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Saint Etienne Present Songs For The Dog And Duck

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I've got a lot of time for Saint Etienne and every bit as much time for Ace Records, so I've got high hopes for Saint Etienne Present Songs from the Dog and Duck.

The second in a series (after 2004's Songs for Mario's Café), this is a tribute to Soho pubs – The Dog & Duck specifically being the pub of choice for the Heavenly label. So what do you get? Well, a soundtrack for a session in the Dog & Duck, reflecting the mood, the characters and the location.

In essence, that means an eclectic trawl through the Ace (in more ways than one) archives, throwing in everything from 60s pop instrumentals and pop to girl groups, obscure funk, classic soul, rough 'n' ready rock 'n' roll, a touch of glam and….Bill Oddie. Yes, that Bill Oddie. It sounds like a 'back to mine' classic in the making and it's out on Monday November 3rd 2009. Check out the full tracklisting over the page.

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Album tracklisting:

1. Hi Flutin' Boogie – John Scott
2. Davy O'brien – Duffy Power
3. The Boy With The Way – Jamie Carter
4. Make Me Yours – Bettye Swann
5. I Was Born To Love You – Herbert Hunter
6. Walkin' Through A Cemetery – Claudine Clark
7. Strollie Bun – The Blonde Bomber
8. Jitterbop Baby – Hal Harris
9. Dancing Round The World – Little Richard
10. She Does Everything For Me – The Zombies
11. The Way Of The Crowd – Dan Folger
12. I Can't Get Through – Bill Oddie
13. Lay This Burden Down – Mary Love
14. Sweep It Out In The Shed – Little Ann
15. How Can I Tell You – Barbara Lewis
16. The Emi Song (Smile For Me) – Alex Chilton
17. Driver's Seat – Sniff 'N' The Tears
18. Midnight Flight 2 – Angelo & Eighteen
19. Good Time Comin' – Mustard
20. Hand Clappin' Time – Gino With Johnny Greek
21. Having A Good Time – Huey Smith
22. Varee Is Love – Ohio Players
23. We Belong Together – Robert & Johnny
24. Smoke Rings – Les Paul & Mary Ford
25. Pinball – Brian Protheroe