Another contest, y’all. Click here and listen to a Christmas song. The first person to correctly identify this singer – in the comments section here – will win a prize.
Here’s a hint: She had a big hit single in the early 1970s.
Only one guess per reader, please.
The prize you’re playing for is a factory-sealed copy of the 2003 CD “Borders of Disordely Time” by jazz poet Jayne Cortez.
Cortez is a national treasure. And this album includes music from Ron Carter, James “Blood” Ulmer, Bobby Bradford, Frank Lowe and T.K. Blue. Click here to hear one of the pieces... a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.
UPDATE (12/23/08): We have a winner. RP correctly identified the singer as Denise LaSalle. The track is called “Santa’s Got the Blues.”
Click here to hear her 1971 gold record, “Trapped By a Thing Called Love.”