A big thanks to Pete Haigh from the monthly Funkology radio show (alongside Andy Madhatter Holmes on BBC Radio Lancashire’s On The Wire here) for sending in a gardening inspired chart. There’s some brilliant stuff from Hugh Masekela, Frankie Valli, The Leaves, The Seeds and a whole heap more. More on Pete here.
1. Grazing in the grass – Hugh Masakela
2. Green grass of home – Thomas “Boyo” Jones Esq.
3. Flowers in the rain – The Move
4. Poison ivy – The Coasters
5. Ladybird – Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood
6. Going back to my roots – Richie Havens
7. Where have all the flowers gone – Walter Jackson
8. Don’t fence me in – Bing Crosby
9. Flowers – The Emotions
10. Hey Joe – The Leaves
11. In the bush – Musique
12. Jennifer Juniper – Donovan
13. The sun aint gonna shine anymore – Frankie Valli
14. Forkhandlesfourcandles – The 2 Ronnies
15. Mountain greenery – Ella Fitzgerald
16. Dust my broom – Ike and Tina Turner
17. Sensemillia – Black Uhuru
18. Pushin too hard – The Seeds
19. Crop Dustin – Steve Cropper
20. Green Onions – The MG’s
And here’s last month’s instalment of Funkology a show well worth tuning into live or hearing on listen again. Cheers again for the excellent chart Pete, our mate Percy Thrower would be proud!