Bluebird Fly CD

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1. Why Don't You Do Right?
Jessica Lee  

2. Get Here
Jessica Lee  

3. Hear Me Talkin' to Ya
Jessica Lee  

4. Right Place Right Now
Jessica Lee  

5. I Just Wanna Love Somebody
Jessica Lee  

6. Weary Blues
Jessica Lee  

7. Damn Your Eyes
Jessica Lee  

8. Lover Man
Jessica Lee  

9. Son of a Preacher Man
Jessica Lee  

10. Jezebel
Jessica Lee  

11. My Baby Left Me
Jessica Lee  

12. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Jessica Lee  

About this Album

In describing the theme of “Bluebird Fly”, Jessica stated that she wanted to give voice to the up-lifting energy, power and messages that were the trademarks of early artists in gospel, blues, jazz and soul. Thus, the CD’s title reflects the inspirational quality of blues-based music. In crafting this debut album, Jessica has worked with Grammy award-winning engineer Jay Dudt and his partner Hollis Greathouse. The musical selections on “Bluebird Fly” include both originals and standards and showcase the wide variety of Ms. Lee’s musical interests and influences. Jay Dudt and Hollis Greathouse predict that these stylistic influences of gospel, blues, jazz and soul for “Bluebird Fly” will especially appeal to fans of such artists as Etta James, Roberta Flack, Peggy Lee, Eva Cassidy and Nancy Wilson. As Jay Dudt notes: “If you appreciate the heart of American music, you will treasure this CD. Jessica’s stellar performance is enhanced by some of Pittsburgh’s finest musicians. The result is a special listening experience.”

Also assisting in the selection of material was Luke Wooten, a successful engineer and producer in Nashville, TN who provided a collection of original songs for Jessica’s consideration. This led to the inclusion of the blues track “Right Place Right Now”, written by Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Rory Bourke and his co-writer Jon McElroy, and to the inclusion of the ballad “I Just Wanna Love Somebody.”

After hearing Jessica sing one of the CD’s selections – “Why Don’t You Do Right” – during a live show at a local jazz club, Peter Longini of the Pittsburgh Technology Council Magazine wrote, “The lyrics to Peggy Lee’s smoky, sultry blues ballad, first recorded in 1942, have only been updated a little. Its soulful, and slightly off-beat rendering by the slender brunette on stage, is impeccable.”

 

 
 
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