When many people think of Cyndi Lauper, they instinctively think of the 80′s pop singer with bright hair, over-done makeup and that unforgettable squeaky voice belting out “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
Well, Cyndi Lauper is all grown up and she is no longer that stereotypical 80′s icon. With her powerful voice and deep emotion, she performs 15 tracks, each with a real, bluesy Memphis feel. She understands the roots of the city and embraces the very nature of the music. I wasn’t sure if she could do it, but after hearing her first few notes, it was quite evident… she got it and got it right.
This live performance DVD was shot at the Warehouse in Memphis, TN on December 2, 2010 and features several local Memphis musicians. Special guests include Johnny Lang, Charlie Musselwhite, Tracy Nelson and Allen Toussaint.
This live performance is pure, raw Memphis. I recommend it.