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MY FRIDAY SONGS – THE STORY SO FAR

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There's no Friday Song today - it will be back next week - but several people have asked me about songs I've written about in the past. Since I haven't yet assembled them all in one place on the website....

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The Anno Domini Rag – the story of a song

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One of my favourite tracks on Playing For Time is 'The Anno Domini Rag'. When I arrived in southern Italy last autumn to record some of the tracks for the new album, it was one of the songs that produced...

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FRIDAY SONG: Chuck Berry, YOU NEVER CAN TELL (1964)

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For pity's sake, let's have a happy Friday Song - something sunny, celebratory, about being young, about getting out and having fun. Here's an idea: what better than one of those great songs written between 1955 and 1964 by the...

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Adios, auf wiedersehen, Europa, Mein Amour – a song for Europe

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A few months ago, I went to Maurizio Sarnicola's Goldmine studio two hours south of Naples and, with my German friend, the accordionist Hartmut Saam, and new Italian friends Fortunata Monzo (vocals), Giovanni Rago (guitar), Domenice de Marco (drums), Gianni...

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