воскресенье, 3 августа 2014 г.

Patti Dahlstrom - Patti Dahlstrom (1972)

Artist: Patti Dahlstrom
Album: Patti Dahlstrom
Label: UNI Records - 73127
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1972
Genre: Rock, Pop, World, & Country
Duration: 00:31:19

Ah, the dreams of youth. So Patti Dahlstrom's life reads like a novel waiting to happen. Born in Houston, she dreamed of a musical career and in 1967 dropped out of the University of Texas, heading for fame and fortune in Los Angeles. Once in California she paid her bills working a string of menial jobs including writing for Tiger Beat magazine and working as a receptionist for a doctors' office while shopping her songs to major labels. After a multitude of rejections she finally found a supporter in the form of Motown's Berry Gordy Jr. and Deke Richards (who'd recently relocated to from Detroit to Los Angeles along with the rest of the Motown empire). Signed to Motown's Jobete Publishing, where she found another mentor in songwriter partner Severin Browne (Jackson Browne's brother) who in turn helped her score a contract with Russ Regan's Uni Records (Regan was initially looking for material for Neil Diamond when he stumbled across some of Dahlstrom's demos.)
Given an opportunity to record on her own, 1972's "Patti Dahlstrom" teamed Dahlstrom with producer Toxey French. So the good news was that anyone looking at the attractive Ms. Dahlstrom was liable to be totally surprised by just how tough and rugged her voice was ... Dahlstrom clearly had a great voice; imagine a more powerful Stevie Nicks without the pseudo-mysticism, and you'd get a feel for her sound. Showcasing an all-original set, the downside was that way too many of these tracks sought to underscore Dahlstrom's sensitive singer/songwriter chops; surrounding her with heavy orchestration and unintentionally giving the album a sounds-the-same feel. Add to that, at least half of these songs sounded like well done demos that were being pitched to mid-1970s MOR artists looking for a radio hit. Shame she wasn't given an opportunity to cut lose and record a more rock-oriented album. (BatCat)

 • Side One:
A1. Wait Like A Lady 03:28
A2. And I Never Did 02:08
A3. Get Along Handsome 03:40
A4. Comfortable 03:44
A5. This Isn't An Ordinary Love Song 02:53
  Side Two:
B1. Weddin' 03:06
B2. I'm Letting Go 02:59
B3. What If 02:58
B4. Ollabelle & Slim 02:43
B5. Rider 03:37

      Producer, Arranged by Toxey French 

Backing Vocals – Billie Barnum, Julia Tillman , Oma Drake
Bass – Jack Conrad, Jerry Scheff
Concertmaster – Sid Sharp
Congas – King Errison
Drums – Gene Pello, Toxey French, Joel O'Brien
Lead Guitar – Ben Benay
Piano – Jerry Peters, Michael Omartian
Strings – Harry Hyams, Jesse Ehrlich, Tibor Zelig
Tenor Saxophone – Jim Horn

Vocals - Patti Dahlstrom

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2 комментария:

  1. hello great blog
    You can upload again Bill King Goodbye Superdad , file not found
    Thanks in advance

    1. No problems. Updated. New link to the album Bill King Goodbye Superdad.