Cilla Black

10 Songs: Wednesday, October 13th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | October 14, 2015

Anyone Who had A Heart – Cilla Black – The late lamented singer might not have mattered here, but this high drama take on the Bacharach-David song has its own nasally achievement on the bridge, its Englishness is on its sleeve: a clipped intensity that works on its own rulebook – A

UK Top 10 Albums: 8-21-15 – 8-27-15

By Iman Lababedi | August 21, 2015

Tay, Ed, Sam and may Florence, 40% of the charts, is stuck like glue and meanwhile everything else cuts and runs every two weeks. Fortunately both Sam and Tay are great great albums and everything else here is not. By the way, sorry about Cilla, who I loved, but listening to that greatest hits, well, it could have a lot more hits to be honest.

These Days: Sunday, August 1st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | August 2, 2015

When I saw Morrissey at Radio City, he included her in the videos he used to open the show. If you want to give Cilla a listen, a sort of Dionne Warwick in a UK 60s scene singer for David-Bacharach type songs, try “You’re My World” and “Anyone Who Had a Heart.” She died yesterday at the age of 72.