is a Canadian singer
melodies and lyrics are about as comfortable
as your favourite pair of slippers.
She started out as a busker (which might explain her "take no prisoners"
but she quickly went beyond those tough times and hit the "big time"
with her critically acclaimed 1992
debut album Time for Mercy
her first single I Would Die For You
. Her success grew with 1994's Living
which featured her biggest hit to date outside of Canada, Insensitive
Another single from that same album, Could I Be Your
, also gets consistent airplay. One of the big reasons why she's on our list, is because she also
to be a Leonard Cohen fan.
She did the cover for Leonard Cohen's If it be your will..."
on the 1995 Cohen
tribute album Tower of Song.
Come to think of it, her and Lenny would make a perfect couple...or...maybe not. Maybe what we're trying to say is
that Canadian singers seem
to have a knack for writing great lyrics.
That's certainly true of Mr. Cohen...and of Jann. Some say that
Jann's songs are too sad and too full of
heartache but she's also known for her "absolutely wicked"
sense of humour. Unfortunately, she was admitted in 2005 to intensive care for heart related concerns,
diagnosed as Takotsubo
a condition commonly associated with acute stress and exhaustion. Let's hope it's not a
habit. Take care, Jann. The angels and
we are totally
with you, ms. chickmeister! Four
billion people surround us, and the ones with any kind of taste in music love
you! Excuse us, but we're gonna
get out our nappies now and wipe away the drool.