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CD Review: Jesse Dee – Bittersweet Batch (7not Records)

From the picture of this paler than pale, whiter than white dude on the back cover in white shirt and skinny black tie, you would think this CD to be filled with quirky new wave or power pop. Instead, what you get is one of the best underground, under-the-radar soul-pop albums to come out in a long time. Though it’s obvious Dee is a fan of soul singers such as Don Covay, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, and artists of that ilk, instead of aping them as is most of the neo-soul brigade today, Dee takes them and filters their influence through his own sensibilities and manages to make a great CD the guys in Maroon 5 would envy.