My room mate Ray introduced me to Jane Olivor back when we were just young lads doing the emerging bar and club scene in Toronto in the 1970s. She was just what young gay boys needed to wallow in when that person didn't ask you to dance at the August Club - or even worse asked you to dance once and then never again. And she was a nice change from Barbra telling us all about People Who Need People but just as dramatic!
Listening to Olivor today I can see how she had such appeal at the time - we all knew it was going to happen Some Enchanted Evening!
Though I now find her style is a bit mannered she does have the ability to touch the heart. I was never much of a John Denver fan but her version of Annie's Song has a simplicity and honesty that give that song more meaning than I thought possible.
20 maggio - San Bernardino da Siena