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TIMMONS, CY - The World's Greatest Unknown

"Private press classical guitar & voice only masterpiece from 1974. Mastered & half-speed cut by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Vinyl pressed via RTI. "Cy Timmons, born in 1941, is 'The World's Greatest Unknown' singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. His style may be called batida Americana: unusual bossa nova technique marked by the art of guitar percussion and turning his voice into a variety of instruments such as flute, trombone, synthesizer and more. But basically, it is difficult to specify the genre where his music belongs because it has been developed individually and heavily colored by his love of American music such as cool jazz, traditional pop, early R&B and many years of entertaining in various musical venues including Café Erewhon ('Nowhere' spelled backwards) which he ran in Atlanta. Rather than an imitation of bossa nova, Cy applied the bossa concept of expressing samba alone through classical guitar and vocals to expressing good old American popular music alone and so developed a new 'traditional' American sound, a sound that was honed in part through an encounter with Judy Davis of Oakland, California, the stars' vocal coach whose students included Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Mary Martin and Barbra Streisand. He himself produced three albums of his music. On the first: Cy Timmons (1972) he was backed by a small orchestra, but the second, The World's Greatest Unknown (1974), and the third Heaven's Gate (1998), were Cy alone and show the true worth of his music that also has something in common with João Gilberto's White Album and Voz E Violão."" - Bright Size Records .
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