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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Ten Of The Best: Kate Wolf (2)



There has never been another singer who catches at your heart quite like Kate Wolf, who died in 1986 at the age of 44 after a long battle with leukaemia. She is still sorely missed. If I were to pick just two more of her songs I'd choose Across the Great Divide and Give Yourself to Love — though most of her work is exquisite. I played her incessantly all through the weekend my sister visited me in July 1987 — the weekend before she died of a brain tumour aged 29.

5 comments:

am said...

Beautiful and moving on so many levels. Thank you.

donna baker said...

I enjoyed the song. My go tos are Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro. I think I know the words to all their songs. Sorry about losing your sister so young. For both of you.

George said...

I've had no previous knowledge of Kate Wolf, but thanks for sharing this video. If this song is representative, I'm sure I would love the rest of her music. Tragic for such a fine, sensitive artist to die at such an early age.

Timecheck said...

We are remarkably lucky to be able to share music the way we do. I had always thought of Kate as a local singer, and here she comes across the Atlantic. I only recently discovered Amy Winehouse, a wonderful musician from your area, and also a tragic end.

The Solitary Walker said...

This singer is special to me for personal reasons, as I say. I'm pleased she has touched you all too in various ways. Amy Winehouse, Ralph! I was going to feature her in this series! She's amazing. And indeed, such a tragic end.