Thanks as usual to our Ashes – Tom on percussion and cajon, Ken on bass, Eddie on harmonica and Brian on mandolin.
Thanks to this week’s soloists – Les B, Al, Ernie, Eddie, Joe, Trevor and Graham P. A special number from the ladies; Donna, Betty, Joy, Eunice, Jackie, Elaine, Diane and Margo were all kissing and hugging with Fred, whilst poor Joe was stuck with the driving.
Quite a mix of numbers in this week’s STARTIME, so thanks to:
- Les B had us all with hankies at the ready with Jim Reeves’ The Tie That Binds from Jim’s 1961 album Tall Tales and Short Tempers.
- Elvis always said that Lord You Made Me a Mountain was the saddest song he’d ever heard, and he’d sung Old Shep !, but then again, Mr Presley never had the benefit of meeting Mr Bond, who can really wring your withers.
- Les H gave us the Rolling Stones’ Something Happened To Me Yesterday. It’s the closing track of the Stones 1967 album Between The Buttons. Mick Jagger said that he’d left it to everyone’s imagination as to what actually happened, but commentators, at the time, said it was the most accurate song about LSD.
- Joe gave us a reprise of Eric Idle’s Galaxy Song from Monty Python’s 1983 film The Meaning Of Life. This time we got to see as well as hear the lyrics of this clever song.
- Graham P sang Leon Redbone’ Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now) from Leon’s 1978 album Champagne Charlie. He seemed to sing this with the feeling of bitter experience!!
Next week it’s the turn of Les H and myself. I’ll send a set list round later when I’ve had a contemplate.
Eric is still looking for members to give him their favourite tunes for his and Brian’s session on 13 December.
Graham P cannot make the session on 27th December, so I’ve presently swapped this with Steve and Trevor’s session for 3rd January. If this doesn’t suit let me know and I’ll work something else out for next week.
Eunice and Diane have advised that the Christmas Do will be formal – so it’s DJs and Long Dresses not T-shirts and Shorts.