Claudia Schmidt

Claudia Schmidt

by Claudia Schmidt


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Claudia Schmidt

Claudia Schmidt's recording career got off to an impressive start with this self-titled effort, which wasn't well-known in the pop market but was highly regarded in folk circles. Combining folk with everything from blues and country to pop, the Chicago-based singer brought a great deal of charisma and honesty to originals like "Lady," "Whale Song," and "Fuzzy" as well as the traditional "Horse Thief." Schmidt successfully moves into a jazz/R&B environment on her convincing interpretation of Buddy Johnson's "Since I Fell for You," but top honors must go to the darkly compelling "Old Woman Lament." Taking a look at the plight of an old woman who finds herself coping with crime and poverty in a large city, the song sends a chill up your spine. But on the whole, this acoustic-oriented session is more optimistic. Originally a vinyl LP, Claudia Schmidt was reissued on CD in 1989.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/1992
Label: Flying Fish Records
UPC: 0018964006624
catalogNumber: 70066

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Claudia Schmidt   Primary Artist,Dulcimer,Harmonica,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Pianolin
Michael Peter Smith   Guitar
Ken Bloom   Vocals
Judy Roberts   Piano
Paul Berliner   Horn,Kudu Horn
Adam Rudolph   Tabla,Shaker,Wood Block,Boca,Dundo
Michael Rasfeld   Vocals,Animal Sounds
Kelly Sill   Bass
Chris Miller   Violin
Phil Gratteau   Drums
Charley Hollins   Vocals
Pennington McGee   Conga,Triangle
Betsy Redhed   Vocals
Neal Seroka   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Gratteau   Drums

Technical Credits

Claudia Schmidt   Arranger,Contributor
Ken Bloom   Producer
Harold Arlen   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Michael Rasfeld   Engineer
Kevin C. Maginnis   Art Direction

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