Buffy (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1974
ProducerNorbert Putnam
Buffy Sainte-Marie chronology
Quiet Places
Changing Woman

Buffy is the tenth album by Buffy Sainte-Marie and her first after leaving Vanguard Records, with whom her relationship had been strained for several albums.

Despite being on a different label from its predecessor Quiet Places, Buffy was recorded with essentially the same personnel in Norbert Putnam on bass, David Briggs on keyboards, Kenny Malone on drums and the Memphis Horns. Together, these gave a sound far removed from her initial folk roots and much closer to ordinary rock. Indeed,[1] Buffy was recorded at much the same time and place as Quiet Places and no label took it up until her last Vanguard recordings had been released.

Despite Buffy commanding a high price tag upon completion, MCA did little to promote it. Very few music magazines ever bothered to review it and Buffy was out of print as early as 1978.[2] It has never been reissued independently since then and was only rereleased in 2008 with Changing Woman and Sweet America.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Buffy Sainte-Marie except where noted.

  1. "Can't Believe the Feeling When You're Gone" – 3:05
  2. "I've Really Fallen for You" – 3:01
  3. "Sweet Little Vera" – 4:53
  4. "Star Boy" – 5:21
  5. "Sweet, Fast Hooker Blues" – 2:08
  6. "Generation" – 3:00
  7. "Hey! Baby Howdja Do Me This Way?" – 3:44
  8. "I Can't Take It No More" (Norbert Putnam/John Reid) – 3:06
  9. "Waves" – 3:21
  10. "That's the Way You Fall in Love" – 2:51


  1. ^ Buffy Sainte-Marie's Quiet Places
  2. ^ See Marsh, Dave with Swenson, John (editors); The Rolling Stone Record Guide : Reviews and Ratings of Almost 10,000 Currently Available Rock, Pop, Soul, Country, Blues, Jazz, and Gospel Albums; ISBN 0-394-41096-3