Recorded live in Webster Hall, Wildcat became Coleman's first major hit score. The show brought Lucille Ball to her first starring role in a Broadway musical and produced the memorable "Hey, Look Me Over."
Phillips has struck out on her own with a work that's among her most challenging to date, and it reveals that she's held on to the gifts that have made her one of the most rewarding artists of her generation while adding fresh accents as she follows her muse with commendable courage and clarity.
No one in Anglo-American pop does it better. Cash is the Billie Holiday of country singers. Her translucent voice projects such resilient strength that the listener's reaction is not pity but gratitude for the confidence.