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music imageRecently Dream Angus published an article where he listed 20 of his favourite tracks.

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Here they are:

  1. Heaven  Talking Heads
  2. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  3. Superstition Stevie Wonder
  4. Santana Black Magic Woman
  5. Steely Dan. Bodhisattva 
  6. T.Rex .Get in On
  7. The Specials. A message to you Rudy
  8. The Upsetter. Return of D’jango
  9. The Beatles.  A day in the life
  10. The Ramones.  Swallow my pride
  11. Buzzcocks  Ever fallen in love 
  12. Blondie  Atomic remix 
  13. The Doors. Road house blues
  14. David Bowie. Moonage daydream
  15. The Clash. White Man in Hammersmith Palais 
  16. The Undertones. Teenage kicks
  17. Mott the Hoople. All the Young Dudes
  18. Velvet underground Rock and Roll
  19. Madness. Forever young
  20. Kraftwerk.  Neon lights

So I have put together 20 of mine , in no particular order:

  1. The Communards – Never Can Say Goodbye
  2. The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
  3. Otis Redding ..I’ve Been Loving You Too Long 
  4. Sweet – The Ballroom Blitz 
  5. Dusty Springfield – “You Don’t Have To Say You Love “
  6. Squeeze – Black Coffee In Bed
  7. Matt McGinn: The Big Effen Bee
  8. Ella Fitzgerald – Summertime
  9. Patsy Cline – I Fall To Pieces
  10. T REX – RIDE A WHITE SWAN 
  11. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Delilah
  12. Alison Moyet – All Cried Out 
  13. Queen – I’m Going Slightly Mad
  14. The Corries – Kismuil’s Galley
  15. Nat King Cole “When I Fall in Love”
  16. Yazz – The Only Way Is Up
  17. Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell
  18. Kenny Rogers Dolly Parton Islands In the stream 
  19. The Monkees – I’m a Believer
  20. Bob Marley – Get Up, Stand Up 

If you would like to add your own post the list in the comments and they will be added.

Dream Angus:

This link is valid for another 20 days. A great round up of Ready Steady Go music in the 60’s for (coughs) older readers. Enjoy.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000gg2w/the-best-of-ready-steady-go

Bernie Bell

When I saw this, I thought, good idea – and I also thought I wouldn’t know where to begin!!! Then I remembered, our friends Howard&Annie who live in New Zealand got married, coming up to three years ago. We couldn’t go to the wedding, as I couldn’t travel to New Zealand – what with me’ ailments, and all. So, Howard&Annie asked us to send some ideas for music for their reception, and they would ask for that music to be played, so that we could be there, in spirit.
I emailed Howard to ask did he have our original email exchange, and he did …here’s what I received this morning…..

“Hiya Bernie
Good idea. I have sent you the old emails with your music lists. Timely – next Weds is our 3rd wedding anniversary.

Unfortunately Weds is the day all of NZ goes into full lockdown for 4 weeks with no-one to go out or associate except for food or medical. Good thing Annie and I get on so well and live in a nice place.

Keep smiling, Howard.

****************************************

Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 7:42 AM
Subject: Bring on the music

Wedding in 4 weeks time – there will be dancing! We are putting together a dancing playlist with music from 60s onwards.

Send us the names of your favourite tracks, and we’ll add them and toast you!

Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at 23:40
Subject: Re: Bring on the music

Yikes – that’s come round quickly! Time seems to go more quickly, as you get older.
Well now – music choice. At the moment, Mike is in America – heading home later today, and I’m home alone with a bad cold and Fiona-Next-Door keeping an eye on me. A wheezing smallbear is not a pretty sight!
So – head full of wet cotton wool – music. I won’t go there with Zeppelin – not really to dance to, unless you’re a Zeppelin fan – they played ‘Rock and Roll’ by Zeppelin at my nephew’s weeding – the Hell’s Angel – he asked for it specially for me – and…..we danced!
Anyway………
Going back to the halcyon days of my youth…….’I Love to Boogie’ – T. Rex, in fact many by T Rex – ‘Hot Love’, ‘Ride a White Swan’.
‘Superstition’ – Steve Wonder – among many others
‘Kiss’ by Prince.
‘Teenage Kicks’ – The Undertones – get them pogo-ing!
‘The Jean Genie’ – Bowie. You have to have some Bowie.
Hmmmmmmmm
Some of Mike and I will over-lap – I would suggest ‘Thank you (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly and the Family Stone – but I know Mike will choose that one, too. So, if you want just one choice for us – that would be the one. It’s also what we sing to each other – aaaaaahhhh!
Bob Marley – maybe ‘One Love’ would be a fitting choice? Or, there’s always how Bob Marley likes his doughnuts……….
Coming more up to date – ‘Lead in My Pencil’ by Paulo Nutini.
There’s so much, Howard&Annie – there’s just so much good music – I’m very pleased to say!

‘Car Wash’ by Rose Royce.
‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes to Hollywood’.
‘River Deep Mountain High ‘ by Ike and Tina Turner.
And…..just for the hell of it….’The Time Warp’ from the Rocky Horror Picture Show – learn the dance first!”

B

Thanks for the music tips. Knew you’d come to the party, at least in spirit!
H. “

Remember folks -You don’t have to be there, to be there!

