2017

Chuck Berry 1958

21/3/17 – Chuck Berry – October 18th 1926 – March 18th 2017 / Chuck Berry – Little Queenie – 1959 / The Rolling Stones – Little Queenie – 1969

With little effort, tapping into those talents that allow me to predict the future, I have been saying this was coming since I realized quite recently that Chuck Berry would be 91 in 2017 – note that Little Richard will be 85 in December. Sadly Chuck didn’t make it to that 91st birthday but his legacy runs […]

lana-del-rey-love

27/2/17 – Lana Del Rey – Love – 2017

The polarizing Lana Del Rey returns with a new track, the first since the Honeymoon long player released in 2015. Sounding like Mazzy Star meets Chris Isaak meets Jesus And Mary Chain meets some glamorous past compounded by the  simultaneously modern and retro lyrics plus the doe-eyes framed with false eyelashes – and probably an […]

Aldous Harding 2017 B:W

12/2/17 – Aldous Harding – Horizon – 2017 – Tour Dates – February/March/May – 2017

Back from the dead, (that’s me, not Aldous Harding) after a holiday in Brazil and Northern Argentina at the spectacular Iguacu falls, it’s time to spread more music across the land with a short post about a girl from New Zealand. It’s only a matter of time before Aldous Harding penetrates your skin, rattles the […]

Buddy Greco the-lady-is-a-tramp

19/1/17 – Buddy Greco – August 14 1926 – January 10 2017 – Pre Dylan Lyricists /The Lady Is A Tramp – Tommy Dorsey Featuring Edythe Wright – 1937 / Sophie Tucker – 1937 / Lena Horne – 1948 / Ella Fitzgerald – 1956 / Pat Suzuki – 1958 / Frank Sinatra – 1958/1965 / Buddy Greco – 1960 / Shirley Bassey – 1966 / Diana Ross And The Supremes – 1968 / Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – 2011

Who were the great lyricists before Dylan? Well, from the fifties into the sixties you would probably say the men that wrote the words for the musicals, writers like Lorenz Hart. Hart wrote the lyrics for The Lady Is A Tramp and My Funny Valentine and was Richard Rodgers partner till alcoholism (Hart died tragically of […]