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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

Never heard of any of them.

Dingbod Kesterson, Monday, 18 February 2008 15:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

it's never too late...

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Alex in Baltimore, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Dan Peterson, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

sometimes i wonder about me too...

x-post

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

"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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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.

x-post

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

i need more rita in my life.

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

m coleman, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Kevin John Bozelka, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Hurting 2, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

"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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

Kipster hisses.

whisperineddhurt, Monday, 18 February 2008 16:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Nate Carson, Monday, 18 February 2008 17:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

"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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

major dud, just in case anyone was curious:

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

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 18:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

mark needs this one:

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

scott seward, Monday, 18 February 2008 18:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

Joy of Cooking!

sonofstan, Monday, 18 February 2008 19:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

this Tia Blake album has been getting some attention, and it just got reissued this year:

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

starfish succulents (unregistered), Saturday, 23 June 2012 16:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Is Marlena Shaw hipster loved? Just had a track by her come on my walkman on the bus home and I love her voice.
Bought a Chess 2cd of her stuff after finding out it was her that did the vocal version of Wade In the Water that used to get played at mod clubs in my mid teens in the early 80s. Had wanted to get that track ever since and there are several other near divine tracks on the set. yum.

Stevolende, Saturday, 23 June 2012 18:05 (five years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Jill Cislaghi ~Friend of Mine~ LP RARE OOP private press Massachusetts loner acid rural femme psych folk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0pk0zv23lM

can someone please buy this for me?

garfield drops some dank n' dirty dubz at 2am (unregistered), Thursday, 28 February 2013 21:54 (five years ago) Permalink

been digging kate wolf lately. she needs more love.

scott seward, Thursday, 28 February 2013 22:08 (five years ago) Permalink

what's the best album of hers to start with?

garfield drops some dank n' dirty dubz at 2am (unregistered), Thursday, 28 February 2013 22:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Saw Nanci Griffith in Oslo this tuesday, and she talked at lenght about Kate Wolf before doing her wonderful version of "Across the Great Divide". I knew the song, but had barerly heard about Kate Wolf. Please speak of her.

Mule, Thursday, 28 February 2013 22:40 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This seems to be the best thread for Rita Coolidge until/unless she gets her own. That being the case, hope she has a good pre-nup.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 20:10 (five years ago) Permalink

learn how to pretend

velko, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

kate's voice can give me the shivers sometimes. i don't know what is out there on disc. probably lots of stuff. i just see her albums every once in a while and i play them. the two album retrospective is really good. gold in california, i think it's called. her voice is such a strong thing. a pure kind of instrument. she looks so normal and she was normal and i wonder if that's why more people - younger people - don't know her? she looks like she could have been my pottery teacher down at the craft center in the 70's. her songs could be REALLY great. like, anyone on earth could do them forever. country people, folk people, all kinds of people. and those people do cover them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsXGzblg7Ws

scott seward, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 02:37 (four years ago) Permalink

anyway, gold in california is a good place to start. some of her strongest songs.

scott seward, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 02:38 (four years ago) Permalink

safe at anchor is a really good album. she'll do those songs where its just her at the piano that just kill me in a sandy denny way.

scott seward, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 02:44 (four years ago) Permalink

i bought a kate wolf lp on a whim a couple years back, her debut lp. it's autographed! only later did i find out she died in the mid '80s. but she's fantastic. was. and is.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 02:56 (four years ago) Permalink

Thanks, Scott! Will look into her.

Mule, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:47 (four years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQOsaAbRclI&feature=youtu.be

HELP ME FIND THE SINGER!!! Sometime in 1967, during my first year at UCSC, a young woman came hitchiking through UCSC in Santa Cruz California. She stayed in our dorm for one night and played her guitar, sang and laughed and then left. I never knew her name. I heard her singing, grabbed my Sony model 350 Recorder and two cheap dynamic microphines and stood above her while she played and sang. My hands got a little tired after 25 minutes or so. The edits are just me turning the machine to pause mechanically. Occasionally people come in to the dorm room in the middle of the recording. I have had to reduce the bit rate to fit this to the time alloted by Youtube, but that will be remedied.Also, I have equalized just a litte because the mics had very bad high ends due to their mediocre design. For now, it is a stolen moment in time from an anonymous and very talented guitar player and singer. Recorded on the top floor of Parrington House. BEST LISTENED TO WITH HEADPHONES!!

