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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


The Jock Strapo Ensemble - Rugby Songs Volume Two
I was encouraged to pick this collection of bawdy songs by my next door neighbour and sole agent Ken Worthington. I wasn’t so sure, and I’ve not even listened to it yet, but I will soon, encouraged by the presence of Fergal Sharkey on the far right. I used to like him when he was in the charts, and if Fergal’s on lead vocals or even just doing some harmonies it should prove a satisfying listen. But oo - I do wish someone would release an album of Table Tennis songs. That’s a woefully under exploited genre in my view. If and when it happens I have a perfect song for it called ‘Pingpong Pangs’. It goes like this: “Ping pong pangs, Ying and yang – the perfect game for two/ Playing ping-pong you can’t go wrong - it’s a pleasurable thing to do/ Tennis is for fools, there’s too many rules and you need bigger balls as well/ But ping-pong pangs, my ping-pong pangs are the pangs I long to quell!" But I shall insist on the singers being less scantily clad!