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Saturday, 22 June 2013
Many Rivers to Cry
According to T'Interweb the jazz standard Cry Me a River , written by Arthur Hamilton, has been recorded by well over 50 artists.
Here are 3 versions for your listening pleasure and I would be interested in any views as to which is the best, or if you think there are better versions out there.
First up, is Mrs Costello, jazz diva Diana Krall from her 2001 albumThe Look of Love where with "her quartet and the London Symphony Orchestra she performs a sensual collection of ballads and bossa novas" (© Pseuds Corner).
Next up is Scotland's own Kim Edgar - Burns Unit member who recorded an excellent album recently The Ornate Lie. This is from an earlier album 2006's Love for Sale mainly a collection of excellent live covers
Finally, and the pick off the bunch as far as I am concerned is the great Miss Julie London from back in the 60's. Better even than Justin Timberlake and Susan Boyle -combined!
Diana Krall -Cry me a River
Kim Edgar -Cry me a River
Julie London -Cry me a River
In the unlikely event that anyone is interested, Heidi Talbot was very good last night. CD's purchased which will feature later.