Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cara Mia

I sure do love Cara Stewart. Admittedly, her records nearly all sound fairly similar, each of them being structured along one of about three or four templates, but each of those are such great templates, with Lee Hudson usually playing a low-rent Les Paul to her sultry Mary Ford. Today's offering has the fairly ridiculous title, "What Time Does the Last Moon Leave?", and it appeared on the little known "Advance Records" label.

You might be fascinated to learn that, based on an ad in Billboard that the author of these two songs took out, this record dates not to the 1950's or even the 1960's, but some time in late 1970 or early 1971. It was, says the ad "very apropos for the moon shot" (the first of which, of course, had been 18 months earlier, a time delay which is actually quite "timely", in terms of how quickly song-poem musicians keep up with trends).

The flip side is more of the same, in terms of the sound, and is titled "My Ladder of Dreams".


Stu Shea said...

she loves him awfully?!?

Sammy Reed said...

Early-70's?!? Does that make this the latest Cara Stewart you have here?
I'd LOVE to think she kept going at it for another 5 years, so she could've given us some disco (ala Bobbi Blake) - but, I'm afraid this company may have been stuck in the "Halmark rut", as it were, and this is where the musical evolutionary scale stops. At least Norm Burns' last records sounded half-"modern", so who knows what may have gone in Cara's "second-go-while"?