Bridget St. John

Bridget St. John

Real Name:
Bridget Hobbs
Profile:
Bridget St John (born Bridget Hobbs, 4 October 1946, South London) is a British singer and songwriter, best known for the three albums she recorded between 1969 and 1972 for John Peel's Dandelion label. Peel produced her debut album Ask Me No Questions. She also recorded a large number of BBC Radio and Peel sessions and toured regularly on the UK college and festival circuit. Her popularity peaked in 1974 when she was voted fifth most popular female singer in that year's Melody Maker readers poll.
An accomplished guitar player, she credits John Martyn as her guitar mentor.
The second album Songs for the Gentle Man, was produced by Ron Geesin. St. John then recorded another album, Jumble Queen, for Chrysalis Records in 1974. She emigrated to Greenwich Village in 1976 and virtually disappeared from the public eye for over 20 years. She appeared at a Nick Drake tribute concert in New York in 1999, performing "Northern Sky" and "One of These Things First". She toured Japan in 2006 with the minimalist French musician Colleen.
Aside from work under her own name, Bridget St John has also recorded with Mike Oldfield (on Amarok), Kevin Ayers and Robin Frederick. In 2007 she reunited with Kevin Ayers to record on his album The Unfairground in New York. They duetted on the song "Baby Come Home".
She was described by John Peel as "the best lady singer-songwriter in the country".
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Bridget St. John Discography

Albums

Bridget St. John Ask Me No Questions (Album) Dandelion Records, Dandelion Records UK 1969 Sell This Version
Bridget St John* Songs For The Gentle Man (Album) Dandelion Records US 1971 Sell This Version
Bridget St. John Thank You For... (Album) Dandelion Records, Dandelion Records UK 1972 Sell This Version
Bridget St. John Jumble Queen (Album) Chrysalis UK 1974 Sell This Version
PCD 25099 Bridget St. John Under Tokyo Skies(CD, Album) P-Vine Records PCD 25099 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
Alga1 Bridget St. John With Taku Hayashi Bridget St. John With Taku Hayashi - Jolie Madame Live In Japan 2010(CD, Album, Ltd) Alga Records Alga1 Japan 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

4404 Bridget St. John To B Without A Hitch / Autumn Lullaby(7", Single, Promo) Dandelion Records 4404 UK 1969 Sell This Version
Bridget St. John If You've Got Money (Single) Warner Bros. Records UK 1970 Sell This Version
Bridget St. John Nice (Single) Dandelion Records UK 1972 Sell This Version
2001-280 Bridget St. John Fly High(7") Dandelion Records 2001-280 UK 1972 Sell This Version
MUS 1203 Bridget St. John Passing Thru' / The Road Was Lonely On My Own(7", 4 p) MCA Records MUS 1203 UK 1973 Sell This Version
ENT007 10" Bridget St. John The First Cut(10") Shagrat Records ENT007 10" UK 1996 Sell This Version

Compilations

SEECD 408 Bridget St. John Ask Me No Questions / Songs For The Gentle Man (CD, Comp, RE) See For Miles Records Ltd. SEECD 408 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RGF CD026 Bridget St. John Take The 5ifth(CD, Comp) The Road Goes On Forever RGF CD026 UK 1995 Sell This Version
HUX114 Bridget St. John BBC Radio 1968-1976(CD, Album, Comp) Hux Records HUX114 UK 2010 Sell This Version
PCD-25123 Bridget St. John Hello Again - A Collection Of Rare Tracks(CD, Comp, Ltd, RM, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-25123 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
CDM RED 440 Bridget St. John A Pocketful Of Starlight - The Best Of(CD, Comp) Cherry Red CDM RED 440 UK 2010 Sell This Version
CRCDMBOX17 Bridget St. John Dandelion Albums And BBC Collection(4xCD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Box, Comp) Cherry Red CRCDMBOX17 UK 2015 Sell This Version

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