Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro (Oct. 18, 1947 — April 8, 1997) was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist from the Bronx. She debuted with the album More Than a New Discovery on Verve Folkways in 1967.  She then signed to Columbia and released four albums between 1968 and 1971, culminating with a collaborative disc with soul trio […]

Laura Nyro – More Than a New Discovery (1967)

More Than a New Discovery is the debut album by American singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, released in January 1967 on Verve Folkways. The album was twice reissued on vinyl — first as Laura Nyro (1969) and again in track-reshuffled form as The First Songs (1973). Tracklist: A1. “Goodbye Joe” (2:36) A2. “Billy’s Blues” (3:16) A3. “And […]

Laura Nyro – Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968)

Eli and the Thirteenth Confession is the second album by American singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, released in 1968 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Luckie” (3:00) A2. “Lu” (2:44) A3. “Sweet Blindness” (2:37) A4. “Poverty Train” (4:16) A5. “Lonely Women” (3:32) A6. “Eli’s Comin’” (3:58) B1. “Timer” (3:22) B2. “Stoned Soul Picnic” (3:47) B3. “Emmie” (4:20) B4. “Woman’s […]

Laura Nyro ‎– New York Tendaberry (1969)

New York Tendaberry is the third album by American singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, released in 1969 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “You Don’t Love Me When I Cry” (4:24) A2. “Captain for Dark Mornings” (4:38) A3. “Tom Cat Goodbye” (5:32) A4. “Mercy on Broadway” (2:18) A5. “Save the Country” (4:36) B1. “Gibsom Street” (4:47) B2. “Time and […]

Laura Nyro ‎– Mother’s Spiritual (1984)

Mother’s Spiritual is the seventh album of original material by singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, released in 1984 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “To a Child” (3:53) A2. “The Right to Vote” (3:02) A3. “A Wilderness” (2:56) A4. “Melody in the Sky” (3:45) A5. “Late for Love” (2:57) A6. “A Free Thinker” (3:15) A7. “Man in the Moon” (2:55) […]