"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!”