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Sex      Here are some records which I like, some may be rather obscure recordings but I have also included some more popular titles.

Alain Morisod & Sweet People - And The Birds Were Singing (Et Les Oiseaux Chantaient)   Written by the Swiss musician Maurice Morisod & Tony D'Adario.

Alberta Hunter with Lovie Austin & Her Blues Serenaders - St Louis Blues  

Arthur Alexander - You Better Move On  Written by Arthur Alexander & recorded in 1962. A UK hit for the Rolling Stones.   

B. Bumble & The Stingers - Nutrocker      

Bach - Toccata & Fugue in D Minor

Beach Boys - Heroes & Villains   Co-written by Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks.

Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace  

Bill Justice - Raunchy   

Billie & De De Pierce - Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out

Billy Fury - Halfway To Paradise  

Bo Diddley - Pills  

Bobby Darin - If I Were A Carpenter  Tim Hardin wrote this wonderful song.

Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law  

Bob Dylan - Forever-Young  Written & performed by His Bobness himself.  

Bonnie Dobson - Morning Dew   Written by the Canadian singer/songwriter, Tim Rose also recorded this as well as Long John Baldry, Lee Hazlewood, Nazareth, ….

Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry     

Brian May - God Save The Queen  On 3 June 2002, during the Queen's Golden Jubilee, Brian performed this (National) anthem from the roof of Buckingham Palace.

Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time  

Brook Benton - Rainy Night In Georgia  

Buddy Holly & The Crickets - Its Too Late    

Cab Calloway - Minnie The Moocher  

Canned Heat - Rolling & Tumbling    

Casinos - Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye    

Chordettes - Born To Be With You

Chris Farlowe - Out Of Time  He also had a hit with Mike d'Abo's "Handbags and Gladrags", Rod Stewart’s version was rather good too (I thought) but the “Stereocrapics” tortured it to a very nasty death. (Didn’t they have ashit with “Have An Arse Day”?)

Coasters - Sorry But I'm Gonna Have to Pass   In Britain this was used in a 1994 Volkswagen TV advertisement.

Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe  

Corey Harris - High Fever Blues   

Corsairs - Smokey Places

Cougars - Saturday Night At The Duck Pond

Crests - Sixteen Candles

Cryin' Shames - Please Stay  A cover of the Drifters record, written by Burt Bacharach & Bob Hilliard, produced by Joe Meek.  

Cyril Davies & His R & B All Stars - Someday Baby   

Crystals - Then He Kissed Me  

Dale & Grace - I’m Leaving It (All Up To You)     


Dave Brubeck - Take Five   Sadly, David Warren Brubeck died of heart failure on the 5th of December 2012, the eve of his 92nd birthday.

Dave Davies - Susannah's Still Alive       

David McWilliams - The Days of Pearly Spencer   Another great song murdered by Marc Almond!

Del Shannon - Runaway  

Del Shannon - The Big Hurt  Written by Wayne Shanklin. Unfortunately this track, like all the others, is a pathetic MP3 piece. It sounds great on vinyl using a proper Hi-Fi system!

Dion - The Wanderer  

Dixie Cups - Iko Iko  Also known informally as the “D Cups”.

Dollar - Shooting Star    

Doug Sheldon - Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night    A cover of song a performed by American singer Kenny Dino &, perhaps, the forerunner of the “Tottenham Sound”, made famous by The Dave Clark Five  

Dr. Hook - The Last Morning   Written by Shel Silverstein. Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show changed to Dr. Hook in 1975.

Dr. Hook - The Last Morning (Alt.)

Duncan Browne - The Death of Neil  Duncan Browne was born on March 25, 1947. He was a very talented musician May & sadly died of cancer on May 28 1993.

Eddie & The Hot Rods - Do Anything You Wanna Do   

Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody  

Edwin Hawkins Singers - Oh! Happy Day  

Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky     

Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night    

Elmore James - Dust My Broom    

Elvis Presley - Blue Moon of Kentucky   A waltz written in 1946 by bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, recorded in 1954 by Elvis.

Elvis Presley - Mystery Train   The true King Rock ‘n’ Roll despite claims by talent less pretenders, one entry on this page is insufficient!

Etta Jones - I'd Rather Go Blind  

Fabian - Turn Me Loose

Fats Domino - I'm Walkin'  

Flash and the Pan - Waiting for a Train   An Australian New Wave group.   

Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well - Part 1  Peter green at his best!

Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well - Part 2  Peter green at his very best!

Focus - Hocus Pocus   A Dutch rock band.

Four Preps - Big Man  

Fred McDowell - Milk Cow Blues

Freddy Fender - Wasted Days & Wasted Nights

Gene Vincent - Be Bop A Lula  

George Jones - A Good Year For The Roses   Elvis Costello did a rather good version too.

Glenn Miller -  In The Mood   

Glenn Miller - Moonlight Serenade   

Halle Orchestra - In The Hall Of The Mountain King  Composed by Edvard Grieg for Henrik Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt.

Hawkwind - Silver Machine  

Hank C. Burnette - Spinning Rock Boogie  Sven-Åke Kenneth Högberg was born on December 12, 1944 in the little northern town of Sveg, Sweden into a musical family. But, what this has to do with Hank C. Burnette I’ll never know!

Hank Williams - Settin' the Woods on Fire   Written by Ed Nelson & Fred Rose.

Ike & Tina Turner - A Love Like Yours   

Impalas - Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)  

Ivan Rebroff - Evening Bells   (Also known as Wjetscherni Swon, Вечерний звон, Abendglocken & Vecernji zvon etc. as I’m lead to believe). Ivan Rebroff  was born as Hans-Rolf Rippert, 31 July 1931 in Berlin, allegedly of Russian ancestry & died on the 27 February 2008 from heart failure in a Frankfurt hospital. Ivan had a vocal range of over four & a half octaves, ranging from the soprano to the bass registers!

Ivy League - Funny How Love Can Be      

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit  Possibly a reference to Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s (Jan. 1832 – 14 Jan. 1898, AKA Lewis Carroll) 1865 “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” & its 1871 sequel “Through the Looking-Glass”.

Jerry Lee Lewis - Cold Cold Heart

Jesse Fuller - You Can't Keep A Good Man Down  Pictured here in 1958 with his “Fotdella” which  he

                                                                              designed & built himself. The ultimate in one man bands?                                 

Jimmy Reed - Ain't That Lovin' You Baby  

Jimmy Smith - Walk On The Wild Side (Part 2)   The title song of the 1962 film, well, not the (Part 2) bit,

Brook Benton sang over the film’s credits. The music was by Elmer Bernstein & the lyrics by Mack David.

They each earned an Oscar nomination for “Best Original Song”.

Joe South - Games People Play  Written & performed by Joe who died in 2012 after suffering heart failure.

Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way

John Kongos - He's Gonna Step On You Again  

Johnny Otis Show - Willie & The Hand Jive  

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Egyptian Reggae

Kathy Younge - A Thousand Stars  

Ketty Lester - Love Letters

Kingsmen - Louie Louie

Lead Belly - Where Did You Sleep Last Night?  A traditional American folk song which dates back to at least the 1870’s & is believed to be originally a Southern Appalachian song, murdered by Nirvana (not the British group). “Lead Belly” was also known as Huddie Ledbetter.

Leo Sayer - The Show Must Go On   Co-written by Leo & David Courtney.

Leonard Cohen - Bird on the Wire   Written by the master himself.   

Lightnin' Hopkins - Automobile Blues  

London Philharmonic Orchestra - Sunrise  From “Also Spracht Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss.

London Symphony Orchestra - O Mio Babbino Caro  The English translation is “Oh my dear papa” (not “Oh my baby car”) & is an aria from the opera “Gianni Schicchi” (1918) by Giacomo Puccini. This recording features Monserrat Caballe.

Long John Baldry - Let the Heartaches Begin  

Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line  

Lonnie Johnson - No Love for Sale

Lord Rockingham's XI - Hoots Mon'  

Lorraine Ellison - Stay With Me (Baby)  Written by Jerry Ragovoy & George David Weiss, the recording was engineered by Phil Ramone.  

Love - Alone Again Or  (The title is not in error.)

Love Sculpture - Sabre Dance  A Welsh band of the late 1960s led by Dave Edmunds.

Manfred Mann - With God On Our Side  One of the vary many covers of one of His Bobness’s songs.

Marianne Faithfull - The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan  A cover of Dr. Hook’s record, written by Shel Silverstein.     

Marty Robbins - El Paso     

Medicine Head - One And One Is One   Medicine Head were a British blues rock band who worked mainly as a duo. John Fiddler was the vocalist, guitarist, pianist, drummer & Peter Hope-Evans played the harmonica, Jew’s harp & the mouthbow.

Michel Simone - Come Away With Me  Written by Norah Jones in 2002.  

Mickey Newbury - An American Trilogy   Even better than Mr. Presley's version!

Miguel Ríos - A Song Of Joy   Sung by the Spanish singer & actor Miguel Ríos & conducted by Waldo De Los Rios with his Orchestra. It is said to be inspired by Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven” & later Tchaikovsky went on to copy this style, climaxing with “I Should Be So Lucy”. I Know my history!

Moody Blues - Talking Out Of Turn   Which one to choose?  

Moura Lympany - Für Elise  Written by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Nazareth - This Flight Tonight  A cover of Joni Mitchell’s song.

