Two years after her death a tape with Cassidy's version of "Over the Rainbow" contact the British radio station BBC Radio 2. The song was filmed by an amateur at a gig in the Blues Alleys. Cassidy's album "Songbird" was a huge success in Britain. In 2001, the album became the best selling of England.
Eva Cassidy is described as not particularly elegant in her dress, and her stubbornness and steadfastness in the selection of its songs (including especially soul, jazz and gospel) angered the record companies immensely. A few months after the release of her album "Live at Blues Alley" she received in July 1996 pain in her hip. This turned into her bone metastatic form of skin cancer (melanoma) to be. The doctors gave her only a few months to live. She died in November of that year.
The last song she ever sang so numbed by painkillers that she had to be helped on stage, her own interpretation of "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong.
1992 - The Other Side (with Chuck Brown)
1997 - Eva by Heart
1997 - Live at Blues Alley
1998 - Songbird (Collection of songs from three previous albums)
2000 - Time After Time
2000 - No Boundaries
2002 - Method Actor
2002 - Imagine
2003 - American Tune
2004 - Wonderful World
2008 - Somewhere
2011 - Simply Eva
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2014 EU reissue on 180g LP remastered -included Cassidy’s re-defining version of “Over the Rainbow” with “Fields of Gold” . Following her untimely 1996 death from melanoma at the age of 33, Blix Street arranged for the national release of Songbird in Apri
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2016 reissue on 180g 45RPM 7LP Box+ Set featuring Complete 20th Anniversary Blues Alley Collection including 12 Previously Unreleased Recordings & 8 Never-Before-Heard Songs!
Eva Cassidy, the late singer whose signature version of "Over the Rainbo...