Label: Squirrel Thing Recordings - ST-002 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition Clear • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
The strange story of American folksinger Connie Converse is almost as enthralling as the haunting, mystical music she left behind and quite nearly was lost to Nitzer Ebb - Ebbhead for all time.
She left college in to pursue a career in music in New York City. Apart from a single TV appearance inshe How Lovely toiled fruitlessly for the better part of a decade and then moved to Ann Arbor, How Lovely in the early '60s, setting music aside as anything but a hobby, playing songs for friends occasionally at parties.
Inamid a severe bout of depression, she left a few goodbye notes and drove off into the ether, never to be heard from again. Inextensive exploration of an archive of loosely documented home recordings and rare sessions resulted in How Sad, How Lovelya collection that would serve to introduce most listeners to Connie Converse 's songs, which had been sitting unloved and dormant for the better part of 50 years.
While she may have had some contemporaries in the budding folk revival scene of the late '50s and early '60s, there's something alarmingly unique Movin In The Music (Radio Mix) - Team House - Movin In The Music these spare tunes.
While there are similarities in the storytelling air of these songs to those of Peggy Seeger or Barbara DaneConverse 's lyrics are always playful, spacy, and even somewhat psychedelic long before LSD had even been developed chemically. Her songs also give a prototypical feminist stance, with undercurrents of untethered sexuality, fierce independence, and in the case of "The Clover Saloon," hilarious lyrics Glyphs - Sic Alps - Sic Alps throwing bottles at insulting men.
The sweetness of solitary existence and the strange experiences that grow out of isolation are common themes, looked at curiously in songs like "We Lived Alone" and the gorgeous "One by One. Though not exactly categorical bedfellows, there are similarities between the haunting, otherworldly feel of How Sad, How Lovely and the long-buried tapes that surfaced decades after they were made by both Sibylle Baier and Molly Drakemother of Nick.
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