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Eva Cassidy
Cassidy in 1988

Cassidy in 1988
Background information
Birth name Eva Marie Cassidy
Born February 2, 1963
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Died November 2, 1996 (aged 33)
Bowie, Maryland, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • guitarist
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active 1981–1996
Labels
  • Liaison
  • Blix Street
  • BLP
Associated acts Chuck Brown

Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996) was an American singer and guitarist known for her interpretations of jazzfolk, and blues music, born with a powerful, emotive soprano voice. In 1992, she released her first album, The Other Side, a set of duets with go-go musician Chuck Brown, followed by the 1996 live solo album titled Live at Blues Alley. Although she had been honored by the Washington Area Music Association, she was virtually unknown outside her native Washington, D.C. She died of melanoma in 1996 at the age of 33.

Two years after her death, Cassidy’s music was brought to the attention of British audiences, when her versions of “Fields of Gold” and “Over the Rainbow” were played by Mike Harding and Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2. Following the overwhelming response, a camcorder recording of “Over the Rainbow”, taken at Blues Alley in Washington by her friend Bryan McCulley, 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 Chart, 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 number-one albums and one number-one single in the UK, have sold more than ten million copies.[1] Her music has also charted within the top 10 in Australia, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.[2]

References

  1.  “Blix Stree Records Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Eva Cassidy’s ‘Songbird’ CD Reaching number 1 on U.K. Music Chart with Gold Certification of New ‘Simply Eva’ Acoustic CD”AltSounds.com. Archived from the original on March 25, 2011. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. Jump up to:a b c d e f g h The Afterlife of Eva Cassidy ArchivedSeptember 22, 2014, at the Wayback Machine (PDF) Dorian Lynske, Word Magazine, 2003. Retrieved on March 6, 2008.

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