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The Laura Nyro Songbook

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I always say that an artist is a person who can make 1+1=3. Anyone can make it add up to 2 but an artist adds a part of themselves to the equation and make it equal 3. I love every song and every performance on this playlist. Laura Nyro was an incredible artist, a woman who could craft music and lyrics and create perfect songs in almost any genre. She was born in The Bronx (as was I) and made her first money in the music business when she sold her song "And When I Die" to Peter, Paul And Mary for $5000. And despite all the great songs that she wrote, her biggest chart hit was a cover of "Up On The Roof." Among her favorite musicians were John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Pete Seeger, Curtis Mayfield, Van Morrison, and girl groups such as The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas and the Shirelles. When David Geffen was her manager they started a publishing company with the name "Tuna Fish Music." She was an original. She had soul and depth and could cast the blues as well as any of her contemporaries. She wrote an incredible number of hit songs for other people and a few of them are included here. Nyro died of ovarian cancer in Danbury, Connecticut, on April 8, 1997, at the age of 49; the same disease had claimed the life of her mother at the same age.

SONG LYRICS SAVE
And When I Die by Laura Nyro lyrics
Up On The Roof (Live) by Laura Nyro lyrics
Wedding Bells Blues by Laura Nyro lyrics
Save The Country by Laura Nyro lyrics
In The Country Way by Laura Nyro lyrics
When I Was A Freeport And Y... by Laura Nyro lyrics
Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp by Laura Nyro lyrics
Stoned Soul Picnic by The Fifth Dimension lyrics
Spanish Harlem by Laura Nyro lyrics
(You Make Me Feel Like) A N... by Laura Nyro lyrics
The Bells by LaBelle lyrics
It's Gonna Take A Miracle by Laura Nyro lyrics
New York Tendaberry by Laura Nyro lyrics
Children Of The Junks by Laura Nyro lyrics
Money by Laura Nyro lyrics
Sweet Blindness by Laura Nyro lyrics
Sophia by Laura Nyro lyrics
Broken Rainbow by Laura Nyro lyrics
Stoney End by Barbra Streisand lyrics
Medley: I'm So Proud/Dedica... by Laura Nyro lyrics
To A Child by Laura Nyro lyrics
Eli's Coming (Single Version) by Three Dog Night lyrics
Medley: Ain't Nothing Like ... by Laura Nyro lyrics
And When I Die by Blood, Sweat & Tears lyrics

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