Friday Night Music, July 31, Joan Armatrading, “Save Me”

Joan’s touring this spring and summer, mostly in Europe. According to Wikipedia:

Armatrading’s music is considered to be mostly pop with forays into blues, rock, folk, jazz, and even reggae. Her latest album, 2007’s Into the Blues, debuted at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Blues Chart, making Armatrading the first UK female artist, and the first artist born in St Kitts to earn that distinction. Into the Blues, which Armatrading calls “the CD I’ve been promising myself to write for a long time,” was nominated for a Grammy Award, also making her the first female UK artist to be nominated in the Grammy Blues category.

“Save Me” is from her first, big, self-titled album in the Seventies, although I had been aware of her since about 1972.

No, folks: I haven’t broken up with anyone recently (smile), but “Save Me” is very beautiful and very powerful. What else can you expect from this girl?

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~ by blksista on July 31, 2009.

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