Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rest In Peace, Phoebe Snow

The L.A. Times and other news sources report that singer Phoebe Snow has died from complications due to a stroke suffered in January 2010. I love her music, which was a large part of my youth in the 1970s. I am saddened at this news. She was 60 years old.

The video up top is Snow singing "Poetry Man," and the one below is "Love Makes A Woman" with dancers on Soul Train. A DJ played the latter at the Zulu Ball that I attended during Mardi Gras. It was one of the songs that made the evening.


le0pard13 said...

Same here. I was shocked to read of her passing this morning. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.

CCG said...

So sad to hear of her passing away. She will be truly missed.

Carolyn Moon said...

It warms my heart to view so many tributes to Phoebe Snow on the different sites in the black blogosphere. I've not encountered much about her in the mainstream media.

Lots of memories tied to this woman's music and her dedication to her special needs daughter. She was given a grim prognosis and Phoebe took her home and loved her until she transitioned at the age of 31. For many of us who had children with special needs in the late 70's; we related to her fierceness and sacrifices as a mother. To this gifted vocalist with the unique talent of combining folk, jazz and blues in such a way that stirred your soul--I bid farewell and trust that you had a safe journey!