I just discovered Eva Cassidy and her timeless voice

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  1. Clifford-D

    Clifford-D Member

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    What a beauriful, smokey voice, rip.
     
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    FlyingVBlues Gold Supporting Member

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    Eva lived in the Washington D.C. area, and I was fortunate to see her perform several times before her untimely death from cancer in 1996. She was a wonderful singer and a beautiful person. Her signature song was "Over the Rainbow".

     
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    Check out the album Live at Blues Alley.
     
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    Beautiful,,, I'm in this moment of discovery with her. I love the way she offsets the phrasing in this classic. It sounds fresh.
     
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    I'm an Eva Cassidy fan since our vocalist pointed her out to me a while back. Great voice and decent guitarists. RIP indeed.
     
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    This never fails to bring tears to my eyes...she had the voice of an angel.

     
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    What a wonderful world, is my fav of hers. The first 2 lines alone were enough to grab me.
     
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    Parlorman Silver Supporting Member

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    Eva had the purest voice I’ve ever heard. Gone far too soon
     
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    Wow! Thanks for sharing this. I'd not heard of her before this.
     
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    Much like Alison Krauss, Eva Cassidy had something so pure and intense in her delivery, all the popular contrived warblers and oversingers don't stand a chance. Hits me every time.
     
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    Unfortunately I also only "Discovered" Eva Cassidy after her untimely passing.:( An amazingly talented vocalist - I love everything I've heard that she's done.
     
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    If you just discovered her can you honestly describe as timeless?

    ;)
     
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    Timeless as in the smokey singers,,
    Diana Krall
    Julie London
    Sarah Vaughn
    Grace Vanderwaal
    Carmen McRae
    Norah Jones
    Diane Schuur

    etc,
     
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    Another vote for Live at Blues Alley. Mesmerizing.
     
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    Yeah, this thread made go and listen to Eva all evening. Powerful stuff.
     
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    I spent many nights in Blues Alley while in DC but She had passed by the time I got there.

    Emotive singer.
     
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    I also did not hear of her until shortly after her passing. Live at Blues Alley is such a good record. It must have been great to see her live.
     
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    Reminds me of Karen Carpenter and Diana Krall
     
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    Somehow I had, until tonight, never heard (of) her.

    Am deeply moved by her voice. Thank you for posting ...
     

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