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 26 March 2014 21:50 (four years ago) Permalink

You know, Caroline was in a Broadway musical with Bonnie Koloc. So I was able to call Bonnie on the phone last year, which was very cool. I found all but one of Koloc's old LPs here--the only one I don't have is her first Epic LP. Her second Epic, produced by Joel Dorn, is perhaps her most produced effort. I guess it's her last one on Ovation that was the one cut in Nashville w/ Bergen White and a bunch of people like that. Has "Roll Me on the Water," which Jody Miller (more of a Nashville-crossover-pop-country singer) cut. you guys may be interested to know that Caroline Peyton has recorded a brand-new record--her first real solo record ever, with Mark Nevers in Nashville, with William Tyler on guitar. She's mastering it soon, it's finished, and it's not much like her old '70s stuff, but real good.

Edd Hurt, Friday, 28 March 2014 19:13 (four years ago) Permalink

the other artist on this thread I've been kind of obsessed with lately is Dory Previn. I now have all of her records from 1970 thru the end of the decade, and found her Carnegie Hall twofer recently for 99 cents. I enjoy her but recognize just how fucked-up her music and lyrics really are--way too wordy, but it's kind of charming actually. I suppose a woman whose most well-known song (outside of "Come Saturday Morning") is "Yadda Yadda La Scala," about how people just keep talking, would have to be quite possibly the most prolix singer-songwriter of all time. Which is charming, but so far I've run off several friends trying to play her shit for them.

Edd Hurt, Friday, 28 March 2014 19:20 (four years ago) Permalink

Really very interested to hear Caroline's new recordings, Edd. Any idea when they'll be out and about?

Tim, Friday, 28 March 2014 22:45 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Wilma Burgess is criminally underrated! as a young undiscovered Nashville singer, she waited patiently for Patsy Cline to doe, whereupon she bought Patsy's house and car and bunch of other personal effects, and Owen Bradley (Patsy's producer) promoted her as the new Patsy Cline for a few years until her career fizzled out. she later opened Nashville's first lesbian bar. she was the first singer to record 'Misty Blue', and her version is my favorite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ-qBfdyxYM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbxnLX9zRl0

stoomcursus rockisme (unregistered), Friday, 24 July 2015 02:43 (two years ago) Permalink

*waited patiently for Patsy Cline to die

stoomcursus rockisme (unregistered), Friday, 24 July 2015 02:49 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm constantly surprised that pre-'At Seventeen' Janis Ian never seems to get any love. Her first few albums as a teen prodigy are amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYLU6JIqWtg

Meaty Mitts (Old Lunch), Friday, 24 July 2015 02:49 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah, there's some great stuff on Janis's Verve Years compilation, although Shadow Morton wasn't the most sympathetic producer. she wasn't really a pop singer at that phase of her career, so those string sections and brass bands and organs sound like desperate attempts to commercialize her slightly old-fashioned coffeehouse folk sensibilities. the success of 'Society's Child' was largely a burden for her artistically, as she hints at in this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF8HQgoEq7A

Between the Lines is more consistent than any of her first few albums, although its tastefulness makes it less immediate/hard-hitting than her early material. I don't know if she ever came out with a song as boldly over-the-top as 'New Christ Cardiac Hero' once she went the adult contemporary route.

stoomcursus rockisme (unregistered), Friday, 24 July 2015 03:52 (two years ago) Permalink

Baby Washington

curmudgeon, Friday, 24 July 2015 15:08 (two years ago) Permalink

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/455/19971539455_e5fbb1c291_z.jpg
This is a nice record I've been playing a lot.

JacobSanders, Friday, 24 July 2015 15:19 (two years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

my new favorite Wilma Burgess song. it's so lush

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOO2JdWJQcM

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Tuesday, 26 April 2016 01:46 (one year ago) Permalink

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

lora Schultz 2 months ago

Wilma was THE best voice in Nashville,also my dearest friend, I spent many weekends in Patsy's house while she lived there, Wilma always said Patsy's spirit was there, and nearly all her furniture was left there by Charlie right down to her car and credit cards. Wilma wanted to give me her car, but I let my husband talk me out of it. Wilma worked many of my husband's shows he promoted , and her mom was a regular visitor in our home , staying for several months, which we enjoyed. They both are missed.
Widow of Ken Allen

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Tuesday, 26 April 2016 02:11 (one year ago) Permalink

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

scott seward, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 02:35 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

huh never heard of Wilma - nice stuff

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 18:14 (one year ago) Permalink

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

wizzz! (amateurist), Tuesday, 26 April 2016 19:14 (one year ago) Permalink

^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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Dan is a ‪#‎VegetablePuppet‬, he is NOT REAL. ‪#‎flatearth (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 16:20 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

dow, Thursday, 16 June 2016 00:44 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

(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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

scott seward, Thursday, 16 June 2016 01:08 (one year ago) Permalink

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

brimstead, Thursday, 16 June 2016 01:19 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (ten months ago) Permalink

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

scott seward, Saturday, 3 June 2017 04:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

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 (ten months ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

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
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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 months ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

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

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 12 January 2018 03:42 (three months ago) Permalink


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