“Rock Me Goddess” is a brand new studio album from Julie Felix, American-born, British-based folk recording artist who achieved great success in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Julie Felix arrived in the UK in 1964 and became the first solo folk performer signed to a major British record label, when she gained a recording contract with Decca Records. Within a decade she had a well-established career. In 1965 she was reportedly the first folk singer to fill the Royal Albert Hall, and was described by The Times as “Britain’s First Lady of Folk”.
In 1966 Felix became the resident singer on the BBC television programme The Frost Report, presented by David Frost. She hosted her own shows for the BBC from 1968 to 1970, including the series ‘Once More With Felix’. Among those featured on her show were The Kinks, Fleetwood Mac, Leonard Cohen and Led Zeppelin’s lead guitarist, Jimmy Page, who played the “White Summer” and “Black Mountain Side” guitar solo pieces. On 1 May 1967 she appeared on the German TV show Beat-Club; in September 1968 at the International Essen Song Days. She also performed at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1969.
Julie had two UK Singles Chart hits in 1970, the first of several on the RAK label, produced by Mickie Most. The first was with the song entitled “If I Could (El Cóndor Pasa)” and “Heaven is Here”, written by Errol Brown and Tony Wilson of Hot Chocolate.
Julie has continued to record and release albums during the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s. During these times she moved to Sweden and then back to California to take a break from music and taking up yoga, meditation and healing. And returned to England and even appeared on a BBC Four programme in which stars of The Frost Report gathered for a night celebrating 40 years since Frost Over England; Felix sang “Blowin’ in the Wind”.
This is her first new studio album in ten years. It is a wonderful mix of folk music and much more with political and moving songs ending in the wonderful moving song ‘Woman’ encompassing the ‘Me Too’ movement. Guests include Peter Knight (Steeleye Span/Gigspanner). Rock Me Goddess and 80 years young with such a vibrant new album for all ages.
1. Arms Of Eden
2. Abalone Shell
3. Over The Sea (on Wings Of Waste)
4. The Heron
5. Beside The Fjord
6. Queen Jane
7. Lady With The Braid
8. La Elva Leva (let The River Live)
10. A Friend Like You
11. Tiger Eyes
12. Lullaby Kiss