I was searching through YouTube for videos on one of my favorite timeless classic "Knife by Rockwell"; when I chanced upon a live performance of this song by this Korean Lady in an unknown cafe/bar.
Turns out she's Kang Ji Min (강지민); and when she reaches the "high" of the song, I'm totally hooked.
I would say she has the range of legendary Linda Ronstadt's vocal; superb on both lows and highs, deep and strong.
I'm not familiar with Korean songs, but she did quite a number of English covers, live on cafes/bars.
And I can tell you, I am very impressed!
I've embedded just 5 of her music live recordings, 1 Korean, and 4 English songs.
애원 by 진시몬: This song is just pure Korean classic, and it's a pretty darn hard to sing, due to it's extreme highs/lows; but Kang Ji Min (강지민) handled it more than perfectly.
Unchained Melody by Righteous Brothers: Perfect rendition by Kang Ji Min again; I'm very impressed she captured the highs so beautifully, right down to the note. A must watch! My absolute favorite!
Can't live without you by Harry Nilsson: Another wonderful classic; only covers by Air Supply and Mariah Carey are deemed passable. She brought this song up another notch with her opera-like vocals!
Knife by Rockwell: This song started it all. A stunning rendition. An absolute blast!
Reflections of my life by Marmalade: Fast paced song, with some nasty guitar work included as well.
Currently, she has over 1000 music live recordings uploaded to YouTube; and even has a fanpage!
Be sure to check them out!
I'm a little disappointed there isn't much information on her bio; and trying to translate the Korean language on her fan cafe site is near impossible.
Hopefully someone can share more info on this amazing lady; especially where you can buy her songs online!