Cute, curly-headed diva Beth Rowley won many hearts with her charming Violets EP. Born in Peru and raised in the English West Country, Rowley has been mentored...... more
Cute, curly-headed diva Beth Rowley won many hearts with her charming Violets EP. Born in Peru and raised in the English West Country, Rowley has been mentored by Carleen Anderson and now follows up on the success of that EP with Little Dreamer, an album that continues her sweetly old fashioned, Motown-esque blend of blues, gospel, soul and jazz--all peppered with a classic mainstream sheen. Produced by Steve Power (Blur) and Kevin Bacon & Jonathan Quarmby (Richard Hawley, Finlay Quaye), the album discloses a voice as jaw-droppingly flawless and hopelessly compelling as a Norah Jones or Amy Winehouse, but with atmospheric traces of Karen Carpenter, Aretha Franklin and EvaCassidy too. Tracks like the stunning gospel blues of "Almost Persuaded" and soulful single "Oh My Life" are good examples of what to expect from this cozy, feelgood album. The reggae pulse of "I Shall Be Released" tends to undermine the power and beauty of the original, but slow, heartfelt blues numbers like "One Cloud" more than make up for these blips. Rowley plays it safe on Little Dreamer, but it's a stunning collection nonetheless. --Danny McKenna
Advantages: An angel that died. Disadvantages: died too young.
...This is the month when we have been asked to write musical reviews. I wrote a review on Songbird, a record by Eva Cassidy, though feel it is not enough to write about her record. Her life mattered to a lot of us, and without her songs, my life would not be as it is today. This is my tribute to a short life that left its mark on me.
Eva Cassidy was born on the 2nd February 1963 and died...
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Review of EvaCassidy
...I think it was Leona Lewis that first introduced me to Eva Cassidy. It was after she sang 'Over The Rainbow' on The X Factor, and I loved the song, and found Eva Cassidy's version on the internet. I don't really know many of her songs, but the ones that I did know, I love: Over The Rainbow, Fields of Gold, Wade In The Water and Songbird.
Simple Eva is the eighth album by Eva Cassidy. The CD...
Advantages: Great songs Disadvantages: She tragically died
...I have loved Eva Cassidy`s voice since I discovered her about two years ago. She has the voice of an angel. She tragically died of cancer before she realised how her talent would be adored by millions.
I have listened to Songbird so many times that I am scared that the cd will wear away, let me tell you about it I am sure you will want to listen to it once I have told you all about it...