Barb Jungr - Man in the Long Black Coat - In Tune
Having fallen for the songs of Dylan in 2002 via her tribute album EVERY GRAIN OF SAND. Barb subsequently featured the odd song or two on later collections and in order to close the circle the decision to collate all those scattered tracks for release together with four added new recordings proves to be a logical one in view of the iconic singer/songwriter/poet/painter's 70th birthday in May 2011. What you get is Barb's eclectic cabaret vocal style in its warmhearted celebration. They receive an irresistible finger-clicking approach but then each track incorporates a blend of jazz and blues in the singer's reinvention of diverse lyric-driven songs with a definite French/European approach to her material.