Music today has been in keeping with Nick Drake, on the gentler side of early seventies singer-songwriters with Bridget St John’s Songs For The Gentle Man (1971). Very much a contemporary of Drake, she was signed by John Peel’s Dandelion label and with help of Peel, John Martyn and Al Stewart went on to make three albums for the label. Her first, Ask Me No Questions, was released in 1969, Songs For The Gentle Man was her second album. Her last album on Dandelion, Thank You For… (1972), was followed by one album on Chrysalis Records, Jumblequeen (1974). She then disappeared for 20 years after moving to America. She has made sporadic appearances in the last 20 years but it’s her first four albums that you need to investigate. If you liked Nico’s Chelsea Girl (1967), you’ll love this.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.