Cover to Cover – Harry Nilsson

nilssonOnce upon a time Harry Nilsson wanted to call one of his later 70′s albums “God’s Greatest Hits”, whilst there was an element of mickey taking going on, he wasn’t far off. Both Lennon & McCartney declared him to be their favorite American artist & group. His songs are so good that they translate into genres diverse as soft rock, jazz , & alternative dance. The irony of it all was the two songs he will always be remembered by are written by others – Everybody’s Talkin’ & Without You. This mix has been inspired by my recent reading of the brilliant biog “Nilsson” by Alyn Shipton. Enjoy.

   One – Aimee Mann
Don’t Leave Me, Baby     – Astrud Gilberto
The Wailing of the Willow – Fred Astaire
Open Your Window – Ella Fitzgerald
Sin Ella (Without Her) – José José
Turn On Your Radio – Marc Cohn
I Guess the Lord Must Be In New York City – Mystic Moods Orchestra
Together – Sandie Shaw
1941 – Jenny O.
Paradise – The Ronettes
Story of Rock and Roll – The Turtles
This Could Be the Night – The Modern Folk Quartet
The Puppy Song – Mary Hopkin
Cuddly Toy – Hal
Best Friend – Puppet
Daddy’s Song – The Monkees
The Rainmaker – The 5th Dimension
Mournin’ Glory Story – Jennifer Trynin
Ten Little Indians – The Yardbirds
Jump Into the Fire – LCD Soundsystem

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