and now for the songs — September 20, 2021

136) The Peppermint Trolley Co. — “Trust”

Cool ‘68 single written by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols “performed” on a cool TV show — Mannix, the classic detective series. In the episode, as summarized by IMDb, “Mannix is hired by a secretive multi-millionaire to find his ex-wife. At least that’s what he has been told when he takes the job. The ex-wife, a prominent singer, supposedly committed suicide but has been seen since her supposed death.” As for the PTC, “Mannix’s search for clues brings him to a music recording studio where he walks in on a rehearsal by the [band] as Mannix listens and looks on approvingly.”

“Trust in me and from hereafter you’ll be safe from sorrow, shadows and fears. Trust in me, I will care for you, share a grace with you. I’ll make a place for you.”

Here is a clip from Mannix:

Here’s the single:

137) Nick Garrie — “Seashore”

Another outtake from The Nightmare of J.B. Stanislas, finally recorded by Nick in 2009 — a wonderful, wistful song.

“Now I run across the seashore. All alone yes it must be. Wind’s so fine across my forehead. Lost my love across the sea. On the seashore, on the seashore.”

138) The Haigs — “Never Die”

The Dutch band where Golden Earring vocalist Barry Hay got his start. If you close your eyes, you could swear it’s the Beatles. The first of their 5 singles, from ‘66.

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