Thursday, October 2, 2008


Listen to AUTUMN LEAVES by Eva Cassidy.

Autumn Leaves is a well-known pop-standard, and of course an autumnal classic. Originally a French song, its English lyrics were penned by Johnny Mercer in 1947. It's been recorded many times, but this version is from the mysterious Eva Cassidy. When Cassidy died of melanoma at age 33, her music was pretty much unknown. But since her death in 1996, she has developed a devoted following. Stories abound of radio stations playing her music and immediately having their switchboards light up. Her posthumous album Songbird even hit number one in the UK. It features many pretty songs and one of them is the delicate Autumn Leaves.

Photo: Shawangunk Mountains


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