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Evie Sands

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Evie Sands is a Brooklyn-born and guitarist, whose career began as a young teenager in the mid-19. After several near-misses throughout the rest of the decade, and a thoroughly hard time at the hands of the record industry, she eventually saw chart action in 1969, before mostly forgoing live performance in 1979 to concentrate on writing and production. She experienced a fashionable, Brit-led surge in cult popularity beginning in the 1990s and returned to live performance in mid-1998. Sands is still actively recording and performing today.

Evie Sands was the first artist to record the classic song “Angel Of The Morning,” but her version was overshadowed by Merrilee Rush’s when legal problems rendered Evie’s single out of print. She is often referred to as one of the greatest singers.

Evie Sands was born and raised in Brooklyn to music-loving parents, and fulfilled sooner than expected her mother’s intuition that, “this baby will come out singing”. After cutting two singles on obscure labels (ABC 10458 - The Roll / My Dog – 1963, and Gold 215 - Danny Boy, I Love You So / I Was Moved – 1964), she signed to Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller’s Blue Cat Records in 1965, and her initial single was that year’s Chip Taylor/Al Gorgoni-produced ‘Take Me For A Little While’. However, before the record had a chance to be released, a test pressing was stolen by a Chicago producer, who took it to the established Chess Records recording artist Jackie Ross, who was coming off the back of a recent number one in the Billboard Charts.

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