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Billy Forrest: A Selection Of My Favourite Songs

From Billy Forrest

Billy Forrest - A special selection of my favourite songs
Billy Forrest - A special selection of my favourite songs

It was a difficult one this. To remember my favourites over a span of 55 years was no mean feat, who do you leave out? I’ve chosen the songs that moved me the most, with just that “something” that makes a song reach into your soul. I’ve got two lists, International and “Local”. On the S.A. side it was more a case of appreciating the song, the performance and the production. Enjoy! – Billy Forrest

Artist/Song (International)

Cliff Richard & The Shadows (Live) – Miss you nights
Dobie Gray – Loving arms
Moody Blues – Nights in white satin
Dolly Parton – I will always love you
Kenny Rogers – Ruby don’t take your love to town
The Righteous Brothers – Unchained melody
The Walker Brothers – Make it easy on yourself
The Beatles – Yesterday
The Rolling Stones – Satisfaction
Matt Monroe – Born free
Dion Warwick – Valley of the dolls
Mike & The Mechanics – The living years
Elvis Presley – Are you lonesome tonight
Tom Jones – What’s new pussycat
Richard Harris – McArthur park
Abba – Fernando
K.D.Lang – Hallelujah
Elton John – Sacrifice
Mamas & Papas – California dreaming
Josh Grobin – You raise me up

Artist/Song (Local)

June Dyer – Whirlpool of love
Dickie Loader & The Blue Jeans – Exclusively yours
The Flames – For your precious love
The Dream Merchants – Time and the river
The Staccatos – Cry to me
Clout – Substitute
Bright Blue – Weeping
McCully Workshop – The Buccaneer
Copperfield – So you win again
Ballyhoo – Man on the moon
Rabbitt – Charlie
Joanna Field – Don’t fly too high
Maria – Clap your hands and stamp your feet
Gene Rockwell – Heart
Ken.J.Larkin – Turn around
Johnny Clegg – Scatterlings of Africa
Margaret Singana – Mama Tembu’s wedding
Steve Hofmeyr – Pampoen
Laurika Rauch – Kinders van die wind
Sias Reinecke – Sproetjies

Thanks to Marq Vas’s Southern African Music Collectibles

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Egmond

Vlieg

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Janiné Grobbelaar

Melk in Jou tee

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Die Meisie Van De Aar

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Marcato

100 000 Keer

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Rian Malan

Boer Se Nie Jammer Nie

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Mors

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Blikkie se Boom

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Vir Almal

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Huis Najaar

Somer Is Op Ons

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Masta Li

Syajayva

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Card On Spokes

In You Go

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B-Traq

B-Traq

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Steve D

Steve D

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Egmond

Vlieg

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Terry Dean

Got The Blues

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Ike Moriz

Breathing Dreams

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Monique Leite

Gee Nooit Op

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Ike Moriz

Breathing Dreams

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Monique Leite

Gee Nooit Op

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Mr J

Here I Am

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Janiné Grobbelaar

Melk in Jou tee

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Lu Chase

Mercury (Ross Gabriel Dub Mix)

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Jeremy de Tolly

Two

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Anthony Caplan & Andrew Tracey

Open

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Summer Shade

Drive All Day

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Al’astair

Die Meisie Van De Aar

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K, Ray & The Bird

Coffee In The Rain

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Peter Hoven

Fire Still Burns

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Jon Delinger

Crossroads

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Paint

Wage Your Wars

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Hold Me Close

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Not My Dog

Raging Girl

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Faith Why You Always Running

Billboard Lights

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Ricardo Dyson

Blow My Mind

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Pretty Blue Guns

Mockingbird

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Hold Me Close

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Not My Dog

Raging Girl

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Faith Why You Always Running

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Ricardo Dyson

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Pretty Blue Guns

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Neo Muyanga

4:7

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Game Face

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Fotostories

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Alicia Wolf

Beyond My Dreams

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DK

Nkosi Yamakhos

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Isja!

Struggle

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Rea Le Roux

Daar’s n Vrou wat Wag

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12th Avenue

Time Bomb

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 Country/Folk

Kenny Ray Daniel

Following a Shooting Star

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Gil Hockman

Elvis Presley Blues

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Lara Frances

Wolwedans

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