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!
- 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.
- Heartbeat by José González. Lovely cover of the Knife’s top tune by the Argentine/Swedish singer songwriter.
- Lovely Day by Bill Withers. And it is.
- Between the Sheets by the Isley Brothers. Classic Isleys from 1983.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tita by Pier Bucci. This little gem sits nicely on an album called Balearic Beats. Apparently, Pier is from Chile. Dead good.
- Time by Sly and the Family Stone. From Sly’s greatest album, There’s A Riot Goin’ On, this is mint.
- 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!