Sunday, September 29, 2013

Rob's Mum's Desert Island Discs

Even though as a teenager I was a hard rock and metal fan I was never embarrassed at my parents' musical tastes. They never made me cringe and there was, and always has been, a large amount of common ground.

So, I was pretty chuffed when my Mum sent in her list. I've included some of her comments as well.

Cliff Richard - Living Doll - (the first 45 I bought when we eventually got a record player. This is noteworthy since we had no mains electricity till I was 15 or so)

Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia - (I played this album endlessly when I was living alone in Nairn early 1970)

Don McLean - American Pie - (my baby son learned to “sing” this when we lived in Germany)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - (saying goodbye seems to have been a fairly major part of my life in some ways)

Anne Murray - Could I Have This Dance -

The Commodores - Three Times A Lady -

Anne Murray - You Are My Sunshine - (fond memories of calling out chord changes while Rob practised guitar. Probably the Anne Murray version since Rob hasn't recorded it.)

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising - (this is one of the few songs that compels me to turn up the volume – even when I was driving to work this morning…)

Split Enz - Six Months In A Leaky Boat -

Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go -

The Corries - Flower of Scotland - (This is important for several reasons – I have seen this performed live before it became the Scottish “anthem”, I still miss Scotland, and during and after the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Meg sang her own special version of this from the back seat of my car while I was doing the school run!)

The Proclaimers - Letter from America - (Can’t choose one easily so maybe I can have at least one album?)

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