Ode to Tulisa Gentry
What a celeb driven world we live in. Tulisa - the cheryl cole clone - has been voted sexiest woman by FHM or someone! Firstly this must be a typo - secondly if she is not a poor man's Cheryl - then she is an EXACT copy of Bobbie Gentry of Ode To Billie Joe fame!
How many do you need? Take what you need and leave the rest (But they should never have taken the very best!)
We are now in the dawning of a new age which was unthinkable over ten years ago really. You can now download 333 copies of The House Of The Rising Sun (http://bitsnoop.com/333-houses-of-the-rising-sun-q3903820.html) or if that doesn’t take your fancy someone else has collected 500 covers of Yesterday of, as he put it ‘varying quality’ Such amazing consolidation of music, whilst illegal, would have been inconceivable years ago – and also prohibitively expensive! The wonders of modern technology!
Not only is there a conspiracy to get people to believe that Bob Marley performed a version of red red wine (discussed elsewhere on this site) – but not I see someone is trying to pass off that the Rolling Stones have done a cover of The House of the Rising Sun. http://www.metrolyrics.com/house-of-the-rising-sun-lyrics-rolling-stones.html (there are more links – I won’t paste them as well! It will on continue the problem. But the to compound the problem – some idiot on the net is spreading that it was a song originally done by the Doors!!
It's scary what may enter into 'fact'!
Minnie Riperton. There was me thinking she was an untouchable icon of 60's and 70's black soul women with a voice as strong (but strongly different) as Aretha's. And then she goes and let's me hear her Anthology. Les Fleurs. And the 'climax' is Light My Fire with her and Jose Feliciano both crucifying it! I knew Jose had done it - I had seen him play live recently, but for her to waste her voice on a song that can't be bettered (and is seldom equalled!).
Why oh why, when she can give us songs as brilliantly delicate and yet sexual on things like Young, Willing and Able. Then the psychadelic (racially mixed) band she sprung out of - Rotary Connection with powerful shared vocals by Minnie and (presumably) Dave Scott on tracks like I am the Black Gold Of The Sun. There are some exceptional tracks on Minnie's collection, but some real flops as well. Maybe cherry pick it!!
An Alien, A legal Alien. An Englishman in Dublin.