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Old Cape Cod – Patti Page / At The River (English Riviera Mix) – Groove Armada

My first experience of Patti Page was a sample used in Groove Armada’s “At The River”, which I really like in it’s own right. And, then double whammy, I discovered Patti Page’s “Old Cape Cod”, which I really like too.

Two entirely different genres, two great tunes, 40 years apart – 1957/1997. Patti Page has a beautiful voice, and the tune gently caresses, the double Patti at the beginning is charmingly eerie.

Groove Armada’s tune is a much more boisterous EDM, I love that old TB303 analog magic, it’s what first got me into music – analog synths, better than sex, well almost. I prefer the “English Riviera Mix”, and the shorter radio edit.

I have selected the best versions I could find on YouTube for your edutainment, and maybe enjoyment.

Old Cape Cod – Patti Page

“Old Cape Cod” is a song, written by Claire Rothrock, Milton Yakus, and Allan Jeffrey, and published in 1957. The single, as recorded by Patti Page, became a gold record, having sold over a million copies. Having been hailed by “Cape Codders” as the “unofficial Cape Cod Anthem, if ever there was one”, the song has been credited with “putting the Cape on the map” and helping to establish Cape Cod as a major tourist destination.

Source – Wikipedia

At The River (English Riviera Mix) (Radio Edit)

“At the River” is a song by British duo Groove Armada. It was released as a single in 1997 on 7″ vinyl, limited to 500 copies. The song appeared on the duo’s debut album Northern Star and again on their second album, Vertigo, released in April 1999.

Source – Wikipedia

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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Search For The Hero Inside Yourself – M People

Already said, I like Heather Small’s vocals … so another favourite …

“Search for the Hero” is the third single (remixed) from Bizarre Fruit (1994), the multi-platinum selling album from M People. The song was written by Mike Pickering and Paul Heard and produced by M People. It was released on 12 June 1995. The song peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart.

Source – Wikipedia

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Don Charisma

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One Night In Heaven – M People

On my playlist … fact – only music concert I ever went to was M People in Cardiff … My friend one tickets on the radio, and I provided the transport. I didn’t know I liked them until listening to them live, Heather Small is an amazing vocalist, so I was blown away by her “charisma”.

“One Night in Heaven” is the sixth overall single from British band M People and the first single from their second album Elegant Slumming (1993). Written by Mike Pickering and Paul Heard. Produced by M People. It was released on 14 June 1993. The song peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart. In Iceland, “One Night in Heaven” reached number five.

Source – Wikipedia

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Don Charisma

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Nightshift – The Commodores

A reader of the blog reminded me of this song – Another oldie but classic. Motown, aka these days, Universal Music

“Nightshift” is a 1985 song by the Commodores and the title track from their eleventh album of the same name. The song was written by lead singer Walter Orange in collaboration with Dennis Lambert and Franne Golde, as a loving tribute to soul/R&B singers Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye, both of whom died in 1984. The song was released as the album’s first single on January 31, 1985 by Motown Records in the United States.

Source – Wikipedia

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Don Charisma

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Lifted – Lighthouse Family

One of my favourite “soothing” tunes …

“Lifted” is a song written by British duo Lighthouse Family, for their debut album Ocean Drive (1996). The song was produced by Mike Peden. It was released as the lead single on May 1995 and reached the top 70 in the United Kingdom. In February 1996 the song was re-released, reaching a new peak of number four in the United Kingdom and reaching the top 40 in Austria, Iceland and Ireland, as well as on the Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary chart

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Don Charisma

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