One of the most overlooked albums of 2011--at least by year end reviews--was Lucinda Williams' "Blessed."
A road trip through the soul, "Blessed" features the evocative ballad "Kiss Like Your Kiss" which I hear in blues-jazz singer Etta James who died early Friday Jan. 20. (My full appreciation appears in the Chicago Sun-Times).
The snow is flying in Chicago today. They are cold tears.
And Williams sings:
There'll never be a winter quite so true
When the sky was painted with gifts
There'll never be a moon so full & blue
There'll never be a kiss like your kiss.....................
There's a lotta Etta in Lucinda, especially in the ballad as true as James' "At Last.".....