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  • Bobbe Norris (2003)

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    Bobbe Norris, originally from San Francisco, pursued a widely publicized singing career in New York where she worked the major clubs and concert halls, recorded for Columbia Records, and appeared on television on the The Ed Sullivan and Tonight shows (among others). Her skyrocketing career was strictly controlled, motivating her to step back and retire from the music until meeting Larry Dunlap, who encouraged her to get back into singing.

    Bobbe is a brilliant singer who applies her dusky contralto to carefully chosen songs, some quite obscure. Longtime fan Rex Reed has written that "she reaches into a lyric like she's pulling taffy and brings out the sweetness and rich flavor of each song, discarding anything superfluous or sticky."
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Miles Davis Workin' In Your Own Sweet Way (Prestige)
    # 2 Bill Evans Emily My Foolish Heart (Moon)
    # 3 Ivan Lins with Chucho Valdés and Irakere En Vivo Illuminados (Egrem)
    # 4 Larry Dunlap Fly with My Love: Larry Dunlap Plays Amandio Cabral Delia Querida P.O. Box 1028, Pacifica, CA 94044, or by e-mail to bobbelar@earthlink.net
    # 5 Milton Nascimento Crooner Green Eyes (Warner Bros)
    # 6 Cannonball Adderley At the Lighthouse Blue Daniel (Capitol)
    # 7 Antonio Carlos Jobim Antonio Brasileiro Trem Azul (Blue Train) (Sony)
    # 8 Shirley Horn Here's to Life Here's to Life (Verve Gitanes)
             
    Book Lao Tzu, "The Way of Life"
             
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