Midweek music: women (singers) and men (playing guitar) messing around in the back seat of a (black) cab

I’ve found these four gems from the Black Cab sessions. Each has something in common: it’s a woman singing beautifully while a man plays acoustic guitar. That’s what they have in common. Otherwise they’re quite different.

First up is VV Brown doing Shark In The Water. I love this better than the recorded version. It has a great R&B feel, and it mixes up the tempo nicely.

Following her is Eliza Doolittle doing Pack Up. It reminds me of pop, but from the earlier part of the 20th century. Different than Brown, but still really good.

From there we go to  Alela Diane who does this haunting number that really feels like indie folk Americana.

Finally, but not least, is Holly Miranda doing a fresh cover of the great song “X Factor” by Lauren Hill. It’s hard to cover Hill, but I think she does a great job. (Her fellow guitarist is lame, but she is great.)

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One response to “Midweek music: women (singers) and men (playing guitar) messing around in the back seat of a (black) cab

  1. We love black cab sessions! Especially if said sessions involve VV Brown. When a gem of a performance. We just melt over her voice.

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