donderdag 4 februari 2016
Signe Toly Anderson, 1941-2016 IM
Now Anderson's impact on the band is not as large as the other core member's. She was a background vocalist more than a true singer. Her song was the blues 'Chauffeur's Blues'. A powerful song, by which she will be remembered by rock fans loving 60s music. As an anecdote, I received this album on the eve of my 26th birthday while in Paris with some of my best friends for a few days. Some place to receive an album.
It is safe to say that Jefferson Airplane probably would not have soared with Mrs. Anderson as it did with Grace Slick. Her songwriting skills and presence were so much more profound and original. Probably fate and then take into account that Slick was second choice only.
That leaves us with that debut album of a band that gained fame and some notoriety in the later 60s. Signe Anderson's voice is nice there and in one song totally present. She's allowed to give it her all and does. A just claim to a little fame.
You can listen to 'Chauffeur Blues' here
or buy on Bol.Com