2/11/16 – Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind / Where Have All The Flowers Gone?/ Qui peut dire où vont les fleurs? – Marlene Dietrich – 1963 – 1965

Marlene Dietrich sang Where Have All The Flowers Gone? in three languages – in German as Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind, in English and in French as “Qui peut dire où vont les fleurs?” All three versions of the song were arranged and conducted by Burt Bacharach, The French and German versions were recorded in Paris […]

Gayle McCormick Black and White

6/3/16 – Gayle McCormick – November 26th 1948 – March 1st 2016 / Smith – Baby It’s You – 1969 / The Shirelles – Baby It’s You – 1961/ The Beatles – Baby It’s You – 1963

Last weekend there was major record fair in Solna near Stockholm. As I was browsing (looking for Shocking Blue albums) I came across Gayle McCormick’s first self-titled solo album from 1971. I have the first Smith album so of course I bought it – tragically three days later, she died It’s A Cryin’ Shame was a […]

Anne Briggs - The Hazards Of Love EP Cover Art

17/8/15 – Bert Jansch And Anne Briggs – Blackwaterside – Anne Briggs – The Hazards Of Love EP – 1963 – A Rare Interview With Anne Briggs from The Guardian – 2007

If you are a Led Zeppelin fan, you will recognize Blackwaterside as the inspiration for Black Mountainside from Led Zeppelin 1. The song is an old Irish Folk song (Down By The Blackwaterside) taught by Anne Briggs to Bert Jansch who then recorded it on his 1966 album Jack Orion. When Jimmy Page played as […]

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19/7/15 – Cilla Black – It’s For You – 1964 – Love Of The Loved – 1963 – Step Inside Love – 1968 / The Beatles – Love Of The Loved – 1962 / Cilla Black – Alfie – 1966

Cilla Black, the essence of Liverpool, ex Cavern cloakroom assistant, Beatles pal and down to earth pop star from the infamous Scottie Road – and with the most distinctive voice you’ve ever heard! Of these three Lennon and McCartney recordings mostly written by Paul, It’s For You and Love Of The Loved are largely forgotten, the most […]