can we give some love to the ladies of the 60's/70's that aren't receiving any hipster kisses?

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where are you bonnie koloc fans?

where did you go wendy waldman lovers?

libby titus is waiting for your fan mail devendra!

chi (pronounced "shy") coltrane revival starts....NOW!

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 15:51 (thirteen years ago) link

i mean jeez just cuz they were on normal labels and can be found in any dollar bin doesn't mean they don't deserve a shout-out.

let's hear about some dollar bin faves here. C/D/S/D!

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 15:53 (thirteen years ago) link

Never heard of any of them.

Dingbod Kesterson, Monday, 18 February 2008 15:57 (thirteen years ago) link

it's never too late...

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:00 (thirteen years ago) link

"hipster kisses"? sometimes I wonder about you, dude.

Alex in Baltimore, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Does Kathi McDonald's "Insane Asylum" album count? Cause I love that one.

Dan Peterson, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:02 (thirteen years ago) link

sometimes i wonder about me too...

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scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:03 (thirteen years ago) link

"Does Kathi McDonald's "Insane Asylum" album count?"

everything counts. let me know about common easily found records that i can get for cheap that i might have passed up that are great. there are only thousands of them.

for instance:

now playing: bonnie koloc - hold on to me (nice record! on ovation. 1972. if i had a quad system i would be able to play it in quad, but i don't. still sounds nice.)

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:06 (thirteen years ago) link

thunder 'n lightenen/i tell u it's frightenen/and yr in control

well it's not "i am woman/here me roar" but chi coltranee's hit ws pretty enjoyable on radio. how's the LP?

m coleman, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:10 (thirteen years ago) link

Does Rita Coolidge get hipster kisses? She deserves many. She's def. a dollar bin staple, though i'm having trouble finding those Kristofferson/Coolidge albums ...

tylerw, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:11 (thirteen years ago) link

her first record with thunder & lightning on it is really good. VERY melodramatic. which could be translated as "cheesy" to some people, but i like Chi's sense of high drama in everything she sang. plus, i just really dig her voice.

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scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:12 (thirteen years ago) link

No, Rita Coolidge doesn't get hipster kisses! she deserves them just for her fashion sense.

http://www.geocities.jp/hideki_wtnb/rita3rd.jpg

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:13 (thirteen years ago) link

i need more rita in my life.

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Was turned on to this by Waxidermy website, but anyhow, Carol Kleyn is pretty great.

http://waxidermy.com/images/kleyn.jpg

Also, Bobby Brown (the other one, not the New Edition guy) gave her a harp!

dell, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:17 (thirteen years ago) link

geoff & maria records would probably be hipper than maria solo. i LOVE pottery pie:

http://www.richardandmimi.com/potterypie.jpg

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:18 (thirteen years ago) link

Maria Muldaur seems to turn up Zelig-like in all variety of music biographies, but all I know is Midnight at the Oasis.

dell, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:22 (thirteen years ago) link

this young lady really had it going on circa 1973

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/RSPOD/RS170.jpg

m coleman, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:22 (thirteen years ago) link

am i gonna be able to find that carol kleyn record at my local record store for cheap? something tells me no. looks cool though.

forget about my hipster comments. just looking for overlooked/underrated/right-there-in-front-of-me-the-whole-time-and-i-never-knew-how-cool-it-was kinda stuff.

for INSTANCE: right now I'm listening to Cris Williamson's debut on Ampex and it's lovely!

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:23 (thirteen years ago) link

was she singing about being gay then? (later on Olivia)

m coleman, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:26 (thirteen years ago) link

Catherine Howe
Her first record (in a Beautiful Place) gets rated, but the second one, Harry (1975?), is cool too...

Also Rosalie Sorrells (though by no means winsome a la Muldaur and Coolidge, and probably wouldn't want your Hipster Kisses)

sonofstan, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:27 (thirteen years ago) link

Doesn't quite fit the dollar bin fodder criteria (i.e. I've never actually seen a copy) but I'm still dying to hear this:

http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/445896.jpg

Any mp3s floating around?

Kevin John Bozelka, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:31 (thirteen years ago) link

That's Kay Huntington: What's Happening to Our World? for googlers.

Kevin John Bozelka, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:32 (thirteen years ago) link

am i gonna be able to find that carol kleyn record at my local record store for cheap? something tells me no. looks cool though.

