Did you miss me when I was away? No, I thought not. Anyway, I was so busy resting on holiday, I didn’t even do a music shuffle. But I’m back now and – sorry, everyone – here’s a music shuffle. 10 songs chosen by my musical device, I tell you what it has chosen and if you click the song title you can sing along
Hope you like it. Let’s rock!
- Papers by 77:78. Two of the Isle of Wight Bees from their 2018 album Jellies. Pure summer. Lush.
- You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away by The Beach Boys. Some harmless nonsense from the Beach Boys Party album. The Beatles did it far, far better.
- Be My Guest by Working Men’s Club. Magnificent, from their eponymous debut album of 2020.
- What A Wonderful World by Gloria Estefan. Gloria made a lovely album in 2013 called The Standards. This is the Louis Armstrong classic, obvs.
- Traction In The Rain by David Crosby. This is from Croz’s 1971 album If I Could Only Remember My Name. It’s just perfect.
- My Best Friend by Weezer. Just when things are getting lovely and laid back, here come Rivers Cuomo and the boys with this belter from 2005’s Make Believe.
- Dirty Boys by David Bowie. Brilliant latter day Bowie from 2013’s The Next Day. He even sings about running off with a cricket bat.
- Green Eyes by Arlo Parks. From 2021’s totally deserved Mercury Prizewinner Collapsed in Sunbeams, Ms Parks is a real star.
- Grave Concern by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. I couldn’t find the live track on You Tube so here’s Nash’s solo version from his 1974 solo album Wild Tales.
- Twosome by Deep Forest. The best world music ever.
That’s all, folks!