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One and Only,
This review is from: Mystery Lady (Audio CD)
That question about being trapped on an island and only having one CD: This is it. I've all but worshiped Billie Holiday for a long time, but as hard as it is to admit, Etta may well have bested Lady Day here. In her voice, strength, courage, fragility, and tenderness all come through at the same time. Not muddling, but feeding off one another. She brings depth to these timeless songs that even the great Holiday seldom delivered.
"Ghost of a Chance" left me trembling. "How Deep is the Ocean" has never been deeper. And this is by far the best interpretation of "I'll Be Seeing You" ever recorded...in my less than humble opinion. Do yourself a favor and buy it today.
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Initial post: Feb 18, 2007 8:45:28 PM PST
Mike Tibbs says:
You've obviously never heard Sarah Vaughan's "I'll Be Seeing You" because THAT is the best version by far! Etta's is ok, but her style is not a good fit for this song.
In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2007 12:00:29 PM PDT
"I'll Be Seeing You" requires an emotional depth that Sassy never conveyed through her impressive virtuosity. She sang more like a great instrumentalist. Just my opinion.
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