Sunday, September 5, 2021

Bonnie Koloc - You're Gonna Love Yourself In The Morning (1974 us, warm tender folk rock)

The enduring and versatile voice of Bonnie Koloc has been heard in Chicago since 1968.  For a decade, Bonnie was a pivotal act at the Earl of Old Town, drawing crowds that stood in lines around the block, hoping, at least, for a place to stand to catch the hottest act in town.  In time her folk-oriented style merged with jazz and blues, and her versatility took her to Mr. Kelly’s, a long-time Chicago landmark.  While continuing to play at the Earl, Orphans and Holstein’s, she began appearing at festivals.

Along the way she received a Governor’s Award in 1973 for Best Singer, recorded ten albums, two of them with Epic. In 1984 her career took another turn when she starred in the Public Theater’s production of The Human Comedy, first earning her the theatre World Bronze Award for Outstanding New Talent on Broadway and a Drama Critics Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

She had a minor hit with "Roll Me On the Water" from the 1974 album "You're Gonna Love Yourself in the Morning," but never achieved the national recognition many predicted for her. 
1. You're Gonna Love Yourself In The Morning (Donnie Fritts) - 2:21
2. Colors Of The Sun (Jackson Browne) - 3:09
3. Crazy Mary (Mike Smith) - 3:10
4. Children's Blues (Bonnie Koloc) - 3:55
5. Guilty Of Rock And Roll (Neil Goldberg) - 3:18
6. Roll Me On The Water (Bonnie Koloc) - 3:48
7. I Have To Say I Love You In A Song (Jim Croce) - 2:50
8. 25th Of December (Bonnie Koloc) - 2:32
9. The Lion Tamer (Bonnie Koloc) - 2:59
10.Mother Country (Jack Smith, Jerry Liliedahl) - 3:35

*Bonnie Koloc - Guitar, Vocals
*David Briggs - Piano
*Jerry Carrigan - Drums
*Johnny Christopher - Guitar
*Jim Colvard - Guitar
*Steve Goodman - Guitar
*Mike Leech - Bass
*Larrie Londin - Drums
*Kenny Malone - Drums
*Farrell Morris - Percussion
*Norbert Putnam - Bass
*Billy Sanford - Guitar
*Henry Strzelecki - Bass
*Pete Wade - Guitar
*Reggie Young - Guitar