Friday, May 6, 2011

Found Friday 73 - The Feminine Touch

The good folks at Moxie Industries have decided to expand Found Friday to include audio pulled from the dusty corners of MI's vinyl archive. This week's edition showcases the musical stylings of The Feminine Touch, an early-1970's duo featuring Ruth Davis and Kathy Sullivan. Clad in orange velour, they graced the lounge at Gentleman Jim's, a steak & ribs restaurant in Lighthouse Point, Florida. Kathy played drums and Ruth rocked the Hammond organ and piano. Recorded at the Hyperbolic Recording Studios in Ft. Lauderdale, this album features such classic lounge staples as "Aquarius", "My Way", and "Snowbird".

Sadly, The Feminine Touch have disappeared without a trace - exhaustive research (okay, a couple of minutes of Google searches) has revealed little. Gentleman Jim's is long gone (the location is currently occupied by an abandoned pizza joint), as is the Hyperbolic Recording Studios.

2031 NE 36th St., Lighthouse Point, FL

Here's a sample of The Feminine Touch covering Chicago's "25 or 6 to 4":

1 comment:

Julie Davis Cohn said...

What a great article, Robin! Ruth Davis can still be seen and heard in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl playing private parties. For booking information please contact 954-472-2858.

Kathy Sullivan, now known as Kathy Kearns, resides with her husband Bill, in Brentwood, TN. She is also still entertaining.

This duo remains great friends today with wonderful memories of The Feminine Touch!