Kathy McCord, is an American folk-psych singer. Had events taken a different turn, Kathy McCord might now be regarded as a 60s pop icon, rather than a cult heroine. It was her early mentor Chip Taylor’s intention that she would record the original of the now-classic ‘Angel Of The Morning’, but his partner Al Gorgoni favoured Evie Sands. Instead Kathy got to record a single for their Rainy Day label in 1968 that fell stillborn from the presses. A year later, Kathy became the first non-jazz artist to be signed to Creed Taylor’s renowned CTI imprint. Her eponymous album featured musicians of the calibre of John Hall, future founder of Orleans, on guitar and flautist Hubert Laws. Its ethereal beauty failed to reach its intended audience, and it was not until years later – decades, even – that it started to achieve a belated recognition, particularly among those who enjoy the works of such McCord peers as Nick Drake and Vashti Bunyan. Copies of the original LP have crept up in price and nowadays fetch a pretty penny when offered for sale. A limited edition Japanese CD from the mid-90s sold out almost before it hit the streets.
01 - Rainbow Ride 02 - I'm Leaving Home 03 - Candle Waxing 04 - Baby James 05 - The Love Flow 06 - New York Good Sugarlove Lyric #7 07 - For You,child 08 - Jennipher 09 - Take Away This Pain 10 - Velvet Smile 11 - I'll Give My Heart To You [Bonus Track] 12 - I'll Never Be Alone Again [Bonus Track]