This week, I have discovered Malvina Reynolds – all thanks to Benjy. Now you might not have heard of Melvina but she was an incredible folk singer-songwriter whose song Little Boxes you must have heard.
Malvina was born in San Francisco in 1900, and is known for her songwriting as much as her political activism – as any good folk singer should be. There’s an element to early recordings that is so raw and honest that you can’t help but sit up and listen. She’s a woman with a lot to say and it certainly bears repeating.
On songs like I Don’t Mind Falling and It Isn’t Nice, there’s no escape from her message and tone. I’m all for it.
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