September 1, 1998 |
She had one of the more memorable voices of the early 1970s. But Phoebe Snow, the pop-jazz singer-songwriter whose single "Poetry Man" climbed into the Top 5 in 1974, virtually disappeared from the scene during the 1980s and much of the '90s. Her latest release, "I Can't Complain," is her first album since 1989's "Something Real." Snow, who took time out for family concerns, hasn't been completely static.
April 11, 1998 |
On her first solo album in nine years, Snow covers classic songs by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and others. None of these renditions are exactly revelatory, but Snow's tangy, warmly virtuosic voice and accessible blues-pop arrangements provide guilt-free easy listening.
July 24, 1996 |
Phoebe Snow is best known for the confessional, angst-ridden ballads she produced in her 1970s heyday. One of those wintry songs, the gorgeous and poignant "Poetry Man," became a Top 5 hit in 1975. So when the New Jersey-based singer delivered a show last Friday night in San Francisco that contained a number of up-tempo rock 'n' roll numbers, some of her longtime fans were taken aback.
October 5, 1989 |
The nice thing about Phoebe Snow's recent comeback album, "Something Real," is that it freed her to do some classic soul-belting in the Aretha Franklin vein, without sacrificing the communicative possibilities of her mid-'70s incarnation as a sensitive, introspective balladeer.
October 3, 1989 |
With a generation of pop musicians well into their second and third decades of dealing with the hazards of high public visibility, it's no surprise that images of personal redemption and recovery are rapidly catching up with love stories as sources of inspiration. Survival and renewal seem to have become the buzzwords of the late '80s. Take singer Phoebe Snow, who opens a three-night engagement at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano tonight.
May 31, 1989 |
Top Adult Contemporary Singles 1."Miss You Like Crazy," Natalie Cole 2."Everlasting Love," Howard Jones 3."Through the Storm," Aretha Franklin, Elton John 4."Second Chance," Thirty Eight Special 5."After All," Cher, Peter Cetera 6."Thinking of You," Sa-Fire 7."Wind Beneath My Wings," Bette Midler 8."Promises," Basia 9."The Best Years of Our Lives," Neil Diamond 10."Talk It Over," Grayson Hugh 11."Giving Up on Love," Rick Astley 12."Cry," Waterfront 13."