Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Girls! Girls! Girls! Part Two

More proof that YouTube is the greatest boon to human knowledge since the Library at Alexandria:

A newly discovered (i.e., it wasn't there a month ago) video by great 60s chanteuse Evie Sands.



This was Evie's debut single, and like all her hits and near hits it was co-written by Chip Taylor, author of "Wild Thing," brother of Jon Voight, and uncle to some megabitchin' movie babe whose name currently escapes me.

6 comments:

peter spencer said...

What a contrast between these two performances! It really shows the influence of technology on music. Evie Sands is standing up, breathing deep, belting the notes out and holding them, and if she misses a note here or there it doesn't matter in the rush of feeling and vocal color. After two decades of improved microphone technology and production techniques Kirsty MacColl is sitting down, concentrating her voice in her head region, not the chest and belly, and focusing on hitting her pitches to the exclusion of every other quality. The effect is pretty, and right for the song, but nowhere near the galvanizing emotion of Evie Sands.

steve simels said...

That's a fair point, although I love MacColl.

Sands is a great singer, that's for sure. She always struck me as a sort of tougher Laura Nyro...or maybe that should be the other way around...Laura Nyro is sort of mellower version of Sands...

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steves said...

Damn you, Simels, for introducing me to this goddess! I just checked out her MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/eviesands). Did you know she's a lefty who plays a right-handed guitar upside down? I swear, if I weren't a married man...

steve simels said...

Dood:

She has a new (from like '99 or 2000)
album that's really good. And I think there's a finally a compilation of her 60s/early 70s stuff, all of which is great. I'll go look...

return of the plumber said...

Evie looks like a deer caught in a headlight, dances like a spazz and sings like heaven Thanks for introducing her to us. PS Did you notice Darlene Love as one of the background singers. Another vocal goddess!