Nothing But The Real Thing - Kenny Lynch

Nothing But The Real Thing
Kenny Lynch has been at the heart of British
showbusiness over 40 years. Whether he’s acting, writing for comedy or
drama, singing, performing comedy or songwriting, Kenny has always been
central to the mechanism that makes British entertainment tick. With
such an enviable range of talents, it’s no surprise that some aspects of
his career have been overlooked. Nothing But The Real Thing is the
first celebration of Kenny’s 1960’s recordings for EMI, taking in his
seven hit singles, many of his self-penned gems, including songs
co-written with recognised giants like Jerry Ragavoy and Mort Shuman.It’s
not that Kenny’s records haven’t been recognised, it’s more that
acknowledgment of their merit has been limited to fans who have put
Kenny’s showbiz associations aside. After all, My Own Two Feet and
Movin’ Away have been Northern Soul collectables for years. It’s the
music that counts.A consummate stylist, Kenny brought up his own
perspective to the music of the day. The uptown soul sounds of For
Loving You Baby or I’ll Stay By You show that Kenny was no slouch as a
songwriter, taking the influences of the Brill Building – where,
uniquely for a British songwriter, he worked – and moulding them to a
British sensibility. On What Am I To You Kenny cocked an ear towards
Burt Bacharach. That ear was firmly to the ground at home as well:
Kenny’s version of Lennon and McCartney’s Misery was issued a week
before The Beatles’ recording hit the shops on their first album. It may
have taken almost 35 years to document Kenny’s terrific and classy EMI
recordings, but the wait for Nothing But The Real Thing has been worth
it. It is also important to note that a major Kenny Lynch article has been commissioned for Record Collector in September.
Our Price: £9.95
Code: RPM286
Weight: 200
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