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018 – Lady Madonna – Amanda Homi

 
Original version recorded February 3-6, 1968

Ukulele version recorded April 15, 1938

 

Amanda Homi – Vocal

Mike Leslie – Ukulele & Bass

David Barratt – Guitar

 

Produced by David Barratt in The Abattior Of Good Taste Time Machine, Brooklyn

 

Written by Paul McCartney

Credited to Lennon & McCartney

 

ABOUT THE SONG

 

Lady Madonna is a Paul McCartney song written with a little help from his friend, John Lennon. Lennon came up with the “See how they run” line, which is a reference to an I Am The Walrus lyric from the previous year. This is the only spot in the song where John sings along. It was released in March ’68 while The Beatles were in India.

 

Our version, sung by the lovely and talented Amanda Homi was recorded using the Abattoir Of Good Taste Time MachineTM. Amanda, Mike Leslie and myself crowded into the very same recording booth where Robert Johnson once stood only minutes before he was due to record. We met Mr Johnson and found him to be a perfectly delightful fellow. In fact Mike played him a couple own Led Zep riffs which he seemed to like and I believe incorporated into his own work.

 

Such is the fun to be had with time travel.

 

It’s a hot and sticky southern night. Pour yourself a stiff mint julep and ENJOY!

 
ABOUT THE ARTIST

Amanda Homi  1910- 1938
A  Gypsy blues singer from West Virginia.

The Illegitimate daughter of a medicine man and traveling actress, she was born in a trunk at the local theatre where she was left to be raised by her Grandma, a fortune teller and washboard tie virtuoso.

She was only 16 years old when she ran off with a visiting marching band from Macedonia. 

Her Grandma was not at all distraught at her disappearance and was heard to say "good riddance to the little ho"

Sporadic recordings have mysteriously appeared in various regions of the globe ever since.

She is known to have led a life of flagrant dissipation.

Her death is estimated at 1938 although it still remains a mystery.

 

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