HELEN WATSON ~ A Complete (?) Discography

This discography attempts to list the original release of all the recordings which feature HELEN WATSON. All catalogue numbers refer to UK releases unless otherwise noted. Subsequent reissues are only included if they include additional material. Please write if you spot any errors or omissions. Thanks.

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hw-2.jpgHelen Watson is a unique performer whose matured voice and idiosyncratic songs are a welcome change in the world of singer-songwriters. Her magical music crosses the boundaries between blues, soul, jazz and folk.

Helen began performing on the folk-club circuit during the late ‘sixties. She was one half of a soul duo; a singer with the renowned blues band LOOSE LIPS; a member of the Manchester quartet WELL KNIT FRAMES; and was a backing singer with CARMEL on an extensive world tour. Helen’s unique style earned her an enviable reputation and much session work, which in the early 80’s led to an interest in her songwriting and a subsequent recording contract with EMI. Helen’s first album Blue Slipper was produced in Los Angeles by the legendary Glyn Johns; musicians included Albert Lee, Little Feat and Bernie Leadon. Helen toured Europe with Joe Cocker. Her second EMI album – The Weather Inside was also produced by Glyn Johns and featured a powerful duet with Andy Fairweather-Low on Hanging Out The Washing.

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