Yeah, I'm guessing that it was pressed too limitedly to be easily found at a thrift store, or in some hallelujah cheapie vinyl bins...but everytime the song I downloaded of hers comes up on m'iTunes, I'm like "wow, what's this, again? This is pretty great!"

dell, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:33 (thirteen years ago) link

Does Essra Mohawk get hipster kisses? I kinda dig her.

Hurting 2, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Check out The Time Has Come by Anne Briggs (name checked by Destroyer but don't hold that against her!)

iago g., Monday, 18 February 2008 16:37 (thirteen years ago) link

"Also Rosalie Sorrells (though by no means winsome a la Muldaur and Coolidge, and probably wouldn't want your Hipster Kisses)"

i've made my case:

Why Isn't Rosalie Sorrels Hip With Hepcats??? She's Great!

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:37 (thirteen years ago) link

how about some love for the ladies of 2007 who largely missed out compared to amy lily nash? last year was great for tracey thorn, roisin murphy, kathy diamond, feist, siobhan donaghy and prolly some others i forgot.

or something, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:48 (thirteen years ago) link

Gale Garnett should get kisster hisses. Seconds on Catherine Howe.

That's Kay Huntington: What's Happening to Our World? for googlers

I found a copy of this for a buck--easily one of the most disturbing album covers (and bizarre records) of all time.

whisperineddhurt, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Kipster hisses.

whisperineddhurt, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:53 (thirteen years ago) link

On the subject of Rita C. - aparently her sister, Priscilla, made a great record called Gypsy Queen on Sussex; anyone heard it? She was married to Booker T. and they made a record together which is better than OK, but not mindblowing....

sonofstan, Monday, 18 February 2008 17:13 (thirteen years ago) link

they made, like, 3 records together. i have two of them. i love their version of maggie's farm.

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 17:15 (thirteen years ago) link

Does Buffy St Marie count? That song "Codeine" is so heavy.

Nate Carson, Monday, 18 February 2008 17:20 (thirteen years ago) link

xpost to scott

my bad - the one I have is a double S/T; must dig it out

sonofstan, Monday, 18 February 2008 17:30 (thirteen years ago) link

"Does Buffy St Marie count? That song "Codeine" is so heavy."

well, buffy did make one hipster fave record (Illuminations), but she put out a ton of great stuff in the 60's and early 70's that hardly anyone listens to. if you buy vinyl pick up a cheap copy of the vanguard twofer best of for a lot of her best music. i love her records.

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 17:43 (thirteen years ago) link

listening now to Dory Previn's Mythical Kings and Iguanas record and I can't believe I passed up her records for so many years. Saw them all the time in thrift stores. i love this kinda stuff. has dory been featured in mojo yet?

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 17:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Rita Coolidge and Maria Muldaur really rub me the wrong way, as does Jennifer Warnes. They all sounds so hopelessly bored with everything I've ever heard them sing; I just don't get it. Instead I'll recommend Karla Bonoff and Joan Armatrading.

Joseph McCombs, Monday, 18 February 2008 17:54 (thirteen years ago) link

you gonna start bashing yvonne elliman next? go ahead, i dare you!

i can get behind karla and joan. definitely.

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 18:03 (thirteen years ago) link

major dud, just in case anyone was curious:

http://www.fmgvinyl.com/images/gold/lotti2.gif

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 18:06 (thirteen years ago) link

so dudly, i actually own this album and still haven't listened to it:

http://www.fmgvinyl.com/images/gold/lotti1.gif

though it couldn't be worse. and who knows maybe i'll end up liking it.

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 18:09 (thirteen years ago) link

mark needs this one:

http://www.fmgvinyl.com/images/gold/lesb.gif

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 18:12 (thirteen years ago) link

That's Kay Huntington: What's Happening to Our World? for googlers

I found a copy of this for a buck--easily one of the most disturbing album covers (and bizarre records) of all time.

Okay you've given me hope, edd. I'll start hunting for it this week.

