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Christmas

Teddy Thompson is a British folk and rock musician. He is the son of Linda Thompson and Richard Thompson (who performed and recorded as Richard & Linda Thompson), and the brother of singer Kami Thompson.

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Werewolves of Rosebud

“Werewolves of London” was a songwriting collaboration between Warren Zevon, Waddy Wachtel, and LeRoy Marinell.

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Whadaya Want

Another song from Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber first recorded in 1954 by the Robins.

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What Goes On

John Lennon started writing this song as a Quarryman, before the Beatles were formed. The vocal range is limited which also suits the limited range of many uke groups. If Ringo can sing it, we can sing it!

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I’m Blue (The Gong Gong Song)

“I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)” was recorded by the backing trio The Ikettes in 1961. Delores Johnson sang the lead, while Tina Turner joined Joshie Armstead and Eloise Hester singing the backing vocals.

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Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes

“Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes” was written and performed by Chuck Willis as the A-side of a 1958 single with “What Am I Living For” on the B-side.

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Teenager In Love

“A Teenager in Love” is a song written by Doc Pomus and partner Mort Shuman It was originally recorded by Dion and the Belmonts, and was released in March 1959.

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What Am I Living For

“What Am I Living For” was intended as the B side to a Chuck Willis original “Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes but quickly became the favourite track following Willis’s untimely death in early April, a few weeks after the record was released.

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Watcha Gonna Do

The original Medallions featuring the bluesy lead vocals of Vernon Green were the first doo-wop group to record for one of Los Angeles’s premiere doo-wop labels, Dootone Records. Written by Vernon Green.

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Right Around the Corner

Charles Singleton and Rose Marie McCoy enjoyed a very productive collaboration from 1954 to 1962 writing successful songs for Big Joe Turner, Faye Adams, Ruth Brown and Elvis Presley among many others

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Bones

A whimsical little song by Paul Dillon, local Mornington Peninsula musician and entertainer.

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Country Life

Country LifeNov 24, 2020 The Watersons sang Country Life on their 1975 Topic record For Pence and...

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Rita May

Bob Dylan wrote Rita May in 1976 with Jacques Levy. Dylan only played the song once in public, on 3 May 1976.

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For Your Love

In 1958, Ed Townsend took his ballad, “For Your Love” to Capitol Records, hoping to interest Nat “King” Cole, but, impressed with his voice, Capitol signed him to record it himself.

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Sea Cruise

Ace Records erased Huey Smith’s vocal track from “Sea Cruise” and replaced it with a vocal track by the white singer Frankie Ford. The song was a hit for Ford.

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Choo Choo Train

The Box Tops first record ‘The Letter’ was a major hit in July 1967. They recorded Choo Choo Train in May 1968. The song was written by Donnie Fritts and Eddie Hinton. The Box Tops released many follow up records with little chart success but remained a touring band for more than 30 years although with many line-up changes.

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Boys Cry

Boys CryApr 26, 2020 'Boys Cry' was a minor 1964 hit for Eden Kane, the stage name of Richard...

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Alright, Okay, You Win

Alright Ok You Win has become a jazz standard since it was written by Mayme Watts and Sid Wyche. The song was first recorded by Ella Johnson in February 1955 backed by Buddy Johnson’s Big Band.

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Yes Sir I Can Boogie

Yes Sir I Can Boogie was a major hit across Europe 1977 and has become a disco classic.The song is the best-selling single of all-time by a female group with more than 18 million copies sold worldwide.

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Hearts Made of Stone

‘Hearts of Stone’ was written by Eddie Ray and Rudy Jackson a member of a San Bernardino, California-based rhythm and blues vocal group the Jewels.

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(I Don’t Know) Why The Car Won’t Go

Jesse Albert Stone was an American rhythm and blues musician and songwriter whose influence spanned a wide range of genres. He also used the pseudonyms Charles Calhoun and Chuck Calhoun.

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