Saturday, January 15, 2011


Laura Nyro was a dark-haired Jewish girl from New York City who somehow managed to sound like a combination of Motown and 60's pop. She was fucked over by the record labels then, and she's *still* being fucked over today fourteen years after her death -- they managed to block her selection to the Rock&Roll Hall of Fame despite the fact that her songs became major hits for major stars like Peter Paul & Mary, Three Dog Night, and Blood Sweat and Tears, and they're refusing the clearances for her son to put together a tribute album.

This one is "Eli's Coming", released as a single in 1967 and available on her album Eli and the Thirteenth Confession released in 1968. Forty-two years after its release it still sounds great...

-- Badtux the Music Penguin


  1. Hey Tux,

    Can you throw some more light on this? Wiki has nothing.

  2. Not sure what exact light you're asking for. Are you talking about the R&R hall of fame issue, or the clearances for tribute album issue?

    - Badtux the Music Industry Penguin

  3. Actually, both, if you have some time to explicate. If not, no big deal. I always appreciate your posts.


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