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    And here is one from your host.
    This song is about somebody being pushed far enough to act completely but understandably out of character. It was released by Kenny Rogers in 1979 and inspired a film to be made about the story in the song, which also starred Kenny.
    And yes - I am wearing a tin foil hat!

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    One that I recorded a couple of years ago from the late, great, Neil Innes, who never really got the recognition as a songwriter that he deserved

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    A couple of verses from a Spike Milligan poem that I put a little melody to
    They say Spike was the inspiration for the Pythons, but before he was on TV
    He Was a star on the radio show the goons together with Peter Sellers.
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    Here's one from Sia, who's always been a bit of an oddball in the female popstar sphere. She wrote a Christmas album a few years ago, this is the big single from it and I'm quite fond of it.

    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    One of my early music collecting phases was the walls of sound produced by Phil Spector - aged about 13, I borrowed a compilation LP from the local library, and had to find more. Somewhere in my loft there is still a box of 45s on the Philles & London labels. And this is one of them.

    If it hadn't been a hit for the Crystals as far back as '62, you would think it was written about a teenage Del...

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    a sad but very beautiful song by charley...

    "he walked to the river"



    charley's wonderful original vid is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO1MitrzOLk
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    Here's an old Riley Puckett song, Ragged But Right, that I learned in the sixties from a Greenbriar Boys LP. This was the title song.
    The hero of this song qualifies as someone who "dares to be different".
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    I have been procrastinating so hard today.

    I usually dress in a boring jumper and trousers and comfortable shoes. Elton John, on the other hand, doesn't. So I think it's safe to say he fits in Del's category 4.

    This is one I've been messing about with for a bit (I won't say "working on" because that's too strong a phrase for it, and it's not exactly work anyway). So I think it's a good time to have a crack at recording it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkSteve View Post
    If it hadn't been a hit for the Crystals as far back as '62, you would think it was written about a teenage Del...
    Haha! Reminds me of the time in my late teens when somebody told me I was prematurely middle-aged - and was rather surprised that I took it as a compliment!

    Thanks for your efforts so far everyone - 16 fab songs on the playlist. I’d love to see a few more tin foil hats though!
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    quite possibly my most favourite ever song - a re-recording of one of the very first videos I ever made


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