James Bond & Friends – Episode 0024: Freddy’s Got A Cold

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere.

Who should cover a Bond song?

We draft in new artists to perform cues for an imaginary ‘Shaken And Stirred’ album for the 2010s. With only our regular panelists’ suspect musical taste and Q The Music’s Warren Ringham to guide us, we make the case for some of our favourite performers to have a crack at a Bond song. Along the way Ben and David snipe each others’ picks, and we stumble on Burt Bacharach’s suspect vocal stylings, Sam Smith’s falsetto, title songs as marketing, Dennis Waterman and his theme tune complex, creepy Goldfinger, Ringo’s lost Bond theme, getting music recommendations from a computer, a musical theatre dark past, Queen’s stealth hits, live podcast research, Wolverine on vocals, and the YouTube cover artist market.

The recording took place on August 16th, 2019 in the UK, USA and Spain.

Paul Atkinson is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential

Warren Ringham is the founder and manager of Q The Music

David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com

Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com

Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2019

Music credit ‘Spy & Die’ by Jay Man

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David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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