Ned Miller - From A Jack To A King    

Neil Young - Harvest Moon   

Nelson Riddle His Orchestra - The Theme From Route 66    


Odetta - Weeping Willow Blues  “The voice of the Civil Rights Movement” in America.

Opera Orchestra Of Paris - Overture From Carmen

Patsy Cline - Walkin’ After  Midnight   

Peddlers - Birth   

Perez Prado & His Orchestra - Patricia  The Cuban bandleader was singer, organist & pianist, & also a composer.

Peter Skellern - You're A Lady  Written by Peter & featured the Congregation choir & the Grimethorpe Brass Band.

PhD - I Won't Let You Down  A British band consisting of Jim Diamond, the vocalist, Tony Hymas on keyboards & Simon Phillips on drums.

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Philharmonia Orchestra - Largo Al Factotum  From Rossini’s aria from The Barber of Seville.

Piltdown Men - McDonald's Cave  

Plastic Bertrand - Ça Plane Pour Moi  The vocals were allegedly sung by the Lou Deprijck who also produced the record.

Platters - Smoke Gets In You’re Eyes  

Prelude - After The Goldrush  Written by Neil Young.

Ray Charles & Willie Nelson - Seven Spanish Angels  

Reg Owen Orchestra - Manhattan Spiritual   Born George Owen Smith in Hackney, London (1921- 1978), he was a musician, arranger & conductor.

Reverend Gary Davis - Say No To The Devil

Richard Anthony - Le Vagabond  “The Wanderer” is a song written by Ernie Maresca & originally recorded by Dion DiMucci.

Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town  

Ringo Starr - Photograph   Written by Ringo Starr & George Harrison with Ringo as the lead vocalist & drummer, featuring George on a 12-string acoustic guitar & singing backing vocals.

Rock-A-Teens - Woo-Hoo          

Rockin' Berries - He's In Town  

Rod Stewart - Gasoline Alley   

Ronettes - Paradise  Written by Phil Spector & Harry Nilsson & produced by Phil Spector (of cause).

Roy Orbison - Love Struck   Recorded at the Sun Studios. Roy had a three octave voice range.

Ry Cooder - No Hard Feelings   

Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums  

Sandy Posey - Single Girl  

Savoy Brown - Train To Nowhere  (Youlden/Simmonds) Originally known as the Savoy Brown Blues Band, are a British blues rock band formed in 1965, in Battersea, South West London & were part of the late 1960’s blues rock movement.

Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs - Li’l Red Riding Hood   

Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk  Santo & Johnny Farina are Italian-Americans, born in Brooklyn, New York. Santo played a Fender Stringmaster Triple 8 lap steel guitar, Johnny Farina a semi-acoustic guitar & their uncle, Mike Dee, played the drums on this record which topped the American charts in 1959.

Shangri-Las - Past, Present and Future  Based on the main theme to Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”.

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (Take 6)   Another take on this classic.

Slim Dusty - And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda   Slim recorded this in 1978, it was written by the Scottish-born

Australian singer-songwriter Eric Bogle in 1971. The song needs no explanation!

Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us  

Spike Milligan - Q5 Piano Song   

Spotnicks - Orange Blossom  Special   The Spotnicks, an instrumental rock group who hailed from Sweden, were formed in 1961.  

Teddy Bears - To Know Him Is To Love Him  

Terry Dene - A White Sports Coat  

Thunderclap Newman - Something in the Air  

Thurston Harris & The Sharps - Little Bitty Pretty One  

Timi Yuro - Cry  What a voice! I think those popular, modern female “singers” should hang their heads in shame. Timi Yuro (Rosemarie Timotea Auro) was born in Chicago, 4 August 1940 & sadly died of cancer in 30 March 2004, aged 63.

Tom Lehrer - The Elements   Listen & learn!    

Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson & Clover   

Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt

Trashmen - Surfin’ Bird  

Washington Phillips - Denomination Blues Part 1     Denomination Blues Part 2    Washington, born in Texas, 1880, was a gospel singer & musician who died in 1954 or maybe in 1939. He is said to have recorded eighteen songs between 1927-1929 although only sixteen survived. The instruments played by Washington are said to include the Dolceola, the Celestaphone (a fretless zither), two Celestaphones tuned in octaves attached side-by-side, or a Phonoharp & also a home-made instrument. A man of mystery!

Willie Nelson - Bandera   

Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City   

Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land  Originally written in 1940. These lines are often changed

by Woody but often missed out by the producers to make it nice!


Woody Herman - The Golden Wedding The drummer was Louie Bellson, recommended by Gene Krupa!   

Yvonne Fair - It Should Have Been Me   

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There was a big high wall there

That tried to stop me

‘Sign was painted, said "Private Property"

But on the back side, it didn't say nothing!

This land was made for you and me.

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