Sylvia Tyson – Gypsy Cadillac (1992)May 30, 2009
Artist: Sylvia Tyson
Release: Gypsy Cadillac
1 Heart Disease 2 Remain a Chile 3 Deeper Waters 4 Feeling Seventeen Again 5 The Sound of One Heart Breaking 6 I Walk These Rails 7 String Too Short to Save 8 Chocolate Cigarettes 9 Diamond Love 10 So Quiet Now 11 Hearts On the Fault Line 12 Gypsy Cadillac
Notes: Personnel includes: Sylvia Tyson (vocals); Albert Lee (acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin); Andrew Hardin (acoustic & electric guitars, percussion); Fats Kaplin (steel guitar, fiddle, accordion); Denis Pendrith (bass); Bucky Berger (drums, percussion); Colleen Peterson, Shirley Eikhard (background vocals).
Recorded at Metalworks, Toronto, Canada.
Sylvia Tyson, CM (born Sylvia Fricker September 19, 1940 in Chatham, Ontario, Canada), is a singer-songwriter, broadcaster, and guitarist. In the 1960s, she was half of the popular folk duo Ian and Sylvia along with her performing partner Ian Tyson (who was also her husband from 1964 to 1974.) Later in the 1960s, she and Ian Tyson also headed the country-rock band Great Speckled Bird. More recently, she has been a member of the all-female folk group Quartette.
Perhaps her best-known song was “You Were On My Mind”, which was originally recorded by Ian and Sylvia in 1964. The song became a massive hit single in the mid-1960s for the San Francisco-based folk-rock band We Five and also for the British pop singer Crispian St. Peters. It has become a rock and roll standard which has been covered numerous times, most recently by Serena Ryder in her November 2006 album If Your Memory Serves You Well.
She and Ian Tyson are the parents of the performer Clay Tyson. Sylvia has contributed offstage to the Canadian music scene as a board member of FACTOR and the Juno Awards. She also established an independent record label, Salt Music, in the late 1970s.
Sylvia Tyson was made a Member of The Order of Canada in 1994.
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