I'll write up the details of her life and post them later - in the meantime, here are videos of my two favorite Eva Cassidy cover songs:
People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield)
Sting, the songwriter and original singer of Fields of Gold, said the following about Eva's cover of the song:
"A lot of people have covered my songs. And it's a strange emotion, you know, because your own songs are like your own babies. I mean you might hear someone reinterpreting them and maybe you don't agree with what they've done. But this version was just so pure, so excellent, that I was deeply moved by it, and so happy that she covered it. Eva's is one of the best versions of my song I've ever heard...There is something about her voice - a quality - that you can't really put into words. It's a magical quality. People respond to its purity. It suggests something ethereal-- something unattainable."For those of you that are new to this blog, in order to see my music posts I have to add you to my friends list. Comment to this post if you want to have the access to those posts.