who sang sunshine pop laced with a little bit o' soul.
passed. (Cool! Maybe she also spent some time
in Portwenn and met Doc Martin and Louisa!)
Others think the band's name came from a
tavern called the Picketty Witch Inn
located in Yeovil, Somerset.
usually sounded like she was singing with a head cold,
but it was that distinctive nasal quality that set her
apart, endeared listeners and invited comparisons
to America's sultry soul siren Dionne Warwick.
favorite songs by Pickettywitch are the ones
"Days I Remember" is one example
and "There He Goes" is another.
(from 1970 album Pickettywitch,
released on single February 1971 as
B side of "Waldo P. Emerson Jones")
#5 on the UK chart (#67/#40 U.S.) and led
to regular appearances on Top of the Pops.
June/July 1970, highest chart position
#67 U.S. Hot 100/#40 Cash Box
duo called Sweet Dreams. The pair had an international
hit with a worthy cover of the ABBA's "Honey Honey."
"Honey Honey" - Sweet Dreams
(August 1974, highest chart position #68 U.S.
#10 UK/#14 Ireland/#42 Germany
Live on Top of the Pops
P O L L Y B R O W N
( B R O W N E )
The following year, as a solo act, Polly scored a much bigger
hit in America with her signature song, the thumping,
pre-disco dance favorite "Up In a Puff of Smoke."
The proof's in the puffin' and in the grooves of these pleasing platters. You are a very good witch indeed, Polly Brown!
Have a Shady day!