Graham Dee – Ballad of Old Covid
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/ImDm9QJaheI
Graham Dee – VACCINE (For the World)
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/yc99Sr4uYfo
Available for streaming and download from: FRIDAY 17 JULY 2020
At the age of 77, veteran music man Graham Dee has transformed the loneliness of coronavirus self-isolation into a creative and productive new era.
Experimenting for the first time with the unfamiliar world of online technology, he has thrown all his energy into songwriting, recording and producing new tracks from his home during lockdown.
In a career that spans some 60 years Graham has recorded and toured with the likes of the Walker Brothers, Carl Perkins, John Lee Hooker and Tom Jones. He hung out with The Beatles, listened as the pre-fame David Bowie hatched his plans, and briefly lived with the Allman Brothers.
Working over the internet across a distance of some 250 miles with fellow songwriter Richard Sutton, he has now recorded two songs with accompanying videos, and there are more releases in the pipeline.
‘VACCINE’ is a groove-driven pop plea to the people of the world to come together and save the planet for the good of us all… and our children to come.
'Ballad of Old Covid', by contrast, is a toe tapping outlaw-style country song with hints of Johnny Cash, bringing humour and warmth to the unique challenges of our times.