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Shelby Flint

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North Hollywood, Los Angeles CA, United States (1958 – present)

Shelby Flint (born September 17, 1939 in North Hollywood, California) is an American and musician. A pure and velvety soprano, she stood out among her early ‘ contemporaries in that she imbued her work with a tender emotional aesthetic and groundbreaking lyrical maturity, inspiring a generation of female musicians. Flint has recorded and written music in genres ranging from and , to and . She recorded two notable hit singles — “Angel on My Shoulder” (1961) and “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” (1966) — both of which reached the Hot 100 in the United States.

Flint began learning to play the piano and acoustic guitar at the age of six; Shelby’s family background was deeply rooted in the Southern mountains of America, and throughout her childhood she was exposed to this music. While attending high school, Flint played guitar and sang for her friends, further encouraging her to perform for school assemblies, as well as church and civic programs. She wrote many songs during this period, among them “Angel on My Shoulder” which would in a few years become a pop standard.

In 1958, she recorded a single for Cadence Records, “I Will Love You” (b/w “Oh, I Miss Him So”) with The Jordanaires as vocal backing, though it did not materialize into a recording contract. Her original recording of “Angel on My Shoulder” was released on Valiant in 1960; it is reputed that Barry De Vorzon’s (with whom Flint would co-write several songs) singular reason for starting the label was to have the opportunity to commit Flint’s music to record. Her eponymous debut album was released in 1961; at the end of the year, “Angel on My Shoulder” was listed in the Variety Tune Index of Performance and Sales.

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  • yaghma

    amazing vocals, powerful music, those 3 songs she sings on the Rescuers are my favorite songs from any Disney movie

    1 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Daniel-Jerome

    The Journey is such a masterpiece!

    5 Feb 2009 Reply
  • a_vante

    I love "the Journey" it took me 4 years to get a hold of... well worth the wait.

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • chrisBs

    shelby flint is a female vocalist and sang in the Rescuers by Disney etc. she is not like 90% of the "similar artists" above

    5 Sep 2008 Reply

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