JOY IS BACK!
Awesome--the Joy of Cooking is alive and well--on
Terry Garthwaite and Toni Brown have just
assembled assortment of live
and previously unreleased studio
recordings in a double CD package, entitled "Back to Your Heart."
This CD package highlights the passion of live
brought the band national acclaim
and an enduring fan base, and
chronicles the early beginnings of the Joy sound. Disc One
the intimate bare-bones sound of the voices, and moves through the
development of the band
and the flowering of the music. Disc
through a joyous live concert, then concludes with
a back-to basics
contemporary live recording of Terry's "Harmonizered" vocal.
The Joy of Cooking was a Berkeley-based band of eclectic
who made infectious music
in the late 60s and
early 70s. The sound is
rooted in the voices, the songs, the music of its two
women members and
driven by a propelling, innovative three-man rhythm section.
The SF Chronicle's Jon Carroll described the band as "a
rock and roll band, half ballads
and half boogie, with a driving rhythm
section fronted by two swell women, Toni Brown (a smart,
songwriter who could evoke sentiment without sentimentality) and Terry
sings like an angel with dirty wings."