Tuesday 13 February 2024

The power of seven

If ever a piece of music conveyed a time and a place then Cutty Sark by the John Barry Seven nails early 60s London; not quite swinging, but in its brief two mins 40 seconds you can detect that changes are afoot, something's coming down the tubes. The end of innocence? Probably. 

JB far left & next to him, Dennis King 

The Paul Desmond soundalike on sax is actually a guy called Dennis King. He played with the JB7 from 1957 to 1963 when the bandleader's head was turned by the lure of another 7, James Bond 007. I could listen to this all day long...

John Barry Seven - Cutty Sark* (1962)

* Cutty Sark - Scottish slang for short skirt.

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