The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need

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Blair N. Cummings
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The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4R1Hzdf0Uk
I feel bad for everyone who wasn`t around and young back then.
(BTW, you`ll see - among many rare and great photos - a shot of Laura with Miles. She wanted to work with him on New York Tendaberry but he said that there was nothing he could add to it).

Blair N. Cummings
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Re: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need

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I just stumbled across this incomplete demo of a song called "In and Out" from the `66 Verve sessions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygjqSb1AjxA

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Re: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need

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The repeated piano chord progression on that demo almost predicts the so called 'Allegro' section from Jimmy Webb's MacArthur Park, still a couple of years away.

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Re: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need

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Another demo from 1966. Listening to 'Enough Of You' it just makes me wish that she'd recorded a fully realised studio version for her first album:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=szGLGRpm_gw

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