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Patty Waters

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Generally overlooked during her brief saving career within the mid-’60s, Patty Waters has become appreciated being a vocal innovator in not only jazz, yet contemporary music all together. A lot of her repertoire was presented with to hushed piano single ballads, where her tone of voice could fade to some whisper which was hardly audible. What actually attracted attention had been her avant-garde outings, where she extended and mutated her tone of voice with contorted shrieks and wails that might be downright blood-curdling. Producing an unsettling impact that is not for everyone, Waters must be known as a vocalist that has examined the limitations of the actual human voice is normally capable of, in the same way as fellow pioneers Joan LaBarbara and Yoko Ono. Waters’ early affects were the pretty common ones of Billie Vacation, Nancy Wilson, and Anita O’Day. After shifting to NY in the first ’60s, she was noticed within a nightclub by Albert Ayler, who suggested her towards the renowned experimental jazz label ESP. The very first aspect of her 1965 debut (Sings) was presented with over completely to self-composed single piano miniatures, departing listeners relatively unprepared for the next aspect, which consisted exclusively of her 13-tiny interpretation of “Dark May be the Color of My Accurate Love’s Locks.” Building into hair-raising screams and vocal improvisations, augmented by way of a small, free of charge jazz combo, it continues to be the performance that she actually is most observed. Waters, sadly, just recorded yet another record, the live University Tour, just a couple months later. A far more determinedly avant-garde work than her debut, it highlighted completely different (and mainly self-composed) tracks than her debut. Waters frequently eschewed words entirely for wordless moan-scats and wails, and chosen a fuller music group backing, including performances by pianists Went Blake and Burton Greene. Apart from a following appearance as an associate from the Marzette W Ensemble on the 1968 LP, nothing at all else was noticed from Waters on record until 1996. Her mystique was improved over the years with the rarity of her two ESP discs, that have been recently reissued on Compact disc in Germany.

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Full Name Patty Waters
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Music Songs Why Can't I Come to You, Moon, Don't Come Up Tonight, You Thrill Me, Song of Clifford, Hush Little Baby With Ba Ha Bad, Wild Is the Wind, Sad Am I, Glad Am I, Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair, Don't Explain, It Never Entered My Mind, When Your Lover Has Gone, Why Is Love Such a Funny Thing, Fine And Mellow, Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe, I've Got A Crush On You, Mean To Me, Please Make Love To Me, Song of Life With Hush Little Baby, My Foolish Heart, Song of the One Or Love, My Love, Jax Beer Commercial, I Love You Honey, Nature Boy, I'll Be Around / It's Easy to Remember / You've Changed, He's Funny That Way, You Loved Me, Old Devil Moon, Touched By Rodin In A Paris Museum, At Last I Know, Love Is The Warmth Of Togetherness, Fascinating Rhythm, I Got It Bad - In My Solitude
Albums Patty Waters Sings, College Tour, Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe: Live In San Francisco 2002, Love Songs, Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe, You Thrill Me: A Musical Odyssey 1960 - 1979, You Thrill Me


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#Fact
1 Sister of Victoria Hearst.
2 Aunt of Amanda Hearst.
3 Her French bulldog, Diva, won a ribbon at the Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show on February 11, 2008.
4 Her great-grandfather, George Hearst, is a character portrayed by actor Gerald McRaney on the HBO series Deadwood (2004).
5 Warren Zevon's song, "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner", makes a reference to Patty Hurst's participation in the SLA bank robbery. There's a line at the end of the song: "Patty Hearst heard the burst of Roland's Thompson gun and bought it".
6 Danny Elfman's band, then still called "The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo", wrote a song about the whole Patty Hearst ordeal, called "You Got Your Baby Back". It was released as a 2 track single in 1976 and is also known as "The Patty Hearst Song".
7 Is portrayed by Natasha Richardson in Patty Hearst (1988)
8 The indie rock band Camper Van Beethoven's 1988 album "Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart" takes its name from a reference to Hearst in one of the SLA's press manifestos. The album also includes "Tania," a love song to Hearst.
9 Daughters Lydia Hearst and Gillian Hearst-Shaw were a part of the Toys for Tots holiday party in New York. [December 2002]
10 Married her former bodyguard. Changed her name to 'Tania' when she was kidnapped and brainwashed by the Symbionese Liberation Army and experienced Stockholm Syndrome
11 Daughter Lydia Hearst is a Ford model.
12 Granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, and daughter of Randolph Hearst
13 The punk band The Misfits wrote a song called "She" about Patty Hearst
14 Has two daughters, Gillian Hearst-Shaw and Lydia Hearst.
15 Was a cheerleader at Sacred Heart School in Menlo Park, California.
16 Her part in the armed robbery of the Hibernia Bank (now a Bank of America branch) took place at 1450 Noriega Street in San Francisco's Sunset District. She was finally arrested in San Francisco at 625 Morse Street, not far from the Cow Palace. Her defense attorney would be F. Lee Bailey who, by many accounts, lost the case because he permitted his client to take the stand.
17 On February 4, 1974 she was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) and held captive for over two months in cramped studio apartment #6 at 1827 Golden Gate Avenue near the University of San Francisco.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Veronica Mars 2006 TV Series Selma Hearst Rose
A Dirty Shame 2004 Paige
Second Best 2004 Alana
Tripping the Rift 2004 TV Series Haffa Dozen
Son of the Beach 2001 TV Series Digger's Mother
Cecil B. DeMented 2000 Fidget's Mom
Pecker 1998 Lynn Wentworth
Boston Common 1996 TV Series Mom
Bio-Dome 1996 Doyle's Mother
The Adventures of Pete & Pete 1996 TV Series Mrs. Kretchmar
Frasier 1994 TV Series Janice
Serial Mom 1994 Juror #8
Cry-Baby 1990 Wanda's Mother

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Notorious Destinations with Patricia Hearst 2003 TV Mini-Series writer
Patty Hearst 1988 book "Every Secret Thing"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pottersville 2016 executive producer post-production
Notorious Destinations with Patricia Hearst 2003 TV Mini-Series producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 100 Greatest Musicals 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Patti Hearst)
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase 2002 TV Movie Herself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Hugh Hefner 2001 TV Special Herself
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Presenter (uncredited)
In Bad Taste 2000 TV Special documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner 2000 TV Movie Herself
Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story 2000 Documentary Herself
Politically Incorrect 2000 TV Series Herself - panelist
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996 TV Series Herself
Vicki! 1992 TV Series Herself
Film '72 1989 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Experience 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst 2004 Documentary Herself
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Cronkite Remembers 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself (in bank survellance footage) (uncredited)
Fame in the Twentieth Century 1993 TV Series documentary Herself (uncredited)
Memories of 1970-1991 1991 TV Series documentary Herself
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1976 TV Series documentary Herself
The Seventies 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
America's Dark Secrets Documentary 2011 Documentary short
Mysteries at the Museum 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Herself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Herself

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