Windy: Ruthann Friedman Songbook [Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
Songwriter Ruthann Friedman rambled through the mid-'60s and early '70s, rubbing elbows with San Francisco's psychedelic royalty and eventually lending her song "Windy" to AM pop group the Association. "Windy" would become one of the Association's biggest hits, but while the royalty checks for that singsongy piece of fluffy pop poured in, Friedman was constantly working on songs by turns more gritty and leaning toward the psychedelic side of folk. Windy: A Ruthann Friedman Songbook follows 2006's collection of unreleased material A Hurried Life, as well as reissues of Friedman's sole solo album Constant Companion. The collection's 18 tracks include demo recordings from ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
Songwriter Ruthann Friedman rambled through the mid-'60s and early '70s, rubbing elbows with San Francisco's psychedelic royalty and eventually lending her song "Windy" to AM pop group the Association. "Windy" would become one of the Association's biggest hits, but while the royalty checks for that singsongy piece of fluffy pop poured in, Friedman was constantly working on songs by turns more gritty and leaning toward the psychedelic side of folk. Windy: A Ruthann Friedman Songbook follows 2006's collection of unreleased material A Hurried Life, as well as reissues of Friedman's sole solo album Constant Companion. The collection's 18 tracks include demo recordings from early stages of the ubiquitous "Windy," gentle folk pop rambles like "When You're Near" and later period songs that draw on the Haight/Ashbury rock vibes of the Summer of Love to a serviceable degree. With a smoky voice not unlike similarly mystical folkstresses Kathy Smith, Linda Perhacs, and later Laura Nyro, Friedman's songs are generally more stormy than poppy, and guest appearances by Randy Newman and Van Dyke Parks add some color to this scattered but thoroughly enjoyable scrapbook of Friedman's various unheard phases.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/28/2013
  • Label: Now Sounds
  • EAN: 5013929064225
  • Catalog Number: 2906422
  • Sales rank: 75,567

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ruthann Friedman Primary Artist, Guitar
Ron Elliott Guitar
Randy Newman Piano, Keyboards
Van Dyke Parks Piano, Keyboards
Lyle Ritz Bass
Peter Kaukonen Guitar
Jim Gordon Percussion, Drums
Hal Blaine Percussion, Drums
Ben Benay Guitar
Michael Botts Percussion, Drums
Toxey French Percussion, Drums, Vibes
Lee Mallory Guitar
Butch Parker Piano, Keyboards
Jerry Scheff Bass
Russ Titelman Guitar
Joe Osborn Bass
Jim Bell Oboe
Mike Deasy Guitar
Jim Troxel Percussion, Drums
Mike Henderson Piano, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Van Dyke Parks Composer, Producer
Curt Boettcher Producer
Peter Kaukonen Composer
Ruthann Friedman Composer
Tommy LiPuma Producer
Steve Stanley Liner Notes, Art Direction, Layout
Steve Clark Producer
Alan Brownstein Mastering
Pete Romano Engineer
Gary Paxton Engineer
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