Monday, May 23, 2016

Kiki Dee

Kiki Dee - Love Makes the World Go Round: The Motown Years Kiki Dee is most known as the duet partner for "Don't go Breaking my Heart" with Elton John. However she had a long distinguished career. She began recording in the 60's. This cd shows her Motown years. Unfortunately she sings a number of Motown numbers here. They're all right but won't make you forget the originals. The songs "Love is a warm kind of sorrow" and "Love makes the world go round" and "The Day Will Come Between Sunday & Monday" show what promise she had. They are wonderful songs, beautifully sung. Like Billie Davis who I recently reviewed she was one of many talented British girl singers in the 60's. The problem is that there were so many but it's fun to discover them all. I know need to look into her 70's period.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Billie Davis

Billie Davis - Tell Him: The Decca Years Wonderful blue eyed soul. Billie Davis is definitely one of the underrated British singers of the 60's. Most people just think of Dusty or Lulu but there were many fabulous female singers in that era. There must be a reason, Billy Sunshine, and Wasn't it You are some of the best numbers on this disc. Nobody's home to come to is amazing. You can tell she is singing from the heart. I treat my cds badly. I've bought this three times. I must have it in my car to listen to. This doesn't include her version of Nights in White Satin though. I hope someone one day puts her 70's work on cd.