Blix Street founder Bill Straw continues to keep the late Songbird sensation Eva Cassidy's eternal flame burning with a set of unreleased material left over from various sessions that again exhibit he

Blix Street founder Bill Straw continues to keep the late Songbird sensation Eva Cassidy's eternal flame burning with a set of unreleased material left over from various sessions that again exhibit her total ease with varied pop music genres. The John Lennon title track and a version of the country/pop classic "Tennessee Waltz," come from the solo guitar and vocal recordings Cassidy made in 1996—the year she died at 33 from cancer—to audition for club gigs. Also on the solo side are lovely renditions of Gordon Lightfoot's "Early Morning Rain" and Buddy Holly's own posthumous hit "It Doesn't Matter Anymore." A cover of Sandy Denny's "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" further shows off Cassidy's folk-music strength, but dramatic takes on the pop and jazz standards "Fever" and "You've Changed" serve as haunting additional evidence that the music world lost a major, all-embracing music talent all too soon.—JB