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Re: Chrissie Hynde solo
« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2019, 02:17:34 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZbXqz-23AE
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Taken from the forthcoming album, 'Valve Bone Woe' out September 6th.

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Re: Chrissie Hynde solo
« Reply #46 on: July 01, 2019, 04:02:49 PM »
https://efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events/chrissie-hynde

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The iconic frontwoman of The Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde will be performing a special concert at the EFG London Jazz Festival showcasing tracks from her brand new jazz album Valve Bone Woe, out September 6th 2019.

Displaying yet another volte-face in Hynde’s incredible career, Valve Bone Woe is inspired by the track Hynde performed with Frank Sinatra for his second album of duets. The album features the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble and presents innovative interpretations of songs by a stunning array of classic songwriters and innovators including Brian Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Hoagy Carmichael, Charlie Mingus, John Coltrane, Nick Drake, Ray Davies and Rodgers and Hammerstein.
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Re: Chrissie Hynde solo
« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2019, 01:02:25 PM »
https://londonjazznews.com/2019/07/17/chryssie-hynde-a-new-jazzy-direction/

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When questions like “what are such projects for at all?” are asked, I, as a possibly die-hard jazz promoter, always tend to look for the good sides of such activities, if only because they bring jazz as such closer to those who maybe would not reach for it in any other way. You have to discover jazz one day, don’t you? So they may bring some of us closer to jazz… 

An idea of recording an album of interpretations of songs by classic songwriters is of course nothing new. Chrissie Hynde’s singing style is a very much her own – one may love it or not – but she unquestionably is a charismatic and exceptional performer. The band sounds wonderful together, and that’s why everything they do is convincing. Generally they’re swinging enjoyably, not leaning towards a specific stylistic solution, which in fact is a very modern approach. It certainly was good music, although it was not strictly jazz, but, hey, so what?
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Re: Chrissie Hynde solo
« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2019, 01:44:02 PM »
TV SM!TH - for the beer and the company! (AND great songs too!)

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Re: Chrissie Hynde solo
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2020, 12:14:28 PM »
Chrissie Hynde put this on her FB page (needless to say, some comments under it were useless and indicated that some of the "fans" on FB hadn't really read the whole letter):
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An open Letter to Donald Trump, President of the United States

Dear Mr. President,

I often think of how much my father, Melville “Bud” Hynde, who proudly served his country as a Marine on Guadalcanal, would have enjoyed your Presidency. The other day when you gave that award to Rush Limbaugh, my father would have been so delighted. He loved listening to Rush, which is why I allowed my song, 'My City Was Gone', to be used on his radio show.

My father and I didn't always see eye-to-eye. We argued a lot, but isn’t that the American way? The right to disagree without having your head chopped off?

Soon, I will be participating in a protest in London against the extradition of Julian Assange. I know my father would be mortified, but I feel strongly enough to do what I believe is the right thing; to protest further punishment of a man who sought to defend Freedom, albeit in a way you rightly disagree with.

I know Mr. Assange broke the law (as i have done defending the treatment of animals) but I believe he has been duly punished and should now be set free.

Please consider my plea.

Yours truly,

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders
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