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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

JACKIE DAY - BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE


This song, like so much of Los Angeles soul, has an upward propulsion feel but something about it has a haunting feel in the ears of this listener. Perhaps it's the way the vibraphone plays those simple sustained notes, I just don't know.

Jackie Day was born in Shreveport, LA moved to San Francisco (to pursue her dream as a professional singer) as a young adult then met and married sax man Big Jay McNeely and relocated to Los Angeles in 1960. Somewhat of a mysterious figure (she had left the music business completely by 1970 to focus on parenting, and died in 2007), there are some great photos of Jackie posted here. Jackie was the writer of this brilliant track as well.

from 1966...

JACKIE DAY - BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

1 comment:

Jem said...

Excellent! I love this one. Thank you!