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One of these, jazz standard The Nearness of You, was penned by Hoagy Carmichael in 1937 but it was Norah Jones’s 2002 version, Springs tells us, that inspired her to forge a musical career.An invited audience of media and industry types listen, rapt, as she makes the song her own — when she sits back and smiles, her fingers floating upwards, they erupt into applause.When Erykah Badu told Zach Witness, an unheralded producer from East Dallas, that she might like to come to his home studio and work on some music, he didn’t dare believe her.Badu, who is forty-five, has lived in Dallas all her life.

The lyrics are all about just wanting to kiss every time, everywhere.“Girl, don’t get me wrong,” she says, laid-back and likeable in red jogging bottoms and tiny T-shirt. But they were trying to make me into something I wasn’t.” What she was, was jazz. This was the music she’d absorbed growing up, the eldest of three daughters born to respected session singer Scat Springs and an occupational therapist mother who had opted for home-schooling.Creativity was encouraged from the get-go: Springs has been painting and drawing as a serious hobby since she was three (“After I drew a moustache on a Barbie doll, which I never played with again”) and started learning piano aged eight, on a 19th-century instrument the family was minding for an evicted neighbour.But she spends a considerable part of every year on the road, as has been her custom since 1997, when she released her début album, “Baduizm,” which sold millions of copies, earned her a pair of Grammys, and made her one of the most celebrated soul singers of the modern era.The word people used back then was “neo-soul,” but nowadays it seems appropriate to omit the “neo”—not because her music has grown more old-fashioned but because it has grown harder to categorize, and maybe even easier to enjoy.

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