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Live At Blues Alley (25th Anniversary Edition) (Audience Muted)

Eva Cassidy

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The late Eva Cassidy gained a loyal following in the Washington, D.C., area through appearances in small clubs, utilizing her pitch-perfect singing voice to interpret a variety of tunes ranging from standards to modern-era pop songs. A notoriously shy performer, Eva Cassidy had a somewhat stiff stage presence, but she endeared herself to her audiences by performing songs she obviously loved, combining elements of soul, gospel, blues, and jazz. Live at Blues Alley is an excellent showcase for her vocal talents and her ability to make even the most familiar tune uniquely her own. Admittedly, the titles on Live at Blues Alley seem like a set list for a bad Vegas lounge act; songs such as Irving Berlin's "Cheek to Cheek" and Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" have been done to death for decades. Fortunately, Eva Cassidy had an obvious affection for these standards. She sounds as if she had a ball performing the Irving Berlin number, while her subtle reading of the Louis Armstrong tune is nothing less than extraordinary. She was equally successful with more contemporary pop classics like "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "Take Me to the River." Ultimately, the slower songs are the most stirring, particularly her rendition of "Fields of Gold." Her tear-jerking version of the Sting tune could very well be one of the greatest cover songs ever recorded. Eva Cassidy's popularity slowly began to spread outside of the D.C. area upon the release of this album in early 1996. Unfortunately, Eva Cassidy passed away later that year, just as she began laying the groundwork for what could have been a stellar career in music. However, her posthumous success has been astonishing, with worldwide critical acclaim and extensive exposure on British television that helped her album Songbird climb to number one on the British album chart in March, 2001. Live at Blues Alley was the only solo album released during Eva Cassidy's lifetime (an album recorded with Chuck Brown, The Other Side, was also released), and it's an excellent introduction to a performer who never lived to witness the impact her voice made on her fans all over the world.
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Live At Blues Alley (25th Anniversary Edition) (Audience Muted)

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1
Cheek To Cheek (Live At Blues Alley) (Audience Muted)
00:03:38

Lenny Williams, Acoustic Piano - Eva Cassidy, Vocals, MainArtist - Irving Berlin, Composer - Keith Grimes, Electric Guitar - Chris Biondo, Electric Bass - Raice McLeod, Acoustic Drums

© 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy ℗ 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy

2
Stormy Monday (Live At Blues Alley) (Audience Muted)
00:05:43

Lenny Williams, Acoustic Piano - Eva Cassidy, Electric Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - T-Bone Walker, Composer - Keith Grimes, Electric Guitar - Chris Biondo, Electric Bass - Raice McLeod, Acoustic Drums

© 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy ℗ 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy

3
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Live At Blues Alley) (Audience Muted)
00:05:25

Lenny Williams, Acoustic Piano - Eva Cassidy, Electric Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Paul Simon, Composer - Keith Grimes, Electric Guitar - Chris Biondo, Electric Bass - Raice McLeod, Acoustic Drums

© 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy ℗ 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy

4
Fine And Mellow (Live At Blues Alley) (Audience Muted)
00:03:56

Lenny Williams, Acoustic Piano - Eva Cassidy, Vocals, MainArtist - Billie Holiday, Composer - Keith Grimes, Electric Guitar - Chris Biondo, Electric Bass - Raice McLeod, Acoustic Drums

© 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy ℗ 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy

5
People Get Ready (Live At Blues Alley) (Audience Muted)
00:03:27

Lenny Williams, Acoustic Piano - Eva Cassidy, Electric Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Curtis Mayfield, Composer - Keith Grimes, Electric Guitar - Chris Biondo, Electric Bass - Raice McLeod, Acoustic Drums

© 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy ℗ 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy

6
Blue Skies (Live At Blues Alley) (Audience Muted)
00:02:31

Lenny Williams, Acoustic Piano - Eva Cassidy, Vocals, MainArtist - Irving Berlin, Composer - Keith Grimes, Electric Guitar - Chris Biondo, Electric Bass - Raice McLeod, Acoustic Drums

© 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy ℗ 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy

