Buffy Sainte-Marie is a Canadian/American treasure and I have adored and respected her since the first time I saw her on Sesame Street back in the mid-70s. There are moments on her 1971 album that could easily be called soul-folk. My favorite cut is a toss up between her cover of "Helpless" and the title track. Like a lot of my favorite music, it's difficult to draw genre lines around those two recordings. They transcend. Whatever you call it, it's brilliant! Perhaps the magic is in the combined forces of a powerhouse vocalist/songwriter like Buffy, the gentle psych-folk of Neil Young & Crazy Horse as backing band, and master producer Jack Nitzche.
Since it's more of a dance track, I choose "She Used to Want to Be A Ballerina" as the Record of the Day. I find it infectious and I'll admit there's some sentimental value attached to that song for me.
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I'm excited to highlight some of my favorite records in a variety of genres (soul, R&B, classic country, rockabilly, oldies, garage rock, etc). These won't all necessarily be "dance" records per se. They will all be records that I believe deserve a special listen. I simply love good music, rare or not. Hopefully you will spend some time here and love music right along with me! Lets give this a shot!