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FlinterFile: Dexy’s Midnight Runners- Jackie Wilson Said

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In 1982, Dexy’s Midnight Runners released an ode to Jackie Wilson. The song was written and first recorded by Van Morrison in 1972. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Van Morrison- Moondance

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In 1970, Van Morrison released his new album. Normally, I would talk about the origins of the song, inspiration, etc. One problem: Van Morrison feels songs should speak for themselves, so the only thing we know, is that the song started as a part of a jazz instrumental he played everytime he played the saxophone. The song was a minor hit in the US, reaching number 92. Enjoy

Van Morrison- Moondance

Song of the day: Them- Gloria

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In 1964, the band Them recorded the song Gloria. It was written by one of the members of Them, Van Morrison. He wrote it on tour in Germany when he was eighteen years old! It was recorded along some other songs on the Decca label, where Them had just signed up. The song was a b-side from the single Baby, Please Don’t Go, and was more successful in the solo version of Van Morrison. Enjoy

Them- Gloria