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Phoebe Snow ‎– Rock Away -1981- Pop Rock (vinyl)

Phoebe Snow ‎– Rock Away -1981- Pop Rock (vinyl)

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Phoebe Snow ‎– Rock Away -1981- Pop Rock (vinyl)

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She was born in New York City in 1950,[1] and raised in a musical household in which Delta bluesBroadway show tunesDixieland jazzclassical music, and folk music recordings were played around the clock. Her father, Merrill Laub, an exterminator by trade, had an encyclopedic knowledge of American film and theater and was also an avid collector and restorer of antiques. Her mother, Lili Laub, was a dance teacher who had performed with the Martha Graham group.[5]

Snow grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, and graduated from Teaneck High School in 1968.[6] She subsequently attended Shimer College in Mount Carroll, Illinois, but did not graduate.[7] As a student, she carried her prized Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar from club to club in Greenwich Village, playing and singing on amateur nights. Her stage name came from a fictional advertising character created in the early 1900s for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, in which Phoebe Snow was a young woman dressed all in white, emphasizing the cleanliness of Lackawanna passenger trains whose locomotives burned anthracite coal, which created less soot than bituminous coal.[8]

Between 1975 and 1978 Snow was married to Phil Kearns (who later came out as gay), and on December 10, 1975, her daughter, Valerie Rose, was born with severe brain damage. Snow resolved not to institutionalize Valerie, and cared for her at home until Valerie died on March 19, 2007, at the age of 31. Snow's efforts to care for Valerie nearly ended her career.She continued to take voice lessons, and she studied opera informally.

In her later years she embraced Buddhism.

Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~9 slight age wear
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10 
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10) 
all are - 10
BIN # 1

Label:Mirage ‎– XWTG 19297
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album 
Style:Pop Rock


A1 Cheap Thrills
A2 Baby Please
A3 Gasoline Alley
A4 Rock Away
A5 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
B1 Games
B2 Down In The Basement
B3 Shoo-Rah Shoo-Rah
B4 Something Good
B5 I Believe In You
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