Monday, June 23, 2008

Cover Girls - part 1

   Summertime, and the blogging is easy. I'll be out and about during the next week, but thanks to Blogger's auto-post feature, I'll be able deliver a quality FITK post every day! These featured records and their provocative covers are from the Flippist Archives and have been carefully selected to educate, enlighten and amuse. Any prurient side effects are strictly intentional...

Gale Garnett

   This is a real rarity, the follow-up album for a one-hit (We'll Sing In The Sunshine) wonder. Gale is a proto-feminist-singer-songwriter who wasn't afraid of letting her make-up show on this LP's cover. There are a few CD compilations of her material out there but this album is vinyl only, and I've never seen another copy. These are mostly her original songs, many in a cabaret style rather than folk, released in late '64 or early '65. She's still around and working out of Canada. she does a fair amount of acting (Gale was in My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and recently did a well received one-woman show in Toronto.

By Professor Batty


Blogger Kristín said...

Oh, what ghastly lipstick she is wearing!

Blogger Professor Batty said...

... I seem to recall my older sister was fond of that shade at the time- "Coral"

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