Can only think that those notable absences this evening were having a romantic candle-lit evening with their loved ones, or perhaps their spouses.
Great evening again, with a great range of songs, excellently presented by the two Grahams. Thank you for the hard work. A reduced Ashes this week. However, thanks to Ken on bass, Brian on drums and Eddie on harmonica. Thanks as usual to those who lead on some of the songs this evening – Les B, Mark, Eddie, Joe, Carole, Joy, Trevor, Les H and Bernard. Thanks for several numbers by our ladies – Elaine, Joy, Diane, Carole, Eunice and Anne, amongst others things I remember them Sleeping with a Lion.
Extended and superb STARTIME this week, see if you can spot the romantic feel of the following, with thanks to
- Les B who gave us Bobby Vinton’s Roses Are Red, Bobby’s first no 1 in 1962.
- Carole sang Love Me With All Your Heart, based on the Spanish song “Cuando calienta el sol”, which translates as “when the sun warms up”. Although there are many versions of the song, I suppose we attribute this one to Engelbert Humperdinck (1970)
- Steve Gilmour sang the song he performed for his wife that very morning – a good old country “Put another log on the fire” sung by Thomas Paul “Tompall” Glaser and reached no 21 in the Country chart of 1975.
- Steve McG then gave us Squeeze’s Cool For Cats (1979). If you remember the song was used at the time for a milk advert.
- Les H rounded off with The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band’s The Bicycle Wreck Song.