RIP Phoebe Snow

Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2011 08:32 pm
She passed away yesterday, at age 60.

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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2011 08:52 pm
They've been playing this about every hour on the CBC. I didn't know much about her - other than this song - til they did a radio piece on her tonight. Amazing voice, but it seems she was an extraordinary mother before she was anything else.

Apparently she referred to herself as a shlump from New Jersey. Gotta love that.


RIP to a nice Jewish girl from Jersey
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2011 09:52 pm
She is one of my all time favorite singers. She's been ill for a very long time and I'll miss her, but am relieved that she is no longer suffering.

She gave up most of her rising career when her severely brain-damaged daughter was born and she decided to not institutionalize her and provided all of her care at home. After her daughter died in her 30's Phoebe was making a successful comeback with new songs and an even stronger voice. Last year she suffered a stroke and has been in and out of hospitals since.

I love all her commercially successful songs, but some of my favorites never made it high up on the charts.

Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2011 10:32 pm
Here are a few more favorites:

This one is by Phoebe, Janis Ian and Odetta

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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2011 06:04 am
From SNL, with Linda Ronstadt.

Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2011 05:03 pm
I love those big eyeglasses! I had several pairs just like them back in the '80's when I was wearing my hair in an Afro.
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