Music: End of Night

Each year some 4,500 different pop albums appear. Breaking in a new recording act, therefore, usually involves a lot of promotional hoopla. Yet Phoebe Snow, the 1974 Shelter LP, arrived unheralded by the trade-magazine campaigns and autographed T shirts that seem to be the star machine's favorite propaganda weapons. A few disc jockeys liked what they heard and began playing the record. Eventually people were talking about the girl with the willowy voice, so supple that she would wrap it around a note, bend it, put a spin on it, and then zoom up...

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