Tony's Coffee Time Picks #31


Older neighbour Tony shares some picks from his great music collection. This playlist features a brilliant selection of songs about Sundays.

In Tony's words: 'Have you ever tried to make a playlist on a Sunday? Now that’s a good idea for a theme. There are conflicting elements in the first three songs, which make them so interesting, because the mood and melody is one of tranquillity, but there are hidden feelings of the opposite.'

Listen to the mix here.


The Velvet Underground – Sunday Morning

Lou Reed wrote this song on a Sunday morning around 6.00am. He wrote the song for Nico, but then decided not to let the German ex-model sing it. Instead he impersonated her himself, with Nico singing backing vocals. This song has a polished production as it was released as a single in 1966. It sunk unnoticed on release, but grew in popularity through radio play by DJs like John Peel.

Lou Reed said: “This is a song about when you’ve done something so sad and you wake up the next day and you remember it. Not to sound grim or anything … just, once in a while, you have one of those days.”

Atili Bandalero – Sunday

DJ Atili describes himself as “Electro hybride. Sans frontière.” Well, he is French!


Rhoda Dakar – Everyday Is Like Sunday

Rhoda Dakar delivers a beautiful ska and reggae infused take on Morrissey’s classic “Everyday Is Like Sunday”.

Rhoda Dakar who began her career as lead vocalist with all female 2-Tone band, The Bodysnatchers, and has also recorded with both The Specials and Madness, said: “During the first lockdown, trapped in my frontroom looking out over London, this song was my earworm. It never went away. Late summer 2020 we had the chance to get into the studio, in a socially distanced fashion. The track we recorded sounded good, very good and we smiled.”

Toots & The Maytals - Sunny This is the reggae version of the Bobby Hebb soul classic by Toots & The Maytals. It was recorded in Jamaica in 2011.

Heather Madden

Posted by Heather Madden on Tuesday 11th May 2021

Heather is Manchester Cares' Programme Coordinator managing our Social Clubs programme.

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