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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 Beatles – The Beatles
Of course! I still know the number on my copy – 0506262. Or Mam and Dad's copy I should say – I nicked them all. Dad just listens to CDs now, so I'm OK! I play all my records on a 1953 mahogany Pye Black box. I never consciously try to pick apart the Beatles' eras and styles either, but this is them all together, isn't it? Classical, blues, folk, and gentle, tender ballads. I adore 'Dear Prudence' more than anything. It's just so beautiful. [laughs] What else can I say about them that'll do them any justice? They always experimented. I think that's enough!