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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


The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed
This is a record that's travelled from my mam and dad, to my generation, then swiftly on to my son. He's 19, and nicks all my stuff – he loves Radiohead, Bowie, Led Zep, the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack, all those old folk songs. My mam was probably around the same age when she first loved Let It Bleed. It speaks to you at the age, doesn't it? I should be so lucky to create something that spans three generations of love like that. Everything about this album is magnificent.

I can't really say influenced me directly but from minute heard it, I loved it – they were the first band whose albums I collected completely. They span so many genres too – blues, folk, rock, gospel – they're not just one group with one story. I think music should do that, take in different ideas, and move you into other worlds. And you can immerse yourself in this record, properly rave – and I'm not talking about taking drugs! In the '80s, I used to have dreams that I'd meet him. Isn't that bloody ridiculous!