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Nick E 04 Mar 08 - 07:58 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 04 Mar 08 - 11:17 PM
GUEST,jeff 04 Mar 08 - 11:31 PM
katlaughing 04 Mar 08 - 11:32 PM
katlaughing 04 Mar 08 - 11:42 PM
GUEST,Wesley S 04 Mar 08 - 11:44 PM
Acme 04 Mar 08 - 11:50 PM
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George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 05 Mar 08 - 01:05 AM
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Subject: Eva Cassidy A 'New' Discovery
From: Nick E
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 07:58 PM

Well NEW for me. I checked and it seems it has been a few years since her name was on any Mudcat thread, so I feel it's ok to start this one.

I heard a tune of hers when listening to my Joni Mitchel Padora Radio Station and started a station for her. (I think you can only access Pandora.com in the US but it is worth checking out ) She is no longer with us but what a voice she had. Her phrasing reminds me of Bonnie Raitt but with out the gravel.
There are a few clips on Youtube as well, just an amazing voice.
Seek & Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 11:17 PM

She has about 7 recordings, Songbird & Imagine are the two most popular. I first found out about her 3 years ago from The Madrigal CD store. They usually have most of her recordings in stock.


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: GUEST,jeff
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 11:31 PM

Discovered Eva Cassidy at a music store in Cardiff when on holiday. Was looking for 'Welsh' folksingers and my friend(who's English)suggested her CD. I bought it w/o listening to it. Songbird. It changed my life. It's still my alltime favorite CD. A once in a generation talent. I'll have to check out tose youtube clips.


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 11:32 PM

Wow, what an incredible voice. Thanks, Nick. I am listening to her on youtube. I also found that she was quite an artist, as well as musician.

That website is done by her sisters. THIS ONE is maintained by her cousin. Both have a lot of info. How sad that she died so young.


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 11:42 PM

Jeff, HERE'S on of Songbird. What beauty.


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 11:44 PM

If I'm not mistaken I read that she died on November 2nd 1996. That's the day I got married. So I end up thinking about Eva every year on my anniversary.


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: Acme
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 11:50 PM

I saw a program about her several years ago on ABC, I think it was an edition of Nightline. They repeat it every so often. She had a truly remarkable voice and talent.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: GUEST,jeff
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 12:00 AM

Thank you Kat,but I'm already going through all of the youtube videos one by one. Autumn Leaves is playing right now.


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 01:05 AM

That Nightline show is available in 3 parts at Youtube.


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: Andrez
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 05:43 AM

George, if you have a moment could you please post the links to the part of the Nightline show for a catter who doesnt really "do" Youtube?

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 09:38 AM

I'm an Eva Cassidy fan. I bought my first CD of hers in Whitby and found the second one on offer in Harrogate. It's surprising how many people haven't heard of her but of those who have, I haven't found one who doesn't like her music.

I love the picture on the CD "Imagine" - she looks so happy and free there.


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 09:58 AM

Andrez, youtube is pretty easy to use. Here ya go:

First segment;

Part Two;

Part Three.

Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: PoppaGator
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 10:38 AM

I first heard of Eva Cassidy, unfortunately, after she had already passed away. My old friend Geoff Gillette, an audio engineer, had discovered her work, become a huge fan, and played some kind of role in remastering and releasing some of her recordings posthumously.

I found some of those YouTube clips just a few weeks ago and got to see her for the first time. I'll be looking up the links in this thread to find a few more videos that I haven't seen yet.


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: GUEST,jeff
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 11:06 AM

One of the great memories in my life was putting on the CD 'Songbird' when I first moved to Nashville. It was at an 'industry' type party and no one had ever heard of her. But, I didn't know that. It was a crowded living room full of session pros both vocal and instrumental. Talking 'business', schmoozing, drinking, etc. As the strains of 'Fields Of Gold' began to play you could see the silence begin to spread over the room. By the end of the song the room was 'dead' quiet and someone asked "Who the FUCK IS THAT!" I replied, "Eva Cassidy' and the room was silent for the rest of the CD. You could hear snffling as jaded, hardened, been there done that session pros were brought to silence and tears by the depth and purity of her soul. A rare privledge in a very cynical town.


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: Fortunato
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 11:27 AM

Eva was a rare and beautiful person with an incredible voice. We cherished her here in Maryland and DC, and she was a great loss to her hometown music scene and indeed the whole world.

I never met Eva, she was in another scene, downtown at Blues Alley and hanging out with Chuck Brown. I was uptown in the folk clubs on Wisconsin and Connecticut Aves or the rockabilly night spots. But we all knew about her. We knew she was special.

Tragic loss. If you haven't hear her voice, you've really missed something.

cheers,
chance


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: Andrez
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 02:51 PM

Cool, thanks for that Kat.

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 12:25 PM

I believe that the cover photo on Imagine was taken at a property Eva owned in Nov Scotia..Pictou co. I think.


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: Arkie
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 03:27 PM

Eva Cassidy had a way of getting the most out the songs she sang. Her versions of Somewhere Over The Rainbow and Autumn Leaves were like hearing the songs for the first time. As far as I am concerned, she did the definitive version of Fever, and I have always like Peggy Lee's rendition.


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: Polly Squeezebox
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 05:04 PM

Eva recorded 'I wandered by a brookside' which was one of the songs 'refound' by Barbara Berry who put the music to it. Sales of Eva's recording have done much to ease Barbara's later life by way of an electric mobility scooter, etc. Barbara and Len were on the English folk circuit for many years as Portway Pedlars - many more people will know their son Bob Berry who, together with wife Gill, is largely responsible for the continuance of the Chippenham Folk Festival. However, credit for Barbara receiving the royalties for 'I Wandered by a Brookside' belongs to another (much maligned) folk orgainiser - Steve Heap. If Steve had not persisted with his claiming copyright for Barbara she would not have received the royalties due to her from Eva's recording which has eased both her and Len's later lives.

Polly


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: Jim Martin
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 11:52 PM

I remember 'The Portway Pedlars' at Sidmouth about 20 years ago and was well impressed!

Well done Steve Heap.


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: GUEST,jeff
Date: 09 Mar 08 - 09:40 PM

Am not familiar w/t Portway Pedlars' or the story behind this particular song. I AM familiar w/t process of making a collaborative contribution to a given project and not receiving royalties due. So I'll second the 'well done' for Steve Heap for his persistence in making sure compensation was given to the person it was due. I'm quite sure Eva would've wanted it that way, also.


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Apr 15 - 02:28 AM

SRS referred above to an ABC Nightline program about Eva Cassidy. It's excellent - 18 minutes long, and worth your time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXU219b3Zdw


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 28 Apr 15 - 03:08 AM

That video isn't available to the UK on YouTube, Joe. Apparently blocked by WMG. 😡


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Subject: RE: Eva Cassidy A'New' Discovery
From: Acme
Date: 28 Apr 15 - 02:40 PM

These days it is possible to save very large files in personal cloud computing accounts (Box, Dropbox, Microsoft SkyDrive or whatever it is called now, Google Drive, etc.) You can share a folder or file by emailing a link to someone. Perhaps our UK folks can find someone who would do that from the US.

SRS


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