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Released on 27/06/11. As a writer her songs have been covered by Dionne Warwick, Barbara Streisand, Dobie Gray, Dusty Springfield, Frankie Valli, Gladys Knight, Arthur Prysock, The Manhattans, Cher/Greg Allman, Jose Feliciano, PhyllisHyman, Brenda & The Tabulations, The Persuasions, Ronnie Spector, Hot, Betty Everett and Karen Carpenter, Helen Reddy, Linda Clfford, June Pointer, The Weather Girls, Jet Brown, Ramona Brooks, and Shirley Bassey.

Elvis Presley was recording one of Evie’s songs for an album but died and so vocally incomplete it was never released. Often named as one of Dusty Springfield’s favourite vocalists, Brooklyn-born brunette Evie Sands is one of the most highlyr egarded female singers of the 1960s Brill Building era, and also a respected favourite on the northern soul scene.

She released Suspended Animation in 1979 and is joined on the record by an impressive cast of musicians, while the singer herself plays keyboards: piano, Rhodes, clavinet, Elec.Piano throughout. Buzzy Feiten, Reggie McBride and James Gadson, Lee Ritenour, Richie Zito and Steve Lukather, Greg Phillinganes, Ian Underwood. And the backing vocalists included Bill Champlin, Bobby Kimball, and Tom Kelly,The Waters and the immortal Dusty Springfield.

Evie Sands's "Suspended Animation" is available at


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