Thursday, November 19, 2009
Vermettya Royster On The Half Shell
I picked up the following message from an old mate John Lias to say about Vermettya Royster:
I must tip the group to this excellent new CD which I only heard about by chance. As many of you may know Vermettya used to be in the Sisters Love and this new CD largely features re-cuts of Sisters Love tracks.
However, it is amazingly good and sounds as if it was recorded in about 1974 whereas it would appear to be all brand new recordings. There is absolutely NO concession to anything else out there today and the drums in particular are beautifully unobtrusive. Hell, there is even a conga player on here.( And real strings and real horns).
I wholeheartedly agree with John - a great release from one of my favourite femme singers!
You can pick up copies from CD Baby
By the way - background vocalists include Pat Hodges and Jessica Smith from Hodges, James & Smith.
Here's the lady: