RIGA - Thanks to the recession, plenty of Latvians are feeling the blues right now. So perhaps this is an especially apt time for an American visitor to show the ropes in how to sing it. Self-styled Chicago blues “diva” Lynne Jordan certainly looks and sounds the part. Her Rubenesque stature fills a room as much as a take-no-prisoners voice does, belting out her signature tune, “It takes a big fat woman,” and other numbers to the recent delight of audiences at Riga’s Bites Blues Club. A Baptist-preacher grandfather and a deeply musical family seem to fi...
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