Song of the Day: Laurel Massé, “Scotch And Soda”

Happy 71st birthday to chanteuse Laurel Massé. She was working as a waitress in New York City when she took a taxi driven by Tim Hauser, who was looking to re-form The Manhattan Transfer. She was with the group from 1972 to 1979, when she was in a car accident, which she took as a sign and left the group. She’s recorded several solo albums since then. This cover of “Scotch And Soda” was part of a 1977 appearance on The Old Grey Whistle Test.

18 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Laurel Massé, “Scotch And Soda”

  1. Back in 2014 I used a Laurel Masse song on a BOTB and she actually stopped in to leave a thank you comment. I was quite surprised by that. She mentioned that the song I used, “It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference” (by Todd Rundgren) was one of her favorite tunes. Hopefully she will see your birthday greeting as well.

    Happy New Year!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. Thanks, Arlee! Happy New Year to you and yours!

      I’ve had that happen a couple of times, where I’ve talked about someone and I’ve gotten comments from either the person or someone close to them. The one that really surprised me was from Lawrence Block a few years ago.

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    1. The bulk of her solo work has been after her Manhattan Transfer days. They did a summer replacement series (remember those?) and they would feature her pretty much every week. I remember her doing a killer cover of “Something Cool”. She has a fantastic voice, doesn’t she?

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