Thursday, 11 October 2018

Will You - Hazel O'Connor

Of the millions of songs which have been recorded, only 30 songs can make it into The Lucy Museum of Musicians who deserve entry to Lucy's Museum of Musicians and at number 20 we have Will You by Hazel O' Connor (1980).

Very much a song of two halves, the first summing up the nerves of meeting someone, the second half an extended haunting saxophone solo outro which i can take or leave but the first half is more than enough to make it one of the greats.
Slow and haunting, it plays out perfectly the time when we have all been there alone with someone you like for the first time, playing it cool but really a bag of nerves, sipping tea and not knowing quite what to do, wondering if they will stay or politely say goodnight and then the man from the Baker Street video song bursting in and wailing away on a brass instrument, or maybe that was just me.
The sax player,  Wesley Magoogan, cruelly later lost fingers in an accident with a circular saw.

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