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MEMORY TAPES: 16TH JULY 2010

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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 23:30 UK time, Thursday, 15 July 2010

In the past we've had tapes made for loved ones, potential loved ones, pupils, family holidays, Christmas presents; but this week's is a first. Fionnuala Thompson writes...

 

"In the heatwave of June 2009 my husband and I became the proud parents to a brand new, and very hungry, baby boy. I hadn't anticipated just how much time I was going to spend pinned underneath the child as he fed.

 

"I mentioned this to our friend, best man, recent dad and passionate music lover Adam. I added that I wished I had a decent playlist to listen to whilst breast-feeding but I didn't have time to make one. So Ad created Milk Cow Blues for us.

 

"It helped to keep us sane through the thrills and spills of new parenthood. It has also been excellent way to introduce my son to brilliant artists and songs during his favourite activity."

 

So, the artwork for the album looks like this...

 

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And the tracklisting reads:

 

Lay it Down - Al Green

Little Things - Bettye Swan

Really Don't Want To Know - Esther Phillips

Another Man's Woman - Candi Statton

The Prettiest Star - David Bowie

Massachusetts - The Bee Gees

Gently Johnny - Paul Giovanni

Terrapin - Syd Barrett

Are You Afraid To Die? - The Louvin Brothers

The Christian Life - The Byrds

Dark End Of The Street - Flying Burrito Brothers

Thirteen - Big Star

Open Up The Water Gate - Bert Jansch

In My Room - The Beach Boys

A Beautiful War - Robert Wyatt

Just Like Heaven - The Watson Twins

The Charging Sky - Jenny Lewis

Your Ghost - Kristin Hersch

Sparky's Dream - Teenage Fanclub

Lazy Butterfly - Devendra Berhardt

Used To - Wire

 

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

 

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