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5.0 out of 5 stars A life which ended in tragedy, 5 Aug 2012
This review is from: Love Priscilla (Audio CD)
The Paris Sisters were very low profile in the UK with nothing more than the Gregmark hit on Top Rank and 3 years later a single on MGM.In the States they were one hit wonders of the Top 50 with the sisters going their seperate ways by the mid 60s.Only Priscilla had a presence-as the lead voice of the Paris Sisters she was on chat shows,her soft voice recognised all over the country as well as her photogenic looks.
She'd woken up one morning and decided she wanted to be a singer songwriter before the world was full of them.One song was issued in the U K called He Noticed Me which was well in the tradition of girl groups and by the end of the decade the Paris Sisters had reconvened to cut an album of girl group covers
Nothing however was known of 2 Priscilla solo albums which are on this CD-Priscilla Sings Herself and Priscilla Sings Billy the latter being how the Happy Tiger label mispelled the name of what was a collection of Billie Holliday covers.
The latter album was issued by a restaurant chain thus predating Paul McCartney's Starbucks CD of the present century.
According to the informative booklet written by Alec Paola (the same who writes of psychedelia and garage) there was a third album recorded in England which few have ever seen isued on a label called Out Of Town in 1978 and this was to remain her final statement as she returned to the States where she had a teaching business.If she'd stayed there instead of going to the French city whose name was a reminder of the Paris Sisters she wouldn't have had the fall in her apartment which snuffed out her life and silenced that great voice forever.

As a songwriter Priscilla was no Carole King and its a noticable difference between the 2 albums-the Billie Holiday songs are already famous in their own right and have had dozens of covers since the 40s
It all depends on which kind of voice you prefer-Priscilla was a Pixie Girl and to my mind as important as Hell while Bille Holliday I can take or leave only having anything if she's on a Various Artists collection of female jazz singers
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5.0 out of 5 stars A revelation, 21 Oct 2012
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No wonder Phil Spector had a crush on Priscilla Paris when he first met the Paris Sisters in the early sixties to produce them: she had a fascinating personality, fragile and powerful at once it seems. Later Jack Nitzsche would struggle to make her record exactly what he wanted (for the Paris Sisters LP "Sings everything under the sun", an excellent album nonetheless). More than any other girl Spector produced, Priscilla had that soft voice that sounded like flowing from high or deep silvery dreams. We can't recommend The Complete Phil Spector Sessions (from Varese Sarabande) enough. But she didn't only have that soft voice: she also could almost bell out with the same fragility, and that's what her first solo LP, released in 1967, reveals to us. That reissue may be THE reissue of the year, thanks to Ace records, as Priscilla Paris deserves to be rediscovered as a captivating artist - and not only a fashionable singer - in her own right. When we listen to this wonderful collection, we realize in retrospect that if the early recordings with Spector work so well, it may be due to Priscilla as much to Phil, as she was injecting in her singing some mystery that even Phil himself, the man in control, must have been trying to understand. This CD is one of my best surprises in the latest years. The late Priscilla Paris will make you fall in love with her ghost. She was lost, she was moving, she was great, she was beautiful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT 60S SOUNDS,AND A BILLIE HOLIDAY TRIBUTE, 5 Mar 2014
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PRISCILLA SINGS HERSELF IS A GREAT COLLECTION OF SONGS SHE WROTE HERSELF AND IS A GEM.PRISCILLA LOVES BILLY IS A TRIBUTE TO THE HOLY GRAIL OF SINGERS LADY DAY.BILLE WAS SUCH A GREAT INFLUENCE ON MANY SINGERS AND THE LOVE PRISCILLA HAS FOR THE ICON OF SINGERS IS CLEAR .A VG CD INDEED
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Priscillas voice, 4 Nov 2013
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First tracks are not that great,but when she tackles Billie Holliday stuff it is great.with good arrangements and she excels with these
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this record, 2 Dec 2012
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It is a very good record, good songs from Priscilla. i recommend it. If You like to listen to good music from the 60's - buy it!
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