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Posted By: Joe Offer
23-Mar-01 - 01:59 AM
Thread Name: Help: Ian and Sylvia collaborations
Subject: Ian and Sylvia collaborations
I was listening to Sylvia's "Gypsy Cadillac" yesterday, and I though it was Ian's voice singing with her. Turned out to be Tom Russell, but Tom's voice certainly sounded a lot like Ian's.

Is Sylvia still using the name "Tyson," or is it Fricker again? Sounds like it's still Tyson. I found an interesting little biography here (click):

Tyson, Sylvia
b. Sylvia Fricker, 19 September 1940, Chatham, Ontario, Canada. 'I didn't feel particularly bitter,' says Sylvia Tyson, looking back on the break-up of her marriage and musical partnership with Ian Tyson. 'I wanted to get on with my own life and make sure that people knew what I did.' Woman's World was regarded as a feminist album, but she continues, 'It may have been a feminist album for its day, but it's very tame in terms of what's coming out now. The title song talks about having babies and keeping house.' Based in Toronto, Sylvia Tyson has continued to make her mark, often as a television host. She was featured on the Canadian equivalent of Band Aid, singing the track 'Tears Are Not Enough' by Northern Lights. With the help of Tom Russell she revived her musical career with You Were On My Mind. She chronicles small-town Canadian life in such songs as 'The Night The Chinese Restaurant Burned Down' and wrote a sensitive song about Edith Piaf, 'Chocolate Cigarettes'. They also compiled a book of quotes and anecdotes about songwriting, And Then I Wrote. Tyson has subsequently recorded with the acoustic-based Quartette alongside Colleen Peterson (d. 9 October 1996), Cindy Church and Caitlin Hanford.
Click here for another biography, one that's maybe too long to copy.

-Joe Offer-