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Simply the best song ever. watch

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    Before you, in wild ecstasy, dance to the 'permaban' button MODS, please note that this thread does not, in any conveivable way, deserve to be deleted.

    TSR'ians: Listen and weep. Listen and rush to itunes/spotify/amazon/whatever. Listen and reply with heartfelt warmth - rapturous delight. :yes:

    Below, I link you to simply the best song to have ever graced this earth.

    But first, a little biography of the artist you MUST read:

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    Eva Cassidy was born 2 February 1963. Growing up in a musical family on the outskirts of Washington, DC, she sang as a small child and later learned to play the guitar. Even then as a child she had an amazing gift for perfect harmony, and on family outings, she would sing, harmonising perfectly with the music from the car radio. Her father, a teacher of children with learning disabilities and a part-time musician, formed a family band with Eva, her brother Danny, on violin, and himself on bass. She endured school, preferring her own company and, whenever possible, being involved with music and painting.

    In 1986 she did the art work for a projected album by a band, Method Actor, led by a friend, Dave Lourim. She was asked to sing on the album and was heard by producer Chris Biondo who, impressed by her raw talent, encouraged her and introduced her to other musicians. Cassidy appeared on several albums as a backing singer, including E-40's I Wanna Thank You. Meantime, Biondo was stockpiling tapes by Cassidy and in 1991, while recording Chuck Brown And The Soul Searchers, played examples for the group's leader. Brown was immediately taken with her sound, as indeed would be other artists including Roberta Flack and Shirley Horn, and in 1992 Eva and Chuck recorded The Other Side (Liaison).

    Early the following year Chuck Brown and Eva Cassidy began performing live, including an appearance at Washington's Blues Alley. The collaboration with Chuck Brown was one which Eva would value very highly. They performed well together. seem to blend instinctively, and they respected and admired each other as artists.

    Later in the year, following a medical check-up, Eva Cassidy had outpatient surgery for a malignant skin lesion on her back. Early in 1994 she recorded for Blue Note Records and toured with the group Pieces Of A Dream, but, unlike the sessions with Brown, she found this musically unsatisfying. In January 1996 she appeared at Blues Alley again, a session that was recorded, but when summer came she was unwell. Eva had been experiencing pain in her hip for some time. At the time she was working for a friend in Annapolis on murals in schools cafeterias, and she put the soreness down to too much ladder work. Eventually Eva had a number of tests. Although cancer was suspected, only after several more tests, was the diagnosis confirmed: advanced melanoma. She was told that she had three to five months to live.

    Eva was admitted to Johns Hopkins hospital. A constant stream of friends kept coming, bringing her fruit and flowers. She felt badly that these were going to waste, so she asked someone to bring in paper and crayons. Often she could not see her visitors because of the regimen she had, so this way she helped her visitors to express themselves to her. When one stepped off the elevator and saw the hallways lined with people sitting on the floor colouring, talking and getting to know each other; it was a wonderful scene to behold. Eva had every picture hung on the big wall at the end of her bed so she could see them.

    In September a tribute concert was organised. It was a moving occasion for all. There were different artists playing all night. Eva Cassidy came out with Chuck Brown at the end. They chose "Red Top" for her, so she wouldn't have to sing much. He covered her with his animated style, letting her just stand and join in. It was a warm partnership in song. But then she had someone bring her a stool, and sat down to play and sing, "What a Wonderful World". It was amazing that she pulled together all that strength to do the number- and of course all who knew her were all stunned. That was the last song Eva Cassidy sang in public. It was one of those times that those who were there, will never forget. After the concert Eva had a couple of hundred 'thank you' cards made. She made a little drawing for it, a heart-shaped smiling face. When friends would visit later, they would find her bent over her pen, handwriting notes on all the cards. She had very little energy and stamina to sit, but she used that time to thank people.

    On her Brother Danny's last visit shortly before Eva passed away, he recorded the violin track for " I know You By Heart". Later her father, brother and friends played a concert for her outside her bedroom window.

    Eva Cassidy died on 2nd November 1996. She was only 33 years old.

    The memorial service later that month was in Greenbelt park, Maryland with the sun shining. It was as Eva would have wanted. Her brother played the violin. Friends sang. Over four hundred people came. A most wonderful voice had been stilled. Yet as Sian and Peter Charlton say so beautifully in their wonderful Welsh tribute to Eva: 'Sibrwd yn yr Yd' (a Whisper in the Corn)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7-haKkFnT8

    And before you dare to reply with: 'OMFG, THAT WAS BAAAARE BUTTERZ LIKE G!1111!!', think a little harder.
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    **** off with Eva Cassidy posts - we know who she is, we know she's dead, we've all heard her music. She was not the greatest musician to ever live.
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    i agree...great song, but I'm not sure it's the best to have ever graced the earth...
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    It's very beautiful but everyones always going to have different opinions on what 'the best song ever' is.
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    (Original post by PurpleMonkeyDishwasher)
    **** off with Eva Cassidy posts - we know who she is, we know she's dead, we've all heard her music. She was not the greatest musician to ever live.
    Pathetic troll is undeniably pathetic.
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    I've heard this before, and I agree it is a beautiful song, the sort of song that makes it seem ok to just sink under the water in the bath and it doesn't matter if you never come up in fact (in its slightly morbid way this IS a compliment)!
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    I prefer Tracy Chapman. She makes me happy. Eva Cassidy makes me want to kill myself.
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    (Original post by ADREAM)
    Pathetic troll is undeniably pathetic.
    You haven't yet established that no one cares you're raping her corpse. We KNOW who she is, we've HEARD her music. You introduce her every time you post in the Music forum like she's some new, unsigned, underground artist trying to break through into the industry.
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    What on earth happened to the original thread? :tongue:
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    (Original post by ADREAM)
    Pathetic troll is undeniably pathetic.
    Where have you been?
    O_o
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    Not my kind of music tbh. Ah well.
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    (Original post by PurpleMonkeyDishwasher)
    You haven't yet established that no one cares you're raping her corpse. We KNOW who she is, we've HEARD her music. You introduce her every time you post in the Music forum like she's some new, unsigned, underground artist trying to break through into the industry.
    Can you please kindly **** off if you're going to fill my thread with pathetic, spammy, troll-esque crap?

    Thank you, dear.
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    she's not that great...move on
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    (Original post by apassingfeeling)
    What on earth happened to the original thread? :tongue:
    Lockdown by the mod police :ninja:
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    (Original post by Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly.)
    Where have you been?
    O_o
    H.O.L.I.D.A.Y.

    Stuck in a dumpy Kenyan village at the mo. :sad: So I thought I'd return to TSR for a bit. :yep:

    :woo:

    :love:

    :party:

    Anyways, let's not derail from the OP.

    Perhaps an even better song of hers:

    Good lord - 'tis orgasmic!
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    (Original post by apassingfeeling)
    What on earth happened to the original thread? :tongue:
    Deleted + me warned for apparently being obscenely rude in posting such a thread. :confused:
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    (Original post by PurpleMonkeyDishwasher)
    You haven't yet established that no one cares you're raping her corpse. We KNOW who she is, we've HEARD her music. You introduce her every time you post in the Music forum like she's some new, unsigned, underground artist trying to break through into the industry.
    :rofl:
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    Haha, the bucket loads of neg-rep for this = :love:
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    Meh, I like her 'Revolution' thingy + the 'Fast Car', but 'tis just a bit too bland for my liking. :sad:
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    I didn't like it. Despite your best attempt at manipulating my emotions, and me into thinking about the singer not the song.
 
 
 
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