Monday, June 8, 2020

Deborah [of The Flying Lizards] sound-alikes

Deborah Evans-Stickland

If there wasn't Deborah, The Flying Lizards would never had a chance of having a hit. Full stop. 

Quite fascinated by her voice and her loveable eccentric personnality, I tried to find similarly voiced artists. I've found five singers who sounds in a way or another, or in some parts, like her. Among these five, there is Little Miss Darlene and her backing band whose recording is surprisingly so close to "Money" that it can be qualified as "anticipatory plagiarism" as defined by François Le Lionnais . Anticipatory plagiarism occurs when someone steals your original idea and publishes it before you.
track listing:
Janice Jones - Big Bad john                 
Lady Nell - Loving Daddy                    
Little Miss Darlene - Huddle Me, Cuddle Me  
Marva Turner -  Cool Operation
Sister Irene O'Connor  - O Brother!         
The Flying Lizards - Money     
Bios of these artists are sketchy or non-existent, with the exception of Sister Irene O'Connor who in 2012, at the age of 84, developped and ran massage therapy for the terminally ill. "massage therapy for the terminally ill", I like that.

And oh I almost forgot to mention that "Money" was recorded in a “cold meat fridge in Brixton, London." I like that too!

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