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Re: Cleo Laine
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 389.  Thursday, 24 June 1993.
 
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        Date:   Wednesday, 23 Jun 1993 20:43:21
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0386  Cleo Laine, John Colicos, BBC Time-Life
 
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        Date:   Wednesday, 24 Jun 1993 10:50:57 +0100
        Subj:   RE: SHK 4.0386 Cleo Laine
 
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        Date:   Thursday, 24 Jun 93 11:14:00 BST
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Date:           Wednesday, 23 Jun 1993 20:43:21
Subject: 4.0386  Cleo Laine, John Colicos, BBC Time-Life
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0386  Cleo Laine, John Colicos, BBC Time-Life
 
>1: This morning shortly after eleven on CBC Radio (AM version)
>they played a recording of Cleo Laine singing Sonnet 18 set to
>music by John Beckwith. Has anyone on line heard (of) this
>recording, and if so do you know if Cleo has done anything else
>along these lines? It was very pretty, and with a bit of a
>bluesy beat.
 
I'd assume that the music was by John Dankworth, Ms. Laine's husband.
They appeared together on "St. Paul Sunday" several years back and
performed several songs to Shakespeare's words.
 
The only recording I have that would be relivant is "Lo! Hear the Gentle
Lark" on "Sometimes When We Touch", an album with Cleo and James Galway.
 
Jerry Bangham

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Date:           Wednesday, 24 Jun 1993 10:50:57 +0100
Subject: 4.0386 Cleo Laine
Comment:        RE: SHK 4.0386 Cleo Laine
 
"If music be the food of love - play on, give me excess of it"
has long been one of Cleo Laine's standards - probably set to music by her
husband John Dankworth - together they represent a fair chunk of the (older) UK
jazz establishment. I remember "food of love" from 20 plus years age ... and
also recently in a late-night tv concert. (Just for positional information ...
they live just down the road from where I am now, their house includes The
Stables ... a sort of personal jazz concert/gig venue which attracts all sorts
of musicians. In the summer they play host to Music Summer Camps ... lots of
kids under canvas making all sorts of music for a week.) Getting back to Cleo's
recordings - I would think any record/CD catalogue would show her output ...
but she does all sorts of music/tunes/writers all with a unique jazz style -
not just the Bard!
 
Cheers
Simon
The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
 
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Date:           Thursday, 24 Jun 93 11:14:00 BST
Subject: Cleo Laine, John Colicos, BBC
Comment:        SHK 4.0386 Cleo Laine, John Colicos, BBC
 
On Cleo Laine on Shakespeare, yes there is an LP which used to be available
called, I think Cleo Laine sings Shakespeare, which has a number of settings
to jazz of the Sonnets.  There's a terrific track on the LP called Dunsinane
Blues, of some slight singificance to the current SHAKESPER debate about
Macbeth.  The LP is some years old now, but I think it's still available.
 
Cheers
 
John Drakakis
Department of English Studies
University of Stirling
 

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