Soundtrack

Soundtrack

by Linda Eder
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Soundtrack 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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SteveKPA More than 1 year ago
LInda Eder has to be one of the most versitile, amazing artists on the planet! The nuances & richness of her voice shine through in every track of this CD. The arrangements are subtly jazzy and hip. Each track adds a new twist and raw emotion to popular familiar songs. Listening to this CD you just get lost in beautiful music.
pat72 More than 1 year ago
The story is entrancing as the voices of Jackson, Mississipi pour out their words of the south in the early 60's. The raw pain of the black and differences of living in the south becomes apparent as black maids courageous voices tell of living through obstable after obstacle. Life was difficult in the homes of the white folk they serve. White people determined the quality of life of the black people who survived on minimum wage and who had little recourse if they were let go. It was a struggle to find another job and if blackballed, the maid could not find another job and her family felt those consequences too. Good white ladies of those days tended to misuse their power and treat their servants with disrespect despite their church attendance and good manners, some of them were cruel to those who served them. The white women lived their lives hypnotically, dancing to the tune of society and they lived their lives according to what "society" expected of them in the south of that day. It was more important to look good than to be good or to look within for growth and development. But one young white woman changed many lives as she struggled with the southern culture and the way she had been raised. Her eyes opened after she finished college and learned how little she really knew about life and living. Stepping out of her hypnotic trance she began to see the cruelty imposed on blacks while truly opening her eyes to the cruelty and hypocrisy of her parents generation and of her peers. By reaching out and learning to trust each other, the white woman and black maids work together in secrecy to tell their stories. It is a long journey for them but it allows all of them to look at their lives in a new way, to find strengths they didnt know they had and to make choices based on a new found paradigm. Granted, the whites lived within the confines of their culture when blacks were considered not to be as smart, as clean or inferior to the white women who voiced their prejudices even in front of their maids as if they could not hear, did not feel. Many black maids raised their children, cooked their meals, cleaned their houses, used separate toilets and ate their meals in the kitchen unable to join their employer eating in the dining room. The feelings come out in the simple telling of the stories by the black maids and one white female. Sometimes the black maids were verbally abused at work and at home. Separate water fountains, separate toilets, and the back of the bus are all evident in these sometimes painful stories the maids tell. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks are part of the background of their lives but they are moving to the front. What sustains these courageous black women was the love they had for their families, their children and their friends. Their churches were important in their lives for support, and though downtrodden church members tried to help each other and received support from their pastor. Their sustenance and existence hinged on their being able to satisfy the white people for whom they were employed. One maid was imprisoned on the word of her white employer and the meager money she was saving to send her twins to college was lost to legal representation but her church vowed to save the money so the twins could have a chance for a better life-college. Each woman tells a different story, sometimes angry, sometimes sad but always with a generosity of spirit and love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gave this as a gift and the recipient was thrilled...have other of Linda's CD's..she's great
Pygmalion More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best Linda Eder album! Her voice is amazing and the orchestration on each track great! I wish she could work with Diana Krall in the future!!!Hey, they are in the same record label!
DDFAN More than 1 year ago
WHAT A VOICE!LINDA EDER CAN SING ANYTHING EXCEPTIONALLY WELL! I JUST WISH SHE WAS BETTER KNOWN AND PUBLICIZED MORE! NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HER! THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE MISSING.... I LOVE THE SONGS ON THIS CD, AS IN THE OTHERS SHE HAS OUT.
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