Known Pleasures – Paul Caine

Posted on November 24, 2017

This edition of Known Pleasures come to us from Paul Caine, Managing Director of Trust IV. Paul is a long-term supporter of Manchester Camerata and is an avid attender to all our concerts. Trust IV is a corporate supporter of Manchester Camerata and we’re greatly appreciative of the support they provide which enables us to continue the work we do.

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Spent the Day in Bed

OK, I do have a current favourite which is “Spent the day in bed” by Morrissey.

Never been a massive Morrissey “fan” but like a lot of Smith’s things.  This one is about the Lyrics and I have to say I have deliberately not checked the BBC news website since I heard it.  This is a massive change in habit for me as it was my default thing to do with my phone when I had a spare moment.

Surprisingly, the world has continued just fine in spite of my increased ignorance of the news.

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The Specials  

Toots and The Maytals

Monkey Man

Recently I had a phase of listening to various Ska artists such as Prince Buster, Desmond Decker, The Maytals, Specials, Madness and even Buster Bloodvessel.

Out of that lot I would pick:

Monkey Man – which the Specials did a high energy version of but I also like the original by The Maytals

Specials Version

Toots and the Maytals version here 


Mamie Galore

It Ain’t Necessary

A favourite old Northern Soul record I love is by Mamie Galore and I regularly go back to that for a bit of reflection.

“It Ain’t Necessary” by Mamie Galore

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Black Grape

Reverend Black Grape

Got Black Grape album playing in my car at the moment, “its great when you’re straight” from which I would choose “the Reverend Black Grape” – which is not so PC these days I guess!

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Pet Shop Boys

Go West

For a bit of grand-standing I love a bit of Pet Shop Boys, and my go to track is Go West, turned up loud in the car and shouting my version of the lyrics!

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Roberta Flack

The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face

I should mention my wedding song which was “The First Time Ever I Saw your face” by Roberta Flack – again much better when played on vinyl with that atmospheric hiss that is sadly missing in the digital versions.

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Mik Artistik

Plastic Fox

Not really on my list, but a bit of Manchester fun anyway … and totally off the wall, this has recently been brought to my attention, and I really liked was “Plastic Fox” by Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip.  It’s the mad lyrics that I really liked.

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