Song of the day: Ol’ 55 – "On The Prowl"

July 27, 2013

You may have noticed that all the Songs of the day for the last eight days have been from the 1970s. This is because I’m currently in a ’70s music phase – and it’s not about to change any time soon.

So here comes another one:

Ol’ 55 – “On The Prowl” (1976)

Ol 55 – “On The Prowl” by Channel_Retro

I’m having a blast listening to these ’70s songs (even though today’s is more of a ’50s pastiche).


Song of the day: Brian Cadd – "Let Go"

July 26, 2013


Brian Cadd – “Let Go” (1974):

Song of the day: William Shakespeare – "Can’t Stop Myself From Loving You"

July 25, 2013


William ShakespeareCan’t Stop Myself From Loving You (1974)

Song of the day: The La De Da’s – "The Place"

July 24, 2013


The La De Da’s – “The Place” (1973)

Song of the day: Miss Linda George – "Our Day Will Come"

July 23, 2013

Today’s song is a request, and it was requested by my friend David. Yay!

Miss Linda George – “Our Day Will Come (1973)

For those of you who don’t know who this Linda George person is, she was a popular Australian singer in the 1970s.

I must admit that I’m a little annoyed at the affectation of her stage name, “Miss Linda George”. On the record label for the song, you don’t see that it was produced by Mister John Sayers, or arranged by Mister Peter Jones. Grrr.

Anyway, here’s the original:

Ruby & The Romantics – “Our Day Will Come (1963)

Thanks for the suggestion, David!

Musical coincidences # 404

July 22, 2013

This coincidence involves only four notes, but they’re four notes doing pretty much the same thing in two different songs:

10cc – “The Hospital Song (1973) (excerpt)

Argent – “Hold Your Head Up (1972) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

10cc – “The Hospital Song (1973)

Argent – “Hold Your Head Up (1972)

Song of the day: Little River Band – "Curiosity (Killed The Cat)"

July 22, 2013

Today’s post starts with a sigh.


I was all set to play you a video of a track from Supertramp’s Live In Paris ’79 Blu-ray, because I bought it and wanted to give you an idea of why I think it’s a mighty good Blu-ray, and why I’d suggest you go out and buy if you’re a Supertramp fan, but when I uploaded it to YouTube something rather unopportune happened…

Once I’d uploaded the video, YouTube told me that what I’d done was an absolute no-no. I wasn’t allowed to play you a track from the Supertramp Blu-ray that I had hoped would pique your interest. No part of it. Not even a snippet.

I was duly sent to Copyright School (yes, YouTube has a Copyright School for miscreant uploaders), and then deleted the video – which left me with a Supertramp-sized gap to be filled by something else today.

At least I can show you the cover:

“OK,” I thought to myself, “I can’t show anyone any part of that Supertramp Blu-ray. I hadn’t thought of anything else. Think, Peter, think.”

So I thought.

Maybe this will do…

Little River Band – “Curiosity (Killed The Cat) (1975)

By the way, there’s a video of “Curiosity (Killed The Cat)”, but I haven’t been able to find it anywhere. Which may be just as well.