Dancing Girl: Terry Callier

Terry Callier was only recently introduced to me. I liked his voice right away.

This morning I read that Terry Callier died of cancer on October 27th at age 67. “He was a Chicago singer and songwriter who, in the 1970’s, developed an incantatory style that mingled soul, folk and jazz sounds around his mediative baritone, then decades later was rescued from obscurity when his work found new fans in Britain.”

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7 Comments on “Dancing Girl: Terry Callier”

  1. Birgit Says:

    I stumbled upon his “Cotton Eyed Joe” (1964) some years ago and immediately fell in love with his beautiful voice. It’s still magic.

  2. im6 Says:

    Completely new to me and definitely an artist I must explore as well. Sort of a cross between Richie Havens and Tim Buckley. Thanks for opening my ears!

    • Kat Says:

      I was happy to pass him along to you. He was also completely new to me, and I couldn’t imagine how I had missed him in the 70’s.

      • im6 Says:

        I think part of what blogs such as KTTC do is introduce others to new (old) music thus generating new fans and potentially new revenue. Too bad NPS doesn’t get that!

  3. Kat Says:

    That has always been my contention, even before my last blog joined Hoffa.

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