Uncle Bardie’s Spotlight Song: Songbird

Once a week on Friday, Uncle Bardie celebrates the creativity in others by shining a Spotlight on a movie, a song or a creator. This week’s Spotlight is the song: “Songbird”.

This week I have something special, two arrangements of the same song, both standouts. The first is like a relationship has ended. It is by the composer, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac:

The second sounds like the relationship is just beginning. It is by Eva Cassidy:

A great song by two great artists. We don’t always understand how much an arranger brings to a song. This shows the skill it takes to be an arranger. It also shows how a good song can be.