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Thanks, looking it up now.

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Lee Sun Hee (her 30th annvsry album) 

 

 


Edited by SilverEars - 5/3/14 at 5:17pm
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Member Mython suggested that I post this here, so here you go...  ;)

 

The Steph Johnson Trio - "Nature Girl"

 

 

Here is the first track from the "Nature Girl" CD...

 

 

 

This YouTube video and Music Downloads/CD purchases (via a $20 donation) are available on her web site at:

 

http://www.stephjohnsonband.com  (Note: Use a "desktop" browser in order to see all Links!)

 

Unfortunately, a physical CD of "Nature Girl" is not available through regular channels such as Amazon, etc.  If you'd like a "pressed" hard copy of her CD, you must go to her web site to "donate" or email her.

 

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IMPORTANT  (5/3/2014):  A few members here have notified me that they have emailed Steph Johnson and/or Donated $20 to her PayPal recently in order to receive a Physical Copy of her CD, but they have NOT received any Email response or CD in the mail.

 

FYI, I received an almost instant email reply from Steph Johnson on May 3rd when I inquired about it...

 

Unfortunately, she is facing some not yet diagnosed health issues, and that has impacted her response time due to the many doctor visits and exams, in addition to keeping up with gigging, volunteering, writing music, giving guitar/music lessons, life, etc.

 

THE GOOD NEWS!  Steph said that she just mailed out a BUNCH of recent CD orders this past FRIDAY (May 2nd), so those who recently ordered/donated to receive a CD should be receiving them within a week. smily_headphones1.gif (even though you may not have received an email response from her about your order/donation or the CD being mailed out to you).  She typically mails out CDs just Once a Week, usually every Friday, so that may account for the increased time to delivery.

She said to sincerely apologize to anyone who she did not get back to immediately, and said that she will double-check to see if any emails were overlooked.  She asked to PLEASE contact her directly via EMAIL at... stephjohnsonband AT gmail D O T com if you still have not received a response to your previous emails.  I asked that she keep checking her junk mail/spam folders, and you may want to as well (for her replies). Thanks for your patience ladies and gents!

 

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To receive the "Nature Girl" CD, look in the "NEWS" section on her home page, then Click and read the section titled, "HELP STEPH RELEASE HER 3RD ALBUM!".  A "Donate" link is provided there.

 

DOWNLOADs:  Via Links on her home page, you can download files from CDbaby ($10.89 for 16/44 FLAC or 320k MP3) or from the iTunes store (AAC 256k).

 

If you Donate $20 (USD) using her PayPal link, Steph will mail you the physical CD (this pays for the CD & shipping).  That might seem like a lot of $, but Steph self-produced this CD out-of-pocket at an overall cost of $7,000!  I'd assume that $20 is what it takes just for her to cover her costs and to be able to afford a coffee.  ;)

 

The CD comes cello-wrapped in a very nice/professionally-printed and glossy, hard-cover CD jacket/case with liner notes, etc.  It's not just a "burned CD-R" disc in a generic plastic jewel case!  Steph sends it to you directly, as well!  :)

 

Like most of us here, I own hundreds of reference LP's and CDs, (and of course many more downloads) and I can sincerely say that this is one of my absolute Top Ten Favorites irregardless of genre, so be assured, this CD is WELL WORTH the $20. 

 

And for the record, this isn't one of those CDs with just one or two outstanding tracks (where the rest are just mediocre "filler").  IMHO, every track is a gem, both her unique covers, and her originals.  I like it so much that I am actually considering sending a copy to John Franks to demo with the Hugo.  ;)  The detail on the drum kit, cymbals, and acoustic double bass are exceptional.

 

If you enjoy female jazz vocals similar to Etta James, Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, and the guitar work of Wes Montgomery, George Benson, etc, I urge you to give this CD a listen...and even if you don't love this genre, it is an awesome reference/demo disc that would be great to play at any HEAD-FI meet!

 

If you end up enjoying her music and the SQ of this disc, PLEASE, PLEASE share it with anyone & everyone who you think might be interested!  I have absolutely no vested interest here, but I am a former jazz drummer and saxophonist and honesty feel that Steph & the Trio are amazingly talented, and I would like to help another unknown artist "get the word out".  The music business is a tough one, especially for artists outside of the "popular music" genre.

 

Oh, if you are local to San Diego, CA (or even Los Angeles) Steph has several live performances each month that are listed on her web site.

 

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Morley - Undivided / Seen / Days Like These / Sun Machine 

 

 

 

Listen to the entire "Undivided" album and purchase FLAC tracks at:

 

http://morley.bandcamp.com/album/undivided

 

All of Morley's albums are very well-produced, offering excellent sound quality, beautiful vocals and instrumentation.

 

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Lissie - Live at Sheppard's Bush Empire

 




 

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The Pretenders - The Isle of View (live/unplugged/acoustic)



I just love Chrissie Hynde's voice, and this is a great recording all around.  :)  Of course, the CD is MUCH better SQ than this YT video!

 

 

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Rachael Yamagata - Happenstance  

 

 

 

 

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Susie Suh (Self-Titled)

 

 

 

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"House of the Rising Sun" (track) by Cyndee Peters (with Eric Bibb) - Opus 3 Records "Test CD 4 (Depth of Image - Timbre - Dynamics)" - Various Artists

 

 

The Opus 3 CD is an amazing sampler of true reference recordings, along with the Opus 3 "Showcase 2005" CD!  Highly Recommended.

