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Baker's Dozen

Tales From The Barrelhouse: A James Yorkston Baker's Dozen
The Quietus , August 21st, 2014 12:18

With his new album The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society, featuring contributions from Alexis Taylor, KT Tunstall, The Pictish Trail and more, out this week, the Fife singer-songwriter writes us a special Baker's, cherry-picking favourite tracks from his old Edinburgh club night


Jerry Lee Lewis – 'High School Confidential'
This was taken off the first record I ever bought, a rock & roll compilation from the mid-70s. An aunt had given me a record token and me, in my musical ignorance, well, I'd gone for the record with the flashiest cover. A good choice it seems, some classic tracks on it – Roy Orbison's 'Domino', some crazed Bill Haley live cuts, Bill Justis. I always try and play a track from this scratchy old LP wherever I DJ.