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Baker's Dozen

Songs Are Powerful Things: Marry Waterson's Baker's Dozen
Jude Rogers , October 18th, 2017 07:10

Marry Waterson might have been born into a folk dynasty but that didn't stop her becoming a biker. With a new LP out and her mother and uncle's Bright Phoebus LP recently reissued, she guides Jude Rogers through 13 favourite LPs from The Beatles to The Band and Billie Holiday

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Harry Nilsson – The Point!
John Lennon jokingly referred to Nilsson as his "favourite group". I love that. The way he uses his voice, it's so fluid. And the layers he builds up with his vocals, he's like a one-man orchestra. He can soar, sweep up and down. He can rock. He can lullaby. He was like our Mike [Waterson, her uncle, who made Bright Phoebus with her Lal]. It's an album about is a boy called Oblio, the only round-headed person in the Pointed Village, where by law everyone and everything must have a point. Songs like 'Think About Your Troubles' are so playful. The film and album are so weird too. I've always liked a bit of weird.


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