There are certain songs that should only ever be sung by one singer and in particular I am thinking of Cole Porters “Every time we say good by”. Covered by hundreds if not thousands of artists, but for me there has only ever been the version by Ella Fitzgerald, which is absolutely sublime and cannot be bettered.
So trawling through YouTube recently I came across a version by the Norwegian young lady Angelina Jordan who I featured a little while ago in a blog. She sings with a voice “beyond her years” and now at the ripe old age of 10 has developed a singing career of some note.
Her voice is gradually changing and her version of the Cole Porter classic, backed by a single guitarist is exceptional. You have to remind yourself from time to time that this is a 10 year old young lady singing and not a seasoned professional. Her musicality, phrasing and self confidence are amazing in one so young.