 

Available at: http://www.opus3records.com/

 

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One more artist that you may enjoy is Anaïs Mitchell on her 2010 "Hadestown" album.  It's a conceptual/folk opera album so YMMV, but all of the tracks are recorded extremely well with beautiful vocals and instrumentation. This album also features Ani DiFranco, Greg Brown, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), The Haden Triplets, and many other excellent artists. It's best to listen to this album as a whole, in one sitting.  I guarantee that a lot of these tracks will get stuck in your head.  Check it out at http://hadestown.anaismitchell.com/hadestown/history.html and listen to samples/read reviews at Amazon. ;)

 

 

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Other favorites of mine that have probably already been mentioned are:

 

Melody Gardot

Tracy Chapman

Carmen Gomes

"Sia" Fuller (of Zero 7 fame)

Sky Edwards (Morcheeba)

Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star)

Natalie Merchant

Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies)

Lhasa De Sela
Regina Spektor
Céu (Maria do Céu Whitaker Poças)
Sandy Denny
Linde Nijland
Mercedes Sosa
Bebel Gilberto
Kimbra
Alison Sudol (A Fine Frenzy)
Florence + The Machine (MTV Unplugged)

Sophie Milman

Sara K.

Jacintha

Rosa Passos

Lorna Hunt

Carla Bruni
Tina Dico
Hope Waits
Sarah Bettens (K's Choice)
Bettye Lavette
Erin Bode
Rebecca Martin
Beth Orton
Holly McNarland
Imogen Heap
Sharon Jones (& The Dap Kings)

Fay Lovsky & La Bande Dessinée
Joss Stone

 

it's endless!


Edited by bbfoto - 5/4/14 at 2:53pm
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She was great. Nice sound to her voice.

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You know what, it would be nice if people start doing music reviews, that was very nice presentation. 

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Originally Posted by bbfoto View Post
One more artist that you may enjoy is Anaïs Mitchell on her 2010 "Hadestown" album.  It's a conceptual/folk opera album so YMMV, but all of the tracks are recorded extremely well with beautiful vocals and instrumentation. This album also features Ani DiFranco, Greg Brown, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), The Haden Triplets, and many other excellent artists. It's best to listen to this album as a whole, in one sitting.  I guarantee that a lot of these tracks will get stuck in your head.  Check it out at http://hadestown.anaismitchell.com/hadestown/history.html and listen to samples/read reviews at Amazon. ;)

 

 

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This is a frightfully good recommendation! I owe you one.

For some reason it reminds me of watching a Robert Altman film:confused_face_2:

 

for Opus 3 (off topic of course) GITARRKVARTETTEN - TRANSCRIPTIONS - OPUS 3 CD 7810  is a phenomenal album.

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I"m more partial to Lissie.  Her voice is what I like.  :o  That live performance is phenomenal.  

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Guess I'm still stuck in the past. Olivia Newton-John. Favorite song: "Have you never been mellow"
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Double post!   Arghhhh...might as well put this post to use...

 

One of my all-time favorites, and touted as "the best cover song ever", even by it originator, Lou Reed...

 

Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane (from The Trinity Session album)

 

 

Both this and the newer "Trinity Revisited" album are spectacular SQ.  Highly Recommended.  :)

 

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And another favorite from the same era and genre...

 

Mazzy Star (Hope Sandoval) - Fade Into You

 

 

 

I actually like this Acoustic version better...

 

 

 

BB


Edited by bbfoto - 5/4/14 at 5:18pm
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Guess I'm still stuck in the past. Olivia Newton-John. Favorite song: "Have you never been mellow"

 

LOL! One of my best friends lived next-door to her. She is super sweet and her house had a small recording studio in it...right on the beach in Malibu. Lovely. :) Good times!

 

For more of Lissie, check out her Live performances on YouTube from the Bing Lounge on the "KINK Radio" channel, the FlavorPill Session, and KCRW sessions...

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also search for more of the Anais Mitchell / Hadestown tracks on YT...I believe that the entire album is posted but in individual tracks.

 

BB

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Quote: LOL! One of my best friends lived next-door to her. She is super sweet and her house had a small recording studio in it...right on the beach in Malibu. Lovely. smily_headphones1.gif Good times!: quote

I'd have given my left xxx to live next door to her. In fact I still would! What a beautiful person.
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In no particular order:

Amanda McBroom

Anita O'day

Carol Kidd

Carole King

Chie Ayado

Diana Krall

Eden Atwood

Ella Fitzgerald

Emi Fujita

Eva Cassidy

Gisele MacKenzie

Helen Merrill

Hiroko Kokubu

Holly Cole

Inger Marie Gundersen

Jachtha

Jean Faye Sidwell

Jeanette Lyndstrome

Jennifer Warnes

Jheena Lodwick

Julie London

Katherine Jenkins

Lara Fygi

Liza Minnelli

Nina Simone

Noon

Nora Jones

Patrica Barber

Salena Jones

Sara Gazarek

Sara K

Sara Vaughan

Shelby Lynn

Susan Wong

Valerie Joyce

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I must say that I realy like lissie, great singer, amazing performer, and some realy nice songs and cool covers.

and she is also a very cool person, i'm a fun for years... 

 

here is a great song by lissie, enjoy...

 

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Another singer I realy like Sara Bareilles, beautiful voice, and some nice songs.

Check her out...

 

 

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