She was a jazz pianist in the 1960s who wanted nothing to do with the spotlight. Then a friend played her "Pet Sounds," and she was inspired to enter the pop music world with her jazz and classical cred in tow. She recorded "Take a Picture," widely heralded as one of the best pop albums of all time- then, radio silence. Some 30 years later, her music began to take on a second life as a cult following developed. Today my friends Mike and Andrew join me to discuss her music, and to interview her step son, Jonathan Rosner, who sheds some light on her mystique. A must for all fans of 60s and 70s pop perfection! Also: patreon.com/lowprofile is now active. (Hey Nick!)
Below is a list of songs heard in this episode:
Margo Guryan "Sunday Mornin' (demo)"
Margo Guryan "Something's Wrong with the Morning (demo)"
Margo Guryan "California Shake (demo)"
Margo Guryan "Take a Picture"
Margo Guryan "Don't Go Away"
Margo Guryan "Love Songs"
Margo Guryan "What Can I Give You"
Cass Elliot "I Think A Lot About You"
Julie London "Come To Me Slowly"
Malcolm McNeil "Think of Rain"
Jackie DeShannon "Think of Rain"
Claudine Longet "Think of Rain"
Spanky and Our Gang "Sunday Mornin'"
Margo Guryan "The Hum "
Margo Guryan "16 Words"
Margo Guryan "Chopsticks Variations "
Fuck "Love Songs"
Young Husband "I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You"
Gary Wilson "Softly The Water Flows"