SOTD: A Good Man Is Hard To Find – Bessie Smith

album-the-essential-bessie-smithSong: A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Artist: Bessie Smith
Album: Essential Bessie Smith
In short: Nobody sings the blues as good as Ms. Smith does. This song is bound to compel you, it’s one of Ms. Smith’s finest, as well as being one of the greatest blues songs ever sung.

A Good Man Is Hard To Find – Bessie Smith [Download]

ICON: Edith Piaf

edithI believe that each country, or shall I say region has an impeccable icon singer, whether it be a Traditionalist one, a Soprano, or a plain Diva, whose voice reaches and touches the whole world. They’re too many to list, but through this category I hope to cover the ones I love one by one. This time she’s french. I have always loved the language (french!) and I still think it’s the sexiest language, and the most beautiful one. I hope one day to master it. Until then, I’ll keep listening to french music. I would be lying if I said I knew Edith before the Marion Cotillard movie. I decide to get her “Very Best Of” and listen to it, and so I did. Her voice is not only magical, it’s one of the weirdest voice I have heard. I could listen to that voice my whole life and not be bored of it, I believe she’s the european equivalent of Umm Kulthum. There are no words to describe her, or her voice, the only way to truly understand what I mean, download the songs below and you’ll know.

Edith Piaf:
Comme Moi
Hymne A L’amour
Avant Nous
La Vie en Rose

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