7
Tall Trees In Georgia (Live At Blues Alley) (Audience Muted)
00:03:35

Eva Cassidy, Vocals, MainArtist - Buffy Sainte-Marie, Composer

© 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy ℗ 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy

8
Fields Of Gold (Live At Blues Alley) (Audience Muted)
00:04:48

Eva Cassidy, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Sting, Composer - Keith Grimes, Electric Guitar - Chris Biondo, Electric Bass

© 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy ℗ 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy

9
Autumn Leaves (Live At Blues Alley) (Audience Muted)
00:04:41

Lenny Williams, Acoustic Piano - Eva Cassidy, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Jacques Prevert, Composer - Joseph Kosma, Composer

© 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy ℗ 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy

10
Honeysuckle Rose (Live At Blues Alley) (Audience Muted)
00:03:05

Lenny Williams, Acoustic Piano - Eva Cassidy, Electric Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Andy Razaf, Composer - Fats Waller, Composer - Keith Grimes, Electric Guitar - Chris Biondo, Electric Bass - Raice McLeod, Acoustic Drums

© 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy ℗ 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy

11
Take Me To The River (Live At Blues Alley) (Audience Muted)
00:03:48

Lenny Williams, Acoustic Piano - Eva Cassidy, Electric Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Mabon Lewis Hodges, Composer - Al Green, Composer - Keith Grimes, Electric Guitar - Chris Biondo, Electric Bass - Raice McLeod, Acoustic Drums

© 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy ℗ 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy

12
What A Wonderful World (Live At Blues Alley) (Audience Muted)
00:05:05

Lenny Williams, Acoustic Piano - Eva Cassidy, Electric Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - GEORGE DAVID WEISS, Composer - Bob Thiele, Composer - Keith Grimes, Electric Guitar - Chris Biondo, Electric Bass - Raice McLeod, Acoustic Drums

© 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy ℗ 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy

13
Oh, Had I A Golden Thread (Live At Blues Alley) (2021 Master)
00:04:52

Eva Cassidy, Vocals, MainArtist - PETE SEEGER, Composer - Chris Biondo, Electric Bass - Hilton Felton, Hammond Organ

© 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy ℗ 2021 Licensed by Blix Street Records, Inc. from Barbara and Hugh Cassidy

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The late Eva Cassidy gained a loyal following in the Washington, D.C., area through appearances in small clubs, utilizing her pitch-perfect singing voice to interpret a variety of tunes ranging from standards to modern-era pop songs. A notoriously shy performer, Eva Cassidy had a somewhat stiff stage presence, but she endeared herself to her audiences by performing songs she obviously loved, combining elements of soul, gospel, blues, and jazz. Live at Blues Alley is an excellent showcase for her vocal talents and her ability to make even the most familiar tune uniquely her own. Admittedly, the titles on Live at Blues Alley seem like a set list for a bad Vegas lounge act; songs such as Irving Berlin's "Cheek to Cheek" and Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" have been done to death for decades. Fortunately, Eva Cassidy had an obvious affection for these standards. She sounds as if she had a ball performing the Irving Berlin number, while her subtle reading of the Louis Armstrong tune is nothing less than extraordinary. She was equally successful with more contemporary pop classics like "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "Take Me to the River." Ultimately, the slower songs are the most stirring, particularly her rendition of "Fields of Gold." Her tear-jerking version of the Sting tune could very well be one of the greatest cover songs ever recorded. Eva Cassidy's popularity slowly began to spread outside of the D.C. area upon the release of this album in early 1996. Unfortunately, Eva Cassidy passed away later that year, just as she began laying the groundwork for what could have been a stellar career in music. However, her posthumous success has been astonishing, with worldwide critical acclaim and extensive exposure on British television that helped her album Songbird climb to number one on the British album chart in March, 2001. Live at Blues Alley was the only solo album released during Eva Cassidy's lifetime (an album recorded with Chuck Brown, The Other Side, was also released), and it's an excellent introduction to a performer who never lived to witness the impact her voice made on her fans all over the world.
© William Cooper /TiVo

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