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Baker's Dozen

Oooff, Ken! It's John Shuttleworth's Baker's Dozen!
Luke Turner , January 22nd, 2020 09:02

As he prepares to head off on a major UK tour, South Yorkshire's finest electronic artiste John Shuttleworth delves into his dusty loft to find 13 favourite records, from Harry Secombe to The Beatles, Mrs Mills and Leo Sayer


Racey - Lay Your Love On Me
If there is a finer band to have emerged from Weston-super-Mare in the 20th century then I have to say I’ve never heard of them! Racey blew my mind away when they burst onto the pop scene in 1978 with ‘Come On Baby Lay Your Love On Me’ Their second and arguably finest waxing ‘Some Girls’ is a classic and there for all to enjoy on Youbend, and I frequently do! Although the singer is too little really to pick up the lass that’s on stage dancing with him, and to twizzle her about, he does so with great pluck and verve. And this despite being in the full force of the wind machine which is always threatening to knock him off balance. It’s an incredible feat, and ‘Some Girls’ remains the finest three minutes of pure pop energy I’ve ever heard. Well, it’s really good anyway, and as a nation we should be more proud of Racey - AND Western Super Mare!