Friday, August 27, 2010

It's five from Five Friday!

Mull over these tunes during the Bank Holiday weekend. And have a good one.

First of all, here's a current fave, from that time in the late Sixties carrying on throughout the Seventies when the funk got gritty. See also: Love Child, Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology), Ball Of Confusion and all Sly & The Family Stone.

Now it's the Wurzels-like Bottle of Wine by the Fireballs (without Jimmy Gilmer).

Now it's Manfred Mann foghorn and the best-preserved man alive with his 1967 solo smash

And now my 1983 crush, available at last on CD:

Because I never tire of it, it's Joy. I'm at a loss to understand why this was on Disco Fever:


Cocktails said...

I'm at a loss to understand the appeal of that Naughty song. It's the worst thing I've heard in quite some time - and whoever taped it cut off the Jacksons track which comes after!

I like Tracie, but could her trousers possibly get any tighter?

Five-Centres said...

Why do you think she was the object of my affections, Cocktails.

I think the Naughty song is more nostalgia really. I think it's one of the most forgotten hits of all time.

office pest said...

Chrissie Hynde learnt all she knew off of Joy Sarney.

Paul Young's backing singers were top of the trouser class I think.

Ishouldbeworking said...

I'm a bit confused by Joy. When this came out we all assumed there was a parrot in the background, commenting on her antics with some Lothario, but now it seems she was actually having it off with Mr Punch. And that's just wrong. Great mouth though.

As for Tracie's Trousers, didn't her Mum have a word with her before letting her go on stage? Good Lord.