Category Archives: Singer Songwriter

HORALD GRIFFITHS – Good Ol’ Boy – (Atlantic) – 1972

Not "Harold" but "Horald". I spent some time googling before I noticed my error. The correct "Horald" did not provide that much more information, in fact he is often listed as “Harold” I even picked myself up and went and … Continue reading

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LORI LIEBERMAN – Becoming – (Capitol) – 1973

I had not heard of Lori Lieberman before I googled her but she had a profile and has one again … wikipedia: "Lori Lieberman (born November 15, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter who accompanies herself on guitar and piano. She … Continue reading

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DION – Sanctuary – (Warner Brothers) – 1971

Dion is amazing. Of all the rock n rollers of the 50s he has probably come out the best … He is alive, he found internal peace and, musically, he hasn't been trapped by the music that made him famous. … Continue reading

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JACKIE DeSHANNON – New Arrangement – (CBS) – 1975

This one was a good earner for Jackie. Well, not immediately but in 1981. Kim Carnes recorded Jackie's "Bette Davis Eyes" and took it to #1 across the world. So the co-writers royalties would have been nice. Jackie had gone … Continue reading

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MELANIE – Ballroom Streets – (Tomato records) – 1978

Regular readers of this blog would know I have a thing for Melanie. She is one of my favourite chick singers in rock and pop. For those not up to speed on Melanie, or only know Melanie from her early … Continue reading

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JONATHAN EDWARDS – Sailboat – (Warner Brothers) – 1977

Jonathan Edwards is one of those folky singer-songwriters who has slipped through the music popularity cracks. At least over here in Australia. In the States he has a career, plays, has a fan base, and even had a hit ("Sunshine", … Continue reading

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JOHN STEWART – Dream Babies Go Hollywood – (RSO) – 1980

This is Stewart's follow up to the mainstream success of his previous album "Bombs Away Dream Babies" (1979). Stewart had been in the music business for some twenty years, and had fame as a member of The Kingston Trio. But … Continue reading

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JAKE HOLMES – So Close, So Very far To Go – (Polydor) – 1970

This album would crop up now and then in op shops and I bought it on a whim (many years ago) because I liked the mood conveyed in the cover art. Reading up on Jake I found he was the … Continue reading

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JOHN STEWART – Bombs Away Dream Babies – (RSO) – 1979

From folkie to obscure singer songwriter, to pop hit maker and then back to obscure singer songwriter. Maybe that wouldn't be so bad but the breakdown is, folkie (10 years), obscure singer songwriter (10 years), hit maker (2 years), obscure … Continue reading

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JESSE COLIN YOUNG – Light Shine – (Warner Brothers) – 1974

I've commented on Jesse Colin Young a few times in the past. I have an affection for him. This is an affection that's grown, mainly, from one record, "Elephant Mountain", an album he did with his band The Youngbloods in … Continue reading

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