Time and Tide

July 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm Leave a comment

I was wasting time on the internet today, as usual. Sometimes we forget when we don’t hear certain music for a while about certain artists. I’ve always liked jazz standards and music like that. There are the greats, of course, Sinatra, Martin, Darrin. The contemporary artists who cover these songs like Harry Connick and Michael Buble and my favorite celebrity crush, Robbie Williams, are also enjoyable. There are females who sing these songs as well, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Shore and Doris Day, among others. I should have been born in another era.

Sometimes I’m guilty of overlooking some really great music or forgetting about it. We had a wave of female artists who produced some really great jazz influenced pop in the early 1990s, the most famous of which was Sade. But she wasn’t the only one.

There’s also Anita Baker, with, “Sweet Love,” which should forever be a classic. That voice! Lisa Stansfield with, “All Around the World,” was another one. Mariah Carey’s, “Vision of Love,” would qualify, although she doesn’t sing that style very often. And I think Julia Fordham’s, “Happy Ever After,” an anthem that was written in response to Apartheid, should also qualify.

My favorite, though, from this era, was Basia. I had her album, London Warsaw New York. Every song on the album was great, but my favorite was, “Time and Tide.” If you like that kind of music, then she’s worth checking out. You can catch her video of, “Time and Tide,” along with her other music and the songs mentioned above, on YouTube.

Here’s the link to Basia singing, “Time and Tide.” Happiness!

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