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1001 Albums: Eli and the Thirteenth Confession


Artist: Laura Nyro

Album: Eli and the Thirteenth Confession

Year: 1968

Length: 46:15

Genre: Pop

“No one knows the blues like lonely women do…

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1001 Albums

Fifty Year Friday: Eli and the Thirteenth Confession

“I’m not interested in conventional limitations when it comes to my songwriting” — Laura Nyro (Liner Notes to Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best of Laura Nyro <1997> 834 more words

Fifty Year Friday


Desire is hidden
up our sleeves, playing us with

Joker’s wild with make-believe
(better hide those foolish hearts)

I’ve bent everything here–prompts, forms, words, cards. 59 more words


Throwback song of the day

Eli’s Comin’. Three Dog Night right? wrong. The song was written by Laura Nyro. Laura who you ask? well, she’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 208 more words


Diane Garisto - Stoned Soul Picnic

We were in Glasgow last night for one of only two shows we’re going to at this year’s Celtic Connections festival (the twenty-fifth year now.) 157 more words


Finding Laura Nyro

One of the most enigmatic and evocative and emotionally intense songwriters ever to hit the Top 40, Laura Nyro’s career survived numerous dips and bends. Known for her late ‘60s smashes, “Wedding Bell Blues” (The 5th Dimension), “Stoned Soul Picnic” (the 5th Dimension), “Sweet Blindness” (the 5th Dimension), “And When I Die” (Peter, Paul & Mary, Blood, Sweat & Tears), “Eli’s Coming” (Three Dog Night), and “Stoney End” (Barbra Streisand), she dropped out of sight at the turn of the decade after releasing Gonna Take a Miracle with Labelle, an album length tribute to the r&b songs she grew singing on New York City subways and rooftops, harmonizing under the moon of love. 1,095 more words

Laura Nyro: Time and Love

Don’t let the devil fool you
Here comes a dove
Nothing cures like time and love

Sometime you’re going to want to catch up to the music of… 270 more words