The Friday Music Shuffle (20.10.23)

Storm Babet Special

by Rick Johansen

Greetings grapple fans and welcome to this Storm Babet special shuffle. My music device chooses ten random tracks from my collection, I tell you what it’s chosen and if you would like to listen, or even sing, along, just click on the title!

I hope you find something you like!

  1. Magic Moment by Jay Ferguson. Former Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne front man Jay, with a track from his excellent 1978 album Thunder Island.
  2. Living For The City by Stevie Wonder. The magnificent Inner Visions came out 50 years ago and it still sounds great. Everything you hear on this joint is Stevie.
  3. In My World by Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie. In 2017, Fleetwood Mac’s best and most prolific songwriters made a great album called Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, on which the only absent band member was Stevie Nicks. Some of their best stuff in years.
  4. When The Night Comes Down by the Sutherland Brothers. For the benefit of you oldies, this is the title track of the last album by the Scottish brothers in the post Quiver era. Very underrated band.
  5. The Beat Of My Heart by Joe Vitale. Back to 2008 and a great joint from the legendary musician’s album Speaking In Drums. Love Joe.
  6. Saturday Love by Alexander O’Neal and Cherelle. Back to 1985 for some lush soul/R&B.
  7. When I Saw You by The Ronettes. Back even further, this time to 1964. Still sounds great.
  8. Angeleyes by Abba. Not exactly a heavy metal shuffle today, is it, as we return to 1979 with a track from Voulez-Vous.
  9. Somebody Help Me by John Fogerty. But wait. Some proper rock and roll from the former Creedence Clearwater Revival man from his 2007 long player Revival. Cracking.
  10. Plans Are Like A Dream You Organise by The Go! Team. Brighton’s current finest with a lovely cut from 2018’s Semicircle LP.

The out and out classic in this shuffle is Mr Wonder’s Living For The City, but my Desert Island Disc is the gorgeous number three tune, In My World by Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie.

Hope you enjoyed that.

Have a good week ’til next week!


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