A sunny, funny, rammed in the garden, quietish inside May Bank holiday Almanac with some of our very favourite people- we had the best time with a much missed & returning Mick, SallieGabrielJoeDevaki & Lily, Huw & Steve, our brilliant mini circuit dancers Tom & Steph, Dennis from the Darkside, Trisha & her boys Ever, Polly, Tommy & Benj, our hosts RichDaisy, Daisy 2 & Leanne & lunches by the fanTastic new chef’s team at the Saint Georges. Having a month’s Almanac break in June but hoping to be back in July [date to be confirmed]. One shouldn’t have favourites but both Chris & i had a Riot playing the records below..

Dom played:

Frankie Cosmos – ‘Outside With The Cuties’

Tears For Fears – ‘Pharaohs’

Marvin Gaye – ‘Abraham, Martin & John’

Bryan Ferry – ‘Is Your Love Strong Enough?’

Rihanna – ‘Needed Me’

Beck – ‘Blue Moon’

Andre Lodemann- ‘Coming Your Way’

Pet Shop Boys – ‘Odd Man Out’

Nat King Cole – ‘Nature Boy’

Cathy Dennis – ‘Falling (PM Dawn AAWWWS#!T Mix)’

Maria Muldaur – ‘Midnight At The Oasis’

10CC – ‘Donna’

Chet Faker – ‘Cigarettes & Loneliness (I-Tunes Sessions Version)

Frankie Cosmos – ‘If I Had A Dog’

Tuff City Kids- R- Mancer (Roman Flugel Happy Gerdy Remix)

Midland- ‘Same Old’

Gay Marvine – ‘Wait A Minute, Baby’

Kirsty MacColl – ‘Days’

Chris played:

Attillas – ‘Seduzienteau’

The Beatles – ‘Getting Better’

Brothers & Sisters – ‘The Times They Are A Changin’

Aretha Franklin – ‘Spanish Harlem’

Shirley Brown – ‘Woman To Woman’

Blanche – ‘City Lights’

Psychedelic Furs – ‘The Ghost In You’

Queen – ‘Spread Your Wings’

Shanice – ‘I Love Your Smile’

The Beatles – ‘Lovely Rita’

Liverpool Express – ‘You Are My Love’

Joan Armatrading – ‘The Weakness In Me’

Alison Moyet – ‘Invisible’

Joe Jackson – ‘Steppin’ Out’

The Beatles – ‘She’s Leaving Home’

Esther Phillips – ‘Home Is Where The Hatred Is’

Matt Monro – ‘My Kind Of Girl’

Sparks – ‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us’

Onuka – ‘Vidlik’

Lorde – ‘Green Light’

Oasis – ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’

The Beatles – ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

The Beatles – ‘A Day In The Life’

THE BATTLE

Blondie – ‘Shayla’

New York City – ‘I’m Doing Fine’

Ray Charles – ‘What’d I Say’

Fifth Dimension – ‘Up Up And Away’

Edison Lighthouse – ‘Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows)’

Crown Heights Affair – ‘You Gave Me Love’

Madonna – ‘Secret’

Doobie Brothers – ‘What A Fool Believes’

Electronic – ‘Getting Away With It’

Fun Boy Three – ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’

Narada Michael Walden – ‘I Shoulda Loved You’

The Pretenders – ‘Back On The Chain Gang’

Stevie Wonder – ‘I Wish’

Labelle – ‘Lady Marmalade’

Foster The People – ‘Pumped Up Kicks’

Sheila B Devotion – ‘Spacer’

David Bowie – ‘Be My Wife’

Chaka Khan – ‘I Feel For You’

Squeeze – ‘Goodbye Girl’

The Move – ‘Blackberry Way’

Staxx – ‘Joy’

Malcolm McLaren – ‘Double Dutch’

Kanye West – ‘Gold Digger’

Sex Pistols – ‘Rock Around The Clock’

The Mixtures – ‘Pushbike Song’

Derek & The Dominos – ‘Layla’

The Smiths – ‘Sheila Take A Bow’

Gary Glitter – ‘Rock & Roll Part 2’

Chic – ‘Dance Dance Dance’

Joan Armatrading – ‘Me Myself I’

Cabaret Original Soundtrack – ‘Money’

Al Wilson – ‘The Snake’

The Cure – ‘Love Cats’

Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Could You Be Loved’

Wham! – ‘Club Tropicana’

Fleetwood Mac – ‘Big Love’

The Specials – ‘A Message To You Rudy’

Run DMC – ‘Walk This Way’

Madonna – ‘Ray Of Light’

Ike & Tina Turner – ‘Nutbush City Limits’

Pulp – ‘Common People’

Bananarama – ‘Robert De Niro’s Waiting’

ABBA – ‘Fernando’