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“I’ll see you in my holiest dreams…”

Many seem to have discovered Judee Sill via repeats of her performances on The Old Grey Whistle Test. While in 2014 she was the subject of a BBC …

Albums

‎Hejira by Joni Mitchell on Apple Music

No female artist better typified the singer/songwriter movement of the '70s than Joni Mitchell, though her public image as the serious, sensitive …

Joni Mitchell on Therapy and the Creative Mind

It’s paradoxical that while “art holds out the promise of inner wholeness” for those who experience it, the relationship between creativity and mental illness is well-documented among those who make it, as is the anguish of artists who experience it. This, perhaps, renders the cultivation and …

Slave to the algorithm? How music fans can reclaim their playlists from Spotify

Streaming services may have an uncanny feel for our tastes, but what have they done to our relationship with music? In this extract from his latest book,Ben Ratliff recommends ways to start listening for ourselves again<p>The big news in music over the past 10 years or so may not be Kanye or Adele or …

The lost child | OMM | The Observer

'Out of the mud a lotus grows ...' Judee Sill liked to talk in flowery metaphors, often with a veiled religious tinge to them. Visiting England in the spring of 1972, she offered the mud/lotus image to a New Musical Express reporter as a way of explaining how beauty could stem from deep …

Dusted Features [ The Life and Times of Judee Sill ]

Recent Reviews<p>Dusted Features<p>Michael Crumsho takes a look at the life and work of the dearly departed singer-songwriter Judee Sill<p>The Life and Times …

Stoned Soul Picnic: Audio Fidelity Reissues Laura Nyro’s “Eli” In Quadraphonic Mix

BUY NOW FROM AMAZON.COM<p>Audio Fidelity has recently become a home for rare quadraphonic recordings on SACD, and among the label’s future offerings is …

“Bringing it on to the Broadway blaze…”

Too ahead of her time to garner enough notice in the late sixties, Laura Nyro spent the height of the singer-songwriter boom in retirement. She then …

Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro is best known for her musical career as a singer-songwriter, which began in the 1960s.<p>Synopsis<p>Laura Nyro was born on October 18, 1947 in …

Music

10 Essential Laura Nyro Songs

Laura Nyro, the unconventional soul star

On “Gonna Take a Miracle,” her 1971 classic, Nyro explored the soul music of her teen years – the blue-lights-in-the-basement songs of early Motown …

Music

“Paint the dawn with the sunrise…”

Soul singer Barbara Massey and jazz-guitarist Ernie Calabria made this one-off album, co-writing the songs (except the cover of Somebody To Love). …

Soul Music

“Feeling strange sensations…”

Nancy Priddy | You’ve Come This Way Before<p>Nancy Priddy is the one singing ethereal backing vocals on the first Leonard Cohen album. She was also the …

Leonard Cohen

“It’s a splendid high waisted white flavoured day…”

Linda Perhacs must hold a record for the longest gap between releases. For 44 years <i>Parallelograms</i> was her only album. It spent 30 years in obscurity …

Indie Music

“I’ve got this funny sense of humour…”

Dory Previn, who died in 2012, was the wittiest of all the early-seventies female singer-songwriters. She made a sole album as Dory Langdon in 1958 …

“That painful February mood…”

I first came across Sibylle Baier via (critic and ex-Go-Between) Robert Forster’s excellent article in his book The 10 Rules Of Rock’n’Roll. Once I …

“Leavin’ marks on soulful strangers…”

Essra Mohawk is still active with a dozen albums to her name. She first released an album under her real name of Sandy Hurvitz when she was stepping …

Music

“Crayon angel songs are slightly…”

This blog is about albums by female singer-songwriters during the late sixties and early seventies: a period of immense creativity. Due to the …

Albums