One&Done @ A&M: Gayle Caldwell / Celebration Of Life SP 4196

JOv2

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  • Comments, questions, conjectures and stories are welcomed.
  • Released in 1969
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Unfortunately, at this time, I can only locate one selection from the album on YouTube.

According to Discogs, neither a CD reissue of the LP or any comprehensive / retrospective compilation has been issued to date. She did write Cycles and Wandering -- both of which were successfully covered by Frank on his Cycles LP in 1968. I believe Cycles was also a 45, so -- if her contract was written in fair order -- the residuals should have been notable.

 

AM Matt

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"Celebration Of Life" is NOT available to download on Apple iTunes. The 2008 album "All Is One" (including the remake of "Cycles") is available.
 

rockdoctor

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This is another that I only know of from the color catalog but I do remember hearing Frank Sinatra's version of Cycles many times on the radio.
 

LPJim

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A good biography and tribute:





JB
 

JOv2

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A good biography and tribute:





JB
Curiously, the bio doesn't yield anything about the 1970s -- particularly her musical career following the LP release. She's definitely kindred spirit with numerous artists who escaped the fast and fury pop world for the Pacific Northwest. I used lived in Arcata in the '80s and '90s and on occasion I fielded a couple phone calls from Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefhart) who used to buy records from the shop where I worked (we'd mail them to his house, which was up the road in Trinidad). Art Tripp, retired from music at the time, was also living in nearby McKinleyville making a living as a chiropractor. I had driven through Mendocino / Ft. Bragg many times and it makes me wonder just who else from the '60s ended up in the area...

Looking at the cover photo was Gayle pregnant??
--Probably the life she's celebrating!
 
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