Friday, April 29, 2011
June Christy was my favorite singer when I was 18, a senior in high school. Her moody music spoke to me. (Though she did do a few light albums.) Her and Ruth Etting got me through my last year of high school. I love this minimalistic album. It's just her and Stan Kenton playing piano. Lonely Woman and Baby, all the Time are my favorites. This is one of her best albums.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Born a Woman and the song Single Girl are outdated songs. But Sandy Posey still should get a second look. She had a moody unique voice. I remember a person approached me in the thrift store when I had an album of her in my hands. She remarked on how strange it was seeing a person of my age listening to her music. (I was in my early 20's.)
My favorite song here is her take of I'm your Puppet. She reads the words to it and it makes out to be a tragedy, not an obnoxious pop tune. See ya' Round on the Rebound is cute. But if you're only a cd person I recommend Single Girl: Very Best of Mgm Years.
Monday, April 4, 2011
This is one of my top five albums of all time. Evie Sands is a soulful fabulous singer. I guess my favorite song is the story song Close your eyes, Cross your Fingers. The singer talks about how she lost her grandmother and father and how she has to move on. Take me for a little while, I'll never be alone again, and But you know I love you are winners too. This deserves another reissue. I wish someone would collect Evie's 45's before she made this album. I'm too poor to collect them. I would love to hear them. Chip Taylor of Wild Thing wrote most of the songs here. Great songwriting. Evie Sands wrote It's this I am. Estate of Mind, her second album is worth a look too.