Break-A-Way: The Songs of Jackie Deshann / Various [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import)
The latest in Ace's ongoing "Songwriter Series", Jackie DeShannon evolved from a teenage rockabilly wannabe into a founder of the folk-rock movement. Before her breakthrough as a recording star, she was also one of the most in-demand songwriters of the 60's, providing material for everyone from Brenda Lee to the Byrds. She remains well known in the UK, via her associations with Jimmy Page, Van Morrison and the Searchers. The recent CD release of most of Jackie's own albums has aroused considerable interest in "the songs she gave away". Here are more than two dozen of the best, including two rare songs co-written with Jimmy Page. Almost half of these tracks are new to CD - among them a rare 1960's demo from Jackie's own personal collection that has never been heard before.