Marooned with a Dansette.

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Ian, thanks for bending the rules, you should be careful though for suggesting such a thing, your post could get deleted LOL. I will take one of my Tamla Motown singles, it's my all time favourite.

If I were stranded on a desert island listening to most of the above, I would welcome a loaded revolver to put an end to it all. lol

Oh! I could go for that But in H.D. & slow motion

Songs about food, again my favourite first


Fast Food Song - Fast Food Rockers

Green Onions - Booker T and the MG"s

Bangers and Mash - Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren

Banana Boat Song - Harry Belafonte

I like Bread and Butter - The Newbeats

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When i was about 13/14 my bother was in the RAF he had a Gerrard record player, which he left instructions for me not to touch. Well each Sunday morning when he was not on leave, i would go into the front room and to my hearts content play very loud music and of cause  sing at the top of my voice. (or make a noise)   

Here's Five songs that i would play!!!

Catch a falling Star     Perry Como

Love me Tender           Elvis Presley

Crawfish                        Elvis Presley     from the film   King Carole

Secret Love                   Doris Day

Deadwood Stage          Doris Day   

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 'Secret Love' by Doris Day is one of my favourites, mary1947. Deadwood Stage a good foot-stomper too.


Been working on some flying ones.

Fly me to the moon. Sinatra.

Wind beneath my wings. Bette Middler

One day I'll fly away. Randy Crawford.

Ebony Eyes. Everleys

Magnificent men in their flying machines.

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More Songs about Running.


Cut Across Shorty - Eddie Cochran


Sorry, I Ran All The Way Home.- Impalas.


Run Baby Run.- Nu Beats


Running From Home - Bert Jansch


You Keep Running Away - Four Tops


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Songs that made my life


1 All I want for Christmas are my 2 front teeth 

had a 3 wheel bike went over the top and lost my front teeth

2 Bimbo all about a cat not sure who sang it 

had a cat named Bimbo

3 The Wedding Song Kathy Kirby

Was due to get Married and every pub we went in this record was always playing on the juke box

4 Home -ward Bound  

When we decided to return home from South Africa

and last but not least

5 Tie a Yellow Ribbon around the old Oak Tree

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5 TV themes for old Detective or crime based shows.


The Theme from Minder - Denis Waterman

Eye Level the theme for Van der Valk - The Simon Park Orchestra

Maigret - Ron Grainer

Midsomer Murders - Jim Parker on the Theramin

Vera - Ben Bartlett

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It's is a gloomy cold wet day here so doing some travelling with songs about San Francisco


San Francisco - Scott McKenzie

I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Tony Bennett

Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

San Franciscan Nights - Eric Burdon

Let's go to San Francisco - The Flower Pot Men

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Just landed at Heathrow airport so now songs about London, one of my all-time favourites first


Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

Streets of London - Ralph McTell

Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty

A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square - Judy Campbell

Sweet Thames Flow Softly - Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger

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You must be in the money OZ when you can aford a Dansset record player I remember them costing £13 10/- opps showing my age now, 

one song you forgot about London 

that which has the words 

 "Bobbies On Bicycle's two by two 

A_HH       Gone are those Days 


It Might as Well Rain untill September !!!

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1 hour ago, mary1947 said:

Bobbies On Bicycle's two by two 

Westminster Abbey, The Tower, Big Ben. England Swings by Roger Miller

There are a lot more Mary but you are only allowed to pick 5,

I suppose I could do another set,

As a kid my Dansette was red and cream like this one


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Summer is coming up for you guys so:-


Summer Breeze - Seals and Croft

Summer in the City - Lovin' Spoonful

In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer - Nat King Cole

Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran

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1 hour ago, Cliff Ton said:

I got it second-hand from a stall on the old Central Market.

Was it an ex-juke box record with the big hole in the middle where you had to buy an insert to play it on your home record player?

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The first record i brought was from Woolworths 4/6 at the time I could not afford the 7/6 for a record by the real artist,  can't remember what it was though. The second one I did pay 7/6 and it was "Poetry in Motion"  by Jonny Tiltson.        not sure how to spell his surname.

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9 hours ago, mary1947 said:

not sure how to spell his surname.

Try... Tillotson, Noddy. And to answer your query, Yes, we're both fine.  X

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