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Saturday, April 20, 2013

mommy dearest

MOLLY DRAKE - LITTLE WEAVER BIRD
molly drake is infact folk legend nick drakes mother (and sci-fi star gabrielle drakes mother for any u.f.o. fans out there). an album of her home made recordings of songs she wrote herself in the 50s/60s has recently been released. the songs are filled with a gentle, intimate sadness that give us a sense of what nick was brought up listening to. molly has a slightly plumby english singing voice yet many of her lyrics are melancholic and the result is curiously charming. i hope you enjoy it.

p.s. -how i wish nico had sung this song too
 

and here's vashti singing 'i remember' - a song written by molly


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2 comment(s):

Wow, I had no idea. Really adds something to my picture of Nick Drake.


- Paul

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 April, 2013 01:36  

Isn't it wonderful? I came across this album by chance last month and was utterly enchanted.

By Blogger Melee, at 22 April, 2013 19:41  

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