Kate and Anna McGarrigle : Complainte Pour Ste Catherine
Singer/songwriting sisters Kate and Anna McGarrigle had already been performing in the Montreal folk scene for ten years when their songs found their way onto albums by the likes of Linda Ronstadt and Judy Collins. That's when Warner Brothers invited the sisters to record their debut album, a stunning collection of songs that flow from rock to blues to gospel to a french song with a reggae beat about living outside the Canadian stereotypes. Saint Catherine isn't just the patron saint of single girls. She also gave her name to a Montreal shopping district and a metro station where, back in the day, you might have found one of the marvelous sisters getting warm.