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Baker's Dozen

Silver Linings: Tamara Lindeman's Baker's Dozen
Zara Hedderman , March 16th, 2022 10:28

From her challenging relationship with Joni Mitchell to the picks from the thriving music community in her native Toronto, The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman takes Zara Hedderman through thirteen albums that shaped her songwriting


The Impressions – Keep On Pushing

I love melody and I really love melodies with heart. I love vocal performances, too. This is young Curtis Mayflield writing songs for The Impressions when he joined the band. I feel such a synchronicity with the way he writes melodies; it just makes so much sense to me. They’re so full of heart and beauty. This is a record I always return to when I need to get in touch with feelings of joy or love. I get so much warmth from this album when I listen to it. Keep on Pushing has certainly influenced my sense of melody and been a guiding force in my melodic choices. As well as Mayfield’s other contributions to The Impressions and his solo work, too. I’m a big fan of Curtis Mayfield’s melodies.