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Joy Of Cooking — Closer To The Ground
Album: Closer To the Ground
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Released: 1971
Length: 4:42
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 hippiechick wrote:
Coaxial wrote:


She is Joplin

Her name is Terry Garthwaite.
Joy Of Cooking were formed in Berkeley (San Francisco Bay Area) during the hippie era (1967). Their fusion sound, incorporating folk, rock, jazz, gospel and blues, had little in common with acid-rock: it heralded a new era of "creativity" and of stylistic re-evalutation.

One of the first bands led by female musicians, and one of the earliest to deal with feminist issues within popular music, the Joy Of Cooking were led by pianist Toni Brown (who had graduated in creative writing) and guitarist Terry Garthwaite (a folk-singer and an aspiring sociologist). The three-unit rhythm section, on the other hand, was entirely male. Hampered by the fact of not being the typical rock band, the Joy Of Cooking gathered a lot of critical attention but never enjoyed any commercial success. In fact, they were formed in 1967 but had to wait four years before recording an album (they were all over 30 by then).
Sigh, I miss the 60s.

 
Recall this so sweetly from the day! Haven't heard it in maybe 30 years.... I love RP (and hippie chicks!)
WOW!   RP, you've outdone yourself.  I have not heard this in decades!  Awesome.
 
Actually, I think I detect more testosterone in this voice than in a lot of the MALE singers lately. Death Cab For Cutie of example.
drewd wrote:
I know I'm gonna catch Hell, but I thought this was Jack White for a minute.

 
Actually, I think I agree with you. This could totally be a current Jack White song.
Wow. so long since I've heard Terry and JOC. Thank you! 
I know I'm gonna catch Hell, but I thought this was Jack White for a minute.
 hippiechick wrote:

Her name is Terry Garthwaite.
Joy Of Cooking were formed in Berkeley (San Francisco Bay Area) during the hippie era (1967). Their fusion sound, incorporating folk, rock, jazz, gospel and blues, had little in common with acid-rock: it heralded a new era of "creativity" and of stylistic re-evalutation. One of the first bands led by female musicians, and one of the earliest to deal with feminist issues within popular music, the Joy Of Cooking were led by pianist Toni Brown (who had graduated in creative writing) and guitarist Terry Garthwaite (a folk-singer and an aspiring sociologist). The three-unit rhythm section, on the other hand, was entirely male. Hampered by the fact of not being the typical rock band, the Joy Of Cooking gathered a lot of critical attention but never enjoyed any commercial success. In fact, they were formed in 1967 but had to wait four years before recording an album (they were all over 30 by then).
Sigh, I miss the 60s.
 
Super!
Wow, haven't heard this in forever. Thanks again, Bill & Rebecca!

I shall now commence gettin' my yass down...
Wow..we greybeards can recall this with "Joy"!
Thank you for another blast from the past...Ah, Berkeley in the 60's!  It was a great place for a teenager.
Take another little piece of my heart now baby.
Coaxial wrote:
She is Joplin
Her name is Terry Garthwaite. Joy Of Cooking were formed in Berkeley (San Francisco Bay Area) during the hippie era (1967). Their fusion sound, incorporating folk, rock, jazz, gospel and blues, had little in common with acid-rock: it heralded a new era of "creativity" and of stylistic re-evalutation. One of the first bands led by female musicians, and one of the earliest to deal with feminist issues within popular music, the Joy Of Cooking were led by pianist Toni Brown (who had graduated in creative writing) and guitarist Terry Garthwaite (a folk-singer and an aspiring sociologist). The three-unit rhythm section, on the other hand, was entirely male. Hampered by the fact of not being the typical rock band, the Joy Of Cooking gathered a lot of critical attention but never enjoyed any commercial success. In fact, they were formed in 1967 but had to wait four years before recording an album (they were all over 30 by then). Sigh, I miss the 60s.
Great groove...sounds a little like Bonnie Rait
JJ may be coaching her....:)
My tappin' toes are exposing my age. So what? Joy of Cooking! Nice bass line!
russteaches wrote:
Nice! Never heard this before. She reminds me a little of Joplin.
She is Joplin
MisterVErb wrote:
excellent!
Nice! Never heard this before. She reminds me a little of Joplin.
excellent!
Now THIS is a blast from the past. Had completely forgotten about them. Another long-lost entry from my extensive and unrealistic "albums to buy eventually" list. Thanks for the memory jog.
I really thought this was Janis Joplin. I thought it was OK.
Wow, is she channeling Janis?
KevinM wrote:
She reminds me too much of Janis Joplin so I hafta give this a 1
i like janis, but this kinda bugs. the sentiment expressed in the song is excellent, tho!
Yes, I too know the joy of cooking closer to the ground. I like it Dutch Oven -style. Chili. Cornbread. Cobbler. Ooooooo.
KevinM wrote:
She reminds me too much of Janis Joplin so I hafta give this a 1
WTF??
Leslie wrote:
That would be Terry Garthwaite.
She reminds me too much of Janis Joplin so I hafta give this a 1
Man, you guys are vicius...Poor girl....she and her voice reminds me of the Indigo Girls..You know what I mean?
Music is ok but I wish that lady would shut up.
Spliff wrote:
I remember these guys. They had a unique sound but the singer always sounded like she was working on a stickler.
Wish she would go ahead and hock it up.
Spliff wrote:
I remember these guys. They had a unique sound but the singer always sounded like she was working on a stickler.
That would be Terry Garthwaite.
MoxyP wrote:
Haven't heard this on RP yet, but it's very timely & should be pounded into the White House's conscience. :beat: :beat:
:highfive: :clap: :nodhead: :roflol: Funny you should say, I was just thinking what a great antidote this would be to whatever mediocre gospel the White house prayer group leaders would groove to. Will have to see if I can find an mp3 of Ashcroft singing his own "Eagle" composition. Edit: Found it. The BBC link is the only one I found that is still up. Has a sample of da Man at Justice along with the report. Quote from a Justice dept. lawyer (they were being asked to learn it and sing along)"Have you heard the song? It really sucks"
I remember these guys. They had a unique sound but the singer always sounded like she was working on a stickler.
RIGHT ON!
Haven't heard this on RP yet, but it's very timely & should be pounded into the White House's conscience. :beat: :beat: