Friday, 30 October 2009

great YouTube clip by Lulu and the Lampshades

You're Gonna Miss Me features a chorus from an old folk song and verses written by Lulu. Lulu is the one on the left. She's good.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

skip forward 2 mins 30 seconds to see Shirley Bassey making Tom Baxter her own

Joe writes: Then she sings his wonderful song Almost There. It wasn't written for her but it might as well have been. And it's better than the new songs that were written for her (or the few I've heard anyway).

Friday, 23 October 2009

A truly great road song: America by Paul Simon

Phil writes: Probably one that everyone knows but it's always nice to think that someone out there may hear it for the first time and personally I never tire of it. Meant to post this when they started running Greyhound buses in the UK. Wouldn't really work for me - surely they're all about the vast distances and the scenery from the moon rising over an open field to the New Jersey Turnpike. No, British Greyhounds make me think of 'Do you know the way to Sandringham?' or 'By the time I get to Tulse Hill'. Favourite lines: Kathy I'm lost I said though I knew she was sleeping/I'm empty and aching and I don't know why."

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Friday, 9 October 2009

A Worthwhile Cover - Raining In My Heart by Raw Holly

Phil writes: Sometimes you can't understand why someone bothers with a cover but this one grabbed me on its first release, some voice this guy's got - I even bought the record! Like most of my 45s it disappeared somewhere along the way but I'm really pleased it's been re-released on a whole album of Holly covers:

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