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(CANDY MOON, Released 2007)

 

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"Dede Priest turns Blues, Soul, and Jazz inside out by the eagerness and intensity with which she approaches her lyrics. In this way, she not only makes the songs personal, but even seems to reinvent the traditional genres." Heaven Magazine

 

"Are there any Blues singers left who are capable of surprising? Oh, yes! Dede Priest has a voice with a delicious, rough edge and writes excellent songs, mixing Blues, Funk, Gospel, and Jazz in a modern way that totally passes all known clichés." Revolver Magazine

 

"A voice like a clock. No fooling around with samples or tin grooves out of a box. Full-blooded Soul, straight from the heart and gut." TV Film Magazine

 

"The music on this intimate, Blues-based album is honest and raw. The biggest ace of this singer is her formidable voice. She's definitely got Soul." Jazz Magazine

 

"Dede Priest is a born singer with a truly beautiful Soul voice. Her band has a nice vintage sound and provides tight support." Zing Magazine

 

"We're dealing with a rare talent, that is for sure. Without a doubt, convincing." Jazzism Magazine

 

"With her smooth voice, Dede Priest controls a whole register from furious to sensitive." Volkskrant Newspaper

 

"A delicious cocktail of many musical styles: some Blues, a portion of Funk, a sip of Jazz, with some Soul icing ...The perfect example of a crossover between Blues and other genres. Dede sings with incredible feeling and passion, backed by talented musicians." Bobtje Blues Report

 

"A fantastic result. With this CD, Dede Priest enters through the 'Great Gate'. She is very welcome!" Mazzmusikas

 

"From the opening song, 'Wade In The Water', a solid funky version of Big Mama Thornton's arrangement, you know without a doubt that this CD is going to be perfectly alright ... sensitive and pure, to rough, tough, and edgy ... To evoke such intensity, as in 'Blues Wine' and 'Gossip Lady', it takes an exceptional artist. Excellent." OOR Magazine

 

"When the average Blues-Soul lover is exposed even for just a minute to 'Wade In The Water', chances are that a spot in the long-term memory is immediately reserved. And that is just the first song." Stage Magazine

 

"Opening with a really good version of Big Mama Thornton's 'Wade In The Water', the rest of the CD includes originals like the groovy 'Jive Man' ... the beautifully restrained 'Blues Wine' ... and 'Oh, Mr. Johnson', which is rich with atmosphere." Fret Magazine

 

"Songs like 'Must've Figured Wrong', 'Blues Wine', and 'I Met The Moon In Holland' make this CD truly unique. Here's a lady with a big voice and a band that knows how to support it. Not only would I recommend this CD, but their live show as well." Roots Time

 

"Kicks ass in a distinctly accurate way. Great voice and ditto sound. Advisable buy!" Live XS "Bold, tight, and funky. But also smooth and pure. That's the way this new Soul-diva from Austin, Texas sounds." Radio 2FM

 

"Daring and confident, the CD starts with a rough and swinging version of 'Wade In The Water'. This first impression is confirmed furthermore by a list of original songs and a rich voice that is beautifully supported, especially by keyboard player Govert van der Kolm." Noord Hollands Dagblad

 

"I can't say anything but get the record. This is a diamond. Dede's show is awesome. What a top artist, what expression. And to go with that, she has a marvelous band." Bert "Bluesman" Reinders

 

"Richard van Bergen supports her with his slide-, baritone, and electric guitar, and does an excellent job in 'Oh, Mr. Johnson'. Govert's piano, on the other hand, colors some songs in a more jazzy way. Most distinctively, however, is Dede's voice, which is full of expression and life experience. The Blues ballads 'Blues Wine' and 'Needy Girl' would force even a noisy juke joint crowd to be silent." Back To The Roots Magazine

 

"Super record!" Jaap Boots