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MEMORY TAPES: 18TH JUNE 2010

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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 08:18 UK time, Thursday, 17 June 2010

This week's Memory Tape is rather appropriate considering we're going big on Father's Day on Friday.

 

The man behind it is Adam Maunder, who writes...

 

"I don't really know if this particular AR-90 is in the general area of suitability for your excellent 'Memory Tapes' slot, but I thought I'd send it along & see what y'all thought nonetheless.

 

"It's called Mindless Music for Driving, and was a project of my father's, designed I assume to give us kiddiewinks something to sing along to in the car. What this meant in practice was to ransack a load of his old compilation LPs and pick out a selection of UK & US pop hits spanning the late 50s to the late 80s, and I'm bound to say it was something of a success; I've still got the thing languishing in a drawer, and find it strangely comforting listening all this time later, whether or not I'm on the road."

 

Nice idea Dad; shame you didn't teach your lad any photography skills though; look at the state of this photo!

 

memorytape_ianmaunder_420.jpg

 

Anyway, the tracks on the compilation album are:

 

Side A

 

Dance in the Smoke - Argent

Hocus Pocus - Focus

Oh Babe What Would You Say - 'Hurricane' Smith

Softly Whispering I Love You - The Congregation

Up Up & Away - The 5th Dimension

Massachusetts - The Bee Gees

Blame it on the Pony Express - Johnny Johnson & the Bandwagon

Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' - Crazy Elephant

Keep On - Bruce Channel

Rock 'n' Roll (Pt 2) - Gary Glitter

Hot Love - T-Rex

I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers

Delta Lady - Joe Cocker

Hoots Mon - Lord Rockingham's XI

Oh Carol - Neil Sedaka

I Only Want to be with You - Dusty Springfield

 

Side B

 

St. Elmo's Fire - John Parr

Let My People Go-Go - The Rainmakers

Concrete & Clay - Unit 4 + 2

Blackberry Way - The Move

Mouldy Old Dough - Lt. Pigeon

Sylvia - Focus

Caroline - Status Quo

Battleship Chains - The Georgia Satellites

Tom Hark - Elias & Zig Zag Jive Flutes

Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse

Mr. Lonely - Bobby Vinton

Tennessee Bird Walk - Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan

There's a Place in the World for a Gambler - Dan Fogelberg

Sunday Will Never be the Same - Spanky & Our Gang

The Sweet Sounds of Summer - The Shangri-Las

 

Tune in to the show on Friday 18th June to see which five tracks are selected.

 

Inspired? Email Lauren your Memory Tape for consideration...

 

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