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Belinda Underwood: Underwood Uncurling

Read "Underwood Uncurling" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Portland, Oregon-based vocalist/bassist Belinda Underwood opens her debut with Mel Torme's “Born To Be Blue," employing a vocal style that seems a curious mixture of coy guilelessness and sultry sensuality. Not bad for someone who started as an instrumentalist--bass, violin, baritone ukulele, piano, harp--and then started singing late in the game because she couldn't make her bass play the sounds she was thinking, forcing her resort to her voice.

Underwood Uncurling features six of Underwood's own compositions, the highlight perhaps ...


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