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Any Major Night Vol. 2

Any Major Night Vol. 2

Having played the megabytes out of the first Any Major Night mix “” as I did with the Any Major Morning mixes (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 ) “” it is time to go nocturnal again.

Regular readers will know my aversion to featuring artists more than once in a themed series, but like there was an exception in the Any Major Summer series for The Beach Boys, so must there be one for the habitually night-dwelling Bruce Springsteen. He was on Volume 1, and here he is twice: on his own and as the writer of Patti Smith”s 1978 hit.

Elvis Presley could feature here, but as last time I ran the original of his hit One Night, here I am including the original of Such A Night. Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters” version, released in January 1954, was a hit on the R&B charts. Johnny Ray cleaned it up for the white folks and topped the charts with his version.

Charles Brown”s blues classic Black Night, on the other hand, features here in a cover version by Arthur Alexander, an artist who was at home in soul, blues and country. He was the first singer to record Elvis” hit Burnin” Love, and his song Anna was covered by The Beatles, who close this collection.

As always, this mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R and includes home-moonlit covers. PW the same as always.

1. The Boomtown Rats – When The Night Comes (1979)
2. Patti Smith – Because The Night (1978)
3. Steely Dan – Night By Night (1974)
4. The Pogues – A Rainy Night In Soho (1986)
5. The Cure – A Night Like This (1985)
6. Josh Rouse – It”s The Nighttime (2005)
7. Keni Stevens – Night Moves (A Dark Secret) (1987)
8. Bill Withers – I Want To Spend The Night (1977)
9. Freddie North – Rainy Night in Georgia (1975)
10. Mitty Collier – I Had A Talk With My Man Last Night (1964)
11. Anna King – Night Time Is The Right Time (1964)
12. Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters – Such A Night (1954)
13. Betty Everett – June Night (1964)
14. Arthur Alexander – Black Night (1964)
15. Them – Here Comes The Night (1965)
16. Sandie Shaw – Till The Night Begins To Die (1964)
17. Bob Dylan – One More Night (1969)
18. Dylan LeBlanc – Tuesday Night Rain (2010)
19. Joe Ely – Every Night About This Time (19982)
20. Bruce Springsteen – Drive All Night (1980)
21. The Beatles – Good Night (1968)

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  1. halfwit
    June 1st, 2017 at 13:55 | #1

    Pity about your one-artist rule, because another Arthur Alexander original, Sharing the Night Together, would’ve been perfect for this series.

  2. rekkids
    June 1st, 2017 at 16:32 | #2

    Thanks !

  3. RhodB
    June 4th, 2017 at 01:35 | #3

    Thanks for the great shares

    I am going to have a ball this afternoon playing all the compilations

    Regards

    Rhod

  4. JohnnyDiego
    June 4th, 2017 at 13:44 | #4

    I like this series, Dude. But the next volume must include “Here Comes The Night”, a Brian Wilson/Mike Love composition from the Beach Boy’s 1967 album “Wild Honey.” Wild Honey is one of my favorite Beach Boys albums right up there with “Surf’s Up.”

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