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Jesse Dee / Press

“Boston's neo-soulman takes his cues from Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson throughout the new On My Mind/In My Heart.”

“...the young neo-soul and R&B singer from Boston has put out a second album of self-penned songs that are so well written, so amazingly arranged and performed, you'll wonder why this guy doesn't just own the music business. ”

" Tough-but -tender soul and rollicking, rootsy R&B.... Infectious, revival-meeting furor"

The Boston Globe

“...Modern R&B tends to get watered down with sterile production techniques and obvious attempts to reach a larger audience, when it could be like On My Mind/In My Heart: natural, engaging, fun, and groove-oriented.”

““A beautiful voice ! “”

Jools Holland

“This is old-school passionate music with sizzle. Put this one on the top shelf right next to your old soul records.”

“...Based on the strength of his debut, "Bittersweet Batch", Boston's Jesse Dee might be next in line to bear the revivalist torch...He proves an immensely talented vocalist and songwriter with a keen appreciation for iconic forbearers such as Al Green and Jackie Wilson... The classic tone is set early with "Alright". Huge, bracing horn hits frame Dee's gospel preacher-esque exhortations before giving away to a doo-wop-styled boogie. "Around Here" invokes the sinewy crossover funk-rock of early 1970s-era Stevie Wonder. That comparison, here as with much of the album, is an apt one. "Reap What You Sow" brings some full-on JB-inspired funk with killer horn lines courtesy of arranger Scott Aruda. If "Bittersweet Batch" is any indication, Jesse Dee promises to be a truly magnetic performer.”

"Jesse Dee’s sound is refreshingly vintage, without sounding a bit outdated or obsolete. He’s not trying to be anyone but himself, and with writing as precise and descriptive as his, coupled with a voice so naturally soulful, it might make you tear up with an ear-to-ear grin on your face."

David Padula - WERS.org
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