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Lynne Hughes

Lynne Hughes was the business lead singer from the late-’60s SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Bay Region music group Tongue and Groove, mining the field between folk, blues, and rock and roll, in somewhat the same way as fellow Bay Region feminine singers Tracy Nelson and Janis Joplin (or, from beyond the Bay Region, Maria Muldaur). Hughes acquired a far more old-timey ragtime tilt to her vocals than some of those various other singers do, and was the most prominent existence on Tongue and Groove’s reasonable, self-titled past due-’60s album. Ahead of that, she have been something of the auxiliary person in the Charlatans, carrying out some singing as well as documenting with them without having to be the official group member. Hughes acquired entered music being a folk musician in Seattle in the first ’60s prior to going towards the Bay Region. In 1965, she was carrying out at the Crimson Pet Saloon in Virginia Town, NV, the same location where in fact the Charlatans got a long-running residency. She’d play acoustic guitar and sing business lead on the few tracks with them, such as for example “Sidetrack” and “Seriously in my own Kitchen,” and trained them the British madrigal “I Noticed Her,” that was one of their finest recordings (though not really officially released until 1996). She also performed and sang on some demos they do for Kama Sutra in early 1966; two which she sang, “Sidetrack” and “Devil Got My Man,” show up on the 1996 Compact disc compilation The Amazing Charlatans. The Charlatans links transported to Tongue and Groove, which also presented previous Charlatans pianist Mike Ferguson; their Tongue on Groove album got bass by Charlatan Richie Olsen, and a music by ex-Charlatan Dan Hicks. Hughes continued to sing with Stoneground in the first ’70s.

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