Ann Wilson recently recalled her days before joining Heart. Her next release will go back to the archives from those days.
Ann said, "Before joining Heart, I fronted a band called Daybreak. We played in bars and clubs on military bases until late 1968...
"On January 9th, 1969 the band recorded two 45 rpm recordings (two records – four sides)... [and] Seattle’s own Topaz Records released a limited pressing as Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks. They got the name wrong at the pressing plant, but who cares? We made records! There were four sides to fill and only 3 country songs, so we were able to record the first song ever written by [my sister] Nancy and I, 'Through Eyes and Glass‘ as the fourth track.”
"These are my first recordings ever…”She added, “"Listening now, my voice sounds high and naive and you can hear the influences of Judy Garland, Peggy Lee and Patsy Cline my mother played at home growing up. I remember feeling scared and shy at first behind the microphone but soon something else took over!..."
Ann will be releasing those songs as a limited-edition EP through her website AnnWilson.com. The EP will also contain "Standing Watching You," "I’m Gonna’ Drink My Hurt Away" and "Wonder How I Managed."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]