Jesse Sings Kinky - Jesse Dayton

Jesse Sings Kinky

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Jesse Dayton

Track List

1. Rapid City South Dakota
2. Autograph
3. Lady Yesterday
4. Nashville Casualty And Life
5. Sold American
6. Marilyn & Joe
7. Twirl
8. Highway Cafe
9. Wild Man From Borneo
10. Silver Eagle Express

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Jesse Sings Kinky

After revisiting the songs of Kinky Friedman for his role as “Musician Kinky” in the stage production, “Becoming Kinky,” Jesse was convinced he needed to do a complete album of Kinky covers. Jesse describes the sound as “real rough, 70’s Topanga Canyon, loose hippie country feel.” “Jesse Sings Kinky” is the ninth solo recording in Jesse’s discography.

Austin-based Jesse Dayton focuses on Kinky Friedman’s more serious work in this tribute to the legendary singer/songwriter, mystery novelist and politician. On several tracks, Dayton gives an up-tempo treatment to somber tunes, such as Rapid City South Dakota, the story of a young man skipping town on his pregnant girlfriend (“There’s a doctor in Chicago, I know she’ll be all right/He told himself as he stared into the night”), and Nashville Casualty and Life, the tale of a struggling African American musician’s life on the streets of Music City (“I could almost see him standing in the rain/His black and blinded face reflecting all the pain”).

Similarly Sold American, which relates the fall from grace of a fading singing star (“Now they’re fumbling through your wallet and they’re trying to find your name/It’s almost like they raised the price of fame”), is given a Waylon Jennings style shuffling arrangement.   Elsewhere Dayton is equally adept on ballads as in the sweetly sentimental Marilyn and Joe and the Tom Waits flavored rendition of Highway Cafe. Other highlights are Wild Man From Borneo, the story inspired by Friedman’s days in the Peace Corps, and the Tex-Mex take on Twirl.

Source – Review by Robert Wooldridge CountryStandardTime.com

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    Bloody awesome!

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