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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Video Fun - the National Treasures that are Richard & Linda Thompson

Some videos of Richard and Linda Thompson, separately and together. First, the pair of them doing a song which I loved the instant I heard it (which was when this TV programme went out). It was some years before I found that out of all the songs they did together this was one of only two written by Linda and not Richard. (Brownie points if you get the other one - I expect Phil will.....)

To my mind each of their five joint albums contains at least one really brilliant song. This next one is from "Hokey Pokey":

....while this one was the stand-out track on "Pour Down Like Silver", but here is done by Linda without Richard:

Now we have possibly my favourite RT song ever, which is also his most requested in concerts:

And finally another of Linda's songs. Couldn;t find a clip of her version but here are Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, who had a hit with it: