MEMORY TAPES: 18TH 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!
Anyway, the tracks on the compilation album are:
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
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...