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Saturday, 30 March 2019

Double Initials - LL

There are a lot more great artists out there with the initials LL than I first thought and I have had to miss out some who on other weeks would undoubtedly have featured.

Walter  was quick off the mark with Lena Lovich  and was seconded by Rigid Digit. I suspect that they were both after Lucky Numbers but I couldn't find a copy of that on the shelves or in my files so they and you will have to make do with Say When.

Ramone 666 and Rol both suggested Lazy Lester. Relax gents, he was always going to feature.

Rol does get one of his suggestions featured though as he rightly guessed that no-one was familiar with The Landspeed Loungers but had the good sense to forward me the track.

I'm finishing with one that none of you suggested  -the wonderful Lydia Loveless.

So no Lyle Lovett, Loretta Lynn, Los Lobos or even Leapy Lea. Some other time maybe.

Next week it is MM .I can think of some good'uns . Can you?

Lena Lovich - Say When

Lazy Lester -I'm a Lover, Not a Fighter

The Landspeed Loungers - Paul

Lydia Loveless -Jesus Was a Wino


  1. To continue this series with MM my first thoughts were Modest Mouse, Martha and the Muffins, Manfred Mann and of course Maria McKee

  2. Anything produced by Mickie Most

  3. 'Double Dutch' by Malcolm McLaren.

  4. Michael McDonald and James Ingram - 'Yah Mo Be There'.

  5. Saturday Snapshots 77 had Melba Moore as one of the answers so there's "This Is It"

  6. Martha and the Muffins - "Women Around The World At Work", "Casualties of Glass" or "Swimming" - 3 fabulous tracks from "This Is the Ice Age" album.

  7. Matt Monro - 'Born Free'. 'Near Wild Heaven' by REM, with lead vocals from Mike Mills.

  8. Money Mark.
    Marky Mark (and the funky bunch).
    Miriam Makebe.

  9. Something from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, featuring Mitch Mitchell behind the kit.

  10. Marilyn Monroe singing "Running Wild" in the film "Some Like It Hot".

    OR - did she ever release a single of her singing "Happy Birthday" to JFK in THAT dress?!?!?!??!

  11. Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis.

  12. There's tons... Memphis Minnie and the Mississippi Moaner for blues, soul duo Maurice & Mac, Muluqèn Mèllèssè for Ethiopiques, HipHopper Method Man, garage rockers the Mono Men and the Music Machine, Matching Mole for Canterbury Scene, stoner rockers Monster Magnet, Moon Mullican and Michael Murphey for country and Scotland's pride Malcolm Middleton of course.

  13. Michael Marra for the home team. Or 'Snooker Loopy' by The Matchroom Mob. That's all I've got.

  14. Matching Mole! Brilliant Ramone666, I second that suggestion!

  15. Just thought of UK postpunk funksters Medium Medium.

  16. What, no Marilyn Manson?!

  17. Melvin Moroson, Midnight Magic,Milton Marlin are my suggestions (so far)

  18. Of the above I'd most like to hear Matching Mole, Maria Muldaur and Matt Monro but you would probably have expected that.

    Also could mention Mr Mister and Mouth & MacNeil. So many choices though for MM - You are spoilt as they say.

  19. Anything by Metal Mike would be convenient for me or - of course - 'I Gave My Punk Jacket To Ricky' by Mary Monday & Her Bitches!

    Also we have 'Hungry, So Angry' by Medium Medium - a total classic! Should you want to choose Mighty Mighty instead, I recommend the Session Version of 'Gemini Smiles'!

    Also, from Africa, there's Michel Moutouari, his 'Mon Ami & Ma Femme' is very good indeed.

  20. Very tardy this week, but I'll have a quick look if there's anything in the library not mentioned above...

    The Magic Mushrooms - hippy, trippy psychedelia

    Marc & The Mambas (Marc Almond, that is)

    Marilyn McCoo

    Mark Morrison (I can't believe I have The Return Of The Mack in my music library)

    My Morning... Jacket

    Mary McGregor

    Meg Myers

    Melba Montgomery

    Mike and the... Moonpies (I drew the line at Mechanics)

    Mindy McCready


    Mrs. Mills

    Oh, and can I throw in a shout out for Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm by The Crash Test Dummies?

  21. I have an album in my collection by Magic Mixture about whom I have absolutely no knowledge or recollection. I'm delighted to say though that for the first time in the double letter series (M is 13 and therefore half way through) I've come up with someone not mentioned by anybody else. Melina Mercouri, the husky voiced Greek actress/singer/left wing politician who starred in the film Never On Sunday and who so affected and frightened to death my jejune mid-teenager self!