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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


Various Artists – The Greatest Thirties Collection (Disc 3)
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Al Bowlly…I love this 30s music. I quite often gravitate to that kind of melody when I write – I think somehow I've got the sounds deep inside. The Ink Spots, the swooping strings, the trumpets, that's where I go naturally when I'm left to my own devices. And it's music for dancing. I love dancing! I spent most of my teenage years dancing to rock and heavy metal in rock clubs, though. Bad Company, Jefferson Airplane, oh God, yes, they were the best. I did try and get into ballroom dancing once but my husband would never get back from work in time. The woman teaching it would come round and slap us on the legs, too. [laughs] Not good enough!