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Billy Shields: Crystal Blue

Right on, Billy Shields. When the pianist combed over the Sade canon for a suitable tune, he skipped “Sweetest Taboo” and “Smooth Operator” for the lesser-known but equally good “Cherry Pie.” Shannon Battle’s little-girl vocals take some time to get used to-she’s no husky Sade-but she does all right on the tune and on Van Morrison’s “Have I Told You Lately.”

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