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SINGLE - Gotta Get Up (COVER Harry Nilsson - Marianne Dissard & Lunatraktors) (2021)

by Marianne Dissard & Lunatraktors



Another Bandcamp exclusive...!

Continuing with the series of cover songs I've released as singles since March 2020, here is my take on Harry Nilsson's Gotta Get Up from his stupendous 1971 album Nilsson Schmilsson

Back a while back pre-masks, two dear English friends, Clair Le Couteur and Carli Jefferson, aka broken folk duo Lunatraktors, flew to meet me in the American West for a few golden days of rodeo, saguaro, and studio.

The three of us, joined by two Tucson musical legends, Frenchman Naïm Amor on guitar and Dane Thøger Lund on bass, headed to Matt Rendon's 8-track recording studio and tried our hands, feet, and throats at a cover of one of Harry Nilsson's most joyous song.

'Gotta Get Up' has long been a favorite of mine to perform live, and Lunatraktors a band I really treasure. Check out their latest release, the stunning 'The Missing Star', an essential take on post-Brexit neo-colonial England : lunatraktors.bandcamp.com/album/the-missing-star

I leave you to it. Enjoy, share, download, and stay tuned for the next single releases.


ps: If you haven't yet and are curious of my street photography, check out my gallerist's page : www.laurentdelaye.com/artists/56-marianne-dissard/

Check out my other covers (Phil Ochs, Steely Dan, Janis Ian, Bobbie Gentry, Ritchie Valens, Adriano Celentano, Townes Van Zandt), all available on my Bandcamp and most of them made with the multi-talented Raphael Mann frizzrecords.bandcamp.com



Gotta get up, gotta get out
Gotta get home before the morning comes
What if I'm late, got a big day
Gotta get home before the sun comes up
Up and away, got a big day, sorry can't stay
I gotta run run, yeah
Gotta get home, pick up the phone
Gotta let the people know I'm gonna be late

There was a time when we could dance until a quarter to ten
We never thought it would end then
We never thought it would end
We used to carry on and drink and do the rock and roll
We never thought we'd get older
We never thought we'd grow cold, but now...


Down by the sea she knew a sailor who'd been to war
She never even knew a sailor before
She never even knew his name
He'd come to town and he would pound her for a couple of days
And then he'd sail across the bubbly waves
And those were happier days, but now...




Written by Harry Nilsson
Published by Unichappel Music Inc.

Marianne Dissard - vocals
Clair Le Couteur - vocals
Carli Jefferson - percussions, tap, background vocals
Naïm Amor - guitar
Thøger Lund - bass

Recorded by Matt Rendon at Midtown Island Studio, Tucson
Mixed by Joe Mabbott at The Hideaway Studios, Minneapolis
Mastered by Bill Sellar at LOUD Mastering, UK

Produced by Marianne Dissard
Recorded February 2020



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Marianne Dissard

French-born American desert noir chanteuse crafts baroque Sonoran art rock chanson from Tucson and beyond.

Street photographer, performer, brutally honest author.

Left her home in Tucson, Arizona for a dream boat in England.

“An eccentric character who releases very fine and wonderful records, in fact so eccentric she once toured the French Pyrénées on foot with a donkey” (Marc Riley, BBC6)
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