Patty Waters comes alive on this legendary 1965 debut. Sings features seven ballads and a shocking version of “Black Is The Colour Of My True Love’s Hair”. With Patty’s moans, whispers, screams, and wails, this track helped cement her reputation as a vocal innovator, one whose influence extended beyond jazz to Yoko Ono and Diamanda Galas. Digitally remastered in digipak format, Sings will re-introduce the talents of this long-forgotten talent.
Patty Waters: vocals, piano
Burton Greene: piano, piano harp
Steve Tintweiss: bass
Tom Price: percussion
released January 1, 1966
Recorded December 19, 1965 at RLA Sound Studios, NYC. Engineering by Richard L. Alderson. Cover photograh by Charles Stewart. Production manager: Tom Abbs. Tape transfer and mastering by Steven Walcott. Design & Layout by Miles Bachman, Michael Sanzone and Fumi Tomita.
"Patty Waters Sings, like so many records on the ESP-Disk label, seems to enter our world unprecedented, fully formed from a completely different and far superior place." - Perfect Sound Forever
"…it is the performance that established her as a vocal innovator" - Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide