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Wendy & Bonnie - Genesis

  • Wendy & Bonnie

    Genesis LP (1969)

    Skye Records

Ranked #199 in the Soul Strut 200

Cult 60s soft rock album with folk and psychedelic overtones.  Wendy and Bonnie were teenage sisters discovered in San Francisco by Latin jazz great Cal Tjader in the late 60s.  They were signed to his Skye label (co-owned by Gary McFarland and Gabor Szabo). McFarland produced the record adding his signature dreamy pop psych arrangements over Wendy & Bonnie's unique vocal harmonies.  This album would later be an inspiration to groups like Stereolab.  Highlights include "The Winter is Cold" which breaks down into a neat psych funk freakout,  the groovy "You Keep Hanging Up on My Mind",  and the lead off cut "Let Yourself Go Another Time".  Unfortunately, Skye records folded soon after this release so Wendy and Bonnie never put out another record only appearing on others.


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