Kevin John Bozelka, Monday, 18 February 2008 18:28 (thirteen years ago) link

this thread is now number one in a google search for kay huntington. just so you know.

xgau review:

KAY HUNTINGTON: What’s Happening To Our World? (United Artists) This is either a hilarious takeoff on sensitive circa-1964 folk music or (more likely, unbelievable as it seems) one of the most atrocious records ever made. Perfectly awful, right down to the cover art and liner notes. Listen to "Right to Poverty." E MINUS/A PLUS [Later: E]

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 18:57 (thirteen years ago) link

buy it now for 7 bucks!

http://cgi.ebay.com/KAY-HUNTINGTON-WHATS-HAPPENING-TO-OUR-WORLD-LP-dj_W0QQitemZ4809737217QQcmdZViewItem

(plus P&H)

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 18:59 (thirteen years ago) link

I've never seen another copy of that awful Huntington record--which I regaled my "hipster" friends with recently, we all needed a drink after that experience. I also made them listen to Carly Simon's Hotcakes just 'cause I think she looked kinda cute pregnant. But the Huntington record is competently done, is the frightening thing about it.

Muldaur I like in small doses, Rita Coolidge was a striking woman but her music I never much liked. I'm sure Karen Dalton has gotten enough kipster -on-toast to disqualify her.

whisperineddhurt, Monday, 18 February 2008 19:01 (thirteen years ago) link

this album is actually kinda good - in parts - if you like italian protest folk:

http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/800905.jpg

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 19:03 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.wirz.de/music/langhorn/grafik/avatar4.jpg

This is a kick-ass mix of earthy folk-blues from the Lyman Family featuring Lisa Kindred. She sounds tough as nails. This record has gone up in price. Plus, its cult backstory gives it some hipster points. But you can still find it in dollar bins every now and then.

QuantumNoise, Monday, 18 February 2008 19:48 (thirteen years ago) link

Joy of Cooking!

sonofstan, Monday, 18 February 2008 19:53 (thirteen years ago) link

THESE LESBIANS SLAY
STEEL GUITAR BREAKS FOR DAYS

http://www.guitaristka.ru/zapad/deadly_nightshade/dead_lp1.jpg

sanskrit, Monday, 18 February 2008 20:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Rita Coolidge and Maria Muldaur really rub me the wrong way, as does Jennifer Warnes. They all sounds so hopelessly bored with everything I've ever heard them sing; I just don't get it.

That's crazy talk! Admittedly, I don't know anything of Muldaur's catalog other than "Midnight at the Oasis", but that is a great song! She sounds like she wants to slip Rudi Valentino's camel a quaalude and get down to snorting lines and being mischeivous with the sheik.

dell, Monday, 18 February 2008 20:18 (thirteen years ago) link

her records are almost impossible to sell. so good pick for this thead!

scott seward, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 02:35 (five years ago) link

Will have to check more Wilma, among others here. Thread revival also reminds me that I always meant to post about the Women Blue comp, which incl. tracks by several artists already mentioned, like Michele, whose Saturns Rings I described upthread in '08 (without ever getting to the eventual paranoid starflowerchild vibe, quite: Laurel Canyon in Manson times). A few of them are relatively well-known, at least to folkies: Sorrels, Koloc, McCaslin---but most not, although almost all of 'em were still on YouTube and/or Spotify the last tyme I checked (not recently).
And as the following review points out, this is a bit more varied in arrangements etc. than Ladies From The Canyon---a few audio samples here too:
http://www.allmusic.com/album/women-blue-16-lost-us-femvox-classics-mw0000825913

dow, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 18:08 (five years ago) link

huh never heard of Wilma - nice stuff

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 18:14 (five years ago) link

did she record those tracks before or after she married fred flinstone?

wizzz! (amateurist), Tuesday, 26 April 2016 19:14 (five years ago) link

^impressive credit list on this one! the whole album is on youtube (can't find it anywhere else) and it's pretty good, like Carole King meets Court and Spark-era Joni. I love the organ and treated keyboard on 'Time Passes Slowly':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZmAd-vU7qA

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Sunday, 8 May 2016 22:54 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

i think i underrated the 2nd Risa Potters record. it's really quite lovely. now debating whether i need to buy a cheap copy of her first album from 1970 online or just wait to happen upon one someday in an out of way place on the side of the road far from where i dwell.

scott seward, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 15:34 (five years ago) link

Just listened to that anonymous "help me find the singer" youtube upthread; that's kinda fascinating!

Over on Rolling Reissues, I posted info about and comments on the forthcoming (first legit, remastered from actual masters) reissue of Judy Henske & Jerry Yester's Farewell Aldebaran. Gotta find her pre- and non-Jerry albums, also the one they did as co-leaders of Rosebud.

dow, Thursday, 16 June 2016 00:42 (five years ago) link

Pre- and *post-Jerry albums, that is, if she did any.

dow, Thursday, 16 June 2016 00:44 (five years ago) link

Rosebud is not great. High Flying Bird is her best solo album. Though "Wade In The Water" on her 1963 self-titled Elektra album is one of her knockouts and her epic "Betty and Dupree" on her 1966 Reprise album is, uh, epic. and the funny stories she tells on stage are funny on those albums. I always felt like her 1965 album on Mercury was a little flat. But it's worth hearing.

Everything except for Farewell Aldebaran sells for peanuts now so you could probably buy everything except that for about 40 bucks total.

scott seward, Thursday, 16 June 2016 01:03 (five years ago) link

(there are two later dawn of the 21st century albums that nobody listens to because they are later dawn of the 21st century albums.)

scott seward, Thursday, 16 June 2016 01:05 (five years ago) link

the dave guard & the whiskeyhill singers album on capitol that judy was on is fun too.

scott seward, Thursday, 16 June 2016 01:08 (five years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UHw0fbZHPE

brimstead, Thursday, 16 June 2016 01:19 (five years ago) link

i think Fanny actually do get some love. if not from hipsters. Birtha need more love. they rocked so hard.

scott seward, Thursday, 16 June 2016 02:45 (five years ago) link

And thanx for the Judy et al tips too---reminded me that one of Richie Unterberger's books incl. pre-Modern Folk Quartet Cyrus Faryar's account of feeling like he and other musos were little peasants in the valley, caught between the warring gods, Guard and Henske. But that maybe just an exaggerated memory of what Cyrus says here, in Unterberger's (still lively!) liner notes for the Whiskeyhill reissue (his site also has his appealing notes for MFQ reissues, or at least one of 'em):
http://www.richieunterberger.com/guard.html

dow, Thursday, 16 June 2016 23:01 (five years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Probably some good lesser known stuff in here
https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/milk-of-the-tree-an-anthology/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 3 June 2017 02:36 (four years ago) link

good stuff on there. i gotta play that susan pillsbury album again soon. so great.

scott seward, Saturday, 3 June 2017 04:06 (four years ago) link

did i mention risa potters on here? those two albums are really nice. was listening to the second one the other day.

scott seward, Saturday, 3 June 2017 04:07 (four years ago) link

seven months pass...

So I keep getting YouTube recommendations for a Japanese singer-songwriter I'd never heard of called Hako Yamasaki, and it turns out she's great! Strangely enough she turns up on the recs list of a couple of other people I know, plus many more according to the comments sections. Seems to be some strange algorithmic spasm that's shoved her up to the front of the queue. Most of the English-language info to be gleaned about her is buried in said comments sections too, although there is a Japanese-language Wikipedia page.

Anyway, she's released about 30 albums, most of them sounding of their time - but since the mid-70s was the best time for this kinda thing those records are the winners, the odd enka vocal inflection notwithstanding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5xYdkMiV6Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w71N7MX9HcQ

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Thursday, 11 January 2018 23:23 (three years ago) link

Wow---intriguing, thanks! Reminds me a little of Murakami's Kafka On The Shore, which is also the title of an out-of-nowhere 60s hit by a young Japanese female singer-songwriter: one and she's done, vanishes, a lost legend. Good lyrics too, but unfortunately it's mostly nit about her, except as a magnet for this sometimes tedious teenboy horndog, the main character.
Um, anyway, the aforementioned s/t one-and done Rosebud album got legit reissued and expanded, like the aforementionedFarewell Aldebaran, which I found uneven enough that I haven't gotten around to checking Rosebud yet, though with Henske & Yester it can't sound too bad; anyway here's the press sheet I pasted onto Rolling Reissues:

