Black Cab Sessions

Season 1 Episode 35

Baby Dee

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Baby Dee
So, we're in Shepherds Bush again. Trying to find a cab. Again. Its raining. Again.... Does the sun ever shine in West London? It's looking bleak, until contact is made with possibly the nicest cab driver London has to offer. John, as he's known to his mates, 'loves music' and is well up for the session. We drive to Bush Hall to meet this weeks performer. As we get out of the cab, John asks if he will be on TV. There's an awkward silence... Outside, we're greeted by Baby Dee - Drag City's latest signing. Our initial trepidation at the sight of her fiery red hair and enormous Dr Martin boots quickly vanishes as she reveals a wonderfully warm, calming persona. Armed with an accordion or as John calls it, a 'gadget', Dee plays a few opening chords of 'Safe Inside The Day' and for the next 5 minutes we're transported to a different world. Such a heartfelt voice has not been heard in these headphones for years. Her guitarist, Paul, accompanies on backing vocals, playing delicate guitar patterns beneath Dee's sustained squeeze box, her voice floating through the interior of the now very steamy black cab. It's a pleasure to witness this transgendered genius at work. We drop her back at the venue. John is beaming from cheek to cheek. We all are, having witnessed something extremely intimate and beautiful.Check it out. The camera never lies....moreless
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