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Can’t Stop Spinning: Jessy Lanza’s Favourite Records
Aimee Armstrong , June 24th, 2020 09:13

In this week's Baker's Dozen, Jessy Lanza speaks to Aimee Armstrong about lifelong favourites from Fleetwood Mac to Missy Elliott, and discusses the records that helped her bridge the worlds of pop and jazz


Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
I love Christine McVie, she has all the best songs. I think she's one of my favourite songwriters. ‘Over My Head’ and ‘Say You Love Me’ are my favourite Fleetwood Mac songs, apart from maybe ‘Everywhere’. Anytime I get stuck or I’m just running out of ideas I just think: ‘okay, I'm just gonna listen to ‘Over My Head’. Because it has such a simple kind of blues progression, but it helps me work.

It was one of those records my parents had around the house. My dad had a lot of great Blues records like Albert King, Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf’, and then he had this Fleetwood Mac record for whatever reason. I mean, they are a blues band too. And it’s just another one of those albums that have been in my life just for a long time. It started as a kid and I'm still listening to it now. Everybody likes Fleetwood Mac though, of course.