Snow was born in New York City in and raised in a musical household in which Delta bluesBroadway show tunesDixieland jazzclassical musicand folk music recordings were played around the clock. Her father, Merrill Laub, an exterminator by trade, had an encyclopedic knowledge of American film and theater and was also an avid collector and restorer of antiques. Her mother, Lili Laub, was a dance teacher who had performed with the Martha Graham group. Her stage name came from an early s fictional advertising character used by Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad.
In the railroad's print ads, a young woman dressed all in white emphasized the cleanliness of Lackawanna passenger trains. Its locomotives burned anthracite coal, which created less soot than bituminous coal. Between and Snow was married to Phil Kearns who later came out as gay and on December 10,her daughter, Valerie Rose, was born with severe brain damage. Snow's efforts to care for Valerie nearly ended her career. In her later years she embraced Buddhism.
It was at The Games (Mono) - Phoebe Snow - Games End club in that Denny Cordellco-owner with Leon Russell of Shelter Recordswas so taken by the singer that he signed her to the label and produced her first recording.
Featuring guest performances by The PersuasionsZoot SimsTeddy WilsonDavid Brombergand Dave MasonSnow's album went on to sell over a million copies in the United States and became one of the most acclaimed recordings that year.
During the appearance, she was seven months pregnant with her daughter, Valerie. She also duets with him on the gospel-tinged hit "Gone At Last" 23 on Billboard. Legal battles took place between Snow and Shelter Records.
Snow ended up signed to Columbia Records. Her second album, Second Childhoodappeared inproduced by Phil Ramone. After that Snow parted ways with Columbia; she would later say that the stress of her parental obligations degraded her ability to make music effectively. Inshe toured extensively throughout the U. The Rolling Stone Record Guide summed up Snow's career so far by saying: "One of the most gifted voices of her generation, Phoebe Snow can do just about anything stylistically as well as technically … The question that's still unanswered is how best to channel such talent.
During the s she also battled her own life-threatening illness. Snow returned to recording with Something Real in and gathered a few more hits on the Adult Contemporary charts. It was shot in Crow Agency, Montana in Snow performed in on stage at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City as part of Our Common Futurea five-hour live television Universal Language - Various - Rave Mission Volume 14 originating from several countries.
Throughout the s she made numerous appearances on the Howard Stern radio show. She sang live for specials and birthday shows. Inshe sang the Roseanne theme song a cappella during the closing moments of the final episode.
Snow performed for U. InSnow released her album Natural Wonder on Eagle Recordscontaining ten original tracks, her first original material in fourteen years. Snow performed at Howard Stern 's wedding inand made a special appearance in the film Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom as herself. Some of her music was also featured on the soundtrack of the film. Her Live album Some Are - David Bowie - Low many of her hits as well as a cover of " Piece of My Heart ".
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For other uses, see Phoebe Snow disambiguation. This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 27, The Washington Post. July 2, The New York Times. It was the summer of and the voice was everywhere - a contralto grounded in a bluesy growl and capable of sweeping over four octaves Games (Mono) - Phoebe Snow - Games the slightest provocation into a gospel-charged upper range.
Retrieved October 10, Retrieved September 9, Games (Mono) - Phoebe Snow - Games name came from a character—dressed all in white—in an advertising campaign dating to the early s, touting a train that ran on clean-burning anthracite coal. The singer Phoebe Snow, born Phoebe Laub, took her stage name from the train.
Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved Retrieved August 23, Jewish Morning Journal. May London: Guinness World Records Limited. May 1, Retrieved Games (Mono) - Phoebe Snow - Games 16, Retrieved April 26, Phoebe Snow, whose signature hit, "Poetry Man", established her as a leading light of the singer-songwriter movement and whose swooping vocal acrobatics transcended musical genres, died on Tuesday in Edison, N.