Patty Waters


Patty Waters comes alive on this legendary 1965 debut. Sings features seven ballads and a shocking version of “Black Is The Colour Of My True Love’s Hair”. With Patty’s moans, whispers, screams, and wails, this track helped cement her reputation as a vocal innovator, one whose influence extended beyond jazz to Yoko Ono and Diamanda Galas. Digitally remastered in digipak format, Sings will re-introduce the talents of this long-forgotten talent.


Patty Waters: vocals, piano
Burton Greene: piano, piano harp
Steve Tintweiss: bass
Tom Price: percussion

Track Listing

1.Moon, Don't Come Up Tonight2:592.Why Can't I Come To You2:523.You Thrill Me1:204.Sad Am I, Glad Am I1:245.Why Is Love Such A Funny Thing1:116.I Can't Forget You1:487.You Loved Me2:288.Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair13:51

All compositions by Patty Waters, ESP-Disk' Ltd. (ASCAP). Melody on "Moon, Don't Come Up Tonight" by Sally Wood,


Recorded December 19, 1965 at RLA Sound Studios, NYC. Engineering by Richard L. Alderson. Cover photograh by Charles Stewart. Production manager: Tom Abbs. Tape transfer and mastering by Steven Walcott. Design & Layout by Miles Bachman, Michael Sanzone and Fumi Tomita.

Press Quotes

"Patty Waters Sings, like so many records on the ESP-Disk label, seems to enter our world unprecedented, fully formed from a completely different and far superior place." - Perfect Sound Forever

"…it is the performance that established her as a vocal innovator" - Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

Musicians: Patty Waters / Burton Greene / Steve Tintweiss / Tom Price

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Compact Disk In Digipack with liner notes
  • Product Code: ESP1025
  • Reward Points: 300
  • Availability: In Stock
  • WAV Download $8.99
  • MP3 Download $8.99

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