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OT Eva Cassidy


Rocky McDougall

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I was not sure how many of you were familiar with Eva Cassidy. She was noted as one of the great voices. She tragiclly died from cancer soon after this video was made. She literally had to be carried onto the stage and placed on a stool to give her last performance. Read her life story sometime on evacassidy.org.

 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7-haKkFnT8&feature=related

 

Rocky

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That last line of "Over The Rainbow" takes on a whole new level of significance when she sings it. Brought tears to my eyes. Her voice was sheer perfection. I had heard her sing it on CDs, but that is the first time I had seen her perform it. Messmerizing and truly sad to see such brilliance lost to us... Thank you for posting this.
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Eva was the girlfriend of Chris Biondo,a Washington DC area Bass Player who also had a small recording studio. He recorded many songs sung by Eva when she was "Unknown". Many years after her death, he dug out the old tapes and produced several CD albums in her name.

 

Rocky

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb, voting on what to eat for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb, contesting the vote."

Benjamin Franklin

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This thread has prompted me to think about the great voices we have enjoyed over the years. Some singers are just naturally "Gifted" with unique qualities that no one can duplicate. There have been many but some come to mind like, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Pavarotti, Nat King Cole. Even Willie Nelson is unique. Not only the voice but also the ability to deliver and massage a song.

Rocky

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb, voting on what to eat for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb, contesting the vote."

Benjamin Franklin

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