11 March 2017

Chris Harwood - Mama - 1970 - U.K. - Folk

Nowadays Chris Harwood is being touted as Britain's great lost female folksinger. That's understandable — her sole record, Nice to Meet Miss Christine, launched the tiny indie Birth label in 1970. The album disappeared soon after, probably because most listeners were unable to get beyond the first track, the exceedingly self-righteous, anti-racist "Mama," whose justified anger doesn't exonerate the song's lack of melody. Or maybe it was due to the fact that Nice wasn't really a folk album at all, as the guest musician roster makes clear.

Members :
Guitar [Pedal] -- Peter Banks
Acoustic Guitar -- Geoff Matthews, Mike Maran
Bass [Fender] -- Roger Sutton
Acoustic Guitar, Written-By -- Dave Lambert (4)
Vocals -- Christine*
Drums -- J. Kay Boots
Piano -- Tommy Eyre
Saxophone, Flute -- Ian McDonald

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