Friday, 6 September 2019
VALERIE SAVAGE: IN THE MORNING (1972)
Exhumed from the vaults. Valerie Savage is my cousin, from Oxfordshire, England. She won a songwriting competition in 1972 when she was 16, which involved a professional recording session with Pye Records. Pye pressed up and distributed this single.
Clearly I'm biased, but to my ears, this has a kind of Joni Mitchell/ Carole King-ish vibe to it, and I can imagine either of those two artists singing this. Sadly Val never pursued a musical career after this, (though knowing what we now do about the true nature of the music industry, that might not be such a bad thing!) and this remains a solitary obscurity that hardly anyone will ever have heard. An original rare groove!