Mick Head, from 2017’s Adios Señor Pussycat.
  5. I’m Mandy Fly Me by 10cc. A classic from their 1976 LP How Dare You, the last to feature the original line-up.
  6. If The Shoe Fits by Leon Russell. 1972 for this track from my favourite Leon album Carney.
  7. No One’s Girl by The Wondermints. Lush track from the criminally underrated Mints who have been part of Brian Wilson’s band for years. From 2009’s Kaleidoscopin’.
  8. Capillaries by Flying Lotus. Short and sweet from 2019’s Flamagra. Nice.
  9. Café Del Mar (Three In One Radio Mix) by Energy 52. I prefer the original version but it’s still mint.
  10. She’s So Tough by Walter Egan. Egan made some good albums and one great one, Fundamental Roll, which came out in 1977. Produced by Lindsey Buckingham, it would enhance any record collection.

Tough choice for my Desert Island Disc this week but 1976 brings back some great memories for me and I am choosing I’m Mandy Fly Me by 10cc because of that.

Have a good week ’til next week.



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