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Jesse Dee - 'Bittersweet Batch' [CD]

Jesse Dee

Bittersweet Batch


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Product Details
  • Jun 02, 2009
  • Funk/ Jazz/ Soul
  • 7NOT04CD
  • 2.8 oz
  • new (we only sell new items)
  • 7Not Records
Jesse Dee's Bittersweet Batch is one of the best underground, under-the-radar soul-pop albums to come out in a long time. Though it's obvious Dee is a fan of soul singers and gritty sound, he doesn't remove the pop sensibility. The album is more of a pop-soul hybrid.

Dee revives the spirit of late-night juke joints where the ladies flounce about in puffy skirts and the gents sport tight trousers. He provides the Boston-based link between Brits Amy Winehouse and Jamie Lidell.

Jesse uses a lot of horns on this disc and adds a stunning vocal expressiveness and a unique ability to inject and dissect emotions. He delivers it all with warmth that comes from analog recording and from cutting a lot of the songs live in the studio.

Jesse Dee's band includes guitarist Matthew Joy, bassist Jim Larkinc and drummer Matt "Pie" Beaulieu. They're all on the new album, as are such top-notch guests as guitarist Kevin Barry (Paula Cole, Dennis Brennan), and the soulful duo of Dwight & Nicole, not to mention an all-star horn section with Scott and John Aruda, and Paul Ahlstrand, who has played with Susan Tedeschi.
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