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Lucy Kaplansky

Lucy Kaplansky - The Tide - 1994 - Red House

After over a decade off and on, Lucy Kaplansky, one of the primary support singer and interpreters of New York's Greenwich Village scene, has released her debut album. It contains three of her own songs and other classics from contemporary songwriters. Highlights are Tom Russell/Greg Trooper's "The Heart," and Bill Morrissey's "Texas Blues," and Robin Batteau's "Guinevere." She also makes classics her own with Sting's "Secret Journey" and Richard Thompson's "When I Get to the Border." Produced by Shawn Colvin, this is a warm, relaxed-sounding set that allows Kaplansky's individual and great singing to cut through. Kaplansky is a terrific interpreter blessed with a great voice, unlike anyone else. © Richard Meyer © 2011 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/album/r203670

This is a great debut album of rock, folk, country and pop tunes and was Americana Radio's first "Hot Pick." The album is full of evocative melodies and imagery. It includes three of her own strong compositions, "The Tide," "Somebody's Home" and "You Just Need a Home." She also covers songs by Richard Thompson, Sting, Tom Russell, Bill Morrisey and Cliff Eberhardt. Lucy's style is often reminiscent of the great and vastly underrated James McMurtry. Today Lucy Kaplansky is one of acoustic music's most respected and intelligent songwriters. Lucy's "Flesh And Bone" album is @ LUCKAP/F&B and her "The Red Thread" album is @ LUCKAP/TRT Buy Lucy's great "Ten Year Night" album and support real music


1."The Tide" (Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Litvin)– 4:15
2."When I Get to the Border" (Richard Thompson)– 2:57
3."Texas Blues" (Bill Morrissey)– 2:47
4."The Heart" (Tom Russell, Greg Trooper)– 3:34
5."My Name Joe" (David Massengill)– 5:02
6."Somebody's Home" (Kaplansky)– 3:37
7."Guinevere" (Robin Batteau)– 4:17
8."Delivery Truck" (George Gerdes, Mark Johnson)– 3:06
9."You Just Need a Home" (Kaplansky)– 3:50
10."The Eyes of My Beholder" (Batteau)– 3:02
11."Secret Journey" (Sting)– 2:35
12."Goodnight" (Cliff Eberhardt)– 3:17


Lucy Kaplansky – vocals, guitar, background vocals
Larry Campbell – guitar, fiddle, dobro, mandolin, pedal steel guitar, Cittern
Drew Zingg – guitar
Shawn Colvin – guitar, background vocals
Anton Sanko – lap steel guitar, organ
Michael Visceglia – bass
Roly Salley – bass, background vocals
Kenneth Blevins – drums, percussion
Frank Vilardi – percussion
Charlie Giordano – accordion
Richard Shindell – background vocals


When Lucy Kaplansky was 18 years old, she shocked her neighbors in the Hyde Park area near the University of Chicago when, instead of going to college, she went to New York City with her boyfriend to become a folksinger. Fifteen years later, having become a clinical psychologist as well as a sought-after duet and harmony singer, she made another surprising decision: she gave up her private practice and her position at a New York hospital to pursue a full-time singing career. Drawn to Greenwich Village in the late '70s by the resurgence of the folk scene, she became a regular at Gerde's Folk City. By 1982, she was a member of the CooP (later Fast Folk) and was featured on nine of the group's "musical magazines," along with Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, John Gorka, Richard Shindell, and others. By 1983, however, Kaplansky had enrolled in New York University with the aim of becoming a psychologist. Well known on the folk scene for her crystalline harmonies, Kaplansky sang harmony vocals on Nanci Griffith's Lone Star State of Mind and Little Love Affairs albums and performed in New York clubs as a duo with Colvin while earning her Ph.D. from Yeshiva University. But when she and Colvin attracted attention from record companies, Kaplansky declined, becoming a staff psychologist at a New York hospital and establishing a private practice while Colvin recorded her first three albums for Columbia Records. As a record of what Lucy had accomplished on the folk scene, and to give Colvin a chance to try her hand at production, the two collaborated on Kaplansky's first album, The Tide, comprising three of Kaplansky's own compositions and a collection of well-worn covers, including songs by Richard Thompson, Sting, and Robin Batteau. By 1994, when The Tide was released by Red House Records, Kaplansky decided to shift gears again and become a full-time touring folksinger. She spent much of the next few years playing the folk circuit of coffeehouses, church halls, and festivals, accompanying herself on guitar and performing in concert with Shindell and Gorka. In 1996, Red House Records released her second album, Flesh and Bone, produced by Anton Sanko (Vega's Solitude Standing and Days of Open Hand). It includes eight original songs (co-written with Kaplansky's husband, filmmaker Richard Litvin), as well as duets with Shindell and Gorka. Ten Year Night followed in 1999. Every Single Day appeared in 2001 on Red House Records, with Red Thread in 2004 and Over the Hills in 2007, both also on Red House. Claire Keaveney © 2011 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/lucy-kaplansky-p44854/biography


A.O.O.F.C said...


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Tucker(tje) said...

What a great singer, thanks very much for this wonderful album! :)

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,T! Lucy's recorded a few albums and has appeared on many other albums. She is a great example of an artist who is criminally underrated, and deserves a global audience. Thanks, & TTU soon...P