Joy of Cooking
Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Eclectic rock, folk/rock
Band is no longer together
Toni Brown and Terry Garthwaite have also performed independently, both as soloists and together. Terry Garthwaite is still performing as a solo artist.
Original, especially for their time.
This late, lamented, early-'70s band from Berkeley exemplifies what sociologists call emergent properties: They combine rock, folk, jazz, Latin, blues and country elements into a whole that exceeds the sum of its parts. In going beyond their musical antecedents in this manner, they would appear to have something in common with a certain upstate New York resident of our acquaintance :-). They enjoy historical as well as musical significance, moreover—their gender-integrated, female-fronted organizational structure is generally considered to have been innovative for its time. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
American Originals: Joy of Cooking is the only one now in general release
American Originals: Joy of Cooking
1993—Capitol (USA)—CDP 0777 7 99355 2 9
Harder to find
Terry Garthwaite—lead vocal, guitar
Compilation produced by Todd Everett (The Joy of Cooking albums were produced by John Paladino, the Nashville one by Wayne Moss, and the unreleased one by Michael Stewart)
Compilation of old material first released 1971-73, including all the albums listed above, as well as Cross-Country (Toni and Terry recording in Nashville, 1973), and an unreleased album without Toni Brown, Same Old Song and Dance (1973).
Thanks to Mitch Pravatiner for work on this entry
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