Monday, March 27, 2017

Song #89: "Girls Talk"--Linda Ronstadt (1980)

One of the things that I love and respect the most about Linda Ronstadt was her incredible ability to sing, and be successful, with a wide variety of musical genres. Through the 1970's, she had moved from country and blues, to a country/pop hybrid, then to pop.

In early 1980, she released "Mad Love", which provided another twist and turn in her musical sound and repetoire. Some would call it Linda's answer to New Wave, but I don't think that's accurate. It was more of a bend to pop/rock instead.

Several years later she would confound and impress again, teaming up with the legendary Nelson Riddle for a series of albums where she covered some of the best music from the Big Band era.

Linda, in a word, is incredible.

Today, the sixth of eight contributions to our musical journey, two more to come from Linda. Which era? Which genre? We'll have to wait and see. For today, here's Girls Talk.

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