Probably the least entertaining feature of this blog – and I do realise there are plenty of least entertaining features to choose from – is my Friday Music Shuffle. It happens every Friday, believe it or not, when I set free my musical device to play a selection of random songs from my collection and I tell you what they are.

So, if you’re still awake, let’s rock!

  1. Come and Go Blues by the Allman Brothers Band. From my favourite Allman Bros album, Brothers and Sisters, which also features the original Top Gear theme Jessica and Ramblin’ Man.
  2. Heartbeat by José González. Lovely cover of the Knife’s top tune by the Argentine/Swedish singer songwriter.
  3. Lovely Day by Bill Withers. And it is.
  4. Between the Sheets by the Isley Brothers. Classic Isleys from 1983.
  5. She’s Got A Way by Billy Joel. Such a shame Billy doesn’t write new music anymore. I was somewhat late to the party but I love his stuff now.
  6. Alfred Hitchcock Television Theme by Alfred Hitchcock and the Jeff Alexander Orchestra. Yes, really. Listen to it, if you can; especially the version where the great man speaks at the start.
  7. Dream a Little Dream of Me by Mama Cass Elliot. Courtesy of tinternet, I learn that this is a “1931 song with music by Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt and lyrics by Gus Khan.” I honestly never knew that.  
  8. Tita by Pier Bucci. This little gem sits nicely on an album called Balearic Beats. Apparently, Pier is from Chile. Dead good.
  9. Time by Sly and the Family Stone. From Sly’s greatest album, There’s A Riot Goin’ On, this is mint.
  10. Atlantic Avenue by the Average White Band. Certainly not average or white, a cracker from one of Scotland’s finest bands.

That’s all, folks!