Monday, October 14, 2013

Song of the Day: 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore' by Linda Ronstadt

For anyone who needs reminding why Linda Ronstadt was once the biggest female singer in the world -- 11 Grammy awards, six Rolling Stone covers -- this gem my brother sent me yesterday ought to do the trick. That her voice was somehow even more beautiful than her face made her equally popular with folk, rock and country audiences. "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" was from Ronstadt's 1974 LP, "Heart Like a Wheel," which is undoubtedly her masterpiece, in addition to being the first of her three chart-topping albums. But even more remarkable about this clip is that she was of the era when live versions were often BETTER than the album takes, something you'd be hard-pressed to encounter with any of today's top stars. Buy HERE.


joel65913 said...

Such a great talent, it's difficult to think that wonderful voice has been silenced by illness. How fortunate we all are that she complied such a legacy of sublime work so the world will always know that it did exist.

Tom Z said...

I had no idea she played guitar! Wonderful find - beautiful!

Tom Z said...

Besides that incredible voice, I had no idea she played guitar! Thanks for the great find!