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Christine Lavin (born January 2, 1952) is a New York City-based singer-songwriter and promoter of contemporary folk music. She has recorded numerous solo albums, and has also recorded with other female folk artists under the name Four Bitchin' Babes. She has also put together several compilation albums of contemporary folk artists, including her latest Just One Angel, 22 singer/songwriters singing Christmas/Hanukah/Solstice/New Year's songs including actor Jeff Daniels, Grammy-winners Janis Ian and Julie Gold, and the Guitar Man Of Central Park David Ippolito.
She is known for her sense of humor, which is expressed in both her music and her onstage performances. Many of her songs alternate between emotional reflections on romance and outright comedy. One of Lavin's songs, "Regretting What I Said to You When You Called Me 11:00 On a Friday Morning to Tell Me that at 1:00 Friday Afternoon You're Gonna Leave Your Office, Go Downstairs, Hail a Cab to Go Out to the Airport to Catch a Plane to Go Skiing in the Alps for Two Weeks, Not that I Wanted to Go With You, I Wasn't Able to Leave Town, I'm Not a Very Good Skier, I Couldn't Expect You to Pay My Way, But After Going Out With You for Three Years I DON'T Like Surprises!! Subtitled: A Musical Apology" is notable for its long title. It is the eighth song on her 1984 album Future Fossils, and is 3:04 (3 minutes and 4 seconds) long.
Lavin worked at Caffe Lena in Saratoga, New York, until Dave Van Ronk convinced her to move to New York City and make a career as a singer-songwriter. She followed his advice and accepted his offer of guitar lessons. Lavin was the original host of Sunday Breakfast on WFUV in New York City. She was a founding member of the Four Bitchin' Babes when they were formed in 1990.
- Dream / Summer Song / Gotta Twirl
- The Wild Blue
- The Day After on a Plane to California
- Great Big Bug
- An Insomniac at Night With a Clicker in Her Hand
- Visiting Dallas
- The Audience Votes
- Errol Flynn
- The Voice on the Relaxation Tape
- The Secret Fear of Songwriters
- Amanda McBroom at the Rainbow & Stars Room
- National Apology Day
- Flip Side of Fame
- Creating Just the Right Mood for the Next Song
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- They Look Alike, They Walk Alike...
- (I'm a) Card-Carrying Bleeding Heart Liberal
- Chicken Soup
- The Peter Principle at Work
- Moken Spoken Here
- Winter in Manhattan
- Bad Girl Dreams
- One of the Boys
- All My Lovin'
- For Carolyn/Something Beautiful
- Happiness Runs
- Looked Good on Paper