UK collection of tracks written by the late, great singer/songwriter. A distinctive musician, an uncompromising vocalist and a great writer whose songs sold millions, but whose records did not, Nyro the performer was possibly too "out there" for mass consumption. Her lyrics were often obscure, but her glorious melodies meant that, in more mainstream interpretation, other artists enjoyed massive commercial success with her material. The performers contained on our collection reflect Nyro's devoted fan base, which pretty much consists of women and gay men, and are drawn from the worlds of Soul, Pop, Jazz and beyond. Highlights include 'Sweet Blindness' by the 5th Dimension, 'Save the Country' by Thelma Houston, 'Wedding Bell Blues' by Bobbie Gentry and new-to-CD rarities by Melba Moore, the Blossoms and Peggy Lipton.
UK collection of tracks written by the late, great singer/songwriter. A distinctive musician, an uncompromising vocalist and a great writer whose songs sold millions, but whose records did not, Nyro the performer was possibly too "out there" for mass consumption. Her lyrics were often obscure, but her glorious melodies meant that, in more mainstream interpretation, other artists enjoyed massive commercial success with her material. The performers contained on our collection reflect Nyro's devoted fan base, which pretty much consists of women and gay men, and are drawn from the worlds of Soul, Pop, Jazz and beyond. Highlights include 'Sweet Blindness' by the 5th Dimension, 'Save the Country' by Thelma Houston, 'Wedding Bell Blues' by Bobbie Gentry and new-to-CD rarities by Melba Moore, the Blossoms and Peggy Lipton.
029667049627

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Format: CD
Label: BIG BEAT UK
Catalog: CDCHD 1336
Rel. Date: 10/02/2012
UPC: 029667049627

Sassafras & Moonshine The Songs Of Laura Nyro [Import]
Artist: Laura Nyro
Format: CD
New: Available $13.99
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DISC: 1

1. Sweet Blindness - the 5th Dimension
2. Stoned Soul Picnic - the Staple Singers
3. Save the Country - Thelma Houston
4. Captain St Lucifer - Melba Moore
5. Stoney End - the Blossoms
6. Wedding Bell Blues - Bobbie Gentry
7. Goodbye Joe - Carmen McRae with the Dixie Flyers
8. Time and Love - the Supremes
9. And When I Die - Esther Marrow 1
10. I Never Meant to Hurt You - Chris Connor 1
11. Lu - Peggy Lipton 1
12. Lazy Susan - Liane Carroll 1
13. He's a Runner - Mama Cass 1
14. Buy and Sell - Nnenna Freelon 1
15. Captain for Dark Mornings - Tuck ; Patti (Cleared As Patti Cathcart) 1
16. Billy's Blues - Laura Zakian 1
17. Emmie - Ronnie Dyson 1
18. Eli's Comin' - the Friends of Distinction 1
19. Lonely Women - Linda Hoyle 2
20. Blackpatch - Judy Kuhn

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UK collection of tracks written by the late, great singer/songwriter. A distinctive musician, an uncompromising vocalist and a great writer whose songs sold millions, but whose records did not, Nyro the performer was possibly too "out there" for mass consumption. Her lyrics were often obscure, but her glorious melodies meant that, in more mainstream interpretation, other artists enjoyed massive commercial success with her material. The performers contained on our collection reflect Nyro's devoted fan base, which pretty much consists of women and gay men, and are drawn from the worlds of Soul, Pop, Jazz and beyond. Highlights include 'Sweet Blindness' by the 5th Dimension, 'Save the Country' by Thelma Houston, 'Wedding Bell Blues' by Bobbie Gentry and new-to-CD rarities by Melba Moore, the Blossoms and Peggy Lipton.