Archive | July, 2014

#LISSEN. SOULED OUT – LULU.

20 Jul

This is just a wee plug for a blue eyed soul singer from my part of the world.
You all know her as LULU. Lulu Kennedy – Cairns (born as Marie McDonald). From Glasgow, Scotland where I think her Mum would have called her Marie.
I would describe Lulu as, ‘a wee Glasgow belter’. “What is a Glasgow belter?” I hear you cry. As far as I am concerned, describing a girl singer as ‘a belter’ is quite the compliment, a great description of a girl who can take almost any song then shake some life and feeling into it.
That is how Lulu hit the British charts when she was only about 15 years old. She has had many hits since she exploded onto the scene in London back in the sixties. However, you need to look past her success with the rock and pop songs and try to catch her during a live show with a good band. Then you will understand what a real blue eyed soul singer sounds like. It sounds like ‘a wee Glasgow belter’. Great stuff.
I can actually remember playing with some of the great bands from Glasgow. Have you read My Rock ‘N’ Roll Daze by Andrew (Andy) Wishart? Check it out – here is the link; https://www.amazon.com/author/andywishartpage

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#LISSEN. SOULED OUT.

6 Jul

#LISSEN. SOULED OUT..

#LISSEN. SOULED OUT.

6 Jul

#LISSEN. SOULED OUT.

I had to have an MRI scan on Friday, something to do with ‘my not being right in the head’. I kept telling the lady in the white coat that I have not been right in the head for ages but she just smiled and handed me a list of music titles. I KNOW she was just humouring me when she told me to pick my favourite kind of music from the list. She said it would help to distract from the Bing Banga Boom noises generated by the machine. She was treating me just like an old fuddy duddy so I laid down my trusty walking cane and picked an album by Amy Winehouse, Back to Black. That would show them.
Actually, it really showed me what a great soul singer Amy had been. I had been away from this country for twenty odd years (Some of them very odd, by the way) and only became aware of this very talented English girl after I returned a few years ago.
What a shame, a beautiful talent now gone forever. Thank goodness she left behind some wonderful stuff for a mumbling old fart like me to appreciate.

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