Sunday, March 30, 2014
But this was opera - and there were 30 songs on the album!
I gave it a chance, and within a few songs, I was really into it. Her voice is rich and smokey, like a good porter, and works perfectly with with the subject matter - songs of religion and the pain of slavery.
I'm not sure this is something I'd listen to all the time, but I'm really glad I stuck with it.
Posted by Dan at 2:35 PM
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Fun fact I learned from the 1000 Recordings book - this was the first album released on the amazing Blue Note label. Great rollicking energy in this album...
Posted by Dan at 10:17 AM
My only quibble with this album? Too damn long. There's almost no way to sustain this type of fun for 66 minutes, so by the end, you're feeling "OK, I got it!"
Posted by Dan at 10:04 AM