Monday, January 4, 2010

Long And Lonely Night- Barry St. John

Barry St. John a.k.a. "The Pretty Kitty From The Gritty City" of Glasgow sounds like a Dusty Springfield knock-off and that's fine by me. In fact, her 1968 album "According To St. John" bears a stylistic resemblance to Dusty's Memphis sessions. Its got that same twangy southern groove that I simply adore. Barry's talent was shamefully overlooked back in the late sixties, but her records have since maintained a steady demand among contemporary blue-eyed soul collectors.

Long And Lonely Night is her equally melancholy flip to the Cry Like A Baby single. Its a true gem of endangered vinyl and a great listen for when you're feeling lovelorn and blue.


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