Having been awarded a prize for singing at a very young age I’ve developed a love of music and of certain artistes over a large number of years. Most of it starting in the 60’s going up to the 90’s but catching a few good ones since then. But, just in case of tittle tattles in my family I’d better clear up my former statement. It happened in the mid 50’s in either Hastings or St Leonard’s on Sea area and I got up on stage to sing Nellie the Elephant. I was about 6. It depends on who you listen too as whether a bottle (small) of Lucozade was my prize for singing, or the bribe to get me off stage. I suppose endless repeats of the first verse might have been a little wearing.
Everybody’s taste varies and not every singer I like/have liked was an international star. Of course they should have been but there’s no accounting for taste. I’m not going to make a start with my favourite era which was the 60’s because being logical means I play some and miss others which you may think I didn’t like. So I shall skip around as the mood takes me. Tonight the mood is taking me in the direction of a Lady I think has been vastly underrated and I intend to play two of my favourite tracks. One well known and one less well known but still greatly loved. Please welcome to the stage Ms Elaine Bookbinder from Manchester perhaps better known as the fantastic Elkie Brooks…..
I’m adding a bonus from two people whom I like individually but together they created a track that I love. I hope you get as much pleasure from it as I do .If not, maybe you’ll gain some pleasure from their individual work.
Hugs everyone and have a nice weekend.