A Visualgui.com reader – who is also an aspiring singer – introduced me to Eva Cassidy and I’ve been hooked. Cassidy’s style variation was boundless. Whether she sang jazz, blues, folk, pop, rock, gospel or country, her clear and powerful vocals felt right at home. From Marlena Shaw’s “Wade in the Water” to Paul McCartney “Yesterday,” she sang with tremendous attention the lyrics. Her skillful phrasing and intricate interpretation made her performances sound fresh and distinctive.
Some of my favorite songs she covered include “Wayfaring Stranger,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “What a Wonderful World,” “Songbird,” and “Penny to My Name.” Although she is no longer living on this earth, her music is still alive. I am still absorbing five of her albums back to back, and loving her jazzy tracks. If you have a chance, give Songbird a spin.
Thanks Thu Hoai for getting me sucked into Cassidy’s soul.