Thursday, August 29, 2013

Abbe Lane

Abbe Lane with Tito Puente and His Orchestra - Be Mine Tonight The one time wife of Xavier Cugat made an enjoyable record with Be Mine Tonight. Pan Amore, Y Cha Cha Cha is really fun and Whatever Lola Wants is excellent. The title of her "fictional" book about a singer is called But where is love? The title made me laugh. She was an attractive sex symbol. As for a singer she was impeccable, and unlike many great singers, you could tell she was having a good time too.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Turid


Turid was a Swedish singer-songwriter from the 70's with an exceptional voice, one of the best voices I've heard. The opening number Song is stunning. Sometimes I think Age is a Treasure is good too. She sings well in Swedish and English. Beautiful folk music.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Googoosh


This is an awesome collection of the Iranian pop star of the 70's, The song Nimeyeh Gomshodeyeh Man is extremely catchy. Don't watch the documentary about her as it has horrible editing. She has an amazing voice and there's interesting arrangments.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Nancy Priddy


Christina Applegate's mom made this neat album in the 60's. Christina's World is the best song here, however the whole thing has a nice vibe. I love Epitaph and We could have it all. A psychedelic folk album.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Teal Joy Mood in Mink


Teal Joy sounds like an Oriental Billie Holiday. This second vocal album has nice renditions of But Beautiful, I remember you, and I fall in love too easily. Her first album is easier to find though and better..

Dave Dudley Listen Betty


Dave Dudley sings ballads and uptempo numbers on this good truck driving album. The best numbers are Listen Betty and Six-O-One.