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Karla Bonoff


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Folk/rock/pop

Status:

Most recent release, Columbia Collection (compilation, 2008); most recent rlease of new, studio material, New World (1988, reissued 2000

See also:

Karla Bonoff's site

Wikipedia's entry on Karla Bonoff

The Ectophiles' Guide's entry on Bryndle, a group she participated in

Comparisons:

Wendy Waldman, her work with Bryndle, Linda Ronstadt

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

she has a beautiful, heavenly voice, is a fantastic singer/songwriter, and her catalog deserves to be heard by everyone in the world. "Some of her songs," as noted on a sticker on her first solo LP, Karla Bonoff, "have the timeless feel of classics." An understatement if I've ever read one, but nice to read nonetheless, because it certainty is so true. (alundra@netos.com)

I don't feel she has ever gotten the recognition she deserves for her voice or her songwriting. (9/95, ptv@rtp.scm-metals.com)

Recommended first album:

The best of would be a good start

Recordings:

  • Karla Bonoff (1977)
  • Restless Nights (1979)
  • Wild Heart of the Young (1982)
  • New World (1988, reissued 2000)
  • All My Life: The Best of Karla Bonoff (compilation, 1999)
  • Live (live, 2007)
  • Columbia Collection (compilation, 2008)

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