"One of the things I like about Europe", she says, "is that you don’t have radio

categories like Urban Contemporary and all the jive that goes along with

that. “ After years of fending off labels like “Blues Singer,” she is at last being

accepted simply as one of the great post-war black vocal performers. 

Labels are limiting.

I wish more music artists had this mentality. I remember watching a video clip

about Curtains…don’t quote me but I think he mentioned something along of the

lines of “people are uncomfortable with things they don’t understand. I am an artist

who makes music unconcerned with labeling my style.”

When listening to music I prefer to make this statement in response to an artist’s

music, ”I don’t know what you call it. It’s just amazing!”