viernes, 18 de septiembre de 2009

Barbara Jean English: So Many Ways... (1972)

Classic New Jersey soul from one of the best (and least-known) singers of the early '70s! Barbara Jean English was a member of the popular girl group the Clickettes and recorded many pop-soul sides with them in the late '50s and '60s. Before that, she had been a member of The Gospelettes, The Bouquets, The Ding Dongs and The Avalons. In the early '60 she recorded as Barbara English and The Fashions and, in the mid '60s, she released five singles for Mala, Reprise, Warner Bros. and Aurora under the name of Barbara English (one of them appears here). She returned in the '70s to record two albums for the Althia label (best known as the home of the Escorts) of lushly produced soul with a concentration on sensual ballads. Her first LP, So Many Ways... (1972), has sort of a hard soul feel to it. She has a very engaging, rich voice which is the perfect counterpart to the silky melodies and warm grooves on display here. After a brief hiatus in the late '70s, when she recorded again as Barbara English, she re-teamed with the Clickettes in the '90s to tour the oldies circuit.,,
A2 I’m Living a Lie
A3 Lil’ Baby
A5 Baby I’m A Want You
B1 So Many Ways to Die
B3 All This
B4 Don’t Make Me Over

6 comentarios:

Nosi dijo...


I was very happy to notice that you really liked Jula De Palma.. she's been one of th most underestimated singers in Italy and also one of the most talented..
I am curious to know what do you think about this record.. feel free tu publish it if you like..

Mina - Plurale (1976)

Intro - 2:26 - (Registrazione di dialoghi durante le prove)
Moonlight Serenade - 4:01 - (Glenn Miller-Mitchell Parish)
C'è un uomo in mezzo al mare - 2:29 - (Nino Giuseppe Rastelli-Dino Olivieri)
My Love - 4:16 - (Paul McCartney-Linda McCartney)
Il testamento del capitano - 3:47 - (Tradizionale-Gianni Ferrio)
El porompompero - 3:16 - (José Antonio Ochaita-Xandro Valerio-Juan Solano)
Michelle - 5:36 - (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
Pennsylvania 6-5000 - 2:57 - (Carl Sigman-Jerry Gray)
Scettico blues - 3:30 - (Dino Rulli-T. De Filippis)
Mood Indigo - 3:14 - (Duke Ellington-Barney Bigard-Irving Mills)
Good Evening Friends - 0:08 - (Gianni Ferrio)

k02 dijo...


jahcisco dijo...

Thank you fo the Barbara English album.

Steve dijo...

Love Jula De Palma! I agree. Thanks for the link.

Walter Clark dijo...

Do you have the Barbara Jean English song "You're gonna need somebody to love you" that is on your playlist?

By the way, I've been following this blog for a long time and I am very grateful for the work you have put into it.

Walter Clark