I stumbled on this cover quite literally by accident. I have been listening to Gal Costa’s version of “Verbos do Amor” for years…no I don’t speak Portugese but I am a huge fan of Brazilian music for many reasons. One reason is how a lot of the melodies are constructed. The rise and fall of these melodies coupled with the approach to phrasing creates such a sense of drama in my ear that I really enjoy.

I have to admit that I was at least a minute or two in to the listening of the Jacques Burvick produced cover “Once Again I’ll Call” cover before I realized what I was listening to. It was a wonderful listening experience to say the least because it reminded of the old days when a song would come on the radio and you would have no idea what it was because you didn’t have the benefit of a title screen, you just heard some great music and you knew you wanted to hear it again. I hope you enjoy.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.