Carole King - Fantasy

ppadilhappadilha 2,025 Posts
edited July 2015 in Strut Central
does the strut ride for this?



I don't know anything about her, just always assumed from looking at her album covers that she was along the lines of Joni Mitchell.

just learned about this record because a random LP I picked up down here has a portuguese version of Corazon

plaese to share Carole King heat

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  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,637 Posts
    Never got deep into her do to over saturation of her Tapestry record.

    I have great memories of watching this in 2nd grade:



    Just discovered this gem too... worth hearing.


  • she's had a very interesting, prolific career. there is even a broadway play about her. get familiar!

    how is it possible you have never heard the tapestry album?

  • HorseleechHorseleech 3,830 Posts
    1967 pop psych 45:


  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,626 Posts
    ^ that is facemelting

    fantasy and tapestry are filed - i don't listen to them often though.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    In Jr High School every girl had a copy of Tapestry (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow).
    On a recent relisten I was surprised her vocals are barely passable.

    In the early 60s she was a song writer and producer in the Brill Building. Authored or produced numerous hits, especially with the great girl groups. (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow)

    More recently she did a series of concerts at (?The Troubadour?) with James Taylor. They are on youtube and worth a listen. Turns out James Taylor is a great singer and guitarist. And King is a surprisingly inventive on piano.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    Quincy Jones covered Smackwater Jack.

  • ppadilhappadilha 2,025 Posts
    crabmongerfunk said:
    how is it possible you have never heard the tapestry album?

    blame it on me looking at the cover of her records and assuming they're all folky ballads.

    now that I've looked up her I realize I know a bunch songs off Tapestry.

    I also know this song, thanks to a young girl named Lisa Simpson:


  • djwaxondjwaxon 406 Posts
    I ride for Fantasy. But I'm a Tapestry fan too.

  • bennyboybennyboy 538 Posts
    I ride always for Bitter With The Sweet. And Chicken Soup With Rice Sendak moves.




  • LaserWolf said:
    Quincy Jones covered Smackwater Jack.

    That song pollutes Tapesty like a turd in a fish tank.

  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    LazarusOblong said:
    LaserWolf said:
    Quincy Jones covered Smackwater Jack.

    That song pollutes Tapesty like a turd in a fish tank.

    Yes it's pedestrian poop.

    She seemed to have an ever-present ability to make a bad call though.

    "It's Too Late" is a genius combination of melody, mood and execution but then that guitar solo... Stops it from being top ten GOAT for me.

    And Alice Babs did Canaan so much better too.
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