Oct 24, 2010

Yackety yack

The delectable Chiffons

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With my faltering infirm voice, we're going to keep the chat to a minimum this week. Here are 50 minutes of song about the gentle art of conversation. From the silvered-tongued Sweet Talkin' Guy to the quaint Conversation Piece by D. Bowie.

  1. Sweet Talkin' Guy, The Chiffons, 7", 1963, Laurie
  2. We Can Talk, The Band, Music From Big Pink, 1968, Capitol
  3. You're My Girl (I Don't Want to Discuss It), Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros, 1968, Elektra
  4. Talk to me, Al Green, Green is Blues, 1969, Hi
  5. Conversation Piece, David Bowie, Space Oddity, 1969, RCA
  6. Everybody's Talkin', Elephants Memory, Songs From Midnight Cowboy Plus, 1969, Buddah
  7. Communication Breakdown, Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin I, 1969, Atlantic
  8. Nothing To Say, Jethro Tull, Benefit , 1970, Island
  9. Small Town Talk, Bobby Charles, Bobby Charles , 1972, Bearsville
  10. New York Telephone Conversation, Lou Reed, Transformer, 1972, RCA
  11. Speakin' Out, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Tonight's the Night, 1977, Reprise
  12. Small Talk Stinks, Bauhaus, In the Flat Field, 1980, 4AD
  13. It's My Life, Talk Talk, It's My Life, 1984, EMI
  14. Talk About The Weather, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Talk About The Weather, 1985, Red Rhino
  15. Some Candy Talking, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Darklands, 1987, Blanco Y Negro

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