What many music lovers appreciated about the music of the 1970-1980s was the passion and real emotion that was given to the song by the artists in those decades. When we heard a sad ballad, we also heard chocked-up vocals and sniffs from the singer; a song of joy also had laughs included in the adlibs; and, love songs included sighs and deep breaths. In other words, the singer would sing their song but also impart life into the compositions. We saw this with Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, and Diana Ross – female artists who embraced the frailty of a song, or the power of a song, and tempered it with so much emotion that it drove right into our hearts and took up residence.
Today, we rarely get this magic mojo in the music from the females topping the charts, so I was overly excited when I was introduced to Barbara Borgelin.
Growing up in a home full of music in Denmark, with a father who was a wonderful Jazz musician, Borgelin has music at her roots and in her core. Being influenced by The Beatles, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, and the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, as a singer-songwriter, Borgelin has a cache of music to which she has created that is overflowing with elements of Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Soul...
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