single | Cat:SBESTS/T69 | Release: Dec 15 2006
- A. (Baby) Hold Me Tight
- AA. Buggin' Blues
(Baby) Hold Me Tight / Buggin’ Blues
“A gift to those of us that still believe in magic” 4/5 Observer Music Monthly
“A wonderful album: passionate, exuberant and fun” 4/5 The Guardian
“The vibe is irresistible” Album of the Week – 4/5 The Times
45rpm 7″ / 78rpm 10″ / Download
A. (Baby) Hold Me Tight
AA. Buggin’ Blues
Since receiving raves reviews for their highly anticipated self-titled debut album, North London band Kitty Daisy & Lewis have been busying themselves writing new material and playing out live across the festival circuit this summer. Set to delight their ever growing fan base, the siblings gear up to release a fantastic double AA single on 15th December.
(Baby) Hold Me Tight is a brand new non-album track written by 15 year old Kitty. The perfect addition to a winter night in with a mince pie and glass of mulled wine, it’s a blues tinged festive treat. Featuring Kitty on vocals and lead guitar, Daisy on Xylophone and with Lewis adding a smattering of jazzy percussion – it’s so warming and beautiful it could even put Scrooge in a Christmassy mood. And to top it off, it features some smouldering horns performed by Eddy ‘Tan Tan’ Thornton – a Skatalites contemporary who’s played on records for The Beatles, Sandy Shaw, Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and many more in his time.
The double AA side track is the heart torn album highlight Buggin’ Blues which was written and sung by Lewis and inspired by the great late Otis Spann (Chess Records). It sees Lewis take to the piano while Daisy bashes the rhythm out on the drums and Kitty plays the guitar.
Like the album, these tracks were recorded in one take and in glorious, utterly digital-free analogue by Lewis and his father Graeme in their home studio in Kentish Town. A stickler for living and breathing the music they play and talk so passionately about, Lewis DJs, collects and even cuts his own 78rpm records himself when he isn’t recording or performing with his sisters.
In fact, their album is available as an authentic (to be seen to be believed) 1940s style hard-back ‘Record Album’ featuring five 10″ records playing at 78rpm. The first of its kind to be made in over 50 years. And this single, like the others, will be available to buy as a 78rpm 10″ record (as well as the more conventional 7″, CD and download formats).