V introduced me to the inimitable Jimmy Castor a few years ago. Actually, his brother Anthony ‘Juggie’ Rose did. This was playing in his car one afternoon and I couldn’t get enough! The sheer bravado of it!
It turns out Juggie had done V the same favour back in the ’70s. And boy are we grateful! This one is for you, Juggie.
Unlike V, I didn’t hear much Patsy Cline growing up (thank God ;)) but I heard more than enough of this amazing lady. My father loved her … and so do I. Just listen to that voice! They say that Sarah Vaughan could have been a classical singer if she wanted. Her range and mastery were out of this world!
In this video she sounds young and innocent. Her voice took on a deeper, more resonant quality later on. I love her either way!