Saturday, 21 July 2018
Put on Your Red Shoes and Dance the Blues
As is my want I picked up a music magazine to read on holidays. These days it is the only time I bother with them.
This time round it was a Mojo compilation Dance The Blues - the R&B roots of David Bowie.
The blurb states that in the summer of 1982 Bowie went on his hols to the South Pacific armed with a selection ogf 50' s and 60's R&B records.This they argue formed the influence and the catalyst for Let's Dance.(that and bumping into a very drunk Nile Rodgers in a New York club)
Whatever - it gives an excuse for a 10 page cover story plus a disc of songs now in the public domain thus incurring no copyright charges.
On the whole it is a pretty decent collection as these three tracks hopefully demonstrate
Little Richard and his Band -She's Got It
The Isley Brothers - Twist and Shout
Holywood Argyles - Sho' Know a Lot About Love