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Janis Ian’s first record
November 16, 2007, 3:31 pm
Filed under: folk, jews, records, wfmu record fair | Tags: , , ,

Janis Ian – s/t (1967)

Another record fair find…

She was 15, having just legally emancipated herself from her parents. She was 23 when her seventh album, with “At Seventeen,” was released in 1975.

Social commentary of an erstwhile high school girl living on the West Side of Manhattan. From the liner notes:

“She listens to a lot of music– Beatles, jazz, Billie Holiday, Barbra Streisand. ‘I listen sporadically to Dylan, because I get too involved…'”

“Society’s Child”

Sadly, this album is no longer in print in its original format, and is instead replaced by a three-disc compilation of her early years, but a few original copies are floating around.

janis ian

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