Essra Mohawk

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Sandra Elayne Hurvitz, 23 April 1948, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Originally a part of the Bleeker Street scene in New York’s Greenwich Village, Hurvitz developed her distinctive voice jamming with such jazz luminaries as Eddie Gomez, Jeremy Steig and the Brecker Brothers. She first recorded under the name of Jamie Carter on Liberty Records, releasing ‘The Boy With The Way’ in 1964. She subsequently turned down staff writing positions with both United Artists Records and Koppelman &Rubin, but in 1966 placed songs with both the Shangri-Las (‘I’ll Never Learn’) and Vanilla Fudge (‘The Spell That Comes After’). In 1967, Hurvitz became the first female member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention, and two years later recorded her debut album for the Verve Records label. Newly married to producer Frazier Mohawk, Hurvitz released her first album as Essra Mohawk for Reprise Records, having impressed the label’s...

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