Joan Armatrading Appreciation

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  1. abadiemet

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  2. Griz

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    I love the sound of her voice. Oumou Sangare has something of the same timbre in her voice; a west African thing?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_Gev0yH3HA


    The arrangement of Love and Affection stopped me in my tracks when I first heard it.

    :aok
     
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    Very nice!

    Joan has so many great songs.

     
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    Joan is a spectacular writer, musician, and performer. Thank you for this post. I will now have to pull out Secret Secrets and The Key for the weekend.

    peace
     
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    Don't get the "West African" connection to Joan, an English woman via St Kitts in the Carribean.
     
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    much love for Joan since 81'...thx for posting....goin' to dig out the vinyl now.
     
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    Her recent stuff is a lot more bluesy, she plays nice electric lead. Always liked Joanie.
     
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    Yes! She's a great lead player as well. Lately,, she has been playing Anderson guitars. Great tone:phones
     
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    Not so much an ethnic connection as a sonic one. Have you heard Oumou Sangare's voice?
     
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    I was really into Joan's stuff in the 80's, but the records all went in the great 90's vinyl purge :)

    After listening to a couple of these clips, I really have no idea why I haven't been listening to her for the last 15 years.
     
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    lots of love and affection here. thanks for posting.
     
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    She was one of my favourites in the 80s, still relevant. I loved "The Weakness in Me", personally.
     
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    Best song about a love triangle, ever. Not to mention Pino Palladino tearing it up, on fretless bass.

    We had "Willow" at our wedding ceremony. Left out the second verse, tho. <g>

     
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    Was always a fan ---- but that seems like so long ago.
     
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    Down to zero is one of my all time favorite songs - there's just something special about it.
     
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    Seriously. . . . one of the most soulful female guitarists. Check this out. From Live at Abbey Road
     

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