Eva Cassidy: Wade in the water: Songbird ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Monday, January 22, 2007

Eva Cassidy: Wade in the water: Songbird

Cd review

Singer Eva Cassidy had a magical voice like no other. Too bad she passed away too young. One of the songs that have been played a lot at swing dances is "Wade in the Water" which is originally a gospel song but Eva Cassidy makes this song swing.

"Wade in the Water" has also been used by lindy hop instructors because it has such clearly recognisable breaks in the music.

You can find the song on the album Songbird which has all kinds of beautiful melodies but "Wade in the water" is the only swinging song.

If you want to hear more of Eva Cassidy's jazz and blues repertoire, you should get her album "Live at Blues Alley" or "The Other Side" which she made together with Chuck Brown. All of her albums features several music styles besides jazz and blues, for example folk songs and soul music.

Songbird is also the title of her biography: Eva Cassidy: Songbird: Her Story by Those Who Knew Her.

Finally: A large resource for information about Eva Cassidy.

Do you have these albums? What do you think of them? Tell me.

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