Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 27, 1975 · Page 105
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 105

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 27, 1975
Page 105
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Sarah Sandy captivates 'Inn' audiences By J. I'. Rool Some of you may have been disappointed last Sunday that Elvis Presley had taken the space I promised for Sarah Sandy. I'm sorry that happened, but here -- a week late -- is a little information on Ms. Sarah Lee. Sarah Sandy turned 19 during the week I would have been writing about her for last Sunday. She has been singing in Charleston since her high school days, and she continues to improve. Ms. Sandy was a member of a rock band which played frequently at the third floor of the Athletic Club. She was the band's spark, and when she tired and quit because the band lacked dedication, it folded. Sarah Sandy sings with maturity that is surprising in one her age. Her voice is deep and delightful and she can transform nearly any song into a gem. She is not adept yet at country and western music, but she says that's because she doesn't really like CW. After one of her shows recently at the Top of the Inn - she performs there nightly except Sunday with the house band - she talKed about herself, her singing and her future. Nearly any kind of music fascinates her, she said - except country. "I don't really like most of it." she said. "Except country-rock. The Eagles. I guess, might be country. I like them all right." Ms. Sandy is being coached by Bob Thompson of the Bob Thompson Trio, the Inn's house band. She is exploring different material, choosing the songs she likes, learning the type of tune she's comfortable with, and polishing her delivery. Though she has had no formal voice training -- and doesn't want any -- she is capable of handling manv different styles. "A voice Freaksliow teacher, unless you get a really good one, is capable of runing your style," she said. "They sometimes seem to want to make you over to suit them. I don't want that to happen to me." Instead, she's listening to music, trying herself on any that interests her, and improving almost daily. Sarah Sandy is undoubtedly the most.exciting local talent today. She is exciting in performance the way Cher or Bette Midler is exciting--she captivates the audience. And if she chooses to just stand and sing, as she often does, the eyes stay with her. Her fine voice on the opening of "Do You Wanna Dance" rivets the ear. It is incredible. During the performance which preceeded our interview, Sarah stood stockstill most of the' time. Asked about it later, she conceded that she did it for two reasons: "I'm still nervous," she said, "and these shoes are too high, I'm afraid I'll fall off." The honesty is refreshing. Because she is so young and because she has been singing for quite a while, Ms. Sandy has been in violation of the law on occasion. One time she was singing in a private club and was only 17 years old. It was illegal for her to be there, so special arrangemens were made. "They put a chair for me in the passageway out of the club," she said, "so that technically I was not on the premises." Several. record companies have had scouts eyeing Ms. Sandy's act -- an MGM scout accompanied the Gazette's Martha Smith to the club on more than one occasion -- but she remains unsigned to any label. A smart record company would put her under contract and keep her at the club for another year or so and just let her improve. When she's ready -- and she'll know when she is--she will be fantastic. » MENTIONED up there somewhere was the group called The Eagles. The band will appear in concert at Charleston Civic Center at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Formerly backup musicians for Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles is one of the best American bands around. It plays excellent country-rock music, and its albums have been jewels. "Desperados" is one of the best pop albums ever done. It possesses continuity, style, fervor and excitement lacking in most vinyl creations, it is not plastic in any way. It is a concept album that is perfectly executed. The band's new album, "One of These Nights" is another excellent effort. The title song and "Lying Eyes," especially, are dazzlers. Dave Mason, formerly of Traffic, is opening the show, and it ought to be one of the better ones this sea- The syndicated series features music and views of some of rock's .big name acts. Led Zeppelin is featured in today's program. Other scheduled interviews and their air dates include: Aug. 3~Loggins and Messina Aug. 10--Jefferson Starship Aug. 17-Rod Stewart and Faces Aug. 24-Bad Company Aug. 31--Billy Preston Sept. 7-Gregg Alman Sept. 14-Jethro Toll Sept. 21--Harry Nilsson Sept. 28~Bachman-Turner Overdrive Oct. 5--Dave Mason Oct. 12-Joe Cocker Oct. 19--Alice Cooper. Each show will be broadcast in the 8:30 to 10 p.m. slot. 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