A David Bowie Jazz Duet?

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No, not with Iman.

It would be with feisty singer/actor Lea DeLaria, who exploded out of comedy and surprised some people with her award-winning jazz stylings.

Lea is doing an album called House of David with material she's already tried out in concert.

She'll be recording jazz versions of Bowie standards like "Suffragette City," "Boys Keep Swinging," "Life on Mars," and "Jean Genie" (which, in her hands, has an acid-jazz feel to it).

And she told me she wants to duet with Bowie himself on "Space Oddity."

I can't think of anything that would send me to Mars more quickly.

It would be -- to coin a phrase -- Hunky Dory.

Lea's people have been in touch with David's people and one hopes the whole thing will happen, the faster, the better.

After all, it's old enough yet new enough yet different enough to not be too self-reverential.

And before the next farewell tour, it would be nice to get some jazz in the can.

Ground control to Major Dave:

Please do it!


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Andhereswhy/not
Andhereswhy/not

I can think of no better way to screw up a great song! Please DON'T Bowie. Keep the original the classic it is.

Pitchford
Pitchford

Well, he obviously left the house for the above photo.

Marilyn Lastman
Marilyn Lastman

Hasn't Bowie "retired"? He hasn't been seen in public for years.

Ynnocence
Ynnocence

Bowie's one of the few pop artists of whom I keep thinking they must have aged by now, then I break out their old songs and they're still cool. Unlike, to pick a casual example, the Limbaugh-rocking Elton.

Musto
Musto

Someone on Facebook said "It can't be any weirder than that duet he did with Bing Crosby." But I always had a soft spot for that duet.

Aspertame
Aspertame

I love Lea Delaria. Brash comic and terrif songstress. An awesome combination. Do it, Bowie.

Ribs
Ribs

Or maybe they can remake the Carpenters' "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Crafts."

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