Goldie and the Gingerbreads - Compilation
Genya Ravan, born Genyusha Zelkowitz [and known also as Goldie Zelkowitz, the name on her solo album of 1974] started her career in what is often cited as the first all-female rock band signed to a major record label [Atlantic Records], and in my researching and writing about Ravan I came across these photos as well as a compilation of the band's work. It's no surprise to hear Ravan's voice cutting such a distinctive sound in these pop and R'n'B tunes from the early 60s.
As I've said, I don't believe she is as well know as is deserved, and this in spite of the vocal genius, the iconoclastic early career, her subsequent music production and, I believe, film work. I hope these brief references encourage anyone who reads to seek out some of her music.