April 27, 2011 by esarsea
I was quite surprised by the sense of loss and sadness I experienced when I learned of Phoebe Snow’s passing this morning. Released the same year I graduated from High School, her 1974 self-titled debut album was a favorite of mine.
I was unaware that Phoebe gave birth to a daughter with brain damage in 1975, and that she put her career on hold to care for her at home. That could explain why I lost track of her. Phoebe continued to care for her daughter until she died in 2007 at the age of 31. I learned these things just today after hearing the news of Phoebe’s passing.
Here are a few cuts from that amazing record. I haven’t had a copy since I wore out the LP I had on vinyl…but rest assured I will be ordering a copy on CD just as soon as I finish this post.