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On the 17th of September 1996 a young woman, accompanied by a few dozen family and friends, attended her own tribute concert in a small club in the Washington, DC area. Transcending the effects of chemo-therapy and morphine in that moment, the singer abandoned her walker and was helped onto the stage for what would be her final performance, What a Wonderful World. A few weeks later Eva Cassidy passed away, having been diagnosed with melanoma months earlier.

Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 3): [SixtySix Productions logo] www.sixtysixproductions.co.uk AF10022-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH a b c Peaks in Australia: "Australian Charts > Eva Cassidy". australian-charts.com Hung Medien . Retrieved 2011-07-24. ARIA Charts > Accreditations > 2004 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on August 7, 2008 . Retrieved 2011-07-24.a b "ARIA Charts > Accreditations > 2005 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on December 21, 2008 . Retrieved 2011-07-24. At one point, Blue Note tried pairing her with a smooth jazz band on the label, Pieces of a Dream, for a few songs but the singer despised the result. A more pleasing proposal came from Apollo Records, run by civil rights activist Percy Sutton, a label connected to the vaunted Harlem-based theater. “They sent her a contract which meant she could have quit her day job (in a plant nursery) and gotten a yearly salary,” Biondi said. “That was a dream come true.” On a higher level, the overall experience of the first top to bottom Eva-only album transcends specific differences. My personal opinion that less is more in this instance is not meant as criticism of the supporting musical performances contained on previously released Eva Cassidy recordings. It was simply time to focus on the core of Eva Cassidy recordings, namely, the voice of “one of the greatest interpreters of popular song of the last 30 years” ( Mojo magazine) and Eva’s superb guitar work which had been a bit lost in the shuffle of other instruments. In doing so, I literally heard Eva for the first time, again. That I was hearing mostly the same songs in a different way actually added to my sense of re-discovery.

The differences in the performances of the other songs range from folk versions of Wayfaring Stranger and Wade In The Water, to three extra verses in the included version of Paul Simon’s Kathy’s Song, to the more subtle nuances that grace every individual performance. ARIA Charts > ARIA Report > 25 August 2003" (PDF) (705). Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2003-10-06 . Retrieved 2011-07-24. {{ cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= ( help) Matrix / Runout (DVD): [SixtySix Productions logo] www.sixtysixproductions.co.uk DF10023-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH Nightbird is a 2-CD plus 1-DVD live album by American singer Eva Cassidy, released posthumously in November 2015, nineteen years after her death. One of my favourite versions of the song was by Eva Cassidy. That song is about a prostitute, a prostitute that I used to live with who really watched out for me. I have no idea if Eva Cassidy knew what that song was about and I never heard it until my wife played it for me during a drive to Los Angeles from San Luis Obispo.


Cassidy remained equally cool when it came to meetings with record companies. “Maybe half a dozen companies came down to talk to her,” Biondo said. “But she never did the kinds of things the people who think they’re going to get a contract do, which is to act all giddy and make fast friends with the A&R people. I don’t think they were too impressed with her enthusiasm level.” Offiziellecharts.de – Eva Cassidy – Nightbird" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 18, 2016.

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