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Any Major London Vol. 2 – Swingin’ London Edition

March 21st, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

For the second London mix (the first you’ll find HERE) we go back to the 1960s, riffing roughly on the idea of Swingin’ London, with all the Carnaby Street type references. Some are obvious London songs, others refer to London suburbs or landmarks incidentally, and a couple are set in London without making a fuss about it. Since the Swingin’ London vibe was a worldwide phenomenon, three songs here are in foreign language, French (Mireille Mathieu) and German (Sandie Shaw, Peggy March).

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R, and home-brewed covers are included. PW in comments.

1. The Tornados – Swinging Beefeater (1963)
2. Roger Miller – England Swings (1965)
3. The Tremeloes – Negotiations In Soho Square (1967)
4. The Kinks – Dead End Street (1967)
5. Claude François – Bench No. 3 Waterloo Station (1967)
6. Herman’s Hermits – London Look (1968)
7. Cat Stevens – Portobello Road (1967)
8. Donovan – Sunny Goodge Street (1965)
9. Peter Reeves – Loneliness Of London (1969)
10. Anita Harris – London Life (1965)
11. Burt Bacharach – Bond Street (1967)
12. Mireille Mathieu – Les Bicyclettes de Belsize (1965)
13. Sandie Shaw – London (1968)
14. Barbara Ruskin – Euston Station (1967)
15. Jackie Trent – 7.10 From Suburbia (1965)
16. Miserable Guy Who Shall Not Be Named – Slim Slow Slider (1968)
17. The Rolling Stones – Play With Fire (1965)
18. David Bowie – The London Boys (1966)
19. Small Faces – Itchycoo Park (1967)
20. Peggy March – In der Carnaby Street (1969)
21. Booker T and the MG’s – Carnaby St (1967)
22. The Beatles – Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (1967)
23. The New Vaudeville Band – Finchley Central (1967)
24. Simon & Garfunkel – Blessed (1966)
25. Bert Jansch & John Renbourn – Soho (1966)
26. Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity – Vauxhall To Lambeth Bridge (1969)
27. Davy Jones – Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner (1965)
28. Laurie Johnson Orchestra – Theme of The Avengers (1964)

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  1. halfhearteddude
    March 21st, 2013 at 07:33 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. Rhod
    March 31st, 2013 at 06:21 | #2

    Hi Amd

    Thanks for both of the London shares, some great songs amongst these sets.

    Regards

    Rhod

  3. courtney
    April 23rd, 2013 at 00:40 | #3

    Ditto on the lack of comments on this set, too. You can almost smell the sandalwood incense when Donovan sings Sunny Goodge, and tho’ the Tornados ain’t bad, not much could top Laurie Johnson’s Avengers Theme for a capsule vibe from Swinging London. Makes one wish he’d been there…

    Thanks for postiing!

  4. achim
    May 16th, 2013 at 21:26 | #4

    hi – great stuff — keep rolling and in the end we will have one mix with KINKS only as to my recon these guys should have enough songs of the city – cheers

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