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Joy of Cooking’s tangy blend of folk and blues never quite blended with the mainstream. Back to Your Heart, a collection of previously unreleased tracks, gives a taste of what made this combo so special. The band was led by two women — singer/keyboardist Toni Brown and singer/guitarist Terry Garthwaite — which set them apart from their post-psychedelic peers. But Joy of Cooking deserved praise for its supple, percussion-driven rhythms and ability to interweave old-time tunes with original material. Garthwaite’s purring yet gritty vocals (suggestive of a mellower Janis Joplin) and Brown’s simmering electric piano lent a warm ‘n’ funky glow to the proceedings. Highlights among the studio recordings here include the gospel-rooted “Summer Fire” and the wistful “Song for Silent Wings.” Live renditions of “Castles” and a freewheeling medley of “Brownsville” and “Mockingbird” capture the Joy’s on-stage chemistry. The jazz-dipped “Song In Blue,” a recent collaboration by Toni and Terry, finds the group’s core members whipping up their old magic. These archival recordings show that Joy of Cooking’s recipe is worth rediscovering.

Customer Reviews

First review ever

Somewhere in the back of my mind there was the name "Joy of Cooking". As I got older the memories were more selective and I began paying attention to them. I chased down a few and "Joy of Cooking" was one of them. I am so happy to reaquaint myself with some timeless music. Music I can share with my kids and grandkids and I know they like it because they can name the band. What a deal, 25 songs for $9.99. You will never be sorry you bought this set of tunes.

Not the Original Studio Recordings

This recording is live, so just be aware! I thought I was getting the original studio recording when I downloaded it; and the fact that the samples are all sections that contain no audience clapping, hooting, interference . . . is intentionally misleading. Live records are fine, but I would rather hear a concert when I'm at the concert and listen to the original, unblemished recordings when I'm home.
I liked this group back in the 1970's. They bring back lots of good memories. Usually it is the original recording that brings back good memories, not redone versions. Unfortunately this band's music is so hard to find that the CDs are priced around $50. SO - just a heads up it's not music from the original albums!

Awesome Album if you like Joy of Cooking

I have always liked Joy of Cooking and their folksy, jazzy blended vocals! This is an album to take along and listen to as we did in the days of all weekend folk & jazz concerts! Throw a blanket on the ground and enjoy! The day still exists! Seems to me I remember more music than just this album from my youth, however I"ve only been able to find this one album. I would highly recommend the album and others, should they be found!


Formed: 1967 in Berkeley, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s

Formed in Berkeley, California, USA in 1967 as Gourmet’s Delight, this individual quintet originally consisted of Terry Garthwaite (b. 11 July 1938, Berkeley, California, USA; guitar/vocals), brother David Garthwaite (bass), Toni Brown (b. 16 November 1938, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; keyboards/guitar/vocals), Ron Wilson (b. 5 February 1933, San Diego, California, USA; percussion) and Fritz Kasten (b. Des Moines, Iowa, USA; drums). David Garthwaite was replaced by Jeff Neighbor (b. 19 March 1942, Grand...
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Back to Your Heart, Joy Of Cooking
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: May 16, 2007

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