Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Judee, Judee, Judee!

A kindly You Tube user has put up a clip of the late L.A. singer/songwriter Judee Sill on the BBC's "Old Grey Whistle Test" in 1973. She's performing her gorgeous song "The Kiss," from her Heart Food album:

Hard to believe there was a time when a songwriter and singer that gifted got national airtime (in England, anyway).

I loved Sill's first album from the get-go, but I bought Heart Food twice in the 1990s, only to give it away each time. I wanted very much to like it, but resented its Jesus-haunted lyrics. (Today, I own it on both vinyl and CD.)