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  posted on 8/7/2010 at 06:22 PM
Someone started a thread about Eva, and I composed a reply. But when I came back to post it, the opening post was gone. Guess they changed their mind.

So I'll start a thread for those unaware.

What a talent. What a singer. What a terrible shame that she left us much MUCH too soon.

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Here is her amazing live concert version of Over the Rainbow, recorded at The Blues Alley. And this was recorded not too long before she was diagnosed with cancer. Listening to this, its almost like she knew

Just her and her guitar.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RDmXsGeiF8



 

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  posted on 8/7/2010 at 06:33 PM
Eva had a great voice. I've managed to acquire most of what she recorded during her brief life. (She was four months older than me, and I'm still a kid!)

My favorite is the album "The Other Side" recorded with the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown:



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Only in America could an album like this have come together: Eva Cassidy, a young vocalist who, had she lived, might have gone on to become her generation's favorite song interpreter, trading verses with Chuck Brown, seasoned godfather of the D.C. underground funk movement known as go-go. By the time this was recorded in 1992, the go-go trend had long since peaked for Brown, while the twentysomething Cassidy was still an unknown local session vocalist. Yet, on this set of standards, the two collaborate as if they were picking up where they'd left off decades earlier, from easy-riding versions of "Let the Good Times Roll" and "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You" to near-definitive renditions of "Over the Rainbow" and "Dark End of the Street." And while it's easy to focus on the posthumously acclaimed Cassidy, Brown's haunting solo turn on "You Don't Know What Love Is" suggests that unjustly overlooked talents are still making music in the shadows of our nation's capital. --Bill Forman"









 

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  posted on 8/7/2010 at 06:48 PM
She elevated "Fields of Gold" to the heavens. I was never that big a fan of that song but when I heard her do it I cried like a baby.
 

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  posted on 8/7/2010 at 06:53 PM
What an amazing singer....she could bring tears to your eyes on just about any song....

 

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  posted on 8/7/2010 at 08:46 PM
I vined a SBD show of hers today and no one is signing up.....perhaps your post here will do the trick...

( that may have been me that 'started the thread' and then it was gone...when I realized I posted in the wrong forum I deleted it and put it in the vine section...sorry )


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  posted on 8/7/2010 at 10:55 PM



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  posted on 8/8/2010 at 06:45 AM
A friend of mine who is a classically trained singer turned me onto her a few years ago. Love her version of Stormy Monday.

 

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  posted on 8/13/2010 at 10:33 AM
thank you for that link. Once my eyes dry I can get back to work. Through my wife, I'd been introduced to her incredible version of Wade in the Water. I'd read some about her, and sensed an immense talent was there, but this is the first video I've ever seen . . . and her treatment of this song, man oh man, I don't know if I've ever seen anything quite that moving and beautiful.
 

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  posted on 8/14/2010 at 09:26 AM
I urge everybody to seek-out her song - "Oh, Had I a Golden Thread"...chicken-skin stuff for sure...and the B-3 fanatic in me loves the organ solo too - it's is so spot-on tasteful and soulful, it complements Eva's vocals perfectly...what a beautiful voice and what a shame for yet another tremendous talent taken away far too soon...
 

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  posted on 8/15/2010 at 12:50 AM
Eva didnt just do the tear jerkers.

Here is Eva doing a song we all know very well here on this website...

Eva Cassidy, tearing it up on Stormy Monday


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL2p4tr3Sys&feature=related

 

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  posted on 8/15/2010 at 08:26 AM
What an angel RIP

 

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  posted on 8/15/2010 at 01:42 PM
Nice voice.

 

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  posted on 8/15/2010 at 03:58 PM

I am definetly a fan now.
Thanks for turning me on to her.

 

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  posted on 8/15/2010 at 04:04 PM
Run, don't walk, to get Live at Blues Alley.

Here take on "Cheek to Cheek" may be my favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcUsVh6XNo0

 

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  posted on 8/16/2010 at 11:57 AM
I've always been a big Christine McVie fan, but Eva's version of "Songbird" surpasses Christine's own by miles.
 
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