This one should have been on The Weekend Mix, but it inadvertently ended up in the folder below the one I was compiling.
First time I saw Susan Cowsill outside of television clips of The Cowsills, was at NYC's Bottom Line for one of those "Beat Goes On" events where a house band picks a theme and guest vocalists appear one after the other singing the program. I don't recall the theme of this particular night, but I will never forget Susan Cowsill delivering a huge, soulful version of Dobie Gray's "The In Crowd." It felt like the coolest thing ever at the time. I simply had no idea that her voice had such depth and purity.
Since then I have become a fan of her solo work, especially those great New Orleans nights at Carrolton Station called "Covered In Vinyl," where she and her friends, including members of the Continental Drifters, as well as some of the best New Orleans musicians around, would cover entire records, anything and everything from Band On The Run to Ziggy Stardust to one of the best nights, the Mamas & The Papas, "If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears." (Somewhere out there, you can buy that performance and I highly suggest doing so.)
Her version of this Beach Boys tune is pretty great, too. So, here it is.