Susan Christie


Susan Christie can be an American singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, Pa. She had a hit using the folk track “I REALLY LIKE Onions” (compiled by Donald Cochrane and John Hill). The monitor, which peaked at #63 around the Billboard Warm 100 graph in 1966, is usually described as using a sound similar to the 1930s, with Christie’s “breathy” vocal supported with a chorus of kazoo players and male backup performers. The song includes a harmonica player and a spoken recitation from a male speaker. It ends with an Elmer Fudd kind of tone of voice saying, “How extremely, very crude”. In Canada, however, the solitary fared far better, getting #19 around the RPM 100 nationwide singles chart on August 1, 1966. The tune was modified as “I REALLY LIKE Funyuns” for any late 60’s Television industrial for an onion-flavored treats. The tune was later on adapted for any Canadian television industrial as “I REALLY LIKE Turtles” in 1980. Authorized to Columbia Documents, Christie documented an album in 1970, Color a Lady. Referred to as “psychedelic folk music”, the recording proceeded to go unreleased by Columbia, which regarded as it to become noncommercial, and Christie was decreased from your label. The recording, of which just three vinyl copies had been ever pressed, languished in obscurity until 2006, when Manchester-based DJ Andy Votel received a duplicate and brought the recording renewed interest and a Compact disc release. SPIN publication described the recording as “cool free folk” filled up with “[b]rilliantly initial tunes” and Christie like a “dark, unusual songbird”. Christie participated in the 2008 “Shed Women of Folk” task spearheaded by Votel and his partner, recording designer Jane Weaver, executing in concert in Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and showing up around the compilation recording Bearded Ladies. This year 2010, Christie made an appearance as a visitor designer on Weaver’s recording The Fallen By View Bird.



I really like Onions (Columbia Information, 1966; B-Side: Consider Me as You Discover Me) Tonight You Participate in Me (Columbia Information, 1967; B-Side: Gadget Balloon)


Paint a female (Columbia Documents, 1970)