UPDATED December 9, 2014
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! LISTEN TO ALL — Eva Cassidy – Live at Blues Alley
Vermeer and Cassidy
American Tune – (Eva Cassidy)
Eva Cassidy – Autumn Leaves
Eva Cassidy – Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eva Cassidy – Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Eva Cassidy – Time After Time
Eva Cassidy – Ain’t no sunshine…
Eva Cassidy – Who Knows Where The Time Goes – by Sandy Denny
Eva Cassidy – Fields of Gold
Tennessee Waltz by Eva Cassidy
Danny Boy by Eva Cassidy
Eva Cassidy – Summertime
Eva Cassidy – I Can Only Be Me – by Stevie Wonder
Eva Cassidy – I Know You By Heart
eva cassidy – My Love is Like a Red Red Rose (eng lyrics)
Forever by Eva Cassidy
Eva Cassidy – Blues In The Night
Eva Cassidy – Nightbird
Eva Cassidy – Dark End of The Street
Eva Cassidy – Bridge Over Troubled Water – by Paul Simon
Fever – Eva Cassidy
Eva Cassidy – Chain Of Fools
Eva Cassidy – Imagine – by John Lennon
Eva Cassidy – What a Wonderful World
Eva Cassidy – Somewhere Over The Rainbow
EVA CASSIDY – CHEEK TO CHEEK (Live At Blues Alley)
Silent Night by Eva Cassidy – Video & photos by Chris Burke
“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”
~Edgar Allan Poe
Background Articles and Videos
The Eva Cassidy Story – on ABC Nightline
The Eva Cassidy Story – a BBC Production
Eva Cassidy Story-Trevor McDonald Pt.1
Eva Cassidy Story-Trevor McDonald Pt 2
Eva Cassidy Story-Trevor McDonald Pt 3
The Eva Cassidy Story – on ABC Nightline
Eva Cassidy’s Voice Was Pure and Rich With Emotion. When She Died Five Years Ago,That Might Have Been the End of the Story. But Her Music Has Lived On, and Now It’s Making Her a Star.
By Sherri Dalphonse
“…When radio stations play Eva, their switchboards light up. Many callers say they were in their car when they first heard her and had to pull over to cry.
“Eva evokes that kind of reaction. Not just ‘She’s good’ but ‘Who the heck is that?’ ” says Keith Grimes, who was a guitarist in the Eva Cassidy Band.
Cassidy had great control, phrasing, and range. She was petite—five-foot-two—but could belt out a bluesy “People Get Ready” as easily as she could sing a delicate tune like “Autumn Leaves.” Some who heard this soulful Scotch-Irish-German woman thought she was black.
It’s more than Cassidy’s technical skill that grabs people. It’s the sense as she sang that she was reaching from her heart to her listener’s.
“There are singers that have great instruments but are just singing the notes,” says Grace Griffith, a friend and local chanteuse. “Other singers have emotion but not the instrument. Eva had both.”
No song speaks to this expressiveness as much as her rendition of “Over the Rainbow.” Cassidy, who loved the Wizard of Oz books as a child, breathed new life into an old song about hope and longing.
An amateur video of Eva shot at Blues Alley, her face full of feeling as she sings “Over the Rainbow,” is largely responsible for the big sales in England. It’s just about the most requested video in BBC history. …”
Singer: Eva Cassidy
“…Eva Cassidy’s music has made its way from iPod to iPod by enthusiastic word of mouth. Sadly, it can’t be spread any other way. Eva died in 1996 of a melanoma at the way-too-young age of 33.
What an incredible voice. I heard about Eva from a travel forum on which people posted their island playlists. I hadn’t heard of her, so I went to iTunes and listened to my allotted twenty seconds of some of her songs. That’s all it took – twenty seconds of Eva’s voice – to make me a fan for life.
Her version of “Over the Rainbow” is just unbelievable. A British d.j., Terry Wogan, happened to hear it several years after Eva’s death, and like almost everyone else, was blown away. So were his listeners. When a low-res video of Eva singing the song was played on Britain’s Top of the Pops 2 TV show, the song went to number one on the U.K. charts. …”
Eva Marie Cassidy
“…Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996) was an American vocalist known for her interpretations of jazz, blues, folk, gospel, country and pop classics. In 1992 she released her first album, The Other Side, a set of duets with go-go musician Chuck Brown, followed by a live solo album, Live at Blues Alley in 1996. Although she had been honored by the Washington Area Music Association, she was virtually unknown outside her native Washington, D.C. when she died of melanoma in 1996.
Four years later, Cassidy’s music was brought to the attention of British audiences when her version of “Over the Rainbow” was played by Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2. Following the overwhelming response, a camcorder recording of “Over the Rainbow”, taken at the Blues Alley, 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 Charts, 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 UK #1s, have sold more than ten million copies. Her music has also charted top 10 positions in Australia, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland. …”