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R.K. Locke
11-25-2014, 08:39 PM
The brilliant Barbara Dane and The Chambers Brothers. Enjoy:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFK5D6WSeDA

Magda Hassan
11-25-2014, 10:54 PM
Great song R.K. I've never heard of it or the singers. My sheltered life. She sounds like she would have a fantastic voice for Jazz as well as folk or gospel.

David Guyatt
11-26-2014, 07:59 AM
This instantly reminded me of Lou Reed's song "A Perfect Day" that the BBC made for a promo decades ago - and which has a shitload of famous stars performing on it. I guess Lou Reed knew the Barbara Dane song and used it in his?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJpQJWpVJds

R.K. Locke
11-26-2014, 08:23 PM
Great song R.K. I've never heard of it or the singers. My sheltered life. She sounds like she would have a fantastic voice for Jazz as well as folk or gospel.


Glad you enjoyed it! She did in fact record at least one jazz album - Livin' with the Blues - which featured the great Earl Hines and Benny Carter. It was an enjoyable record, though maybe not among her very best work. She was more suited to singing folk/blues material in my opinion. Here is another great song from her record with The Chambers Brothers:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swZGbG7_e3s


You can listen to all of Livin' with the Blues here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHFv3YYOM5A

R.K. Locke
11-26-2014, 08:25 PM
This instantly reminded me of Lou Reed's song "A Perfect Day" that the BBC made for a promo decades ago - and which has a shitload of famous stars performing on it. I guess Lou Reed knew the Barbara Dane song and used it in his?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJpQJWpVJds


Not sure if there's a connection between the two but it wouldn't surprise me at all. Lou really knew his stuff.

R.K. Locke
11-26-2014, 08:26 PM
Correction: her wiki page suggests that she has actually recorded a few jazz albums:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Dane