This week we look at a popular video of Duke Special and friends - a full 90-minute performance recorded by Martin Selby on February 15, 2014, at "The Verge at the Rifleman Pub" in Stalybridge, UK. Band Line up: Duke Special, Ben Castle, Paul Pilot, and drummer
Stephen Leacock of General Fiasco.
This was a key video for me this summer, as I started getting into Duke's music. Although it features a lot of Harry Nilsson's songs, it was a great way to hear Duke's vocal talents, and to get acquainted with several of his friends.
List of Songs from Stalybridge
0:00 Gotta Get Up*
4:10 Me and My Arrow*
7:00 Turn on Your Radio*
10:25 Mr. Richmond's Favorite Song*
18:20 Lime in the Coconut*
23:00 I Can't Live*
29:00 Hand of Man
32:50 Always Been There
37:00 Song of Alabama (Kurt Weill)
47:00 I'd Rather Be Dead*
52:50 Living Without You*
55:25 Don't Forget Me (Macy Gray)
59:48 Paul Pilot I Love Your Bones
1:04:44 All I Think About is You*
1:08:30 Beehive State (Randy Newman)
1:12:56 Everybody's Talking*
1:16:45 God in a Dive
1:24:36 Salvation Tambourine*
*Nilsson song, or Nilsson hit.
Please don't forget me!
Take it easy, only just for a little while...."
And Just Recently...
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Duke announced this week that the last instrumental tracks have been finished on the new album, Look Out Machines.
"...his curiosity about music, and about art, and about life in general, has led him through music into some fascinating corners, and he remains one of our most distinctive artists...
He's a modest genius."