Lunch Hour Special (7/21/16)

Written by John Simon


  • 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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