There was something which I had been meaning to do. I couldn’t remember what it was but it sprang immediately to mind when I was talking on social media…a brief post make up for it.
So, now I’m posting the midweek playlist. It’s an idea stolen shamelessly from Stew Black: a semi-autobiographical waltz through life which will keep me going for the best part of a year. As we discovered there are some years where there is a poor harvest, others when the pickings struggle to be contained within one playlist.
There was an element of that with today’s playlist; it’s taken three days – on and off – to whittle 1966 down to 25 songs. My year of birth; England’s World Cup win, I fear, was as oblivious to me as Beatlesmania or any other craze. I didn’t much care for music; being King of the Fisher Price disco was still some way off.
So, as with such matters, there’s some revisionism here: these are a selection of songs that my older self would have the younger me dancing to.
Enjoy this midweek playlist and I’m striving to resume normal service!
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|Ennio Morricone||The Good, The Bad and the Ugly|
|Nancy Sinatra||The Last Of The Secret Agents|
|Simon & Garfunkel||A Simple Desultory Philippic|
|Four Tops||I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)|
|Bob Dylan||Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again|
|The Kinks||A House In the Country – Mono Version|
|The Who||So Sad About Us – Mono Version|
|Small Faces||What’s A Matter Baby|
|Sam & Dave||Soothe Me|
|The Yardbirds||Happenings Ten Years Time Ago – Mono|
|Otis Redding||Try A Little Tenderness|
|The Monkees||Last Train To Clarksville|
|The Byrds||I See You|
|The Temptations||Give It Up|
|The Monks||Monk Time|
|The Spencer Davis Group||Watch Your Step – Mono Version|
|Los Bravos||Black Is Black|
|Love||Can’t Explain – Stereo Version|
|The George Benson Quartet||Bullfight|
|Tim Buckley||It Happens Every Time|
|Them, Van Morrison||I Can Only Give You Everything|
|John Lee Hooker||Shake It Baby|
|Fleetwood Mac||Crazy About You (Can’t Hold Out Much Longer)|
|Tim Hardin||Smugglin Man|