Tuesday, 13 November 2018

A Groovy Kind Of Love

Sorry about the paint-splashed clothes (and probably hair too) - this song comes inbetween coats of emulsion on the kitchen walls. Phil Collins always used to have a pot of paint on his piano when he was on Top Of The Pops, so this seems like a good time to do one he had a hit with.

Monday, 12 November 2018

When Will I Be Loved

Thanks to the person who made a donation a few days ago - you know who you are. The target has been reached, but every extra bit will pay for more lamps.
As well as singing perfect versions of songs by other people, Phil Everly wrote a few gems himself. Here's one of them.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies

This weekend it seems appropriate to do a song written in 1914. It started life in hymn books, and has since been covered by many, including Johnny Cash, Iris DeMent, & Hank Williams.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Leave Them Alone

Getting on for 40 years ago, there was a one-man band called Johnny G, playing the pubs & clubs around London, and occasionally further afield. Once seen, never forgotten. He did this strange version of Blue Suede Shoes, which I have done my best to remember.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

The Bare Necessities

So hard to sing this without throwing in the bits that Mowgli did. I finally caved in after the tongue-twister verse.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018


Not to be confused with the Slade song of the same name. Yes, I've tried it. No, only Noddy Holder can sing it. But here's the Buddy Holly one.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Devil Gate Drive

I would never pick this as a favourite, but I can clearly remember where I was the first time I heard it - at a friend's house when his parents came back from a shopping trip with this new single, as requested. We played it over and over, probably until his parents cried "enough!"

Monday, 5 November 2018


Another one in the occasional series of songs that clearly weren't meant to be sung by a man. But what the heck, a good song is a good song.

Sunday, 4 November 2018


This is one of those songs where the words had passed me by...nice tune, something about a river...until I sat down and read them. So, did he do it?