Thursday, 26 February 2009

More from the Drawer : Bette Bright and the Illuminations

Yet again, I've been plucking pearls from the chest containing my badly kept 45 single collection. This time, it's a not very nautical-looking Bette Bright, from 1979, singing "The Captain Of Your Ship". A striking picture sleeve probably helped sales of this cover version of what was a UK hit for Reparata and the Delrons in 1968.

It's actually pretty good, as was Bette's first single - "My Boyfriend's Back", another 60's cover.

Bette Bright was the singer for Deaf School until they split in 1978, when she formed Bette Bright and the Illuminations, with Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, Rich Kids), Rusty Egan (Visage, Rich Kids), and Henry Priestman (The Yachts, The Christians), and in 1982, got married to Suggs from Madness.

The Captain Of Your Ship - Bette Bright and the Illuminations

Those Greedy Eyes - Bette Bright and the Illuminations

more Bette Bright on myspace

But of course, we can't leave without the original...

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