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CORINNE BAILEY RAE – LOVE EP (NEW RELEASE) by Noggy
January 29, 2011, 5:10 pm
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Contrary to earlier reports that Corinne”s “Love EP” would drop on Valentine’s Day … the EP is available right here and now. Which I think is much better because now I’m certain I will make someone happy on Valentine’s Day.

Apart from the release date there is something else I have to correct. I kinda mentioned that Mrs Rae is the mistress of taking the sex out of everything and making it sound innocent. But after seeing the live performance video of “Que Sera Sera”  … I guess in her case  it’s  just a matter of reverse psychology. The original by Doris Day, however lovely, is basically a very cheesy track. In order to make this track her own Mrs Rae took a few pointers from Sly and the familiy Stone and added some rock to their blues …. now that is some rendition!!



CORINNE BAILEY RAE – I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER (PRINCE COVER) by Noggy
January 12, 2011, 8:03 pm
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Some great news from one of our Strangefruitmusicblog favorites Corinne Bailey Rae. Mrs Rae is about to drop “The Love EP” on the 14th of February 2011 featuring versions of some of her favorite cover songs recorded while on tour. For the full and detailed downlow on this release click here and you will be referred to Soulculture.

While every other songstress on the planet puts a little upmh in their songs because sex sells Mrs Rae is capable of taking the sex out of every song and make something supersexy sound super innocent … and believe me it sells…



CORINNE BAILEY RAE – IS THIS LOVE (BOB MARLEY COVER – FREE DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
September 27, 2010, 10:33 pm
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DOWNLOAD: CORINNE BAILEY RAE – IS THIS LOVE

A while ago we had very beatiful version of  “Is this love” by Bilal and now Corinne is giving us her rendition of this Bob Marley classic.

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JESSE BOYKINS III – CLOSER (CORINNE BAILEY RAE COVER & FREE DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
August 19, 2010, 10:08 pm
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This is one of my favorite Corinne Bailey Rae tracks on her latest album The Sea. I liked it because every word she sang sounded enticing yet innocent at the same time. This however does not apply to the  Jesse Boykins the III cover below.

Although he didn’t change a thing …it really sounds less innocent than Corinne’s version and since this is a Noggy post …I have to say I really don’t mind.

DOWNLOAD: JESSE BOYKINS III – CLOSER (CORINNE BAILEY RAE COVER)

RELATED POST: CORINNE BAILEY RAE – CLOSER (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)



CORINNE BAILEY RAE – CLOSER (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) by Noggy
June 30, 2010, 9:12 pm
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It’s finally here the video to the sexiest, grooviest and smoothest track on Corinne Bailey Rae’s album the Sea and after seeing this video I am quite sure about one thing…I am  going to be in the front row when this lady performs at North Sea on the 9th of July 2010.

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CORINNE BAILEY RAE – PARIS NIGHTS/NEW YORK MORNINGS (VIDEO) by Noggy
February 11, 2010, 10:31 pm
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Afcourse their is an official video to this second single Paris Nights/New York Mornings from her Album The Sea you can watch when you click here



Corinne Bailey Rae- I’d do it all again (Official Video) by Noggy
December 21, 2009, 9:50 pm
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related post: New release Corinne Bailey Rae in January 2010



New release Corinne Bailey Rae in January 2010 by Noggy
December 1, 2009, 9:54 pm
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Another songtress that dropped out of the music scene for a while. The girl from Leeds…Corinne Bailey Rae.

Her very happy and optimistic first single “Put your record on”  proved to be just one of a string of hits from her selftitled album “Corinne Bailey Rae”. Because of the refreshingly different sound the album was very well received. From 2006 through 2008 Corinne Bailey Rae was nominated for several awards and ended up winning among others the very prestigious Grammy award. The sky seemed to be the limit but all of that came to an abrupt end when Jason Rae,  her husband, was found dead in their appartement in Leeds on the 23th of March 2008. After that everything went silent…until last week when the singer showcased songs from her new album ” The Sea” which will be released on 26th of January in the US and on the 1st of February in the UK. 

According to the Times online review an overall new sound is to be expected. But since Mrs Bailey Rae’s life tends to be the main inspiration for all of her songs this shouldn’t come as a surprise. I only have her latest song “I’d do it all again” to go on and actually this one sounds pleasantly familiar.