RECORD STORE DAY 2018 > Tia Blake - Paris and Montreal Demos, 1973-1976

Tia Blake

Paris and Montreal Demos, 1973-1976


Release Date: 4/21/2018
Format: 10" Vinyl
Label: Yep Roc Records
Quantity: 500
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release


These demo recordings are an invaluable addition to the unique catalog of material written and recorded by early 1970’s folk singer Tia Blake, best known for her lost classic album Folksongs and Ballads, released on the small French SFP label in 1971.  Born Christiana Elizabeth Wallman April 13, 1952 in Columbus, Georgia, Tia moved to Paris when she was 18 years old, where she learned how to play acoustic guitar and was introduced to Michel Bachelet and Jean-Paul Smets, the owner and A&R manager of  SFP, who asked her to record her first album.  Recorded in Montreal and Paris, this 10" EP features demos of traditional ballads and original songs by Blake and has been remastered from original tapes. First time on vinyl.

Side A Montreal 1976, CBC Studio A: My Father is a Lonely Man (2:24), Yellow Hair (2:53) Country Boy (3:20)
Side B Paris 1973: Betty and Dupree (2:56), Hangman (2:59) Traditional. Child Ballad #95, White Bird (2:14), Wish I was a Single Girl Again (2:53) , Wish I was a Single Girl Again (Rehearsal) (1:12)