ESP presents Patty Waters College Tour repressed as a limited edition on Esperanto-green, 180-gram vinyl.
1. Song of Clifford 4:09
2. Hush Little Baby with Ba Ha Bad 6:32
3. Wild Is the Wind 5:53
4. Prayer 2:53
1. It Never Entered My Mind 4:26
2. Song of Life with Hush Little Baby 4:44
3. Song of the One (I Love) or Love, My Love 7:49
Ran Blake, Burton Greene, Dave Burrell, piano, Giuseppi Logan, flute, Steve Tintweiss, Perry Lind, bass, Shelly Rusten, Scobe Stroman, drums. Recorded "live" by David B. Jones in April 1966.
Patty Waters is internationally recognized as one of the first major avant-garde vocalists, cited as an influence by Yoko Ono, Diamanda Galas, and Patti Smith. Waters's first two LPs, both on ESP-Disk', had the most impact on her reputation as a fearless vocal innovator. In 1966, the year after her groundbreaking debut, Sings, appeared, the New York State Council on the Arts gave ESP-Disk' a grant to tour the five state colleges with music departments. Artists on this tour included the Sun Ra Arkestra, Burton Greene, Patty Waters, Giuseppi Logan, and Ran Blake. Accompanied by all star backup groups drawn from the participants, Patty's performances resulted in the present album, College Tour. The album, which won second place for Vocal Recording in Jazz and Pop Magazine, expands upon the vocal acrobatics that were heard on her debut.
College Tour was first reissued on vinyl by ESP-Disk' in 2009, this 2015 repressing is a 1000-copy limited edition on Esperanto-green, 180-gram vinyl.
"People ask me my influences, I would have to say Patty Waters. They say other people and I say, 'Nahh, Patty Waters, listen to Patty Waters.' I listened to her twice. That's all it took for some grain of inextricable influence." -Diamanda Galas in 1998
"One of the best fucking singers alive." - Nick Tosches in Rolling Stone: Available from 10.07.2015