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Baker's Dozen

The Favourite Albums Of Cornershop's Tjinder Singh
John Doran , July 10th, 2012 07:01

Celebrate Cornershop's appearance in our mid-year compilations chart with Tjinder Singh's Baker's Dozen


Doris Duke I’m A Loser
I heard about this album in a book called The Atlantic Story by Charlie Gillett. It’s very social music. Some of these songs will make you weep, like 'Sunny Side Of The Street' – it’s heavy stuff about getting with a man who then gets you into prostitution. Heavy heavy stuff. No one knows what happened to Doris Duke. It’s really weird. She packed it in one day and no one, as far as I know, has been able to track her down. It’s as sad as one of the songs she sings. She had a disagreement with her producer after this second lot of recordings but it doesn’t say what this was in the book. Now that would be interesting to know. I don’t even like the first song on the album but after that it really goes into this lovely lush set of songs.