ROSEBUD
ROSEBUD
FILE UNDER: R/ROCK
CD: DIGIPAK
SRLP: 16.98 / BOX LOT: 30
5% DISCOUNT THROUGH 6/23/2017
AVAILABLE JUNE 16, 2017
WWW.OMNIVORERECORDINGS.COM
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/OMNIVORERECORDINGS
WWW.TWITTER.COM/OMNIVORERECORDS
KEY SELLING POINTS
• Remastered and expanded reissue of the
1971 classic.
• Contains 10 bonus tracks—7 previously
unissued .
• Packaging contains rare ephemera and
new interviews with band members Judy
Henske, Jerry Yester, and Craig Doerge.
The iconic 1971 release – expanded with 10 bonus tracks!
When Judy Henske and Jerry Yester’s (now revered) Farewell Aldebaran sadly disappeared into legend,
they decided to take a different approach for their next release—becoming a “band.” Adding songwriter
and multi-instrumentalist Craig Doerge (pronounced “Durgee”) and John Seiter (known for his work
with Spanky & Our Gang and The Turtles), Rosebud was born. After recording was done and the album
“fi nished”—the band added Bassist David Vaught. Additional songs were laid down, and others re-
moved in lieu of the new material. Finally, in 1971—Rosebud the album appeared.
In his liner notes, Barry Alfonso (acclaimed author and songwriter) says “French choral numbers, gospel
rockers, nostalgic ballads, angelic lullabies—it sounds like the contents of a greatest hits collection.
In fact, the above tracks are all found on the sole album by Rosebud, an L.A.-based quintet that barely
lasted a year.”
Rosebud, is indeed, all of that and much more. While inching Henske & Yester closer to the main-
stream, Rosebud is just as daring as Aldebaran, as its songs have the same studio sophistication,
hook-laden material, and wit.
To make this reissue even more special, 10 bonus tracks have been added, 7 of which are previously
unissued. The packaging contains photos and ephemera, tracing the changing history in the making
of the album, as well as new interviews with Henske, Yester and Doerge in Alfonso’s essay. Produced
for release by Grammy ® -winning Producer Cheryl Pawelski, and new mastering and restoration by
Michael Graves (who also has won a few Grammys ® himself), Rosebud is ready to take the uninitiated
on a journey, and adds nearly another album’s worth of rare singles and unheard tracks for those who
loved the original.
Named after the sled in Orson Welles’ iconic Citizen Kane, Rosebud is a secret no more.
JERRY YESTER, JUDY HENSKE, CRAIG DOERGE, JOHN SEITER
ORIGINAL ALBUM
Panama
Le Soleil
Reno
Western Wisconsin
Lorelei
Salvation
Lullabye II
(Summer Carol)
The Yum Yum Man
Roll Home Cheyenne
Flying To Morning
BONUS TRACKS
Lazy
Reno (MONO SINGLE VERSION)
Mercury Of Fools *
Hey Old Friend (JUDY VOCAL) *
Le Soleil (DEMO) *
What’s The Matter
With Sam *
Easy On Me, Easy *
Father Of Souls
Mercury Of Fools (DEMO) *
Hey Old Friend
(JERRY VOCAL) (DEMO) *
* PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED
Rosebud
KEY SELLING POINTS
The iconic 1971 release – expanded with 10 bonus tracks!
Photo: Henry Diltz

dow, Friday, 12 January 2018 02:28 (three years ago) link

And this first volume of Light In The Attic's projected Japanese reissue series has some thread-relevance, audio samples, info here (the non-ltd. ed 2-LP will be back in stock later this month, they've also got CD, but not digital) https://lightintheattic.net/releases/3178-even-a-tree-can-shed-tears-japanese-folk-rock-1969-1973

dow, Friday, 12 January 2018 02:38 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9BpZGRIl5s

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 12 January 2018 03:42 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

Hey I have an early 70s California singer songwriter query.theres a really good early 70s album by a woman,who I think maybe had drug problems and died young, plus was kinda obscure. Definite hipster kisses in the 00s and on tho. Multitracked vocals,a song called "x rain" where x is the name of a small town in CA or the PNW. Any ideas? 😔

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 6 April 2019 22:02 (two years ago) link

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb59WCJTs_Q

?

budo jeru, Saturday, 6 April 2019 22:04 (two years ago) link

Yeeeeees

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 6 April 2019 22:06 (two years ago) link

A million thank yous

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 6 April 2019 22:06 (two years ago) link

I've def conflated someone else's bio with Linda's, glad shes still around

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 6 April 2019 22:08 (two years ago) link

me too and yr v welcome

budo jeru, Saturday, 6 April 2019 22:10 (two years ago) link

Faun Fables vibes there

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Saturday, 6 April 2019 22:13 (two years ago) link

Think the bio you've conflated with Linda's is Judee Sill. They were both kind of rediscovered in the early 00s

Zelda Zonk, Saturday, 6 April 2019 22:21 (two years ago) link

Oh yeah,that's definitely it

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 6 April 2019 22:23 (two years ago) link

Also: Kath Bloom is new to me, but she started recording in the 70s with Loren MazzaCane Connors, and check the link to older and new tracks on her MySpace page here--this new PTW-posted title track is not her best performance, the other one described is more typical, but it's all well worth checking out:
http://www.paperthinwalls.com/singlefile/item?id=1668

― dow, Friday, 4 July 2008 20:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Kath Bloom/Loren Connors 1981-1984 CD that I have is a-fucking-mazing. Dunno anything else she has done, but that one thing is an absolute treasure of simple cracked and beautiful otherness.

