All I Have (Superior S-10126) 1973
There are lots of good obscure folk and folkrock lps on this custom label, but this has got to be one of the most impressive I’ve heard. Indeed as far as female solos go I’m certain it’d be in the top five, right up there with Judy Kelly’s Window. Although there’s some fun hippie country folkrocking in these grooves Barbara goes beyond that into more adventuresome territory, much like Joni Mitchell pioneered in the ‘70s. For instance ‘The Parable Of Talents’, ‘Tea Dropped Down’, ‘Eagle’ and the hypnotic dreamy ‘The Ceramist’ are all rich with the progressive folk/psych ambience of British bands like Pentangle and Trees. Barbara handles guitar while a few helpers round out the sound on drums, rhythm guitar, keyboards, bass, steel, electric guitar, banjo and dobro. All of her songs are creative poetic compositions, completely devoid of cliche. What a breath of fresh air this is! (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on Heavenly Grooves. Tracks:
01. The Parable Of The Talents 02. Christmas Song 03. The Dormitory 04. Organ Man 05. Morning Come 06. Tea Dropped Down 07. The Ceramist 08. Eagle 09. Peace Cried The Angels 10. Candle