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Various - 20 Tracks chosen by Bob Manton.

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Bob Manton Compilation

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1. Take The A Train - Duke Ellington
My Dad was a jazz fan, he liked modern jazz but not the be-bop stuff. I grew up listening to a bit of this and Stan Kenton.

2. I Feel Fine - The Beatles
In the 60`s my parents only had two pop records in the house,this was one of them and the other one was ....

3. Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan
A great slag off of some bird he just split up with.

4. Can't Get Used To Losing You - Andy Williams
My parents were into a lot of what we would call easy listening, I put this on the list to sort of stand for all those singers like Sinatra, Bennet etc.

5. Meet On The Ledge - Fairport Convention
At the tale end of the sixties a friend of my dads intoduced him to 'Rock' music.this was one of the first groups he got into.

6. Carry On - CSNY
My Dad used to listen to Derek Jewel on Radio 3 who had a programme called `Sounds Interesting` .This is one of the tracks I remember from that programme.

7. Powder Finger - Neil Young/Crazy Horse
In 79 my dad bought the live LP 'Rust Never Sleeps' I've been a fan of Neil Young ever since.

8. Fire Brigade - The Move
one of the first records i can remember,must have been 6 or 7.

9. Mystic Eyes - Them
Apparently when Them played live in the early days some of the songs would go on for 20 minutes!

10. Dark Star - The Grateful Dead
I`m a massive dead-head.

11. Cum On Feel The Noize - Slade
When I was at school in the early seventies Slade ruled !

12. Working Mans Blues - Merle Haggerd
I love the hard country stuff.

13. Pushin Too Hard - The Seeds
When I first heard this I was transformed, later I wrote 'I Cant Stay Here' for the Hearts with this in mind.

14. Complete Control - The Clash
I saw them in 77 and 78, I loved the way they were larger than life.

15. Glow Girl - The Who
I Had to have one Who song in this list, this is one of my favourites, if they had made a studio LP in 68 it would have been their best record.

16. She's Not There - The Zombies
Colin Blunstone was a big early influence.

17. Hobo Blues - John Lee Hooker
I got into the blues around 88,have often drivin around Nofolk on a hot summer night balasting out JLH,you could be in Louisiana .

18. If You Need Me - Wilson Pickett
I saw The Jam doing soul covers so I got a Pickett greatest hits LP and got into Soul music starting here.

19. Born For A Purpose - Dr Alimantado
This stands for all that 70`s dub reggae that i was exposed to via the punk rock explosion.

20. Fools Gold - The Stone Roses
This band restored my faith in 'Rock' music.

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