Thursday, April 28, 2011

A fond farewell to a stupendous singer

Besides her breakout hit "Poetry Man," Phoebe Snow wrote and sang some of the best songs in the pop universe, including "Harpo's Blues," "Love Makes a Woman," "Every Night," "Two-Fisted Love," and "I Don't Want the Night to End." Alternately shimmering and earthy, her voice was utterly distinctive yet adaptable to folk, rock, blues, and jazz. She was from a Jewish family, yet she had so much soul that many people thought she was African American.

What joy! Two powerhouses, Linda Ronstadt & Snow, perform "It's In His Kiss" on SNL in 1979.

1 comment: