It looks like Snow

Another Brian J. discovery:

So WSIE played this song called “Poetry Man,” and I thought, hey, it’s like she’s singing to me!

So I researched it, and, as you might already know, Phoebe Snow’s song is not new at all. It’s from 1974. Which means it’s newer than I am, but not by much.

I snagged it when it was new. It struck me as odd that it came out on Leon Russell’s label, but Snow, it turns out, was signed by Russell’s then-partner Denny Cordell. Still, it was a great album, the sort of album you could start with a Sam Cooke cover and make it sound almost deserved.

Snow suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in 2010, and died the next year, barely sixty.

2 comments

  1. Brian J. »

    24 September 2018 · 9:02 am

    I am pretty sure my blog is nothing but a mechanism for us to swap musical recommendations these days.

  2. Roger O Green »

    24 September 2018 · 4:44 pm

    The Persuasions! I have a couple of their albums!

    Oh, and in honor of Paul Simon’s near retirement, Gone at Last with one P Snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT_zVoA6mYE

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