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Sunday 8 March 2020

Please, Mrs Avery ....

2020 Charity Shop Purchase 19 - Dr Hook - Greatest Hits

When I retire and am looking for something to keep me busy I may volunteer to sort out the vinyl in the BRICC charity shop in Ballantrae. That would keep me going until my dotage. Having said that despite the quantity they are somewhat short in quality.

This one was chosen by Mrs CC. I must admit that Dr Hook (originally known as Dr Hook and the Medicine Show) are a band that I can take and leave with the exception of Sylvia's Mother which I think is a brilliant song. I'm not sure about the rest of you but I know that Walter agrees.

As for the rest of their songs they seem to be labouring under the misapprehension that teenage girls may find grizzly old men attractive. Don't get too excited when looking at the picture above ladies.

A band that typify the description soft rock and arguably just the thing for a Sunday morning

Dr Hook - Sylvia's Mother

Dr Hook - A Little Bit More


  1. I have a Mandatory Reggae Version of Sylvia's Mother somewhere if you want it

    1. I might need to pluck up some courage before taking you up on that offer Ernie

    2. Is it this?

      by Eric DOnaldson?

    3. Now we know where Ernie gets his ammo from!

    4. I do have Eric's rendition in my collection, but personally prefer this version:

  2. I liked a lot of Shel Silverstein's songs for Dr Hook albums but they always seemed to be mixed in with some real dross. Your "Greatest Hits" album is probably the best bet.

  3. A Little Bit More was held off the top spot by Elton & Kiki's Don't Go Breaking my heart for 5 weeks during the long hot summer of 1976. If you are around our age you will always remember that summer, and the soundtrack to the summer very much featured those two songs.

    And yes, they do look grizzly in that picture but I don't think I thought about it at the time - Dennis was a fine looking chap back then.

  4. I bought a second hand stereo system off ebay (I wanted a cheap amp to plug my turntable into) and the previous owners had left a copy of Dr Hook's Greatest Hits in the CD deck. It wasn't you was it?