Birtha

Birtha

Profile:
Birtha was one of the leading female rock bands performing during the
early 1970's. The band consisted of four women: Shele Pinizzotto ( guitar),
Rosemary Butler (bass), Sherry Hagler (keyboards) and Liver Favela
(drums). All four members of the group performed lead vocals and
harmonies.

Liver was the last member to join Birtha in 1968. The group immediately
started playing the club circuit and toured from California to Alaska. From
1968 to 1971 Birtha worked to tighten and refine their rock sound and in
1971 they started writing their own material. Most of the material was
written by Birtha, but there were a few songs which were written in
partnership with other parties including, Mark Wickman and Gabriel
Mckler.

Birtha signed a record contract with Dunhill Records in 1972 and recorded
their first album, "Birtha" with record producer Gabriel Mckler and
Engineers, David Hassinger and Val Caray. After the release of their first
album, Birtha began playing rock concerts and clubs throughout the U.S.,
Canada and Europe. While taking breaks in their home town, Los
Angeles, they would often play The Whiskey and The Troubadour and
frequently played a club in Glendale, CA called The Sopwith Camel.
In 1973 Birtha recorded their second album, "Can't Stop The Madness" with producer and engineer Christopher Huston. The band
was on the road for more than 250 days a year and played with groups like, Fleetwood Mac, Alice Cooper, Poco, Black Oak Arkansas,
Cheech and Chong, The Kinks, B.B. King, Three Dog Night, James Gang and many more.

The band broke up in 1975 and all the members went their seperate ways
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Birtha Discography Tracks

Albums

Birtha Birtha (Album) Dunhill France 1972 Sell This Version
Birtha Can't Stop The Madness (Album) Dunhill US 1973 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Birtha Free Spirit (Single) ABC/Dunhill Records Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Birtha Dirty Work (Single) ABC/Dunhill Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Birtha My Man Told Me (Single) Probe Japan 1973 Sell This Version

Compilations

SEECD 474 Birtha Birtha / Can't Stop The Madness(CD, Album, Comp) See For Miles Records Ltd. SEECD 474 UK 1997 Sell This Version

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