There's this lovely movie, Little Voice featuring Jane Horrocks - who most people know as Bubble from Absolutley Fabulous. The film and stage production, Little Voice was actually written for Jane due to the fact that she can mimick some truly wonderful singers exceptionally well.
The movie is about Little Voice (LV) who after her father's death rarely speaks. She listens to his old records featuring wonderful singers such as Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and Shirley Bassey - and mimicks them well. It's one of my favourite movies.
Here's LV's version of Judy Garland's Get Happy:
Shirley Bassey's Big Spender:
(skip to 1:12)
Various songs from various artists:
Only a couple of Jane's songs were on the Little Voice soundtrack - most of the soundtrack was the original singers of the songs. On Jane's CD The Further Adventures of Little Voice, released in 2000 she finally released a wonderful album of amazing songs by amazing artists of yesteryear - it's also one of my favourite albums.
Since I've been in Asia for the past 6 months, I've missed a lot of new music and music news. I saw the new Rumors CD/DVD/LP set advertised when I returned home. I've heard the discs contain footage from the Fleetwood Mac World Tour in 1977, post-Rumors.
Part of the excitement about the new Rumors set is The Rosebud Film.
MaxTV played it on Thursday night when I was out for dinner. I finally watched it yesterday.
I thought this was going to be more of a documentary about Rumors, so was a bit upset that there wasn't much in the way of interviews with the band. Someone on YouTube has actually put together all the non-music parts of this 30-minute film and it's under 2 minutes!
I love Stevie's description about the different ways that the band all dress.
The live music is wonderful, but if you're a fan, you would have seen the live tracks before. Tracks include:
Say You Love Me
Go Your Own Way
You Make Loving Fun
I'm So Afraid
The outdoor show was filmed on May 2, 1976 on the Campus Field in Santa Barbara, CA. The Rosebud Film is a 1977 Michael Collins documentary about the album which features interviews, rehearsal footage and live performances of the band. It's still great to watch. Enjoy.