Laura Nyro "New York Tendaberry" LP (1969)
Details: Laura Nyro's "New York Tendaberry" was released on Columbia in 1969. This is an original used copy of Nyro's classic release, the cover has been well-cared for but does show shelf-wear. The album is a clean VG+ copy. See images for more.
Description: "Laura made her first extended professional appearance at age 18, singing at the legendary Hungry i coffeehouse in San Francisco Sound.” The following year (1966) saw the release of her debut album More Than A New Discovery on the Verve/Folkways label. It’s still interesting to note that her Verve label-mates then included The Blues Project, Tim Hardin, Richie Havens, Janis Ian, and Dave Von Ronk; other seminal New York peers included Tim Buckley and Kenny Rankin.
Laura joined Columbia Records in 1968 and released Eli And The Thirteenth Confession, “the work of an original and brilliant young talent,” (as Jon Landau wrote in Rolling Stone). The summer of 1969 brought New York Tendaberry followed by Christmas And the Beads of Sweat at the end of 1970. These three albums represent a litany of songwriting craft to this day. One year later came Gonna Take A Miracle, Laura’s impressionistic cover album of the soul songs of her youth. In 1973, her Verve debut album was acquired and reissued by Columbia as The First Songs.
“When I was working on this anthology, and listening back to that music,” Laura says of these early recordings, “I thought ‘Oh my God - what a madcap energy. I don’t know if I can deal with this.’ (laughs) But it’s funny because soon I started to get into it and it was very energizing. And a lot of fun. I cried when I heard New York Tendaberry.”--Laura Nyro
Grade: VG (Cover) / VG+ (Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. You Don't Love Me When I Cry
A2. Captain For Dark Mornings
A3. Tom Cat Goodbye
A4. Mercy On Broadway
A5. Save The Country
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Gibsom Street
B2. Time And Love
B3. The Man Who Sends Me Home
B4. Sweet Lovin' Baby
B5. Captain Saint Lucifer
B6. New York Tendaberry