Monday, 4 August 2014

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Eighty Third Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 183 of #lexieschain. So last time was Freddi wiv Char Bradley and Heartaches and Pain. So let's see wots we gots dis week:

So, last week was two Charles Bradley tracks. Charles started out impersonating his hero, James Brown and also performed funk music. Someone else who had studied their hero was John Frusciante. He was a massive fan of the band the Red Hot Chili Peppers (who play FUNK rock) and, when guitarist Hillel Slovak died of a drug overdose, he replaced him playing lead guitar in the band. He then went on to develop his own style and wrote new material with the band, as a solo artist and with other projects. Unfortunately he too fought his own drug demons and battled with the massive success of the band. He left and was then replaced by Josh Klinghoffer. The song we have chosen is from their most recent album from 2011, the first album Josh played on. It wasn't a single but is a lovely tribute to an old friend of the band. Brendan's Death Song...

Well done Freddie! I had never heard of Bradley's label, Daptone Records. I saw that Amy Winehouse recorded Back to Black and that song mentions Donny Hathaway. One of my favorites from his solo efforts is "You've got a friend".


@diamondbertieLast winner chosen by @maggietkat was @freddie_bt with Charles Bradley and Heartaches & Pain followed by No Time forDreaming, this is a wonderful soul singer with a great voice. My choice is another soul singer with a lovely voice Sam Cooke singing Chain Gang.

Last ol’ cleva clogs Freddie wun wiv “Heartaches and Pain” performed Charles Bradley and the Menashan Street Band . Trying to do a linky wiv da name got me nowhere cos when trying to link da name I could only come up wiv Bradley Wiggins who hassnt made a record. So I goes back to da title and finks dat if you haz heartaches n pain you musta met a heartbreaker. So my linky be Dionne Warwick wiv “ Heartbreaker”.


A beautiful painful song " Heartaches and Pain " well done Freddie. This made me think of all the music that finds it's roots in anguish. And an equal amount that is born from the beauty in the world. This is the last public appearance of Eva Cassidy. She died 2 months after performing " What a Wonderful World "

So we on to anudder linky from Freddie wot be so cleva wid his winna last week from Charles Bradley's Heartache and Pain. We did think about dat songy and specially cos of wot happened to Meg da BT dis week and we says dat through all the heartache and pain you gots to be strong and we knows that love is the only way. So, dat means we going with a simples linky by Des'ree 'You Gotta Be'. Why? Cos you gots ta be stronger and knows that Love will save the day. Have fun choooosy choosing da winner dis week, Freddie!

We's followin da feem of fame and fortune and amazing performers. Our choice was a true performer to the end and did achieve fame and fortune. However, his life was sadly cut short by AIDS. He was the first major rock star to die from AIDS and was probably one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. We are talkin about Freddie Mercury of course. So, our linky dus be to a man who, was a consumate professional to the end, adored by millions, Queen's Radio Ga GA from Live Aid.

An da winner ... as chosen by  .... Freddie ......... dus be ......... @terenceterrier wiv Dionne Warwick and Heartbreaker. Your turn next week Tel. ;)

Ere wot Freddie said bowty it: Dis is difficult. I likes all da linkys but in da end it came down to a choice between linky 4 n 6, number 6 is a sad reminder of jus wot awful fings can appen but after much deliberating we av chosen linky 4 Dionne Warwick as we av always luvd er voice.

So it's over to you. Email me: lexie at toxicpenguin dot com or DM me on twitter (@dogstoyevsky) wiv your link suggestion followin on from dis one! You has until 10th August 2014 (gets it to me by 2pm UK time if poss). Oh sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title and dussnt forget to send a linky to da video from You Tube!

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da pawsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow me @dogstoyevsky or #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you! Fanx for playin!

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