From the 2003 album Failer. She got a bit mushy in later years but this is on the money. Could even be Crazy Horse backing her (but it isn’t).
OFTEN films have been made as a spin-off from radio or TV series, but this week’s choice was the other way round: a radio programme that was a spin-off from … Continue readingMeet the Huggetts
This was their second single (the first was the rather similar Do you Believe in Magic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnbfuAcCqpY , written by members Steve Boone and John Sebastian and released in 1965. It reached No … Continue readingThe Lovin’ Spoonful: You Didn’t Have to Be so Nice
Always enjoyed the instrumental Glad, from 1970’s John Barleycorn Must Die album. Here’s a live version I’ve just found.
THERE is a classic moment in one of PG Wodehouse’s golf stories when a player who has missed a putt claims he was distracted by the beating of a butterfly’s … Continue readingA-levels made easy
One from the great Phillies stable. It was written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry and recorded in April 1963 with lead vocals by Darlene Love and Bobby … Continue readingBob B Soxx and the Blue Jeans: Not Too Young to Get Married
Highlight track from their 2000 album Two Against Nature. This is a live version. RIP Walter Becker.
Shannon co-wrote this with Maron McKenzie and released it in 1962. It reached No 12 in America and 4 in the UK. It was covered by ELO as a bonus track when … Continue readingDel Shannon: Little Town Flirt
A live version of the delightful song from the 1954 Broadway musical Peter Pan. Rickie Lee first recorded it on her 1991 album Pop Pop.
Irresistible number from the Texas twangster. This is the title track of his 1986 breakthrough album.