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Diane Schuur

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Diane Schuur, who has sometimes been on the periphery of jazz, balances her importance as a dedicated jazz singer with the inclusion of a large dose of pop tunes in her repertoire. Early in her career she had the tendency to screech in her upper register, but with maturity that flaw has largely disappeared and she has become a very impressive singer. Blinded at birth due to a hospital accident, Schuur (who would later be nicknamed "Deedles") imitated singers as a child. She had her first gig at a Holiday Inn when just ten years old and originally sang country music. The turning point in her career occurred when she sang "Amazing Grace" at the 1979 Monterey Jazz Festival, greatly impressing Stan Getz. After Getz featured her singing at a televised concert from the White House in 1982, Schuur was signed to GRP and began recording regularly. Her 1986 release Timeless and 1987's Diane Schuur with the Count Basie Orchestra both won Grammys for best Female Jazz Performance. She has been nominated three more times in the ensuing years. Schuur has had staying power as an artist; she's released no less than 18 albums (not including compilations) for a number of labels, including GRP, Concord, Telarc, and Vanguard, and continues to tour internationally. While her recordings tend to walk the line between contemporary and mainstream jazz, she is critically regarded as a quintessential jazz singer who is celebrated by critics and music fans across the spectrum. Her 2011 album, The Gathering (Schuur's debut for Vanguard), features thoroughly soulful modern jazz interpretations of ten classic country songs (as a not so subtle tribute to Ray Charles' own groundbreaking Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music). Her piano and backing band are augmented by guest appearances from Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Mark Knopfler, Kirk Whalum, and Larry Carlton. ~ Scott Yanow & Thom Jurek
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  2.   The Very Thought of You
