Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

Saturday Soul – Kiki Dee

kiki-dee

Kiki Dee featuring on Saturday Soul…some may say surely some mistake, however others will be well aware that Kiki was the first white Britist artist  to be signed to Tamla Motown Records.

Despite this fact the girl born as Pauline Mathhews in 1947 remains best known for her duet with Elton John on “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” a No 1 hit on both sides of the Atlantic back in 1976.

She clocked up 3 No 1 singles and eight Top 10 hits in the UK mostly whilst signed to Elton John’s Rocket Records but she started as a backing singer to Dusty Springfield and her soulfull voice attracted Tamla Motown who released her album “Great Expectations” on their label in 1970.

great expectations

1. The Day Will Come Between Sunday And Monday
2. Johnny Raven
3. Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing
4. Jimmy
5. I Can’t Give Back The Love I Feel For You
6. More Today Than Yesterday
7. Love Makes The World Go Round
8. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
9. Love Is A Warm Kind Of Sorrow
10. For Once In My Life
11. My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)
12. I Second That Emotion

great expectations 2

“Ain’t Nothinh Like The Real Thing” – Kiki Dee

Kiki Dee was also a songwriter and one of her own songs “Loving & Free” was the lead track on a 1973 “EP” though ultimately the other “A” Side track a cover of  the French song “Amoureuse” by Véronique Sanson with English lyrics by Gary Osbourne gained the more airplay.

loving and free single

“Loving & Free” – Kiki Dee

“Amoureuse” – Kiki Dee

She also had a big hit in 1979 with her version of the Lorraine Ellison signature tune  “Stay With Me Baby”

Stay With Me (Kiki)

“Stay With Me Baby” – Kiki Dee

To buy Kiki Dee music click HERE

Kiki is still recording and touring for more information click HERE

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June 6, 2009 - Posted by | Old Music, Video | ,

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