Shelby Flint

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Shelby Flint (born September 17, 1939) is a singer-songwriter who had two top-100 hits, "Angel on My Shoulder" in 1961 and "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" in 1966.


Her single "I Will Love You" appeared in the Variety T.I.P.S. (Tune Index of Performance and Sales) Top 100 in 1961. She has been a singer in several movies including Breezy, Snoopy, Come Home ("Do You Remember Me?" (Lila's Theme)) and Disney's The Rescuers. Among the songs she performed for The Rescuers, "Someone's Waiting for You" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1977.

In an April 1995 interview Joni Mitchell recalled that when she began making the rounds of the folk open mic circuit she wanted to sound just like Shelby Flint.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Flint was born in North Hollywood, California. She attended public schools in Van Nuys California including Valerio Street Elementary, Robert Fulton Jr High and Birmingham High School where she graduated from in 1957.

Singles discography[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Chart positions Album
1958 "I Will Love You"
b/w "Oh I Miss Him So"
Non-album tracks
1960 "Angel on My Shoulder"
b/w "Somebody" (Non-album track)
Issued twice in 1960 with different catalog numbers
22 Shelby Flint
1961 "I Will Love You"
b/w "Every Night"
"Magic Wand"
b/w "A Broken Vow"
Non-album tracks
1962 "The Riddle Song"
b/w "I Love a Wanderer" (Non-album track)
Shelby Flint
"Ugly Duckling"
b/w "The Boy I Love"
Non-album tracks
1963 "Little Dancing Doll"
b/w "It Really Wouldn't Matter"
1964 "Wonderland"
b/w "Pipes for Keith"
"I've Grown Accustomed to His Face"
b/w "Our Town"
Cast Your Fate to the Wind
1965 "Angel on My Shoulder"
b/w "I Will Love You"
"Joy in the Morning"
b/w "Lonely Cinderella"
Non-album tracks
1966 "Bluebird"
b/w "What's New Pussycat" (Non-album track)
Cast Your Fate to the Wind
"Cast Your Fate to the Wind"
b/w "The Lily"
61 11
1973 "Breezy's Song"
B-side by Michel Legrand: "Walking on the Beach"
"Breezy" soundtrack


  1. ^ Tucker, Ken. "The Importance of Being Joni". Mirabella Magazine. Retrieved July 12, 2011.

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