Susan Christie - Paint A Lady [1970]

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

1 Rainy Day
2 Paint a Lady
3 For the Love of a Soldier
4 Ghost Riders in the Sky
5 Yesterday, Where's My Mind?
6 Echo in Your Mind
7 When Love Comes
8 No One Can Hear You Cry

30 years ago, a Philly based folk singer named Susan Christie was dropped by her record company. After one novelty song, the label bosses didn’t think her melancholy take on country and solitude would ever be of any interest. Five copies of her album were pressed and faded into obscurity. Skip forward to present time, and a small label, ‘Finders Keepers’ salvages three out of these five copies and decides to release it. Susan Christie’s album is a beautiful piece of despondent tales and folky psychedelia. The fascinating thing is that it sounds very current. The title track is reminiscent of Portishead , while other songs incorporate break heavy folk-funk, current DJ’s would die for. Don’t get me wrong, it is an obscure 70’s folk record at its heart, but highly worth listening to today.
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