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Saturday 2 February 2019

Double Initials - DD

You will be glad to see that I refrained from posting the now infamous David Davies double D picture (feel free to look it up)

And sadly no Dobby Dobson or Diblo Dibala this week sorry to disappoint you Dirk and George.

None of you managed to guess my first choice which is Dublin folk singer Damien Dempsey a man with an Irish accent thicker than Kerrygold butter. Here is his take on the Pogues song A Rainy Night in Soho.

George managed to assuage his disappointment somewhat by correctly guessing the Dallas band The  Deathray Davies. To be fair there was a certain degree of local knowledge as he knows that I like them having seen them in Austin. Today's song is from the splendidly named 2001 album Return of the Drunk Ventriloquist.

Ernie got in on the act marginally before Rol by correctly guessing Desmond Dekker as the third artis. I've gone for the second most obvious song

Rol however sprung back with his tongue firmly in his cheek by  suggesting Duran Duran. I'm going to feature them as Mrs CC was a bit of a Duranie and if I am ever going to post them it may as well be here.

We are about to hit the first tricky one with EE. For a while you nearly getting Edward Elgar until I manged to come up with someone else.
I may struggle for three unless I adopt a bit of jiggery pokery or you good folk come up with some interesting suggestions.

Damien Dempsey - A Rainy Night in Soho

The Deathray Davies -The Bitter old Man Blues

Desmond Dekker - 007 (Shanty Town)

Duran Duran - Save a Prayer


  1. Thanks for the Deathray Davies, never heard of them before.

    For next week I can send over Earl English and Eddie & Ernie (no relation) if you are short of candidates, but that's it

  2. Wasn't there a band called the electric eels?

  3. You will have Eddie and Ernie on the Dave Godin southern soul compilations

  4. Did Eddie the Eagle make any records?

  5. What about East of Eden (a prog band) or Edens Edge (country)

  6. EE looks like a tough one! Although we do have an album by Everything Everything on the shelves here. Otherwise I can only manipulate the rules by suggesting not Morecambe & Wise but Eric & Ernie! (Bring Me Sunshine?)

  7. Replies
    1. They will not be featuring, these pages are prog. free (huest postings excepted)

  8. As many readers know, JC would argue Duran Duran's initials are actually DFD.

  9. Been missing these posts - Tough one. There is apparently an outfit called Eskimos & Egypt but wouldn't expect you to have anything by them.

    Btw, my DD would have been Deanna Durbin (me being such a fan of old black and white musicals).

    Will try and keep up - FF should be easier.

  10. How could I not love a song called Bitter Old Man Blues by Deathray Davies? Where has it been all my life?

  11. EE...??

    Beyond the suggestions above...

    Recently featured over at mine: Eagle Eye... Cherry.


    Eliane Elias (no idea)

    Elliot Easton's Tiki Gods (from the Jackie Brown soundtrack)

    Evelyn Evelyn (another of Amanda Palmer's bands)

    Special mention to E & his Eels?

  12. Eames Era. I have one song by this bloke somewhere, no idea what it's like though ...

  13. Can't believe you didn't go with the Ramones.