What A Fool believes

One of my top 5 songs of all time, the brilliant vocals of Michael McDonald with the Doobie Brothers. Amazing track. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJe1iUuAW4M I was aware of a couple of other versions of this track — the best of these is by Matt Bianco (one of my favourite groups). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JibHpfeR3wY and I’ve also got a 7’ of Aretha singing it. Not in the same league as the other two versions, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgG8jJAI8u4 So, then I had a dig around YouTube — which is brilliant for finding cover versions. I found a George Michael live version which I found pretty poor. A few more versions of … Continue reading What A Fool believes

Top NYC songs — inspired by Cousin Phil :-)

Okay, I’ve edited this to include three from Phil’s list that should have been in here in the first place! So many tracks about NYC It’s difficult to get it right the first time (unless you are Billy Joel of course) 1. Positively 4th street. Bob Dylan (best ever lyrics in a pop song) 2. Fairytale of New York. The Pogues. Of course 3. Hey Manhattan. Prefab Sprout 4. Livin’ for the City. Stevie Wonder 5. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant. Billy Joel 6. Across 110th Street. Bobby Womack 7. Nights on Broadway. Candi Statton 8. Paris nights, New York mornings. … Continue reading Top NYC songs — inspired by Cousin Phil 🙂

Sweet Billy Pilgrim. Review Surrey Advertiser. October 2015

Sweet Billy Pilgrim St Mary’s Church, Guildford ***** (FIVE) stars There was a joyful reunion when Sweet Billy Pilgrim returned to Guildford. The band opened with the storming Candle, Book and Bell. Complex rhythms, beautifully crafted songs and soaring vocal harmonies filled the natural acoustics of the church. The band said before the gig that it was brilliant to play in a church as it was “built for voices” and added an extra acoustic number to the setlist as a consequence.  Fast Forward to the Freeze Frame ended with a funky riff after which lead singer Tim Elsenberg joked “all roads lead to … Continue reading Sweet Billy Pilgrim. Review Surrey Advertiser. October 2015