Female Folk SingersFolk female singers
the anthology of the female people from 1966 to 1973
This indispensable collection from the Grapefruit label, Cherry Red's psychedelic, garages and folk music department, will be released on 30 June and is entirely compiled by David Wells. A anthology of the female singing peoples and singer-songwriters is pre-ordered on this page and contains a selection of female music from 1966 to 1973.
David Wells makes this clear in his introductory essay in the 44-page colour catalogue, part of the 3-CD box set published by his Grapefruit publishing house: "We have to wait until the mid-sixties to hear female voices, which are also well defined as authors in the context of the musical industry, not least because many of the women's groups to date have been productively and artistically controlled by men.
Between England and the Americas, Wells traces a history of truly unique sounds that are still strongly influential for all the ancient peoples we digest every day. Sixty tracks and almost four hours of music in which "folk" actually becomes a connection to meet other genres, like the psychedelia of San Francisco, the folk music of Los Angeles, the folk hop of London swing, the progression folk, the electric folk, the folk visionary.
A decision that has enabled Wells to avoid the forms more oriented towards respect for tradition (e.g. not consciously including the music of Shirley Collins or other similar authors), to favour contamination, and to build a bridge to the present and future of contemporary popular music. Among the pearls included in the box is a beautiful Morning Morgantown album, performed by Jude, the extraordinary music of a native Indian like Buffy Sainte Marie, far from the flattery of the Greenwich people, a very special and very young Joan Armatrading,
Before becoming a glam heroine, Dana Gillespie was produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson, Carly Simon together with her sister Lucy before her elsewhere oriented success, the Mellow Candle Trio and the dark and melancholic people of authors such as Mandy More, Laura Nyro, Bonnie Dobson and Lesley Duncan.