Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sunday Music: Lily Was Here



Art is frequently a happy accident, and today's cut is proof. Self-taught musician Candy Dulfer turned 50 this year, which means she's only been playing the saxophone for 44 years, so far. She's got 12 albums released since 1990, but none of the tracks became as earconic as this monster single, which at the time she did it was "just a jam session" with former Eurythmic David Stewart as part of a movie soundtrack he was working on in 1989. When she was all of 20 years old. The cut was subsequently released as a single, the first thing Dulfer had ever done that was released, and climbed to #1 in her native Netherlands, #6 in the UK, and #11 in the U.S. The best part starts at 0:00 and goes until 4:22.

And looking at her in the video, I could watch her play for hours, even if I was deaf. She's on the short list of people I wouldn't mind being marooned with on a deserted island.

For the sax, man.

10 comments:

Cederq said...

I could listen to both of them for days

ChuckInBama said...

This one is on my list of favorites as well. Nothing like a road-trip with this playing as you weave through traffic.....

SiGraybeard said...

I'm fairly sure I never heard that before, but I liked the point-counterpoint between sax and guitar on the same melody line that it opened with.

Easy to listen to.


RandyGC said...

I recognize having heard the song, (I keep thinking it was a background in a Miami Vice episode?), but didn't know who did it or the backstory until today. Thanks!

15Fixer said...

Sexiest song ever played......

Anonymous said...

Yeah, One one of my all time favorites. And yes I would be willing to be stranded with her :)

Mightybison said...

My favorite version.

https://youtu.be/3SfSQ3lQmJw

June J said...

Easy on the eyes and the ears.

Anonymous said...

Another great piece that takes me to a different -and mostly good - time and place, thanks Brother
BG

The Old Sarge said...

THANK YOU!!!!!

After years of living with this ear worm, I *finally* know the title and artist.

Now I can die in peace. :-)