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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


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.