Jackie DeShannon, is an American singer-songwriter with a string of hit song credits from the 1960s onwards. She was one of the first female singer-songwriters of the rock 'n' roll period. By age six, DeShannon was singing country music on the radio and, at age eleven, she was hosting her own radio show. In 1957, Jackie recorded a rollicking tribute to her musical idol, Buddy Holly, called "Buddy". Jackie befriended rockabilly singer Eddie Cochran, who convinced her to move to California. DeShannon formed a songwriting partnership with Cochran's girlfriend, Sharon Sheeley; they wrote "Dum Dum" for Brenda Lee and "Breakaway" for Irma Thomas. The British rock group, The Searchers, scored big hits with their covers of DeShannon's "Needles and Pins" and "When You Walk in the Room". Jackie performed with The Beatles during their first US tour. In the fall of 1964, DeShannon went to London, England and recorded four songs with Jimmy Page which included the rousing "Don't Turn Your Back on Me". DeShannon wrote the hit song "Come and Stay With Me" for Marianne Faithfull. Jackie collaborated with Randy Newman on such songs as "Hold Your Head High" and "Did He Call Today Mama". DeShannon scored her first major breakthrough hit with "What the World Needs Now Is Love"; this song was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Jackie had another substantial success with "Put A Little Love in Your Heart". Among the artists who have done covers of DeShannon's songs are Tracey Ullman, Annie Lennox and Al Green (they did a duet on "Put A Little Love in Your Heart"), Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton, Pam Tillis, and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Kim Carnes scored a massive Number One hit with "Bette Davis Eyes", which Jackie co-wrote with Donna Weiss. DeShannon's songs have been featured on the soundtracks for such movies as Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), Who'll Stop the Rain (1978), "In Country," Forrest Gump (1994), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) and Runaway Vacation (2006). Jackie made a brief foray into acting in the mid 60s; she appeared in the films Surf Party (1964), Intimacy (1966) and C'mon, Let's Live a Little (1967). Moreover, DeShannon made guest appearances on the TV shows "The Virginian" (1962), "The Wild Wild West" (1965), "My Three Sons" (1960) and "The Name of the Game" (1968). Jackie was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 17, 2010. What The World Needs Now Is Love from 1968, is the 13th album by Jackie.
01 - What The World Needs Now Is Love 02 - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 03 - It's All In The Game 04 - So Long Johnny 05 - Changin' My Mind 06 - Windows And Doors 07 - A Lifetime Of Loneliness 08 - Everything Under The Sun 09 - To Wait For Love 10 - Where Does The Sun Go 11 - Little Yellow Roses 12 - Call Me
Sandy Denny, was an English singer and songwriter who has been described by Allmusic's Richie Unterberger as "the pre-eminent British folk rock singer". Denny is considered a founder of the British folk rock movement and perhaps its most important female singer, songwriter and personality. Over a ten year career Sandy Denny left an extensive legacy and remains influential. She is remembered for her pivotal involvement with the British folk rock scene, where, as a member of Fairport Convention, she moved the band away from west coast American cover versions and into performing traditional material and original compositions. Sandy is the second solo album by Sandy Denny, and is generally considered to be her best. The album was released in 1972 and begun just a fortnight after her UK tour promoting her debut solo album The North Star Grassman and the Ravens ended in early November 1971.
01 - It'll Take A Long Time 02 - Sweet Rosemary 03 - For Nobody To Hear 04 - Tomorrow Is A Long Time 05 - Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood 06 - Listen, Listen 07 - The Lady 08 - Bushes And Briars 09 - It Suits Me Well 10 - The Music Weaver 11 - Here In Silence 12 - Man Of Iron 13 - Sweet Rosemary (Demo) 14 - Ecoute, Ecoute 15 - It'll Take A Long Time (Live)
Ellen McIlwaine is an American singer-songwriter and musician best known for her career as a slide guitarist. Born in Nashville, McIlwaine was adopted by missionaries and raised in Kobe, Japan, giving her exposure to multiple languages and cultures. She attended Canadian Academy, a K-12 international school in Kobe, graduating in 1963. Her first experience in music was playing Ray Charles, Fats Domino and Professor Longhair songs on piano that she heard on Japanese radio. On moving to back to the United States she bought a guitar, beginning a stage career in Atlanta, Georgia in the mid-1960s. In 1966, she had a stint in New York City's Greenwich Village where she opened every night at the Cafe Au Go Go, playing with a young Jimi Hendrix, and opening for Muddy Waters, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, and Big Joe Williams. She returned to Atlanta to form the band Fear Itself, a psychedelic blues-rock band. After recording one album with Fear Itself, McIlwaine went solo, recording two albums for Polydor, Honky Tonk Angel (1972) and We the People (1973), the latter featuring a hit single, "I Don't Want to Play". Those albums, and most of her work since, have featured McIlwaine's approach to acoustic slide guitar. Honky Tonk Angel is the 1972 debut solo album by Ellen McIlwaine, following her departure from Fear Itself. The first side of the album contains songs that were recorded live at The Bitter End in New York City while side two of the record is made up of studio recordings. The album was re-released on CD in 1993.
