11 août 2014

"DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY" | The Communards feat. Sarah Jane Morris' single is 28 today | 1986

Today in Jimmy Somerville / The Communards story:"DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY" was released twenty eight years ago.The song was written by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff and Cary Gilbert.Originally a hit for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and for Thelma Houston, The Communards decided to release their version of the Philly classic as their third single (after You Are My World & Disenchanted).It was number one in the UK for four weeks and was the top-selling single in the UK that year."I wasn't thinking in terms of it being a single when... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2014

Richard Coles: Fathomless Riches | released on October 16, 2014

"The Reverend Richard Coles is a parish priest in Northamptonshire and a regular host of BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live. He is also the only vicar in Britain to have had a number 1 hit single: the Communards' 'Don't Leave Me This Way' topped the charts for four weeks and was the biggest-selling single of its year. Fathomless Riches is his remarkable memoir in which he divulges with searing honesty and intimacy his pilgrimage from a rock-and-roll life of sex and drugs to a life devoted to God and Christianity. Music is where it... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2014

Jimmy Somerville: interview in The Guardian | July 2014

Jimmy Somerville:'Jesus Christ! Alan Shearer – what a little sex bomb!' about: still alive, his beard, his voice, Smalltown Boy, independence of Scotland, Alan ShearerRichard Coles' speedboat in Ibiza, gay artists, alcohol...andnew 'organic disco' album called 'HOMAGE' with only one synthesiser, a mellotron theguardian
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11 juillet 2014

Jimmy Somerville: Dance and Desire: Rarities and Videos | new 2CD+DVD collection | this autumn

more information soon! original "Dance and Desire" artwork of the "Do You Wanna Dance" tour program in 1991
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01 juillet 2014

Jimmy Somerville: article de Didier Lestrade sur Slate.fr | 30 juin 2014

Il y a 30 ans, Jimmy Somerville sortait «Smalltown Boy». Aujourd'hui, on l'a (presque) oublié    
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01 juillet 2014

Jimmy Somerville: interview in Attitude | n°246 | July 2014

Jimmy Somerville:on success, suicide andselling himself(6 pages with photos)
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24 juin 2014

"DARE TO LOVE" | Jimmy Somerville's second solo album is 19 | 1995

Today in Jimmy Somerville story:"DARE TO LOVE" was released nineteen years ago (first entry in UK chart June 24th) Dare To Love is "[...] a typical rollercoaster mix of upbeat pop dance numbers and more serious songs exploring gay issues. The title track, about a man who loves a younger boy of 16 is threatened with prison and persecution, is typically upfront and provides a topical link with his earlier material."It's still very much a pop album" enthuses Jimmy, "a bit of disco and some jazzy blues but basically just jolly pop, gay... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2014

Jimmy Somerville: Happy Birthday!

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14 juin 2014

Jimmy Somerville: Smalltown Boy Reprise (2014) | AVAILABLE NOW!

SMALLTOWN BOY Reprise (2014) a 2'45 fantastic complete new version, voice & piano only! piano by Nick Nasmyth Released on Monday 16/06/2014 on Jess E Musique Ltd.  
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14 juin 2014

"MANAGE THE DAMAGE" | Jimmy Somerville's third solo album is 15 today | 1999

Today in Jimmy Somerville story:"MANAGE THE DAMAGE" was released fifteen years ago (monday 14th June)with co-writer and co-producer Sally Herbert (Banderas) and with co-producer Ash Howes (Texas, Dido, Kylie, Boyzone, Sophie Ellis Bexter, Natalie Imbruglia, Will Young or Annie Lennox), Jimmy Somerville has crafted a fine dance-pop album. 01. HERE I AM02. LAY DOWN*03. DARK SKY04. MY LIFE05. SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR06. THIS MUST BE LOVE07. GIRL FALLING DOWN08. SOMEDAY SOON09. EVE10. STONE11. ROLLING * features a sample of the song... [Lire la suite]
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