Save Big On Open-Box & Pre-owned: Buy "Live At Blues Alley” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 60% off the $17.98 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Pre-owned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
Live At Blues Alley Live, Original recording reissued
|Listen Now with Prime Music Join Prime||Prime Members|
Live at Blues Alley
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Top Customer Reviews
Her death was a great loss, as this album shows an artist entering true maturity. Though the other albums are good, they mostly pick over material that was left behind. There's not a bad performance or less-than-great song choice here. Her following is growing, though still not to the levels of other, less talented, female singers I could name. Buy this album. Spread the word.
This cd consists of a variety of songs which Eva performed at Blues Alley a Washington DC club in which she frequently performed. The range of songs include the jazzy Cheek to Cheek, blues of Stormy Monday, folk Tall Trees of Georgia, modern pop of Fields of Gold. Each of these Eva performed with precision and emotion. Eva was capable of powerful and emotional vocals as can be heard in Stormy Monday and A Bridge Over Troubled Waters as well as sad and soulful in her version of Fields of Gold. Tall Trees of Georgia written by Buffie St. Marie was a favorite of Eva's and she sang it with a delicate, sweet voice which had a surprising strength.
If you have not discovered Eva Cassidy yet, take the time to listen to her and understand the great talent she possessed.
this cd, all covers, ranges from swinging jazz to traditional folk to blues. eva handles it all with incredible control and taste, with real singing and not the pyrotechno crap you hear on the radio these days. her range inspires awe, especially on "golden thread," in which she reaches a note that would give anyone else a hernia. her interpretation skills are amazing; she manages to breathe new life into songs that have been covered hundreds of times. particular standouts are "autumn leaves," "tall trees in georgia" and "fields of gold," all of which will make you cry; "golden thread," which is as spiritual as any hymn; and "fine and mellow" and "cheek to cheek," which are fun and sexy. the band is also in top form, keeping the sound tight and crisp while giving eva the spotlight.
eva's passing robbed her of what surely would have been a big, long career, and us of an enduring talent. buy this cd and you will not be disappointed.
There's definitely a live album ambiance, as the title suggests. Eva introduces "What a Wonderful World" with a dedication to her parents -- particularly poignant when you know that "What a Wonderful World" was eventually the last music she sang in public, at a benefit concert the local music community held to help with her medical bills.
One of our local record stores had this apt summation: "Some artists have spent their entire careers in search of one good album -- Eva nailed it on her first try." This CD won many awards at the "Wammies" (Washington Area Music Association awards) including Album of the Year and Artist of the Year for Eva.
My opinion? Eva Cassidy is STILL going to be a big star, even though it's posthumously. Somebody in Hollywood is going to have the vision to use her heart-stopping performances in a romantic "date movie" (probably starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan), and maybe soon after that some of her unreleased studio recordings will make it onto another Eva album. Cross your fingers, and if you know anyone in the movie business, spread the word!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the great albums; Eva has a lovely voice and the material is well chosen.Published 1 day ago by Jean Marie
I like most types of music when done well, and this one raises the bar for me, one of her best.Published 1 month ago by Nicholas C. Beason
Went on a road trip w/ friends and their still passing it around...........I'm waiting for it to cycle back it was 9/30/15 today its 6/2016. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J Louise
It's Eva but found some of the songs not up to her standards.Published 2 months ago by L. F. Lederer
This is as good as it gets. Put your headphones on and prepare to be completely and totally carried away this music. How said that she is no longer with us.Published 2 months ago by D. Burns
She's one of the best singers that I've ever heard. She makes every song her own.Published 2 months ago by Robert E. Sorel
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- CDs & Vinyl > Blues > Traditional Blues
- CDs & Vinyl > Blues > Vocal Blues
- CDs & Vinyl > Folk > Contemporary Folk
- CDs & Vinyl > Folk > Traditional Folk
- CDs & Vinyl > Pop > Adult Alternative
- CDs & Vinyl > Pop > Adult Contemporary
- CDs & Vinyl > Pop > Easy Listening
- CDs & Vinyl > Pop > Singer-Songwriters
- CDs & Vinyl > Pop > Vocal Pop
- CDs & Vinyl > Rock > Blues Rock
- CDs & Vinyl > Rock > Folk Rock