When I saw the name of the album Clangers and Mash I knew this had to be an English album.
And that's when I discovered Gwyneth Herbert. Gwyneth is a British singer-songwriter, initially known for her interpretation of jazz and swing standards, and now established as a writer of original compositions. There is just so much music going on in Europe that never gets too much air time in the USA.
The BBC said about Clangers and Mash:
BBC Review : The fragility of Herbert’s performance is beautiful.
Download Gwyneth's FREE single 'Perfect Fit' from the Naim Edge website.
This is a brilliant version of the Neil Young classic, which she did for the soundtrack of a movie I never saw. Otherwise I would surely have noticed her then.
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Gwyn's cover of the Neil Young classic 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart', as featured on the soundtrack to the 2010 movie 'Leap Year'. Song taken from 'Bittersweet and Blue', Universal, 2004.
And in case anyone doubts she be a jazz singer, check out this take on the Eddie Cooley and John Davenport classic.
And finally today, check out her cover of this David Bowie classic.
Rock n Roll Suicide