― NickB, Friday, 4 July 2008 21:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

Thee Whiney-edited Paper Thin Walls is long gone, but Kath Bloom review-interview (re her return and the CD reissue comps) is archived here:
https://papercomet.blogspot.com/2017/03/maybe-not-earlies-but-might-as-well.html

dow, Monday, 15 April 2019 23:04 (two years ago) link

i listened to lots of linda perhacs and judee sill last weekend

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Monday, 15 April 2019 23:05 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

where did you go wendy waldman lovers?

― scott seward, Monday, February 18, 2008 3:51 PM

As you may have seen on the stock up/stock down thread, I was checking all the new classic album compilation releases and Wendy Waldman's first 3 albums were released in a compilation last year. I thought she looked like the type for this thread. Never heard of her before.

I bought the Bridget St John box a while ago but that was from 2015. Surprised she's not mentioned onthread.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 19 July 2019 20:14 (two years ago) link

I think i need more fanny in my life

https://youtu.be/imZUqkPlUaQ

brimstead, Saturday, 20 July 2019 17:05 (two years ago) link

Excited for this - https://lightintheattic.net/artists/2952-sachiko-kanenobu

MaresNest, Saturday, 20 July 2019 17:36 (two years ago) link

Jean Millington, Fanny's bass player needs your help.

https://www.gofundme.com/jean-millington-go

Ned Trifle X, Saturday, 20 July 2019 18:02 (two years ago) link

strangely enough, last night at the port washington public library i saw nancy nevins and two other original members of sweetwater, who were the second act to perform at woodstock '69. nancy's solo album definitely belongs on this thread:

https://www.discogs.com/Nancy-Nevins-Nancy-Nevins/release/2126684

the whole evening of discussion & performance should be up on the port washington public library's youtube channel soon if it isn't yet.

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 20 July 2019 18:22 (two years ago) link

Elyse Weinberg - Greasepaint Smile is one of my fav discoveries but I guess she did get hipster kisses?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 20 July 2019 18:38 (two years ago) link

I think i need more fanny in my life

This podcast about them was pretty interesting

https://www.kcrw.com/music/articles/lost-notes-fanny-the-all-girl-rock-band-david-bowie-loved

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 22 July 2019 13:57 (two years ago) link

As you may have seen on the stock up/stock down thread, I was checking all the new classic album compilation releases and Wendy Waldman's first 3 albums were released in a compilation last year. I thought she looked like the type for this thread. Never heard of her before.

Some good songs on that comp. Checked it out when The Cure started covering "Pirate Ships"

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 26 July 2019 19:12 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Talk of Kath Bloom and updated link to archived review of her then-new '08 alb upthread a little ways, and here come a couple more Chapter Music reissues of her work a Loren Connors (EP tracks now added)---streams, pix, details here:
https://mailchi.mp/73f3e03f5d89/smcqueen2-2808941?e=32e64a6326

dow, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 02:09 (two years ago) link

What the hell, that press release may go away

KATH BLOOM & LOREN CONNORS ULTRA RARE SAND IN MY SHOE
& MOONLIGHT ALBUMS FINALLY TO BE RE-ISSUED BY CHAPTER MUSIC
OUT OCTOBER 4TH, 2019

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/a088e1e7fb68010cf6ad8ff4a/_compresseds/197dfa45-9150-4f07-afab-d1f60ef5a847.jp

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The extraordinary creative partnership of New Haven, CT duo Kath Bloom and Loren Connors has haunted psych-folk fans since the early 80s. Kath taught herself guitar during shifts as a janitor at a New Haven cemetery, while Loren’s free-form idiosyncratic style had been developing since the late 60s. Between 1981 and 1984, the duo recorded two live and four studio albums, mostly self-released in tiny quantities.

