Duffy Bishop has been compared to Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, and Bette Midler, but her own rocking R&B style extends beyond these comparisons. Bottled Oddities is the debut of Bishop and her band on Burnside Records and features the standout "Louisiana Flood." Duffy Bishop is an American electric blues singer and songwriter. She is in the Cascade Blues Association and Washington Blues Society Halls of Fame, and has been given a Lifetime Achievement Award by both bodies. In a career spanning over forty years, Bishop has also been a costume designer and an actress in musical theatre. To date she and her band have released seven albums.
Here's a reissue of Duffy's sophomore album "Scruffy Duffy", originally dating from 1973. Duffy's style was a rather personal blend of psychedelia, prog and hard rock, revealing influences from Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and the more pastoral side of Jethro Tull. The sound of their debut album varies from rock-n- basic roll to a gradual solid heavier sound. There are lots of loud, gritty blues rock based assaults. "Heavy Rock Progressive (and sometimes Acoustic) sounds of Duffy are featured on this very desirable album, and the group have become quite a firm favourite amongst rock and blues audiences.
These quartets are Juilliard specialties, and anyone wanting to hear this music played with a near ideal combination of virtuosity and humanity need look no further. Carter's quartets are not for the musically faint of heart: they are uncompromisingly thorny, intricate pieces that require lots of intense, dedicated listening. Very few people doubt their seriousness–or even their claims to musical greatness–but just as few people enjoy listening to them. Perhaps this spectacular set will encourage the adventurous to give them a shot. They're worth the time.