A wintery night when a good dose of tunes coupled with mega doona useage ensured a most agreeable time.
The music was selected with the view of keeping them, that is the listeners, guessing. Let’s hope it succeeded.
It certainly sparked much interaction about Benin.
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Houndstooth will never be quite the same again ! This was FB’s biggest hit, but she’s still going strong these days at the age of 70.
I’m Gonna Run Away From You – Frances Nero
Wings Of A Dove – Madness
An unusual song for British band for Madness. Very calypsoesque. It features steel drums by Creighton Steel Sounds and a gospel choir from the First Born Inspirational Church of the Living God.
Rockin’ Chair – Peter Skellern
This is a song by Hoagy Carmichael. A songwriter, singer & actor . One critic said young Hoagland was the “most talented, inventive, sophisticated and jazz-oriented” of the song writers in the first half of the 20th Century. Here is HC in “To Have and Have Have Not”. He has something of the Jonathan Richman about him.
Minde Se – Laurent Hounsavi
Blues On The Ceiling – Fred Neill
Not a famous name, but he did compose “Everybody’s talkin'” which was used for the movie “Midnight Cowboy“.
The Shrew – Beirut
A fussion band par excellence, mixing it up from all over.
Well All Right – Andrews Sisters
Lost in The Stars – Elvis Costello
One of the current musical greats paying homage to Kurt Weill.
Waterloo – ABBA
The build up to the die grosse nacht in Dusseldorf completed with one of the all time ESC moments. I remember it well – I was a most impressed 14 year old as I casette recorded every moment of the 1974 contest from the Georgian splendour of the Dome in Brighton, southern England.
King Of Swing – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Apple Pie Bed – Lawrence Arabia
The Honey Bee – Vika & Linda
War – Edwin Starr
Under The Sun – Alan Price
AP has the face of angel and the musical intellect of a minor deity.
Stairway To Heaven – Neil Sedaka
Sparky The Talking Train Part 2 – Henry Blair
Penny Candy – June Carroll
Walkin’ My Baby – Johnnie Ray
A rock ‘n roll legend who was partially deaf and a somewhat troubled gay man.
Isobel – Dido
Golden Train – Penguin Prison