Yesterday was spinning a new copy of Billie Holliday's Songs for Distingue Lovers and then this morning a live set by Big Momma Thornton that I rescued out of the bargain bin. It seems there was a time when jazz artists sang the blues and blues artists did jazz. Another album I have that works in this direction is Ruth Brown who on this record is a little blues, a little Ella, and a little R&B pop. And more modern day Eva Cassidy comes to mind. Who else is working this turf - both the 30 to 60's but also modern day?