Written by Fense
â€œAlrightâ€ opens with blaring trumpets and Jesse Deeâ€™s soulful vocals. This continues for a full minute before opening up into something a bit widerâ€”wider in that the instrumentation comes full circle with organs, back-up singers and a slew of classic influences that are readily apparentâ€¦
Letâ€™s see. Thereâ€™s Etta James and Al Green, oh and a bit of Otis Redding. Maybe even some Amos Lee. And itâ€™s also good to hear artists taking advantage of the full spectrum of instrumentsâ€”â€œAlrightâ€ soon breaks into a Baritone Sax solo.
Listening to Dee, you want to think of Etta James and Nina Simone, but Dee is no middle-aged black woman. Itâ€™s a skinny white guy in a tailored black suit and pencil-thin tie. But damn does this boy have their sound; just listen to â€œSlow Downâ€.
Both songs can be found on Deeâ€™s debut, Bittersweet Batch, out now on 7not Records.
Jesse Dee: Slow Down [mp3]
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