Billy Fury – Gonna Type A Letter & Don’t Jump

Since the advent of sampling life has been hard for the typist wanting to make their way in popular music and whilst the digital version is convenient it can’t match the feel, warmth and variation that can be attained from the real thing

Billy Fury – Gonna type a letter (HQ)

And whilst on the subject of great Billy Fury b-sides and like most of his early recordings written by himself.

Billy Fury – Don't Jump (1960)

Have always imagined that Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds would do a good version of this.

Incidentally the story is that the Beatles (or Silver Beetles as they were at the time) would have been his backing band if they’d been prepared to fire Stuart Sutcliffe but that may be a later invention.

Charles Aznavour – Les Plaisirs Démodés

Charles Aznavour has died at 94. At least he got to finish his last tour before shuffling off this mortal coil.

Charles AZNAVOUR Les plaisirs démodés

And the bastards have blocked it. Interesting that they didn’t bother until he died though it is apt in a way as he was a bit of an extremist when it came to Copyright.