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Baker's Dozen

Different Folks: Angeline Morrison's Baker's Dozen
Jude Rogers , October 12th, 2022 14:00

Angeline Morrison speaks to Jude Rogers about her new album exploring folk songs of Black British experience, and takes her through an eclectic Baker's Dozen including Steeleye Span, Delia Derbyshire and Darondo


Darondo – Let My People Go

I was given this in 2015, when me and my friend Nick Radford, a great songwriter and DJ, had a 60s soul duo, The Mighty Sceptres. I’d never heard of Darondo before. And what an album! It’s really funky, with his personality at the heart of it, and what an amazing man! He looks like a sculpture of an ancient god and has this incredible, unusual falsetto voice. Apparently, he used to walk around wearing snakeskin shoes, and white fur coats, and drove a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. He travelled around the world working on boats, but when he came back he decided to be a physical therapist and used to take his guitar with him to the hospital to play to his patients to help them get better. He’d get into trouble with the doctors because his methods were unorthodox, but he’d be all, I don’t care, I’m getting results and you’re not!