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Author:  Doug
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Date:  12/6/2005 4:48:43 PM
Subject:  Re: Eva Cassidy
For me, it's her voice. The essence of it.
Specifically, it's her voice when she doesn't
over-sing, i.e. when she stays within herself.
Fields Of Gold and Songbird are two examples
where she never leaves the song behind.
On Over The Rainbow, a song with a wonderfully
subversive story behind it, to my ears she
overdoes her vocal a little. Jonmark, I'd put
interpretations right up there, too. If you've
ever heard Mike Beck's version of Bob Dylan's
I Want You, it's transformative. Anybody ever
hear Steve Young do Lawdy Miss Clawdy? It's a
different song than the one Lloyd Price did.
Christy Moore's recent cover of Joni Mitchell's
Magdalene Laundries sends a shiver up my spine,
as does his cover version of Natalie Merchant's
Motherland. Songs are holy, as a friend often tells me. Both Eva and Mickey treated them so.

 Eva Cassidy by egbert at 12/3/2005 8:06:38 AM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Karen R  at 12/3/2005 8:39:33 AM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Joe Z at 12/3/2005 8:55:37 AM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Kurt R Milliken  at 12/5/2005 12:10:40 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Virginia at 12/3/2005 9:41:11 AM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Doug at 12/3/2005 10:43:04 AM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Virginia at 12/3/2005 10:56:07 AM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Roy  at 12/3/2005 5:34:09 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by egbert at 12/3/2005 10:29:29 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Joop at 12/4/2005 12:43:03 AM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Texas Granny at 12/4/2005 8:01:18 AM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Annaleah at 12/5/2005 6:56:37 AM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by egbert at 12/5/2005 7:27:40 AM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Susie  at 12/5/2005 9:39:24 AM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Doug at 12/5/2005 1:28:32 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by egbert at 12/5/2005 1:40:03 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Annaleah at 12/5/2005 1:48:53 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Laura Shayne  at 12/5/2005 3:28:00 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Cathe at 12/6/2005 5:51:44 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by egbert at 12/5/2005 1:29:44 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Laura Shayne  at 12/5/2005 1:44:21 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Jonmark at 12/5/2005 1:59:53 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Laura Shayne  at 12/5/2005 3:27:16 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Texas Granny at 12/5/2005 4:36:21 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Karen R  at 12/5/2005 7:16:47 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Rob  at 12/6/2005 12:24:39 AM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Doug at 12/6/2005 6:53:09 AM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Roy at 12/6/2005 10:27:10 AM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Jonmark at 12/6/2005 1:55:11 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Doug at 12/6/2005 4:48:43 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Jonmark at 12/6/2005 5:23:25 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Cathe at 12/6/2005 5:57:45 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Roy  at 12/6/2005 8:45:58 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Doug at 12/6/2005 9:22:44 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Doug at 12/6/2005 10:29:56 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Laura Shayne  at 12/7/2005 10:43:01 AM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Roy  at 12/7/2005 6:57:52 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by egbert at 12/8/2005 12:39:07 PM
 Re: Eva Cassidy by Jonmark at 12/9/2005 10:28:11 AM