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ALBUM REVIEW

Nancy LaMott: Ask Me Again

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Nancy LaMott's story is the stuff of Hollywood melodrama--and a lesson about time. When she died on December 13, 1995 from uterine cancer preceded by years of battling Crohn's disease followed by an ileostomy, she left behind a scant but distinguished discography of six precious CDs. Even those became unavailable when, after a marriage hastily assembled during the last 45 minutes of her life, litigation ensuing from estate squabbles led to suppression of her recordings for almost ten years. In ...

FILM REVIEW

Nancy LaMott: I'll Be Here With You - A Collection of Rare Live Performances 1978-1995

Read "Nancy LaMott: I'll Be Here With You - A Collection of Rare Live Performances 1978-1995" reviewed by Samuel Chell

Nancy LaMott I'll Be Here With You - A Collection of Rare Live Performances 1978-1995 Midder Music 2008

Nancy LaMott was the last of a breed--not an improvising jazz singer in the tradition of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Karrin Allyson; not a singer-songwriter like Carole King, Joni Mitchell, or Eva Cassidy. Instead, she was a genuine cabaret artist, the American equivalent of an Edith Piaf, a performer in the grand tradition of a ...


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