Proud To Be (A Honky Woman)

Album: Six Star General (1973)


  • Written by guitarist Pete Gage and running to 4 minutes 33 seconds, Vinegar Joe performed "Proud To Be (A Honky Woman)" on The Old Grey Whistle Test on October 30, 1973, and that was probably as good as it got for them in their 4 year, 3 album career. The intense American flavour of the song, this performance and indeed of the band make it difficult to believe lead vocalist Elkie Brooks was born less than thirty miles from George Formby and that rhythm guitarist/vocalist Robert Palmer was born just down the road from Leeds troubadour Michael Chapman.

    The song was the first track on their final album, Six Star General, which like the other two was released on Island Records. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England


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