Lunch Hour Special (7/21/16)

John Simon | Posted almost 3 years ago.

Cat Stevens Has a Birthday Today - spotlight on the songwriting of Steven Georgiou (now known as Yusuf Islam)

Here Comes My Baby - Cat Stevens (ca. 1966 - from his days as a fledgling Pop star)
The First Cut Is The Deepest - PP Arnold (expatriate American Soul singer had the first crack at this one in '67)
Moonshadow - Cat Stevens (one of a string of FM Radio staples from the early Seventies)
Where Do The Children Play - Cat Stevens (his four biggest albums were produced by Paul Samwell-Smith, former Yardbird)
Peace Train - Richie Havens (early Nineties cover; 10,000 Maniacs also released it as a charting single)
If You want To Sing Out - Cat Stevens (from the film "Harold & Maude." Long unavailable on record....)
Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens (with an uncredited Rick Wakeman of Yes providing piano accompaniment)
Wild World - Maxi Priest (a smash Reggae-flavored cover of one of his big hits)
The First Cut Is The Deepest - Rod Stewart (2/77 - just missed the Top Twenty in the States)
Here Comes My Baby - Tremeloes (3/67; #10 in the US of A)
Midday (Avoid City After Dark) - Yusuf (opening track from from his 2006 release "An Other Cup")
Longer Boats - Cat Stevens (classic "deep cut" from 1970's "Tea For The Tillerman")
Roadsinger - Yusuf (title track from his 2009 release)
Wild World - Cat Stevens (2/71; #11 - penned for his American girlfriend Patti D'Arbanville after their break-up)

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