Early on, their music mixed folk and blues traditionals with a handful of Kath’s vulnerable, moving originals. By the later albums the songs were all Kath’s - her fragile voice and subdued finger-picking set against Loren’s abstract but always supportive playing. Together the duo created a sound almost impossibly emotional and haunting.

Kath & Loren’s first two albums in 1981-82 were live recordings, released via Loren’s Daggett Records label. Next came 1982’s Sing The Children Over on Massachusetts label Ambiguous Records. Then Sand In My Shoe emerged in 1983 as the first release on Loren’s new St. Joan label, in an edition of 200-300 copies with handmade sleeves.

Restless Faithful Desperate and Moonlight followed in 1983-84, before the prodigious duo parted ways. Moonlight was released in an edition of 200-300 copies. As her creativity accelerated, Kath’s songs became looser and more intuitive, but Moonlight contains an early version of one of Kath’s most beloved songs, "Come Here". Loren’s longterm collaborator Robert Crotty contributes electric guitar to a couple of tracks.

By 1984, Kath was married with a young son, and Connors was entering a new relationship, so the duo found themselves drifting apart. Kath did not release anything again until a 1993 solo cassette Love Explosion, but then developed a devoted cult following through the pivotal use of a new recording of "Come Here" in Richard Linklater’s 1995 film Before Sunrise.

Kath has since released three solo albums on Chapter Music (Finally in 2005, Terror in 2008 and Pass Through Here in 2015), as well as the Bloom tribute album Loving Takes This Course, featuring covers by the likes of Bill Callahan, Mark Kozelek, Devendra Banhart, Josephine Foster and many more.

Loren also retreated from music for a period until re-emerging in the late 1980s. He is now recognised as a pioneering guitar explorer, and has worked with the likes of Thurston Moore, Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke and many more.

After reissuing four of Kath & Loren’s landmark albums on CD in the late 2000s, Chapter has now embarked on the first ever vinyl reissues for these remarkable records. Another 1984 album Restless Faithful Desperate was reissued in 2018, while 1983’s Sand In My Shoe & 1984's Moonlight will be released on October 4, 2019.

Sand In My Shoe includes five digital-only bonus tracks, from 1982 live EP Pushin’ Up Daisies, as well as comprehensive digital liner notes.
Moonlight includes five digital-only bonus tracks of rare 1984 live recordings, as well as comprehensive digital liner notes.

Listen: Kath Bloom & Loren Connors - 'I'm As Good As I Want To Be'
https://youtu.be/Tr5wEY-zsZM

Listen: Kath Bloom & Loren Connors - 'Come Here'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1WVBPTke6w&feature=youtu.be

dow, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 02:20 (two years ago) link

Well crap--prob some more of their music (& pix) posted somewhere. So do try the press release link.

dow, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 02:23 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

On first spin of the Bridget St John debut album I was afraid it was going to be boring (having got the box set) but it's very good. "Broken Faith" is a stunner.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 6 December 2019 17:00 (one year ago) link

Bridget St John is fabulous. Ask Me No Questions and Songs for the Gentle Man are both A+.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLQSsn2TYBs

Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Friday, 6 December 2019 17:10 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

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In 1967, the folk-pop group The Association had a massive hit with a song called “Windy” penned by an unknown young woman named Ruthann Friedman. Two years later, she released her own album Constant Companion on Warner/Reprise Records that sounded nothing like “Windy” – it had more in common with her labelmate Joni Mitchell or cult-hero Linda Perhacs. Decades later, Ruthann would be declared an “astral folk goddess” and championed by the likes of Devendra Banhart.

Around that time, reissue producer Pat Thomas compiled a collection of previously unreleased demos, home recordings, and lost songs circa 1965-1971 from Ruthann's personal archive including the original version of "Windy."

Titled Hurried Life, Ruthann recently declared, “That’s the one that I really like - that was the first time going back into the archives to find songs that might be reissued. I think those were representative of me.”
credits
released September 3, 2021

Stream, order LP (or digital) here:
https://tompkinssquare.bandcamp.com/album/hurried-life-lost-recordings-1965-1971

dow, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 00:36 (one week ago) link

Very much a rediscovered obscurity, rather than unfashionable $1 bin mainstay, but I think this thread needs mention of Kathy Heideman and her 1976 LP Move With Love, which is available these days on Spotify et al (might want to skip the song Daddy-Do, though).

https://i.imgur.com/PfEHHy6.jpg

Alba, Thursday, 9 September 2021 14:14 (one week ago) link


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