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lesley duncan’s love song

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I keep getting back to this song … do you know what I mean? Lesley Duncan (née Cox) wrote and performed the original version in 1969, while Elton John’s cover version from 1970 – which also features la Duncan – has made the song famous ever since … resulting in fine versions by Dionne Warwick(e) (1971), Peggy Lee (studio version d.d. 1972), etc. (Apparently, David Bowie and John Hutchinson had already recorded a demo of this song as soon as 1968-12, later to be released on the bootleg The Forgotten Songs Of David Robert Jones“.)
http://www.lesleyduncan.net/
http://www.45cat.com/record/rca1783
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesley_Duncan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumbleweed_Connection
http://thehelplessdancer.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/lesley-duncan/
http://garbocathedral.blogspot.com/2007/10/lesley-duncan-love-song.html
http://eltonjohnallsongslist.blogspot.com/2008/06/unforgettable-people-xxi-lesley-duncan.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/lesley-duncan-singer-and-songwriter-who-worked-with-elton-john-and-pink-floyd-1942138.html


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spirogyra’s electric eden

While Jeanette Leech was writing her fab folk book … Rob Young was working on another excellent volume – not just about folk: Electric Eden – unearthing Britain’s visionary music(Faber && Faber 2010-08-05, ISBN 9780571237524). I haven’t finished reading it yet but it’s a real treasure trove of information, making it an impossible task to list the acts he brings into view. (Kevin Ayers, David Bowie, Joe Boyd, Anne Briggs, Vashti Bunyan, Shirley Collins, Donovan, Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Bill Fay, Forest, Fotheringay, Roy Harper, (Mike) Heron, the Incredible String Band, Bert Jansch, Kaleidoscope [UK], John Martyn, Mellow Candle, Mighty Baby, Mr Fox, Parchment, Pentangle, Pink Floyd, John Renbourn, Soft Machine, Steeleye Span, Traffic, Trees  ànd Talk Talk have been dealt with, of course. Surprisingly, Michael Chapman, Fresh Maggots, Mushroom and Tractor hardly get a mention.) On pages 512 & 513, for instance, Mr. Young describes the (three album) legacy of UK folk act Spirogyra (mainly Martin Cockerham & Barbara Gaskin) … Don’t confuse them with the US fusion jazzers Spyro Gyra who debuted in 1978!
http://www.electriceden.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Young
http://www.psychedelicfolk.com/Spirogyra.html
http://www.thewire.co.uk/details/contributors/?contributor=10
http://www.faber.co.uk/work/electric-eden/9780571237524/
http://www.readysteadybook.com/Article.aspx?page=robyoung
http://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/book-review-electric-eden
http://sidsmith.blogspot.com/2010/07/podcasts-from-yellow-room-xxix.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/aug/07/electric-eden-folk-rob-young
http://growlikeweeds.com/2011/05/10/rob-young-reading-from-electric-eden/
http://www.newstatesman.com/books/2010/07/electric-eden-music-young-folk
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/07/entertainment/la-et-robyoung-20110607
http://fionnchu.blogspot.com/2011/04/rob-youngs-electric-eden-book-review.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/books/electric-eden-by-rob-young-book-review.html
http://www.newyorker.com/arts/reviews/brieflynoted/2011/07/11/110711crbn_brieflynoted4
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/electric-eden-by-rob-young-2331733.html
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wildhunt/2011/10/interview-with-rob-young-author-of-electric-eden-unearthing-britains-visionary-music.html
http://www.artrick-playground.com/article/Interview-with-Rob-Young-author-of-aElectric-Eden-Unearthing-Britainas-Visionary-Musica/619/510396

Update: Rob Young has compiled an “Electric Eden – Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music” v/a 2cd (midprice via UMC)!

 

after low

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Finally, three Bowie covers off 2002’s After Lowv/a cd – which came with the book Fascination: the Bowie show(featuring writing and art by Douglas Coupland, Ann Magnuson, Rick Moody and many more).

lisa carbon’s space oddity

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Another version of Bowie’sSpace oddity“, and two more tracks off Lisa Carbon’s final album Standardsas produced by Atom™ for Rather Interesting (RI 061, released 2003-06-02).

bowie 2001 oddity

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Fritz von Runte was inspired by Stanley Kubrick‘s 2001 a space odysseymotion picture to remix David Bowie’s music.
http://fritz.vonrunte.com/
http://www.bowie2001.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_von_Runte
http://uzine.posterous.com/davy-jones-demo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Oddity_(song)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fame_(David_Bowie_song)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changes_(David_Bowie_song)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let%27s_Dance_(David_Bowie_song)
http://snaporaz.posterous.com/2001-how-the-solar-system-was-won

clark e. smith


Michael Clark‘s company didn’t just work to Bruce Gilbert‘s music obviously! Bolan, Bowie & Branca have been danced to, as well as Laibach, Pop & Reed, or the compositions of Jeffrey Hinton and Igor Stravinsky – see also here & there … But the most striking collaboration has probably been that between Michael Clark and the Fall

top of the pops


An acquired taste for the undiscerning listener … Off a lengthy series of lp’s of little or no merit, if not for the sleeves, as released on Pickwick‘s Hallmark sublabel (1968-1982 + 1985). Tim Joseph is about to tell you all about them via his book “When cover girls ruled the charts – the story of the Top of the Pops albums”, scheduled for 2011-02 (ISBN 9780956143914) …
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_of_the_Pops_(record_series)
http://www.freewebs.com/toppopper/
http://www.easyontheeye.net/book_spread.htm
http://easyontheeyebooks.wordpress.com/cover-girls-page-samples/
http://easyontheeyebooks.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/when-cover-girls-ruled-the-charts/
http://planetmondo.blogspot.com/2010/10/when-pop-cultures-collide-top-of-punks.html
http://planetmondo.blogspot.com/2010/10/top-pop-hits-at-pocket-money-prices.html
http://marusalbums.blogspot.com/search/label/top%20of%20the%20pops
http://uzine.posterous.com/tag/topofthepops