“Yellow River is in my mind and in my eyes…” (Jeff Christie, 1970)
Christie’s “Yellow River” was a #1 smash in the UK, Ireland, Norway and Finland. The song, written and sung by British-born Jeff Christie, is a tale of a soldier returning home after the American Civil War.
“Yellow River” did pretty well in the States too, reaching a high of #23 on the Billboard “Hot 100.” Take a dip in the water (a cold-looking Thames) in the promo film below and see if it conjures up pleasurable memories.
‘Grape Ape! Grape Ape!’ (‘Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show,’ 1975)
Hanna-Barbera’s Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show originally ran Saturday mornings on ABC from September, 1975 to September, 1976. Grape Ape was a hot new property and a large batch of Tom & Jerry cartoons were also produced for the series. No full-animation theatrical shorts for the cat and mouse this time around. These cartoons were made strictly for television – a first for the venerable duo.
“You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” originally appeared on Sayer’s late 1976 L.P. Endless Flight. *Note: For some reason, the video below featuring Sayer performing live on The Midnight Special, repeats itself. The second version of the song is silent and it’s rather enjoyable watching Sayer dance without music.