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Thread #142992   Message #3917679
Posted By: GUEST,Worldcapers
16-Apr-18 - 01:28 PM
Thread Name: 2015 Obit: What Became of Tia Blake?
Subject: RE: 2015 Obit: What Became of Tia Blake?
I have just found by chance this wonderful recording of Tia Blake 'Folksongs and Ballads' on YouTube and like so many immediately went on a search to find out more about this wonderful refreshing singer wondering why I had not heard of her before. Her singing is so pure and fresh that I thought it must be a contemporary recording of one of the new wave folk singers. I was so surprised to find it was a 1971 recording made in Paris. So I've spent the afternoon searching for more information and am so glad to have found this thread with her mother's lovely words. May she rest in peace and her legacy live on. I sincerely hope her mother's wish to publish her writings in full is successful. From what I have read and heard Tia was an extraordinarily gifted person with a beautiful voice and the gift of storytelling. Thank you to all those who contributed information. I for one think her own story would make a wonderful film accompanied by her own music. A fitting memorial!