Linda Purl on “Caravan” [Midnight Caravan Revisited]

5:00 am by Kelly McCready

By now you should have seen some of Lee Lessack’s previous posts revisiting his first album with LML Music. We continue this series by inviting some of our artists to look back through their favorite tracks from the past.

For the last few weeks we’ve been talking to Linda Purl about her album Midnight CaravanWe know you want more, so here it is!

The great female singers of the 1940s-1950s may have been booze and drug addled, but boy could they sing. It’s beautiful, sexy, sultry, and conjures an image of a smokey bar at night. You can just picture Linda Purl sipping a martini with the best of them. Previously, we heard from Linda about “I Feel a Song Coming On,” “Them There Eyes,” and “Shall We Dance.” The last one was made even more special by the appearance of Desi Arnaz, Jr. and percussionist Papo Pepin.

This week, Linda gives us insight into “Caravan,” a classic song with one of the most recognizable melodies in music history. Trust us, you’ll know it when you hear it.Print

“The melody was actually created out of playing another song backwards. Fun. Brilliant arranger and pianist Tedd Firth captures all that is exotic about this song. He just takes you on the ride… all you have to do is get on board. All the musicians are on fire on this track.” – Linda Purl

Listen to the track here:

Next week, we’ll continue this series by looking at yet another song from the wonderful Midnight Caravan. Until then, happy listening!

 

To hear selected tracks as well as purchase the album, click here.

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