Farewell Phoebe

26 Apr

I was saddened earlier today to hear that Phoebe Snow passed away. Her voice and her style remind me so much of the 70s. I don’t recall that Phoebe Snow was ever one of my favorites, but I feel like her voice was sort of always there to comfort and soothe. She was best known for her hit “Poetry Man” that came out in 1975. In the early 90s I got to enjoy her voice once again when she joined Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers), Boz Scaggs and others in the musical project “The New York Rock and Soul Revue”. A music CD from this project was released in 1991 (The New York Rock and Soul Revue: Live at the Beacon) and I remember having this tape while I was living in Israel in 1993. To this day, much of the music from that recording reminds me of my time on the kibbutz. Oh, the power of music to bring us back to a time and place….

Here is a video of Phoebe singing Poetry Man:

One Response to “Farewell Phoebe”

  1. Jacqueline Stallings April 27, 2011 at 1:32 am #

    Her voice automatically takes me to the backseat of our family Volkswagon, I am 5 or 6, so small I could barely look out the windows. Hearing my parents sing along to her, feeling safe and secure. “I don’t recall that Phoebe Snow was ever one of my favorites, but I feel like her voice was sort of always there to comfort and soothe.” That is exactly how I remember her. Through the humble sound of AM radio, her voice wafted through the car like a lullabye. RIP Phoebe.

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