:: Sing ::
:: Danny's Song ::
:: Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree ::
:: Harbor Lights ::
:: Love Train ::
:: Vincent ::
:: Killing Me Softly With His Song ::
:: Teddy Bear Song ::
:: Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got) ::
:: Everything's Been Changed ::
:: Also Sprach Zarathrustra (2001) ::
What better way to start your Valentines Day than the almost lunatic cheeriness of Lenny Dee tackling the AM hits of the early seventies? This is some relentlessly sunny stuff, and even your grandparents might dig it. Hell, your great grandparents probably could have dug it.
Some of these tunes naturally lend themselves to the chirpy, Welkian treatments they are given here, like Tie A Yellow Ribbon. Some not as much. Love Train turns from pumpernickel to Wonder Bread. I'm not sure quite how to describe what he did to the main theme from 2001, but it's interesting.
You might not really pick up on it from listening to these latter day tracks, but Mr.Dee was an interesting and even experimental artist. I picked up a few other of his LP's, also later period releases, at the same time I got this one, and now I'm kind of excited to hear those.
I was trying to pare down the selections to a manageable amount, but they each have their own merits and hey, how should I know what soft nugget you'd like to hear?