Sunday, 27 July 2008

What the Caked Crusader chose to bake to this week (26 July 2008)

The year was 1987 and a 14 year old Caked Crusader had saved her pocket money and entered the local, independent record store to buy an LP. Imagine her joy to find that the album was at a special sale price, even back then her tastes being somewhat out of step with her peers.

Basia falls into the category of “Why on earth wasn’t this artist more popular in the UK?” Her easy listening mix of jazz pop with Latin rhythms sounds as lovely today as it did back then and, try as I might, I can never resist singing along and mimicking her Polish lilt. Am I the only one who sings along and puts on the singer’s accent? The other one I can never resist is Cerys Matthews’ (Catatonia) strong Welsh accent!

We’re enjoying a mini heat wave in the UK at the moment and there is something forever Summer about Basia’s songs – mostly light hearted, fun and smooth or in other words: perfect Summer listening!

1 comment:

Blog Princess G said...

I"d forgotten all about Basia! Shall check youtube for old videos.