Playing tracks by
Terry Callier, Beth Orton ft Terry Callier, Terry Callier ft Paul Weller, Hardkandy ft Terry Callier, Massive Attack ft. Terry Callier and more.
I heard the sad news that Folk singer and Acid Jazz star Terry Callier passed away this week at the age of 67. He had apparently been suffering with throat cancer. I first became aware of Terry's music in the late nineties and have been a fan ever since.
He began his career as a singer in the 60's and 70's blending folk, jazz and soul. In the late seventies, dissilusioned with the music business he quit to become a computer programmer.
In the 1990's Terry was re-discovered by the Acid Jazz record label. Much to Callier's surprise the British Mod/Northern Soul scene had sparked an interest in some of his material. There was particular interest in the overlooked 1983 single released on Chicago's Erect label "I Don't want to see myself (without you)". This culminated in Acid Jazz re-releasing the single.
Read the full blog post at: http://musicformodernliving.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/a-tribute-to-the-music-of-terry-callier/