Rosie meets the American singer Nona Hendryx. She tells us what motivated her to produce her new album “Mutatis Mutandis”, which is the first one in twenty years. She also remembers her time as part of the girl trio Labelle in the 1960s and 1970s and how their hit ‘Lady Marmalade’ came about in 1974.
Besides working as a solo artist, she is also active as a producer, songwriter, author and an actress. We will hear more about that in the coming weeks in the second part of the interview – recorded in the closet as it was quietest part in the house.
In the studio Rosie is joined by Simon Rooks from the London Gay Men’s Chorus. Their ensemble is performing their runaway hit ‘Hi Di Homo’ from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Shaw Theatre on 6th October 2012. He tells us about their autumn show and enlightens us on the difference between the mighty Chorus and the exquisite ensemble of London Gay Men’s Chorus.
For rights reasons the music is not on the podcast, but that’s what you could hear on the show:
1) Nona Hendryx: ‘Black Boys’ from the album “Mutatis Mutandis”
2) London Gay Men’s Chorus Ensemble: ‘You Gotta Look Out For Yourself’ and ‘Seasons of Love’ from the album “Accentuate the Positive”
3) Culture Club: ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?’ from the album “Kissing To Be Clever”