Saturday, July 4, 2009

Connie Converse

How did I miss this earlier in the year? Just caught a rerun of WNYC's Spinning On Air show on Connie Converse, who wrote a number of beautiful & little known songs in the 1950's, while living in New York. Though respected by her peers, she was not taken up by any record companies. In 1974, at the age of 50, she left goodbye letters, packed up her VW Bug, & was never heard of again.
Converse was recently "rediscovered" & a CD of her work How Sad, How Lovely, is now available.

You can get more information at & catch this haunting 1954 song: