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Subject: Archive: Eva Cassidy, Nov. 2, 1996


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Date Posted: Saturday, November 02, 05:04:09pm

Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 November 2, 1996) was an American singer and guitarist known for her interpretations of jazz and blues. In 1992, she released her first album, The Other Side, a set of duets with go-go musician Chuck Brown, followed by the 1996 live solo album titled Live at Blues Alley. Although she had been honored by the Washington Area Music Association, she was virtually unknown outside her native Washington, D.C. She died of melanoma in 1996 at the age of 33.

Two years after her death, Cassidy's music was brought to the attention of British audiences, when her versions of "Fields of Gold" and "Over the Rainbow" were played by Mike Harding and Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2. Following the overwhelming response, a camcorder recording of "Over the Rainbow", taken at Blues Alley in Washington by her friend Bryan McCulley, was shown on BBC Two's Top of the Pops 2. Shortly afterwards, the compilation album Songbird climbed to the top of the UK Albums Chart, almost three years after its initial release. The chart success in the United Kingdom and Ireland led to increased recognition worldwide.

Her posthumously released recordings, including three number-one albums and one number-one single in the UK, have sold more than ten million copies.[1] Her music has also charted within the top 10 in Australia, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Cassidy

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"Autumn Leaves"Eva Cassidy & the London Symphony OrchestraSaturday, November 02, 05:06:02pm
One of my favorites (NT)Thank God for the recordings or wed never know herSunday, November 03, 03:18:56am


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