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Once again, spunky vocalist Natasha Miller teams up with 83-year-old songwriter Bobby Sharp (Unchain My Heart, Don't Set Me Free), and this time, she’s got an album of destined- to-be jazz standards that outdoes everything she's produced to date. The new CD Don't Move features 11 songs written by Sharp, most of which have never been recorded before. That makes this album something of an historic event in its own right. What makes it a musical event of the first order is Sharp’s songwriting, Natasha’s gift for flawless phrasing, and stunning arrangements penned by a group of musicians whose roots go deep and whose talents run to the top of their class pianists Bill Bell (Duke Ellington, Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson), Larry Dunlap (Cleo Lane, Mark Murphy), Ellen Hoffman (Oakland East Bay Symphony, Linda Ronstadt), and Josh Nelson (Peter Erskine, Ernie Watts)

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"Unchain My Heart" Songwriter Bobby Sharp Dies At Age 88

"Unchain My Heart" Songwriter Bobby Sharp Dies At Age 88

Bobby Sharp, 88, of Alameda, passed away on Monday, January 28. His passing marked the end of a life filled with generosity toward friends, colorful storytelling about mid-century times in Los Angeles, New York, and California, and a long songwriting career highlighted by his 1961 hit, “Unchain My Heart." Bobby was born in 1924 in Topeka, ...

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News: Recording

San Francisco-Based Jazz Vocalist Natasha Miller to Release New CD on 9/14

San Francisco-Based Jazz Vocalist Natasha Miller to Release New CD on 9/14

Sooner or later, most singers get the urge to make a standards record. “And they always try to make it different," says Natasha Miller, the sterling Bay Area-based jazz singer prized for her rich sound, streamlined phrasing and unforced feeling. “I wanted to make a standards album that was different different." Miller pulls that off brilliantly ...

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Don't Set Me Free

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Label: Poignant Records
Released: 2006
Duration: 03:46

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Don't Move

Label: Poignant Records
Released: 2006

Album

I Had A Feelin'

Label: Poignant Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: I Had A Feelin', My Magic Tower, Unchain My Heart, Everlastin' Blues, I Return to the Sea, Monica, Things are Breakin' Like Rocks, Big Storyteller, A Real Swingin' Affair, Madame Heartache, What Diff'rence Does it Make.

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Article: Album Review

Natasha Miller: I Had A Feelin'

Read "I Had A Feelin'" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


For her third album, Bay Area singer Natasha Miller devotes the eleven tracks to the songs of Bobby Sharp. The songwriter achieved his most notable success with “Unchain My Heart," popularized by Ray Charles in 1961 and later by Joe Cocker. Sharp was a New York songwriter who composed from 1946 through 1978. After having recovered ...


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