Paul and Peter Thorup – Exclusive

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Exclusive to Paul’s fans. Two tracks recorded in the middle 1980′s in Copenhagen together with the late great Peter Thorup on guitar. This was from an album made live in the studio in a period when Paul and Peter were often playing together. It was never released due to Peter’s contractual situation, and plans to release it after Peter’s death a couple of years ago also came to nothing.

The first one, Dont let me be misunderstood, the old soul classic which was always a favorite song of Paul,  having often played it earlier with Animals singer Eric Burdon. Here is a much slower than normal version, also featuring the great Danish drummer Ken Gudman on drums, again sadly no longer with us.

The second one, How can a poor man stand such times and live, is an American folk song originally recorded on December 4, 1929 in New York City. It was written, composed, and performed by Blind Alfred Reed. The song tells of hard times during the Great Depression. It is considered an early example of a protest song.


Paul Millns / Peter Thorup

Don’t let me be misunderstood

How can a poor man stand such times and live