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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Darlene Love's New Album

Love & Van Zandt (left) recording with horns
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame diva, Darlene Love, has long been a favorite of mine and I have followed her performances throughout New York for decades. I first became mesmerized by her powerful voice on the radio in the '60s and have been a fan since then for life.

It was wonderful news that broke in Rolling Stone earlier this week that Steve Van Zandt would be producing a new album featuring Ms Love. Van Zandt, original member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, told Rolling Stone, "Everybody I know that is a great songwriter, I'm talking to. We're hoping to have an all-star album for Darlene, which she deserves."

Release date is expected to be around Christmas. The songwriters are expected to include Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Carole King, Mike Stoller, Van Zandt himself, and Cynthia Weill/Barry Mann. This promises to be major, people! Absolutely first-class.

It was Springsteen, you might recall, who inducted Ms Love into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I suspect Darlene's central part in the Oscar-winning Twenty Feet from Stardom helped green-light this project.

Darlene's biopic is in the works right now from Oprah's Oxygen Network as well.

I have blogged about Darlene Love numerous times. My articles and reviews about her have appeared on her web site.

Might an exclusive Q&A be in the offing to help promote the new cd?

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