Joan Armatrading


Thought I would turn some on to a great album "Into The Blues". This is not a traditional blues album but is very unique. Nobody I have ever heard sounds like her. Lately I have been on quests to discover unique music. Give this a listen. Phil Brady.
philbrady
"Love and Affection" from her self titled first album, over thirty years ago, is just a great song and the whole album stands the test of time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvMxSjIUx70
Not Joan...but if you like Joan & something a bit different...and very well recorded, try 900 Miles by Bethany & Rufus.
I've always loved her singing and songwriting, but the new record shows that she can also play a litle guitar. I agree with you, Phil, a wonderful record.

Marty
If you like Joan you will probably also like Tracy Chapman and Edie Brickell, as well as Suzanne Vega and Marti Jones. All are good recordings as well.