judy henske

...any recordings featuring the amazing judy henske has got to be the ultimate in good humoured grooving and if and this double disk blowout proves anything then it's the fact that it should have been a full box set featuring every last drop of henske magic as this is going leave any cat wanting more...on the first disk some younger cats may have a problem with some of the humour seeing as its four decades ago and it may seem somewhat hokey but its what was happening back then so its just a matter of getting in the groove and going with the flow, at the least its a window on the mores and ideas of different pre-hippy times...judy's at home with most styles be they folk/jazz/blues/pop or any permutation thereof, giving them all a spin with her distinct sound...it all starts with her doing some fifties rock'n'roll style with massive gospel sound taking it home, real cool start and it gathers momentum with a few tracks from her elektra period showing she could have easily been a contender to front combos like the airplane with no problem...towards the end of disk one sees her making records at goldstar in LA and shes grooving in a heavy cher folkrock way with jack nietzche laying down the wall of sound for her to bounce off...side two is kicking off from her period with straight records in the company of jerry yester (fresh from his tenure with the ailing spoonful who were by then 'persona non grata' with underground scenesters due to their finking on a dope bust) with the mighty 'farewell alderbaran' longplayer followed on by some tracks from the 'rosebud' effort which saw an end to judy working in the music business until the end of the century...the last half comes from the couple of coasters she put out in recent years and shes still got that gospel wailing vibe she always had and these later tracks don't disappoint one iota, she still the beatnik queen who'll shatter tempered windshields in the parking lot...

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  1. Support Judy and purchase the CD set.

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  2. get all her work, it's well worth the effort...

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