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Thread #31798   Message #471648
Posted By: BlueJay
28-May-01 - 05:20 AM
Thread Name: Eva Cassidy
Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy
I was unaware of Eva Cassidy until last Friday night. Dave Marash did a whole ABC Nightline show featuring her. I heartily congratulate him. One of the best Nightlines I have ever seen. He told Eva's story, interspersed with sound clips and videos. I was mesmerized. The depth and beauty of her singing is very rare. My only regret was that they didn't make it an hour long show. In a half hour show, they didn't have the time to play full songs. But what they did play blew my socks off. If you go to, and click on the "Nightline" page, you can get to a videoclip of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", as well as Marash's axxount of how Eva's singing helped him keep sane while covering the war in Bosnia. (BTW, I am not a shill for ABC News).

But mostly, I would like to offer my thanks to the British people, and BBC, who seem to be most responsible for her posthumous fame. Had it not been for you folks, I may have never heard of Eva Cassidy. And I agree with Mike Regenstrief, Eva has the finest version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" I have ever heard. Eva's story, and especially her singing have really inspired me musically. Thanks to you all, BlueJay