There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis is exhibit #1 of the early 80s UK country movement.If all you know her from is "Fairytale of New York" with the Pogues, check out the Cuban and South American influence "Tropical Brainstorm." Her last album and my favorite.Not to slight her work the the Pogues. They were also excellent covering Cole Porter with Miss Otis Regrets/Just One of Those Things
Tragic in so many ways. Her music is always like a visit with a smart funny friend, and Tropical Brainstorm an antidote to the cold. How much great music she would have made in all these years.
I loved her voice. This is still my favorite Christmas song...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwHyuraau4Q