Judy (Key KL005) 1970 UK *

 

 

 

 

21-year-old British gal’s full-blown classic of late-‘60s AM folk and electric pop-rock. Some of the songs have dreamy psychedelic moods to them while others rock and swing with a hot James Brown horn section. Judy handles both approaches with equal agility while the Key label’s rough-edged garage approach provides an extra boost. She can belt out high-energy soul movers (‘What Does It Mean To You?’, ‘Body And Soul’) or a lively blues rocker (‘One Man’) with conviction just as easily she can allow her delicate breathy vocals to entrance the listener into smoky torch songs (‘What Is Love’, ‘It’s Up To You’), enchanted folk murmurings (‘Soapbox Song’, ‘That’s How It Is’) or a surreal a cappella number (‘Standing Alone’). Judy authored most of the songs, plus there are a couple written by Nigel Robeson who also arranged the album and contributes guitar, piano and organ. Positively groovin’, amen and amen!   (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

 

 

I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the track list.

 

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1New Song
1-2Soapbox Song
1-3What Does It Mean To You
1-4That’s How It Is
1-5Body And Soul
1-6It’s Not As Though
2-1Sally Brown
2-2Peter
2-3What Is love
2-4One Man
2-5Standing Alone
2-6It’s Up To You

 

 

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