8k38 Welcome to the Human Race – Men, Women and Children

Welcome to the Human Race says ELO in Mr Blue Sky and sets the scene for the tunes to follow.. songs of men, women and children chosen and stitched up in skew-whiff fashion.. there’s a Man Next Door, a Trouble Man, a Hurdy Gurdy Man, Man of the World, a Reasonable Man.. there are Independent Women, a Natural Woman (at least Aretha feels like one), a Black Magic Woman, a girl who’ll be a woman soon and a Girl called Johnny.. Monkey Man, Danger Man, Man from U.N.C.L.E, Boss Man and Preacher Man… O Children, Earth’s Children, Children Crying, Motherless children … if you tolerate this then…

ELO – Mr Blue Sky
Massive Attack – Man Next Door
Bob Marley – No Woman No Cry (Bill Laswell ambient dub)
Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man
Marvin Gaye – Trouble Man
Bent – I Love My Man
Billie Holiday – The Man I Love
Rolling Stones – Monkey Man
Ray Charles – I’ve Got A Woman
Dusty Springfield – Son of a Preacher Man
Urge Overkill – Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
Tiny Ruins – Reasonable Man
Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting For My Man
Pixies – Here Comes Your Man
Manic Street Preachers – If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
Waterboys – A Girl Called Johnny
Destiny’s Child/10CC – Independent Women pt 1/Dreadlock Holiday (Soulwax mix)
Rhythm & Sound – Boss Man (with Walda Gabriel)
The Congos – Children Crying
Minnie Riperton – I’m A Woman
Ammoncontact – Earth’s Children (feat. Mia Doi Todd)
Jimmy Scott – Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
Aretha Franklin – (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman
Ennio Morricone – The Man
Edwin Astley – Danger Man (High Wire)
Jerry Goldsmith – The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Fleetwood Mac – Black Magic Woman
Fleetwood Mac – Man Of The World
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – O Children

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