Track 12:  I Wanna Be Loved

There must be something that happens when a woman turns 40.  It was almost like flipping a switch for me.  I was finally ready for something real.  The lyrics are incredibly honest and vulnerable and strong.  I HAD to sing this song.  I wish I could have written it.

Who’s Responsible: Shirley Horn
Instrument: Piano / Vocals
The Connection:  I’ve just been a huge fan of hers forever.  She always had such an intimacy to her sound…like she was whispering in your ear.  I don’t think I’ve known a singer who enjoyed space as much as her.  She was also an amazing pianist.  Never too fancy, she just put her chords in the right places.