Friday, April 29, 2011

Phoebe Snow 1950-2011

Phoebe Ann Snow was best known for her song “Poetry Man”. Phoebe passed on April 27, 2011 at the age of 60 from complications of a stroke she had
suffered in 2010. Phoebe’s personal life was challenging, she was a single mom of a severely brain damaged girl. Phoebe was told by the doctors that
her daughter would not live past a toddler years, but she lived to be 31 years. Phoebe professional career started in 1972 at the Bitter End club, where Denny Cordell a promotion executive for Shelter Records saw her perform. Phoebe signed with Shelter Records and released her first album titled Phoebe Snow. From this album the hit single “Poetry Man”, a beautiful song that Phoebe wrote, put her on the map as one of the best songwriters and singers of that era. During Phoebe’s professional career,she  performed with artist of all styles like The Persuasions, Zoot Sims,
Teddy Wilson, David Bromberg and Dave Mason, Paul Simon, Linda Ronstadt,
Lou Rawls, Boz Scaggs, Take 6, Mavis Staples, Bonnie Raitt, Donald Fagen, Billy Joel, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Black Mambazo, Jackson Brown just to name a few. In 2010 prior to her stroke Phoebe had planned to release a new album. I wonder what this album is going to sound like, it probably will be good because phoebe could write and sing. Phoebe Snow was a Bluesy,Jazzy Folk singer that had a unique voice that will be missed, but will
live on through her classic songs. You can hear her music on Streetwise Radio.


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