Thanks to this week’s Ashes – Tom on percussion, Eddie on harmonica, Brendan on drums and welcome home to Ken on bass. Thanks to this week’s leaders on some of the numbers – Les B, Graham P, Donna, Eric (yes lads you missed Eric), Eddie, Joy, Mark, Ernie, Steve G and Brendan.
Very good and extended STARTIME this week with a distinct Country feel, so it’s thanks to:
- Joy and Graham (the new Dolly and Graham Porter Wagoner), with John Prine’s In Spite of Ourselves (1999). Don’t ya just like the lines – “He ain’t got laid in a month of Sundays, I once caught him sniffing my undies”
- Eddie with Boxcar Willy’s The Lord Made a Hobo Outta Me (1982)
- Donna and Betty gave us Al Jolson’s You Made Me Love You (but did they wanna do it?) First recorded in 1913.
- Les B sang Let It Be Me which he attributed to the Everly Brosthers. The song was first published in French "Je t'appartiens" in 1955. English lyrics were appended in 1957 and the Everlys recorded their version in 1960. It has since been recorded many times by all the leading artists.
- Mark followed the Everly’s theme with Bye Bye Love (1958). Another Felice and Boudleaux Bryant song.
Next week in another change to the programme (Les H being away on holiday for a few weeks) we hopefully have Steve G and Trevor G again. Revised Leader’s List attached, and set list later.
Meantime, we wish Diane all the best for her hospital visit and trust all goes well.