Bonnie Koloc | Beginnings

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by Bonnie Koloc

An extraordinary vocalist with folk roots who can sing Joni and Dylan, blues or Gershwin with power and style.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Morning, Morning
2:37 album only
2. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
4:43 album only
3. God Bless The Child
4:37 album only
4. Bluebird Hotel
1:42 album only
5. Circle Game
4:54 album only
6. Victoria's Morning
3:30 album only
7. Night In The City
2:21 album only
8. Pickle Town Rag
3:02 album only
9. Rainy Day Lady
4:14 album only
10. With A Little Help from My Friends
2:27 album only
11. Summertime
3:51 album only
12. Both Sides Now
4:58 album only
13. You've Been A Good Old Wagon Daddy
3:29 album only
14. Just Like A Woman
4:10 album only
15. Intro To Song For David
0:36 album only
16. Song For David
2:59 album only
17. Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
5:03 album only


Album Notes
“Beginnings” is Bonnie’s thirteenth album but chronologically her first. Rich Warren recorded her in 1969 at the legendary Chicago folk club The Earl Of Old Town and at the University of Illinois, soon after Bonnie came to Chicago. She had quickly become the queen of the hot Chicago folk music scene with her clear powerful voice and her passionate performing style resulting in sold-out shows on a nightly basis, often several shows a night.

“Beginnings” celebrates the forty-plus years of music comprising Bonnie’s musical career to date with a selection of songs from those early recordings. The songs range from Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Steve Goodman and Eddie Holstein to Beatles, Gershwin and Billie Holliday, Bonnie’s own song Rainy Day Lady, the rousing blues You’ve Been A Good Old Wagon and her version of Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight.

The accompaniments by Ray Frank on guitar and George Stevens on bass are outstanding throughout, at times enhanced by John Mathis on flute and the harmonica of Harmonica Bob, a fixture at The Earl Of Old Town.

The CD graphic design features photos taken at the Earl in 1969 by Chuck Osgood.

Other recent releases are “Here To Sing”, a 2006 studio recording, “Timeless”, a double CD of selected performances between 1970 and 1995, and “A Bestiary”, an art book and accompanying CD of block prints and poems about farm animals set to music. All are available at cdbaby.



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Awesome Artist!
Bonnie Koloc is surely one of those rare finds, with a rich voice, and deep reaching music and lyrics. A must have!