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Dida's Touch: The Remarkable Artistry of Dida Pelled

Ludovico Granvassu BY

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Whatever material she touches —be it a Horace Silver standard, a Wes Montgomery blues, a Johnny Cash country tune, a Randy Newman heartbreak song, or one of her disarming originals —New York-based Israeli guitarist and vocalist Dida Pelled leaves her indelible mark on it. Her signature style is a mix of playful warmth and remarkable guitar chops approached with the soul of a natural born storyteller that knows how to make the listener... listen to her!

This mixtape offers an overview of her recording career, in advance of the second Rizzoli Music Aperitivo curated by Mondo Jazz [Friday, September 14, 2018—7pm -1133 Broadway (btw 25th -26th Streets), New York City], for which Dida Pelled will present her latest project, The Lost Women of Song, an intimate evening of remarkable songs by —and mysterious stories about —hardly known or under-recognized female artists who were well ahead of their time, from 1950s singer-songwriter Connie Converse and self-taught American blues guitarist Elizabeth Cotten to Molly Drake, Vashti Bunyan, Tia Blake and Norma Tanega. The concert will feature bassist Spencer Murphy.

Playlist

  • Dida Pelled, Luke Carlos O'Reilly, Rodney Green "I Don't Need No Doctor" from A Missing Shade of Blues (Red Records) 0:00
  • Dida Pelled "Jack Nice" from Modern Love Songs (Self-released) 5:03
  • Dida Pelled, Luke Carlos O'Reilly, Rodney Green "Folsom Prison Blues" from A Missing Shade of Blues (Red Records) 8:09
  • Dida Pelled, Luke Carlos O'Reilly, Rodney Green "A Missing Shade of Blues" from A Missing Shade of Blues (Red Records) 12:06
  • Dida Pelled, Tal Ronen, Aaron Kimmel "Dida's Blues" from Modern Love Songs (Self-released) 18:13
  • Dida Pelled, Tal Ronen, Gregory Hutchinson, Fabio Morgera "More Than You Know" from Plays and Sings (Red Records) 21:31
  • Dida Pelled, Tal Ronen, Gregory Hutchinson "Calcutta Cutie" from Plays and Sings (Red Records) 27:38
  • Ragtime Vampires "Erev Ra" from Ragtime Vampires (Self-released) 34:38
  • Dida Pelled, Tal Ronen, Gregory Hutchinson "Ir Atzuva -It's a Sad City" from Plays and Sings (Red Records) 38:18
  • Ragtime Vampires "Nili P" from Ragtime Vampires (Self-released)
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  • Dida Pelled, Luke Carlos O'Reilly, Rodney Green "Sundown" from A Missing Shade of Blues (Red Records) 45:41
  • Dida Pelled "Losing You from Modern Love Songs (Self-released) 51:17

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