Monday, April 27, 2009

Connie Converse

(Image found here).

Wow. Maybe it's the fact that it's a dark, warm, almost-summer night, when I could fall in love with anything, but I am incredibly infatuated with this lovely lady. This album of songs written/ recorded in the 1950s and 1960s by Connie Converse was finally collected and released in March 2009.

Listen to a handful of the Connie Converse songs from the album How Sad, How Lovely on MySpace.

One By One is especially poignant, and I heard it first on NPR (here). I love that it starts off sounding like a church hymn, very traditional and full-voiced, but then the syncopation begins and you're captivated by the contradictions in the text and the music.

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