Monday, March 5, 2012

Evie Sands

Artist: Evie Sands
LP: Estate of Mind
Song: "I Love Makin' Love to You"
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Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946, Evie Sands celebrated her 66th birthday last week. Evie reportedly emerged from her mother's womb singing—figuratively speaking, one hopes. Popular for her "blue-eyed soul" of the late 1960s, Evie's early career suffered several setbacks, with label troubles causing some of her early singles to be eclipsed by simultaneous hit versions by other artists—including "Take Me For a Little While," which was made popular by Jackie Ross, and "Angel of the Morning," which Merrilee Rush took to the top ten just a few months after Evie Sands' version was impaired by label bankruptcy. Sands finally saw chart success with singles from her 1975 "Estate of Mind" LP, including "I Love Makin' Love to You," which peaked at #50 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. Karen Carpenter recorded the song in 1980 for her ill-fated solo album which wasn't released until 1996, and though the song wasn't included on the finished record, you can give it a listen on YouTube here. Evie Sands continues to write music and perform today, though she spent most of the past few decades writing and producing for others. You can read all about Evie Sands and find a list of artists who've recorded her songs on Wikipedia here. Album credits, song lyrics, and a photo from the back of "Estate of Mind" are included below.

1 comment:

B_4 said...

Evie Sands is one of those DIAMONDS that most of the public did not find. ESTATE OF MIND is a 70s classic. To really BLOW YOUR MIND find her 1999 WOMEN IN PRISON album and get back to me. It is simply fantastic.