Oh, as a wedding present for Howard&Annie, we commissioned Fiona-As–Used-To–Be-Next-Door, to write them a tune. She did so, and recorded it on a C.D – so we could send them their own, personal tune for their wedding. That’s an idea – all those musicians who have had their gigs cancelled – folk could commission tunes for special occasions – especially as they might not be able to be at the special occasions, themselves!

Where there’s a will, there’s a way – we adapt.

Dream Angus

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6 replies »

  1. Excellent. Good to see it being kept going.

    “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
    ― Frank Herbert, Dune

    • Blimey – there’s a blast from the past! I read ‘Dune’ in my late teens, and that Idea was the main thing I took with me, from reading it – Fear is a mind-killer.
      I’ve reminded myself of that, many, many times since. It helps you to get a grip on a situation – stop for a minute – assess what is actually happening – take control.
      It’s a long time since I’ve thought of ‘Dune’; but I use that sentence – repeatedly.
      The film was a bit of a disappointment!

  2. When I saw this, I thought, good idea – and I also thought I wouldn’t know where to begin!!! Then I remembered, our friends Howard&Annie who live in New Zealand got married, coming up to three years ago. We couldn’t go to the wedding, as I couldn’t travel to New Zealand – what with me’ ailments, and all. So, Howard&Annie asked us to send some ideas for music for their reception, and they would ask for that music to be played, so that we could be there, in spirit.
    I emailed Howard to ask did he have our original email exchange, and he did …here’s what I received this morning…..

    “Hiya Bernie
    Good idea. I have sent you the old emails with your music lists. Timely – next Weds is our 3rd wedding anniversary.

    Unfortunately Weds is the day all of NZ goes into full lockdown for 4 weeks with no-one to go out or associate except for food or medical. Good thing Annie and I get on so well and live in a nice place.

    Keep smiling, Howard.

    ****************************************

    Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 7:42 AM
    Subject: Bring on the music

    Wedding in 4 weeks time – there will be dancing! We are putting together a dancing playlist with music from 60s onwards.

    Send us the names of your favourite tracks, and we’ll add them and toast you!

    Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at 23:40
    Subject: Re: Bring on the music

    Yikes – that’s come round quickly! Time seems to go more quickly, as you get older.
    Well now – music choice. At the moment, Mike is in America – heading home later today, and I’m home alone with a bad cold and Fiona-Next-Door keeping an eye on me. A wheezing smallbear is not a pretty sight!
    So – head full of wet cotton wool – music. I won’t go there with Zeppelin – not really to dance to, unless you’re a Zeppelin fan – they played ‘Rock and Roll’ by Zeppelin at my nephew’s weeding – the Hell’s Angel – he asked for it specially for me – and…..we danced!
    Anyway………
    Going back to the halcyon days of my youth…….’I Love to Boogie’ – T. Rex, in fact many by T Rex – ‘Hot Love’, ‘Ride a White Swan’.
    ‘Superstition’ – Steve Wonder – among many others
    ‘Kiss’ by Prince.
    ‘Teenage Kicks’ – The Undertones – get them pogo-ing!
    ‘The Jean Genie’ – Bowie. You have to have some Bowie.
    Hmmmmmmmm
    Some of Mike and I will over-lap – I would suggest ‘Thank you (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly and the Family Stone – but I know Mike will choose that one, too. So, if you want just one choice for us – that would be the one. It’s also what we sing to each other – aaaaaahhhh!
    Bob Marley – maybe ‘One Love’ would be a fitting choice? Or, there’s always how Bob Marley likes his doughnuts……….
    Coming more up to date – ‘Lead in My Pencil’ by Paulo Nutini.
    There’s so much, Howard&Annie – there’s just so much good music – I’m very pleased to say!

    ‘Car Wash’ by Rose Royce.
    ‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes to Hollywood’.
    ‘River Deep Mountain High ‘ by Ike and Tina Turner.
    And…..just for the hell of it….’The Time Warp’ from the Rocky Horror Picture Show – learn the dance first!”

    B

    Thanks for the music tips. Knew you’d come to the party, at least in spirit!
    H. “

    Remember folks -You don’t have to be there, to be there!

    Oh, as a wedding present for Howard&Annie, we commissioned Fiona-As–Used-To–Be-Next-Door, to write them a tune. She did so, and recorded it on a C.D – so we could send them their own, personal tune for their wedding. That’s an idea – all those musicians who have had their gigs cancelled – folk could commission tunes for special occasions – especially as they might not be able to be at the special occasions, themselves!

    Where there’s a will, there’s a way – we adapt.

  3. This link from the Montreux Jazz festival will give free access to over 50 concerts for 30 days.

    Free access to 50 concerts to stream
    Montreux Jazz Festival would like to bring a little magic into your home! We have made over 50 Festival concerts available to stream for free, including performances by Ray Charles, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Deep Purple, Carlos Santana, and more. We hope that a little music and soul will brighten up your day!

    HOW TO PROCEED

    With Montreux Sounds and our partner Stingray Qello, you can access them for free for 30 days:

    Go to stingray.com/FREEMJF1M
    Enter the code FREEMJF1M
    Find all the Montreux Jazz Festival concerts here: stingray.com/MJF

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