Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Not for bossa or MPB fans
bossa_nova | Kent | 09/27/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"An interesting CD with highly original choice of material, on which Ms McCorkle sings in three languages. She comes off best on 'Estate' which is Italian. She sings her own lyrics to 'Manha de Carnival', 'Vivo Sonhando', 'A Felicidade' and others - interesting to have English versions, though the original Portugese sounds better than these. Ms McCorkle gives a fine demonstration of how NOT to sing bossa nova, with American over-emphasis instead of Brazilian subtlety. Her pianist is dreadful, I think, and completely out of place on these songs - loud and ultra-modern. Some tracks go on too long. Still, worth having for the rare repertoire - 'Estate' and 'Dilema'."
Sabia is one of her best
Robert Seymour (email@example.com | Southampton, NY | 10/31/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Susannah does a wonderful job on these old Bossa tunes. I could hear Dilemma over and over and still not get enough."
Susannah's Latin Flair
Don A. Frascinella | The City By The Bay, USA | 09/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is somewhat of a departure since it is Latin-themed. The CD demonstrates her influence by, and love of Jobim, who has influenced many modern artists. She covers his "Vivo Sonhando' (Living on Dreams), "So Danco Samba" (I Only Dance the Samba), and the beautiful "Sabia" (Songbird), perhaps about Susannah herself. Marilyn and Alan Bergman are also represented here with "So Many Stars".
Some of Susannah's other contributions are also represented here. There is "Dilema","Manha de Carnaval" (Sunrise), "Pera Machucahr Meu Coraco" (The Day We Said Goodbye), and "A Felicidade" (Happiness).
Again, this CD is full of songs that run totally counter to her untimely fate. From "Tristeza" (Sadness Please Go Away) to "A Felicidade" (Happiness) we perhaps get a glimpse of the thoughts inside her 10 years before her passing.
McCorkle fans should seek out this CD as a fine completion to their Susannah collection."