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Today's Memory Tape is from listener Scott Henriksen who had a hard time finding records on that there Skye, and so enlisted the help of a friend:

"As I'm finally getting round to sending you one of my (many) compilations (always "compilation tapes", never "Mix-tapes"- I blame Hi-Fidelity), I thought it would be apt to start with "21 Songs", as I was 42 on Sunday 7th July (stares off into middle distance, slack-jawed in disbelief). This comp' was crafted by the fair (yet freakishly long and spidery) hands of my very best friend Simon Goddard (old school friends on Skye since 1981).

Yes, he of Mozipedia and Ziggyology fame. A particularly soulful /funky, generally 60's mix, yet sprinkled with nuggets of Muppety-ness and a little Brian Cant. I have also found myself gently spooling through the Beastie’s Nettie's Girl (although it was funny at the time).

This mix is, in fact, doubly apt for that week, as it coincides with the 40th anniversary of the death of Ziggy Stardust, and with Simon's - may I say, stunningly Fortean paean to Mr Bowie's famous alter ego out in the shops to celebrate this very gig - I couldn't think of a more fitting tribute...although it contains absolutely no Bowie whatsoever.

Cheers the noo."


21 Songs - a 21st Birthday Cassette.

  • Booker T & The MGs – Green Onions
  • Isaac Hayes – Theme from “Shaft”
  • Walker Brothers – Land of 1000 Dances
  • Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers - Sock it To'em JB Lee Dorsey – Can You hear Me
  •  The James Taylor Quartet - Blow Up
  • Duane Eddy – Peter Gunn
  • Theme from Muppet Show
  • Perez Prado- Twist of Hava Nagila
  • Honor Blackman & Patrick MacNee-Kinky Boots
  • The Supremes – These Boots
  • Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – Tramp
  • Deee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart
  • Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack
  • The Muppets – Mahna Mahna
  • Brian Cant & Freddie Phillips – Windy Miller
  • Brigitte Bardot (with Evel Knievel intro) – Harley Davidson
  • Nancy Sinatra – Run For Your Life
  • Beastie Boys – Nettie’s Girl
  • Scott Walker – Funeral Tango
  • The Wedding Present – Flying Saucer

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