Thanks to Eunice and Les B for the evening, a usual good selection of tunes, but not too many of our usual voices to support, so it is thanks to the following who lead on some of the numbers – Eddie, Mark, Trevor, Donna, Ernie, David S, Graham P and Joy. Donna and Gillian were once again Bobby’s Girls, and Donna and Betty were in an Octopus’ Garden, and that same lady duetted with Dave D on Conway Twitty’s Only Make Believe.
Thanks also to a bit of a scratch accompaniment with the multi-instrumentalist Mr Tommy Roberts on drums, the multi-talented Mr Edward Worthington on harmonica and the multiple orgasm that is Mr James David Davies on bass – from time to time.
STARTIME showed quality and not quantity. Excellent performances all of them, so thanks to
- Dave D who sang a Steve Earle song, Sometimes She Forgets. It was first released on Steve’s 1995 album Train’s A Comin’, and the song was a hit for Travis Tritt later that year.
- Eddie gave us a very much improved version of Boxcar Willie’s The Lord Made A Hobo Outta Me (1982). He just needs to practice the train whistle noises Boxcar used to make - if you’ve not heard them, listen to some of his stuff. Try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYzHeuhZfuM
- Lee sang Jim Croce’s I Have To Say I Love You In a Song. A posthumous release in 1974. Jim died in a plane crash in 1973. The song was written following an argument with his wife Ingrid. She stormed off to bed; he stayed up and wrote the song. I now realise I could have written hundreds of songs !!!
Next week it’s the turn of Eric and Brian. Set list later.