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Friday 19 August 2011

Merle & Millie

It is all fairly straightforward today. We have a couple of tracks from the great Millie Jackson, one of which is a cover of a song by the arguably even greater Merle Haggard. So then we have a couple of tracks from Merle, including the original version of that cover.

"Angel In Your Arms" - Millie Jackson

"If You're Not Back In Love By Monday" - Millie Jackson

"If We're Not Back In Love By Monday" - Merle Haggard

"That's The Way Love Goes" - Merle Haggard

In completely unrelated news, I went to an excellent gig at the Buffalo Bar in Islington last night. It was a Frank Sidebottom fundraiser and a snip at £5 for four bands. With all due respect to Melt The Icecaps and Mr. Solo, the highlights for me were Dream Themes - groovy versions of TV theme tunes - and Proxy Music - you can probably guess what they do.

As well as the Roxy and Eno covers, the Proxies also did an excellent rendition of Lena Lovich's "Lucky Number", which they have just released as a single. Here it is.

But as good as that is, it isn't my favourite clip of the week. This is. Specifically from about 0:39 onwards.


  1. merle is great but, come on - not greater than millie. thanks for this selection and for introducing me to a whole lotta of great musicians - recent favourites: jackie deshannon, joe wilson and laura hocking.
    love the blog,
    matt from london

  2. Matt

    Thanks for your kind words. As for Merle vs Millie, I think you can argue it either way - best not to have to choose.