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Tune of the Week – “I Wish I Could Have Loved You More”

Her name is Candie Payne and she sounds, well, extraordinary. Born in Liverpool. Spent her first couple of years in New York (she remembers having lunch with her mam in Bloomingdale’s and looking at the clothes). Was a dab hand …

Thu, Apr 26, 2007, 10:24

   

Her name is Candie Payne and she sounds, well, extraordinary.

Born in Liverpool. Spent her first couple of years in New York (she remembers having lunch with her mam in Bloomingdale’s and looking at the clothes). Was a dab hand at the drawing which came in useful in the school playground.

Came back to Liverpool. Spent her teenage years raving. Went to art college and dropped out. Worked in a vintage clothes shop called Resurrection which is where her real musical education began. “I heard bands like Sly and the Family Stone, Funkadelic, and The Meters for the first time, records I may not have heard otherwise”.

Was in a couple of bands which went nowhere. And then Simon Dine came along.

Simon is probably best known for his Noonday Underground stuff and for producing Paul Weller’s “Illumination” album. Before all this, though, I knew Simon as the A&R dude at Go! Discs. I also probably owe him a few quid for somehow breaking the radiator in his bathroom when I was house-sitting his London pad, but I think he’s probably forgotten about that now.

Anyway, Simon met Candie and suddenly, it all made sense. They’ve made an album together called “I Wish I Could Have Loved You More” and it will be released on May 18. You’ll hear “Dusty In Memphis”, Evie Sands, Minnie Ripperton, Francoise Hardy, Nancy Sinatra. You’ll hear the best mod-soul album made in 2006.

And you’ll hear lots of tunes like this.

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