Friday, December 26, 2008

Something wistful from Rebecca Jordan

I hope you all had a happy Christmas. Because I’m about to wreck that “peace-and-goodwill” vibe with a historical post later today. (Wait for it...)

But before I get naughty, let me share something nice: A music video from a young L.A. pop singer named Rebecca Jordan.

It’s her interpretation of “Dreams,” the Fleetwood Mac classic. Stripped down, simple, lovely.

This track originally was on Jordan’s self-released EP “The Trouble with Fiction” in 2005. (Back then she spelled her name “Rebekah.” Her new website says it’s “Rebecca.” Glad she got that sorted out.)

This video reminds me to tell you... it’s time for another round of “Black singers, white songs.” I’ve got a great new batch, and I’ll post that playlist on Sunday. Please come by and listen.

(Damn. Two teases in one post? I should be wearing tassels.)

11 comments:

bklyn6 said...

Nice arrangement. (I ended up buying that Black Shakespeare cover you posted about a while back.)

Re: “Black singers, white songs.” Yay! Bring it.

On the lookout for the "historical post." :-)

daughterofthedream said...

I have her 1998 CD Remember to Breathe when she was still Rebekah. Loved it, but being a quirky black girl left her languishing...sigh.

Thank you much for bringing her back around for me though! I am loving her music all over again!

QBG's rock!

onefinemess said...

Thanks, that's a nice relaxing track. Goes a little way towards turning my shitty day around.

PS. Tassels = bad mental picture.

Geneva Girl said...

You? Wearing tassels? That would be a Random Wrongness. Funny as hell, but wrongness.

Invisible Woman said...

Tassels! Tassels! Tassels!

Undercover Black Man said...

(I ended up buying that Black Shakespeare cover you posted about a while back.)

That one remains one of my all-time favorite covers.

Undercover Black Man said...

I have her 1998 CD Remember to Breathe when she was still Rebekah.

Dang, she's been around that long?

Do you know anything about her ethnicity, daughterofthedream? I would guess half-Korean.

Undercover Black Man said...

QBG's rock!

Oh... and it so happens that my upcoming "Black singers, white songs" playlist has nothing but quirky black girls.

Invisible Woman said...

she sounds like corinne bailey rae

James said...

On that half Korean tip, she looks like she could be the sister of half Korean O'Bryan.

daughterofthedream said...

UBM, I don't know specifically.

The only thing I do know is that on her first album she had a song called Little Black Girl; and in the lyrics she self-identifies as such.

...looking forward to more QBGs!