Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Malvina Reynolds-Malvina (1972-Folk)

Reynolds is best known for Pete Seeger's versions of her compositions, songs like "Little Boxes" and "What Have They Done to the Rain." The first is included on this collection, along with 11 other uncompromisingly political songs that mark Reynolds as one of the great topical songwriters of the 60s. She has other excellent albums (including a long out-of-print Columbia LP), but this is a good place to start, allmusic guide.

Side1: Little Boxes - You'll Be A Man - The Albatross - No Room - Turn Around - The Little Red Hen.

Side2: There's A Bottom Below - Green Shadows - The Day The Freeway Froze - The Money Crop - Somewhere Between - This World.
Artists: Guitars: Malvina Reynolds, Clark Maffitt, Brian Davies, Dick Rosmini, Eric Weissberg. Bass: Steve Le Fever, Bill Lee. Drums: Michael Batts. Piano: Alex Hassilev.

Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of tickytacky
Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes all the same
There's a green one and a pink one and a blue one and a yellow one
And they're all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.

And the people in the houses all went to the university
Where they were put in boxes and they came out all the same,
And there's doctors and there's lawyers, and business executives
And they're all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.

And they all play on the golf course and drink their martinis dry,
And they all have pretty children and the children go to school
And the children go to summer camp and then to the university
Where they are put in boxes and they come out all the same.

And the boys go into business and marry and raise a family
In boxes made of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.


Blogger Eerowen said...

Thanks for this Vlasdance. Been a fan of Weeds since the first episode, and always enjoyed her "Little Boxes" as the theme during the first season.

As you may or may not know, for the second season they enlisted various modern artists to do their own interpretations. While many delivered serviceable versions, none were as great as Malvina's.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Vlasdance said...

I like her lyrics, her voice and the guitar playing...

12:04 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

I hate BOXES. She sounds like a person with a brain. Kinda the opposite of the type of people driving around Hollywood in their boxes. Bravo!

7:18 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

Songs for the Middle Young sung by Malvina with a children's chorus.

“A sheer delight for kids of all ages, from two to ninety-two...”

10:45 PM  
Blogger Dufaux said...

gone so fast : (

just watching weeds. little boxes is the titlesong. would love to hear more from her. any chance 4 a re:up?


4:03 AM  
Blogger Vlasdance said...

They keep deleting Malvina files..
so..not now...
maybe later on i will re up..

8:55 AM  
Blogger auess said...

could you pleaseee re-upload this Malvina's album and the missing 2 tracks of her first album? the two links are all dead...:(

thanks in advance.
best regards.

6:40 AM  

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