Roberta Vandervort and Sally Townes: Vinyl LPFORLP003
Label: Forager Records
Release Date: 25th March
Some of that white silk gown good living AOR disco funk from our favourite new reissue label Forager. An immaculate compilation from two private press singer-songwriters from 77-83, Roberta and Sally never met but they are expertly paired together here as sisters of soft yacht rock, jazz, soul and mellow funk.
For those who dig: the sound of living well, giving the feeling of 70s excess and soft seductive disco yacht rock.
To enter the world of Sally Townes and Roberta Vandervort is to be swept away into a dimension of unique sound. Embellishments of smoldering jazz-funk, seductive soft rock, breezy AOR, and misty folk, all paint a picture of the worlds which they inhabited; from the endless flat expanse of Dallas, the hot and humid bustle of a Bourbon Street night club, to the late-night buzz of a Los Angeles studio session.
While Sally Townes and Roberta Vandervort never crossed paths in our reality, their supernatural union on this compilation feels like the meeting of old, yet familiar friends, set in a parallel dimension with lives intertwined. The songs feel like old friends, too — a comforting time capsule of the popular sounds of the era, yet offering something completely new. Bridged by the striking similarities in their musical confidence, vocal conviction, and boundless creativity, both women encapsulate an uncompromising passion for living, loving, and creating on their own terms.
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