01 - Toe Hold 02 - Weird Of Hermiston 03 - Up From The Skies 04 - Losing You 05 - It's Growing 06 - Ode To Billy Joe 07 - Pinebo (My Story) 08 - Can't Find My Way Home 09 - Wings Of A Horse 10 - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels 11 - Wade In The Water
Kathryn Marie McDonald, popularly known as Kathi McDonald, is a blues and rock singer. She currently performs with Kathi McDonald & Friends. She has appeared on an extensive list of rock and blues albums and toured extensively with Long John Baldry prior to his death. Kathi was born in Anacortes, Washington and resides in the Seattle Washington state area but still has strong San Francisco music connections. At the age of 19 she set off for San Francisco and its burgeoning musical climate, where she met the Turners and, through her association with them, took the first step on a career path that would span more than three decades. McDonald got her big break and her first big professional gig when she was attending an Ike (& Tina) Turner concert and was singing in the audience at Winterland. Her powerful voice drew Ike Turner's notice and he invited the aspiring singer to his and Tina Turner's next rehearsal. McDonald had snagged a spot in the Ikettes. It was a heady and magical beginning for someone who never had any formal lessons. This is the debut solo album.
01 - Bogart To Bowie 02 - To Love Somebody 03 - (Love Is Like A) Heatwave 04 - Threw My Love Away 05 - Freak Lover 06 - Down To The Wire 07 - Heartbreak Hotel 08 - If You Need Me 09 - Something Else 10 - All I Want To Be 11 - Insane Asylum
Mary Hopkin, is a Welsh folk singer. She is best known as one of the first musicians to sign to The Beatles' Apple label and for her 1968 single "Those Were The Days", a Top 10 hit single in both the UK and the US. Earth Song, Ocean Song, her second album, was released by Apple on 1 October 1971. The record was produced by her husband Tony Visconti and included cover versions of songs written by Cat Stevens, Gallagher and Lyle and Ralph McTell.
01 - International 02 - There's Got to Be More 03 - Silver Birch and Weeping Willow 04 - How Come the Sun 05 - Earth Song 06 - Martha 07 - Streets of London 08 - The Wind 09 - Water, Paper & Clay 10 - Ocean Song
Many a Mile is Buffy Sainte-Marie's second album, released in 1965. Though originally released on Vanguard Records, it was never reissued on CD when the rest of Sainte-Marie's catalog for that label came out in the late 1990s. The only CD issues of Many a Mile has been an Italian issues via Fontana and is now long out of print and extremely expensive if it can be found. The album contained a larger proportion of traditional material than her debut, including a number of Child ballads. The most famous song here is "Until It's Time for You to Go", which has been covered by Cher, Neil Diamond, Shirley Bassey, Françoise Hardy and Elvis Presley. "Groundhog" shows Sainte-Marie playing her unique mouthbow. The song "The Piney Wood Hills" was later re-recorded for I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again three years later. 01 - Must I Go Round 02 - Los Pescadores 03 - Ground Hog 04 - On The Banks Of Red Roses 05 - Fixin' To Die 06 - Until It's Time For You To Go 07 - The Piney Wood Hills 08 - Welcome, Welcome Emigrante 09 - Broke Down Girl 10 - Johnny Be Fair 11 - Maple Sugar Boy 12 - Lazarus 13 - Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies 14 - Many A Mile LINK