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Posted By: GUEST,peter g.
07-Apr-03 - 06:11 AM
Thread Name: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
Was Nadia Cattouse really mid-forties when she performed on 'sing along' and 'Hootenany' c.1964-5? She didn't look it as I recall, nor does she on 1966 Reality RY 1001 cover.Mike Lindup, her son was born in March 1959:even if she was born in 1920 that makes her quite old to be a mum in 1950s for first or 2nd time.
Sleeve notes say she wrote poetry as well as her songs under the pseudonym of Eva Dayne.Were any published?
I recall the Melody Maker review (Karl Dallas ?)of RY1001 said her version of Dylan's 'Don't Think Twice'was the best he'd heard. I agreed then and have heard nothing since to modify this view.She merits a compilation C.D.particularly in view of the sheer variety of her music and her role in early u.k. black history. I wonder if her son could help re this? He looks strikingly like her incidentally.
'Sing Along' and 'Hootenanny' were both shown midweek on BBC at around 6.30 I think.On one of them the Seekers made what was probably their debut with 'I'll never find another you.'Hard to imagine a t.v folk based show with Martin Carthy etc promoting a U.K. No. 1 now!