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Maria Muldaur

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Maria Muldaur (born Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica D’Amato; September 12, 1943 in Greenwich Village, New York) is an American folk-blues singer who was part of the American folk music revival in the early 1960s. She is probably best known for her 1974 hit song “Midnight at the Oasis”. She continues to record albums in the folk-blues tradition.

Born Maria Garzia Rosa Domenica d’Amato on 12th September 1943 in Greenwich Village, New York, she performed in the early 1960s in Greenwich Village with Bob Dylan, John Sebastian, David Grisman, and Stefan Grossman. Later in the 1960s her distinctive vocals were heard in many of the tracks recorded by Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band.

She began her solo career in 1972 when her marriage to fellow Jug Band member Geoff Muldaur ended, retaining her married name. Her first solo album “Maria Muldaur”, released in 1973, contained her hit single “Midnight at the Oasis”, which reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974. It also peaked at number 21 in the UK Singles Chart. Later that year, she released her second album Waitress In A Donut Shop. This included a re-recording of “I’m a Woman”, the Leiber and Stoller number first associated with Peggy Lee and a standout feature from her Jug Band days. The title of this album is taken from a line in another song on the album, “Sweetheart” by Ken Burgan.

Around this time, Muldaur established a relationship with the Grateful Dead. Opening for some Grateful Dead shows in the summer of 1974, with John Kahn, bassist of the Jerry Garcia Band, would eventually earn her a seat in that group in the late 1970s, as a backing vocalist.

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  • stevenderm

    I heard Maria Muldaur live two nights ago. She WAS great 30 years ago, but has lost her voice. She was mostly screaching off key. She refused to do any of her classics and all of her music was church music--her words, not mine. If she sounds okay on her more recent releases, the sound engineers should be rewarded.

    4 Mar 12:22am Reply
  • DeadKinks

    Her voice what she does to it are amazing. The debut is so damn good. Midnight at the Oasis is fine, but it gotta be weakest track on it, I don't get it how that one became her one well-known song. Guess the times were beginning to get worse already...

    21 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ze_zar

    she and her daughter! :D may be a collaboration work ??? :D

    22 Dec 2009 Reply
  • GayZimbo

    It's a pity that she is only recognized or remembered by "Midnight at the Oasis". She's made so much more beautiful music since then.. What a voice!!

    4 Sep 2009 Reply
  • GayZimbo

    I really love her Dylan covers! Wedding Song; John Brown; Golden Loom.....

    4 Sep 2009 Reply
  • marcelodylan

    MIDNIGHT AT OASIS É TR00 FIKDIK

    29 Aug 2009 Reply
  • yuireo

    i love dis

    18 Apr 2009 Reply
  • FairyGirlie

    Sexy singer great vocals

    11 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Philou155

    reminds me beverly joe scott. good stuff!

    4 Aug 2008 Reply
  • TantoTempo

    Still as sexy as hell though...My perfect woman!

    3 Aug 2008 Reply
  • TantoTempo

    This not the original version.. I demand an answer !

    3 Aug 2008 Reply
  • lihei

    Great vocals.

    3 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Eclectic-G

    Put your camel to bed

    13 Aug 2007 Reply
  • Kjersti454

    A truly beautiful voice!!

    23 Jan 2007 Reply

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