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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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The Beatles – The Beatles
Of course! I still know the number on my copy – 0506262. Or Mam and Dad's copy I should say – I nicked them all. Dad just listens to CDs now, so I'm OK! I play all my records on a 1953 mahogany Pye Black box. I never consciously try to pick apart the Beatles' eras and styles either, but this is them all together, isn't it? Classical, blues, folk, and gentle, tender ballads. I adore 'Dear Prudence' more than anything. It's just so beautiful. [laughs] What else can I say about them that'll do them any justice? They always experimented. I think that's enough!


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