Friday, April 20, 2012

Brenda Patterson

Artist: Brenda Patterson
LP: Keep On Keepin' On
Song: "Keep On Keepin' On"
[ listen ]

Originally from the state of Arkansas, where she got started in music by singing as she worked in the cotton fields, Brenda Patterson now lives and makes music in Memphis, Tennessee. "Keep On Keepin' On" was her first album, released in 1970, and her amazing and powerful voice, belting out a mix of gospel, country, blues, rock, soul, and funk, has somehow evidently remained a well-kept secret all these years. "Keep On Keepin' On" was recently re-issued on vinyl; you can find a copy on Amazon here, along with some record reviews that help shed some light on Brenda Patterson's career. There's more info on the brucelarochelle blog here, where producer Larry Cohn even chimes in with some comments. Notes and photos from the back of the LP are included below, and that's Redbone backing Brenda on the album.

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