Long story short: All but forgotten, septuagenarian San Francisco-based songwriter Bobby Sharp, whose only real success was the long-ago Ray Charles hit “Unchain My Heart,” happens to hear a radio interview with local singer/violinist Natasha Miller. He gets in touch and offers to send her some songs. She cautiously accepts and finds herself with a trove of undiscovered treasures. Recording for her own label, she releases an entire album of Sharp tunes. The response to the 2004 album, I Had a Feelin’, is terrific. And so Miller heads back into the studio for this equally estimable companion.
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