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Patty Waters Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (12 Jan 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Abraxas Records
  • ASIN: B0000A1WM5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,232,600 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars shocking admission 19 July 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
an amazing voice ,I am surprised not to have known of this singer much earlier in my music collecting career....
I have more than 7000 cd's in my collection at least 25% of which are of female performers....
Discovered by trawling the web, I wonder how many more discoveries await me. This lady's efforts may not appeal to all,but compared to the great multitude of present day "singers" she is way ahead.
As an indication of my other favourites and as a guide to my tastes I would mention Amy Winehouse,Norma Winstone,Billie Holiday,Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey ,Diamanda Gallas and Carleen Anderson
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT JAZZ TINGED ALBUM FRM 1965 10 April 2014
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PATTY HAS A GREAT VOICE .EXPERIMENTAL IN MATERIAL AS SAY DORY PREVIN AT THIS PERIOD.THINK NEW YORK GREENWICH VILLAGE CLUB CIRCA 1965.~~RECOMMENDED
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Paint It "Black"! 25 Jan 2004
By Gregor von Kallahann - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I don't tend to rush out to buy the music of experimental vocalists these days. I don't have any Diamanda Galas CDs and all my Yoko Ono records are old vinyl ones. Nowadays I mainly favor singers, like the great and sadly ignored Tracy Nelson, whose vocal prowess certainly tests the limits of the human voice--without straying too far from the melodic or actually verging onto avant-garde territory.
But there was a time when I was very interested indeed in vocalists who explored the possibilities of the human voice in different and exciting ways. I understood, I thought, what Yoko was up to. And I liked what I had heard of avant-garde classical (Jan De Gaetani) and experimental jazz singers (Annette Peacock comes to mind as a favorite from the era). Rock singers like Grace Slick and Janis Joplin pushed their genres envelope from time to time, and others like Dorothy Moskowitz (of the United States of America) and Anisette (of Savage Rose) were working in a more experimental framework to begin with.
One artist that I was always curious about but had never actually heard was the legendary jazz singer Patty Waters. She worked with musicians like Albert Ayler and James Burton and recorded a couple of albums for ESP in the mid-60's before dropping out of the music scene almost entirely for 30 years.
Much of her legendary status among enthusiasts of experimental mucic lay in a single track from this, her first album. Her version of the traditional "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" is a watermark in the history of avant garde vocalizing--a haunting intro consisting of an ethereal rendition of the well-known folk song which then segues into a thirteen minute improvisation with Waters' chanting, moaning and screaming the word "black."
Not for the faint of heart!
The funny thing is the first several songs are brief but not-atypical jazz numbers, songs I wouldn't hesitate to play for almost anyone These efforts, all penned or co-penned by Patty Waters herself, are essentially little cocktail haikus--delicate, moody and hauntinlgy performed. They echo many a standard but have their own uniquely dispassionate appeal. She's been favorably compared to Billie Holiday, and one can hear the influence, but ultimately Waters proves to have her own style and creates a strikingly original persona. If I were given to glib music crit shorthand, I might say something cute like "Billie Holiday meets Yoko Ono." Such formulations give you an dea, sort of, but are ultimately pretty shallow. Every true artist has to find her or his unique voice, and it's pretty clear from this recording that Patty Waters was finding hers on this recording.
She continued to explore both sides of her musical personality. This album was followed almost immediately by the live
COLLEGE TOUR, which is almost completely experimental. Then in the mid-90s she released an independent CD entitled LOVE SONGS, and it was not meant ironically. It consists of all the old standards done straightforwardly and distinctively.
Patty Waters is a real find--belated in my case, but nonetheless welcome. The 90s comeback attempt seems to have been brief, and I have no idea what she's up to these days. It would be nice if this millenial voice were to resurface once again in the new millenium. But for now, her three solo releases are on heavy rotation in my CD player.
Note: I notice that there are separate listings for the US and the import edition of this recording. That's probably a technical necessity, but as you can see by even a quick look, the track listings are the same, so it is really the same album. Forgive the cross posting, then, and should you decide to order this recording, perhaps just consider price and availability.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Paint It "Black" 25 Jan 2004
By Gregor von Kallahann - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I don't tend to rush out to buy the music of experimental vocalists these days. I don't have any Diamanda Galas CDs and all my Yoko Ono records are old vinyl ones. Nowadays I mainly favor singers, like the great and sadly ignored Tracy Nelson, whose vocal prowess certainly tests the limits of the human voice--without straying too far from the melodic or actually verging onto avant-garde territory.
But there was a time when I was very interested indeed in vocalists who explored the possibilities of the human voice in different and exciting ways. I understood, I thought, what Yoko was up to. And I liked what I had heard of avant-garde classical (Jan De Gaetani) and experimental jazz singers (Annette Peacock comes to mind as a favorite from the era). Rock singers like Grace Slick and Janis Joplin pushed their genres envelope from time to time, and others like Dorothy Moskowitz (of the United States of America) and Anisette (of Savage Rose) were working in a more experimental framework to begin with.
One artist that I was always curious about but had never actually heard was the legendary jazz singer Patty Waters. She worked with musicians like Albert Ayler and James Burton and recorded a couple of albums for ESP in the mid-60's before dropping out of the music scene almost entirely for 30 years.
Much of her legendary status among enthusiasts of experimental mucic lay in a single track from this, her first album. Her version of the traditional "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" is a watermark in the history of avant garde vocalizing--a haunting intro consisting of an ethereal rendition of the well-known folk song which then segues into a thirteen minute improvisation with Waters' chanting, moaning and screaming the word "black."
Not for the faint of heart!
The funny thing is the first several songs are brief but not-atypical jazz numbers, songs I wouldn't hesitate to play for almost anyone These efforts, all penned or co-penned by Patty Waters herself, are essentially little cocktail haikus--delicate, moody and hauntinlgy performed. They echo many a standard but have their own uniquely dispassionate appeal. She's been favorably compared to Billie Holiday, and one can hear the influence, but ultimately Waters proves to have her own style and creates a strikingly original persona. If I were given to glib music crit shorthand, I might say something cute like "Billie Holiday meets Yoko Ono." Such formulations give you an dea, sort of, but are ultimately pretty shallow. Every true artist has to find her or his unique voice, and it's pretty clear from this recording that Patty Waters was finding hers on this recording.
She continued to explore both sides of her musical personality. This album was followed almost immediately by the live
COLLEGE TOUR, which is almost completely experimental. Then in the mid-90s she released an independent CD entitled LOVE SONGS, and it was not meant ironically. It consists of all the old standards done straightforwardly and distinctively.
Patty Waters is a real find--belated in my case, but nonetheless welcome. The 90s comeback attempt seems to have been brief, and I have no idea what she's up to these days. It would be nice if this millenial voice were to resurface once again in the new millenium. But for now, her three solo releases are on heavy rotation in my CD player.
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