Thursday, June 19, 2008

Shelagh McDonald - Stargazer

Is there a more perfect name for a primary school teacher than Mrs. Eden? It is perfect, isn't it? And it's also Lonesome shorthand between Howard and I to describe a certain timbre of vintage lady folk. And it's normally a sure sign of quality.

So, onto the point.

Why don't more people know about Shelagh McDonald? Hers is such an intriguing story - having made two superb albums in the late 60s, she then promptly disappeared in 1971 for the best part of 25 years, before resurfacing in the Scotland Daily Mail office a few years back. Move over, Vashti. Beat that for quality control.

I think it's really beautiful - let us know what you think.

Listen: Shelagh McDonald - Sweet Sunlight

Listen: Shelagh McDonald - Stargazer

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