Title: Anya Singleton
Catalogue Number: Hybrid Music HOA13343
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2002
From 2002, this is the debut CD from Anya Singleton. In the usual way of things for the BluesBunny, we ended up listening to this after her 2005 release Not Easy to Forget .
Remarkably assured for a debut offering, Anya delights us with fine renditions of standards such as Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" and the Gershwin's "I've Got a Crush on You". It's all good stuff but the BluesBunny favourites were the strong, bluesy rendition of "Ball & Chain" and the truly affecting reading of "I've Never Danced with you". Sung (and played) with passion and conviction, this is a most enjoyable listen.
In summary, 6 tracks, no duds, 2 thumbs up, so a 4 carrot rating is in order.
February 19, 2008
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