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If you listened to National Public Radio (NPR) this morning, you heard a piece on Laura Nyro, who happens to be one of my favorite popular singers of all time, and someone who, I imagine, is almost completely unknown to anyone born after 1970. She died young: at 49, and from ovarian cancer, the same disease that killed her mother at the same age. But before that she produced a panoply of songs that have no equal among those by female singer/songwriters (or any modern singer songwriters) except, perhaps, Joni Mitchell.
You should hear the interview, and you can get to it by clicking on the screenshot below.
The occasion of this piece was the issuing of a new album of her song, “Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro“, with people like Yo-Yo Ma, Shawn Colvin, Alison Krauss, and Renee Fleming doing versions of Nyro’s compositions…
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