Thursday, February 08, 2007


West London's own Alternative Country artist Willis takes on red cod piece wearing Cameo's big funky club hit 'Word Up'. Willis is heavily influenced by American female acts like Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand and Brenda Lee, but also Country music, Nursery Rhymes and other oddities. Willis also spend 6 years working at Soul Jazz Records where she was undoubetdly also influenced by their quality ecclectic collection. 'Word Up' is lots of fun, it landed up on a number of great compilations including the Idjuts brilliant 'Press Play', though it was originaly released in 2003 on her 'Take You High EP'. If u ain't heard it, its pretty essential as is her album 'Come Get Some'


Rohan Hawthorne said...

That's brilliant. I've heard it before somewhere but didn't know the story behind it. Cheers for this blog.

chris keys said...

Sure thing Rohan. cool doodles by the way :)