The Funky Cuts
Yesterday I caught the documentary 20 feet from Stardom which according to Bruce Springsteen is a long walk from beside the drums to the front of the stage. This music documentary was being shown as part of Glasgow's Music and Film Festival at the Glasgow Film Theatre and put the spotlight on the backing singers some of whom had made that walk. I could have heard one of them Claudia Lennear on Saturday who sang an acapella version of Oh Happy Day after her interview.
Anyway today's show will perversely feature The Sweet Inspirations, The Blackberries and The Andantes who barely got a mention in the film but are amongst the best of backing singers and certainly The Andantes have been on more hit singles than any of the artists featured in the film .
I would have featured Claudia and Merry Clayton but I sold their records when I was out of work and have never seen a copy for sale (in the raw) since.
Today's Funky Cuts will also feature some 45s not played since I bought them and some disco twelves hidden at the end difficult reach shelf.13:00 - 14:00