friday mixed tape: gravel-voiced divas

by Hugh

Kim Carnes: Bette Davis Eyes (1981)
This one held up pretty well, I’d say.

Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks): Dreams (1977)
From the incomparable Stevie Nicks.

(Ike &) Tina Turner: Medley (1966?)
This must have just blown the socks off of the kids in this studio. Tina got more gravelly, and more divaish in later life, and finally turned into a caricature of herself; but there’s something about this old clip – rather than the 80s stuff she did – that gets to the real core. Her mentor and wife-beating ex-husband, Ike Turner, died last week.