We Dig Music – Series 4 Episode 4 – Best of 1968

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We’re back to our time travelling shenanigans and have warped all the way back through time to 1968 where we’ve been protesting the Vietnam war, appearing as extras in George Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead & hanging out with The Grateful Dead in Haight Ashbury. We’ve also been talking about Dog bothering Jazz, Prog gigs in Yorkshire steel mills, & Dumbledore’s soggy gateaux.

We’ve each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian’s wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of preference and sent them to Colin’s wife Helen, who totalled up the points and worked out the order. Helen also joined us on the episode to read out the countdown, which we found out as we recorded so all reactions are genuine.

Now, admittedly, in parts we’re a little bit brutal to some of the songs in the list as we’re three separate people with differing music tastes, but please remember that to be in this episode at all the songs have to have been in one of our top 10’s of that year.

Bands featured in this episode include (In alphabetical order, no spoilers here!) – The Beatles, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Blue Cheer, James Brown, The Byrds, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, The Chocolate Watchband, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Desmond Dekker, Marvin Gaye, Richard Harris, Jimi Hendrix, The Hollies, The Impressions, Iron Butterfly, Dr. John, Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra, Nazz, Pentangle, Pink Floyd, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones. Simon & Garfunkel, Small Faces, Steppenwolf, The United States Of America, Gary Walker & The Rain, Scott Walker, & Muddy Waters.

Find all songs in alphabetical order here – https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1yZltcxPwAOGsfjtT9YhqX?si=-acWNA7oRROood8CCaBn4w&utm_source=copy-link

The playlist of 20 songs from the other two hosts was scored as usual, our favourite song got 20 points, counting down incrementally to our least favourite which got 1 point. The scoring of our own list of 10 is now slightly more complicated in order to give a truer level of points to our own favourites. So rather than them only being able to score as many points as our 10th favourite in the other list, the points in our own list were distributed as follows –

1st place – 20 points
2nd place – 18 points
3rd place – 16 points
4th place – 14 points
5th place – 12 points
6th place – 9 points
7th place – 7 points
8th place – 5 points
9th place – 3 points
10th place -1 point

Hosts – Ian Clarke, Colin Jackson-Brown & Tracey B
Guest starring Helen Jackson-Brown.
Playlist compiling/distributing – Lydia Clarke
Recorded/Edited/Mixed/Original Music by Colin Jackson-Brown for We Dig Podcasts
Thanks to Peter Latimer for help with the scoring system.

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