Chubby Checker – Pony Time  

I can't, and don't, dance. But this is one of the few songs that I stand up and shuffle about to when I'm alone in the studio.

Sir Douglas Quintet – She's About A Mover  

This is a song that I first heard in the early sixties, loved, and has stayed with me ever since.

Peggy Lee – When The World Was Young  

This is very nostalgic for no particular reason, but I kind of invent memories to it.

Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs – Wooly Bully  

This, like She's about a Mover, is one of those songs from the sixties that I have continued to play, and love.

Dr Hook – The Cover of The Rolling Stone  

I first heard this when I was visiting America, and contacted Jann Wenner, the editor of Rolling Stone Magazine, to ask if I could do a cover of Dr Hook… but they had just commissioned one.

Chet Baker – Everything Happens To Me  

I saw Chet Baker many times (the first time in 1956), and met him a couple of times too. Alongside Mark Murphy, he is one of the coolest men in the world.

Ian Dury And The Blockheads – Reasons To Be Cheerful  

I taught Ian Dury as a 16 year old art student, and we stayed friends. I love his 'list' songs, and this is one of the best of them

Mark Murphy – Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most  

So cool.

Dionne Warwick – I'll never Love This Way Again  

I first heard this in David Hockney's house in Los Angeles in 1979. I met Chrissy a year later, and it became our song.

The Beach Boys – Do It Again  

Brian Wilson is my all time hero. This is my favourite song of his.

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