  3.   Only You
  4.   Deed I Do
  5.   Until I Met You
  6.   Alright, Okay, You Win
  7.   Speak Low
  8.   Nice Work If You Can Get It
  9.   Deedles' Blues
  10.   Let's Fall in Love
  11.   New York State of Mind
  12.   Come Rain or Come Shine
  13.   Stay Away from Bill by Karrin Allyson
  14.   Meet Me, Midnight
  15.   Autumn Leaves
  16.   It Had to Be You
  17.   I'm Just Fooling Myself
  18.   September in the Rain
  19.   I Thought About You
  20.   Poinciana
  21.   I'm Beginning to See the Light
  22.   Look Around
  23.   I've Got Beginner's Luck
  24.   My One and Only Love
  25.   Easy Living
  26.   Love for Sale
  27.   The More I See You
  28.   Try a Little Tenderness
  29.   Travelin' Blues
  30.   A Sunday Kind of Love
  31.   A Time for Love
  32.   Moonlight & Shadows
  33.   Amazing Grace
  34.   I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me
  35.   No Heartache Tonight
  36.   When Did You Leave Heaven?
  37.   My Romance
  38.   These Blues
  39.   Lover Come Back to Me
  40.   Good-Bye My Love
  41.   Love Is Here to Stay
  42.   Life Is Good
  43.   The Heart Never Learns
  44.   Climbing Higher Mountains
  45.   Yellow Days
  46.   Deep Purple
  47.   Blue Gardenia
  48.   Touch
  49.   What Is Love?
  50.   At Last
  51.   Crazy
  52.   I Fall in Love Too Easily
  53.   Over the Rainbow
  54.   Someday We'll All Be Free
  55.   Too Late Now
  56.   Midnight Sun
  57.   Finally
  58.   It Might Be You
  59.   Who Will the Next Fool Be?
  60.   Make a Plan
  61.   Impossible
  62.   Just One of Those Things
  63.   He Loved Me
  64.   Love You Back
  65.   We Can Only Try
  66.   I'm Not Ashamed to Sing the Blues
  67.   Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  68.   Confession
  69.   No Time for True Love
  70.   Sure Thing
  71.   Take Me to the River
  72.   Them There Eyes
  73.   I'd Fly by Riccardo Cocciante
  74.   Ordinary World
  75.   For the First Time
  76.   More Than You Know
  77.   Needle in a Haystack
  78.   Travelin' Light
  79.   Invitation
  80.   Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me
  81.   How About Me?
  82.   I Remember You
  83.   Why Can't He Be You
  84.   When Two Worlds Collide
  85.   Today I Started Loving You Again
  86.   Til I Get It Right
  87.   Til I Can Make It on My Own
  88.   Nobody Wins
  89.   Healing Hands of Time
  90.   Don't Touch Me
  91.   Beneath Still Waters
  92.   Am I That Easy to Forget
  93.   Danny Boy
  94.   My Favorite Things
  95.   If Someone Had Told Me
  96.   The Good Life
  97.   Taking a Chance on Love
  98.   It's Magic
  99.   Without a Song
  100.   Blue Skies
  101.   Some Other Time
  102.   They Say It's Wonderful
  103.   Send Me Someone to Love
  104.   It Don't Mean a Thing
  105.   So in Love
  106.   Besame Mucho
  107.   As
  108.   Close Enough for Love
  109.   What a Diff'rence a Day Makes
  110.   Anytime by Barry Manilow
  111.   Our Love Will Always Be There
  112.   When October Goes
  113.   Love Letters
  114.   I Just Called to Say I Love You
  115.   That Old Devil Called Love
  116.   You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
  117.   I Can't Stop Loving You
  118.   You've Got to Hurt Before You Heal
  119.   Toodle Loo on Down
  120.   You Don't Remember Me
  121.   Unforgettable
  122.   All Caught up in Love
  123.   Nobody Does Me
  124.   Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
  125.   Reverend Lee
  126.   I'll Close My Eyes
  127.   Don't Like Goodbyes
  128.   Please Send Me Someone to Love
  129.   How High the Moon
  130.   Lush Life
  131.   Body and Soul
  132.   I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
  133.   How Long Has This Been Going On?
  134.   No One Ever Tells You
  135.   Can't Stop a Woman in Love
  136.   Love Like Ours
  137.   Nardis
  138.   I Only Have Eyes for You
  139.   Keepin' Out of Mischief Now
  140.   At Last
  141.   'Round Midnight
  142.   Save Your Love for Me
  143.   Prelude to a Kiss
  144.   The Christmas Song
  145.   Black Coffee
  146.   Music Is My Life
  147.   Freedom
  148.   Spirit in the Dark
  149.   Red Cab to Manhattan
  150.   Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
  151.   Sweet Georgia Brown
  152.   The Man I Love
  153.   Easy to Love
  154.   I Loves You, Porgy
  155.   It Had to Be You
  156.   Here's That Rainy Day
  157.   Just Friends
  158.   East of the Sun and West of the Moon
  159.   Consider the Point from Both Ends
  160.   Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  161.   Caught a Touch of Your Love
  162.   I Could Get Used to This
  163.   Rock Me on the Water
  164.   Try a Little Tenderness
  165.   You Can Have It
  166.   You Don't Know Me
  167.   Sophisticated Lady
  168.   The Glory of Love
  169.   I Just Found Out About Love
  170.   Stormy Monday Blues
  171.   Funny (But I Still Love You)
  172.   We'll Be Together Again
  173.   The Second Time Around
  174.   Love Dance
  175.   I Get Along Without You/Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  176.   Good Mornig Heartache
  177.   How Insensitive
  178.   'S Wonderful
  179.   I'll Be Home for Christmas
  180.   Louisiana Sunday Afternoon
  181.   Didn't We
  182.   God Bless the Child
  183.   If You Could See Me Now
  184.   Never Take That Chance Again
  185.   You'll See
  186.   I'll Be There
  187.   I Want to Go Home
  188.   Southwind
  189.   Everyday
  190.   Nice 'n' Easy
  191.   Watch What Happens
  192.   Someone to Love
  193.   For Once in My Life
  194.   By Design
  195.   I've Got You Under My Skin
  196.   American Wedding Song
  197.   When I Fall in Love
  198.   Teach Me Tonight
  199.   The Best Is Yet to Come
  200.   Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
  201.   Hold Out
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