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Gale Garnett - My Kind of Folk Songs (1964)

 Gale Garnett - My Kind of Folk Songs (1964)

Gale Garnett - My Kind of Folk Songs (1964)

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Gale Garnett - My Kind of Folk Songs (1964)
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Gale Zoe Garnett is a New Zealand-born Canadian singer best known in the United States for her Grammy-winning folk hit 'We'll Sing In The Sunshine'. Garnett has since carved out a career as a writer and actress. She made her public singing debut in 1960, while at the same time pursuing an acting career, making guest appearances on television shows. She made her New York nightclub debut in 1963, was signed by RCA Victor Records, and recorded her debut album, 'My Kind of Folk Songs' (1964)...
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Gale Garnett And The Gentle Reign 1968/1969

Gale Garnett And The Gentle Reign  1968/1969


The daughter of a carnival worker father, Gale Garnett was born in New Zealand but moved with her family to the United Kingdom, then to Canada at the age of 11.
Her father died when she was 12, and at 14 she ran away to New York City to pursue an acting career. There she attended the High School of Performing Arts and appeared in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. After moving to Los Angeles in the early 1960s, Garnett landed guest roles on such popular TV shows as Bonanza and 77 Sunset Strip, as well as a voiceover part in the hit film The Pink Panther (1963).
Garnett put her acting career on hold in 1963 after a singing engagement at a New York nightclub resulted in a recording contract with RCA.

Gale Garnett And The Gentle Reign  1968/1969


Shortly afterwards, she wrote and recorded the hit song We’ll Sing In The Sunshine.
In 1968 Garnett left her folk roots behind, embarking on a whole new direction and recruiting The Gentle Reign to back her timely foray into the world of psych-rock.
Two offbeat and largely forgotten late 60s albums for CBS resulted, which survive as bona fide collectors’ items from the heyday of the Haight Ashbury era.
Sporting a vocal style somewhere between Bobbie Gentry and Grace Slick, Garnett and friends turned out an eclectic mix of styles on both albums that effortlessly moved between trippy psych, folk rock, pop and most points in-between.

An Audience With The King Of Wands 1968

Gale Garnett And The Gentle Reign  1968/1969


Sausalito Heliport 1969

Gale Garnett And The Gentle Reign  1968/1969

Both albums recorded in the late '60s by the sultry vocalist with backing from the Gentle Reign, a mere smidgen of the woman's immense and unique talent. Like a lot of Folk-Pop performers who began their careers in the early- to-mid-'60s, by the end of the decade Gale Garnett seemed to have drifted into the Rock and Psychedelic scene, hooking up with the band the Gentle Reign to cut two bizarre albums for CBS: An Audience with the King of Wands (1968) and Sausalito Heliport (1969). Singer, journalist, actress (from cult '60s movie Mad Monster Party to My Big Fat Greek Wedding), star of Scopitones (check Youtube for some delights!), Gale Zoe Garnett is a marvel and a one-off. 


Gale Garnett - The Many Faces Of Gale Garnett

Gale Garnett - The Many Faces Of Gale Garnett


Best known for her Grammy-winning folk hit "We'll Sing in the Sunshine," Gale Garnett later carved out a long-lived career as a writer and actress.

Gale Zoë Garnett was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on July 17, 1942; her family moved to Canada when she was 11, and she made her public singing debut in 1960. In 1964, Garnett scored a Top Five pop hit with her original composition "We'll Sing in the Sunshine," and recorded her debut album, My Kind of Folk Songs, for RCA Victor. Riding the success of "We'll Sing in the Sunshine," which won a Grammy for Best Folk Recording, Garnett continued to record through the rest of the '60s, eventually breaking into psych-pop with a backing band called the Gentle Reign.

Toward the end of the 1960s, she also began appearing in feature films and on television shows, usually in supporting roles. In subsequent years, Garnett also branched out into journalism, writing essays, columns, and book reviews for various newspapers and magazines. Additionally, she wrote and performed two one-person theater pieces, Gale Garnett & Company and Life After Latex.

Gale Garnett - The Many Faces Of Gale Garnett

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