Saturday, December 17, 2016

Margie Rayburn Margie


Margie Rayburn - Margie In the 50's there were many jazz vocal albums. There were several artists who just did one album. This is a good one. Although Margie continued doing singles this is her only album. She had a perky voice that works especially good on numbers such as "This Could be the start of something" and "Almost like Being in Love." She has a quiver in her voice that's interesting. It's worth checking out.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dana Gillespie Weren't Born a Man


Dana Gillespie - Weren't Born a Man When I first saw this record in a thrift store I didn't know who Dana was but the cover didn't interest me. After listening to Dana's first and second folky pop albums Box of Surprises and Foolish Seasons, I knew I had to listen to her 70's stuff. This is a great bluesy rock album. It starts off with Stardom Road and What memories we make which kind of remind me of her beginning efforts. However the rest is rock. She wrote most of the stuff for this album. Her cover of her friend David Bowie's Andy Warhol is pretty cool.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Julie Grant


Julie Grant - Count on Me This is another overlooked British girl singer of the 60's. Julie Grant's success was short lived but she made some great music. Vocally she sounds a bit like Helen Shapiro. She turned down the song "Downtown" and that was a bad move on her part. There are many great moments on this cd like the peppy Count on Me. Come to Me sounds like a Marianne Faithfull song. Giving Up is also awesome. The newest release Come to Me is available on mp3 on Amazon. Julie Grant was just as good as the other singers of the day like Lulu. She's worth investigating.